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  1. Public Bookmark 6

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    Merlin actually goes to the tavern this time. And it doesn't turn out how he'd expect.

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    In which Leon accidentally spills the beans.

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    24 Oct 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 69

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    A careless comment sends Arthur in a spiral that makes him rethink everything that was him and Merlin. All while a new threat complicates things.

    Or, Merlin has always been Arthur's Favourite apparently. It would've been nice if someone's bothered to tell Arthur.

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    29 Sep 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 43

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    London is dreary and rainy and drenched in the misery of January, but Merlin is bright and laughing and full of warmth, and it has nothing to do with the fact that he’s on the other side of the earth and currently caught up in the throes of summer. Arthur's so, so fucked.


    You're not supposed to miss your friend with benefits. Or well, at least you're not supposed to miss them as more than a friend. Arthur fails rather miserably at the task, but then, Merlin has been more than a friend for a long time. And it was rather rude of him to piss off all the way to New Zealand. For a whole year.

    Or, Merlin learns to be patient, and Arthur learns to be spontaneous.

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    06 Sep 2021

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    Arthur has always had distant dreams of leaving Camelot. They were never more than a wistful fantasy, at least once he grew up.

    Finding out about Merlin’s magic changes everything though, and not only because Arthur would do more to keep Merlin safe than he cares to admit. What follows are secrets upon secrets, allowing the dreams to slip back in as all his father’s lies unravel around him. Slowly but surely, Camelot feels less like a home and more like a gilded cage, and Arthur isn’t so certain anymore whether he’s the right person to carry this legacy. If he even wants to.

    One final secret, one opportunity, and suddenly the dreams aren’t mere dreams anymore. Merlin wouldn’t be Merlin if he didn’t follow wherever Arthur goes, and as they try to outrun Uther’s manhunt for them, they have to learn to live a life that’s about more than duty, other’s expectations, and a destiny that has never once cared for them.

    Or: Arthur long since expected that one day, he might have to flee Camelot with Merlin. He just never thought that he would be the reason.

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    21 Aug 2021

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    "“Emrys,” said Gaius, raising the Eyebrow of Disappointment and flicking his gaze to where Merlin stood behind Arthur’s chair. “That is who you wish to have as your court sorcerer.”

    Arthur nodded gravely, every eye in the council meeting upon him. “Camelot is dangerously close to division even now that sorcery is legal. We need someone who will unite us all, and I cannot settle for less. I’ll send riders out at first light chasing rumours and follow up any promising leads we have myself.”

    He looked so beautiful when he said it, every inch the king, with the sunlight through the windows turning him gold. His voice had taken on that richness that sometimes infused Arthur’s words – that for the good of the kingdom voice, that let it be so voice, the voice that Merlin had come to understand meant another brick laid on the road to Albion.

    Unfortunately, that voice had been co-opted for a fucking farce."

    Or - In which magic is legal and Merlin is still lying for reasons that are absolutely, totally 100% valid and have nothing to do with his love for Arthur

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    29 Jun 2021

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