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    What Arthur knows: Merlin, his clumsy and foolish servant, is actually quite smart. He’s also loyal, and brave, and in many ways the reason Arthur has so many good people in his life.

    The goal: Make Merlin realize how important he is to Arthur, no matter how stubborn he's clearly chosing to be about it.

    What Arthur does not know, yet: Merlin has magic. Also they're very slightly a little bit in love.

    It's going to take them a while to figure it all out. Meanwhile the knights have known for ages, Gwen figures it out pretty quick, and pretty much all of Camelot has also known ever since that weird peasant stumbled through the gates and challenged the Prince all those years ago.

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    "How to win over your manservant one argument at a time and convince him it was all his idea."
    - a1madora on chapter 3

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    23 Nov 2022

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    “Merlin, what is in your hair?” Gaius asks - rather judgmentally, Merlin thinks. It’s not as though Gaius can turn into a bird, making his opinion irrelevant. Everyone’s opinions shall now be irrelevant to him unless they can turn into birds, he decides. He puts a hand to his hair and feels a leaf.

    (So this is a very canon-inaccurate sort of re-telling, with some big divergences, minus a dragon or prophecy or two)

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    23 Nov 2022

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    Navigating life events that turn his world upside down, including his ascension to the throne and a revelation that rocks him to his core, Arthur's ever-evolving relationship with Merlin becomes the most important of his life. No one ever said love was easy.

    “I would die before I hurt you,” Arthur said, his voice strangled. “I would kill anyone who ever tried to do you harm and it pains me to think that you could ever fear me.”

    “I don’t understand,” Merlin said breathlessly. “You’re the king, you – ”

    “I’m not standing here as a king, Merlin!” Arthur shouted, his voice breaking as he did so. “I’m standing here as a man, a man who believed he knew you completely, a man who thought you were the one constant in his life, a man who thought…who thought you were his,” he finished, horrified to feel tears pricking his eyes.

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    19 Nov 2022

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    The manner in which an animal routinely casts off a part of its body (often, but not always, an outer layer or covering), either at specific times of the year, or at specific points in its life cycle.

     

    The door swings open, and Hob looks up, as automatic as a blink or a breath. He’s not expecting anything. It’s been three months and four days, six hours and thirty-nine minutes, and all he had been told was more than once a century.

    Dream is standing in the doorway.

    He looks like hell.

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    25 Oct 2022

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    Exceptionally well-written.

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    It’s completely foreign, backwards from the way Arthur learned that this was supposed to be. He isn’t sure if it’s just because he’s taken a man into his bed, a venture in which he has no prior experience to judge against, or just Merlin being how he is, the great fool, always throwing Arthur off his guard. Unpredictable. Inexplicable. A puzzle that Arthur isn’t sure he wants to solve, wary of what the solution will show.

    Or, in which Arthur learns that he’s a bottom.

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    13 Aug 2022

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