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    In the court of King Uther Pendragon, there were two rules concerning relationships and marriages in the royal family. The first one was that it had to happen for love. The second was to never, ever fall in love with a sorcerer or a servant.
    It was really quite unfortunate that the Crown Prince of all people had to go and fall for his magical manservant.

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    19 Aug 2014

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    This was absolutely lovely. Merlin and Arthur were perfect and everything about the story feels so right and real. I loved how Arthur handled knowing Merlin's secrets. It was fun to read and it had me wishing the show was written more like this than anything. It was beautifully written and by the end the author just left me wanting so much more. It is such a feel good fic.

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    If anyone had asked Merlin in January if he would consider spending his summer in the woods two hours beyond the middle of nowhere, he probably would have laughed himself sick. Yet here he is, the newest counselor on staff at Camp Albion, his life signed away for eight weeks of mosquito bites and screaming children.

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    07 Aug 2014

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    This was the most adorable fic. I loved Merlin in this. His past and the reason why he ended up at camp was utterly heartbreaking. He had no idea what he was getting himself into and ended up falling in love with a place he never would have given a chance under normal circumstances. And there was a certain prat he couldn't help but notice as well. I felt so bad for Arthur. He had so much weight to carry and you really feel for him especially when Uther is around. But when he was with Merlin everything was better and it was so beautiful. By the end I was wanting so much more. Such a fun read and awesome summer fic.

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    After being forcefully removed from Camelot, Merlin returns several years later a very different person.

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    31 Jul 2014

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    This fic was surprisingly beautiful. Basically Merlin is captured before a big fight and sold as a slave. Four years later, he's found with Morgana's forces and taken to the king to learn his fate. The author sets it up in the present but you get to relive Merlin's past as the story unfolds. It's so sad and dark and you think that there's no way Merlin could ever be okay again. But he endures and survives everything he is put through and the reason he can even try to feel human again is because a certain king is in his life again and he's finally home and that's all that really matters. I loved how patient, kind, and incredibly good Arthur was to Merlin after he's found. Merlin is a broken mess but he's alive and that's all Arthur could ever ask for. And now that he's back, he's going to make sure that Merlin is treated like a prince no matter what anyone says about it. They share some incredibly beautiful moments that make reading through Merlin's dark past so worth it. And the author did an amazing job describing everything Merlin went through. I cringed during some scenes and cried for him during others. You feel everything he goes through and that's the most heartbreaking part. Warnings I will throw out there: violence and abuse, rape while in enslavement, and some very explicit and gory scenes.

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    Arthur finds out about Merlin's magic, and he reacts badly. In the aftermath he's left to deal with the consequences and the pieces of a life that refuse to fit together as they used to. On his way towards understanding (and, perhaps, reconciliaton), he gains an unexpected, albeit reluctant ally – of the furred and four-legged kind. It takes more than a few words of regret to earn a warlock's forgiveness, though.

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    22 Jun 2014

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    I loved this so much, omg. It was a little confusing at first because of the past/present time changes so you have to get used to that, but it was such a beautiful story. Arthur broke my heart. It's told through his pov and you literally feel the anger, betrayal, regret, and above all else complete and utter loneliness that eventually washes over him. The late night confessions crushed me. And Merlin. Oh how I wish there were more of Merlin. He was perfect and by the time the ending was near I didn't ever want to stop reading. Truly a beautiful story of broken hearts and mending the pieces back together through time, patience, and understanding.

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    Arthur Pendragon can pinpoint the exact moment his life started going downhill. It wasn't when he came out at thirteen because his childhood had been a relatively happy one, if a little light on the expression of affection and feelings. Because his life isn't the plot of a romcom, it wasn't the moment he met Merlin at a Freshers Week party, got in a fight with him, and subsequently threw up on his shoes. No, the moment his life really went to shit was the day Gwen and Lance got together and broke the pact they had all made four years ago to date outside their group of friends. Because everyone knows that couples spawn other couples, and once all the couples have gotten together, the only thing they have left to do is set up the rest of their single friends. And when you've been secretly pining away after your best mate for the better part of a decade as Arthur has, you'd feel understandably nervous when everyone is suddenly fixated on finding the perfect match for Merlin.

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    19 Jun 2014

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    This was such a fun read. It starts out a bit slow but you need the background story to really appreciate Arthur's character. But once you get to where Merlin and Arthur are the main focus, it's brilliant. I smiled so much through Merlin's failed attempts at online dating. You really start to feel for the poor guy. Especially when all of their friends won't let him off easy. And Arthur bloody Pendragon who can't seem to catch a break, falling in love with his best friend, who is straight, to only find out he's actually gay but shows no signs of actually being attracted to Arthur more than just a friend. Cue in living with said best friend and lots and lots of pining. Life just couldn't be easy for them at all. I also loved all the rare pairings and not knowing who was going to end up with who. The first two couples were obvious but the rest were anyone's guess.