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    The druids of old created the Prophecy of The Once and Future King.

    And they got it wrong.

    “They what?”

    “Wrong. They misinterpreted it.” Whatshisname is excited and has no idea Merlin is about ten seconds away from having the meltdown to end all meltdowns. Possibly literally. He is really rather stupidly powerful in his old age.

    “Explain. Quickly. Less excitedly.”

     

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    There are reasons why you shouldn’t plan your future based on crystals. Or Druids. Or Dragons. Merlin would like a do-over, thanks.

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    An old friend of Gaius’s reaches out for help when a plague strikes Camelot. When they discover it’s sorcery, Arthur finds himself in the difficult place of working with a sorcerer under his father’s nose. A task that is complicated by the discovery of a dark secret beneath Camelot.

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    Merlin grieved and grieved. Years passed him by and his faith faltered. Instead of looking forwards, he began to look back.
    He began to search for a way home. To a time long since vanished from memory.
    And he did it. He got home. But, it's not like before. No two souls the same can exist in the same moment. He's not even born yet. What can he change to change the outcome so far from him?

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    Arthur had forgiven the magic. He'd forgiven the lies. He'd forgiven the mistakes. He'd forgiven the unintended consequences of actions taken with the best of intentions and the worst of outcomes. But this... this was beyond forgiveness. Post-Camlann.

    *.*.*.*.*.*

    “He’s not a god, Arthur,” she said quietly.

    “Ah. No, you’re right. Of course he’s not a god. Just the all-powerful, immortal incarnation of magic itself. Silly of me to get that confused,” said Arthur.

    “This still isn’t his fault, Arthur.”

    "Whose, then? Who can I blame, Guinevere?” His mouth tightened. “Who did this to us? And why?”

    “I don’t know,” she said, wretchedly. She didn’t. She wished she did. She wished she had someone to blame—almost any scapegoat would do. It would be so much easier if she could hang the guilt around Merlin’s neck.

    It would hurt so much less.

    He would let her, and never say a word in his own defense.

    Maybe that was why she couldn’t bring herself to do it. “I don’t know, Arthur. But… I do know that Merlin didn’t kill our son.”

    Arthur’s voice was harsh. “You’re right again. He didn’t.” He turned away. “He just chose not to save him.”

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    Arthur meant to reach out to him, check him for injuries, but halted in his tracks when, for the first time, he noticed that it was a small girl that was cradled in Merlin’s arms.

    "Merlin, who is this?"

    Merlin’s grip around the child tightened, as though he feared she’d be taken from him. "She’s mine," he said hoarsely. "Her name is Aithusa."

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    Merlin manages to save Arthur's life but Arthur can not forgive him for lying to him all these years so he exiles Merlin from the kingdom.

    A powerful amulet that can destroy the kingdom goes missing and Arthur suspects Merlin. Merlin is just as confused.

    or they haven't talked to each other in years but agree to go on a deadly mission to get that amulet and eventually fall in love

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    Kissing Merlin’s forehead, he whispers into his damp skin, “You’re alright now, my love. I’ll never let you go again,” fighting the tears that threaten to fall, uncaring for the blood he dirties Merlin with - these clothes would need to be burned, no salvaging them, not even with magic.

    Arthur walks on top of the mangled corpses without giving them even one glance; forgiveness fled his heart the moment they took it away from him.

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    The teasing remark is already sitting on the tip of Arthur’s tongue but suddenly—suddenly, Arthur is so very tired of this game between them. For months now it has felt as if they have fallen out of step with each other, as if anything either of them said always just landed slightly wrong.

    He is so very tired of walking on eggshells around Merlin, each and every step questioned a hundred times. He is so, so tired of watching Merlin work himself to the bone and wondering whether he is the right person to say anything about it.


    Merlin is Court Sorcerer, Albion's Golden Age is right on their doorstep, and still, things between them are anything but alright. Sometimes, the most obvious answer is the one most difficult to see.

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    After the Battle of Camlann, when Arthur's eyes close for the final time, Merlin refuses to accept it. After all, hasn't he mastered the power of life and death? However, his attempt to "make things right" has greater consequences than he ever could have imagined.

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    “Camelot needs you.”

    Sometimes, Merlin’s steadfastness can be admirable. At this moment, though, Arthur rather feels like throwing something. 

    “Camelot needs you too, you idiot,” Arthur snaps. 

    “I’m just a—“
     
    “If you finish that sentence, gods help me—“ Arthur points a threatening finger. “I thought I had made it quite clear. How many times do I need to repeat it to get it through your thick skull?”

    “Never said it once, actually,” mutters Merlin, rather insolently. 

    “No, fairly sure I have,” Arthur insists. “If you weren’t listening, that’s your problem.”

     
    A Battle of Camlann AU where Arthur knows about Merlin’s magic, Merlin is Camelot’s Court Sorcerer, and neither one of them dies.
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    Arthur's father is the head of The Department of Magical Affairs. Long before Arthur was born Uther implemented a program to force all sorcerers to register their information with the department. When Arthur's mother died at the hands of magic, Uther used said registry to push his own oppressive agenda. When Arthur is twelve, all copies of the registry were mysteriously deleted from government servers along with the program used for information registration. Fifteen years later, Arthur gets the opportunity as a photojournalist to go in and do a piece on what the government calls "Magic Occupied Boscastle" but the citizens call "The Last Free City of Magic" in Cornwall. There, he gets to know the mysterious, unofficial leader Emrys and come to truly understand what life is like for a magical person in the UK.

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    Arthur has thought it so many times it was bound to slip out sooner or later.

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    Arthur Pendragon returns to a world ruled by greedy politicians that is overrun by superheroes who are crucified and threats that lurk behind shadow. Larger summary inside.

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    Three years ago, in the height of the pandemic, Avalon Hospital, one of Camelot’s last pro-magic institutions, was destroyed in an explosion, sending shockwaves through the magical and non-magical communities alike and leaving hundreds dead.

    Among those lost was Merlin Emrys, Arthur Pendragon’s fiancé and best friend.

    The past three years have not been kind to a world ravaged by a magically caused illness, unrest within the magical community, and newfound laws to limit the freedom of magic users everywhere.

    No, the past three years have not been so kind.

    And this is why.

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    Inspired by A Warlock's Wish by vividpast but with substantial changes.

    Merlin steps though the veil instead of Lancelot, but he doesn't die. No, he just finds himself transported to a Camelot where Ygraine is queen, Uther is dead, and magic is legal and celebrated. Merlin just wants to find a way back to his own world, Balinor just wants to forget the past, Arthur just wants to marry for love, and Hunith? Hunith knows that Emrys shouldn't exist in this world, so when she catches wind that he is around, she seeks to kill him. Why must trouble always find him?

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    Camelot’s town had not changed. It was the very same layout, the very same buildings in the very same places. Everything was the very same. 

    Except for the magic. 

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    Arthur sends Merlin ahead on a diplomatic trip to gather intel on the other king (Lot) when he thinks no one's looking.

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    When he turned around to offer an apple to Arthur, the prince had a strange look in his eye. Sad and almost steely, but naive all the same.
    “What? Is there something wrong with apples, sire?”
    “I’m not going back,” Arthur declared. “I’m going to stay here with you.”
    Merlin stared at him.
    He stared back.
    Merlin started laughing.
    Arthur clenched his fists. “It’s not funny!”
    Was he even hearing himself? “You…want to stay with…with me?”
    Oh, this was hilarious.
    If he had a grave, Uther Pendragon would be rolling in it.

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    In his few thousand years of living, Merlin never thought he would run into Uther Pendragon's child in the woods or that said child would want to live with him.
    What could go wrong?

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    Arthur knows Merlin has magic. Frankly, he is a little insulted Merlin would think him so stupid as to not know. Of course he knows. He’s the Prince of Camelot. It was part of his job to watch out for magicians. For enemies.
    But Arthur knows this, too. Merlin is not his enemy.

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    Arthur gets a crash course in consequences

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    “So,” Kay said, “royal life seems to be treating you well.”

    Arthur laughed. “Yeah, well, it’s the best money can buy so can’t complain.”

    Kay snorted. “You can’t?”

    Arthur’s smile felt ridged. He forced a laugh, coughing into his fist, the uncomfortable feeling just at the edge of his mind. “Of course not. This is all - all I could have asked for.”

    . . .

    The season two rewrite of my servant!Arthur au!!!!

     

    (It gets worse before it gets better)

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