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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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    Continues on from canon, not a time travel fic.

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    Arthur was back. It was the 21st century and two men can marry. So Arthur has a plan to marry Merlin. Everything works out according to plan, right?

    aka the fic in which Arthur plans his wedding but forgot to ask something important

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    Sequel to Destiny Continued. With no other dooming matters at present, Merlin and Arthur resume their life together on Albany Estates.

    (Just a bunch of extra smutty/hidden background stories that (mostly) happen after the prequel. Chapters are non-chronological and can be read in any order.)

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    It had been half a millennium and Merlin had come to the conclusion that a life as long as the one he was leading could only offer two things; a wisdom like no other man had ever held, or an insanity that no man could possibly comprehend. As he drifted to sleep, he wondered if the two weren't mutually exclusive.

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    Prophecy is a tricky, untrustworthy thing; long on promises and short on concrete information. The Once and Future King will return; that much is certain. Merlin knows the who, and he knows at least vague outlines of the what. The how and when and where of that return are less so, and the why is a complete mystery. He's spent a lot of time wondering about all of those questions, and even more time trying *not* to wonder about what will happen next.

    Then he found out.

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    (The title is because I’ve read the Iliad too many times)

    "There can be no covenants between men and lions"

    Tim is no lion. He is a traitor, a spy and a morally questionable twenty years old. He works for an secret magic organisation who is supposed to protect the supernatural world, but that's bullshit. The leaders are corrupted and dangerous assholes, Tim would know since his father is their chief.

    To overthrow his father, and save his world from damnation, Tim needs to cross the line that exists between the gods and his mortal self. Putting his security at risk, he will do anything to make a bargain with the lions.

    _______

    This is 🏳️🌈 shit.
    There is child abuse and other things (like blood and murder) and a really bad humour.

    If that is triggering, read something else.
    _______

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    When Arthur rises from the Lake, it isn't immediately clear what new purpose he's meant to be fulfilling this time around. Thrown into a strange new world with strange new problems and next to no clue what to do about them, Arthur finds solace in the only two things that remain from his old life:

    Merlin, and the mysterious stranger who wants Arthur dead.

    Just like old times.

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    Arthur's sleeping in, as always.
    As always, Merlin wakes him up

    Or: Merlin is willing to put up with a lot of things, but there's no way he's letting Arthur sleep for a thousand years

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    Arthur returns from Avalon stepping from the lake into a new and confusing world that makes absolutely no sense to him and Merlin is not there waiting for him as he was supposed to be. Where is he? What happened to him?

    Taken in by the kind family whose picnic he'd stumbled across upon his return, they fed him, clothed him, and provided a place for him to stay while they helped him adjust to this new life. A year and a half later, Arthur has a good job, a London flat, and even a car, but he is still searching for Merlin. He knows he is out there, he can feel him. He will not stop looking for him.

    Trust destiny to bring Arthur to the last place he ever expected to find his loyal servant. The very mental hospital where he had been working for three months as an orderly. Merlin is broken and lost...shattered by fifteen hundred years of being alone, waiting for his king to return. It is up to Arthur to protect him from an abusive doctor and find a way to bring him back from the edge of madness.

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    1500 years after his untimely demise, Arthur finds himself drenched and clad in his heavy iron armour at the shore of a lake, along with the knights of the round table and Gwen.

    Whilst trying to navigate through this strange new world of steel and electricity, and trying to find out what the hell is actually going on, Arthur and the knights find themselves on yet another mission: Finding Merlin.

    Whilst locating said former servant proves to be less of a challenge than expected, it turns out the hard part is actually contacting the now world famous celebrity.
    (Merlin is a singer)

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    During the train ride after the third year, Harry's world turned upside down. Haunted by the realisation, he finds out that those he thought were his most trusted are the ones that will hurt him the most. And the ones that he thought he could never trust are the ones that will stand with him through the echoes of hisses. He finally made some life-changing decisions.

    Includes Dark but not evil Harry, some characters Bashing and mental trauma.

    "Ohh sssweet Lady, I, the queen of hell, isss sssstuck with an innocent child-" The snake said, making Harry pout as he wiggled in the lap.

    "Hey! Not fair! Wait-queen? "

    "Yesss hatchling, I am Manassha the queen of hell ssserpentsss, and you sssweet little hatchling, are my counter-"

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    The thing about memories that nobody really talks about is how you don’t realize that they’re gone until it’s too late. You only start to panic when you can remember having a memory, but not being able to recall the actual thing.

    At year 300, Merlin started a diary. A record of everything he could remember. That way he could protect himself from the greedy hands of time.

    He read those books every year. Once he was done with the last one it would be time to start the first again. Merlin clutched desperately onto the memories of his friends, his family.

    But after 300 years was year 400.

     

    After 400 came 500.

     

    Eventually year 600 rolled around too.

    700…

    800…

     

    And magic can do very little for the mind, when the heart is already broken.

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    Waiting for Arthur's return is longer and more painful than Merlin anticipated. After a thousand years, he can't take it anymore and uses his magic to change himself to stone. Only Arthur's return will free him.

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    Merlin has been waiting centuries for the return of his King, but he’s getting restless. What’s a better way to spend his time than painting Camelot and its people? The only thing is: Merlin can’t seem to remember anyone’s faces. A few surprise reincarnations might be able to help him with that.

     

    (AKA The Knights Return and Merlin is having his scheduled mental breakdown of the century. Also, where the fuck is Arthur???)

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    The Once and Future King will return when Albion needs him most. It takes him over a thousand years to fulfill this promise and when he reunites with Merlin he comes to realize that it might have taken him too long.

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    Prompt: King Arthur returns as an anarchist whose one goal is to tear down the monarchy

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    And now, after all this time, the man that appeared before Merlin was no more than a specter, not so unlike what Merlin had become inside—washed out, colourless, roughly defined, and now staring at him, and all around him, in confusion.

    "I... then, was it all... a dream?"

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    Arthur Pendragon returns.
    Merlin never left, but he has changed entirely. Is it too late?

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    Merlin's life gets turned upside down when he returns from a night out and finds Arthur sitting at his kitchen table. Imagine you have to introduce your presumed dead friend to the 21st century... (enjoy the GIF that shows the two of them reunited)

     

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    Merlin's been alone in the failing remains of Ealdor, lonely and bitter as the years pass around him and Arthur never returns. Traveling to Avalon a last time, Merlin is fully prepared to end his suffering, but is instead finally rewarded for his centuries of waiting. Reunited, Merlin tries to acclimate Arthur to an entirely new life, unaware that Avalon did not bring back Arthur simply for him.

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    "Do I know you?"
    "What?"
    "I just.. feel like we've met somewhere."

    After many years of waiting, the warlock finally gives up on waiting by the pond for Arthur to come back like Kilgharrah said he would. It is now 2022, and as fate would have it, Arthur has returned. However, he has no memories of his previous life as the King of Camelot, and in a lovely twist of fate, he is now Merlin's new roommate. After all, who can afford a 2 bedroom apartment nowadays by themselves? Read on as Merlin struggles to cope with the return of the dear friend, and lover, he lost all those years ago.

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