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    Arthur Pendragon was simply following orders and the universe decided to smite him for that.

    Exhausted but unwilling to go back empty handed to the king, Arthur picks a fight with a druid and loses. Now he is cursed to be a wolf unless he "grows into the person destiny spoke of." Whatever that means. He has a month to figure it out, all the while hiding from his uncle who's looking to kill him with Uther none the wiser.

    Quite the predicament he's gotten himself into. The cherry on top? a dorky prince of magic insists Arthur be his pet.

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    Merlin has been in foster care since he was a little over 7. His social work has found a family that is interested in adopting him. But, this new family is much different than any others before. New friends and new things to worry about. But he'll figure it out with his new family.

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    Set during/after the S2 finale, what if Balinor had not died in the forest, but had made it back to Camelot, only for Uther to betray him as soon as he finished saving them from the dragon?

    This is the last straw for Merlin, leaving Arthur to deal with Merlin's disappearance, struggling with unknown feelings and the rumours that now brand him an enemy, and leaving Merlin to either try and start over anew, or seek out revenge.

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    "Christ, Arthur, do you ever give the boy any personal space?" Gwaine interrupts them, simultaneously amused and scandalized. For a flash of a second, Arthur narrows his eyes, something uneasy in his eyes, but then it’s gone, and he’s laughing – as if the ale has taken ahold of him again, remaining loose and carefree.

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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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    “Souls of the past have come back to haunt you for your father’s mistake. They don’t care what you’re going to do. I saw it. Terrible misfortune is clinging on you. I saw it. Should it be a slip from your mount? Should it be a snake thirsty for vengeance? Should it be a sword through your stomach? I saw it,” she babbled, cackling as if she was entertained by this morbid conversation. 

    “But lucky you. Gods have known. That misfortune was never meant for anyone. There must always be a balance. Find the other side of the coin, or you would die.” 

    “Coin?” Arthur asked, confused.

    TML's BBC Merlin Finale 10 Year Anniversary Prompt Challenge: Week 5 - Prophecy, Choices, Magic

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    The scrawny kid knew more about chemistry than Arthur did. Who knew he’d fall in love with the idiot?

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    Arthur's never been able to say no to Merlin, about anything. Not even at 1am.

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    Merlin has wanted Arthur for many years, it’s hard to know when it started, he had never intended for Arthur to find out the truth, and even when Arthur reciprocated, he managed to ruin everything.

    It would take at least six rolls of parchment for Merlin to list every reason Arthur can’t be with him, most are fairly obvious reasons. But Merlin finds himself - himself! - slowly strikeing each reason off the list.

    A hot and bothered and messy pandemonium ensues.

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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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    It was supposed to be Merlin waiting for Arthur, not the other way around. At least this was what Arthur had heard at the Lake of Avalon. This was what the Lady of the Lake had told him. But he was here, alive, thriving, breathing, with all his memories and close friends at his side.

    Arthur was here and Merlin was not. Something was wrong.

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    "Um excuse me guys but I'm pretty sure a green Mini Cooper is getting towed outside. Do any of you own it?"

    "Oh my god, it can't get towed. I paid for a ticket." The woman-Morgana-shrieked and dragged the other man with her towards the front exit.

    "Is her car actually getting towed?" Arthur raised his brow.

    "Let's put it this way, I didn't even know there was a green Mini Cooper out there."

    Recently out of relationships, both Arthur and Merlin swear off dating. After lots of convincing the two are signed up to take part in a love compatibility test, consisting of 12 activities done every weekend for 12 weeks. When the two accidentally get paired together, they make a pack to just be platonic and lie to their friends about the test working. As the two spend more time together, the begin to wonder if it is really their friends who they are lying to or is it themselves.

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    Merlin was having second thoughts about Camelot and his destiny. When he saves everyone from Morgana's attack, he reveals his magic. He always expected Arthur's rejection but it's still too much and he's just so done that he just wants to get out. Armed with his magic and Arthur's rejection, he was ready for what is to come and what is to be undone.

    Meanwhile, Arthur struggles with his feelings for Merlin and whether or not his fears would eat him alive or his feelings for Merlin would help him see how blind he was to the murder Camelot has been calling victories.

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    Featuring Merlin, who’s brilliant in every way; Arthur, who’s hopelessly infatuated; and a particularly doting, vehemently protective Gwaine as a big brother.
    Also – some surfing, and a tiny bit of poetry.

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    Where everything was fiction, future, and prediction
    Now, where am I?

    merthur whumptober 2022

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    “Did you boys get into a fight?” Ygraine asked. Arthur heard the frown in her voice. 

    “No. It’s just that…” Arthur exhaled loudly through his nose, the backs of his eyes burning. “Mum, what does it mean when you think about someone all the time? And you miss them whenever they’re not around, even if they’re literally just in the next room over? And when you look at them, you feel like you’re going to be sick, but in a good way, like when you’re on a rollercoaster? And your thoughts get all jumbled up and you end up saying things you don’t even mean to because you’re too scared to say all the things you do mean? Am I losing my mind?”

    Ygraine remained quiet for several pounding heartbeats. “Only you can honestly answer that question, darling. But to me it sounds a lot like love.”


    Arthur resolves to tell Merlin he's in love with him, but not without a little help from his mum.

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    "Merlin," Uther says, "For your alleged crimes, I would normally sentence you to death by fire. But, because my son has requested it… I have granted you a fair trial. All witnesses and involved parties shall state their cases, and then a verdict will be reached. Is this understood?"

    "Yes sire."

    "Now you will each tell me, in your own account, what on earth happened this week."

    "Your majesty, it all began Tuesday…"

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    Merlin patted his shoulders and dusted them off, then swiftly placed a chaste kiss on his cheek. As quickly as he kissed him, he jumped back, though. Merlin was sure his face would ignite at this rate, and Arthur didn’t look much better.

    “What was that for?” he asked, and Merlin couldn’t even make eye contact.

    “Um…” Think, Merlin, think! Something believable and not weird! “Just…for good luck?” Nailed it, you fucking idiot.

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    Merlin whipped his head so fast, Arthur wondered how his neck didn’t snap, “I’m not killing a baby!”

    "Well-"

    “As interesting as this discussion is,” Lancelot begins, cutting Arthur short, “I don’t think we’re supposed to let a baby keep crying while laying in the middle of the road,” he points at the bundle that is still emitting sounds like it's being tortured.

    Right, the baby. Him, as a baby, apparently

    Or
    A vengeful sorcerer's spell failed and a wacky accident happened. Now there's a baby Arthur who's supposedly is planning regicide. Arthur is convinced his life is a joke. What else is new?

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    Merlin knows Arthur won't react well to his magic, but it couldn't be avoided that he finds out. And once he knows, it's up to Arthur to decide their futures.

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