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    Set after 5x02 and then deviates from there.

    Intent on protecting King Arthur from his prophesied death at the hands of Mordred, Merlin is entirely distrusting of the new Knight of Camelot. After discovering a secret meeting between Mordred, Morgana, and a mysterious woman Merlin has never seen before, his deepest fear is realized when he is forced to reveal his magic in an attempt to protect Arthur and Guinevere from a deadly assassination plot at the hands of Morgana. With Merlin’s most guarded secret revealed, will Mordred succeed in fulfilling his destiny? Or will Merlin be able to stop him?
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    "I do not think Mordred is the one lying to me, Merlin," Arthur said through clenched teeth. "You used magic. You used magic against a knight of Camelot. Not Morgana. What am I to make of that?"

    And Merlin saw how Arthur saw it. He saw how it looked. He shook his head helplessly because he also saw one other thing: Arthur wasn't going to believe him. He had attacked a knight of Camelot. With magic. Arthur and Gwen had seen. And Mordred, though he was the true traitor, had not done anything to suggest that he was. Mordred looked completely innocent. And Merlin looked very much guilty.

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    During what should have been a secret trip through the Valley of the Fallen Kings, the Knights of the Round table are ambushed, leading to separation of the King and his manservant.

    In the days following, Merlin finds himself at the mercy of a known warlord, and ally of Morgana, Helios as a the newest member of his harem. He learns quickly that the warlord is as cruel as his ally, and just as ambitious. Isolated from everything, and everyone, he holds dear, the young warlock must try to find a way to escape his captors, without losing himself in the process.

    *Takes place during "Servant of Two Masters", but it is still not completely cannon-compliant. Some events will have been moved around because damnit I said so. I love the friendship between Lancelot and Merlin to let him be dead.*

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    After the troops of Camelot valiantly defeated the evil Morgana and rid Camelot of her and her influence once and for all, Arthur Pendragon sees himself forced to banish the man he trusts the most. Years later, intrigued by the legend of a sorcerer trapped in a well, King Arthur and his knights leave Camelot in search of the mysterious man.

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    Sequel to 'A Fellowship of Two'. Arthur's POV of the night and the aftermath.

    "Guinevere sweeps from his chambers in the wake of the kitchen maid and Arthur stares at the closed door for a moment.

    He turns back to his report, trying to force the details on the parchment past this odd annoyance in his mind, but after a few moments he gives up with a huff.

    His eyes are drawn back to the closed chamber door.

    Something is going on in this castle today. And he intends to find out what. "

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    One day Merlin uses his magic to save a child. It’s impossible to hide it.

    “Say your goodbyes and leave.”

    It’s better than Merlin could have hoped for, but he had hoped.

    “It doesn’t end like this,” Merlin tells Arthur. “We don’t end like this.”

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    Arthur finds out about Merlins magic

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    After the abuse and trauma Merlin is subjected to then saved from he realizes no one will be safe while the Pendragons rule. With Gwaine's support he prepares to bring about the end of their tyranny. He recruits a slightly reluctant Morgana, or she is until she sees what she's fighting for.

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    This is the second book! You'll want to read the first to make sense of this one!

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    Discovering the dragonlord Balinor was his father, left Merlin with so many questions. The man had barely given him a sliver of information about his heritage. Nothing that could explain the other secret he’d kept aside from his magic. The one he’d had to learn to hide since he was very young.

    In which Merlin is a half-fairy living in the mortal world unaware of his heritage, until he meets a fairy in the woods during a hunt. Lancelot is protective.

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    “Where did you learn to do that?” Gwaine asked, following Merlin up the bank.
     
    “This is how normal people fish,” Merlin replied dryly. “Not trying to stab them with swords.”

    “This is a knife,” Gwaine retorted, sounding every bit as sulky as he felt.

    “Still, you didn’t catch a fish.”

     
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    Gwaine saves a young Merlin from a beating and ends up with a new little brother to take care of on his travels.

    Or, what would Merlin be like if he had Gwaine influencing him over his formative years?

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    When the newest threat to Arthur's life forces Merlin to stay awake, he learns of a potion that can help him. He can't help but consider other uses of this potion.

    Update: This plot has spiraled into so much more than that. If you're interesting in a good mix of Angst and h/c and don't mind complete disregard of canon, this story's for you.

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    When sorcerers make an attempt on the King's life, Merlin is forced to reveal his magic. Fluffy Shenanigans ensure. In which Arthur's a sweet-heart, Gwaine's shameless, Lancelot's downright amazing, Morgana is a mood, and Merlin's as bamf as they get.

    Mainly Arthur's POV, where he comes to terms with what Merlin means to him..

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    Something strange is afoot in Camelot. Merlin ends up biting off much more than he can chew and chaos ensues for everyone involved.

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    My own personal AU where Mordred and Merlin grew up together in Ealdor!! Mordred still has magic, as does Merlin

    Uther isn't an ass in this, just misguided. This has both Arthur/Merlin and Merlin/Lancelot/Gwaine, but in the end Merlin will choose. I will do two separate endings for each option!!

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    Alternate AU where there is a library of sorcerers and Morgause is one of them. Merlin seeks sanctuary with them as a child and is raised by Morgause. Morgause is good in this and it skips over some of the plot of the original show! Morgause and Merlin have a brother-sister relationship and Morgana is not Morgause's sister!!

    They all deserve the world. There is no other option.

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    Of all the ways Arthur and the knights could've found out about his magic, Merlin hadn't thought it'd be due to a sparrow. There will be a happy ending, but it's gonna take a while.

    "Arthur was terrified when he saw Merlin make up his mind to jump. He put on a burst of speed, willing his body to give everything he had so he could just-reach out and….He crashed at full speed into the warlock, knocking them both out of breath, but most importantly, far away from the edge of the ravine. Merlin fought him, kicking and clawing for escape, but it was clear that whatever had fueled him for so long was gone, and eventually the kicking and punching and shouting was gone, and Merlin wept in Arthur’s arms, trembling hard.

    “Sorry, so sorry, so so sorry. ‘M so sorry, Arthur,” he sobbed desperately, and Arthur held him close, heart racing and eyes wet. “I’m so sorry, please don’t burn me. I’m so sorry. I didn’ mean to, I was born with it.” Merlin cried, and Arthur shushed him gently."

    A huge thanks to the remarkable artists who have been generous enough to bless me with their work. Thank you xoxo

    Finally, after two years, I've returned. New chapter is up and there are more to come!

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

    merthur whumptober 2022

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    Merlin's always been the kindest among them, barely able to stand the sight of a dead rabbit. He despised violence and loathed hunting. And flinched at the sound of clanging metal.

    But when a sorcerer snatches the king and his knights from their bedchambers one calm night, and forces them all to watch him as he rampaged everything and everyone in his way as he searched of them, well kept secrets come spilling out; leaving them to wonder just how well they knew who Merlin was.

    If he was the same person who smiled as bright as the sun and sung to himself and made flower crowns. The person they'd known, and adored, and some had even grown to love. Or if he was someone else entirely.

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    Fictober 2022 Day 30. Prompt: “I know what this looks like.”

    Follow-up to Day 29.

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    The Knights, the King, and Merlin are picked up by a troupe of Druids and taken to the Fisher King's castle. Arthur made peace with the Druids, but this group wants magic to be freed and think that can happen if they show Arthur the good things it can do.

    Merlin is revealed as Emrys, but Gwaine has his back.

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    Fictober 2022 Day 29. Prompt: “We all have our reasons.”

    Halfway back to Camelot, Arthur sits bolt upright in the dead of night.

    “Magic,” he breathes.

    (In which Arthur has more than a single brain cell).

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