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    He probably learned magic to help, and did- to make you better- but…
    How long until he's conspiring against Camelot?


    The worst thing about betrayal is when it comes from someone you trust.

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    “You are warding my bed?”

    Merlin nods. “There is a chance that a spirit from the Shrine has followed-” He halts. “...it’s right here, isn’t it?”

    Gwaine does his best to help his friend, Merlin is seeing spirits and is already tired of it and Elyan learns a little bit about warding.
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    Merlin is on the pyre. Will his end, the end of Destiny, be in Fire? SONG!FIC

    (Originally posted: 5/6/20. A.K.A. COVID-Fun-Times.)

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    “Merlin has magic…”

    Three words uttered by Uther Pendragon’s spirit sets off a chain of events that will dramatically alter the lives of not only Merlin and Arthur, but everyone around them. Before Arthur can fully come to terms with his friend’s betrayal Merlin is captured by a vengeful Morgana who knows he is Emrys. Fearing for his life, Arthur sets out on his own to find his friend and bring him home…hopefully before Morgana’s army attacks Camelot.

    Merlin finds himself far from home, without his magic, and at the mercy of Morgana. When all her efforts to break Merlin fail, Morgana wonders just what it will take to crush his spirit. A desperate attempt to do so has a startling effect, not just on Merlin, but on Morgana as well. It forces them both to face the past and the feelings they thought long buried. Merlin knows the only way out is through and if he can bring Morgana with him then just maybe they could alter the path fate had laid out for them.

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    Very often and sometimes a bit too many times for his taste, Gwaine found himself in very unique situations when near to Merlin.

    The smell of blood and dirt smothered his senses, and Gwaine couldn't get up the energy to remove himself from this situation.

    At the moment, it seemed quite a bit unusual to watch that very manservant drag dead bodies into a hole so casually.
    Gwaine drinks and Merlin assassinated people. No biggie.

     

    (I feel like this is on crack, but at the same time I'm trying so desperately to keep the "plot" on track. Takes place in the year between S3 and S4 and will continue into S4 whenever I feel like I can write a plot)

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    “I would’ve thought you knew that I would never hurt you, Merlin, but I suppose I was wrong. When we return, you are relieved from your duties as my manservant for the time being.”
    “Arthur, please, I—”
    “Shut up, Merlin!” Arthur had shouted, the anger Merlin had expected finally bursting out of him. “I can hardly stand to look at you without losing my temper! Just— I need some space. To … think.”

    In the wake of Merlin's magic being revealed, both Arthur and Merlin fall into patterns that threaten to undo them.

    Or: Arthur is touch-starved, Merlin is just starving.

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    Merlin is determined to sacrifice himself in Arthur's stead, and Lancelot is forced to take drastic measures in an effort to save everyone.

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    Gwaine misunderstands.

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    Gwaine is working off a debt when Cenred's men return with a captured Merlin – and he could hardly just watch and do nothing, right?

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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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    Merlin knew it was going to happen at one point or another, it has happened before and he knows he’s not subtle enough, he's not as careful as he should. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t feel like all the breath has left him and the blind panic of something worse than fearing for your life.

    So, it happened. Merlin just wished it was under a less bloody circumstance.

    “I was going to give you a hand,” Gwaine said, with the sword still on his hand. Merlin can’t breathe “but clearly you didn’t need it.”

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    Based on the song "Black Sheep" by Poor Man's Poison with lyrics from that and "Pressure Cracks" (also by them).

    Arthur finds out about Merlin's magic, and needless to say, he doesn't react very well.

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    Secrets, lies, sarcasm and cryptic prophecies mean that no-one is on the same side of the coin. This leads to a whole lot of awkward misunderstandings and people behaving like idiots.
    Meanwhile, Merlin returns to Camelot when Arthur and Gwen host a tournament to welcome their new addition to the Pendragon family. The guests bring with them more surprises than gifts and the baby prince’s life is at risk of being ended before it begins.

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    “Lancelot did describe them well…”

    “But it wasn’t Lancelot” Gwaine cuts him off, glancing around challengingly. “Was it?”

    Gwaine knows his fellow knights and that thing looking like Lancelot is not one of them.
    Thankfully, the others agree – not-so-thankfully, it seems avoiding a disaster is up to the four of them.
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    Merlin has a habit of keeping Arthur out of trouble, without the prince noticing of course. But when it's the warlock's turn to keep himself from harm's way he's not as on top of things as he'd like to believe, leaving the task up to those closest to him. A series of connected short stories featuring our favorites from Camelot and their mission to keep one selfless sorcerer safe.

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    Gwaine could have happily gone their whole life without seeing Camelot. Unfortunately for him, King Rodor and Princess Mithian are travelling there to sign a treaty that will be sealed with the marriage of Mithian to Prince Arthur of Camelot. As Mithian's bodyguard, Gwaine accompanies them in the attempt to dissuade Mithian from marrying Arthur. However, when they arrive, two people catch Gwaine's eye and it's going to make leaving all the more painful...

    (Also known as the Merwaincelot Aro Mithian AU on tumblr)

    Written for Merwaincelot Week 2021 (day 6: AU)

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    Returning to Camelot from the Perilous lands, is not as easy as Merlin hoped.

    Arthur puts the pieces together and understands Courage, Strength, and Magic.

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    Basically, Merlin, Gwaine, and Lancelot get themselves temporarily banished from Camelot during a visit from some nobles because of their unique propensities for getting into trouble and are sent off on a quest that they think is going to be easy and harmless and turns out to not quite be.

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    After the immortal army has been defeated, Lancelot realises that he's perhaps a little more injured than he first thought. And, after finally crashing from the adrenaline rush he's been surviving on since being separated from Lancelot in the forest, Gwaine realises that he's perhaps hanging on by a thinner thread than he'd initially believed. Luckily for them, Merlin – despite being thrown against a stone wall – is significantly more at ease than usual and is there to help them through it.

    Written for Merwaincelot Week 2021 (day 2: angst).

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    During the routine bandit ambush, Gwaine is mortally wounded. Merlin saves him with magic, and instead of exploding at the reveal, Arthur is overcome with guilt. Merlin has been dealing with the trauma of taking a life--alone. Nothing, not even the new powers Merlin has, can keep Arthur from wanting to protect the younger man.

    Fluffy magic reveal with Gwaine as the protective comic relief.

    Edit: now including original draft per request.

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