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    “Hello, Arthur” he greeted softly. The baby smiled at its name. “It’s me, your good ol' Merlin – making sure that you don’t die any horrific deaths, because you’re a prat who can’t take care of himself.” The baby made agreeing noises. Merlin huffed.

    “Your Royal Highness is as eloquent as ever” he commented, lifting the babe. “Let’s take a little walk now, shall we?”

    Arthur giggled.

    Merlin took it as a yes.

    He overstepped the body of the fainted maid. His little Arthur would have no need for such luxuries during growing up. He was going to be a people’s man, with the education befitting a prince.

    He was going to be successful where Merlin’s Arthur wasn’t.

    The time where Emrys was needed the most had already passed, years before his own birth - so he makes a beeline right back to it.

     

    Or, what started as a one-shot and evolved into lots of small stories containing a more modern Arthur, a less exasperated Merlin, the camelotian character relevance and dying expectancy growing and much more!

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    Merlin is overworked and exhausted, so Arthur is determined for him to get some rest. A trip to Ealdor sounds like a perfect idea.

    There is only one problem: Will.

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    [One hunting trip. That’s all Arthur wanted. One trip that didn’t involve dangerous magical creatures or bandits or other non-traditional hindrances. For once he would like for his biggest problems to be a damp sleeping bag.
    But no, it could never be that easy. Arthur’s camp was long forgotten as he dangled from the claws of the dragon. He’d woken up to see a dark figure standing over him and the next thing he knew he was dangling hundreds of meters in the air with a pounding headache.]
    Or, Merlin is a dragonlord, the son of the dragonlord Balinor who rules over the dragons in the North. Arthur is the prince Merlin is instructed to kidnap. Balinor is the exasperated father and general who just wanted to legalize magic but accidentally set his son up with the child and heir of his greatest enemy.
    Whoops.

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    When Uther Pendragon gets a clue about the legendary dragon island, a place where dragons and the last kin of the dragon lords are said to live,
    he sends out his son and his knights to find it. And destroy it.
    The war path, however, did not calculate the storm that was about to come.
    And sooner than expected, Merlin and Arthur find themselves alone on the island.
    Faced with Merlin's past that only he is aware of. And secrets about Balinor, that should not have come to light this way.
    And to top it all of, Merlin is alone with Arthur. Who doesn't even know that he's already confessed.

    Oh yeah. And let's not forget the clusterfuck that Sir Leon has to deal with. :)

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    It was a rainy autumn afternoon when Merlin drove a familiar route in his car. It was the long, isolated road that ran past Lake Avalon. Repressed memories. A gap that has never been closed. When it was already getting dark, a hitchhiker with a black hood suddenly appeared...

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    An alternate ending in which Arthur returns after 1,500 years.

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    Arthur and Merlin have a special relationship. They always have, even when they were prince and servant. While many question it when first noticing, eventually it becomes an understanding in Camelot—and even among some other countries—that where there is Arthur, there is Merlin. And, where there is Merlin, there is Arthur.
     

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    Arthur and Merlin's relationship as witnessed and explained by others.

     

    Also, or

    Five times someone realizes that Merlin is the Queen, one time Merlin realizes it himself, and one time he owns it.

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    Arthur was born of magic. Scared and unsure of how to use his power and a father who hates all that is magic, will he and his new friend Merlin be able to learn and co-exist in a world that was made of magic?
    Who will magic call her own in the end?

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    “Can magic corrupt a person?” Arthur hated how weak he sounded, but it is truly something he didn’t understand and he wanted to know the truth.
    “Is a sword evil or good?” Merlin countered the question slightly. He knows that Arthur needs to see that magic is neutral that it is the wielder who manipulates it.
    “Neither.” Arthur gave Merlin an unsure look.

    Updates: Sundays

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    Arthur had finally put his finger on it.
    The thing that had made Merlin stand out, the thing that had intrigued him about the boy ever since the first time he’d met him. The thing that was going to get him killed… Merlin had magic. Not only had it, but used it freely all the bloody time. It was only a matter of time before someone saw him do it, and then they’d report him to the king and Merlin would be dragged out into the courtyard and executed.
    Well, not if Arthur had anything to do about it.

     
    Mid series one, Arthur, for once not being totally oblivious, discovers that Merlin has magic. The problem is, having magic gets people killed and Arthur very much prefers Merlin alive. It turns out making sure nobody sees Merlin do magic is rather a full-time job however...

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    Merlin comes to Camelot to fulfill his destiny. Problem is, he's a bit too early and Arthur is still but a child. Nonetheless, Merlin will do whatever it takes to protect him, and just maybe he can prevent the hatred of magic from setting in.

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    Arthur had always trained to be the best. He did his work, then did some more and then more still. Yet, his father's eyes never glowed in pride. He was never... Good enough. Never strong or fast enough. Never Alpha enough. He had accepted it. Accepted, that, being born a beta, a beta *Prince* he'd have to work all that much more to prove his worth. He had. But why was it so hard?

    Merlin never had it easy. But he had his mam, he had his Will and screw the rest, really. Except then, out of the blue, Puberty hit. Now Merlin has it *worse*. Camelot is /not/ a smart place to be. For a secret sorcerer. For a secret, peasant sorcerer. For a secret, peasant, *Alpha* sorcerer. But, well, he'll just keep his head down, learn a healing trade and nothing bad will happen.

    wHaT cOuLd pOsSibLy gO wRoNg~

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    Uther's a dick, Gaius is a doormat for *his* king, Arthur suffers needlessly and Merlin pulls a Merlin because he's Merlin and cannot be anything else but what he is.

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    Arthur sank with a groan onto the bed. Muscles were sore that he didn’t even know he had. How easy the exercises were a few months ago and now it just feels like he had never done anything in his life.

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    Something is wrong with the lake. It’s a long accepted fact among local residents that something about it is not normal. It looks normal, a picturesque body of water by the road with a little island and some old ruins rising up from the centre. The bloke the council sent for the environmental survey said it was normal. Everything around it is normal. But the locals know it’s not.

    Merlin and Arthur are back together, so shouldn't they have a happily ever after? Not exactly. Merlin is dealing with the shock and guilt of having Arthur back after centuries of waiting while Arthur is struggling to adjust to the 21st century. Plus there's that whole "Albion's need is greatest" thing to deal with and Merlin really needs to get round to telling his boyfriend about everything he missed while he was busy getting knocked out or enchanted. They could really use some help. Lucky for them it's on it's way.

    Sequel to Dear Camelot
    Can be read as standalone, but there will be some direct references to that work in here.

    Tags will update as chapters are posted

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    Well, actually I'm not sure what happened either," Merlin began to babble. "There was this group of revenge-bent sorcerers and they could command a few beasts—"
    "Hold on, define a few?"
    "—shush, Arthur, there were only about ten magical beasts when I got there."
    "And you still went after them... alone!??" 

    "It's not like I was looking for trouble." Merlin scowled at the prince's near hysterical tone. "Trouble was looking for one certain dollophead royal pratness, and I was just there to intercept them. Besides," the warlock grinned, sweet and somewhat menacing at the same time, "you should see the other guys."

    Arthur ran a hand over his hair, relief and exasperation mixing together into a budding headache. "Merlin, what have I told you about not doing these stuff alone anymore?" 

     

    In which Arthur is dealing with worries over Merlin's daredevil tendencies.

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    As King Arthur, his shaggy knight, Gwaine, and his manservant return from an uneventful hunt, they are stopped in their tracks. They are met with a disheveled man, some Druid children, oh, and his manservant is a sorcerer, apperantly.

    No slash, just a friendship/brotherly bond between Merlin and Arthur.

    Multi-chapter magic reveal fic. This is my second ever fanfiction, so please be nice haha. I try to update a few times per week!

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    'Wait-” He paused. “Were you two... worried about me?”'

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    In a time of peace and a world of magic the happiness of a young boy rests on the shoulders of two immortals their name’s — the Prats
    Or
    When Dumbledore leaves baby Harry on the Dursley’s doorstep their neighbours from across the road vow to themselves to look after the little boy as best they can

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    A murderer is loose in Camelot, But who is it? and who is going to be next?

    Who will survive in the Merlin Murder Mystery?

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    Set during Season 3 episode 12, The Coming of Arthur Part 1. AU. Merlin sends Arthur with Gwaine and Elyan to safety in the woods staying back to buy them time to get to cover.

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    A post-V-day, slow-burning, Roxlin fic, and shameless indulgence of some of my favorite tropes.

    Merlin, Roxy, and Eggsy regroup after successfully foiling Valentine's sinister plot and begin to rebuild, teaming up with MI6 to take down some truly wicked, opportunistic baddies. Their friendships grow and strengthen as they work and recover together, but Merlin and Roxy are unprepared for how close they are starting to become.

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    Merlin is already in Camelot and the trouble starts in the form of sorcerers bent on revenge, magical creatures and Uther's enemies.

    Between being responsible of all magical creatures, helping keeping Arthur safe, his relationship with Eghan, new friends and trying to block Gwen's crush, will Merlin be capable of balancing everything Camelot has to offer?

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