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    Arthur is the Royal Arbiter for Suitable Suitors' Disputes. He (and his trusty companion, the golden-dragon-tasselled hat) alone can determine who is fit to woo royal servants and other assorted courtiers in Uther's court. (In light of the preceding sentence, the following may not appear to be a truthful statement, but: not as cracky as that makes it sound. Really.)

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    It is the first time that Merlin has heard Arthur’s name spoken aloud since he died. He shuts his eyes. “How can this be it?”

    “It hasn’t ended,” Gaius says. He clasps Merlin’s hands. “Not yet.”

    (After Arthur’s death, Merlin lives a life. A very long life, indeed.)

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    Arthur and Merlin have been broken-up for almost a year, but when they see each other out at the pub, they realize that maybe they're ready to give themselves another chance.

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    25 Sep 2022

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    Maybe it’s best that Arthur not love him in return, because as of yet, Merlin’s romantic history is a cemetery.

    In the wake of Morgana’s absence, the castle echoes with emptiness, stifling in its silence. Arthur won’t rest until he finds her. Merlin begins to doubt that he really ever had a place in Camelot or by Arthur’s side. Set in the year-long gap between season 2 and 3.

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    25 Sep 2022

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    The dreams begin five days after Merlin’s execution.

     

    The dreams— colors and shapes made from the wreckages of Arthur’s memories, as meaningless as words like loyalty and friendship— begin with the gentle questioning of something uncertain of its own right to exist.

    And Arthur answers the question the only way he can— with his mind turned away from the thoughts that filled him at night, facing the morning with nothing more than a frown and a promise not to think of his dream again.

    There are more important things to face, anyway. Whatever his father has planned each day, it leaves no room for Arthur to think of petty things like a moment of a bad dream.

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    Merlin's a traitor. Merlin's a sorcerer. Merlin's dead and no longer a problem.

    Or, at least, he would be-- if he hadn't shifted into Arthur's dreams instead. Not a ghost but still not quite there, Merlin fills the place in Arthur's head at night. At first, Arthur does all he can to ignore it. Eventually, though, he has no choice but to speak with the man who broke his trust.

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