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    Merlin defeated the creature easily. He turned away from his fallen foe and back to the boulder blockade he'd trapped Arthur behind. Too late, Merlin saw the king had found his own way out.
    Arthur didn't look angry. He didn't even seem surprised. Just hurt. Merlin froze when he realised Arthur was crying. The king hadn't seemed to notice it, his eyes lost and face void of emotion, but tear tracks lined Arthur's cheeks. Arthur didn't cry. It was a rule the king rarely disobeyed. "No man is worth your tears."
    Arthur discovers Merlin's magic. Now everyone he loves has betrayed him. He starts to blame himself and shut everyone out. He throws himself into being king. Meanwhile, Merlin repents for his mistakes and learns about Arthur's past. What is Arthur hiding? Can Merlin win back Arthur's trust?

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    Merlin always thought Arthur would emerge from the lake of Albion. He thought that once the day came for his King to rise again Merlin would feel it and come running back to Arthur. But what really happened was that Arthur was reborn and given a second life with no memories of Camelot.
    Merlin completely missed out on 22 years of Arthur's life before he realized he was alive. (How did he miss that?)
    Also, everybody else is back as well.

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    Morgana decides that she is tired of looking for Emrys. She burns down Ealdor and all its people, except Hunith, taking her as a hostage. She then arrives to Camelot, and tries to make a deal with Merlin and Arthur. But she makes a big mistake.

    When Merlin realizes what actually happened at Ealdor, he forgets all about hiding who he is. There is nothing for him to lose, and he no longer cares about destiny.

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    When Mordred agreed to spend the night with Merlin, he wasn't expecting the outcome to be this... permanent.

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    A three-part continuation of 0hHeyThereBigBadWolf's "Skin Trade", which is lovely and should be appreciated, but is not necessary to read to understand this fic.

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    Merlin's been waiting for this all of his life. Having a partner will make it all the better.

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    Hi, friends! While I work on new content I thought I’d share this script I wrote for a creative writing class back in high school. I got a B- because I didn’t bother with perfect script format and got slightly carried away, but I’m sure you can forgive me for that. This hypothetical episode takes place after Sword in The Stone Pt 2, albeit in a slightly altered timeline. It can either be considered an immediate continuation from Agravaine's death scene or a new first episode of the fifth season. The major changes from canon are as follows:

    Arthur and Gwen’s relationship, canonically put on hold during season four by Agravaine being a dick, is still on hold during this time.

    Isolde is alive.

    Morgana never turned evil, and her magic is known to the audience but not to any other characters.

    The main villain of season 4 was Morgause, who worked with Agravaine. She was killed prior to Agravaine’s death in the previous episode.

    Everyone is just a tiny bit gayer.

    I’ll share it in parts to keep things interesting (and hopefully give myself time to edit it so that it is beyond a B- work.) I hope you enjoy!

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    Merlin had lost people close to him. He could have prevented it but he was too weak - he was not strong enough. He finds himself back in Camelot fighting in the shadows under Uther's renewed vigour for hunting sorcerers. He will find out more about his family, his friends will know more about him and Merlin will have to make a choice, yet again, for the fate of Albion.

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    When Merlin was born, an unknown figure known as the Mask took him from his home and everyone he loved. For years, they disciplined him into using his magic solely for the Mask until he was ready to fulfill his purpose.

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    He and Mordred have been in the armory for the better part of half an hour, supposedly polishing swords, but Merlin can say with a fair bit of confidence that he’s the only one actually doing anything. Mordred has been rubbing the same spot on his sword with the same cloth for twenty minutes, heedless of the fact that if it gets any shinier it’ll probably blind them both, and maybe Merlin’s just being paranoid but there’s something about it that makes the hair on the back of his neck prickle and his magic hover on the tips of his fingertips. Mordred has a faraway, slightly vacant look on his face, so Merlin isn’t nearly as surprised as he’d like to be when Mordred asks abruptly, “How do you do it? How do you kill all these sorcerers and magical creatures and live with yourself?”

     

    Or: one meaningful conversation between Merlin and Mordred leads to another, and then another, and before he knows it, Merlin's getting ready to throw caution to the winds and join forces with Mordred.

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    Arthur Pendragon loves sorcerers. He loves the way he makes them helpless, he loves the way he renders their magic useless. He loves the way he can take what he wants and then cast them aside.
    When he captures Merlin, however, he gets more than he was expecting.

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    A man can only endure so much before he breaks.

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    The curse had been meant for Arthur. It had been meant to kill. But when Merlin had shoved his King out of way, jumped in front of it to save the life of the man he loved, what happened was so much worse. What had been designed to kill grew instead. It festered, and rotted, and wrapped slick, oily tendrils around everything deep inside him, leaving Merlin feeling dirty and unclean.

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    What if Arthur sent Merlin with Gwen and Elyan to visit their father's grave? What if Merlin protected Gwen with his life, and ended up captured by Morgana and taken to the Dark Tower in her stead?

    What if Morgana successfully performed the Tiene Diaga on Merlin, and discovered his magic?

    When Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table rescue their friend, they don't know what a deadly Assassin they're bringing back with them. Can Merlin be stopped?

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    After Lancelot's death, Merlin will do anything to get him back, even if it means giving up everything he knows, and abandoning his destiny. Angst.

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    Arthur's a vampire-hunter. Merlin's a vampire.

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    Fighting over his magic with Arthur was the last straw. Merlin leaves to join Morgana. After following a trail of death and destruction, Arthur and his army finally catch up with the wayward sorcerers. Things really, truly, do not end well.

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    Merlin knows something is wrong the moment he feels as though his magic is about to suffocate him. He feels it tingle under his skin in the most eerie of ways, as though it’s itching to burst free. It feels as though it’s climbing up his throat, choking him as he fights the urge to unleash it. He doesn’t know what’s coming exactly, but he knows to be scared.

    He fears that even he - Emrys - won’t be strong enough to fight against it. He’s terrified that if he can’t figure out their plan before they make their move, Camelot will fall. 

    Arthur - his destiny, his love - will fall.

     

    For the square: 2C - Mind Control

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    being alive for over 1500 years can make you go mad. merlin certainly got a ticket for that train

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    The legends say that when the king discovered Merlin’s magic, the sorcerer wept and put himself at his mercy. I use it only for you, Arthur, he said. Only for you. And since his magic has saved the king’s life once more, and since the monarch saw the extraordinary devotion of his servant, he forgave him the lies, and came to terms with sorcery at last; and then, legalized it in Camelot, making Merlin the first Court Sorcerer since the Purge.

    But the real story, as it often happens, is a bit different than the legends.

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    The king watches as the gallows are stripped from the courtyard, leaving nothing behind. His gaze lingers for a moment, as though waiting for someone to appear. The numbness of empty space is agonizing.

    Arthur Pendragon is not his father. He does not have sorcerers burned.

    But he does have them hanged. What difference does it make, to execute the manservant to the king?

    — — — —

    Upon the magic reveal, Arthur has Merlin hanged.

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