aerten + merlin:modern-au   30

You Swiped Right - Chapter 1 - momotastic - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Pendragon Books is to London's bookselling industry what Sauron is to Middle-Earth: Bad fucking news.

Merlin could also compare them to Voldemort and the magical world in Britain, or maybe the White Witch and Narnia, but no matter what analogy he picks, the point remains the same: Wherever Pendragon Books pops up with a new shop, existing businesses die a painful death, robbing their city of more and more personality and character. Therefore it comes as a bit of a shock when they're settling in right across the street from Merlin's bookshop, and Merlin finds out that Arthur Pendragon himself is gorgeous and unreasonably easy to talk to, and - worst of all - a bit of a nerd.

However, not only is Merlin most definitely not fraternising with the enemy, he's also already sort of dating someone. So what if it started on Grindr, and is only through text messages?
fandom:merlin-bbc  merlin:modern-au  pairing:merlin/arthur  you've-got-mail!au  epistolary  author:momotastic  20.000-50.000 
february 2019 by aerten
Pink and Black and Blue (For You) - Chapter 1 - Polomonkey - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
When he met his soulmate – if he met his soulmate – they were going to have some serious apologising to do.

Arthur's one of the unlucky few with a rather unfortunate soulmate connection - they share bruises. And his soulmate just happens to be the clumsiest person in the world. Between that and Morgana's attempt to set him up with every bruised man she comes across, it's lucky he has friendly IT tech Wizard to keep him sane...
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:modern-au  soulmates  fluff  humor  author:Polomonkey  5.000-10.000 
february 2019 by aerten
A Firm Hand - Salted_Caramel - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
He’s still young, Arthur tells himself. He’s still very unaware of how the world works, too busy in his own little bubble of youth. “Right,” he says, clipped. “One more word out of you and I’m going to put you over my knee.”
He sees the way Merlin looks back at him. How his gaze darts back and and forth as he weighs Arthur’s words. It must be the tiny amount of alcohol within his veins that makes him so cocky, so careless, because he of all people should know that Arthur is a man of his word.
“Prat,” Merlin says, challenging, goading.
It makes Arthur’s blood run hot. Foot slamming down on the accelerator, he makes a sharp turn, parking into the first suitable alleyway he finds. “Out.”
fandom:merlin-bbc  merlin:modern-au  pairing:merlin/arthur  spanking  bodyguard!arthur  younger!merlin  bondage  nc-17  dub-con  author:Salted_Caramel  1.000-5.000 
january 2019 by aerten
My Precious - SPowell - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Merlin has a thing for Arthur's hole. He even has a pet name for it, to Arthur's supreme embarrassment. Arthur can't watch Lord of the Rings anymore without getting a hard-on.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:modern-au  pwp  nc-17  bottom!arthur  rimming  fingering  author:SPowell  10.000-20.000 
january 2019 by aerten
Truth, Trust and Partnership - Ivalee - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
DI Arthur Pendragon is assigned to work with the most openly-mocked detective on the Camelot CID. He quickly learns Merlin's "spooky" reputation is well-earned. Merlin believes in magic and mythical creatures, and he seems to spend most of his time with his head in the clouds. But he is also the smartest, most compassionate detective Arthur has ever known. And he is haunted by a mystery from his past that drives him to help victims who might otherwise be ignored. Arthur cannot help but follow him.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:modern-au  action/adventure  detective!merlin  detective!arthur  author:Ivalee  50.000-100.000 
may 2018 by aerten
Hidden Royalty - EssieScrawls - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Merlin hates everything regal because his mum does. But when Prince Arthur of England is going to the same uni as him, he changes those thoughts quickly and even develops feelings for him. He begins to wonder why his mum holds such a grudge against royalty.

What he doesn't know is that his mum had a history with Balinor, the Mercian King, and he certainly doesn't know that he's the son of that same King
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  pairing:hunith/balinor  merlin:modern-au  prince!arthur  prince!merlin  college  author:EssieScrawls  50.000-100.000 
may 2018 by aerten
Laundry Letters - dysonrules - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Arthur found the note sitting atop a pile of his clothing, which had been neatly folded and stacked on the dryer in the communal laundry room.

"I dried your clothes for you this time, but please keep in mind that others need to use the facilities. Also, that yellow shirt is heinous. I recommend burning."
fandom:merlin-bbc  merlin:modern-au  pairing:merlin/arthur  college  humor  pretend!couple  fluff  author:dysonrules  5.000-10.000 
april 2018 by aerten
Green Thumb - Chapter 1 - supercalvin - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Arthur came into the nursery to look for some plants to liven up the house he had inherited. He had expected to look at some grass, leave, and then buy plants at a local store instead. What he hadn’t expected was a garden that made him feel like he entered a magical land, with a quaint run-down house and a clever green-thumbed owner.
fandom:merlin-bbc  merlin:modern-au  pairing:merlin/arthur  author:supercalvin  10.000-20.000 
april 2018 by aerten
The Unintentional Wooing Skills of Arthur Pendragon - giselleslash - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Arthur is a master of wooing...if one defines master as ‘a complete and utter tragedy’. Somehow Merlin doesn’t seem to mind all that much.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  fluff  merlin:modern-au  author:giselleslash  5.000-10.000 
september 2017 by aerten
Hold On To What We Are - giselleslash - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
The world as they know it is gone, but Merlin and Arthur have each other and maybe that’s all they need. (Basically The Walking Dead Celebrates Christmas :))
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  zombies  merlin:modern-au  post-apocalypse  breathplay  christmas!fic  author:giselleslash  10.000-20.000 
september 2017 by aerten
Kink Me! #14 - PTA [amnesia, modern!au]
The doctor seemed to understand that Arthur was more than confused. He explained, “When questioned, he could remember his name and other salient facts about his life. His mother's name, education and earlier years, but when asked other leading questions he revealed he didn't know what his occupation was, what had led him to the hospital, where he lived, and who you, who were after all listed as his next of kin, were. We've diagnosed him with Post-Traumatic Retrograde Amnesia.”
“What does that mean?” Arthur asked.
“He's suffered some memory loss due to brain injury,” the doctor stated. His voice was calm, steady, aimed to pacify. “He may partially or integrally regain his memory later; however you must bear in mind that he was unconscious for more than two hours. He may suffer from other complications, but only time can tell.”
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  pairing:merlin/mordred  amnesia  hurt/comfort  angst  merlin:modern-au  kinkmeme-fill  10.000-20.000 
september 2017 by aerten
Dickmagician - ingberry - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Arthur just needed to know that he could take a good dick pic. He wasn't going to do anything with it, obviously. It was just an experiment, just a test he had to prove to himself that he could pass.

Drunk Arthur had other ideas, though. Who knew there were people online willing to review other people's dick pics?

And frankly, Arthur was never going to settle for anything less than an A+.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  humor  merlin:modern-au  author:ingberry  5.000-10.000 
september 2017 by aerten
Fic: The House Sitter: merlinxarthur
If you’re on Merlin’s good side, you’ll be on Arthur’s, generally. However, Arthur doesn’t like to be touched or pet. And he doesn’t like anybody touching Merlin either. Merlin is his and only he gets to play with him. If Arthur isn’t around or has decided not to get up, feel free to play with Merlin all you want. Just keep an eye out for Arthur, he likes to sneak up on people and scratch their ankles.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  fluff  crack  cat!merlin  cat!arthur  merlin:modern-au  author:waitingwife  1.000-5.000 
august 2017 by aerten
It's not the end of the world (but you can see it from here) - Cori Lannam (corilannam) - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Arthur, Prince of Wales, finds it hard to accept that he and Merlin have no future. Then he finds out that neither does anyone else. (fusion with the movie 2012)
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  apocalypse  2012!au  merlin:modern-au  prince!arthur  doctor!merlin  minor-character-death  author:corilannam  20.000-50.000 
june 2017 by aerten
Thinking Their Own Kisses Sin - Chapter 1 - helloearthlings - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“I’m sorry, Arthur. I really am. I think you could have been a great man, a great leader – but your father took that future away from you. Just as he took everyone’s futures away. You say he did it to stop pain? I think that is very selfish. He should have dealt with that pain, and done it through fierce and unapologetic love for you.”

“I thought you believed in free will,” Arthur’s emotions seemed to have drained out of him with his last outburst. Thankfully, the café was loud and busy enough that no one would have caught it unless they’d been listening. “My father made his choice.”

“And prevented me from making mine,” Merlin finished, before his face twisted up into a smile.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  sci-fi  dystopia  merlin:modern-au  angst  college  hurt/comfort  author:helloearthlings  20.000-50.000 
june 2017 by aerten
It's Not a Homeless Life For Me, It's Just I'm Home Less Than I'd Like to Be - Kiromenanz - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Am considering donating 2/3 of my belongings to a charity, he texted Morgana as he got into his car. When he slammed the car door, having parked it haphazardly somewhere along his driveway, and made his way to the house, she had answered.
As if. The day you do anything that's not self-serving is the day I will swim naked in uncle Agravaine's duck pond.

Well, that settled that.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:modern-au  fluff  pairing:morgana/mithian  author:Kiromenanz  10.000-20.000 
may 2017 by aerten
octarine - schweet_heart - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Merlin isn't Arthur's soulmate, and Arthur isn't Merlin's, yet somehow in spite of themselves they're everything to one another. Which is why, when Arthur finally starts seeing in colour, he isn't willing to let Merlin go without a fight.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:modern-au  soulmates  angst  established-relationship  pairing:arthur/gwen  break-up  happy-end  author:schweet_heart  10.000-20.000 
april 2017 by aerten
The Son-in-Law - Tossukka - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
”Your son is a major arse.”

”Who is this?”

”This is Merlin Emrys. The one who dated your son for four years, and I just called you to inform that your son is an arse and I can’t believe I put up with him all that time. Is it only him or is it some Pendragon thing I wasn’t aware of?”
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:modern-au  humor  fluff  awesome!uther  outsider!pov  uther!pov  author:Tossukka  1.000-5.000 
april 2017 by aerten
Get Sick Soon - Polomonkey - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Arthur has been pining for Merlin for so long that he jumps at the chance to go take care of him when he's sick. But why is his flat so strangely decorated? And what's that weird noise coming from the bedroom? And did Merlin's cat really just speak to him?
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:modern-au  fluff  sick!merlin  humor  author:Polomonkey  arthur-finds-out  1.000-5.000 
april 2017 by aerten
The Eleventh Hour, a merlin fanfic | FanFiction
Everybody is born with two numbers on their backs: one counts down to a beginning, the other to an end.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:modern-au  angst  character-death  author:chimingofthebells  5.000-10.000 
march 2017 by aerten
License to Thrill - lady_ragnell - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Merlin's employees bet him the recipe for the most addictive cocoa in the world that he can't find out what the hot blond who comes into his chocolate shop does for a living within the month. He ends up getting far more than he bargained for.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:modern-au  author:lady_ragnell  10.000-20.000 
march 2017 by aerten
Lions and Pebbles and Penguins, Oh my! - fuzzytomato - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“So…” he draws out the word, “gay penguins.”

Merlin laughs and it is carefree and loud and draws attention, but Arthur is just glad to hear it.

“Yeah,” he confirms, “gay penguins.”
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:modern-au  animals  hurt!arthur  hurt/comfort  zoo  author:fuzzytomato  10.000-20.000 
march 2017 by aerten
[fic] like grabbing my heart and taking my breath 1/2 - pandatwirls
Merlin isn't known to be the brightest crayon in the box and all those other variations of that phrase put together. He's been told that his mental capabilities have always seemed to bypass normal thinking but this one thing he knows only he can justify.

Arthur is a big no-no for his asthma.

Merlin rephrases that. (He's a uni student after all and there are better ways of putting that.)

Arthur appears to bring about an adverse reaction in Merlin for his asthma.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:modern-au  college  author:pandatwirls  10.000-20.000 
march 2017 by aerten
The Authoritative Guide on Being the Bloke - Chapter 1 - writeonclara - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
In the four years he and Merlin had been together, Merlin never so much hinted that he had a blog.

Well, at least not to Arthur. Everyone and their dog knew about it, except Arthur.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  established-relationship  merlin:modern-au  humor  fluff  author:writeonclara  5.000-10.000 
february 2017 by aerten

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