aerten + pairing:merlin/arthur   107

Hurts - phandomoftheowl - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“He seems delicate sometimes. Like he needs protecting. He's an idiot, yeah, but he's also... he has his own darkness, Gwaine. He doesn't like to let people close, and he guards his secrets better than a dragon guarding a vast treasure. ”
Gwaine wanted to ask how a PrinceKing who pretended much indifference to his manservant could know so much about him, but he didn't want to interrupt whatever insights Arthur was willing to dole out today.
“And it hurts. Knowing that he doesn't trust you hurts. And it tears you apart until all you can do is sit and wait and accept his utterly ridiculous smiles, and hope that he'll tell you today. Just, maybe today would be the day.” Arthur glanced sideways for a brief moment, eyes full of meaning.
fandom:merlin-bbc  arthur-knows  angst  pairing:merlin/arthur  pairing:merlin/gwaine  author:phandomoftheowl  <1.000 
february 2019 by aerten
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
Charmed, I'm Sure - arthur_pendragon - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“I need your guidance,” Arthur said in an undertone the next time Gaius saw him—which was immediately after Merlin hopped off to the forest to ‘fetch herbs’ for Gaius, in a transparent excuse to concoct his elixir in peace. “Merlin told the entire castle he’s head over heels in love with me.”
“And your magnificent cock,” Gaius said, for surely he could not be expected to suffer the trauma of being the only one to have to hear that.
Arthur paled. “He informed everyone thusly, yes. It is a spell, right?”
“Most certainly.”
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  established-relationship  humor  proposal  author:arthur_pendragon  1.000-5.000 
february 2019 by aerten
Touch Me (Not) - veronamay - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
In which Merlin is reluctantly pure, Arthur is unfairly tempting, and the Great Dragon sits back with popcorn to watch.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  arthur-knows  humor  virgin!merlin  author:veronamay  5.000-10.000 
february 2019 by aerten
Memory Is a Fickle Friend - TheDragon - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Memory is a fickle friend.

Sometimes, it keeps from us our most prized moments in life, and sometimes it gives them back when we least expect it to.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:post-series  reincarnation!au  amnesia  author:TheDragon  5.000-10.000 
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
Empires Gleam - alacrity - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Two years after Arthur's death, Merlin goes back to the beginning to save them all, whatever the cost.

(AKA the great, big, wish-fulfilling, post-finale, fuck-it-fix-everything rewrite you always wanted.)
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  time-travel  merlin:canon-au  powerful!merlin  wip  author:alacrity 
june 2018 by aerten
My Density Has Brought Me To You - ingberry - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Merlin led the perfect university life during his first semester at uni, but once the second semester comes along, his life goes to absolute shit. The universe hates him. Not only is he majorly confused about what he actually wants, but he's also stuck with a roommate from hell. When he goes to his RA to get at least some of his problems fixed, Merlin's life manages to get even more complicated. Of course.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  pairing:gwen/lancelot  college  protective!arthur  humor  author:ingberry  10.000-20.000 
may 2018 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
FIC: Clarifying Ownership (Merlin/Arthur) NC-17 - Warning: Tentacles
Merlin's eyes flew open, but he didn’t dare turn his head. He listened carefully to the flap of the tent being pulled back and heard the clank of armour against chainmail as a knight entered the tent, not a foot away from their make-shift mattress.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  pwp  nc-17  fingering  public-sex  author:marguerite_26  1.000-5.000 
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
Merlin fic: Neither fish nor fowl [1/2] - Absconding With The Tontine Funds
Trusses of flowers, personalised letters and whole roast chicken had always been sure-fire ways to win a person's heart, at least in Arthur's experience. Merlin's heart, however, was an entirely different story.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  pairing:gwen/lancelot  humor  author:adelagia  10.000-20.000 
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
How to Untrain Your Dragon - Teumessian - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Merlin has many secrets but Arthur sees more than anyone knows. This is the story of a prince and a dragon. A canon changeling!verse AU, deviating around season 2.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:canon-au  changeling!verse  dragon!merlin  arthur-finds-out  author:Teumessian  20.000-50.000 
april 2018 by aerten
FIC: Those Deep Places [ Merlin(2008) | Merlin/Arthur | NC-17 | ~3500 words ]
Arthur settles down on his back and stares up through the trees at the stars, trying to think of something nice to say. "I'm sorry about your friend."
Merlin takes long enough to answer that Arthur thinks perhaps he's fallen asleep. Then, finally, under his breath, "No, you're not."
"Excuse me?"
Merlin rolls to his back. "You're not sorry about him. The only good sorcerer is a dead sorcerer."
"I never said that."
Merlin tilts his head toward Arthur. "You believe it." He holds Arthur's gaze.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:1.10  arthur-finds-out  author:svilleficrecs  1.000-5.000 
december 2017 by aerten
Pavlov Penis by derryere
"Can I sleep here for an hour or two?" He looks at the bed, and looks at the bed, and looks at the bed. "Please? I'm—I can't—" He shrugs again, at a loss. "I mean, it's a giant bed anyway. You won't even notice I'm there. Hell, you're still eating, I'll be gone before you even get tired."

Arthur stares. It's hard to tell what his reaction is exactly, the muscles in his jaw working quickly and his eyes settling into some kind of question, and he keeps this expression tight on his face for what seems forever before he tries to say something—but then changes his mind, catching himself mid-breath, and instead settles for a sharp,

"No one, can know about this." He looks away with a small shake of the head. "Don't want the entire bloody staff knocking on my door tomorrow, asking to have a go at an afternoon nap. So if you shut up about it, then fine. Whatever."
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  author:derryere  humor  5.000-10.000 
december 2017 by aerten
Prophesy [Merlin, Arthur/Merlin, PG-13]: nekare
It’s hard to access that place, where all of time is visible and there to read. Some people dedicate their lives to getting there, and when they do, they invariably regret it.

There are also some that don’t ask for it, that get the sight without having a choice in the matter just because Fate has ordained it so.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  seer!merlin  arthur-finds-out  author:nekare  5.000-10.000 
november 2017 by aerten
Favorite - astolat - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Arthur groaned and thumped his head back against the pillows. After a moment, he drew a deep breath and let it out. "All right," he said, grimly. "There's no help for it. Pack up your things."
Merlin sat up in the bed. "You're throwing me out of Camelot?" he said, voice rising.
"What good would that do?" Arthur said dispiritedly. "I'd give it a week before I went after you. No, you're moving into my chambers. I can't keep skulking around the castle corridors like I'm ashamed of myself."
"I'm—what?" Merlin said, his voice rising even more. "I'm not moving into your chambers! People will think I'm your—your—mistress or something."
"You are my mistress, you idiot," Arthur said, and then paused to shudder. "My favorite," he corrected.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  nc-17  humor  author:astolat  10.000-20.000 
october 2017 by aerten
eleven thousand kings - f_vikus - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
The trade was simple. For every life made, there must be one given.
For the life of the heir that Arthur desired –
There never had been any doubt in Merlin’s mind. He had known from the beginning how this would end.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  pairing:arthur/gwen  angst  character-death  author:f_vikus  5.000-10.000 
october 2017 by aerten
destiny is calling me (open up my eager eyes) - endoftheline7 - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Merlin and Arthur would unite the lands of Albion, one day. Merlin thought that day could actually come, if only Arthur stopped getting into moods all the time.

(Or: five times Arthur was jealous and Merlin didn't notice, and the one time he did.)
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  pairing:merlin/will  pairing:merlin/lancelot  pairing:merlin/freya  pairing:merlin/gwaine  pairing:merlin/elyan  pairing:merlin/morgana  jealous!arthur  author:endoftheline7  5.000-10.000 
october 2017 by aerten
the problem we all live with - green_postit - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
It's the ninth beheading Uther's ordered.
The ninth time a warlock's blood has been washed off a blade.
Merlin wonders when it'll be his turn.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  soulbond  arthur-finds-out  sick!merlin  author:green_postit  10.000-20.000 
september 2017 by aerten
Golden Age - supercalvin - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“Explain yourself.” Arthur said. “I will not give you another chance.”
The man laughed, “Fair enough.” He took a deep breath and said, “If my gut feeling is correct, which it usually is, I think the Caves’ magic have somehow moved you forward in time. You believe it is the thirtieth year of Uther’s reign, correct?” He did not wait for Arthur to answer with ‘Of course it is!’ and continued: “But it’s not.”
“That’s absurd.” Arthur said, “What year do you think it is?”
“It is the eleventh year of King Arthur’s reign.”
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  time-travel  merlin:post-season3  author:supercalvin  10.000-20.000 
september 2017 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
Future, Past, Present - whitedatura - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
By the end of their first decade together, it's clear that neither of them is aging. They rarely stay in one place longer than a year, so it isn't a problem so much as it is disconcerting. They've seen much, but there is still more, and Arthur is just as delighted now to find new creatures, new forests, new seas as he was ten years ago. Merlin will never tire of the satisfied look on Arthur's face when they break new paths where no one else has been. The fear that Arthur will be snatched away in the blink of an eye has eased greatly.

By the end of their first century together, Merlin has stopped worrying.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:post-series  happy-end  headcanon  author:whitedatura  5.000-10.000 
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
Kink Me! #31 - Memories [reincarnation!au]
"Merlin, I-" Arthur struggled with what to say. No amount of fore thought could have prepared him for the present situation.

“You what, Arthur? You're sorry you let me burn? You're sorry you were so pathetically under your father's thumb? It doesn't matter anymore. We're in another lifetime - one where you can't hurt me any longer. Just leave me alone." Merlin shouted. He twisted his arm out of Arthur grasp and ran.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  pairing:gwen/lancelot  pairing:gwaine/elena  reincarnation!au  angst  violence  abuse  abused!merlin  character-death  ptsd  kinkmeme-fill  10.000-20.000 
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
Evermore; Still Never Enough by LillaW
He’ll live countless lives and find Arthur in every one of them and lose him all over again. But this will always, always be what he lives for…
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  pwp  nc-17  marathon!sex  reunion  reincarnation!au  merlin:post-series  author:LillaW  1.000-5.000 
august 2017 by aerten
a half of a whole (cannot truly forget the other) - Steamcraft - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
From the majority of the patients in Camelot Mental Health Institute, Colin Morgan - or Merlin as he insists to be called - seems the most normal aside from the delusions. Bradley only wishes he'd stop calling him Arthur for gods sake because now he dreams of legends.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  pairing:gwen/lancelot  pairing:bradley/colin  pairing:morgana/leon  pairing:gwaine/percival  mental-hospital  mental-illness  hurt/comfort  hurt!merlin  depressed!merlin  merlin:post-series  reincarnation!au  author:Steamcraft  wip  50.000-100.000 
august 2017 by aerten
Deep as the Wine Dark Sea - RurouniHime - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
"Arthur," Uther hisses, a wretched anxiety lilting the name. "Get out of the way!"

Arthur's jaw clenches. Merlin can see the stain on his tunic widening, feel it soaking through to his palms where he holds Arthur around the chest. He remembers that he's the one keeping Arthur in place and shifts his grip to let him slide down, when—

"Any…" Arthur's voice fails; he swallows, and the sound holds an ugly rasp. "Any blade that reaches Merlin…" —he sags further, fingers clamping tighter to Merlin's hips— "goes through m… me first."
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  hurt/comfort  hurt!arthur  powerful!merlin  arthur-finds-out  soulmates  author:RurouniHime  protective!merlin  violence  20.000-50.000 
august 2017 by aerten
Hard as Iron by glassly: merlin_flashfic
In the winter, Camelot is under siege, and the people are starving. Arthur and Merlin take care of one another in a slightly dysfunctional manner.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  protective!merlin  protective!arthur  arthur-finds-out  author:glassly  1.000-5.000 
august 2017 by aerten
Merlin fic 1/3: Aspects by lycoris
When Arthur is hit by a curse that splits him into two people, Merlin has to try and take care of both of them until Gaius finds a cure. But with the two Arthurs so violently opposed to each other, will it ever be possible for them to reunite?
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  cursed!arthur  violence  angst  author:lycoris  10.000-20.000 
july 2017 by aerten
Tintagel - seperis - Merlin (BBC) [Archive of Our Own]
They would pay any price that was asked, Nimueh whispered at the end, trembling with exhaustion, desperate, pleading, anything, anything at all. Just give her this child. Give her the son he stole from her.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  pairing:uther/ygraine  pairing:nimueh/ygraine  arthur-finds-out  author:seperis  angst  20.000-50.000 
june 2017 by aerten
The Map of Honor - Destina - Merlin (BBC) [Archive of Our Own]
Arthur sustains a mortal wound in battle, and makes preparations to accept his fate. Merlin has other ideas.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:season4  hurt!arthur  arthur-finds-out  author:Destina  10.000-20.000 
june 2017 by aerten
So Are They All, All Honourable Men - seperis - Merlin (BBC) [Archive of Our Own]
Twisting around, Arthur braces a hand on the edge of the tub, catching Merlin's hand under his. "I don't ask your permission to protect you," he says slowly, measuring every word. "That is my right and my duty. But I would prefer to have it."

Merlin studies him thoughtfully, head tilted, then nods, eyes flaring gold.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  hurt!merlin  protective!arthur  author:seperis  arthur-finds-out  10.000-20.000 
june 2017 by aerten
Millions of Peaches - Dira Sudis (dsudis) - Merlin (BBC) [Archive of Our Own]
Merlin must have poisoned himself eating too many peaches; he must now be in some sort of bizarre fruit-induced daze. It was the only reasonable explanation. Otherwise he would have to believe that Arthur knew all his secrets, held Merlin's life and heart and soul in the palm of his sword-callused hand.

"Honestly, if you're this hopelessly in love with me at the same time that you think I'm stupid enough not to have noticed, I really have to question your taste," Arthur said, and then sighed heavily and kissed him at last.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:1.13  fluff  arthur-knows  author:dsudis  1.000-5.000 
june 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
Of All The Planets In All The Galaxies, He Walked Into Mine. - supercalvin - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
On Camelot, the base planet of the Albion Intergalactic Alliance, the people have a unique gift where the name of their soulmate appears on their arm. Finding one’s soulmate could be as easy as taking a shuttle over to the next planet or it could take years for destiny to find its way to their side of the galaxy. Ten years ago, Ambassador Arthur Pendragon found out the name on his arm wasn’t from any known language in the galaxy. He hadn’t had much faith in love ever since.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  sci-fi  soulmates  fluff  author:supercalvin  5.000-10.000 
june 2017 by aerten
Because We (Are, Were, Will Be) Bound - orphan_account - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
And the words come out then, slowly, as if Merlin has to pick and choose between them as one would sift through fruit in a stall at market. How they are soulmates [...]. How Merlin waited, and waited, for Arthur to accept the connection – or failing that, to send him into the fevered wasteland of bond sickness with a rejection. How over the years even that limbo was enough to sustain him.

How, when Arthur was wounded, Merlin sacrificed the bond – "It wasn't real, anyway," Merlin says, so casual Arthur is horrified. "How can it be real when it is only one half?"

How Merlin's sacrifice saved Arthur's life.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:arthur/gwen  pairing:merlin/arthur  unrequited-love  angst  character-death  merlin:5.13  soulbond  5.000-10.000 
june 2017 by aerten
rail against your dying day - helloearthlings - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Arthur turned around, stomach churning at the thought of living the rest of his life without Merlin by his side. Merlin was his constant, his steady presence forever a guiding light.

And now he was gone.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  pairing:arthur/gwen  pairing:gwen/leon  arthur-finds-out  grief  character-death  angst  author:helloearthlings  5.000-10.000 
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
Don't Listen To A Word I Say - agirlnamedtruth - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Post 5x13 fic where Merlin can't let go of Arthur and convinced that Camelot need is greatest, Merlin accidentally brings him back using the Horn of Cathbad. However, once he's back, it's Arthur than can't move on.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  pairing:gwen/leon  pairing:gwaine/percival  pairing:arthur/gwen  merlin:post-series  angst  grief  ghost!arthur  depressed!merlin  author:agirlnamedtruth  50.000-100.000 
june 2017 by aerten
Fic:These Castle Walls Bleed Lies (Merlin/Arthur) R - Warning: Tentacles
With his father unfit to rule and Camelot decimated, Arthur must assume the role of King. But the truths he discovers shake the foundation of all he holds dear.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  pairing:arthur/gwen  pairing:gwen/lancelot  merlin:post-season3  arthur-finds-out  author:marguerite-26  10.000-20.000 
june 2017 by aerten
Long Live The King 1/1 - shadowglove88
What if when the Great Dragon said that Mordred would 'kill' Arthur he didn't exactly mean it the way it sounded? Mordred discovers that he fulfilled that prophecy, while living in Arthur's court, loving Emrys, and Arthur still alive on the throne.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:arthur/gwen  pairing:merlin/mordred  pairing:merlin/arthur  angst  author:shadowglove88  5.000-10.000 
may 2017 by aerten
Kink Me! #9 - "The Getting of Wisdom"
Worst quest ever — they're a good week or so from Camelot, everyone else is dead, and now Arthur's annoyed a goddess and been turned into a woman.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  girl!arthur  cursed!arthur  genderswap  protective!merlin  fluff  author:misswinterhill  10.000-20.000 
may 2017 by aerten
Compulsion - AngelQueen - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
More than once, Gwen has wondered over the issue of addiction.
Inspired by "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" by vampiric_mcd.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  pairing:arthur/gwen  pairing:gwen/lancelot  cheating!arthur  cheating!gwen  angst  reincarnation!au  author:AngelQeen  1.000-5.000 
may 2017 by aerten
You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free - vampiric_mcd - Merlin (BBC) [Archive of Our Own]
The trouble with reincarnation – and actually remembering your past lives – was that it got a bit repetitive after a while. The love triangle issue was one of those things that had also gotten old really fast.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  pairing:arthur/gwen  cheating!arthur  reincarnation!au  angst  author:vampiric_mcd  1.000-5.000 
may 2017 by aerten
The Easiest Thing (1/8 +epilogue): papercrepe
When an inadvertent spell changes Merlin from the inside out, Arthur must face Camelot's latest threat alone – and unravel the mystery of Merlin, or else risk losing him forever.
Kinkmeme fill, based on the prompt: "Merlin spells himself to be the perfect servant, and loses his whole personality in the process."
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  dub-con  amnesia  angst  hurt!merlin  author:latenightchai  arthur-finds-out  50.000-100.000 
may 2017 by aerten
Fic: Everything, Always (Merlin/Arthur): mysecretashes
Arthur discovers Merlin's magic, but no matter how hard he tries he can't tell him that he knows - even when he starts having nightmares about Merlin's death.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  arthur-knows  angst  author:mysecretashes  5.000-10.000 
may 2017 by aerten
Body, Soul, & Magic - dante_s_hell - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
To save Camelot, Arthur sacrifices himself and walks through the veil. But he is the Once and Future King and destiny is still waiting to be fulfilled. It is just not how Merlin thought it would be. But Merlin is okay--more than okay--with how things turn out.

Or, Arthur enters the veil and comes back a little different.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:4.02  dark!arthur  breathplay  author:dante_s_hell  10.000-20.000 
may 2017 by aerten
Gadarene - Chapter 1 - unpossible - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“You’re the Prince?” Merlin says, eyeing him. He hesitates, then adds, defiant, “The Mad Prince of Camelot.”
Arthur doesn’t move. There’s quiet for a long time, then he says it. “I am.”
“You don’t seem mad,” he says.
The smile wells up from somewhere deep, and very sad. “Well, Merlin,” he says, “give me time.”
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:canon-au  slave!merlin  cursed!arthur  slavery  non-con  abuse  author:unpossible  50.000-100.000 
may 2017 by aerten
The History of Two Conversations (On Paper) - takadainmate - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
This is a very useful spell, Merlin wrote. He formed the letters carefully, small so he could write more later, if he needed to, and did not at all wonder if he was going to get in trouble or be cursed or something for writing in the margins of an ancient spell book.

He told the book (in case it had an opinion on the matter), "I am just imparting my knowledge to future generations. I'm sure they will find my comments helpful."
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  humor  fluff  author:takadainmate  arthur-finds-out  10.000-20.000 
may 2017 by aerten
Tributes - Chapter 1 - TheAvalonian - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
It is the 57th annual Hunger Games, and Merlin Emrys stands at the Reaping ceremony with Guinevere Smith at his side, unable to hear the roar of the crowd over the ringing in his own ears. Because Merlin is about to face his best friend and twenty-two strangers in a fight to the death, where there can only be one victor.

In a twisted game where death seems the only certainty, Merlin will find himself tested in ways no one could have ever predicted - and may even find himself fighting for more than just his own life as he enters into an unlikely alliance with Arthur Pendragon, the Career tribute poised to win it all.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  hunger-games!au  hurt/comfort  violence  character-death  author:TheAvalonian  crossover  fandom:the-hunger-games  50.000-100.000 
may 2017 by aerten
Resurgam - La_Temperanza - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Merlin can see dead people, and Arthur's just indirectly invited the entire spirit world. To think, people said this party was going to be boring.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  horror  character-death  violence  high-school  author:La_Temperanza  paranormal  10.000-20.000 
may 2017 by aerten
Give My Life Only To You - SpiritOwl - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Written for the KMM#34 prompt: Arthur/Merlin, Canon Era. Merlin just barely manages to save Arthur in time. Knowing that Gwen's a great Queen they decide not to return and to start a new life together. Happily ever after strongly needed!
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:5.13  author:SpiritOwl  <1.000 
may 2017 by aerten
In the Darkness, You Are My Light - Seravia - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
In which Gwen leaves Camelot, Arthur is not heart-broken, and Merlin is convinced Arthur is pining for Gwen. It takes another sorcerer, several attempts on Arthur's life, and the king at his bedside for Merlin to get it.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:arthur/gwen  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:5.09  arthur-finds-out  author:Seravia  5.000-10.000 
may 2017 by aerten
Let Us Dare - kianspo - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Uther dies instead of Ygraine when Arthur is born. Balinor helps Ygraine secure her position as regent, magic isn’t banned, and Merlin and Arthur grow up side by side. Camelot is different but not cloudless, destiny is still a troublesome thing, and Arthur is still charmingly oblivious when it comes to things that matter most in life.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:canon-au  action/adventure  author:kianspo  20.000-50.000 
may 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
From The Ashes - RandomSlasher (Trilliah) - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
When Merlin uses magic to save Arthur’s life, he is condemned to death, and Arthur is too late to save him. But when the grief-stricken prince, along with Morgana and Gwen, journeys to Ealdor to return Merlin’s ashes, a series of strange events leads them to believe the warlock may not be as dead as they thought.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  character-death  angst  grief  first-time  author:RandomSlasher  20.000-50.000 
april 2017 by aerten
Leaving Only Bells of Lightning - shes_gone - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
"Arthur," he says, thick and with careful intent, exactly the way he once did after an impossible whirlwind in his mother's village, and a flash of lightning pierces all the hall's windows at once, like a shower of arrows. Arthur grits his teeth to the point of pain, and he should have let Merlin change tactics, because he isn't ready for this.

Merlin glances at him uncertainly, and Arthur has no idea what to say. He wants to say that it's all right. That he already knows, of course, and that he's sorry. That he's so desperately sorry for all of it, for everything he never did to stop his father, and that he hopes Merlin will forgive him and stay, despite it all, because Arthur wants to make it right, wants to fix all of this madness and he has no idea how he'll do it without Merlin—he has no idea what he'll do without Merlin - but he doesn't know how to say any of that.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:4.03  arthur-knows  established-relationship  author:shes_gone  1.000-5.000 
april 2017 by aerten
Strange and Fearless - wangler - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
It was silly, really. Soaking in Arthur’s tub while the prince tended to the king. Arthur had the shadow of all of Camelot looming over him and a shattered father, and Merlin only had—well, he had destiny. And maybe a few bruised ribs that throbbed now that the adrenaline had worn off and the sun had gone down and his body had finally settled into the stiff pain of overuse.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  merlin:3.13  arthur-knows  hurt/comfort  author:wangler  1.000-5.000 
april 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
Fic: Awash With Love - All the wine is all for me
“I give him this gift Uther. He can only marry for the truest and deepest love. Both on his part and the part of his wife.”
When Arthur is cursed the whole of Camelot is determined to find him a bride. Well, all but one person.
fandom:merlin-bbc  pairing:merlin/arthur  cursed!arthur  fluff  author:burkesl17  arthur-knows  5.000-10.000 
april 2017 by aerten
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