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No Matter How Far Away You Roam - lady_ragnell - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“I was wondering if you might come home with me.” Merlin stops mid-rant and stares at him, and then down at his panini again, and back at Arthur. This is a panini of lies and pain. He can tell already.

“For Christmas? I’ve got an uncle and a mother and a sister waiting for me at home, in case you hadn’t remembered, I’m not going home with you just because you’re a workaholic.” 

“No, it’s. My mum might be under the impression that we’re a little bit married.”

In which Merlin gets conned into spending Christmas with Arthur's family and pretending to be his husband, because somehow this is his life.

|| In which, if you suspend disbelief, it is as delightful as it says on the tin.
fandom:merlin  author:lady-ragnell  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:alternateuniverse  type:contemporaryau  type:pretendmarried  type:pining!  type:family  type:holidays  type:sillysillyboys  length:10k-15k 
december 2013 by blottingtheink
In Want of a Wife - syllic - Merlin (BBC) [Archive of Our Own]
Arthur is betrothed. This means--for the first time--he gets to do what he wants.

(Guess what one of those things is?)

For all my cheekiness, a terribly aching, heart-clenching story.
fandom:merlin  author:syllic  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:wewerealwaysinlove  type:sillysillyboys  type:softly  type:birdsongsweet  type:longandsatisfying  type:happilyeverafter  length:40-50k 
november 2011 by blottingtheink
(or: Scenes from a Genderbend I Didn't Plan on Writing but Sort of Did Lolz Whoops)
In which Merlin is really
bad at being a girl
which is really
all you need to know

;aldkjfa;lkjf;alksjf;--I love this! It is soft and fluffy, and Merlin is still discomfited with being a girl; he's still called he the whole time; I just smiled a lot, ok?
fandom:merlin  author:derryere  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:sexswap  type:vignettes  type:birdsongsweet  type:takeanideaandrun  type:short  type:makesmesmile  length:5-10k 
november 2011 by blottingtheink
nu_breed: Merlin RPS fic: You're Someone That Should Know Me (Bradley/Colin) NC-17
The Bradley James Method means Bradley doesn’t shag his co-stars, he just pines after them until he gets bored. Unfortunately, Colin Morgan is never boring.

AHAHAHAHA: starts out as epic pining and ends with porn. WHAT ELSE IS NEEDED, basically EVER
fandom:merlin  author:nu-breed  pairing:bradley/colin  type:rps  type:pining!  type:smmmmmmmut  type:unrequited  type:justforfun  from delicious
september 2011 by blottingtheink
lady_ragnell: The Future Soon (1/4)
Arthur sees a vision of himself and Merlin married and happy, but they can barely stand each other. They both start doing everything they can to avoid it happening.

Adorable, and slightly heart-string tugging. Arthur is simultaneously so stupid and so well-meaning.
fandom:merlin  author:lady-ragnell  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:alternateuniverse  type:contemporaryau  type:characterization  type:criminallyadorable  type:everyoneelseknows  type:destiny!  type:longandsatisfying  type:happilyeverafter  from delicious
september 2011 by blottingtheink
Tales from the Loathly Lady - Now That I'm Rich They Give Me Coffee
The first time, Merlin really doesn’t recognize him, which Will tells him later is ridiculous, though Merlin will swear on anything that it’s true.<br />
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fandom:merlin  author:lady-ragnell  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:alternateuniverse  type:fluff  type:justforfun  from delicious
june 2011 by blottingtheink
kinkme_merlin: The Sex Shop Around the Corner
I believe there are multiple sex shop AUs in this fandom, but this is my favorite out of all of them; slightly more believable.

There are a couple moments that strike me a little weird--Uther having a laughing fit about Arthur being gay, for one--but it's overall enjoyable.

As of 4/25, up to part 29.
fandom:merlin  author:anon  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:sillysillyboys  type:kinkmeme  type:contemporaryau  type:justforfun  type:workinprogress  type:smmmmmmmut  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
glomp_fest: Fic: We’re Lost, It’s Cold, and There Are Dragons Out There (1/3)
Modern AU with magic; where Uther is even more evil than usual, dragons are real--and cute, and Merlin and Arthur's helicopter gets shot down.<br />
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Cute, fluffy, enjoyable. A nicely-paced plot--perhaps a little fast, in the end, given the time that was spent in the cave, and the developing romance plays second fiddle--but definitely fun. Draco was my favorite.
fandom:merlin  author:misswinterhill  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:alternateuniverse  type:contemporaryau  type:magicrevealed  type:fluff  type:hijinks  type:comingofage(magic)  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
tongueincheeky: Keep Calm and Carry On - R - Part 1
How Arthur Pendragon, Director of Communications for Prime Minister Gaius, and his assistant, Merlin Emrys, fell in love - a story in goldfish, cats, webcomics, cups of tea, and sharpies.
fandom:merlin  author:toungeincheek  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:alternateuniverse  type:longandsatisfying  type:sillysillyboys  type:fluff  type:adorable  type:fandomclassic  from delicious
march 2011 by blottingtheink
Tales from the Loathly Lady - Burn and Shine
How is this even real. Okay, take the pretend boyfriend trope (which I love beyond the telling of it, I know, ay), and then don't end it with sex--not even any making out--and it is SO GREAT, I love it. It's not that it feels more real, exactly, it's as much of a fantasy as pretend bfs --> smexing, but I love working the other side. Heart.
fandom:merlin  author:lady-ragnell  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:alternateuniverse  type:contemporaryau  type:pretendbfs  type:workingitout  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:softly  type:drunkenhonesty  from delicious
february 2011 by blottingtheink
rosemaryandrue: Fic: A New Low (KMM Repost)
Sweet. Another corporate AU, only in this one, Merlin's diabetic, and they meet when Arthur saves Merlin's life. The characterization of Arthur is somehow slightly too soft-edged (which is weird, because he really is a prat in this, I think it may be because his job isn't important enough), but I love the portrayals of diabetes and teaching.
fandom:merlin  author:rosemaryandrue  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:fluff  type:alternateuniverse  from delicious
february 2011 by blottingtheink
moonythestrals: FRATBOY!ARTHUR AU, 1/2
Arthur, Merlin, frat brothers, the Dragon, Arthur's BlackBerry, script writing, shitty hip-hop music, Dogma, FATE & DESTINY - oh God I wish I were joking. | So, tagging fail strikes again. Obviously brilliant.
fandom:merlin  author:moonythestrals  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:au  type:sillysillyboys  type:hijinks  type:hilarifying  type:laughingmyassoff  type:fandomclassic  type:longandsatisfying  from delicious
january 2011 by blottingtheink
Arthur and the Real Boy
AGHERUPHGSHGL. God. The plot is almost unbearably unrealistic--except that Merlin and Arthur's reactions to finding themselves unexpectedly interested in men as well is so, so, so realistic that it makes me shivery warm inside. The wonderful thing is that--well--this, this, my loves, this is what it SHOULD be like. Minus, as much as possible, of course, the prat friends. Asi es. Anyway: Jock!Arthur meets indie!Merlin accidentally at a bookstore, and true love follows. (Good book recommendations in the story, btw.)
fandom:merlin  author:franticsga  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:alternateuniverse  type:fluff  type:a+forsexuality  type:comingout  type:happilyeverafter  type:birdsongsweet 
august 2010 by blottingtheink
And Nobody Will Ever Remember
"When Merlin’s magic falters while he’s floating a pail into his room, he thinks nothing of it." Very interesting for the way it combines the show with legend--not a conceit I've seen used before. But break my heart painful. Truly.
fandom:merlin  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:abouttheexecution  type:magicrevealed  type:ouchmyheart  warningtype:characterdeath 
may 2010 by blottingtheink
Strangers on a Plane
The man in seat K had been drumming his fingers erratically against the privacy screen for forty-five minutes when Arthur finally snapped. He paused his music and asked icily, "Do you mind?" Hee. Delightful modern day AU; the same business man, Arthur takes over the family company premise that's running around, but I love this meeting.
fandom:merlin  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:alternateuniverse  type:giggles 
february 2010 by blottingtheink
Scenes from a Summer
Merlin has Asperger's; no plottiness to speak of, except for the development of Merlin/Arthur's relationship. It's wonderful. And painful to read, in the way Look Me in the Eye was painful--it gets it so, SO, right.
fandom:merlin  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:kinkmeme  resourcetype:psychology 
february 2010 by blottingtheink
We were all innocent, once - Fic: Sky Full of Stars (1/13)
Space!AU. And brilliantsauce. Merlin is a technopath; magical races are alien races; the characters are MARVELOUSLY themselves; it is like a wonderful wonderful face. Only problem: although suaine says it's out of 13, only one is posted yet. AWFUL.
fandom:merlin  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:alternateuniverse  author:suaine  type:incomplete?  type:somethingperfect 
november 2009 by blottingtheink
Past Imperfect
This was the first Merlin fic I ever read (or, at least, the first I remember reading), and it is effectively what brought me into the fandom. Sweet, and funny, and full of magical mishap. Which all Merlin fics should be really.
fandom:merlin  pairing:merlin/arthur  author:thehoyden  type:hijinks 
march 2009 by blottingtheink
OH MY GOD. Just. Ohmygod. This is another I-didn't-know-I-wanted-this-until-I-read-it fics--this, this is how it should go down. Suaine manages a magic reveal from Uther's POV that captures BOTH Uther's magic-related insanity and those flashes of intense familial feeling that the show gives him. Wow.
fandom:merlin  pairing:merlin/arthur  character:uther  author:suaine  type:characterization  type:magicrevealed  type:somethingperfect 
march 2009 by blottingtheink
"My honour, my lord. He should have come to me. I resent the suggestion that I am incapable of maintaining discipline among my servants and need his help. What's next? Is he going to oversee the knights' practice as well?" Merlin doesn't walk well on his knees. Arthur doesn't like other people messing with his things. (That's it. Really. He swears.)
fandom:merlin  pairing:merlin/arthur  author:casspeach  type:jealousy 
march 2009 by blottingtheink
The Tale of the Sea Serpent, 1/2
Prequel to Job Orientation. "Before anyone built towers or became kings that hide from councils or thought five hundred steps was some kind of actual challenge, there was a prince, a sorcerer, and a sea serpent in a river. But really, it started well before that. Because first, there was a prince, and silence, and a secret that was no secret at all."
fandom:merlin  pairing:merlin/arthur  author:seperis  type:prequel  type:sillysillyboys  type:giggles 
march 2009 by blottingtheink
LOL. Supernaturally fantastic sex is the catalyst for Arthur's High Kingship. Only astolat could manage this shit. By turns funny, hot, and sweet, and sometimes all three at once.

Also hosted at AO3.
fandom:merlin  pairing:merlin/arthur  author:astolat  type:smmmmmmmut  type:giggles  type:happilyeverafter  length:10k-15k 
march 2009 by blottingtheink
Room 20
My god, the things astolat can do with a storyline. Holy fuck. Merlin is...old. Arthur...drinks at a bar. Future-fic.
fandom:merlin  pairing:merlin/arthur  author:astolat  type:future  type:justthisedgeofpainful  type:reincarnation 
march 2009 by blottingtheink
The Crown of the Summer Court
OH MY GOD. No, seriously. The Summer Court arrives at Camelot. Merlin is a candidate for the kingship. HIJINKS.
fandom:merlin  pairing:merlin/arthur  author:astolat  type:laughingmyassoff  type:sillysillyboys  type:happilyeverafter  type:hijinks  type:longandsatisfying 
february 2009 by blottingtheink
The History of Two Conversations (On Paper)
"This is a very useful spell, Merlin wrote." What? It's for the generations to come.
fandom:merlin  pairing:merlin/arthur  author:takadainmate  type:magicrevealed 
january 2009 by blottingtheink
Arthur's Sword
Almost criminally adorable. The development is sudden and unrealistic--but that is truly part of the joy. :) Also Merlin tries to tempt a sword-lizard into a scabbard. Pretty sweet.
fandom:merlin  pairing:merlin/arthur  author:kaneko  type:giggles  type:sillysillyboys 
january 2009 by blottingtheink
Oh. My god. Tentacle fic. Tentacle Merlin fic. I am kind of stunned at the ridiculousness, but also mightily pleased, as astolat has written tentacle Merlin fic. One moment I think I'm more stunned, but then, nope, self, more pleased, but good lord! tentacle Merlin fic! ...Now I'm rambling.
fandom:merlin  author:astolat  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:smmmmmmmut  type:tentacles  length:notspecified 
january 2009 by blottingtheink
There Are No Legible Signs
"I'm getting you down, idiot," Arthur replied. "Just try not to giggle too girlishly if I tickle you."
fandom:merlin  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:preslash  author:franticsga 
january 2009 by blottingtheink
Of the twigs caught in your hair
"The forest seems never-ending." Dryads, and gifts, and whether revelations are taken or given.
fandom:merlin  pairing:merlin/arthur  author:nekare 
december 2008 by blottingtheink
"There is a story that is not told in Ealdor anymore, not for many years now, a story about Beltane Eve."
fandom:merlin  type:gen  author:astolat 
december 2008 by blottingtheink
The Last Word
"And when that day comes," he says, the words wheezed out of lungs that won't fill, "you will discover, Lancelot -- I always get the last word."

Lovely. The conceit is somewhat contrived, yet each vignette is wonderfully crafted, so I mostly didn't mind.
fandom:merlin  pairing:merlin/arthur  fandomgroup:yuletide 
december 2008 by blottingtheink
Four Times Merlin Cock-Blocked Arthur, and One Time He Didn't
Oh, hee hee hee. Just what the title says; funny, and sweet, and everyone is a little oblivious. Oh, no, wait--mostly just Merlin.
fandom:merlin  pairing:merlin/arthur  author:oxoniensis 
december 2008 by blottingtheink
OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD. I didn't even know I wanted this. OH MY GOD. "He waits."
fandom:merlin  pairing:merlin/arthur  author:alethiel  type:somethingperfect  type:ouchmyheart  character:merlin 
december 2008 by blottingtheink
MAFA Voting Post #1
YES. Lists--of great Merlin fics. It's kind of extraordinary how quickly this fandom developed. Well done on the canon slash, BBC.
fandom:merlin  pairing:merlin/arthur  resourcetype:BAMF'nlist!!! 
december 2008 by blottingtheink
A Year and a Day
I won't summarize this, because then it sounds really, really dumb. Suffice it to say: I wish this had happened.
fandom:merlin  pairing:merlin/arthur  author:linaeyrs 
december 2008 by blottingtheink

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