cunningplan + au:modern   31

The Higher Education of Brienne of Tarth - BrienneofThrace
Brienne thought misery was supposed to end after high school.
And perhaps it would have...if she hadn't ended up going to the same college as Jaime Goddamn Lannister. [8,616 words]
gameofthrones  brienne/jaime  BrienneofThrace  au:modern  au:college  enemiestolovers 
may 2019 by cunningplan
Your Boys Have Grown Soft and Your Girls Have Gone Wild - Chash
George Cooper sees Alan Olau working at a coffee shop. For some reason, Alan has breasts now. [3,359 words]
tortall  alanna/george  chash  au:modern  coffeeshop/bakery  crossdressing 
march 2019 by cunningplan
@QueenBea - dreamfleet, mezmerize
small corg big dreams

Or: Bea is an Instagram famous corgi who Finn follows. One day, he runs into her and her beautiful owner in the park. [3,346 words]
starwars  au:modern  finn/poe  dreamfleet  mezmerize  meetcute  animals/pets  corgis  socialmedia 
march 2019 by cunningplan
Would You Be Mine, Could You Be Mine - lady_ragnell
Merlin does not want to invite the Prime Minister's son onto his show, even if he is an environmental scientist. Arthur does not want to admit that he has a crush on the star of Merlin's Castle, the most popular children's show in the nation.

In which Merlin is Mr. Rogers, there is a bouquet of finger puppets, Freya and Gwaine hooked up years ago and neither of them wants to talk about it, and eventually everything turns out okay. [23,456 words]
merlin  arthur/merlin  lady_ragnell  au:modern  au:otherjobs  au:actors  puppets  crush 
january 2019 by cunningplan
Same River Twice - kianspo
When Arthur, the Prince of Wales, was seventeen, he made a mistake that is still haunting him. Eight years later, can he finally make it right? [21,574 words]
merlin  arthur/merlin  kianspo  au:modern  royalty/celebrity  reconciliation 
october 2017 by cunningplan
Maybe We Were Coming All Along - sassafrasx
In retrospect, the "Prince on the Lam in Wales" Christmas headline was not what Arthur had intended. [22,181 words]
merlin  arthur/merlin  sassafrasx  au:modern  royalty/celebrity  holiday  meetthefamily  domestic  christmas 
october 2017 by cunningplan
First Sign of Failsafe - Chash
The first time George meets Alanna, she's on a date with an asshole.

// George is a waiter at the restaurant where Alanna is going on a lot of dates. [4,288 words]
tortall  alanna/george  chash  au:modern  waiter  matchmaking 
may 2016 by cunningplan
Love For Sale - lamardeuse
Somewhere in the back of Arthur's brain, a voice was screaming about a distinct flaw in his logic, but that didn't stop him from yanking the door open and saying to a startled-looking Merlin:

“Buy me.” [16,496 words]
merlin  arthur/merlin  lamardeuse  au:modern  au:otherjobs  art/artist 
march 2016 by cunningplan
ready for my close up, mr. dameron - AndreaLyn
Poe Dameron is a beloved movie star best known for his role in the Aviator Chronicles. He’s charming, handsome, and charismatic, but to Finn, he’s the guy who saved him from a disastrous blind date. It doesn't take very long for Finn to catch up with the rest of the world when it comes to loving Poe Dameron. [13,044 words]
starwars  finn/poe  AndreaLyn  au:modern  au:otherjobs  actor  royalty/celebrity 
january 2016 by cunningplan
Nine Lifetimes - otter
So maybe trying to please his accidental cat and impress his hot neighbor aren't the best reasons for Bucky Barnes to get his shit together. The end result's the same, right? [7,853 words]
captainamerica  steve/bucky  otter  au:modern  lawenforcement/military  neighbours  ptsd  animals/pets 
november 2015 by cunningplan
Slide To Answer - relenafanel
"What do I do?” Steve appealed into the phone. “I’m freaking out.”

There was silence on the other end of the line. It lasted so long that Steve pulled the receiver away from his ear and frowned at it. Pay phones were old. Maybe this one wasn’t working despite the obvious dial tone when he picked up.

“Ok,” a stranger’s voice said over the phone. “First acknowledge the fact that you dialed the wrong number, but be quick about it because my cab is a few blocks away from my own plans and I’m about to drop some truth bombs on you.” [6,326 words]
marvel  captainamerica  steve/bucky  relenafanel  au:modern  misunderstanding  wrongnumber 
july 2015 by cunningplan
Merely Ceremonial - bevinkathryn
Merlin had had enough to worry about before between passing his classes and making rent. He hadn't counted on an excitable dragon hatchling suddenly finding its way into his life, or the way it would turn his life upside down. [17,779 words]
merlin  arthur/merlin  bevinkathryn  au:modern  dragons  animals/pets  secrets 
march 2014 by cunningplan
Possibly Maybe I'm Falling For You - lady_ragnell
Merlin walks into his favourite coffee shop one morning to find the Prince of Wales behind the till. His life only gets more surreal from there. [13,762 words]
merlin  arthur/merlin  lady_ragnell  au:modern  au:college  coffeeshop/bakery  royalty/celebrity 
january 2013 by cunningplan
From This Day On - lady_ragnell
While on a hike, Merlin and Gwaine stumble upon the Lost City of Camelot, cursed to wake up every morning a century in the future, and Merlin decides it's his duty to break the spell--with help from a prince, an imprisoned seer, and quite a few others. A Brigadoon AU. [19,301 words]
merlin  arthur/merlin  lady_ragnell  au:canon  au:modern  au:theatre  timetravel 
january 2013 by cunningplan
The Future Soon - lady_ragnell
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. [30,211 words]
merlin  arthur/merlin  lady_ragnell  au:modern  magic  destiny  prescience 
january 2013 by cunningplan
But It's a Good Refrain - lady_ragnell
Arthur doesn't care much about the popular radio program Dragon's Lonely Hearts until his ex-girlfriend calls in to slag him off and get advice. When he calls in and has an on-air argument with the host, it starts off more than he expected, including meddling friends, overinvolved fans, and maybe love. [23,090 words]
merlin  arthur/merlin  lady_ragnell  au:modern  radio  epistolary  secretidentity 
january 2013 by cunningplan
The Pact - Cori Lannam
The ancient Albion Pact demands that the Prince of Wales must take someone magic born as his soul-bonded consort by the time he is 30 or face death. Before he was a Detective Inspector Warlock, Merlin Emrys was young and in love and made a promise to Prince Arthur -- and now Arthur is calling it in. [17,700 words]
merlin  arthur/merlin  corilannam  au:modern  royalty/celebrity  magic  genderswap  bond  marriage  pregnancy 
january 2013 by cunningplan
The Lonely King - corilannam
The Prince of Wales at his school. Merlin was sure it was all just a very bad joke. [56,779 words]
merlin  arthur/merlin  corilannam  royalty/celebrity  au:modern 
august 2012 by cunningplan
Dew Point - Anonymous
Arthur Pendragon is as popular and successful as a sixth former can be. He hasn’t quite figured out his future yet, but it’s going to be brilliant, he’s certain. At least until some daring stranger on a cool motorcycle topples his world upside down on the first day of school. [58,355 words]
merlin  arthur/merlin  anon  au:modern  au:highschool  magic 
june 2012 by cunningplan
Fundamental Imperfections - starlingthefool
In which an argument about Dickens leads to a Twitter scandal, broken bones, midnight conversations, and transatlantic longing. (Or, an AU with Arthur and Merlin as moderately famous authors.) [12,176 words]
merlin  arthur/merlin  starlingthefool  au:modern  writer  epistolary 
april 2012 by cunningplan
As Seen On Urban Dictionary - longsufferingly
The modern AU where they're Supernatural fanboys and Holmes spent a lot of time trolling.
sherlockholmes  sherlock/john  longsufferingly  spn  au:modern  fandom  meta  crack 
june 2011 by cunningplan
The Theory of Narrative Causality - falling_voices
Sherlock is a well-known fanartist whose online antics always land him on fandom_wank. John's a beloved BNF fanfiction author. Geeky love ensues. [approx. 30,000 words]
sherlock  sherlock/john  falling_voices  crack  meta  humour  au:modern  fandom  internet  epistolary 
june 2011 by cunningplan
The Sex Shop Around The Corner - hermette
Nothing says I love you like a ball gag. (in which Merlin works in a sex shop, and Arthur is a panic-stricken new customer) [25,785 words]
merlin  arthur/merlin  hermette  kink  au:modern  au:otherjobs  toys 
may 2011 by cunningplan
Timshel - ems
In which Arthur makes lists, throws things, wears shiny shoes and acts like Miss World while Merlin sends Gwen bitchy emails, calls Arthur a ponce and searches for his destiny.
merlin  arthur/merlin  ems  bigbang  au:otherjobs  au:modern 
september 2010 by cunningplan
Not In This Land Alone - torakowalski
Modern AU. When Merlin Emrys gets a summer job at Buckingham Palace, he doesn't expect to even meet King Arthur, let alone become involved in protecting him from a plot to overthrow the monarchy. [36,408 words]
merlin  arthur/merlin  torakowalski  au:modern  royalty/celebrity 
september 2010 by cunningplan
Easy There - syllic
If it were simply a matter of choice, Merlin reasoned, he probably wouldn't be in a damp boathouse on an unseasonably cold day in early October, wearing lycra and being shouted at.
merlin  arthur/merlin  syllic  au:college  au:sports  au:modern 
september 2010 by cunningplan
The Student Prince - FayJay
A Modern day Merlin AU set at the University of St Andrews, featuring teetotal kickboxers, secret wizards, magnificent bodyguards of various genders, irate fairies, imprisoned dragons, crumbling gothic architecture, arrogant princes, adorable engineering students, stolen gold, magical doorways, attempted assassination, drunken students, shaving foam fights, embarrassing mornings after, The Hammer Dance, duty, responsibility, friendship and true love...
merlin  arthur/merlin  fayjay  au:college  humour  au:modern 
july 2010 by cunningplan
Two Weeks Notice - ras_elased
Arthur is a prattish Executive VP of the Pendragon Corporation with a disturbingly non-ironic love of Demotivational posters. Merlin is a tree-hugging barista with a "magic" tongue. Morgana's a peeping Tom and her breasts have superpowers. Gwen and Lancelot get married. Owain is the company bicycle. Arthur attempts to steal Merlin's affections from Will through epic DDR combat. Merlin gets drunk a lot. There is a pillow fight, and a helicopter ride, and rooftop confessions, and Arthur decides Merlin really is his destiny, whether he likes it or not.
au:otherjobs  romance  merlin  arthur/merlin  au:movie  ras_elased  au:modern 
september 2009 by cunningplan
The Kingdom of the Blaggers - hackthis
It took Merlin four whole months to realize that Arthur was most certainly not coming back to finish his course or apply to the Royal Shakespeare Company or spends days on end chain-smoking in a dingy flat in Clapham with Merlin. Arthur wasn't going to change his mind about Los Angeles as he had about joining the army or those fencing lessons or running the bloody London Marathon.
merlin  entourage  arthur/merlin  hackthis  au:actors  au:modern  crossover/fusion 
august 2009 by cunningplan

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