goodgriefcharlie + au:modern   18

Unpossible - Ashes, Embers, Flames
Merlin sees him across a crowded living room and promptly spills his beer down the back of the couch and over some hapless stranger’s neck.
merlin  unpossible  slash  merlin/arthur  au:complete  au:modern  wc:60-70k 
january 2016 by goodgriefcharlie
Torakowalski - Not In This Land Alone
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.
merlin  torakowalski  slash  merlin/arthur  au:complete  au:modern  wc:30-40k 
december 2015 by goodgriefcharlie
Footloose - We Are All Diamonds
As the precocious heir of a diamond magnate and a famous designer, Arthur lived his entire life sheltered, protected, nurtured and spoiled. He always knew that he would have to step out from behind the scenes and into the limelight to run the family business some day, but he never expected that it would happen so soon or that he would encounter resistance from a board of directors who believe that his disability makes him unfit to lead.

Merlin has stood on every stage in every city in the world, performing to critical acclaim, but after years of globetrotting, he's well and truly burnt out. He didn't quit -- he ran away from stardom, dropping to obscurity in the blink of an eye, forgotten, just another face in the crowd. He's aimless and without purpose until a friend asks him to fill in on a job.

Neither Arthur nor Merlin are looking for salvation. They don't think there's any for them, that things are just too rotten, too far gone. But in the end, Arthur's quiet strength will be a balm to Merlin's broken soul, and it will be in Merlin's steadfast faith that Arthur finds courage.
merlin  footloose  slash  merlin/arthur  au:complete  au:modern  career:musicians  career:business/office  music  gorgeous  epic  wc:125-150k 
november 2015 by goodgriefcharlie
Isengard - Attack on Snipe
Erwin tells Levi he needs to plan a better evening program for his kids. With the help of the camp staff and the teen unit, Levi gives the campers a snipe hunt they'll never forget.
snk  isengard  gen  au:complete  au:modern  au:camp  humor  wc:5-10k 
april 2015 by goodgriefcharlie
Shoi - The Echo There of Me and You
“Small,” Hanji echoes, with a little quirk of her lips. “That's sort of cute. A teeny tiny ghost.”
snk  shoi  gen  slash  levi/erwin  au:complete  au:modern  ghosts  mystery  wc:5-10k 
april 2015 by goodgriefcharlie
Cori Lannam - The Pact
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.
merlin  corilannam  slash  merlin/arthur  au:complete  au:modern  bonded  kink:knotting  career:royalty/celebrities 
january 2013 by goodgriefcharlie
Anonymous - For Your Information
Merlin sighs... "I'm sort of like his gay tutor, it's hard to explain." Told from Merlin's point of view, it focuses on Uther's stubborn quest to understand what it means to be gay so he can support Arthur. Several "Odd Couple" moments ensue as Uther and Merlin start to become something like friends. So much so, that Uther's convinced Merlin should date his son. (description from mothlight's review.)
merlin  anon  slash  merlin/arthur  au:modern  humor  get.together  kisses  family  au:human/nonmagical 
october 2012 by goodgriefcharlie
Cori Lannam (corilannam) - The Lonely King
The Prince of Wales at his school. Merlin was sure it was all just a very bad joke. A modern royalty AU.
merlin  corilannam  slash  merlin/arthur  au:modern  au:human/nonmagical  get.together  wc:50-60k 
august 2012 by goodgriefcharlie
Kototyph - Words Like Sparks
Stiles is an incredible songwriter and Derek is the rock star performing Stiles's lyrics.
teenwolf  kototyph  slash  derek/stiles  au:complete  au:modern  get.together 
august 2012 by goodgriefcharlie
Footloose - Loaded March (16 stories!)
The reason SAS Captain Arthur Pendragon can't keep a communications specialist in Team Excalibur because none of them are good enough. And then Lieutenant Merlin Emrys gets assigned to his squad, and Arthur does everything he can to prove that Merlin isn't good enough, either. Except he is.
merlin  footloose  slash  merlin/arthur  au:modern  series  epic  wc:1000k+  amazing 
august 2012 by goodgriefcharlie
D.C. Logan - Daydreams
An AU set in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Duo owns a bookstore, Heero's a shy author who watches him walk to work every day from his apartment window.
gundamwing  d.c.logan  slash  heero/duo  trowa/quatre  au:complete  injury  recovery  au:modern  get.together 
july 2012 by goodgriefcharlie
Windsor Blue - Sugar Daddy
Busy advertising exec Quatre Winner has no time for a social life until his best friend Duo takes steps to change that. Will Quatre find someone to share his life with? ( 3x5 leading to 3x4x5, 1x2, mentions of past 4x2. AU - contemporary setting, romance. Also features Heero as a Star Wars geek.)
gundamwing  windsorblue  slash  threesome  trowa/wufei  trowa/quatre/wufei  heero/duo  au:complete  au:modern  romance  kisses  humor  get.together  fluff 
june 2012 by goodgriefcharlie
Catie56 - The Fourth Estate
There are people who believe that romantic connections are the province of fate and destiny, the result of an alignment of constellations and conditions that bring two people together. Others tend to discuss falling in love as the product of rational decisions that acknowledge attraction and compatibility. Some people, however, seem to think these two seemingly-opposite perspectives are really just two sides of the same coin. Sometimes, after all, destiny just requires that two people make a single choice.

A modern/AU Pride & Prejudice.
prideandprejudice  catie56  het  elizabeth/darcy  jane/bingley  charlotte/other  au:modern  get.together  outsiderpov 
june 2012 by goodgriefcharlie
Pandarus - The Student Prince
This story was inspired by thoughts of the RL Prince William (and indeed Max Von Hapsburg, scion of the Holy Roman Empire) studying at the University of St Andrews. And, just a little, by the recollection of the operetta The Student Prince. It is (or at least will be) Merlin/Arthur, as well as various other pairings.
merlin  pandarus  slash  merlin/arthur  au:modern  schoolfic  outed  dragon  rescue  undertheinfluence  kisses  first.time  romantic 
september 2011 by goodgriefcharlie
Eldee - A Binding Contract
In a society where people with magic are considered to be dangerous, are labeled as freaks, and have their powers cut off from them, Merlin does whatever he can to survive the hard life he’s faced with. When he’s in desperate need of money, Merlin’s landlord Aredian arranges and offers a magically binding contract in which Merlin is to become a ‘companion’ to Uther Pendragon’s son, Arthur. And when Merlin feels compelled to accept it, he never would have imagined that one man could change his life so completely.
merlin  eldee  slash  merlin/arthur  au:modern  powers  epic  romantic  prostitution 
september 2011 by goodgriefcharlie

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