leahbeex + alternate.universe   404

My heart was broke, My head was sore by blueink3
(WIP) | “Um,” his voice cracks and he clears his throat and tries again, “Um, Patrick can’t come into work today?”

“Oh?” Alexis asks, keeping the question carefully nonchalant which really only makes things worse. If she’s sparing his feelings then shit surely must be hitting the fan.


“Did he say why?” Again, meticulously neutral.


Or, the morning after Grad Night goes somewhat differently when Patrick gets a call from home.
david/patrick  rating.pg13  20-30k  alternate.universe  au-canon  sc:post-313  established.relationship  relationship.development  new.relationship  angst  hurt/comfort  sickness-injury  domesticity  *favorites 
yesterday by leahbeex
tigers on a gold leash by Butterfly
2,215 words | “I can't do this,” Quentin said, as soon as Fen was out the door. “Fuck, Julia. I can't just marry some stranger.” His stomach was doing backflips and he was pretty sure his heart was going to actually explode. “We have to tell Fogg to call it off.”

|| v cute!!
quentin/eliot  rating.nc17  00-05k  alternate.universe  royalty  arranged.marriage  fluff 
9 days ago by leahbeex
have me (hold me) by portraitofemmy
4,893 words | “I don’t think either of us is exactly married to anyone, anymore,” Eliot hedges, giving Q a sheepish look.

“The circumstances aren’t really clear,” Quentin says, picking up the paper to squint at it again. “I think we could fake it.”

“You can’t fake a marriage for magic, Quentin.”
quentin/eliot  rating.nc17  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-canon  tm:post-s4  established.relationship  tm:sex-magic  telepathy  superhotjfc 
9 days ago by leahbeex
you can't buy love by Butterfly
2,353 words | "What kind of name was 'Quentin Coldwater' anyway? It sounded like something from a cheesy superhero show or more likely, based on the wording in the ad, someone from a fringe religious cult. Still, desperate times were definitely upon him and so, even if Eliot technically didn't meet, well, literally any of the requirements Quentin had listed... he could hopefully fake it long enough to secure whatever tiny side room Quentin was renting out so cheaply."
quentin/eliot  rating.pg13  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-modern  au-no.magic  roommates 
9 days ago by leahbeex
safe (as) houses by Butterfly
1,183 words | "Quentin didn't feel the wards drop, only became aware Eliot had returned when he felt a soft kiss on the top of his head. He closed his book, tossed it – carefully – onto the coffee table, and tilted his head back to get an upside-down kiss from his boyfriend."
quentin/eliot  rating.r  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-canon  tm:hedge-witches-au 
9 days ago by leahbeex
the fundamental things apply by Butterfly
1,144 words | "Eliot took Quentin by the elbow, smiled his brightest and most fake smile at some cousin or other that Quentin had pointed out a minute ago. No one in the room looked very much like Q, though Eliot could spot a few similar features here and there. His mother's family, he'd said, numerous and loud and, from how Q had said it, too intimidating for Quentin to want to face alone."
quentin/eliot  rating.pg  00-05k  pretend.relationship  tm:post-s4  alternate.universe  au-canon 
10 days ago by leahbeex
the golden age of something good by wearealltalesintheend
4,271 words | Quentin has known Eliot for seven months when it occurs to him: he’s got no idea what Eliot’s major is.

“I don’t know why you don’t just ask him,” Julia says over her paper cup, shrugging, “if you’re so curious, just ask him it’s not like it’s some state secret.”

“I can’t, Jules, you know I can’t,” he cries, setting his own coffee down with a little more force than necessary. “It’s too late now, we’re way past this shit. It’s gonna be weird if I bring it up now.”

or, the one that Quentin is on a mission to figure out what Eliot's major is and gets a few other answers along the way.
quentin/eliot  rating.pg13  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-modern  au-no.magic  college  humor 
10 days ago by leahbeex
Yoga: Eliot's Solution to Seducing Your Roommate by particularlyexistence
3,295 words | “Hi. I. Uh. Sorry, I didn’t mean to interrupt,” Quentin says, gesturing to Eliot vaguely. God, why couldn’t he be a normal person. He dropped his bag by the door, staunchly trying to focus on anything but Eliot’s ass. Fuck. He’s wearing yoga pants.

Eliot, who is currently maintaining a plank pose, blinks over to Quentin and grins. “It’s totally fine,” he shifts out of it, moving into a sitting position to grab his water bottle, “I thought you had class until later.”
quentin/eliot  rating.nc17  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-modern  au-no.magic  roommates 
10 days ago by leahbeex
to help and to hold by impossibletruths
7,044 words | Eliot needs a date. Quentin’s a good friend. Like, a really good friend. Like–– what’s the step that comes after really good friend who goes on fake dates with the guy who flirts with you around the clock and really kind of only opens up to two people and one of them is his platonic soulmate and the other is you? Quentin’s that sort of friend.
quentin/eliot  rating.pg13  05-10k  alternate.universe  au-canon  tm:brakebills-au  pretend.relationship  marriage-weddings 
10 days ago by leahbeex
whatever here that's left of me (is yours) by Butterfly
2,037 words | "It's strange, but after all that fighting to get Eliot back, Quentin can't think of any possible way to start the conversation. Anything would either be too much or not enough, so he just stays where he is, knotted up on the chair, not able to take his eyes off Eliot's face."
quentin/eliot  rating.pg13  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-canon  reunions  tm:post-s4  awesome 
10 days ago by leahbeex
as with you, so with me by portraitofemmy
2,120 words | Quentin’s five years old the first time he gets a bruise on his body that isn’t his.

He’s too young to understand it, really. He just knows his face hurts, and he didn’t do anything to earn it, and it’s not fair. His father tries to explain it to him, but what can a 5 year old understand of the concept of soulmates, of being one-of-two bodies, forever linked.
quentin/eliot  rating.pg13  00-05k  alternate.universe  soulmates 
10 days ago by leahbeex
Just Like the Movies by anotherdoor
5,493 words | A night of drinking games with Margo and Eliot leads Quentin to reveal an embarrassing story.
quentin/eliot  rating.nc17  00-05k  alternate.universe  tm:brakebills-au  drinking.games  pwp 
10 days ago by leahbeex
Falling Slowly by sapphic_ambitions
110,969 words | The College Theatre Major AU. A Slow Burn Queliot Fic.

Quentin transfers to Brakebills University and finds himself thrown into the drama department and all the drama that goes with it. But even so, he's got a good feeling about this new school.

And he's got a good feeling about the tall, handsome actor that he befriends on his first day.
quentin/eliot  rating.r  100k+  alternate.universe  au-modern  au-no.magic  college  actors-broadway  angst  slowbuild  obliviousness  awesome 
10 days ago by leahbeex
The Hardest Way Possible by lady_ragnell
12,491 words | Merlin's addicted to Craigslist, Arthur's looking for love in all the wrong places, and with a little help from their friends, they manage to get it together.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-modern 
12 days ago by leahbeex
Sharing is Caring by platonic_boner
6,080 words | Arthur hadn't really given his soulmate much thought, until he beat a peasant with a broomstick and every blow hurt like he was hitting himself.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg  05-10k  alternate.universe  soulmates  magic-reveal 
12 days ago by leahbeex
Four Days To Fall In Love. by CupCakezys
29,568 words | In a world where everyone has a soulmate (or two or three), Arthur Pendragon knows he is destined to be alone. For Arthur can see his heartstring, could follow it to where his soulmate lived, and that could only mean one thing.
His soulmate had magic, and should they ever meet, Arthur would have to kill them.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  20-30k  alternate.universe  soulmates  merlin:arthur-knows  protectiveness  pining  angst  secret.relationship 
12 days ago by leahbeex
Heart Strings (A Remix of Our Lives) by ingberry
9,608 words | When Merlin agreed to join Mithian at her friends’ wedding (mainly for the prospect of the open bar), he didn’t expect to find himself inexplicably attached to the fit cellist.
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  05-10k  alternate.universe  au-modern  bonding-mates  musicians 
12 days ago by leahbeex
The secrets we hide on our skins. by Michaelssw0rd
13,323 words | Merlin had a penchant for wearing ugly neckerchiefs, and Arthur had a tendency to become obsessed with everything related to his manservant.
It didn't help that they both had secrets they wanted to keep hidden more than anything else.
merlin/arthur  rating.r  10-20k  alternate.universe  soulmates  angst 
12 days ago by leahbeex
Skipping Beats, Blushing Cheeks by Thursday_Next
10,530 words | Merlin works at the old, rundown bookshop that Arthur bikes past daily on his way to work. Normally Arthur doesn’t spare a second glance at it, but when a winter storm rolls in unexpectedly, he ducks inside and meets Merlin.
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-modern  fluff  holiday:christmas  bookstore-worker 
12 days ago by leahbeex
Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop by lady_ragnell
15,317 words | 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.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-modern  royalty  coffee.shop  fluff  celebrities-fame  marriage-commitment 
12 days ago by leahbeex
Isn't It Lovely How Artists Can Capture Us? by lady_ragnell
10,762 words | Arthur buys a painting at Gaius's antique shop, only to find that the subject is a wizard who's been trapped for over a century.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-modern 
12 days ago by leahbeex
Show Business 'verse by lady_ragnell
11,952 words | In which Merlin is promoted from production intern to talent, is easily mortified, and has Post-It arguments with Arthur while the art department watches in glee. Also, there are gay dragons.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  10-20k  series  alternate.universe  au-modern  celebrities-fame 
12 days ago by leahbeex
Drugstore Flowers by lady_ragnell
7,333 words | Merlin starts to receive lovely gifts (and less-lovely flowers) from a secret admirer.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  05-10k  series  alternate.universe  au-modern  fluff  secret.admirer 
12 days ago by leahbeex
[Podfic] Paint the World Orange and Blue by ingberry by fire_juggler
~2hrs 14min | Armed with pen, paper and mugs of tea, Merlin created a relatively successful series of graphic novels. Armed with determination, sarcasm and more tea, he signs a deal with Pendragon Pictures to turn his first novel into a film. Merlin's relationship with Arthur Pendragon starts with TWO (2) slammed doors and ONE (1) severely bruised ego, but that's not at all how it ends.
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  podfic  time:1-3hrs  alternate.universe  au-modern  fluff  art-artists  writing-publishing  awesome 
12 days ago by leahbeex
Feel Better by supercalvin
1,160 words | Merlin is an A&E doctor. After a long shift, he gets a call from his boyfriend.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-modern  medical-doctors  established.relationship  fluff  hurt/comfort 
12 days ago by leahbeex
Golden Age by supercalvin
11,027 words | The man in front of him looked similar to Arthur’s manservant, but he could not possibly have been Merlin.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-canon  merlin:post-s3  merlin:court-socerer-merlin  time.travel-alternate.universe 
12 days ago by leahbeex
Gadarene by unpossible
76,831 words | “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.”
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  50-80k  alternate.universe  au-canon  au-slavery  sickness-injury  magic-reveal 
12 days ago by leahbeex
Hear Your Heart Sing (Love, Love, Love) by schweet_heart
15,834 words | Merlin used to like the idea of finding The One – until he fell in love with Arthur Pendragon. Now he has a boss he can't date (but can't stop thinking about), a soulmate he can't find (who has terrible taste in music), and a best friend who can't believe he still hasn't got his act together (even though it's seriously not his fault).

Sometimes, life is unfairly complicated, even without your soulmate singing painfully catchy tunes in the back of your head.
merlin/arthur  rating.r  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-modern  business-corporations  soulmates  pining  obliviousness  angst  misunderstandings 
12 days ago by leahbeex
and it shall set you free by schweet_heart
5,100 words | Merlin's secret is out in the open, and after months of preparation, Arthur is on the brink of lifting the ban on magic forever. But there is one last truth that remains to be shared between them, if only Arthur can bring himself to take the first step.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-canon  merlin:arthur-knows  domesticity  fluff  pining  obliviousness  bamf!merlin  humor  merlin:knights  merlin:court-socerer-merlin 
12 days ago by leahbeex
Safekeeping by schweet_heart
5,531 words | “There were bandits,” Arthur confirms. There is something grim in his tone which tells Merlin this is not the whole of it. “There was also a sorcerer.”

Merlin sighs. “Of course there was.”

As it turns out, there was also a magical beast, and there was also a sacrifice.
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-canon  magic-reveal  missing-kidnapped  dragons  bamf!merlin  protectiveness  hurt/comfort  fluff  sickness-injury 
12 days ago by leahbeex
Best Man by lamardeuse
9,826 words | Arthur needs a date for Gwen's wedding. The rest is history.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  05-10k  alternate.universe  au-modern  au-no.magic  marriage-weddings 
14 days ago by leahbeex
Hidden Light by Destina
9,490 words | During a winter hunting trip, Merlin finds he still has much to learn about Arthur.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  05-10k  alternate.universe  au-canon  merlin:s4-au 
14 days ago by leahbeex
To Learn to Be Again by portraitofemmy
18,295 words | “You don’t have to apologize. I just wanted you to know,” Eliot says softly, once Quentin can breathe again, once he’s stopped leaking all over everything, himself and the grass and Eliot. “You deserve to know you’re loved.”

“I don’t think– I can’t be anyone’s boyfriend right now, Eliot,” and somehow it hurts more to say it now than it had to say it to Alice. But Eliot just smiles, sad but real, and reaches out to smooth Quentin’s hair off his face. It’s too short to hook behind his ear, but Eliot keeps petting him anyway. It feels nice. Grounding.

The Monster is gone, but that doesn't mean everything's okay. It's not. But maybe Quentin and Eliot can learn to be.
quentin/eliot  rating.nc17  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-canon  fix-it-fic  tm:post-s4  warning:mental.health.issues  warning:depression  warning:suicidal.thoughts  domesticity  *favorites 
14 days ago by leahbeex
Relief by rizcriz
4,466 words | “You’re missing your own party.”

Quentin startles, flipping around so his back against the balcony wall, and bringing a hand to his chest as Eliot steps out onto the balcony with him. He’s watching him expectantly, a strange little smile on his lips, and Quentin swallows, attempts a sheepish shrug. “It’s a lot,” he says after a moment, carefully turning back around to look over the city view the penthouse grants. He reaches up and clutches the bars on the wall, fists tight and knuckles burning white.

The sound of Eliot’s shoes tapping against the concrete beneath their feet fills the silence, until Quentin can feel him, warm and real, standing just behind him.


Or, Quentin and Eliot have a talk (and thensome.)
quentin/eliot  rating.r  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-canon  tm:post-s4 
14 days ago by leahbeex
something to build by helloearthlings
3,655 words | “Hey, Mum? Would it be alright if I brought someone home for Christmas?”

“Of course! What’s her name, sweetheart? How long have you been seeing her?”

“What?” Merlin asked, voice crackling over the line, but he let out a short laugh a moment later. “No, Mum, it’s not a girl. It’s my roommate. You remember Arthur, right?”
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-modern  college  pov:outsider  family-parents 
14 days ago by leahbeex
Dot Dot Dash by helloearthlings
2,443 words | “Your name,” Merlin said with a soft smile, “in Morse Code.”
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-modern  fluff  established.relationship  marriage-commitment 
14 days ago by leahbeex
this is the knife by helloearthlings
2,051 words | In which Arthur has visions of the future that cause him more pain and heartache than strictly necessary.

(basically an Arthur/Morgana role reversal)
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-canon  magic-reveal  protectiveness  hurt/comfort  angst 
14 days ago by leahbeex
How They Didn't Find Out (magic reveal one-shots) by Fulgance
117,457 words (series) | A collection of unrelated and standalone magic reveal one-shots, because my favourite thing about the Merlin fandom are the reveal fics. Most of these will be centered around Arthur and Merlin, but not all. All are set during the canon era.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  100k+  series  alternate.universe  au-canon  magic-reveal  merlin:1x10  merlin:1x13  merlin:2x13  merlin:4x02  merlin:4x03  merlin:5x05 
14 days ago by leahbeex
be still my foolish heart (i'm almost me again) by Butterfly
3,754 words | Quentin's friends throw him a birthday party, but what he really wants is a chance to be alone with Eliot.

For birthday sex challenge in honor of Quentin's 27th birthday.
quentin/eliot  rating.nc17  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-canon  tm:post-s4 
14 days ago by leahbeex
give a little time to me by CivilWhere, coldwaughtersq
4,622 words | It struck Quentin, suddenly, that this — giving his father the lie that his son was in love and was loved — was one of the kindest things anyone had ever done for him.

Or: The one where Eliot is an excellent fake boyfriend.
quentin/eliot  rating.pg13  00-05k  alternate.universe  tm:brakebills-au  pretend.relationship  family-parents  warning:cancer  fluff 
14 days ago by leahbeex
Seven Ties by ingberry
2,090 words | Arthur and Merlin have been together for two months when Arthur goes on a one week business trip. It's not like they miss each other or anything. That would be ridiculous. They've only been together for eight weeks so why should one week apart be any problem, really? It's totally fine.
merlin/arthur  rating.r  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-modern  au-no.magic  established.relationship  fluff 
14 days ago by leahbeex
Arthur Thinks Words Are Pesky (And So Is Morgana) by ingberry
8,480 words | A drunken kiss complicates the relationship between best friends Arthur and Merlin. The problem is that Arthur is suddenly not on the best of terms with words and he also has terrible ideas when drinking. He also thinks that Morgana is frankly just no help in sorting it all out (why does Arthur call her again?)
merlin/arthur  rating.r  05-10k  alternate.universe  au-modern  warning:alcohol/drunkenness 
14 days ago by leahbeex
(i just might) remember that night by portraitofemmy
4,732 words | Based the prompt:

my boss is always telling me how perfect her son would be for me and she promises he’s coming to the next holiday party and don’t worry he’s heard all about me too and ALSO + there’s this dude i slept with once a couple of months ago and sometimes he still sends me dick pics when i ask him to at 3 in the morning cause seriously dude’s got a good dick AU

Or, how Good Dick nearly ruined Quentin Coldwater's life.
quentin/eliot  rating.nc17  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-modern  au-no.magic  humor  pining  misunderstandings 
15 days ago by leahbeex
The Difference of You by ingberry
14,512 words | It’s not that Arthur Pendragon can’t get girls to fall for him; it’s just that he can’t seem to keep them around. Relationships and Arthur aren't on the same page at all, really, but one day there's Merlin on a bus and then it's different.
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-modern  au-no.powers  fluff  coming.out 
15 days ago by leahbeex
The Art of Beginning Again by ingberry
7,097 words | Arthur is sure he's going to hate Paint Night, and he definitely doesn't expect to meet anyone interesting. When Merlin starts flirting with him, Arthur's lack of experience with guys makes him hesitate, but something keeps bringing him back.
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  05-10k  alternate.universe  au-modern  au-no.magic 
15 days ago by leahbeex
Game, Set, Match by ingberry
15,621 words | All of Britain watches as Arthur Pendragon (golden boy of tennis) gets injured at Wimbledon with the London Olympics looming only a few weeks away. Not many people watch as Merlin Emrys (newbie on the medical team) works to get Arthur back into shape, but maybe that’s just as well because Merlin gets a bit more entangled than he planned.
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-modern  au-no.magic  athletes-dance  fluff 
15 days ago by leahbeex
Promises by Rizandace
7,751 words | "And since we're never going to see each other again, I'd appreciate it if you'd stop making me feel like shit, for once. Think of it as a going away present."

This stupid and immature outburst doesn't rile Eliot up, the way Quentin was maybe kind of hoping it would. Instead, his incredulous anger falls away instantly, leaving genuine bewilderment and a little bit of hurt in its wake.

"I'm - not trying to make you feel like shit," Eliot says slowly. "Why would you say that?"

Quentin scoffs, turning away from Eliot so he doesn't have to meet his eyes. "I get that you were miserable there, but I wasn't," he admits finally, furious at the burning in his own eyes. "And every time you say something about it, about how awful the whole thing was, it makes me feel - I mean, can't you hear the way it sounds, from my perspective?"

He turns around to see Eliot staring at him with his eyebrows scrunched up. "Complaining about the mosaic was like - our favorite pastime when we were trapped there," he says. "It's revisionist history to pretend we both had a jolly good time with that fucking puzzle."

|| This fic, ya'll, holy shit. Angsty, tender, angry, emotional, working-through-their-shit. It's SO GOOD.
quentin/eliot  rating.nc17  05-10k  alternate.universe  au-canon  tm:s3  angst  *favorites 
15 days ago by leahbeex
and if tomorrow it's all over (at least we had it for a moment) by ohmarqueliot
45,461 words | Taking a few more steps away, Quentin let go of her hand and turned to face her, ignoring the confused and amused expression on her face. "Where's the fire, Q?"

"The fire is right over there," he said, resisting the urge to nod or point or wave his arms, well aware that his faux cheeriness came out sounding a little closer to panic and oh god, was he panicking? "In the approximate size and shape of Eliot fucking Waugh."

Somehow, he'd still expected surprise. The sheepish look he got instead was just too much. "Right. That."

It's Julia's wedding day, and apparently no one bothered to tell Quentin that his high school boyfriend that he hadn't seen in ten years was going to be there. Quentin is fine.
quentin/eliot  rating.nc17  30-50k  alternate.universe  au-modern  au-no.magic  exes  marriage-weddings  misunderstandings  *favorites 
15 days ago by leahbeex
We Can Burn Brighter by ingberry
35,626 words | When Arthur agrees to meet Gwen's new boyfriend Lance and his group of friends he never expected it to include Merlin. It's been nine years since they broke up, but the memories are still raw. Pretending that they don't know each other seems like the best idea, until it's not.
merlin/arthur  rating.r  30-50k  alternate.universe  au-modern  exes  secret.relationship  angst  brotp:arthur.morgana  brotp:arthur.gwen  *favorites 
28 days ago by leahbeex
the one with the dog by portraitofemmy
~42,000 words (series, WIP) | A post season 4 series which has become a catch-all bucket for when I want to write something mostly canonical but don't want to have to undead Quentin again.
quentin/eliot  rating.nc17  series  30-50k  wip  alternate.universe  au-canon  tm:post-s4  fix-it-fic  established.relationship  future-fic  warning:depression  hurt/comfort  fluff  domesticity  *favorites 
5 weeks ago by leahbeex
Ask Me, I Won't Say No by veganshailseitan
22,616 words | Wednesday Night Trivia Rule 1: The person in charge of choosing the team name will rotate on a weekly basis in alphabetical order. That week’s decider can only be overruled by a unanimous vote from the rest of the team (per the March 2018 addendum).

He lets the group chat know he’s there, checks them in with the Quizmaster as To Be Perfectly Queer, (because he’s at least self-aware at this point in his life) and heads to the bar.
And immediately runs into Eliot.
Thankfully not literally this time.

Or: the one where no one has magic and Quentin and Eliot are just normal thirty-somethings who play on opposing Pub Trivia teams and they get to fall in love like real people dammit.
quentin/eliot  rating.nc17  20-30k  alternate.universe  au-modern  au-no.magic  kid.fic  single-dad 
5 weeks ago by leahbeex
like real people do by ramblingsofaqueerwoman
24,483 words | “Its like you said. We don't know how long we've got before all hell breaks loose again. But you need a break and I need a moment for life to be normal again, so...I don't know, let's pack the car and start driving.”


Quentin and Eliot go on a road trip and find happiness, healing, and each other.
quentin/eliot  rating.r  20-30k  alternate.universe  au-canon  tm:post-s4  fix-it-fic  pining  bed.sharing  cuddling-snuggling-bedsharing  road.trip 
5 weeks ago by leahbeex
Tychodaemon by Dr_Doomsduck
4,430 words | The first time he meets Merlin, Arthur assumes that his Daemon is a tiny little thing, hidden somewhere in a crevice of his shirt, or in his hair. Attila on the other hand, immediately notices something is ‘off’ with him, and carefully treads around Merlin while Arthur easily wrestles him into a grappling hold.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg  00-05k  pre-slash  alternate.universe  au-daemons-his.dark.materials  magic-reveal  merlin:s2 
6 weeks ago by leahbeex
could be you by helloearthlings
2,565 words | “Merlin?” Arthur squinted at the ridiculously attractive, shirtless, twenty-something in front of him and tried to connect him with his toothy, scrawny playmate who would always fight kids twice his size on the playground. “I – I mean Emmett. Emmett Ambrose. You’re Emmett Ambrose?”

“Fuck,” Emmett – no, it wasn’t Emmett, it was Merlin – gaped at Arthur incredulously. "Holy shit."
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-modern  childhood.friends  fluff  humor  one-night-stand 
6 weeks ago by leahbeex
In the Darkness, You Are My Light by Seravia
8,665 words | 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.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  05-10k  alternate.universe  au-canon  magic-reveal 
6 weeks ago by leahbeex
The Stars Make Me Dream by Penndragon27
19,957 words | After a sudden encounter with Morgana, Merlin is severely injured, only managing to survive by calling the Great Dragon. However, he must return to Camelot still affected and somehow hide this from Arthur. But what's another secret on top of so many others?
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-canon  sickness-injury  pining  possessive-jealousy  magic-reveal  angst  bamf!merlin 
6 weeks ago by leahbeex
In Sickness and in Health by nomical
18,931 words | When Merlin is injured at work, Arthur rushes to the hospital, half out of his mind with worry over his fiance's condition. It turns out he's right to be worried, but for a different reason than the one he's expecting.
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-modern  established.relationship  sickness-injury  hurt/comfort  possessive-jealousy 
6 weeks ago by leahbeex
If Ever, Now by Athena1919
16,526 words | Merlin realizes that Morgana has magic and that he needs to help her before anyone else realizes it, too. He agrees to give her illegal magic lessons on top of all the work he does for Arthur and chores he handles for Gaius.

Arthur hears rumors of something going on between Merlin and Morgana and isn't pleased.

To Merlin, it just seems like the prince is determined to monopolize his thoughts- as if he didn't already. With even more secrets to keep, Merlin is glad he knows how to juggle.
merlin/arthur  rating.r  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-canon  merlin:post-203  brotp:merlin.morgana  pining  bamf!merlin  magic-reveal 
6 weeks ago by leahbeex
searching in the dark by helloearthlings
5,850 words | Merlin and his soulmate started hearing one another’s voices when Merlin was eight.

The first time it happened, Merlin didn’t think anything of it. He just had a dream about a big, wide open space in the sky where another voice said to him What are you doing here?

And Merlin said I belong here.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-modern  soulmates 
6 weeks ago by leahbeex
Treaty Negotiations by marguerite_26
10,559 words | In the face of his people’s suffering, Arthur turns to the druids to see if a treaty with magic users can secure his kingdom’s future.
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-canon  merlin:druids  tattoo-body.art 
6 weeks ago by leahbeex
Destiny Ordered You to Die, But I Willed You to Live by ironfamjam
17,285 words | Cornelius Sigan deals Arthur a heavy blow, but fails to knock him unconscious for long.

Unable to move or help defend his kingdom, Arthur is forced to bear witness to Merlin's heroics...and treason.

"Better to serve a good man, than rule with an evil one!"

Arthur's discovery will change destiny itself as he refuses to fall into tragedy or lose the one person who matters most.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-canon  magic-reveal  merlin:ot4-team 
6 weeks ago by leahbeex
Shelter by sinestrated
39,504 words | Eight years have passed since Merlin fled Camelot after revealing his magic, leaving behind a home and a budding relationship with Arthur. Now, with his kingdom crumbling beneath a mysterious magical attack, Arthur reaches out to sorcerers throughout the land in search of a solution--and gets one sorcerer in particular he never expected. After so much time apart, Merlin and Arthur have to learn how to fit each other all over again, and all the while sinister forces bent on the destruction of Camelot threaten everything they have ever believed in.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  30-50k  alternate.universe  au-canon  angst  awesome 
7 weeks ago by leahbeex
The Long Shadow by Destina
13,738 words | What's the point of being the most powerful sorcerer who ever walked the earth, if you can't tinker with destiny now and then? Spoilers for all of season five; goes AU just before the end of 5.13.
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-canon  merlin:post-s5 
7 weeks ago by leahbeex
Cloudy With A Chance Of Something by donutsweeper
14,355 words | As Albion's Sexiest Bachelor for four of the past five years Arthur could have anyone he wanted, but as it happened the one man he wanted was an oblivious baker named Merlin who had no idea who he was.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-modern  food-bakery-restaurants 
7 weeks ago by leahbeex
Gulf of Years by Cookie
11,467 words | When they are attacked returning to Camelot with Balinor, the Dragonlord is injured rather than killed - and everything Arthur knew or believed is turned on its head.
merlin/arthur  rating.r  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-canon  c:balinor 
7 weeks ago by leahbeex
rail against your dying day by helloearthlings
9,753 words | 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.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  05-10k  alternate.universe  au-canon  temporary/mistaken.character.death  grief-mourning  magic-reveal  angst 
7 weeks ago by leahbeex
Recall This Message by writeonclara
3,566 words | apendragon says, i just told merlin emrys that i want to bend him over my desk so i need to get pissed
gwainegreene says, on it

For the kink meme prompt: In a flurry of snarky emails to co-worker Merlin Emrys, Arthur Pendragon composes and accidentally hits SEND on one with his true thoughts about what he'd like to do with him.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-modern  humor  business-corporations 
7 weeks ago by leahbeex
The Three Stages of Attraction to Merlin by SassyWarlock
8,837 words | After the barmaid in that tavern called Merlin 'handsome' Arthur can't stop thinking about it and begins to pay attention to his manservant as he hasn't before, trying to figure out what it was the woman had seen in the other man. This is the result.


The three stages of Arthur realizing he's attracted to Merlin.
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  05-10k  alternate.universe  au-canon  merlin:post-304  fluff  hurt/comfort 
7 weeks ago by leahbeex
We Duel At Dawn by clotpolesonly
2,082 words | Merlin was squinting at him, concentrating very hard. Arthur waited for him to say whatever it was he was thinking so hard about.

What he finally got was, “Fight me.”

Arthur was hard-pressed not to laugh out loud. Merlin looked so determined, his chin up and eyes narrowed, but he was obviously still high as balls.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-modern  medical-doctors  fluff 
7 weeks ago by leahbeex
It Didn't Mean Anything by ingberry
9,420 words | Merlin Emrys: receptionist at Camelot Inn and magic user in training, not yet certified. When something unexpected happens, Merlin has to use his magic to save Arthur. It has rather impractical consequences, to say the least. Merlin’s not entirely sure how they’re both going to get through this with their sanities intact.
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  05-10k  alternate.universe  au-modern  merlin:modern-with-magic  merlin:magical-shenanigans  bonding-mates  pining 
7 weeks ago by leahbeex
i will let you be righteous (if you will let me be bold) by igrab
3,871 words | It has been five years and ten days since the death of Uther Pendragon, and five years exactly since Arthur's coronation.

It has been five years and Merlin isn't any less in love with him, Arthur isn't any less of a prat (but only to Merlin, these days), and he still doesn't know about the magic.
merlin/arthur  rating.r  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-canon  future-fic  magic-reveal 
8 weeks ago by leahbeex
Dickmagician by ingberry
7,934 words | 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+.
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  05-10k  alternate.universe  au-modern  humor  roommates 
8 weeks ago by leahbeex
Post-it Note Romance by fuzzytomato
9,963 words | Merlin has never had a secret admirer before so he’s fairly certain this one has the wrong guy.
merlin/arthur  rating.r  05-10k  alternate.universe  highschool 
8 weeks ago by leahbeex
Remember When We Never Faded by giselleslash
37,246 words | Merlin and Arthur don't meet in Camelot: they meet near Ealdor. Merlin brings an unconscious Arthur home from battle, but when Arthur wakes, he's forgotten who he is. The closer they become, the more Merlin believes in the world their shared destiny could create.
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  30-50k  alternate.universe  au-canon  au-diff.first.meeting  amnesia  magic-reveal 
9 weeks ago by leahbeex
How to Untrain Your Dragon by Teumessian
34,375 words | 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.

[aka, Merlin turns into a dragon sometimes]
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  30-50k  alternate.universe  au-canon  au-changlings  supernatural.beings  magic-reveal  *favorites 
9 weeks ago by leahbeex
Change in Crowns by derekstilinski
11,601 words | Arthur has traveled to sign a treaty of friendship with other kingdoms, when he realizes they've intended to set him up to marry as well. He doesn't want to marry for the sake of marrying, so he pulls a clumsy, crowned Merlin in with false talk that they married quietly.

Arthur's true in saying he wants to marry for love, because he chooses Merlin for more than one reason.
merlin/arthur  rating.r  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-canon  pretend.relationship  pining  magic-reveal 
9 weeks ago by leahbeex
glow in grey by helloearthlings
3,304 words | Morgana opened the door to reveal Leon’s smiling face, Gwen hanging on one of his arms. They noticed the wine with narrowed eyes as Morgana dramatically poured herself a glass three sizes too big without uttering a word to suggest why.

“What –?” Leon’s face scrunched up in confusion.

“Arthur,” Morgana declared, gulping down too much wine at once in order to prepare herself for the bone-chilling announcement, “is bringing his new boyfriend over tonight.”
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-modern  established.relationship  pov:outsider  family-parents 
9 weeks ago by leahbeex
One-Across Four Letters Starts With 'L' by Emjayelle
6,911 words | In which Freya owns a coffee shop, Arthur hates his job, but loves coffee, Merlin has smooth moves and a knack for words, and there's an unfair amount of caffeine-fuelled flirting happening over crossword puzzles.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  05-10k  alternate.universe  au-modern  coffee.shop  fluff  awesome 
9 weeks ago by leahbeex
Of Faith and Hope and Love by versaphile
30,095 words | To lose a manservant once may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose him twice looks like carelessness. When Merlin vanishes in the mines of Kemeray, Arthur's search for him uncovers decades of secrets and betrayals. But the sudden appearance of a baby white dragon bodes well for Albion, for Merlin and Arthur, and for the land that they will build together.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  30-50k  alternate.universe  au-canon  merlin:s4  merlin:407  dragons  magic-reveal  angst  hurt/comfort  sickness-injury  bamf!arthur  merlin:aithusa  *favorites 
9 weeks ago by leahbeex
Something Yellow This Time by giselleslash
3,802 words | Merlin owns a flower shop. Arthur is a frequent customer with a tragic love life.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-modern  flower.shop  fluff 
9 weeks ago by leahbeex
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