leahbeex + merlin/arthur   112

take my hand (there's a world I need to know) by ariadne_odair
18,431 words | Looking at Arthur, framed in the sunlight breaking through the trees, makes something flutter in Merlin’s chest. He turns away quickly, gripping the reins. “You’re annoying.” He hears Arthur trying to muffle a huff of laughter. “This whole trip is annoying.”

Arthur sighs. “Is that what you’re so grumpy about? You’ve been suspiciously quiet since we’ve left Camelot. Not even one comment about how high the trees are, or something equally idiotic.”

When Merlin and Arthur share a 'thank god you're not injured, I thought you were hurt,' kiss, that's all it is. Or at least Merlin is certain that's all it is, because there is no way Arthur has actual - feelings for him. Now he just has to figure out why Arthur keeps looking at him like that.

(In which Merlin is oblivious and should have just listened to Gauis in the first place.)
merlin/arthur  rating.r  10-20k  obliviousness  protectiveness  magic-reveal 
october 2019 by leahbeex
The Serving of Servants by CaffeinatedFlumadiddle
81,657 words | When a new position is made in the royal household to oversee the servants, Arthur didn’t think much of it. It was only days later when he noticed the mysterious injuries appearing on frightened servants that the prince decided to go undercover and to find out what is going on.

Meanwhile, Merlin thinks the newest servant is a mess.

Or

Arthur learns what it is like to be a servant and learns some interesting thing about his own servant.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  80-100k  alternate.universe  au-canon  secret.identity  undercover  magic-reveal 
september 2019 by leahbeex
between you and gravity by schweet_heart
1,000 words | “If you want to kill him,” Merlin said, squaring his shoulders, “you’ll have to kill me first.”
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-canon  magic-reveal  sickness-injury  protectiveness  bamf!merlin 
september 2019 by leahbeex
Quickening Days by Fahye
22,031 words | In which dragons & ghosts & prejudices are confronted, Merlin wears a hat (twice) and a dress (once), Arthur breaks some crockery (lots), there are more pranks than pillowfights but at least one of each, and many secrets are revealed.
merlin/arthur  rating.r  20-30k  time.loop  awesome 
september 2019 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 
september 2019 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 
september 2019 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 
september 2019 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 
september 2019 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 
september 2019 by leahbeex
The Trouble With Courting by Thursday_Next
5,671 words | None of his princely training in diplomacy seemed to cover what to do in cases where you can't make your mind up to propose to the lady you are courting or what to do when your manservant is crossed in love and it's inexplicably making you unhappy.

In which Arthur is oblivious, Merlin is lovesick, Gaius tries to help, Gwaine doesn't, and there just might be a reason Arthur keeps putting off proposing to Gwen, if only he could figure out what it is...
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  00-05k  jealousy-possessiveness  obliviousness 
september 2019 by leahbeex
A Heavy Heart to Carry by Thursday_Next
12,561 words | When Merlin is captured and injured, Arthur must face up to his own feelings for his manservant as well as the many secrets he discovers are being kept from him.
merlin/arthur  rating.r  10-20k  hurt/comfort  missing-kidnapped  magic-reveal 
september 2019 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 
september 2019 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 
september 2019 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 
september 2019 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 
september 2019 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 
september 2019 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 
september 2019 by leahbeex
Heat Sink by fleete
1,341 words | Written for rotrude's (Home Made) BAMF Merlin Mini Party, for the prompt: "I really want to see protective boys threatening and carrying through with their threat when the other is hurt or put in danger!"
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  00-05k  merlin:knights  protectiveness  obliviousness 
september 2019 by leahbeex
Laundry's Hard Work by supercalvin
4,094 words | Wasn't Merlin supposed to be...tiny? When the hell had he learned to use a sword and not fall on his backside? Where the hell did those scars from? What the hell?

or

Arthur still thinks Merlin is the young boy he met ten years ago and he starts to notice things in his manservant that he wasn't aware had changed at all.

[could be read as a prequel to Fathom Me Out]
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  00-05k  pre-slash 
september 2019 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 
september 2019 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 
september 2019 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 
september 2019 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 
september 2019 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 
september 2019 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 
september 2019 by leahbeex
Summer Hasn't Touched The Clouds That Pass Above by torakowalski
9,923 words | Arthur rolled his eyes. “Camelot barely existed before my father brought peace to the area, Merlin,” he said. “Surely, even in Ealdor, you were taught basic history.”

“Yes, sire,” Merlin said patiently, straightening the hem of Arthur’s shirt. “Escetian history. Since Ealdor’s in, you know, Escetia.”

Arthur cleared his throat. “Of course. I know that,” he said shortly, pulling away from Merlin and clicking his fingers. “And where are my trousers? Or do you expect me to great Queen Rhian in my underthings?”
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  05-10k 
september 2019 by leahbeex
Neither fish nor fowl by adelagia
11,266 words | 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.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  10-20k  future-fic  fluff  humor 
september 2019 by leahbeex
Touch Me (Not) by veronamay
7,701 words | In which Merlin is reluctantly pure, Arthur is unfairly tempting, and the Great Dragon sits back with popcorn to watch.
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  05-10k  magic-reveal 
september 2019 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 
august 2019 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 
august 2019 by leahbeex
The Passing of the Days by Cookie
8,386 words | A mission into the land of the Celts goes badly wrong and Merlin and Arthur can't move on until everything is fixed.
merlin/arthur  rating.r  05-10k  temporary/mistaken.character.death  quest-fic  time.loop 
august 2019 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 
august 2019 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 
august 2019 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 
august 2019 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 
august 2019 by leahbeex
Bucket up, all for Luck by ImperialMint
29,541 words | Merlin didn't really expect it to take five Knights, two old men, a woman and a horseshoe for his plan to work, but then again the extent of his plan had been more along the lines of an adamant 'I'm not in love with Prince Prat (except, really, I am)' than an actual plan.

Written for goss for the merry_merthur fic exchange on lj
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  20-30k  merlin:knights 
august 2019 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 
august 2019 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 
august 2019 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 
august 2019 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 
august 2019 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 
august 2019 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 
august 2019 by leahbeex
Turn the Light Out (the Just Sleeping remix) by nu_breed
5,009 words | In the aftermath of a sorcerer's attack, Arthur has no choice but to face the reality of his feelings for Merlin.

Inspired by When You're Not Watching by ingberry.
merlin/arthur  rating.r  00-05k  fic-remix  merlin:magical-shenanigans  angst 
august 2019 by leahbeex
A Little Fire to Warm by janne_d
4,085 words | Arthur gets very cold and Merlin has to warm him up (with naked snuggling).
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  00-05k  bed.sharing  cuddling-snuggling-bedsharing  forced.proximity 
august 2019 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 
august 2019 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 
august 2019 by leahbeex
Homebound by thedaughterofkings
12,356 words | When Arthur becomes king, Merlin loses not only his purpose, but his place at Arthur’s side. Therefore he decides to go home, but Arthur won’t let Merlin slip out of his life that easily.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  10-20k  merlin:post-s4  misunderstandings  hurt/comfort  pining  angst  obliviousness 
august 2019 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 
august 2019 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 
august 2019 by leahbeex
So That I Might Be Where You Are by cherrybina
13,886 words | When a spell goes wrong, Merlin and Arthur are linked together in an unusual way, which leads to lots and lots of UST.
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  10-20k  merlin:magical-shenanigans 
august 2019 by leahbeex
Merlin Has a Dragon (And Other Revelations) by amethystviolist
5,883 words | “So if you’re not suspicious, then tell me what you’re doing out here,” Arthur ordered.

Merlin’s hands twisted nervously around the straps of his bag, and Arthur followed the movement with a growing sense of dread. It was the middle of the night, and the king of Camelot had better things to do at this time- namely, being asleep.

Honestly, the things he did for this idiot.

|| Very cute!
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  00-05k  magic-reveal  dragons  fluff  humor  pre-slash 
august 2019 by leahbeex
Ashes to the Wind by lillupon
6,579 words | Arthur’s first hunt of the season had been a successful one, likely because Merlin had declined to accompany him.

Arthur returns to Camelot to find that Merlin has been sentenced to the pyre for his crimes of sorcery.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg  05-10k  magic-reveal  bamf!merlin  dragons  protectiveness 
august 2019 by leahbeex
By My Side, Always by Fulgance
3,642 words | When Arthur asks for Merlin's advice regarding magic, Merlin refuses to give it.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg  00-05k  magic-reveal 
august 2019 by leahbeex
A Riddle Wrapped in an Enigma by supercalvin
6,861 words | As far as Arthur could tell, Merlin was just strange. It wouldn’t matter how many years Arthur knew Merlin, he would always be a puzzle. Or. Five Times Merlin Made Little Sense and One Time He Made No Sense At All
merlin/arthur  rating.pg  05-10k  5x-fic  love-spells  magic-reveal 
august 2019 by leahbeex
Apotheosis by Fulgance
8,951 words | "So it's true, then," Arthur said flatly. "You're a sorcerer."
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  05-10k  magic-reveal 
august 2019 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 
august 2019 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 
august 2019 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 
july 2019 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 
july 2019 by leahbeex
to the world that never let you be by ImperialMint
54,316 words | When Arthur notices the scars on Merlin, he sets off to find out why a servant of all people has such marks and discovers that Merlin might not be all that he seems.

|| Merlin explains to Arthur what's been going on over the years. Arthur, for once, listens.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  50-80k  magic-reveal  angst  awesome 
july 2019 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 
july 2019 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 
july 2019 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 
july 2019 by leahbeex
Happy Birthday by platonic_boner
4,193 words | Five times Arthur celebrates Merlin’s birthday, and one time he actually celebrates it on Merlin’s birthday. (Arthur is a prat.)
merlin/arthur  rating.pg  00-05k  fluff  holiday:birthday  magic-reveal  5x-fic 
july 2019 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 
july 2019 by leahbeex
Precipitation by greymantledlady
8,942 words | Merlin’s broken his arm, and Arthur feels sick and worried and cold in the pit of his stomach, because it’s all his fault.

(In which Arthur is conflicted about his feelings, Merlin is wistful, and they dance around each other a lot. Oh, and Gaius is really starting to get tired of watching all the pigtail-pulling.)
merlin/arthur  rating.pg  05-10k  sickness-injury  hurt/comfort  protectiveness  magic-reveal 
july 2019 by leahbeex
The Very Important Quest by Hope
24,506 words | On a Very Important Quest, Arthur and Merlin share clothes, beds, bathwater and secrets.
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  20-30k  quest-fic  bed.sharing  clothes-sharing  magic-reveal 
july 2019 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 
july 2019 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 
july 2019 by leahbeex
A Disarming Act of Loyalty by barbitone
23,706 words | "He knew it was an ill-omened quest as soon as he learned Merlin wouldn’t be coming along..."

Arthur is severly injured in a fight with a mysterious creature, and Merlin's determination to help brings certain secrets to light and turns Arthur's world upside down.
merlin/arthur  rating.r  20-30k  magic-reveal  hurt/comfort  angst  sickness-injury 
july 2019 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 
july 2019 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.

Or

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 
july 2019 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 
july 2019 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 
july 2019 by leahbeex
Uncle Arthur by platonic_boner
6,597 words | Merlin saves the day as Dragoon, but then botches the potion to turn himself young again.

Meanwhile, Arthur makes a new friend: a five-year-old named Marlin.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg  05-10k  alternate.universe  au-canon  deaging  kid.fic  magic-reveal 
july 2019 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 
july 2019 by leahbeex
Until the Day I Die by Cookie
19,427 words | Arthur believed Dragoon had killed his father, and so he plunged his sword deep into the sorcerer. Now Merlin was dying in his arms and Arthur was facing the future alone.
merlin/arthur  rating.pg13  10-20k  angst  temporary/mistaken.character.death 
july 2019 by leahbeex
Winterbloom by Shinybug
6,200 words | Deep in the woods in the frozen heart of winter, a careless comment leads to a redefinition of Arthur's relationship with his manservant.
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  05-10k 
july 2019 by leahbeex
And None But We Can Be Such Kings by janne_d
8,683 words | They'd kissed. He and Arthur had kissed. And that was amazing and terrifying and completely insane, like a sheet of lightning from an empty blue sky.
merlin/arthur  rating.r  05-10k  merlin:arthur-knows 
july 2019 by leahbeex
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