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Loaded March - Footloose - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Captain Arthur Pendragon has put together the best team of specialists that the SAS has ever seen, but when his superiors assign Lieutenant Merlin Emrys as his communications officer, Arthur does everything to make him feel unwelcome. Arthur's job is to protect and guide his team through dangerous missions, and he worries that he can't do that when the newest member has a mysterious background and acts suspicious when he thinks no one is looking.

As their assignments become more dangerous, Merlin can't help but to use his magic to keep his team -- even his prat of a Captain -- safe from threats they couldn't possibly understand. But when they are sent on a undercover operation against a group of zealots intent on a magical apocalypse, Merlin needs to confront his fear of discovery and derision, and to finally trust his team with his secret.

Arthur and Merlin rely on each other for more than the sake of their mission. The entire world is at stake. When they learn -- from dragons, no less -- that they are prophesied to restore the balance of magic to the world, they fight on regardless of the outcome, because duty, honour and loyalty is a far stronger driving force than destiny.
fic  series  tv:merlin  tobetagged 
february 2019 by scorpionvoices
Stubborn With Beauty - whetherwoman - Merlin (BBC) [Archive of Our Own]
Arthur strode to the fire and held the note to the light. "For the help I once gave you, I plead a boon in return of the kind only you can give. Please meet me in the lands of Lord Turquine beyond the woods of Perivale. Signed--" Arthur looked up at Merlin sharply. "Signed Lancelot?" [6566]
fic  tv:merlin  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  c:merlin:lancelot  theme:friendship  theme:questing  theme:totherescue!  theme:undercover  theme:snark  theme:secrets  theme:angst  theme:first-time  OT3  p:merlin:arthur/lancelot/merlin  ge:drama  ge:slash  r:r  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2008 
february 2015 by scorpionvoices
mushroomtale's LJ - Fanart: In A Land of Myth and A Time of Magic.
A/N: When I began this, I was disappointed to find out that I could not fit all the minor characters in, but of course now I'm like, what was I thinking?

And I have mixed feelings about how this turned out, but anyway, this is basically how I will always remember Merlin... no matter no matter how things turn out, yeah?
art:fanart  tv:merlin  c:merlin:ensemble  o:awesome  r:g  a:mushroomtale  @lj 
december 2014 by scorpionvoices
Fanart: No More Bad Dreams (II) - mushroomtale - Merlin - Fandom [Archive of Our Own]
Merlin, a Hannibal AU.

Note: This is the finished version of my bonus piece from last year's Merlin Horror that that people seemed to like. I said I'd post when it's finished and so here it is. It's a Hannibal AU, and it isn't gory (no guts at all and the blood isn't even rendered) but it might be a bit disturbing (since half of Merlin's body seems to be missing), so please be warned.
art:fanart  tv:merlin  au:fusion  tv:hannibal  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  mood:dark  r:pg-13  a:mushroomtale  @ao3 
december 2014 by scorpionvoices
Gold and Glory, Heart and Home - Footloose - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Some men went West for gold and glory. Other men went West to run from their ghosts.

Other men... simply ran. They ran West seeking new lives that were better than the ones they'd left behind, always afraid that someone or something would drag them back to their pasts.

And Arthur... Arthur had gone West, and he didn't stop until he found his heart and home.
fic  tv:merlin  unread 
march 2014 by scorpionvoices
Shadowlord and Pirate King - Chapter 1 - Footloose, mushroomtale - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
A fast ship, a good crew, a treasure, a Clan to lead -- that's all Arthur Pendragon has ever wanted. He sits on the Council, he supports his father's kingship, and he keeps an eye on the Imperial Conglomerate when they come too close to Pirate space.

One day the Conglomerate infiltrates the Clans and poisons the King. Arthur must search for a cure to keep his father alive and the Clans from civil war.

An escape route, a sharp knife, a target, the shadows at his command -- that's all Merlin has ever needed. He fulfills his assignments, he uses the Sterling to sustain his once-royal House in their exile, and wages a private war against the Imperial Conglomerate.

When he learns of an elaborate plot to assassinate him, Merlin does the opposite of what's expected. He flees onto a Pirate ship.

There's a saying among the Pirates: that one's fate is written in the stars. Destiny will always set to rights what has been made wrong. [169,425]
fic  tv:merlin  au:space  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  c:merlin:ensemble  theme:assassins  theme:pirates  theme:destiny  theme:hateatfirstsight  theme:frenemies  theme:war  theme:snark  theme:angst  theme:foundfamily  theme:grief  theme:politics  theme:totherescue!  theme:captivity  theme:competency!!!  theme:courtship  theme:fuckthesystem!  theme:revenge  theme:raceagainsttime!  trope:partnerbond  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  ge:slash  r:nc-17  @ao3  l:novel 
march 2014 by scorpionvoices
adelagia: Lemon Meringue
Arthur pinched the inside corners of his eyes together and sighed, his initial elation at having received a letter from Merlin elbowed out of the way by irritation at actually having to read a letter from Merlin. His handwriting was atrocious, and trying to read this simple missive was like deciphering garbled, ancient text from a foreign land. Arthur half suspected he'd learnt his letters from a roving band of inebriated monkeys.

OlGx Hxtbnv, the letter read.

Dear Arthur, Arthur translated. [3412]
fic  tv:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  c:merlin:merlin  style:epistolary  theme:shenanigans  theme:snark  trope:animorph  theme:clueless  theme:boysaredorks  theme:firstkiss  theme:dorksinlove  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  ge:slash  ge:fluff  r:pg-13  @lj 
february 2014 by scorpionvoices
doomcanary: The Battle of the Trifles
When you're the prince of Albion, the chance to live is rare.
“What on earth are they doing?” he says.

“I have no idea at all,” Gwen says. “They're like this every year.”

They watch as Arthur leads a dramatic charge and retakes the corridor; Frederic, the ringleader of the Mercian knights, takes a gateau to the chest and goes down in a shower of whipped cream.
[2357]
fic  tv:merlin  oneshot  missingscene  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:gwen  c:merlin:arthur  c:merlin:ensemble  theme:shenanigans  theme:snark  theme:boysaredorks  theme:friendship  theme:fixing  ge:gen  ge:fluff  r:pg-13  @lj  o:adorable 
february 2014 by scorpionvoices
kaydeefalls:The Curious Incident of the Harpies in Broad Daylight
Or, the Abbreviated Adventures of Gwaine and Lancelot, Not-Quite-Knights For Hire (While We Wait For Arthur To Become King) [2840]
fic  tv:merlin  c:merlin:gwaine  c:merlin:lancelot  theme:questing  theme:shenanigans  theme:boysaredorks  theme:roadtrip  theme:totherescue!  theme:snark  genre:gen  r:pg-13  @lj 
june 2013 by scorpionvoices
junkshop_disco: The Hinterland Between Firsts and Declarations
Gwaine puts his hair up. Merlin is moved to discover the hitherto unexplored regions of his neck it exposes. [~1000]
fic  tv:merlin  c:merlin:gwaine  c:merlin:merlin  theme:establishedrelationship  kink:erogenouszones  p:merlin:gwaine/merlin  genre:slash  r:r  @lj 
april 2013 by scorpionvoices
Gadarene - Chapter 1 - unpossible - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“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.” [76,831]
fic  tv:merlin  unread 
march 2013 by scorpionvoices
dreams for wings and wanderers - Chapter 1 - Etharei - Merlin (TV), Temeraire - Naomi Novik [Archive of Our Own]
Dragons are feared and mistrusted throughout Albion, and there are very few of them left in Camelot, for Uther’s long campaign against magic also included hunting down all the dragons in the wild. Now, Camelot is recovering from the invasion of Cenred and Morgause's army. Prince Arthur is the one in charge, and Merlin finds out that his secret regular visits to the covert haven't been very secret at all. There's a great deal of manly bonding with the Knights, inquisitive dragons being inquisitive, and a record-breaking number of near-death experiences for Merlin. And this is before he gets his very own dragon. (A Merlin/Temeraire fusion.)
fic  tv:merlin  au:fusion  b:hismajesty'sdragon  unread 
january 2013 by scorpionvoices
Made of Dreams and Bones - lady_ragnell - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Arthur would have starved that first winter, if it weren’t for Hunith and her son.

When Arthur is disinherited, he finds himself farming in Ealdor. [7476]
fic  tv:merlin  au:justalittledifferent  c:merlin:arthur  c:merlin:merlin  tobetagged 
may 2012 by scorpionvoices
Fundamental Imperfection - Starlingthefool - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
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]
fic  tv:merlin  au:modern  au:realworld  c:merlin:arthur  c:merlin:merlin  theme:snark  theme:angst  theme:injury  theme:friendship  theme:boysaredorks  theme:dorksinlove  theme:first-time  opinion:sweet  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  genre:slash  rating:r  author:starlingthefool  @ao3 
april 2012 by scorpionvoices
leashy_bebes: Off the Hook
Gwaine thinks about battles and freedom and loyalty. But mainly he thinks about Merlin. [6400]

[Oh god, the last line just ripped my heart out. In a good way!]
fic  tv:merlin  c:merlin:gwaine  c:merlin:merlin  theme:war  theme:friendship  theme:grief  theme:angst  theme:firstkiss  opinion:sweet  p:merlin:gwaine/merlin  genre:slash  rating:r  author:leashy_bebes  @lj 
april 2012 by scorpionvoices
novemberlite: The Hunt
“Those Pendragons, they’re a different sort. Beastly, but clever. It’s said they’re drawn to magic--to power--and that’s how they find their... mate.” [12,200]
fic  tv:merlin  au:magicalrealism  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  trope:partnerbond  trope:matingurges  theme:sleepingwiththeenemy  theme:angst  theme:clueless  theme:feral  theme:first-time  kink:rimming  kink:outdoors  kink:roughsex  kink:knotting  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  genre:slash  rating:nc-17  @lj 
march 2012 by scorpionvoices
Scenes From A Summer - vensre - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Written for the kinkmeme prompt: Arthur/Merlin, Aspergers syndrome. Merlin avoids looking at people's faces because facial expression = stimuli overload (He relies on voices for cues instead). Because of this, people think he's slow. The fact that his default expression is a wide grin doesn't help either. [2838]
fic  tv:merlin  oneshot  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  theme:sliceoflife  theme:friendship  theme:firstkiss  opinion:sweet  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  genre:slash  rating:pg-13  @ao3 
december 2011 by scorpionvoices
The Advent of Coffee - mixtapestar - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Merlin's daily visits to Castle Grounds for his coffee fix have become something of a habit, so when everyone else goes home for the semester, he keeps them up. The baristas seem to like him, for the most part, and as Christmas approaches, things start to get interesting. [11,559]
fic  tv:merlin  au:modern  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  c:merlin:percival  c:merlin:gwaine  c:merlin:lancelot  theme:friendship  trope:matchmaking  theme:dating  theme:holidays  theme:firstkiss  trope:everyoneisgay  theme:snark  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  p:merlin:gwaine/percival  genre:slash  rating:pg-13  @ao3 
december 2011 by scorpionvoices
resonant | Kitchen Avengers
Whenever I'm exploring new characters, I always enjoy asking myself two things: Can they sing? and Can they cook?
author:resonant  journal:entry  characterstudy  meta  humor  co:avengers  tv:sherlock  tv:merlin  tv:stargatesg1  m:thelosers10  m:inception  readthecomments!  @dw 
december 2011 by scorpionvoices
shinybug: The Play's the Thing
Arthur had to spare a thought to be impressed at how many slanderous and untrue things Merlin had managed to insert into such a brief statement: that Arthur liked to drink, and that when he did drink too much he had a tendency to inflict bodily harm upon his manservant, either in the form of beatings and/or possibly sodomy, and that chambermaids were more or less involved in these indiscretions. [~5,000]
fic  tv:merlin  oneshot  c:merlin:arthur  c:merlin:merlin  genre:crack  theme:snark  theme:clueless  theme:comingout  trope:matchmaking  theme:friendship  theme:first-time  hilarity  LOLZ  genre:slash  rating:r  favs:merlin  opinion:awesome  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  @lj 
september 2011 by scorpionvoices
A Lever and a Place to Stand - Lassiter - Merlin (BBC) [Archive of Our Own]
Modern day AU. When a peaceful march for the equal rights of magicians ends badly, Merlin is forced to hide out in the apartment of law student Arthur Pendragon.
fic  tv:merlin  au:magicalrealism  au:modern  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  unread 
june 2011 by scorpionvoices
misswinterhill: We’re Lost, It’s Cold, and There Are Dragons Out There
Modern AU with magic. Arthur is relatively sure that Bear Gryllis has never had to deal with anything like the world’s most aggravating baby dragon when he was out surviving in the wilderness. Merlin thinks that Arthur has taken the whole “magic reveal” thing pretty damn well, which might have something to do with Merlin saving Arthur’s life just now when the helicopter crashed. The dragon thinks they’re both idiots.
fic  tv:merlin  au:magicalrealism  au:modern  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  unread 
june 2011 by scorpionvoices
sam_storyteller: Oh, What A Show
Circus Camelot has a building it doesn't own, a trick rider who just ran off to do panto, and a serious sponsor problem. Fortunately, it also has Merlin Emrys, master illusionist, and Arthur Pendragon, prince of tumblers.
fic  tv:merlin  au:modern  au:magicalrealism  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  ensemble  theme:friendship  theme:angst  theme:competency!!!  theme:destiny  theme:family  theme:injury  theme:snark  genre:slash  rating:pg  author:sam_storyteller  @DW  opinion:awesome  opinion:sweet  p:merlin:arthur/merlin 
june 2011 by scorpionvoices
aftertherain: Warlock
"Why won't you escape?" she whispered.

Was the magic within him stronger than the stale enchantment on his shackles—could he have shattered every link of the chains using the very spells they feared? The answer hardly mattered.

"I gave Arthur my word," he lied. [18,000]
fic  tv:merlin  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  theme:friendship  theme:angst  theme:captivity  mood:quietdesperation  theme:aftermath  theme:destiny  theme:fixing  theme:grief  theme:love  theme:first-time  theme:sacrifice  theme:transformation  theme:war  minor!death  genre:slash  rating:r  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  @lj 
june 2011 by scorpionvoices
emeraldsword: Away Game
Arthur's football team is playing an away match against a team they've not played before, and Arthur has to decide whether or not to admit that he lives with his boyfriend. [1158]
fic  tv:merlin  au:modern  c:merlin:arthur  c:merlin:merlin  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:friendship  theme:comingout  length:short  genre:slash  rating:pg  challenge:lgbtfest  opinion:sweet  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  @lj 
june 2011 by scorpionvoices
frantic_allonsy: GIANT KARMIC T-SHIRT PICSPAM OF DOOOOOOOM
So yesterday, [info]moonlitpines and I were discussing fests. Actually, we were saying how Merlin fandom is a wee bit adorably adhd and is like FEST FEST FEST MUST HAVE A FEST FOR EVERYTHING WAIT WHAT IS THAT A SPIDER WE SHOULD HAVE A SPIDER FEST.

So there was that, and I was like, "Haha, t-shirts! T-shirt Fest!" and [info]moonlitpines was like, "You so silly, t-shirts." And then we were both like "..." and then she said "Well, I do love my boyband in their red t-shirts," and I said "And you know how I love CMorg and his five billion DCFC t-shirts." And within two minutes we had rationalized starting a t-shirt fest, because we are part of Merlin fandom. This morning I had managed to talk us down to a picturespam, but just barely.
author:frantic_allonsy  journal:entry  picspam  tv:merlin  lolz.forever 
june 2011 by scorpionvoices
Flatmate Wanted - Netgirl_y2k - Merlin (BBC) [Archive of Our Own]
Morgana does try to do better at the flatmate thing. She’s still mostly rubbish at the domestic side of things, but sometimes Gwen comes home from a long day at work and the flat looks like it’s been gone over top to bottom by housework fairies. Gwen doesn’t ask about it because she’s not entirely sure that isn’t what’s happened. [1030]
fic  tv:merlin  au:modern  tobetagged 
april 2011 by scorpionvoices
Defenders of the Realm, by lamardeuse
Modern AU. Arthur and Morgana are Metropolitan police officers drawn into a strange case involving robbery of ancient artifacts. Merlin is a graduate student at Imperial College studying the healing plants of Ancient Britain under Gaius – or at least that's what he tells everyone. Soon they, along with Gwen, Lancelot and Uther, will be facing a battle for the future of the country. Can they defend the realm from those who would seek to destroy it? [57,646]
fic  tv:merlin  au:modern  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  ensemble  theme:first-time  theme:love  theme:family  theme:angst  theme:raceagainsttime!  genre:slash  rating:nc-17  author:lamardeuse  challenge:bigbang  @boxofmagic  p:merlin:arthur/merlin 
march 2011 by scorpionvoices
The Student Prince - FayJay - Merlin - Fandom [Archive of Our Own]
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.
fic  tv:merlin  unread 
march 2011 by scorpionvoices
suaine: Sky Full of Stars
Merlin is a powerful technopath, but that's not all he is - he's also Gaius' dogsbody and Arthur's maid/servant/clerk. Living on board the Camelot means constant vigilance because Lord-Captain Pendragon hates nothing more than the gifted.
fic  tv:merlin  unread 
february 2011 by scorpionvoices
ras_fic: The Once And Future Pain In My Ass
"This has got to be the *worst* ambush ever. I'm feeling a little insulted, actually." ||| Harry Dresden has had a lot of cases—a lot of weird cases—but this one may take the cake. Or the crown. Whatever.
fic  b:dresdenfiles  crossover  tv:merlin  c:dresden:harrydresden  c:merlin:merlin  theme:snark  theme:reincarnation  theme:grief  theme:fixing  genre:gen  favs:crossover  opinion:awesome  rating:pg-13  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  @lj 
january 2011 by scorpionvoices
Past Imperfect - thehoyden - Merlin (BBC) [Archive of Our Own]
Merlin gaped at him. "You know? I mean, about me?"

"Of course I know, you idiot, you told me a year ago," Arthur yelled.

"Don't be angry with him, Arthur, he's a little confused," he heard Merlin say, except that Merlin hadn't moved his mouth and the sound had come from behind Arthur.

He whipped around to see Merlin standing behind him, which made no sense because that would mean there were two Merlins with him, and that would mean --

"Something is very, very wrong here," Arthur said. [2310]
fic  tv:merlin  oneshot  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:clueless  humor  theme:timetravel  theme:firstkiss  genre:slash  rating:r  author:thehoyden  @AO3  p:merlin:arthur/merlin 
december 2010 by scorpionvoices
glimmergirl: The Star Garden
Crossover with Star Wars. Wherein Merlin, Jedi Padawan about to be knighted, and Arthur, prince and Senator from Albia II, become bondmates. [~5780]
fic  tv:merlin  u:starwars  au:fusion  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  theme:romance  trope:partnerbond  theme:love  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  genre:slash  r:r  @lj 
october 2010 by scorpionvoices
epiphanyx7: Practically Married
After his wife leaves him, Arthur is run ragged trying to take care of his twin sons Owain and Gawain. In order to help out, his best friend Merlin moves in with him. This takes place two years later, when for some reason, everyone seems to think that Merlin and Arthur are more than friends... which is rather ridiculous, isn't it?
fic  tv:merlin  au:realworld  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  theme:kids  next-gen:bbcmerlin  humor  theme:friendship  theme:clueless  genre:gen  rating:pg  favs:merlin  opinion:awesome  @dw 
october 2010 by scorpionvoices
hulubululu: The Wheels on the Bus
Disclaimer: I own nothing, I just gay-ify things for my own amusement! No harm intended.
Notes: Written for the Merlin Crack & Cliché Fest '09 for the prompt
'Modern!AU Merlin/Arthur, they get the same bus to work every day and never talk, but they sort of fall in love.' Enjoy! ♥ [2300]
fic  tv:merlin  au:realworld  oneshot  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  genre:fluff  humor  genre:pre-slash  rating:g  opinion:sweet  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  @lj 
october 2010 by scorpionvoices
kinkme_merlin: Kink Me! #3 -- He Was Steeping
Morgana is steeping some new tea she bought at Tesco (something with a ridiculous sounding name that can't possibly be actual fruit that she is certain she's going to hate, but feels the need to branch out anyway) when the call comes.

"Arthur?" she says, even though she's quite sure no one else is using her brother's phone. "You're awake before noon on a weekday. I am shocked and appalled. Well, mostly just shocked."

"I think I met someone," Arthur says, ignoring her bait.
fic  tv:merlin  au:realworld  comment!fic  tobetagged 
october 2010 by scorpionvoices
stuckinspokane: Tail of Two Kitties, The
Morgana believes that her pet needs a friend. || “I just don’t understand,” Morgana was saying into her phone while Merlin snacked on her bacon the next morning. “He’s always so depressed when I leave – it’s like he thinks I’m never going to come back. Is this normal cat behavior?”

The tinny voice spoke to Morgana, while she absently scratched behind Merlin’s ears.

“Yes, I try to play with him as much as I can when I’m home. I thought cats were individuals and liked to be alone, that’s why I didn’t think leaving him would be a problem. But when I leave he scratches the doors and just curls up on his pillow until I come home.”
fic  tv:merlin  au:nothuman  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:morgana  c:merlin:arthur  genre:fluff  genre:crack  genre:gen  rating:pg  opinion:adorable  @lj 
october 2010 by scorpionvoices
sparky77: The Incident with The Thingy, or Arthur's Adventures in Spying
Arthur is a spy. Merlin is his handler. What? It makes perfect sense. Really. ||

"For your code name," Merlin clarifies. "Excalibur."

Arthur frowns. "Isn't that the name of the seedy topless bar down the street?"

"It suits you then. Excalibur it is."
fic  tv:merlin  au:realworld  c:merlin:arthur  c:merlin:merlin  genre:crack  humor  theme:spies  theme:officeromance  dialogue  genre:slash  rating:r  author:sparky77  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  @lj 
october 2010 by scorpionvoices
still_ciircee: To Mend A Ragged Seam
Perhaps it was his age, but it took weeks of a tense-looking Gwen and several days of fruitless searching for Merlin to realize something about Camelot: "There are no *toys* in this city," he despaired quietly. [1198]
fic  tv:merlin  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  worldbuilding  characterstudy  opinion:interesting  genre:gen  rating:pg  opinion:sweet  @lj 
september 2010 by scorpionvoices
srin: Reversal of Fortune
Wherein Arthur is not the rich boss, and Merlin is not the assistant. (Modern role-reversal au!) [~7300]
fic  tv:merlin  au:realworld  oneshot  c:merlin:arthur  c:merlin:merlin  theme:grief  theme:friendship  genre:slash  rating:pg-13  opinion:sweet  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  theme:role-reversal  @lj 
june 2010 by scorpionvoices
lavvyan: Destiny Revisited
They're both less innocent than they were a thousand years ago; less trusting, more broken. This time, Merlin is the one who gets called on his behaviour – and it's true, he thinks ruefully, he'd stopped bothering to learn the names of those around him long ago – and Arthur is the one who refuses to leave anyone behind. This time, Merlin is the one saying words like "idiot" and "moron," and Arthur has the stupid ears. [~2,600]
fic  tv:merlin  au:fusion  tv:sga  c:merlin:merlin  c:sga:rodney  theme:reincarnation  theme:transformation  p:sga:john/rodney  genre:slash  favs:crossover  author:lavvyan  theme:angst  opinion:awesome  rating:pg-13  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  @lj 
may 2010 by scorpionvoices
kageygirl: Overlay
For all that they've never done this before, it's strange and sure and wonderful, and Merlin's pushing Arthur back against the table just as much as Arthur is pulling him in. Arthur slips his thigh between Merlin's and drops one hand to the small of his back to urge him closer.

Tomorrow, Merlin will glance up to see Arthur sitting there and remember rutting against his thigh, hard and desperate. He'll drop his eyes and take a slow, deep breath.
fic  tv:merlin  oneshot  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  genre:smut  theme:first-time  genre:slash  rating:nc-17  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  @lj 
may 2010 by scorpionvoices
miakun: There's No Makebelieving
The first time Morgana's step-brother and her flatmate meet, Arthur throws up on Merlin's shoes. And that might be the highlight of their relationship. [77,183]
fic  tv:merlin  au:realworld  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  c:merlin:morgana  length:long  humor  theme:friendship  shenanigans  genre:slash  quality:good  theme:angst  rating:pg-13  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  @lj 
may 2010 by scorpionvoices
corilannam: Pull
Everyone knew Uther Pendragon was the strongest Pusher on the continent, possibly in the world, and he ruled over the British Division with the iron force of his will--literally. The only time Merlin had met the man, only his own latent pushing talent allowed him to fend off that powerful mind for the few seconds he needed to run.
fic  tv:merlin  au:realworld  theme:superpowers  tobetagged 
april 2010 by scorpionvoices
synaesthesia: journey into the interior
That's when his magic kicks in.

How could he have forgotten something as essential as this? The fine hair on the back of his arms stands up as the magic sears through him, finding its home. It collected all the fragments and feelings and impossibilities, sand in the wind, and bound them back together.

Merlin remembers now, what it was like to live a life with Arthur as his best friend and King; remembers what it was like to have each other's backs. He remembers watching Arthur die, and the promise that he would return. Merlin had been determined to wait — Emrys, the Druids had called him. Immortal, in the Old Tongue. They'd known.
fic  tv:merlin  theme:futurefic  theme:reincarnation  c:merlin:merlin  trope:amnesia  c:merlin:arthur  theme:prostitution  warning:dub-con  theme:love  happyending  genre:slash  rating:nc-17  theme:angst  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  author:synaesthesia  @dw 
april 2010 by scorpionvoices
skellerbvvt: Coffeeshop Muffins
Summary: Wherein Arthur And Merlin Are Dating, Save For the Part Where They Aren't. Also There Needs To Be A Girl Version Of “Bromance” But That’s a Discussion For Another Time. || “I want to make sandwiches named after them and have them be right next to each other on the menu, and every time someone orders an Arthur sandwich and Merlin sandwich together I will give them cookies in the shape of hearts and baby ducks,” Gwen said clutching Morgana’s head to her bosom in excitement, as she was want to. Morgana didn’t mind.
fic  tv:merlin  au:realworld  genre:crack  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  theme:clueless  theme:romance  theme:marriage  c:merlin:gwen  c:merlin:morgana  hilarity  LOLZ  dorksinlove  shenanigans  genre:slash  rating:r  favs:merlin  for-kayla  opinion:awesome  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  author:skellerbvvt  @lj 
april 2010 by scorpionvoices
yuletart: Art for _Afterism!
Artura and Merlin, Morgan and Gwyn (genderswap). "Gwen and Merlin are my favorite, perhaps because they look comfortable as their new genders, whereas Arthur and Morgana look exactly as uncomfortable in their swapped genders as they did in their old ones."
art:fanart  tv:merlin  au:gender  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  c:merlin:morgana  c:merlin:gwen  hilarity  genre:gen  rating:pg  challenge:yuletart  @lj 
april 2010 by scorpionvoices
mercurial_wit: Meteorology (five ways to defuse a prince)
In retrospect, it had taken a surprisingly short time for Merlin to decide that Arthur Pendragon was not actually a complete prat. No: through careful observation and pattern-spotting of which he felt Gaius would have been very proud, Merlin had concluded that Arthur was in fact a *selective* prat, and predicting the worst fits of prattery was no more difficult than looking out of the window and predicting rain based on the presence of charcoal clouds.
fic  tv:merlin  c:merlin:merlin  theme:friendship  worldbuilding  oneshot  c:merlin:arthur  genre:gen  style:fivethings  rating:pg-13  author:mercurial_wit  @lj 
march 2010 by scorpionvoices
such_heights: Whatever You Want
The trouble is, Merlin thinks, he probably should have twigged a lot sooner that sleeping with Arthur on any kind of regular basis was going to involve holding his hand and slowly undoing twenty years of Pendragon-style total repression.
fic  tv:merlin  c:merlin:merlin  oneshot  kink:spanking  genre:slash  rating:nc-17  length:short  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  @dw 
january 2010 by scorpionvoices
anonymous: Days of old and days to be - for anowlinsunshine
Regency AU in which Arthur is the darling of the ton, Merlin is still a terrible valet, Mordred is a radical rabble-rouser, and Gwen's in love with a Light Dragoon. [18,135]
fic  tv:merlin  au:period  c:merlin:arthur  ensemble  theme:reincarnation  length:long  genre:slash  genre:het  rating:r  favs:merlin  opinion:awesome  opinion:sweet  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  @lj 
december 2009 by scorpionvoices
stakeaclaim: The Knights Have a Thousand Eyes
Arthur's knights decide that he needs to settle down with someone who won't get pregnant and likes him for who he is. Who better than Merlin? But because Arthur won't sleep with servants they decide to pursue Merlin as obviously as possible to make Arthur jealous. Somehow they make friends with Merlin along the way, and there's a good deal of plot in there, too. Really, really excellent. [75,000]
fic  tv:merlin  unread 
november 2009 by scorpionvoices
franticsga: Inside Outright
Arthur would probably have forgotten about him, looked away and maybe had one more drink before heading home because he rather desperately wanted to be curled up in bed with his cat, Sasha, watching Lost and drinking hot chocolate (absolutely no one knew of this ritual except, of course, Sasha, who had promised never to tell). But suddenly the guy opened his eyes and looked directly at Arthur, and something in Arthur felt total, final recognition. Whatever was in this skinny, awkward kid's eyes was exactly what was inside Arthur-- a deep-seated, unending loneliness, the knowledge that there could never be anybody who understood or wanted him.
fic  tv:merlin  au:realworld  c:merlin:arthur  theme:first-time  genre:slash  rating:nc-17  theme:romance  theme:angst  opinion:sweet  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  @lj 
november 2009 by scorpionvoices
vail_kagami: Four Times Uther Knew Merlin's Secrets (And One Time He Refused to See)
The ache in Uther’s chest as he looks down at his dying friend is different from the paralyzing pain that has filled him when his son lay dying, but it is there none the less, getting stronger the more aware he becomes of how much he will lose. Morgana’s handmaiden is there as well, and Arthur’s servant – Uther barely notices them, neither the girl’s soft crying nor the boy’s pale, solemn face, but then the boy – Merlin, wasn’t it? – gently touches his arm and asks them both to leave, as there is another medicine he wants to try, and he needs to be alone to prepare it. From Gaius’ complaints Uther knows that the servant boy has no talent for medicine. He knows also that there is no hope for any existing medicine to cure his friend.
fic  tv:merlin  c:merlin:uther  oneshot  characterstudy  genre:pre-slash  rating:pg  style:outsidePOV  style:fivethings  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  @lj 
november 2009 by scorpionvoices
kathkin: I Can See That You're Thinking About Having Sex With Me But I Am Not Into You
Summary: Based on this prompt on the old Kink Meme: AU. Arthur can read minds. "For the longest time, it seemed like the most natural thing in the world: the undercurrent of whispering voices, flashes of alien emotion and thought at random intervals. It sharpened as he got older, but he just assumed it was normal. He couldn’t imagine it being any other way." [3674]
fic  tv:merlin  theme:superpowers  c:merlin:arthur  theme:psychic  genre:crack  theme:first-time  genre:slash  rating:r  humor  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  @lj 
november 2009 by scorpionvoices
paperclipbitch: We're A Storm In Somebody Else's Teacup
In which there is a lot of bloodshed, a lot of rain, a reasonable amount of fire, a sword (or two), some snakes, and some weirdly malevolent unicorns.
fic  tv:merlin  au:realworld  ensemble  theme:h/c  length:long  genre:slash  theme:love  dorksinlove  author:paperclipbitch  theme:angst  rating:pg-13  opinion:sweet  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  @lj 
november 2009 by scorpionvoices
themegaloo: Hit Them With a Shoe
Basically, Merlin's magic is as in love with Arthur as Merlin himself, while Merlin remains furious and in denial.
fic  tv:merlin  oneshot  c:merlin:merlin  humor  kink:powers  theme:romance  genre:slash  rating:pg-13  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  @lj 
november 2009 by scorpionvoices
Paraphrase
Arthur, having been raised by a father who didn't hug him enough and then dedicating his considerable focus to rapaciously accumulating as much filthy lucre as possible, seems to think that he gets to order people around just because he's a billionaire or a CEO or something similarly foolish like that. He barks orders all day at his long-suffering assistants — Merlin sends them gifts once a month, and a week-long spa vacation each year for their birthdays — and his accountants and his coterie of lawyers and his board of directors and one time, at the independent auditors who had mucked up his apparently unimpeachable filing system. It's horrible. Insufferable. Really.
fic  tv:merlin  au:realworld  c:merlin:merlin  kink:d/s  theme:establishedrelationship  hilarity  genre:slash  rating:nc-17  author:rageprufrock  opinion:sweet  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  @ao3 
november 2009 by scorpionvoices
black_eyedgirl: Quarter View
It is different, now that there are four of them, and not only two. Two can only crack in half, but four can split in two for any number of reasons.
fic  tv:merlin  missingscene  p:merlin:arthur/merlin/gwen/morgana  OT4  theme:love  genre:slash  genre:het  rating:r  quality:good  worldbuilding  theme:angst  @lj  a:blackeyedgirl 
october 2009 by scorpionvoices
such_heights: In Wine And Song
"Well. We've decided that you really ought to marry one of us --" "Who's we?" "Not me," Merlin's quick to interject. "Because otherwise goodness knows what sort of trouble you'll get yourself into," says Morgana. "Anyway, I think it ought to be Gwen, because she actually likes men much more than I do in any case, and let's be honest -- Arthur, if we got married, we'd probably murder each other."
ficlet  tv:merlin  p:merlin:arthur/merlin/gwen/morgana  OT4  theme:friendship  theme:firstkiss  genre:slash  genre:het  opinion:adorable  rating:pg-13  opinion:sweet  @dw 
october 2009 by scorpionvoices
To You I Pledge, by beren_writes
Merlin lays his life on the line to save Arthur yet again, only this time there are witnesses, lots of them. Only Arthur prevents him going to the headman's axe straight away, but Arthur alone cannot save him. That is up to both of them. [the dialogue is a little iffy in some places, but nothing that can't be ignored.]
fic  tv:merlin  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  theme:futurefic  theme:romance  theme:love  genre:slash  rating:nc-17  theme:first-time  challenge:bigbang  quality:good  theme:angst  opinion:awesome  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  @boxofmagic 
september 2009 by scorpionvoices
In Time Of Trial, by Shine
Uther fears his son's power, and Merlin has helped Arthur flee to escape imprisonment. Now the two of them must fight to regain Arthur's rightful place in Camelot.
fic  tv:merlin  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  genre:drama  theme:first-time  genre:slash  rating:nc-17  theme:love  challenge:bigbang  favs:merlin  theme:angst  opinion:awesome  @boxofmagic 
september 2009 by scorpionvoices
All the Laughter From Before
Summary: "It's pretty, but very distressing. And lo, all is sunshine and daisies... and death, but what can you do?" [the one where merlin dies (sorta) and then uther dies (for real) and everyone's really broken up about one and not really sad about the other, and then merlin cocks up the whole grieving thing.]
fic  tv:merlin  c:merlin:merlin  warning:characterdeath  c:merlin:arthur  theme:grief  theme:establishedrelationship  humor  theme:friendship  genre:slash  rating:r  favs:merlin  for-kayla  author:waldorph  opinion:awesome  @lj 
july 2009 by scorpionvoices
job orientation
In the not so distant future, Merlin builds a tower. That's not suspicious at all. **"I need a queen. Not a wife. And certainly not right now. Yes, I have noticed your completely unsubtle attempts at making a clean break--really, Merlin, a tower? You have to live at the top of a tower? When the fuck did we get a tower? It wasn't here before. You do not lie well. Go to sleep before I forget I'm not allowed to beat you to death. Love, Arthur."
fic  tv:merlin  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  hilarity  theme:snark  theme:futurefic  genre:slash  favs:merlin  author:seperis  rating:pg-13  @lj 
may 2009 by scorpionvoices
in omne tempus, by Giddygeek
The maids of the castle come to Morgana with their eyes cast down and their fingers twisting nervously in the rough linen of their aprons. They come to her at all hours of the day and night and she takes them in. How can she deny them when their fear of the men at Court outweighs everything they've ever learned to fear about the wrath of nobles woken from their slumbers, or distracted from their amusements? How can she refuse them, when they've been so brave?
fic  tv:merlin  c:merlin:morgana  worldbuilding  theme:love  genre:slash  rating:r  author:giddygeek  opinion:awesome  opinion:sweet  @lj 
march 2009 by scorpionvoices
The Knife's Edge
Arthur has been trained to kill since birth, Merlin just kind of stumbled into it.
fic  tv:merlin  c:merlin:merlin  worldbuilding  c:merlin:arthur  theme:love  genre:slash  rating:r  quality:good  author:suaine  style:fivethings  episoderelated  @lj 
march 2009 by scorpionvoices
Three Castles - rageprufrock - Merlin (BBC) [Archive of Our Own]
“This cannot be proper protocol,” Bernard croaked. “What, to put us into bed together?” Arthur asked. “I haven’t the slightest idea. The last time anybody managed to get married in the court she was already enormous with child.” Bernard snorted a laugh. “I can see Camelot is truly the paragon of virtue it claims.” “We also have an extremely high rate of venereal disease,” Arthur said.
fic  tv:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  c:merlin:merlin  hilarity  dorksinlove  theme:marriage  genre:slash  favs:merlin  surprise!  @AO3  author:rageprufrock  rating:pg-13 
march 2009 by scorpionvoices
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