spatz + merlin   36

astolat: Emblazoning
Morgana turned away from the high, barred window and rubbed her arms, chilled and bare. Arthur was sitting in the dirty straw at the very limit of his chains, which kept him a few inches too far away to touch Merlin's limp body. Outside they were putting up the stake.

S1 AU.
fic  merlin  slash  het  gsf  action/adventure  <20K  +2016-06 
february 2017 by spatz
desiderii: Candle, Cup, and Casket
In some far distant future, Arthur heir Pendragon, Captain of the galley-class Kilgharrah and Prince of the Camelot, answers a distress call from the alien-besieged Ealdor. There, he finds Merlin, a plausibly-deniable sorcerer with an irresistible grin. This is the story of how the terraformation of planet Albion was threatened by the prejudices of the past, of finding solid ground and taking a stand, and of giving yourself reasons to trust.
fic  merlin  slash  merlin/arthur  au  scifi  epic  ensemble  >100K  +2013-09 
february 2017 by spatz
lady_ragnell: As Long As We Have We
Arthur thinks he's going to have to spend Christmas alone--at least until he somehow acquires a whole house full of strays.
fic  merlin  slash  merlin/arthur  au  normallife  holiday  ensemble  friendship  <20K  +2013-10 
june 2016 by spatz
jade_dragoness: No Matter How Improbable
Eliminate the impossible and whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be true, even if it happens to be two time traveling wizards and the Once and Future King of Britain.
fic  crossover  merlin  dresdenfiles  sherlockholmes  sh2009  gen  timetravel  action/adventure  <15K  +2011-07 
june 2016 by spatz
lady_ragnell: But It's a Good Refrain
Arthur doesn't care much about the popular radio program Dragon's Lonely Hearts until his ex-girlfriend calls in to slag him off and get advice. When he calls in and has an on-air argument with the host, it starts off more than he expected, including meddling friends, overinvolved fans, and maybe love.
fic  merlin  slash  merlin/arthur  au  normallife  epistolary  ensemble  friendship  <25K  +2012-03  phone&radio 
june 2016 by spatz
kagedtiger: Endless Midnights
After the events of "Midnight," The Doctor meets with one of the tourists who is not quite what he appears to be.
fic  crossover  doctorwho  merlin  angst  slash  merlin/arthur  <5K 
july 2013 by spatz
anonymous: Per Ardua Ad Astra
Merlin knew about the others, of course, about all the sleepers: not just Arthur, but Drake snuggled down in some Sussex hammock, the nameless king under Alderley Edge, and the sleeper under Cardiff's rift (who had also been a memorable back alley shag in 1873, but that was time travel for you). Oh, yeah, and all the time travellers and folks with an unconventional attitude to chronology: Time Lords and Old Ones and that nutter with the DeLorean. Time was full of anomalies, after all, and history did funny things after a while, splintering off and reforming until things which had once been true became impossible (he'd grown tomatoes in his mum's garden once, could remember the sweet tang of them against his tongue, even though historians now would think that was a joke).
fic  crossover  merlin  doctorwho  commentfic  slash  merlin/arthur  het  amy/rory  <5K 
july 2013 by spatz
leashy_bebes: The Wrong Avalon
Arthur's been stuck in this mysterious place for what feels like years, all invisible to the strange people who surround him. He's given up on anything changing until the arrival of a madman with a blue box. Or: All the Doctor wants is to give his friends a nice honeymoon in the galactically-renowned Hotel Avalon.
fic  crossover  doctorwho  merlin  slash  merlin/arthur  het  amy/rory  <15K 
july 2013 by spatz
winterhill: The Sorcerer and the King
Merlin's death is only the beginning; with no-one to protect the kingdom, Camelot falls to an enemy sorcerer and Arthur is forced to serve in the court that he once ruled. When an escape attempt goes horribly wrong, Arthur is rescued by someone he never expected to see again -- and it's their destiny to put things right.
fic  merlin  slash  merlin/arthur  captive  au  angst  pining  h/c  magic  presumeddead  long  epic  <100K 
september 2011 by spatz
syllic: Seven Magpies
Arthur gets sent to an alternate universe in which Hunith is queen, Merlin is prince, and Arthur is his companion. The premise is a bit of a stretch in some ways, but the characterization is fantastic.
fic  merlin  slash  au  angst  long  merlin/arthur  bodyswap  <35K 
september 2011 by spatz
syllic: Three Tasks (1/5)
Arthur is the Royal Arbiter for Suitable Suitors' Disputes. He (and his trusty companion, the golden-dragon-tasselled hat) alone can determine who is fit to woo royal servants and other assorted courtiers in Uther's court. Completely darling and less cracky than it sounds (though the robes are *hilarious*), and there's some lovely stuff about duty and affection and the boys being idiots.
fic  merlin  slash  merlin/arthur  crack  long  <35K 
september 2011 by spatz
fayjay: The Student Prince
A modern day Merlin AU set at the University of St Andrews, featuring Arthur as the Prince of Wales and Merlin's roommate, 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. MADE OF AWESOME.
fic  merlin  au  long  slash  merlin/arthur  college  pining  epic  >100K 
september 2011 by spatz
maleyka: gone were but the winter
"And everyone is nice to him," Merlin complains to Gwen as he's helping her carry laundry up to Morgana's chambers. "Nobody seems to notice that he's even more rotten than usual." Oh, sweet clueless Merlin.
fic  merlin  angst  h/c  slash  merlin/arthur  <10K 
september 2011 by spatz
takadainmate: The History of Two Conversations (On Paper)
In which Merlin annotates his book of magic, Gaius is exasperated, and Arthur finds out.
fic  merlin  slash  merlin/arthur  epistolary  humor  <15K 
september 2011 by spatz
paperclipbitch: We're A Storm In Somebody Else's Teacup (1/13)
In which Gwen makes Merlin join a support group for People With Freaky Unnatural Powers, and then things get really complicated. Charming Heroes-esque modern-day AU.
fic  merlin  slash  merlin/arthur  au  humor  angst  <10K 
september 2011 by spatz
paperclipbitch: From Where I Stand You're In My Sky (1/2)
Dark modern day superheroes AU. || There’s a photograph of Arthur throwing his copy of Superman onto the bonfire; headlines screaming Ten Thousand Comic Books Burned, news cuttings pasted into albums his father won’t look at but is proud of nonetheless.
fic  merlin  slash  merlin/arthur  au  angst  undercover  <20K 
september 2011 by spatz
dsudis: Millions of Peaches
"Oh, for--" Arthur's arm went around his shoulder, tugging Merlin in to lean against him. "Truly, it's like you're wearing a sign, but the sign says 'he means well' in letters a foot high, and we can't resist helping you."
fic  merlin  slash  merlin/arthur  humor  magic  <5K 
august 2011 by spatz
ignipes: The Book of Memory
Madga has never asked about the child's father, and Hunith has never offered an explanation. It is enough that she is unwed and with child far from home.
fic  merlin  gen  angst  precanon  kidfic  <5K 
august 2011 by spatz
seperis: So Are They All, All Honourable Men (1/2)
Merlin attacks a nobleman and is forced to fight a duel in two weeks' time. Layered and gorgeous, and I love how Arthur turns into a ruthless bastard when he worries.
fic  merlin  slash  merlin/arthur  angst  h/c  smut  <20K 
august 2011 by spatz
sometimesophie: To Be Known
So this is what it felt like to be normal. Merlin opens his eyes to the cool, shining metal of Arthur's unsheathed blade. "Sorcerer," Arthur spits.
fic  merlin  slash  merlin/arthur  angst  captive  genish  <5K 
august 2011 by spatz
magog_83: The Route to Advancement
In which Sir Percival is the Invisible Knight of Camelot and Merlin comes to his rescue.
fic  merlin  gen  outsiderpov  humor  <5K 
august 2011 by spatz
sweetestdrain: Peach, Plum, Pear (1/2)
How in his tenth year of rule King Arthur chose a man to take the role of Court's Magician, and how Arthur made his decision. (AO3:
fic  merlin  slash  merlin/arthur  gwen/lancelot  futurefic  magic  pining  undercover  marriage  <15K 
april 2010 by spatz
astolat: The Crown of the Summer Court
"Your father said you're to get changed into formal clothes and meet him in the Great Hall, there's a delegation coming from the Summer Court." "The elves are coming?" Arthur said, incredulously. || Sublime, epic story wherein Merlin and Arthur get caught up in the elvish succession.
fic  merlin  slash  merlin/arthur  long  au  kink  magic  *summerreading  epic  <25K 
april 2010 by spatz
astolat: Onfindan
Arthur finds out about Merlin's magic. Once they get over the initial awkwardness, they experiment with it in the most mature way possible: adventures and slaying monsters. Delightful mix of epic and humor.
fic  merlin  slash  merlin/arthur  long  magic  futurefic  <20K 
april 2010 by spatz
greensilver: The Last Word
"You can't go on like this forever, sire," Lancelot says, his voice low, for Arthur's ears alone. "If you keep throwing your lives away for one another, one day it will take." Arthur forces a smile. "And when that day comes," he says, the words wheezed out of lungs that won't fill, "you will discover, Lancelot -- I always get the last word." || Five near-deaths, and one reunion. Simply gorgeous.
fic  merlin  slash  merlin/arthur  angst  futurefic  yuletide  <5K 
april 2010 by spatz
adelagia: Fools of Us All (1/2)
Merlin accidentally makes everybody in Camelot fall in love with him. Everybody except Arthur, that is. || Endearing take on the love potion cliche, with plenty of shenanigans and some quality pining on Arthur's part.
fic  merlin  slash  merlin/arthur  pining  futurefic  smut  humor  magic  sexpollen  <15K 
april 2010 by spatz
rageprufrock: Drastically Redefining Protocol
Modern AU in which Arthur is the modern day Prince of Wales and Merlin is a medical student. (there are also several additional short pieces, linked in sequence, but the only one I love is Five Secrets That Ought to Be Kept)
fic  merlin  au  long  humor  slash  merlin/arthur  crack  normallife  smut  fivethings  fakemedia  <50K 
march 2010 by spatz
astolat: The Beltane Cycle
(Beltane, Coming of Age, That Shall Achieve the Sword, An Exile in Albion) Fantastic series that starts with the source of Merlin's powers, and follows through Merlin being revealed as a sorcerer and the consequences. Balances the humor and friendship of the show with the epic promise of the characters.
fic  merlin  au  merlin/arthur  h/c  long  futurefic  friendship  yuletide  <30K 
february 2010 by spatz
waldorph: The Weight of Words
When he was six years old, Arthur learned that he could not get things by wanting them and asking. If, however, he expected things to be given to him, but acted as though he neither wanted nor needed them, he would be offered the world.
fic  merlin  angst  slash  merlin/arthur  pining  smut  <10K 
february 2010 by spatz
dotfic: slán sábháilte
Arthur and Merlin keep saving each other. Eventually they may even admit it.
fic  merlin  slash  friendship  merlin/arthur  <10K 
december 2009 by spatz
thehoyden: Misrule
"Well," Morgana said, looking pleased, "Maybe Arthur won't actually throw the tourney this year." || I believe this is the story that launched a thousand Merlin-wears-a-dress fics, and it's no surprise why. No one does cracky-premise-made-hilarious-awesome like thehoyden.
fic  merlin  slash  humor  merlin/arthur  crack  crossdressing  <5K 
december 2009 by spatz
nekare: Prophesy
Fascinating nonlinear story where Merlin dreams the future. Hits just the right tone, and has an absolutely killer ending.
fic  merlin  slash  merlin/arthur  futurefic  angst  <10K 
december 2009 by spatz
ficbyzee: Woke Up New (1/3)
"You think this is funny, I suppose?" "No--I just, it sort of looks like my ears stick out further when I'm angry." || Plotty bodyswap fic - nifty spin on the Arthur-finds-out trope, plus politics and innovative smut!
fic  merlin  slash  merlin/arthur  bodyswap  long  D/s  smut  <25K 
december 2009 by spatz
brown_betty: Mount Badon
A group of Celts are under seige by Vikings when King Arthur shows up. Wonderful futurefic that really works the outsider POV, with bright dialogue for both new and familiar characters. The Merlin-Arthur bits are spot-on and funny, and Corveros' discussion with Arthur gets into the very human side of unifying Albion.
fic  merlin  futurefic  outsiderpov  gen  <5K 
december 2009 by spatz
stealingpennies: A Life Worth Less
"One day Merlin will write a treatise on the prattishness of his prince and master." || A fishing trip with Arthur and his men goes horribly wrong. Captures Arthur's flaws and potential with subtlety and grace. Merlin and Arthur's friendship isn't central, but it's equally well-written.
fic  merlin  gen  angst  friendship  <10K 
november 2009 by spatz

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