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    Part 1: About Time - Through it all, Arthur watches. Across the ages, through tears and screams, through smiles and exhaustion and blood, through friendship and consolation and love and more tears, through darkness and despair and the endless heavy cycle of seasons… After Camlann and while Merlin waits, Arthur watches. Part 2: Time Was - Merlin reacts and adjusts to Arthur's return, and it's not as easy or simple as either of them expected... No slash.

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    Fifteen hundred years after Camlann, Arthur returns and Merlin is there to welcome him. Merlin has no idea why he's back, no idea if it's pure chance, or destiny, or something even greater -
    All he knows is that the one thing he has spent fifteen hundred years waiting for is finally happening... and he can't do this.

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    “Years ago, you insisted on seeing the good in me before anyone else saw it -- insisted on seeing the good in me before even I, myself, saw it. And now--
    -- Now, Merlin, you won’t even look me in the eye. So, please, I am begging you. Tell me, Merlin. Tell me what’s changed.” 

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    Based on the news report,  it sounded as though Arthur had woken up in a lake, miraculously healed, with no realization that a significant amount of time - 1500 years, give or take a couple of decades -  and thrown himself and his sword at a car as soon as he’d seen one, likely believing it to be a monster of some kind. Entirely in character for his Arthur, all things considered. 

    If it’s really Arthur, a small, pessimistic voice in his head reminded him. It could just be a concussed, if well-equipped, LARPer or something, remember. Who happened to be swimming around in the lake you laid Arthur to rest in. That you've remained within an hour's walk of for the past 15 centuries or so. Waiting. A total coincidence. Don't get your hopes up.

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    When Merlin eats the last lychee, Arthur finds a way to get a taste.

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    Every year, Guinevere uses the Horn of Cathbhadh to speak with Arthur. Merlin attends but cannot bring himself to use it. One day, he has to.

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    “eallwealda cuman”
    - The lord comes

    Arthur comes.

    Merlin's world explodes with joy.

    Now they just have to look for the others.

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    “He didn't want to leave.” Merlin continued. “He is coming back.”

    Merlin's modern-day friends aren't convinced.

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    I Am Scorpio @legolasisscorpion
    Um… this dude just came out of this lake and hes not even wet? What the fuck?

    I Am Scorpio @legolasisscorpion In reply to @legolasisscorpion
    HE HAS A SWORD THATS SO COOL I WANT A SWORD

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    Or: Arthur returns and the media gets a kick out of it. Sequel to 'Recompense,' but it can be read without.

    (The Lake of Avalon: 1, 2, 3 (here).)

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    “You can’t meet Arthur like this.” Mordred gave up on trying to phrase things delicately when Merlin said he didn’t want to kill him.
    “Why the hell not?”
    Mordred grimaced, unsure of how to explain the nuances of the 21st century to a thousand year old warlock. “Arthur is probably some fuckboy business major who's going to call the cops when he sees you, greasy and skeletal, following him around. He’s not going to remember you like this. You’re gross and jaded and you make people uncomfortable. You’re not Merlin anymore, Emrys, you’re not even human.”

     

    Title based on the song "Hard To Find" by The National.

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    In which Arthur returns, and Merlin realises why he missed him so much.

     

    “I think I’m in love with you.” he whispers.

    Merlin can’t help smiling. “It took you all this time to figure it out?”

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    When the Avengers are forced to ask for help to defeat the universe's newest threat, Tony never expects King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to show up at his door. He also never expects his intern-turned-almost-son to go missing within the same week. As the Avengers scramble to both find Peter and deal with the looming threat of Thanos, the Knights realize that one of their friends is also missing: Merlin. Could the two disappearances be connected? And what does any of it have to do with the return of King Arthur?

    [Updates whenever possible.]

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    Arthur returns, but the world is not as he remembers it; instead it's full of strange technology and gadgets he just can't work out.
    A collection of short related ficlets, featuring Arthur's (mis)adventures with modern life.

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    "Can I go yet?"

    "You know what I'm going to say, Arthur," Freya sighed as she approached the king, having just arrived back from checking up at Lake Avalon's surface.

    "Had to try... They can't keep me here forever," Arthur muttered, turning his gaze back to the water. Most of his bitterness had faded after so long stuck on the damned island [which was really quite lovely, just not where he wanted to be], but a fair amount still lingered [as it should]. "I'll find a way out, back to him, no matter what they want. No matter what they try to keep me here."

    "I know you will."

     

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    Afterlife in Avalon is quite nice, really, once you get past the fact that you're dead for the foreseeable future and your husband is stuck waiting an eternity for you to be released [or break free, because really, that's what it's seeming like he'll have to do at this point].

    Unfortunately, Arthur's never really been able to get past that fact.

    Fortunately, Arthur's stubborn as a mule and determined to find a way home.

    To Merlin.

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    Merlin closed his eyes as the rain splashed against his skin. The cold dripping water wetting his hair, soaking his clothes… He loved it.

    He sat back in his patio chair, closing his eyes as he leaned his head back, baring his neck as he faced skyward. He knew he shouldn’t be outside. He should be in, tucked into bed, where it was warm…

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    Merlin's been alone in the failing remains of Ealdor, lonely and bitter as the years pass around him and Arthur never returns. Traveling to Avalon a last time, Merlin is fully prepared to end his suffering, but is instead finally rewarded for his centuries of waiting. Reunited, Merlin tries to acclimate Arthur to an entirely new life, unaware that Avalon did not bring back Arthur simply for him.

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    The lyrics come around in his sleep, every century, always on Arthur’s birthday. He hears them just as his eyes slip close, a soft yet heartbroken baritone that Merlin just can’t place.

    By the early 1800s, Merlin has assembled them into a song.

     
    (For The Sorcerer's Guild: Quest 1 – Adiós Avalon)

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    Merlin is the most wanted man in town, and agrees to marry the first person who can get the key from his cat to unlock the front door. Men and women alike try to chase the cat to retrieve the key, to no avail. Only Arthur is patient enough to befriend the cat, waiting until the cat allows him to take the key willingly.

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    “I ought to be home by dinner,” Arthur calls as he walks out the door. “Don’t burn the house down while I’m out!”

    ~

    Arthur looks around the house, a wondrous confusion in his eyes. “What the hell happened?”

    “Well, I didn’t burn it down.”

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    Over the years Merlin writes the true tales of his time in Camelot while waiting for Arthur’s return. When he finally returns though Merlin has to deal with feelings he has kept for over 1500 years, teaching Arthur how to live in the modern world, and figuring out why Arthur has returned. And what will happen when Arthur reads the books about Merlin’s time in Camelot and how much his former manservant loves him?

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