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    Three years have passed since Merlin's partial reveal of his magic. On the eve of their assault on Helios and Morgana's forces, Emrys must finally reveal himself in full. Quite without his knowing, it alters the entire course of Camelot's future—as well as his own, with the Once and Future King…

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    The world was strange. There was a time where almost every other person had some sort of magical ability. Whether it was making toys hover through the air or helping bathwater to stay warm longer. But some had abilities that scared those without. Their vibrant colored hair showed the extent of their powers. While most people would have a few streaks here and there, or color that was only at their nape, it was common knowledge that they held some innate skill with magic. There were many who didn’t know what their ability was, but they held a colored streak that would fade as they grew older. It tended to manifest in many in their adolescence; their magical abilities. If they studied to try to figure out what their ability was, if they didn’t know, then their hair would brighten the closer they got to figuring it out. Once their color settled, their eyes would glow a brilliant gold color when they applied their magic. It was breathtaking to behold.

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    Merlin thought he was doing the right thing. He thought telling Arthur that magic had no place in Camelot he'd be able to save his friend. When he sees the mistake he made, he leaves Camelot. Unable to handle the burden of what he had condemned his friends to. Arthur, Gwen, Gaius, and the Knights of the Round Table seek out the Druids to find out everything they can about Merlin and his magic in hopes they can find their friend and bring him home.

    (Merlin left letters behind explaining why he had to leave. A majority of the story will be centered on everyone except Merlin as they learn about him and his sacrifices)

    Takes place after Season 5 episode 5, The Disir.

    Trigger warning!! References to attempted suicide, please be aware. (Its in the tags, but there are a lot of tags)

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    Gwen and Merlin escape the castle on a nice day to have a picnic away from the King and Knights.

    Writing prompt: I love you. You enormously stubborn pain in the ass.

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    servants of the castle sign contracts when they are hired; Merlin doesn't have to sign initially but eventually he is pressure into signing. Gaius pressures Arthur to renegotiate the servant contracts to prevent them further harm, causing the Knights and Crowned Prince to discover some of what happened to their friend.

    (Set approximately six months after the end of season 3)

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    Merlin confronts his fears and shares his magic with Arthur and Gwen a year after they were married. It takes another six months for Arthur and Merlin to get back to normal. Some angry sorcerers are mad that Emrys has not brought about the change they were promised. They take matters into their own hands.

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    Arthur is the only son to Uther Pendragon, magic-hating King of Camelot.
    Merlin is the most powerful wizard in existence.
    Their friendship is not only unlikely but potentially dangerous (for Merlin).

    Add into the mix a centuries-old curse that affects every person throughout the kingdom, and really, everything could go completely wrong.

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    Season 3 Episode 10 : Queen of Hearts AU
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    where Gwen is perceptive, Arthur is a little confused and Merlin is an oblivious bean and Mergwenthur is canon

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    Gwen's fine. Well, she's okay. She could be happier, in her own opinion. But how does one go about getting happier? Fortunately, she has lots of friends to whom she can pose her question: what's the secret to happiness?

     

    A fun jaunt for all with a few surprises for Gwen.

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    It had all been a lie.

    Merlin stared at the dusty page, unable to wrap his mind around the shocking revelation. He’d come looking for answers about prophecies, yes, but this was not the answer he’d expected.

    It had all been a lie.

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    When Merlin’s faith in destiny is shaken, his faith in Arthur—and in their friendship—is put to the test.
    (Rated T for excessive angst and flashbacks to canon violence. No slash, no smut, no profanity.)

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    Very often and sometimes a bit too many times for his taste, Gwaine found himself in very unique situations when near to Merlin.
    The smell of blood and dirt smothered his senses, and Gwaine couldn't get up the energy to remove himself from this situation.
    At the moment, it seemed quite a bit unusual to watch that very manservant drag dead bodies into a hole so casually.
    Gwaine drinks and Merlin assassinated people. No biggie.

    (Aka, Adventures of Merlin and Gwaine— then Lancelot and eventually others)

    (I feel like this is on crack, but at the same time I'm trying so desperately to keep the "plot" on track. Takes place in the year between S3 and S4 and will continue into S4 whenever I feel like I can write a plot)

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    Gwen's life after the Battle of Camlann

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    Because if there are places where magic survives in the 21st century, one of those places is surely Oxford. Because the fellowship of Camelot deserved happier fates than the show gave them. Because it's hard for a king to save the world, and harder for a prophecy to be broken. And because, though there are many imaginings of what happened to Merlin, surviving into a new world, I wanted to write this one.

    This work is tagged for Arthurian mythology (and related fandoms) because, as some readers may notice, I've borrowed ideas from medieval literature and modern retellings, which will be acknowledged in the respective chapters.

    Weekly updates planned for Wednesdays; begun 10 June 2020. Note as of 20 August: this fic was planned to be finished by the end of the summer; it will not be. It has grown in the telling, and while it is plotted and sketched out to its end, the regularity of updates is very likely to suffer as the academic year begins. Subscriptions recommended to interested parties.

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    Merlin and Gwen sneak out once a week to get drunk and gossip because they are besties. Probably between season 4 and 5.

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    Gwen knew Merlin wasn’t in the tavern each time Arthur thought he was...but it was Merlin, so she’d never worried about her friend’s harmless lies of omission. That is, she'd never worried until the day Merlin disappeared to ‘the tavern’ with a freshly-paralyzed fomorrah still lodged in his neck. With the threat of the dormant serpent hanging over their heads, suddenly those lies didn't seem so harmless anymore.

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    Gwen is the primary keeper of the one (1) brain cell in Camelot, which she wields to great effect in missing-scenes-turned-canon-divergence in 4x06, "A Servant of Two Masters."

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    Tears or tears who's to say.

    This is set between s3ep2 and s3ep8 (because I just finished watching ep8) I noticed in The Eye of the Pheonix, Gwaine would do the Gay Squint^(TM) whenever Merlin would stare at Arthur for too long so I'm inserting that into this fic. Gwaine really really likes Merlin, but Merlin likes Arthur. Kind of like what they talked about in the Perilous Lands on their way to find Arthur, how Merlin said something along the lines of Arthur having good friends (Gwaine and Merlin) who would do plenty for him. But Gwaine said it wasn't for Arthur, it was for Merlin. The awkward realization I noticed in Merlin sparked my need for this love triangle to be in the story.

    Additionally, the awesome love SQUARE with Gwen who Arthur is clearly in love with and Gwaine is totally crushing on her too. He'll probably flirt with her in front of Arthur to bother him.
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    When Merlin finds himself bedridden and unconcious, his faithful friends must conjure a way to wake him. As always, the responsibility falls on Arthur.

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    Directionless, grieving, and convinced he is guilty of all the deaths caused by the dragon's attacks, Merlin struggles to navigate life as a servant in a kingdom where his mere existence is illegal and--he is beginning to fear--likely to remain so forever.

    "If Kilgarah had lied about his promise to not attack Camelot, didn't that make the rest of it--the prophecy, the purpose for his magic, a future where magic was free--a lie too?"

     

    AN: Took a break will update in the next few days.

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    Morgana loves Gwen more than anything else in the world. Which is why she can't tell her about her visions. Or the growing darkness inside her. When the future she saw and the dark thing inside her threatens the safety of the most precious thing in Morgana's world, she will do whatever it takes to keep her safe.
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    Or Morgana is an Obscurial because she definitely tried to repress her magic.

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    Gwen is worried about Arthur and Merlin, and Merlin is starting to struggle with his anger toward Mordred.

    ~Part 14 of the series~

    Series Summary: To protect Mordred, Merlin confesses to having been a child soldier under Cenred's rule before coming to Camelot. This causes ripple effects throughout their lives that culminate into a tidal wave of disaster for the kingdom and its resident warlock.

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    Based on BBC's Merlin, takes place post season 3 and leads in to season 4.
    Arthur Pendragon has been crowned King of Camelot as his father's condition worsens. His coronation is celebrated with a fortnight of festivities.
    Merlin shares some secrets and finds more acceptance than he thought was possible. His magic matures and he has trouble controlling it at times.
    After an unfortunate encounter with Slavers, Arthur has demanded that Merlin take part in a training regimen including swordsmanship and hand-to-hand.
    The Knights all know about Merlin's magic and have claimed him as their younger brother. Well. Except Gwaine, who wants more than friendship with the warlock.
    Cross-posted on wattpad.

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