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    Arthur found out about Merlin´s magic and he doesn´t take it well.
    He is angry but from innability to blame his best friend, he pins down all the fault to magic, hating it even more than ever.
    He sends Merlin to Sarrum to "accordingly punish the monster that taken over his loyal vassal", because he doesn´t have guts to do it himself. The same Sarrum, who currently imprisons one High Priestess and one white dragon.

    I posted this month or two ago, under the name Martyrs don´t live fairy-tale, and decided to edit it a bit. Who read it, the story is the same, I just added few sentences here and there to make it more comfortable to read. I t probably won´t be all in one story, but serie.

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    Merlin should have said nothing.

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    A different take on what could have happened when Morgana used fomorroh on Merlin.

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    I wrote a follow up where Merlin gets to try again and keep his people this time! Because the first one was so depressing.

    This is also dark though, fair warning.

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    They come back. They do. All of them. But they don't... stay.

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    It wasn't until the air went stale, the heat grew heavy and the peace turned too long, that they knew;

    it was only the calm before the storm.

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    Merlin had spent his life running from death, but it caught up so quickly.

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    —¿Merlín?

    El sirviente tenía ojos dorados cuando se dio la vuelta, extendió el brazo y formó un dragón de fuego, el cual voló sobre las cabezas de los caballeros mientras Merlín seguía a los malvados hechiceros fuera de la celda.

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    Merlin didn't expect to be Morgana and Mordred's child when he decided to let his soul reincarnate. Worst of all Uther is his grandfather. Arthur is his uncle, and a careless one at that. Morgause is his aunt, also she's married to Cenred and he wants to be a cool uncle.

    Thankfully he's not Merlin Pendragon. Still not helping.

    He's having a little brake down as a child. He's not sure he can handle this. But hey, its destiny.

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    Fifteen hundred years. I’m sure it’s been fifteen hundred years because I’ve felt every single moment of it. Every draw of breath, every step on the hard ground, every ounce of stark reality has been obvious to me. I’m not the same as I was. Time has a way of digging deep into your spirit and settling its claws there.

    And I will wait. I have no choice, but I keep telling myself that wouldn’t matter.

    It might not matter.

    Would he even know me? Behind this familiar face is a creature who has lived the lives of hundreds of tortured souls. Does it show? Could he see the desperation there? If I made him look, really look...

    If he were here, I like to think I could be who I once was. Could feel the release of the claws of time like a weight coming off my chest. I like to think that weight would be erased. That I would be whole again.

    Have I only changed for the interim? Could that shroud be lifted for good?

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    Arthur couldn’t believe things had come to this. Former friends, current enemies. The evils of magic truly were as horrid as his father taught him.

    Or
    Arthur messed up. Very, very badly.

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    For a long time, Arthur had learned how to nurture the darkness inside of him under the tutelage of Hannibal Lecter and his partner, Will Graham. After dispatching with a recent abuser, Arthur starts to wonder if he should tell Merlin what he's been up to...

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    This had all started with a curse. A particularly nasty curse which had been intended for Arthur, but which Merlin had jumped in front of to save Arthur’s life. Again.

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    After one of Nimueh's spies betrays her in Camelot, Arthur and a small band of knights set forth for the Isle of the Blessed to avenge the death of his father. Merlin finds himself unable to kill said spy, and his lies begin to grow into something he can't control.

    (WARNING: graphic descriptions of injuries and era-typical sexism)

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    Moments in Arthur and Merlin's lives as they grow, slightly based on my interpretation of Halsey's Control.

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    3
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    Merlin isn't innocent. Not entirely. He's bludgeoned fish, butchered rabbits, wrung the necks of countless pullets and pheasants with Mother guiding his hands, her gentle voice a stark contrast to the ruthless strength in her callused hands: always make it quick when you can, Merlin. Never let another creature suffer if you can help it.

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    On the way to Camelot, Merlin encounters Nimueh, a sorceress who makes him an offer he can't refuse. She agrees to teach him magic if he helps her take down the Pendragons. Only, this proves to be increasingly complicated as a prophecy unfolds, and Merlin keeps saving Arthur's life by accident.

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    5/5
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    14
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    The buzzing in Mordred ears has replaced all coherent sound. Fillingfillingfilling his brain upupup until only raw, unadulterated horror remains.

    The buzzing stops. Along with everything else.

    Arthur is poised mid smack, hand raised to cuff Merlin in the neck. Frozen. Silent. And so is everything else. Knights practicing on the training field, a bird flapping its wings in the autumn air, servants buzzing around their masters and lugging laundry baskets. Unmoving. Frozenfrozenfrozen.

    "Hello Mordred."

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    Merlin knows his job is dangerous. He knows that he might very well die doing it. He just didn't expect to die so soon, or to become a ghost afterward.

    THIS IS ABOUT CHARACTER DEATH AND TRAUMA. PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF WHEN READING.

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    An immortal warlock who gave up hope that the once and future king would ever return loses himself in thoughts of revenge and tumbles down a dark path. The king of hell is delighted, wanting nothing more than aid him and make the powerful creature his.
    Will Merlin find his conscience again, or did humanity turn on him one too many times?

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    1/?
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    5
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    27
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    1
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    211

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