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    There is never enough Merlin and Gwen friendship stories. A series of one-shots, drabbles and AUs inspired by a line of dialogue focused on their friendship.

    1. "If you're not nice, I won't let you in my blanket fort." - Merlin builds a blanket fort.
    2. "Okay so I lied. People lie all the time. My parents lied to me about Santa Claus" - Modern AU; Gwen betrays Merlin

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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.

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    6/?
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    "You should have remained loyal to me. Now you will never see your precious Arthur again." - 3x13 AU. Leon manages to escape Camelot but Gwen is captured. As punishment for her crimes, Gwen is struck blind by Morgause. With no cure and no chance of recovery, Gwen must adapt to the new life she'll have to live. But how can she live a life, how can she help Merlin or marry Arthur if she can no longer see?

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    7/?
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    When Merlin's sister, who he has kept a secret for his entire life, is captured by Unknown men, Merlin rides out to save her. Complications arise when Arthur decides to join him, meaning the siblings cant risk using their magic to escape.
    But Ilyna can't control her magic well, and emotions are always a recipe for disaster.

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    13/?
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    When both Gwen and Merlin witness another accident caused by Morgana's magic, there is no more denying. Despite Gaius' strong advice against it, Merlin decides to help Morgana and tell her and Gwen about his magic.

    Meanwhile, Arthur follows Merlin to Morgana's chambers to inform him that he needs to let her rest and should absolutely not be bringing her flowers. Because she needs to rest. No other reason of course. Nope.

    EDIT: Now with a second chapter that includes Merlin and Arthur getting together and Arthur finding out about Morgana's magic, following the events of chapter one. :)

    Set in the episode 2x03 The Nightmare Begins.

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    In a land of soulmates, and a time of prattish princes, Merlin once again has to clean up everyone’s mess.

    Basically another soulmate au

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    Chapters:
    6/?
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    After Gaius’ rescue, it is once again clear that there was only one person in Arthur’s court who had the opportunity to betray him. Unfortunately, Arthur’s state of denial opens up a last resort for his enemies to take over Camelot. And to his neverending dismay, Merlin may be the only one who can do anything about it. AU after 4x07 “The Secret Sharer.”

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    In a universe where making himself look like an old man suddenly became too inconvenient for Merlin, he and Gaius pretend that Emrys was a magical spirit who could help out instead. Only problem is, Emrys needs a host to magically intervene on the mortal plane and so, naturally, that host is Merlin. In which Arthur is frustrated, Merlin is tired and everyone else is having way too good a time getting ‘possessed by Emrys’.

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    5/7
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    Whatever state you are in, however you manage to return... just come back home.

    ( or

    Episode tags for Gaius taking care of Merlin. )

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    16/?
    Comments:
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    7
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    A timeline in which Merlin tells Morgana about his magic and they work together to protect Arthur. But mostly make fun of him and basically make his life miserable.

    And Morgana may or may not be an arsonist.

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    As it turns out, Arthur was slightly distracted from telling the knights that he did in fact, find Merlin and make sure everything was alright.

    And he's got a Council meeting today. This should be fun.

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    Someone rounds the corner, stepping from kitchen to living room, wearing slim jeans and a white shirt, both of which are now stained with red wine. The someone is tall and fit and unbelievably familiar, shiny golden hair mussed up fashionably and pretty pink lips set in a delectable scowl.

    Holy fucking shit, Merlin thinks, it’s him. 

    “It’s you!” Arthur gasps rather theatrically, pointing at Merlin as though everyone in the room doesn’t already know who he’s talking about. 

     

    Or: Merlin gets his own hashtag on Twitter. Don't ask him how, he doesn't know. All he knows is that Arthur is out of his league, and Gwen is the best friend in the universe.

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    Arthur huffed, “If I’d known you’d turn into such a grouch I never would have died.”

    Merlin scowled.

    The warlock shot up from his bed and stalked out of his room, leaving the former king in his wake. He barely gave himself time to snatch his coat from the floor to warm up his freezing shoulders.

    “Too soon? Merlin- look, I’m sorry, come back!”


    Or: A week after Merlin buried his best friend and other half in Avalon, said best friend and other half that he buried in Avalon is suddenly trailing after him like a lost puppy. A dead lost puppy. That came back as a ghost. Merlin was going to scream.

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    Elyan Pendragon was a perfectly normal young boy, as far as that goes normal being relative and all.

    If you asked his mother she would tell you she could have asked for no better. A kind, gentle child but quite as headstrong as both of his parents, which the Court Sorcerer would complain about at length if given the chance. Though there would be no hiding the fondness in his eyes as he did so.

    If you asked Magic it would whisper of no great Destiny, no Prophesy to dog his steps and the Court Sorcerer would say, with a quiet sadness behind his eyes, that there was no better portent to be had.

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    2/?
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    2
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    26
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    2
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    670
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    Merlin responds to a summons from the queen and sets things stirring in the kitchen.

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    1/1
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    18
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    52
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    4
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    When a mysterious guest arrives in Camelot, Merlin doesn't see a connection with the strange boy and feeling weaker than usual, until it becomes dangerous and others realise there is definitely something wrong.

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    4/?
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    6
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    26
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    6
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    Widowed and pregnant, Guinevere must rule the kingdom, but she is not alone. With Merlin’s help she decides to allow the return of magic, but must overcome her grief, outwit rivals for her crown, find allies and safeguard the kingdom against the threat of war.

    This is Camelot in the reign of Queen Gwen.

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    38
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    92
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    12
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    I've arrived (almost) a decade late with an episode tag. On a rewatch of the show, I was struck by how desperately sad "The Secret Sharer" is. It's all very well to say, as Merlin does, that Arthur will have to be told about magic... but how is that possible in this Camelot? In the aftermath of torture and destruction and betrayal, Arthur makes a not-quite-apology... and Gaius, convalescent, watches Merlin and thinks about magic and the king he serves. Gaius' POV.

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    1/1
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    4
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    32
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    3
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    146
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    With Arthur dead, Camelot's destiny has soured--if it was ever any good to begin with. Gwen is fed up with grief and mediocrity and takes matters into her own hands, returning to the start to make a better Camelot or break history trying. Knighthood, rekindling her first love, and Merlin's silly almanac are all just byproducts.

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    Chapters:
    7/?
    Comments:
    43
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    121
    Bookmarks:
    23
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    1280
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    Language:
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    Chapters:
    4/4
    Comments:
    11
    Kudos:
    60
    Bookmarks:
    10
    Hits:
    1421

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