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    "I'm a sorceror. I have magic. And I use it for you, Arthur. Only for you."

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    For 1500 years, Merlin has tried almost everything he could think of to get King Arthur to return. Every incantation, every spell, every ritual, during every possible phase of the moon. Eclipses, Meteor showers, he had tried them all. He sat by the lake of Avalon during every coronation, every anniversary, and still the waters remained silent. What if, for Arthur to return, Merlin needs to be the very thing he fought against all this time? What if he needs to be the reason Albion is at its time of greatest need?

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    An execution was not exactly on Merlin's bucket list, wasn't even what destiny had intended for him, but when do things ever go as planned when one Merlin Emrys is involved? On the bright side - because he's nothing if not desperate for silver linings - he gets to learn more about magic and its still existing community than the castle he has once called home could've ever offered him. And when he finally returns, things might've just changed enough for all of them to have a chance at a better future than fate had planned.

    Arthur, for his part, really wants to catch a break, and to stop thinking about his late manservant. But when does Arthur Pendragon ever get the things he wants most? Between concerning dreams, the realisation of just how wrong his father was about - nearly everything, really, and trying to deal with the loss of the person closest to him, Arthur learns a few things about making choices that aren't always easy, but right.

    Or - sometimes, things have to go downhill first before they get better.

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    8/14
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    Arthur is back in modern-day England on an uneventful Friday evening and the world he used to know has been lost in the mists of time. Merlin is there to help him face his destiny one day at a time.

    A journey of love, acceptance, discovery, and finding the things that matter the most.

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    10
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    Merlin should have seen it coming, really. But it didn’t mean it hurt any less when the Queen decreed the order.

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    In the aftermath of her takeover of Camelot, Morgana finds a very interesting document hidden in Arthur’s desk drawer.

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    Throughout the lands, sorcery is persecuted. It has been this way since before anyone can remember differently. Those who those who are caught using magic are persecuted, and when they are caught they are shown no mercy. For magic users, this means a life of hiding and fleeing. For one young warlock in particular, the hurt and loss he’s faced in the run for freedom has taken its toll.

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    Prince Arthur and his knights are on a quest near Camelots borders when they encounter a party of slavers illegally transporting through Camelot lands. After defeating the slavers and setting most of their “cargo” free, the knights meet a young sorcerer bound by magic chains. He refuses to speak or trust his rescuers, which frustrates Arthur to no end, what with Camelot very publicly legalizing magic years ago.

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    5/?
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    201
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    201
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    10606
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    Merlin has been constantly struggling with the burden of his lies, his magic, his destiny and most importantly, his secret love for Arthur.

    When the weight on his shoulders suddenly make him collapse onto his knees, Merlin finds himself confessing his second most deepest and darkest secret.

    How will Arthur react? And most importantly, will Arthur and Merlin's relationship stay in tact? Or will destiny tear them apart?

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    5
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    There’s supposed to be a choice here. 

    There’s nothing but her shaking hands as she clings to Arthur’s waist and thinks of how close she is to seeing Gwen again for the first time in a year. Nothing but her shaking hands and Merlin’s accusing eyes boring into the back of her head. Nothing but her shaking hands and something horribly close to guilt sitting at the base of her spine every time she thinks of the relief and joy that had washed its way over Arthur’s face. 

    There’s supposed to be a choice here. Supposed to be something other than these shaking hands and the worry that her inability to turn on one person will send this whole affair crumbling into dust. Worry, that if it comes down to a choice, between Gwen and Morgause, she won’t know who to pick. 

     

    (She knows who she’ll pick but it’s ever so much easier to pretend that she doesn’t.)

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    There is no future without Arthur.

    With this thought, Merlin chooses to follow Arthur into the unknown.

    This decision changes everything. The paths of destiny are unmade and reformed. Arthur Pendragon returns to the throne and the people of Camelot rejoice.

    However, gold is forged in fire. A new threat rises, closer and more insidious than anyone could imagine.

    Warning: Dark!Gwen & lots of Merlin!Whump. Because we hurt the ones we love.

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    6/15
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    42
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    When Arthur returns Albion still in medieval time, but he did not return alone, a repentant Morgana returns with him, but Camelot ceased to exist and no one else remembers them. Assuming the identity of peasants, the two go out to find Merlin, and meet old friends on the journey.

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    22/?
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    (or, a Guide to Protandry for the Mid-Ninth Century Teenage Warlock)

    Merlin proposes an entirely unexpected solution to the marriage problem, revealing more about himself and challenging Arthur's assumptions about their relationship. With the threats, betrayals, and dangers soundly behind them, will Arthur and Merlin be able to forge a new path forward?

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    6/6
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    Merlin is having a really bad day, but an encounter with someone he has missed for almost 1500 years, a meeting that was not at all by chance, changes everything, and life will never be the same.

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    87
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    8
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    722
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    Arthur is known for inviting his dates back to his flat under the pretense of cooking them dinner which he really just orders from restaurants. Merlin is his latest date. Arthur actually makes an effort this time.

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    In the aftermath of Camlann, when Gwen needed him most, Leon was always there, offering her a much-needed hand.

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    When Arthur returns in the small village of Albion, everyone confronts the idea that their destinies may not be what they were led to believe.

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    Merlin hopes to never see Arthur again after the way they left things the last time around. He doesn’t even believe Arthur will be reborn again. But when highly unfortunate circumstances reunite Merlin with Arthur, who is now a policeman,what will come of their relationship? Can Merlin forgive Arthur after he’s had such a long time to look at things in a different light?

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    14/?
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    57
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    Death found him peaceful and waiting, laid back on the blue immensity of his bed. His wife to his side, and their four children around them, three sons and a daughter.
    'What took you so long?' he means to ask 'There's someone outside the walls of Camelot that waited a lifetime for me to return to them.'

    (sequel to 'a good death' and 'the best, the dearest, the one I held the nearest'; final installment to the 'le Roi de Camelot et Merlin d'Avalon')

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    203
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    Five times Gwen fell for the wrong person, plus one time she got it right.

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    1/1
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    20
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    6
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    Lancelot and Guinevere are getting married and Merlin is convinced that Arthur is secretly bothered by this and just putting on a brave face. Arthur realizes Merlin is an idiot, but he loves him anyway.

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    12
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    274
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    11
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    2187
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    Merlin frowned, and tried to inhale, but choked on a cough. He opened his mouth, trying to speak but his mouth was sticky and full and he felt warm, warm, warm, warm spilling down down down down…

    The world tilted on its axis a little bit, and Merlin leant into Arthur’s body. Why was the world tilting?

    Arthur’s face shifted from annoyance to horror.

     

    **content warning: graphic descriptions of blood**

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    3/5
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    865
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    127
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