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    Merlin has just arrived in Camelot and has already revealed himself to Gaius by using magic to save him. But he didn't just out himself to Gaius. He has also revealed himself to King Uther, who was watching from the shadows. Will Uther decide to sentence them both to death? Or will he decide that Merlin was meant to be a gift from the Gods?

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    Uther Pendragon is dead.
    The sorcerer succeeded. And now a new king rules over Camelot and fights wars with the neighboring kingdoms.
    At his side, his loyal puppet the Shadow. Or as others like to call him: Emrys.
    The only one who can stop them is Prince Arthur Pendragon.
    The problem is: Nobody remembers who that is. Not even Arthur himself.

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    One day the kingdom of Camelot receives a message that Cenred, the King of Essetir, died of an illness. The king and his son decide to invite the new king to Camelot, not knowing that it wouldn't be Cenred's son Mordred, but his secret, and gorgeous, husband Merlin instead, who Arthur almost instantly falls in love with.
    Merlin however, held quite a few secrets which were yet to be uncovered, regarding his marriage with Cenred, his mental stability, his magical abilities and whole of Essetir.

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    Arthur is, in general, very sure of himself. However when he is told by his father that Merlin clouds his judgement and then discovers Merlin’s magic soon after, he is conflicted between what is best for Camelot and what is best for himself. Can those ever be the same thing?

    (All happy endings here because I don’t have the heart to put these boys through anything *too* bad.)

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    Based on this: https://www.instagram.com/p/CARvHxRl9sl/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link prompt.

    Kilgharrah and Arthur swap bodies.
    I don't think I need to explain more.

     

    Art by me: insta: changelink23
    tumblr: changelink

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    Uther Pendragon had many secrets and at this moment he'll only tell you three.
    One - He knows that his son is in love with his manservant. This one was not to had to figure out, as everyone knew but the two offenders themselves.
    Two - Uther really wants grandchildren. He had wanted more children
    Three - He won't ever get them, because of his own stupidity.

    So he might as well let his foolish son marry his manservant, he'll just have some fun at their expense while doing it.

    Will be adding tags as the story progresses.

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    A hunting trip gone wrong results in Merlin taking a dangerous fall into a trench filled with Camelot’s buried secrets. Trapped by the magical ghosts of the kingdom’s past transgressions, Merlin struggles to break free while Arthur fights to save the man he loves, and his kingdom, from the sins of his father.

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    Merlin reacts on instinct to save Camelot and Arthur from an ancient curse, in front of Uther Pendragon. And now suddenly destiny is unraveling and nothing will ever be the same again. (Merlin and Arthur centered. Arthur/Gwen in later chapters. AU after season 1.)

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    Merlin would have expected his magic would be revealed in some epic life or death scenario.
    Not for something so mundane.

    “You know what. Yes. I do confess I have magic.”, Merlin said. And suddenly the room was silent. Honestly, why were they surprised? He was just condemned to death for sorcery.[...]
    "No. Gaius didn't know.. [....] In fact, I've been very careful hiding my secret from all of you. [...]
    Which is why this is the stupidest thing I have EVER heard!”, Merlin shook of the knights hand, as he stepped forward to the king. Like a mad man. To be fair, he was a little mad.

    “Burned... for heating tea.”, Merlin shook his head.
    [...] "How fucked up is that?!"

     

    Alternatively: what if Merlin was actually condemned to be executed but just decided to -not let them do that.

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    Touching the King’s forehead Merlin’s eyes glow, “King Uther Pendragon I curse you, from this moment on any and all suffering experienced by an innocent either by you or your son’s hand or order will be reflected back to you.” Merlin’s hand glows, the blinding yellow glow is transferred until it covers the king’s entire head then stops just as Uther’s eyes flash red.

    Merlin turns towards the people amplifies his voice, “Spread the word, having magic, being a sorcerer is no longer a crime. If you use your magic for good you have nothing to fear but If you choose to use your magic for evil acts you will be guilty of the crime you used your magic for. Having magic does not make you guilty it's how you choose to use it. The punishment shall fit the crime you committed with your magic. An example being if you use your magic to harm someone you deserve the same punishment as someone that did the same act without magic deserves.”

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    Merlin was having second thoughts about Camelot and his destiny. When he saves everyone from Morgana's attack, he reveals his magic. He always expected Arthur's rejection but it's still too much and he's just so done that he leaves.
    Arthur is left to deal with the aftermath of Morgana's destruction and Merlin's absence.

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    Arthur could see his father glaring down - face red and eyes narrowed as he looked at Merlin with clear distaste.

    "Once this over, sorcerer...I’ll burn you."

    "You’ve already tried that," Merlin’s voice answered and Arthur had to bite his fist to keep from making any noise. “You need to accept you can’t kill me… Hand me that blanket, please.”

    “I’m sure there must be some method… Beheading?”

    “No, we tried that.”

    “Hanging?”

    “I just sort of... Swung there, remember?”

    There was another pause.

    “I should have made you keep that dragon below the castle so I could feed you to it.”

    “Kilgharrah? He won’t eat me, but if you want to torture me than making me listen to his nonsense for an hour might do it.” Merlin said and there was a soft sigh from the other end of the room. “I’m glad you agreed to help me though. Usually I have to do the grunt work of saving Arthur myself.”

    “I can’t wait to kill you.” 

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    Uther finds out about Merlin’s magic, but can’t seem to kill him. Merlin is just trying to protect Arthur. They become a begrudgingly effective duo. Arthur doesn't understand why they think he isn't noticing this.

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    There, at the front of the crowd, held back by four men whose faces have gone red with toil, screams Arthur. The people have parted around him. Those nearest spare him concerned glances that linger only briefly before returning to the dance in front of them. Arthur does not look beautiful this close to the blaze. His eyes glint crazed and wild and his skin runs with grime and sweat. The heat has chafed his cheeks and neck and arms.

    This is who Merlin has suffered for.
    Merlin would do it all again in a heartbeat.

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    When Merlin gets kidnapped by an unknown sorcerer, Arthur will do anything to get him back. However, Uther doesn't let him. Now he was to sneak out of the palace and save his idiotic servant with the help of an orphaned druid run away. But, at what state will Arthur really leave Camelot in?

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    Merlin gets kidnapped, Arthur gets cranky, Uther hates magic, there's a traitor in Camelot, and Arthur brings home an orphan that has know idea what she is doing with her life.

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    Merlin isn't just magical, he is Magic. So when Uther starts murdering all the magic users in the area Merlin leaves to possibly kill the King, possibly just curse him, he'll decide when he gets there. The only problem is the golden Prince of Camelot with a soul so blinding that Merlin can't help but fall in love with the Prince on the spot. Now Merlin has to juggle protecting the man he loves, pretending that he doesn't have any magic, help the growing seer Morgana before her visions drive her insane and deal with Fate's prophesy...

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    "I've come for the truth." Uther took up the space in front of Merlin, glaring down at him. "You are a sorcerer?"

    Merlin glanced at Gaius with pleading eyes, but he was unable to tell a lie. "Yes."

    In which an accidental magic reveal and a truth potion lead to initial heartache and soul-searching for Arthur and Merlin, followed by long-term happiness all around.

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         “Merlin has magic!” Uther announced desperately. Arthur lowered the horn.

         “I know,” Arthur admitted, looking his father in the eyes. He tried not to falter at the shock and disappointment that crossed Uther’s face. He made eye contact with Merlin over Uther’s shoulder. “I love him anyway.”

     

    This can technically be read as a stand alone fic but for context of how they got together and how Merlin revealed his magic, there’s the first fic in this series.

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    Morgana is suffering from a mysterious condition that Gaius can't seem to cure. In a desperate attempt to help her, Merlin uses his magic. He gets caught by Uther and is sentenced to death. But some things are not meant to last forever.

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    When Arthur comes back from a hunting trip he is confronted with a situation he never expected. Forced to face his feelings and reconsider everything he thought to be true, the young prince has to make a choice. With the help of Morgana, will he be able to break from his father's ideals and become the man he needs to be?

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    Merlin is horrified when his introduction to Camelot is the king executing a magic user, but little does he know that Uther Pendragon’s war on magic has one exception...

    And his name is Merlin.

    This is the story of why.

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