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    “They say Emrys tamed the great dragon of Camelot and sired the white dragon of Albion-”

    “Sired?” Gwaine interrupted “This Emrys fellow is going around siring dragons? How exactly is that happening? Sex with other dragons?” He asked and despite the situation, Merlin flushed. The man in question blinked, looking equally baffled by the question. From the corner of his eye, Merlin could see Arthur pinching the bridge of his nose.

    “Uh…I actually don’t know.”

    “But you’re Emrys,” Merlin reminded the imposter with a sigh “You don’t remember siring any dragons?”

    “I said it was an off day!” The man complained, trying to cross his arms despite being upside down. Merlin took a long breath. Lancelot had already walked away, but that did nothing to hide his howling laughter.

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    The knights keep hearing various (dramatic) rumors about the great and mighty Emrys. Everyone is such a gossip. Merlin is trying not to have a heart attack. Lancelot is loving life.

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    05 May 2021

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    One of the funniest stories ever.

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    Captain Arthur Pendragon has put together the best team of specialists that the SAS has ever seen, but when his superiors assign Lieutenant Merlin Emrys as his communications officer, Arthur does everything to make him feel unwelcome. Arthur's job is to protect and guide his team through dangerous missions, and he worries that he can't do that when the newest member has a mysterious background and acts suspicious when he thinks no one is looking.

    As their assignments become more dangerous, Merlin can't help but to use his magic to keep his team -- even his prat of a Captain -- safe from threats they couldn't possibly understand. But when they are sent on a undercover operation against a group of zealots intent on a magical apocalypse, Merlin needs to confront his fear of discovery and derision, and to finally trust his team with his secret.

    Arthur and Merlin rely on each other for more than the sake of their mission. The entire world is at stake. When they learn -- from dragons, no less -- that they are prophesied to restore the balance of magic to the world, they fight on regardless of the outcome, because duty, honour and loyalty is a far stronger driving force than destiny.

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    05 May 2021

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    Truly amazing series.

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    A howl shredded the eerie calm around them and Stiles jerked. He whirled in place, trying to keep his hands on Scott’s wound while looking for the werewolf. When the creature didn’t reappear, Stiles forced his heart back into his chest. And then he saw a figure crest the ravine.

    It wasn’t the werewolf. It was a wolf wolf. Legit, the largest, hugest wolf Stiles had ever seen in his life. Stiles dug his fingers into Scott’s skin as the wolf slipped down the ravine towards them. The bat was next to the fire, well out of reach, and Stiles didn’t have anything to defend himself with. Maybe if he held his breath and didn’t move, it wouldn’t see him-

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    03 May 2021

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    I'm not crazy about a 19yo kissing a 15yo and not seeing a problem with it, but at least they didn't go any further. There was only a moment or two of, "I don't know about that."

    This story was best for the world building: I loved how the story blended the Harry Potter universe with the Teen Wolf universe, pulling TW magic into an original American wizarding school alongside a few HP touches. The werewolves of both universes were nicely blended, in particular.

    I also loved that the school was properly Americanized. Teachers instead of professors, grades instead of years, etc. As an American, it was fun to see how my culture's school system could be adapted to the Harry Potter world.

    I also loved the cast of characters and how they all mattered, how they weren't just in the background.

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    “Carry me,” Stiles says.

    “No.”

    “But I’m injured.”

    “You have a rash,” Derek says. “On your arm. Your feet work just fine.”

    “Please?”

    “No. You weigh almost as much as I do. And you ate a pound of chicken at lunch.”

    "Well, yeah, but I pooped like an hour ago, so.”

    “You’re disgusting.”

    “Don’t play, you love me.”

    I do, Derek thinks, relatively horrified. I really do.

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    20 Apr 2021

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    Alternate universe where werewolves are known. Stiles and Scott are raised like siblings in the same pack, but their pack is killed (before the story starts) and 18yo Scott is stuck playing single parent to 15yo Stiles. Derek is the same age as Stiles and new to town with his dad, and the four of them bond over werewolf stuff. Plus, murder mystery! Magic! Cuddling! And epic crushes!

    Ages and backstories are all new in this exciting, endearing tale.

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    When Sherlock gets banished to the Year 13 corridor, he finds himself with a new locker neighbor: John Watson, the enigmatic captain of the rugby team who the teachers love and girls swoon at the sight of, but Sherlock isn't charmed.
    Not in the slightest.
    Honest.

    Ballet!lock/Rugby!John inspired by shootbadcabbies.

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    14 Apr 2021

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    Teenage Sherlock and John become friends. John is the rugby captain, Sherlock is a secret consulting detective and ballet dancer.