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{ Merlin Big Bang 2013 masterlist | T-Z }

Below are the 2013 Merlin Big Bang entries, alphabetically listed T-Z:


Title: That Age-Old Lament
Author: dk323
Artist: superfluous_emi
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin, Hunith/OC, Mordred/OC, Gwen/Lancelot, Gwaine, Freya, Morgana
Rating: R
Word count: 64, 160
Warnings/spoilers: Minor character death, prostitution and underage sex, attempted non-con of 14-year old (involving OC), OC contemplating suicide (doesn’t go through with it), infidelity, unwilling possession
Summary: Weeks after Merlin reveals his magic to Arthur, Merlin is frustrated when Arthur keeps him waiting about what he plans to do with Merlin and the magic ban in Camelot. Leaving Camelot to investigate a powerful magical feeling, Merlin doesn’t expect to reunite with a now grown-up Mordred. Or that he’d be looking after a Faery-possessed five-year old blond boy, and venturing into the Faery Realm. With Merlin away, Arthur is trapped in his own castle by an aging spell cast by a spiteful Morgana. Merlin seeks help from the King of the Faery Realm's Thistlewood to cure Arthur. Unfortunately his plea for aid has unforeseen consequences.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: The Crystal's Call
Author: finem
Artist: savagesnakes
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Rating: Explicit
Word count: 58k +
Warnings/spoilers: Some violence, sexual content, slash, military things, mission lingo, magic weapons, descriptions of painful things, Not british and no Brit-pick ^^;
Summary: Modern Magical AU. Merlin is missing and magic is fading. With the one person who can restore the balance out of reach, it’s up to Arthur and his men to uncover Uther’s plot to steal magic from sorcerers, and put a stop to it before it’s too late.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: The Dragon Mosaic
Author: scotscookie
Artist: amphigoury
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Rating: Mature
Word count: 47, 223
Warnings/spoilers: None
Summary: When Arthur Pendragon took up his post as the youngest ever Director of a National Museum, all he wanted was to do the best job he could. He didn’t expect to end up embroiled in art theft… or to fall in love.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: The Finding of Arthur Pendragon
Author: keoki
Artist: somnolentlyu
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin with several background pairings
Rating: Hard M /NC17
Word count: 41, 053
Warnings/spoilers: Cannon typical violence
Summary: When Arthur arrives in the sleepy village of Pumpsaint he doesn't intend to stay long, just long enough to write an article on some weird sheep maulings. Despite a warm welcome from the locals, and his growing attraction to the bar keep, something feels wrong in the Welsh village, and Arthur's curiosity won't let him leave without exposing the root of the problem. A romantic adventure featuring giant cats, men who roast their own coffee, women who know the rules but don't necessarily follow them, sudden thunderstorms, and the Pumpsaint WI's Annual Jam and Chutney Exhibition.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: The Isle of Mora
Author: ceeebee
Artist: zerda_vulpes
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur, Gwen/Morgana (side), the knights, Mordred, Hunith, minor OCs, etc.
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 54k
Warnings/spoilers: Memory loss, a brief scene that could be considered dub-con (it occurs after Merlin’s lost his memory and Arthur doesn’t realise), human sacrifice, allusions to self-harm (blink and you’ll miss it), involuntary intoxication, violence against humans and animals.
Summary: When Arthur and Merlin go on a trip to the mysterious Isle of Mora, the best case scenario would be that Merlin summons up the courage to finally tell Arthur how he feels about him, they have amazing sex, and enjoy the scenery. The worst case would be that Merlin gets magnificently sunburnt, accidentally reveals his magic, is almost sacrificed to the Gods of the Isle, loses his memory, and finds himself on the run with an Arthur who is struggling to come to terms with Merlin's betrayal and the idea that magic is not all he was taught it was. This story is a combination of both scenarios.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: The Legend of Matthew Hyde
Author: getoutnowash9
Artist: aaweth_edain
Pairing: Merlin/OC, Arthur/Merlin friendship, Gwen/Leon
Rating: T
Word count: 45k
Warnings/spoilers: major character death, violence and some gore, reincarnation, set after Series 5
Summary: Matthew Hyde is a twenty-two year old American living an ordinary life-until two strange men show up on his college campus bearing swords and wearing Kevlar. They seem convinced he's someone else, and Matthew isn't going to argue when they keep saving his life. For some reason, dangerous creatures seem drawn to him and he begins having the strangest dreams...
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost & Soundtrack link


Title: The Magic You So Despise
Author: angelqueen04
Artist: aaweth_edain
Pairing: minor established Ygraine/Uther | Alice, Arthur, Gaius, Merlin, Morgana, Tristan de Bois, Uther, Ygraine
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 61, 474
Warnings/spoilers: Corporal punishment of young children; violence against a child
Summary: In a world where Ygraine Pendragon lives, all is not golden. In a world where Arthur Pendragon grows up with two parents, life is not easier. In a world where Morgana of Cornwall grows up never fearing Uther Pendragon, her life is still a lonely one. In a world where magic is not banned, there is still the prejudice and suspicions of kings to contend with. In a world where Merlin Emrys is born the second son of Camelot, the weight of destiny is no less debilitating. There are no easy answers, no simple, well-traveled paths to walk. A pre-series AU, first story in a series.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: The Mystery Boy
Author: wawrthur
Artist: heroiclatte
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin, Original Male Character, Gwen/Lance (hinted), Gwaine, Morgana, Uther, Gaius, Alice.
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 94, 289
Warnings/spoilers: Graphic Depictions of Violence, Self-harm, Suicide Ideation, BDSM themes, Homeless, Prostitution, (read additional warnings on ao3)
Summary: Having escaped Uther's tyranny, Arthur only needs to survive, free and alone, until his twenty-first birthday whereupon he will recieve the inheritance his mother left for him and be forever free of his father's rule. But the path is not smooth. While on the run, he meets Merlin, the strange art student who sees his suffering and tries to help him heal his old wounds. This is literally 70% porn, 20% pain, 7% music and 3% plot but if you are going through a harsh time, it might just be what you are looking for.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: The Next Iron Chef
Author: moon01234
Artist: aarins_rou
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur, Gwaine/OMC, Implied Morgana/Will, Implied Freya/Gilli
Rating: Mostly T with a small M scene that can be skipped (fic); PG with a couple of daring ones that are PG-17 (art)
Word count: 58, 220
Warnings/spoilers: Slash, cooking technics, ….
Summary: Welcome to The Next Iron Chef American. This season, we have ten contestants, each of them world-renowned chefs from all over America, competing for the top spot of becoming … an Iron Chef. Through ten challenges, little by little, they will be dropped from their dream until only one of them is the winner. Who would it be? Featuring Chef Merlin Emrys, Chef William “Will” Mitchell, Chef Arthur Pendragon, Chef Morgana La Fay, Chef Freya Riversong, Chef Brianna Ward, Chef Elijah Peterson, Chef Gilli Parker, Chef Sofia López and Chef Kilgharrah Nash in the ultimate cooking battle of all times.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: The Only Safe Thing
Author: sp_owl
Artist: myska_x
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin, Merlin/Mordred, Morgana/Leon, Gwen/Lance
Rating: NC-17
Word count: approx 60k
Warnings/spoilers: Homophobia from dear old Uther. ADHD. Sleep-walking. Marijuana brownies. Alcohol consumption. Sex. Bad ’80’s music (or not so bad), slightly tongue-in-cheek flamboyant portrayal of a gay man, schmoop.
Summary: Arthur Pendragon has been, for the most part, raised by his father’s butler and cook. His sister got away from home and company as soon as she was old enough to do so, but Arthur is stuck in his role as Jr. CEO at Pendragon Industries, in the closet, and miserable. His life consists of his plants, his neighbor’s fish, and his Harry Potter DVDs. When he decides to be adventurous and take on a flat-mate, he hopes it might put a little spice into his life. Merlin Emrys has ADHD and is being thrown out of his flat because he can’t remember to pay his rent or lock the door. He’s openly gay, his fuck-buddy, Mordred, is a little bizarre, and Merlin’s ADHD meds are about to give him sleep problems. He can’t believe that the boss’s son and future CEO of the company is offering him a room in a gorgeous penthouse flat for next to nothing. People at work are either scared of Arthur Pendragon or think he’s odd, but Merlin just thinks he’s hot and a little endearing. Cue karaoke, posing in the nude, Neil Diamond, sleep-walking, dirty dancing, sex toy stores, and mid-night confessions. And, just maybe, love!
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: The Pentagram Sacrifices
Author: unbidden_truth
Artist: sandrainthesun
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur; Leon, Lance, Gaius, Kilgharrah, Morgana, Gwaine, Gwen, Percival, a few minor OCs and with minor pairings of Gwen/Lance and Morgana/Leon.
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 32k
Warnings/spoilers: Descriptions of graphic violence and death, minor homophobia, and depictions of Neo-paganism/Neo-Druidic movement in a negative light. Major artistic liberties have been taken with both the depiction and organization of The Metropolitan Police as well as places in London.
Summary: Modern AU. When murders with strange Celtic symbols start showing up around London, DI Arthur Pendragon is forced to work with a Professor Merlin Emrys, recently arrived to London and a leading expert on early Welsh writings. As they try to find the serial killer and navigate their growing attraction for one another, Merlin realizes there is more to the case than meets the eye and Arthur comes to terms to finally letting go of his past.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost (contact author if link remains locked.)
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: The Same Emergency Days
Author: emjayelle
Artist: achelseabee
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin; Mithian, Freya, Percival, Gwen, Lancelot, Elyan, Hunith, Gwaine, Kilgharrah
Rating: Explicit/NC-17
Word count: 45k
Warnings/spoilers: references to past oppression/binding of magic users, references to past minor character deaths, mild violence, rimming; dragons, post-apocalypse, fuckbuddies, families of choice, mild dystopia.
Summary: Post-apocalypse AU - For three years now, Arthur has lived in the Free Village of Ealdor—amongst Magicals and non-Magicals alike—beyond the control of any Lord. There, he struggles with the guilt that always haunts him and his confusing feelings for the place, its inhabitants, and especially for Merlin. But when Merlin discovers new, terrifying powers that send him running, and the South turns its eye on the lands in the North, both Arthur and Merlin have to deal with what’s holding them back so they can protect what they hold dear.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: The Sidhe Prince
Author: caitcupcake
Artist: achelseabee
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin (main), Gwen/Lancelot (side), Mordred/Will (side), Morgana, female!Gwaine, minor OCs
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 67k
Warnings/spoilers: Character death (self-sacrifice, could potentially be considered suicide), some discussion of misogynistic experiences one use of "queer" in its archaic sense.
Summary: When Prince Merlin of Avalon visits Camelot, King Arthur is confident that everything will run smoothly. He does not expect to come face to face with a destiny that never was, or to find his most closely guarded secrets unravelling around him. Merlin disarms Arthur with his unexpected charm, lays bare his charade as easily as if Arthur's whole kingship were a sheet of glass, and accompanies him on a journey which will change Camelot forever.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: the sound of silence
Author: tink_sky_reid
Artist: aqualillium
Pairing: arthur/merlin, past merlin/gwaine, various other background pairings (including gwen/lancelot, gwaine/elena and morgana/leon)
Rating: MC-17/E
Word count: 44k +
Warnings/spoilers: disability (deafness), some jealousy, sexual content with occasional elements of d/s
Summary: For Arthur, whose work revolves around improving sound, living in silence is unimaginable. For Merlin, living in silence is a fact of life. [modern au]
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: The Stone in the Sword
Author: regan_x
Artist: aqualillium
Pairing: General, with a dash of Arthur/Guinevere. Morgana, Arthur, Uther, Merlin, Gaius, Guinevere, Morgause.
Rating: T/PG-13
Word count: 122k
Warnings/spoilers: Mental torture, physical torture of a child, reference to oppression of magic users.
Summary: Arthur was born of magic… not of Uther. When an unexpected revelation rocks Camelot, Arthur and Morgana must come to terms with long-hidden secrets and their new roles in life, while Merlin has to accept that the destiny he believed he shared with Arthur will never come to pass. To others, however, the revelation is a beacon of hope for the Camelot that can be built, once Uther's reign is at an end and his true heir sits on the throne. After decades of persecution, they don't intend to wait any longer for their deliverance.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: The Tempest
Author: puckboum
Artist: enkanowen
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur, Gwen/Morgana.
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 45, 200
Warnings/spoilers: Minor character death.
Summary: When the ship transporting the king and his court sink near a mysterious island, the passengers find themselves scattered all over the coasts.
Each one of them will make meetings that will change them, especially Prince Arthur when he meets Merlin, an inhabitant of the island and a sorcerer!
Start a quest for survival, the resolution of conspiracies and the beginning of something almost no one expected...
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: The Tricoloured Dragon
Author: jaqtkd
Artist: Wil1969
Pairing: Merlin/Morgana, Arthur/Guinevere, Uther, Gaius, Balinor, Kilgharrah, Knights
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 50598
Warnings/spoilers: A little nudity and BAMF Merlin. Nothing more.
Summary: The English King Uther is determined to bring Pagan Wales under his control and offers an alliance to the most reasonable of their princes. Balinor accepts his offer instantly and even offers a son and a ward to the king as security. It all seems far too good to be true.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: The Victory of Shadows
Author: scribblemoose
Artist: kironomi
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur, secondary Morgana/Gwen, Morgana/Morgause
Rating: Explicit
Word count: 41, 314
Warnings/spoilers: No warnings apply
Summary: Merlin is an ordinary young man with extraordinary magic, who is just finishing his first year reading ancient history at Cambridge when he gets dragged away from his books and falls for the Captain of a rowing team. But history can be full of surprises. (Modern magical canon-compliant AU.)
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost1 & Art masterpost 2 & Art masterpost 3


Title: The View from the Mountain
Author: nympha_alba
Artist: alby_mangroves
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: NC-17/Explicit
Word count: 42k
Warnings/spoilers: Angst, mention of homophobia, mention of minor character death (before the story begins).
Summary: Historical AU. It's 1910 and what is left of the once powerful magical ruling class is a tired, conventional aristocracy who have let their magic slip. Merlin Emrys, pressured by expectations, travels to Italy and Switzerland to find himself. Instead he finds Arthur Pendragon, but in the end that may amount to the same thing.
(Based on E.M. Forster's A Room With a View.)
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: The Weight of Expectation
Author: weepingwillow9
Artist: raideen9
Pairing: (brief) Arthur/Morgana, (marriage) Lancelot/Elaine(OC), Lancelot/Gwaine, Arthur/Merlin, Morgause/Cenred, Uther, Gwen, Leon, Mordred, Gaius, Hunith, Percival, Galahad(OC)
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 42, 622
Warnings/spoilers: homophobia, sexism, incest, effective kidnap, character in coma, child neglect
Summary: It’s the start of the sixties and Arthur, heir to business magnate Uther Pendragon, has always been burdened with certain expectations. Grow up to take over Uther’s businesses, fall in love with a beautiful girl, get married and have children. He always thought that, when the time came, the future would unfold neatly for him and would make him and his father happy. But now; with a business diving towards bankruptcy, a lost son, and an illegal infatuation for Merlin Emrys, Arthur is struggling to see a way to marry up his father’s expectations with what he feels to be right. This is his journey; in longing, in trust, and most of all in love.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: There Is No Road Map To Your Life
Author: truelyesoteric
Artist: fuckyeah
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 41k
Warnings/spoilers: Discussion of Death in a Past Life
Summary: He will rise to greatness as you stand in his shadow. Yours will be the last face he sees. Arthur has lived and died twenty-one times. Merlin has been there for all of his lives and deaths, he had been walking the earth since their first one. Arthur only remembers his current life. Merlin remembers everything. This is the twenty-second life. Things are going a bit differently. Arthur is American for one, but that really is the least of this life's strangeness.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: Throne Of Albion
Author: sidhe_faerie
Artist: zephre
Pairing: Arthur/Gwen, Merlin/Morgana
Rating: NC-17/MA
Word count: 60,958
Warnings/spoilers: Major Character Death, Graphic Violence, Explicit Sex, Adult themes
Summary: Arthur is now King of Camelot. He is becoming the leader he was destined to be. He must defend the land from Saxon invasion and unite the lands of Albion. But there are obstacles in his way. He must deal with the grief stricken King Lot and attempts on the lives of his family. He greatest task is lifting the ban on magick and bringing peace throughout all of Albion.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost 1 / Art masterpost 2


Title: Through the Eyes of Minerva's Owl
Author: morena_evensong
Artist: xcuri0sity
Pairing: one-sided Merlin/Arthur, Gwenivere/Lancelot, Leon/past OC, Dudley Dursley/Emma, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, other pairings... Merlin, Arthur, Nimueh, Draco Malfoy, Narcissa Malfoy, Charlie Weasley, Kinghts of the Round Table, Order of the Phoenix, Morgana, Mordred, original characters, Kilgharrah, Aithusa...
Rating: Mature
Word count: 170k
Warnings/spoilers: violence, semi-graphic descriptions of the aftermath of violence
Summary: When Albion calls Merlin, he returns to puzzle out why. Meanwhile, two years of peace are shattered when Harry Potter is attacked and left badly beaten, the Elder Wand stolen from his grasp. Then a sword appears in front of Buckingham Palace and a dragon escapes from Wales. As the Ministry of Magic and the Order of the Phoenix scramble for answers, Merlin prepares to greet Albion's Darkest Hour. Morgana declares war in a single, devastating blow that leaves England's wizards stunned beyond words, it becomes clear that the time of the Once and Future King is upon them... if only they knew where he was. Will wisdom learnt through the eyes of Minerva's owl be enough to prevent disaster?
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: Träumerei
Author: shadowofrazia
Artist: madnessisreal
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur, Freya/Merlin (past), Gwen/Lancelot (side), Uther, Hunith, Gaius, Morgana, Mordred
Rating: M
Word count: 36,596
Warnings/spoilers: Past character death, brief homophobia
Summary: It’s sometime after Freya’s death that Merlin makes the online dating profile. Really, it’s all Gwen’s fault: she’d been pressuring him to get himself out there for ages now. Merlin figures online dating counts well enough. When Merlin meets Arthur_Pendragon, history teacher and general prat from Camelot, online, his magic goes a bit haywire. And that is ultimately how Merlin ends up accompanying Mordred, a six year old sorcerer with a knack for Beethoven, during a Christmas piano recital. When Merlin meets Arthur Penn, history teacher and general prat, face to face, he has no idea just how much his life is about to change.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: Tulips Are Better; Dragons Are Best
Author: sweetiejelly
Artist: neigeausoleil
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur (main), Gwen/Lance, Morgana/Leon, Gwaine/Percy, Elena/Mithian, Will, Freya, Mordred, Uther, Ygraine, Hunith, Balinor, Gaius, Alice, George, Kilgharrah, etc.
Rating: NC-17 (fic); PG-13 (art)
Word count: 58, 627
Warnings/spoilers: None
Summary: Arthur loses a bet with Morgana and ends up on The Bachelor. As he identifies as bisexual, the pool of candidates is quite diverse and includes one Merlin Emrys, his ex. Arthur thinks it's fate. Merlin thinks it's bollocks. Thus begins (again) their courtship.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: Waking Up to Ash & Dust
Author: oflittleuse
Artist: aqualillium
Pairing: Gwen, Merlin/Arthur, Gwaine/Elena, Gaius
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 45, 060
Warnings/spoilers: Character Death, Violence
Summary: There is only one way to stop a zombie apocalypse - you need one reincarnated Queen, a living dead King and an immortal sorcerer. Mix in some terminator-style time-travel and the darkest of magic. Of course, before stopping the apocalypse you need to survive it first.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
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Title: Weep You No More Sad Fountains
Author: merthurdreamer
Artist: silver_falcon24
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 50k
Warnings/spoilers: Explicit sexual content between two males, some violence and injury detail
Summary: ou cannot say to the sun, ‘more sun.’ You cannot say to the rain, ‘less rain.’ They were bound, in life, to be separated. But by some extraordinary kindness, destiny gave them a chance to be happy. For these are not memoirs of an Emperor, nor are they memoirs of a Queen. No. These are memoirs of another kind.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
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Title: We're both a little broken
Author: jalapino
Artist: superfluous_emi
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: Explicit
Word count: 59k
Warnings/spoilers: Mentions of past violence and past homophobia.
Summary: Every day is the same for Arthur. He wakes up after the same recurring nightmare, takes his meds, goes to work, goes to the gym, eats, sleeps. Sometimes he drinks to help the sleep come faster. Then one day, his father calls him to inform him his mother has died. As he makes his journey home to England for the funeral, he considers how odd it is that he still doesn't feel anything, even now that his mother is gone. In the village where he grew up he meets Merlin, a compulsive liar who moved there just after Arthur left. At first glance Merlin seems perpetually happy, drawing Arthur out of his shell with his jokes and his far-fetched lies. But Arthur learns the secrets Merlin keeps close to his heart and he realises no one is without their issues, but if Merlin can be happy why can’t he?
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Title: What Have Kings
Author: antonomasia09
Artist: aaweth_edain
Pairing: Merlin & Arthur, Morgana, Morgause, Mordred, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Gaius, Balinor, Finna
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 30, 828
Warnings/spoilers: slavery, some graphic violence
Summary: Arthur is the king of Camelot, but his hold on power is tenuous at best due to an injury that won't properly heal. Merlin is a druid slave whose life Arthur saves on a whim. Together, they embark on a quest to reclaim the legendary sword lost by Arthur’s father, and to restore faith in the Pendragon name. Fusion with The Eagle.
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Title: What the Dragon Dreamt
Author: greeneyes_fan
Artist: myrrddinemrys
Pairing: Ensemble, Merlin/Morgana
Rating: R
Word count: 30k
Warnings/spoilers: War, combat injuries, angst. Also, hypothetical major character death in some of the several AUs. No sex scenes, sorry. Spoilers for all seasons, major spoilers for 1-4.
Summary: Some things were always meant to be. Others required careful planning. The Great Dragon Kilgharrah lay alone in his prison for twenty years. In that time, he slept and saw many possible futures, some dreadful, some joyful, but all centered around the last dragonlord's heir. Multiple AUs, and the story of what might have been.
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Title: What We Choose
Author: mab_di
Artist: pkai7
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin (and many side-pairings)
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 70k
Warnings/spoilers: Depiction of September 11, death and loss, underage handjob, and incest (first cousins).
Summary: Modern, non-magical AU. Merlin and Arthur had always been close, made closer by early loss. But as Merlin comes out to himself and to the people who matter most to him, he finds it increasingly difficult to dodge that the way he feels about Arthur is not what it should be. Arthur is his first cousin, almost a brother, and he’s the gravitational centre of Merlin’s life. As they grow up, Merlin finds he can't look at Arthur without it stirring something that makes him feel ashamed. When Arthur comes to spend a summer with Merlin and his mum in New York City, Merlin is forced to confront his feelings, and left baffled by Arthur’s. This story follows Merlin and Arthur from childhood, through late adolescence, and into adulthood; it follows them through a summer of sexual awakening, and leads them through harrowing loss, to finally confront what seems an impossible choice.
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Title: We'll Be a Dream
Author: sarageek16
Artist: thecheekydragon
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur, Brief Arthur/Sophia
Rating: PG
Word count: 33,278
Warnings/spoilers: There is a scene where it could be perceived as attempted non-con (not between Merlin and Arthur). There is also a hint of dub-con (also not between Merlin and Arthur).
Summary: Arthur and Merlin literally collide when they are five years old. From there, they slowly, stumblingly grow into their connected destinies as the king and his wizard.
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Title: You bring the music to my silent world
Author: jalapino
Artist: superfluous_emi
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: Mature
Word count: 49k
Warnings/spoilers: Brief mentions of emotional abuse and bullying.
Summary: Arthur and Merlin are thrown together as children when Merlin’s mother moves into the Pendragon Manor as the new housekeeper, bringing her deaf son Merlin with her. Arthur is a loud and obnoxious child, whereas Merlin is quiet but not as shy as everyone thinks. The two children become fast friends, but as they grow up together things begin to change, due to the pressure of wanting to be normal, and the growing lack of communication between the pair. Growing up is never easy and the graceful friendship they had as children gets lost as they reach their teenage years, but through their difficulties they develop a deeper, stronger relationship, one far more permanent.
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Title: Your Crown Lights the Way
Author: i_bleed_magenta
Artist: dylan_mx
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur, Gwaine/Percy, Lancelot, Leon, Elyan, Mordred
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 31, 800
Warnings/spoilers: Mentions of canon character death
Summary: “Merlin! Where have you been?” Arthur, oh god it was Arthur, charged down the hall at him, looking every bit the young king Merlin had watched die so many lifetimes ago. His hair fell shaggy across his forehead, his eyes were flashing with confusion and frustration, and Merlin was pretty sure his heart was going to explode. Arthur reached him and stopped dead, as if he was finally seeing him, and looked him up and down. “What are you wearing, Merlin? And why are you smiling at me like that?”
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Title: Yvain
Author: dameange
Artist: lili_flygirl
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin, Leon/Morgana, Gwen/Lancelot, Uther, Morgause, Original Male and Female Characters
Rating: R
Word count: 34, 358
Warnings/spoilers: Temporary character death, mentions of the physical torture of a child. But fear not, there is a happy ending!
Summary: During the celebrations for his grandson’s sixth birthday, Uther Pendragon was stabbed by his grandson for murdering his papa.
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