Tags: 2011: story entries

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The Sword in the Global Economic Crisis

Title: The Sword in the Global Economic Crisis

Author: fiercynn
Artist: zephre
Pairings/characters: Arthur/Merlin, Morgana/Gwen, Lancelot
Word Count: 34k
Rating: Teen and up
Contents: References to recent world events including the 2011 London riots.

Summary: Reincarnation racebending fic. In which Merlin, Arthur, Morgana, Lancelot, and Gwen meet a dragon who tells them it is their fate to save Albion and bring magic back. So of course Arthur has identity crises about being of Indian origin, Merlin gets to experience magic, Morgana gets trapped in her own ideas of destiny, Lancelot tries to deal with being ordinary, Gwen questions her sexuality, and everyone worries a lot about the fate of the world.

The thing was—Arthur had always been proud of the fact that his family hadn't been traditionally Indian, that they'd embraced the future. But now here they were, being told that the past was all that mattered, that the past was supposed to define him, goad him on. Only it wasn't the past he'd grown up with. Maybe at one time he'd thought it was the kind of past he wanted—okay, not the medieval part—but of someone who fit in completely in their society, so much so that everyone else aspired to be exactly like him.

Now, he wasn't so sure.

Story link: fic and imbedded art posted at AO3
Art link: at zephre's journal
Yellow Lily

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Title: Finding Albion
Author: filinya
Artist: sugareey
Pairings/characters: Merlin/Arthur, Gwen/Lancelot, Gwaine, Elyan, Percival,Leon, Gauis, Uther, Hunith, Morgana, Other Original Characters
Rating: R to be safe, but it's really not that bad.
Word Count: ~50K
Warnings:Character Death. Highlight for Spoilers:(Uther, Merlin (temporary).) Violence, War, Magic, Betrayal,Possesion, Gwaine
Summary: Camelot is devastated in the aftermath of Morgana's reign, but danger is rising again, from within the castle and without. The Knights of the Round Table must face new challenges, Arthur is caught between his father and his kingdom, and Merlin might have to make the biggest sacrifice of all to ensure the destiny of the Once and Future King is fulfilled.
Author's notes: With Fic Masterpost
Artist's notes: With Art Masterpost
Story link: Fic Masterpost
Art link: Art Masterpost
Disclaimer: Merlin belongs to the BBC and Shine. I own nothing!

Men for all Seasons

Title: Men for All Seasons
Author: new_kate
Artist: amphigoury

Summary: Reincarnation story set in 1940. In Albion's hour of need Arthur is brought back from his rest in Avalon. He learns that the world is at war, and that the enemies have dark magic at their disposal. With the help of the mysterious Vril society the invaders are about to gain air superiority and become unstoppable. Only Merlin could fight the new magical threat, but Merlin has been missing for a long time...

Pairings: A/M, implied past A/Gwen.
Word count: 56K
Rating: R
Warnings: Violence, war, torture, disturbing historical references, implied character deaths in the past, mental disorder. Also flying saucers.

Story masterpost: HERE
Art masterpost: HERE
Beyond the Neon Trees

Fic: Beyond the Neon Trees

Title: Beyond the Neon Trees
Author: mightypretty
Artist: viennajones
Pairings/characters: Arthur/Merlin; Side helpings of the Knights, Hunith and Uther.
Rating: R
Word Count: 56,645
Warnings: Modern!AU; Mentions of underage drinking, drug use, gang violence, verbal domestic abuse, minor character death.
Summary: Merlin’s life isn’t perfect, he drinks, he steals and even has a few puffs of the good stuff just to get by some days. He has his friends, his art and his mum, who has to juggle three jobs just to make ends meet. He also has Arthur, who brings with him a whole new heap of problems. Falling in love with your best friend is never easy; especially when you’re living in the deadbeat rundown Holly Street Estate in East London.
Author's notes: At Fic Masterpost
Artist's notes: At Art Masterpost
Story link: Fic Masterpost
Art link: Art Masterpost
Disclaimer: Merlin and it's characters are owned by the BBC and Shine. Sadly they are not my playthings that I can smoosh together.
[tv] merlin » otp b/w
  • dayari

[fic] The Ivy Crown

Title: The Ivy Crown
Author: dayari
Pairings/characters: Merlin/Arthur; Gwaine, Leon, & the other knights; characters from Arthurian legend
Rating: PG-13 to NC-17
Word Count: 251k
Warnings: past minor character deaths, violence & slight gore on occasion, drinking, intoxication, sexual situations
Summary: [Post-S3 crossover with Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle.] Merlin couldn't have picked a worse time to finally tell Arthur about his magic. In the wake of the battle against the immortal army, a strange visitor disrupts the court, calling himself the Green Knight and proposing a test of the court's integrity. Although Uther turns him away, several of Camelot's northern allies end up mysteriously beheaded over the next few months, and Arthur, Merlin and the knights set out to investigate. They encounter more than they'd bargained for on the way—a reckless young boy, a lady in search of a husband, a centuries-old fairytale that holds more than a grain of truth... and a challenge that ends up being more than just a game.

Author's Notes: At masterpost!

Story link: LJ masterpost | AO3

Disclaimer: Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle belong to their respective anonymous authors. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made.
  • lycoris

Fic: The People on the Rim

Title: The People on the Rim
Author: lycoris
Pairings/characters: Arthur/Merlin, off-screen Merlin/Freya, Gaius, Gwen, Morgana, Leon, Uther and everyone else who appeared in season 2.
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 79, 957
Warnings: Some disturbing dream imagery, canon compliant character death, grief and depression.
Summary: Arthur has finally taken his rightful place as Crown Prince of Camelot but the stress of such an elevation has taken its toll. He and Merlin find themselves tested, perhaps to breaking point as secrets and suspicions boil between them. With everything so fragile, can they hold it together before everything breaks? This is a sequel to The Wheel's Always Turning. However, there is a summary here so you don't have to read it.
Author's notes: This story would never have been finished without the unfailing support of versipellis who betaed, encouraged, shouted and coaxed me into working on it through the tough patches. Also, a lot of thanks to the_muppet for always believing that I could get it finished in time!
Disclaimer: I do not own Merlin, nor do I get any money from this fiction. It is all for fun.
Link: Here to the Masterlist. If anyone wants a document of the whole thing, please E-mail me at empressoftheeclipse @ yahoo.co.uk and I'll be glad to send it to you.

Edit The Sad Parts

Title: Edit the Sad Parts
Author: cruentum
Artist: martinius
Pairings/characters: (Merlin)/Freya, Merlin/Arthur, Merlin/Elyan
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 94k

Summary: It takes more than a dick to make a guy. Merlin learns this as he goes from eating pussy as a sixteen-year old girl, to fucking other guys with his own cock as a twenty-seven-year old landscaper. The journey's riddled with tears, cocks, and enough self-hate to fill the Channel; but with a little help from his friends, and some mostly-stable relationships, Merlin gets his happily-ever-after in the end.

Author's notes: on the masterpost
Artist's notes: on the artist's masterpost

Story link:
on LJ: Masterpost
on AO3: Story (visually non-explicit)
Art link: Ocean Sounds, soundart

Disclaimer: These versions of the Merlin characters are owned by BBC and Shine and the books, tv shows and movies mentioned in this fic all belong to their respective owners.
Gentle Rose

Britain Boys

Title: Britain Boys

Author: nyxelestia
Artist: deathjunke
Cheerleader: misc_plinks
Beta: torakowalski

Wordcount: 38,700
Pairings/Characters: Arthur/Merlin (preslash), Thomas Collins, with appearances from Uther, Hunith, Gwen, Morgana, Cenred, Leon, and Will
Warnings: Kidnapping, Wanking of 13-year-olds, Child Abuse, Violence
Rating: PG-13
Summary:Prince Arthur didn’t care much for the new Prime Minister’s son, Merlin, and would rather spend as little time with him as possible - and the feeling is mutual. But when they’re kidnapped together, they don’t get much of a choice.

General Notes: The boys are 12/13 in this fic. So sorry for the late posting, I didn't realize it *wasn't* Saturday until last night.

Author's Notes: See Master Post
Artist's Notes: See Master Post
Story Link: LJ Masterpost | DW Masterpost | @ AO3
Art Link: HERE (includes fanmix; links to individual pictures embedded in story)

Dislaimer: Merlin, its characters and its settings are property of BBC and Shine. No money is being made from these fanworks, which are intended for entertainment purposes only.
loving looks

fic and art: (love,or) a feeling like it

Title: (love, or) A Feeling Like It
Author: night-lyx
Artist: chosenfire28
Pairings/characters: Merlin/Arthur, Morgana/Leon, Gwen/Lance, with implied Gwaine/Elena
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~57, 000
Warnings: sex, implied previous character death and, you know, angst. 
Summary:   Merlin Emrys is normal. He is ordinary and lives with his two friends in an ordinary flat in Surrey, he writes for a bi-monthly magazine and writes for himself during dark nights and much-too-early mornings, he has too many feelings and grudges himself for it. He figures the only thing that makes him extraordinary are his dreams that don’t feel like dreams at all -they feel like memories-, his magical powers that are turned on and off like a switch and the fact that a beautiful man just entered his life like a whisper and he’s slowly falling in love.
Author's notes: At Masterpost
Artist's notes: At Masterpost
Story link: MASTERPOST
Art link: here
Disclaimer:. These versions of the Merlin characters are owned by BBC and Shine and the books, tv shows and movies mentioned in this fic all belong to their respective owners. 

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Fic and Art: Where Legends Lie

Title: Where Legends Lie

Author: rebbeile

Artist: realproof

Pairings/characters: Arthur/Merlin with Will, Gwen/Lancelot, Gwaine/Merlin, and very minor suggestions of Leon/Gwaine

Rating: NC-17

Word Count: 63 000

Warnings: Series 3 spoilers, past minor character death, language, some violence.

Summary:  Merlin Emrys knows that the closest he’ll ever get to King Arthur is reading about him in the legends. He knows that it’s his destiny to live a quiet life in Camelot, and perhaps – if he’s lucky – find a beautiful, golden-haired man to settle down with. He expects his life to go pretty much according to plan.

What he doesn’t expect is for magic to pick him up and drop him into the middle of medieval Camelot during the reign of King Uther Pendragon, with no idea where he is or how to get home. He doesn’t expect to meet Arthur, because that sort of thing just doesn’t happen to ordinary people like him.

Merlin Emrys doesn’t know that his life was never destined to be ordinary.

Author's notes: See Masterpost

Artist's notes: See Art Post

Story link: Masterpost On Livejournal (AO3 Link Coming Soon)

Art link: Art Post

Disclaimer: These characters belong to the BBC and are not our own, nor are we making any profit from their use.