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The Best Of The Merlin Archive
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Focus: TV Shows Merlin, Since: 09-03-12
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Only the best fics will be allowed here! Stories with great plots, writing, humor, and a bit of Arthur and Merlin banter as well. :D Features bromance, BAMF, whump, romance, and crackfics. PM me if you would like to be recruited for Staff or if you know of a story that should have it's place in here! c: ALL PAIRINGS ALLOWED!
Times are Changing
by Adeliade reviews
Arthur managed to survive the battle and everything seems to be going smoothly. Merlin is now the court sorcerer and the king and queen have a son and another one on the way. Magic is being slowly reintroduced in Camelot but things can't go smoothly all the time. Now Merlin's in trouble and it's Arthur's job to save his savior. Merlin AU ending. Cannon pairings.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,128 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 3/6 - Published: 2/22 - Merlin, Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere, Gwaine
Merlin Missing Scenes
by Feldka reviews
Scenes from each episode that never actually made it on screen. Filling in the gaps with bromance, humor, and feels.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,670 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 3/6 - Published: 3/4 - Merlin, Arthur
I'll Carry You ('Til You Carry On)
by Ultra-Geek reviews
By the time Arthur catches up, Merlin's been in enemy hands for three full days.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,401 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 347 - Follows: 71 - Published: 11/14/2012 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
The Bravest of Us All
by Thomson reviews
Arthur didn't know why the rocks fell at that moment, leaving Merlin to his fate. He didn't know the truth until it was far too late. AU S4 E6.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 607 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 20 - Published: 1/29/2012 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Cold Blood, Black Fire
by Kitty O reviews
It's relatively easy to say no to a bunch of threats. But it's a lot harder to refuse the tortured cries of your manservant wafting through the bars. 1shot. Cenred's castle; could be AU to Castle of Fyrien. Can be seen as a deathfic.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,457 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/13/2011 - Arthur, Cenred - Complete
by SGE reviews
When Arthur discovers Merlin's magic, he consigns him to the horrors of Camelot's deepest dungeon. But when a curse strikes at the heart of the kingdom, can the King repair the damage he's done, and can Merlin find his way back from the darkness. Post season 4, canon relationships, no slash.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,223 - Reviews: 144 - Favs: 193 - Follows: 148 - Updated: 7/24/2012 - Published: 7/2/2012 - Arthur, Merlin
No More Room
by Ohka Breynekai reviews
When Arthur repeals the ban on magic, the challenges are greater than he ever imagined. Seeing Arthur's struggle, Merlin decides that Arthur no longer needs his manservant. The warlock "leaves" Camelot and lets Emrys take his place at Arthur's side, sacrificing "Merlin" in the process. (Post-Camlann; AU - Arthur lives, Merlin's magic is still a secret.)
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,698 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 87 - Updated: 2/18 - Published: 2/11 - Merlin, Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere
by Thegreenconsultingdragonlord reviews
Will's antics had always been ridiculous, but when one of his dumb capers causes Merlin to inadvertently fall in love with a boy on the internet, things start getting a little complicated. Merlin/Arthur. Modern Day AU. Based on the movie 'You've Got Mail'
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 10 - Words: 25,247 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 3/7 - Published: 2/7 - Merlin, Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere, Gwaine
by ihuntwithwinchesters reviews
Set during Le Morte d'Arthur but an AU. What if Merlin had succeeded in exchanging his own life. How would Arthur react? eventual Merthur, Character Death-Spoliers for Le Morte d'Arthur. One shot but could continue if wanted.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,016 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/9 - Merlin, Arthur, Gaius - Complete
by beingbored reviews
With Morgana's betrayal, Uther is left broken and unfit to rule. However, a visiting knight comes to comfort the grieving king, much to Camelot's relief. After all, what's the harm in letting a stranger make himself comfortable? Set pre-season 4, before Agravine
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 71,814 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 2h ago - Published: 2/1 - Merlin, Arthur
A Long Way From Home
by Teej reviews
Shrouded in mystery, a dangerous stranger to Camelot disrupts Gaius and Merlin's life.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Mystery - Chapters: 9 - Words: 30,921 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 2/21 - Published: 1/17 - Arthur, Gaius, Gwen/Guinevere, Merlin
by SilvertonguedClotpole reviews
Gauis receives a letter from Hunith. It has been 2 weeks since Arthur's death and the disappearance of Merlin, though the warlock's mother does not know about the latter. She begs the physician to look after their boy, little does she know it is too late. With a heavy heart Gauis reads the letter.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 448 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 2/8 - Gaius, Hunith - Complete
Studying the Prisoner
by Fallyn Irlandes reviews
There is a prisoner in the dungeons. If you look hard enough, you'll find something out of the ordinary about his situation. And it's not the fact that he's the former king of Camelot, either. (Dark)
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 975 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/8 - Complete
by Nerdcolonist reviews
Merlin loved to race, it in his blood. Problem was his father had raced too and died several years ago leaving a legacy for his son that no one wanted to see him pick up. He does anyway, in secret. What happens when the secret becomes to much and it begins to hinder Merlin's life and his everyday wants? What happens when everyone finds out?
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 40,916 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 2/24 - Published: 1/26 - Arthur, Merlin, Gwaine
The Runaway Servant
by nantasyland reviews
Set during Episode 13 ("Le Morte D'Arthur") in Season 1, and immediately thereafter. Arthur is away when Merlin returns from the Isle of the Blessed. Arthur receives a gift, and Merlin searches for an evil sorcerer.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,666 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 2/21 - Published: 1/26 - Merlin, Arthur, Uther, Gaius - Complete
On Call (when your heart won't answer)
by TheSilverSleeper reviews
Merlin is slipping away, and Arthur's not sure what to do but be there. Warnings: Depression, Suicide Attempt
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,777 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 2/25 - Published: 1/27 - Merlin, Arthur
by owlielove reviews
Groundsel was a nasty herb. It grew in the darkest part of the woods. It was Death itself. Merlin's charged with concocting a mix in which to kill the king...but in truth it is for himself.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,466 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 11/25/2013 - Published: 10/27/2013 - Merlin, Arthur
Evaluation of Loyalty
by Drama-Duchess reviews
During a quest, Prince Arthur and Merlin encounter a strange magic fog. The situation soon turns deadly for Merlin when he is forced to sacrifice himself for Arthur. Merlin is injured and Arthur must get him back to Camelot before it's too late.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 26,301 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 195 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 4/24/2012 - Published: 4/4/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
by Drama-Duchess reviews
Amidst a battle between kingdoms, Arthur sends Merlin along with other civilians to Anthrop Castle, a presumably safe place to wait out the war. But later, Arthur realizes just how bad the idea was when the enemy decides to attack Anthrop Castle first. Short fic with Merlin whumpage.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 12,038 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 11/1/2013 - Published: 9/14/2013 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Return to Me
by leira123 reviews
Over a thousand years later, and Merlin is still causing problems for Arthur.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,556 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 10 - Published: 11/2/2013 - Merlin, Arthur
A Good Man is Hard to Find
by circleofstars reviews
"I've seen him in danger so many times. And there was always some last-minute miracle to come to the rescue. It was all so lucky, and so unlikely. I should have known that one day, that eleventh-hour stroke of luck would fail." AU starting from "The Sword in the Stone," part 1.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 19,318 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 225 - Updated: 11/2/2013 - Published: 8/2/2012 - Arthur, Merlin
by EchoRose480 reviews
Arthur had made some grand case out of it, begging Uther to spare him in private. Uther had seen the look in his eyes, the way his shoulders trembled. And he knew then that killing the boy with Arthur there would be too much of a spectacle. A/N: My mandatory and severely depressing: Merlin-Burns-On-The-Pyre story.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,670 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 8 - Published: 7/22/2013 - Complete
The Final Truth
by LFB72 reviews
Arthur knew Merlin had a secret, and it was driving him mad. A botched attempt on the castle presents the king with a means of getting the answers he craves - but at what cost? Arthur's actions not only risk his servant's life, but all they have built. Contains: hurt/comfort, angst, and Merlin whump. Reveal fic.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 31,126 - Reviews: 301 - Favs: 206 - Follows: 311 - Updated: 12/13/2013 - Published: 9/29/2013 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Love is Forever
by Elemental-Zer0 reviews
"No! Merlin no!" It was getting hot now, thick black smoke was starting to block her face from his gaze, but still he smiled on, for her. 'It's Ok, Mother, I won't feel it.' Though the heat was becoming unbearable.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,933 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 6/28/2010 - Published: 11/13/2009 - Complete
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by CreateImagineWrite reviews
Merlin is forced to reveal his magic to protect Arthur and Camelot from a vengeful sorcerer who knows who he truly is. Set sometime after Season 4. No slash.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 24 - Words: 40,236 - Reviews: 354 - Favs: 377 - Follows: 241 - Updated: 8/27/2012 - Published: 7/12/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete