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Focus: TV Shows Merlin, Since: 09-03-12
Founder: Wisegirl6 - Stories: 274 - Followers: 11 - Staff: 1 - id: 102636
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!

A Question of Resolve by Alaia Skyhawk reviews
He'd chosen his path, and now he had to walk it, but it's going to take more than stubborn will to protect Arthur. What Merlin needs is true resolve #S2 fic, prequel to A Question of Motives#
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 34 - Words: 98,634 - Reviews: 374 - Favs: 267 - Follows: 313 - Updated: 6/15/2014 - Published: 9/4/2011 - Merlin, Arthur
In the End by Niyin reviews
"It should be easy, really. Setting one foor before the other in quick paces, moving forward; away from the noises that followed and surrounded him. Today their prey was a different one. Today there was no time for pain or complaining. Arthur was an excellent hunter." What do you do when you have lost your destiny, when the ones you saved set out to kill you? - You run.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,834 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 69 - Published: 3/3/2013 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Do Or Die by Hisa-Ai reviews
Stopping mid-stroke, Arthur took the quill and put it back in the inkwell, looked back up at Merlin with a tired expression and demanded to know what was with that look Merlin always seemed to be giving him these days—because it really was becoming rather annoying and distracting—and, okay, endearing, too, in the right light, not that that was a thought was about to voice.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,201 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/5/2014 - [Arthur, Merlin] - Complete
By The Lakeside by Leisey reviews
"It was not his destiny to die here, and all of Albion would be lost if he did." When Merlin is injured on a hunt, Arthur follows his advice and takes him to the Lake of Avalon to be healed by Freya. Secrets and prophecies are revealed, Merlin is angsty, Arthur is less oblivious and lovers are reunited. Merlin/Freya, Arthur/Gwen.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,785 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 52 - Published: 7/28/2014 - Merlin, Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere, Freya - Complete
Pendragon and Ambrosius by riveriver reviews
7-year-old Arthur Pendragon is dying of an illness not even the court physician can combat, whilst outside of the castle walls a small raven-haired boy is running to keep them both alive.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 26 - Words: 40,827 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 150 - Follows: 187 - Updated: 9/15/2014 - Published: 9/18/2011 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Burn With Me by Naisa reviews
Arthur has been cursed. Cursed with what his father fears and hates most: magic. Fleeing his home Arthur escapes into the wilderness where chains of events have already started unraveling. Enemies will become friends, friends will become enemies and the dead will rise. Merlin must find a cure for Arthur's unbreakable curse, or else it will consume him. AU from s3.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 56,191 - Reviews: 150 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 87 - Updated: 10/11/2014 - Published: 7/22/2014 - [Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere] Morgana, Merlin - Complete
For Destiny and Friendship by AMirroredImage reviews
"'I-I am your servant, till the day I die.' He grunted, readjusting his grip on his staff with one hand, while his right hand made contact with Arthur's armored chest. 'Long. Live. The King.' And with those words, Merlin's eye flashed gold." PART 1 in THE COMING OF ALBION TRILOGY. AU Alternate Ending to 5x13. No slash. Scarfic.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 24,964 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 114 - Updated: 10/17/2014 - Published: 9/13/2014 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Blind Trust by SwitzDandelion reviews
"You know, Merlin, you're the one Arthur should knight. You're the bravest of us all and he doesn't even know it." AU 3x13; Arthur happens to overhear part of a whispered conversation between one of his most loyal knights and his manservant. Arthur POV. Reveal fic. No slash. T for occasional language.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 23,817 - Reviews: 210 - Favs: 504 - Follows: 400 - Updated: 11/28/2014 - Published: 12/29/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
The Memory of Stone by A. Farnese reviews
When a simple investigation into a series of attacks goes horribly awry, Arthur, Merlin, and the knights find themselves in mortal danger. With no hope of rescue, the fall of Camelot seems close at hand. Warning: Major Character Death. Set after S3. T-plus rating.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 7,755 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 10/5/2014 - Published: 9/28/2014 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
A Question of Trust by BexTheLabRat reviews
What if Gwen wasn't the only one Arthur heard when he was unconscious? What if he heard Merlin too? Oneshot. Spoilers for 1x13, Le Mort D'Arthur.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,585 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 415 - Follows: 66 - Published: 12/15/2008 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Regrets of the Old by InkQuillz reviews
Uther has many regrets. -COMPLETE- It was only meant to be a one shot as well, lol. Added Chapter: Warnings: Trailer Spoilers for Le Morte D'Arthur. Ep. 13 and Character Death.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,754 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 12/9/2008 - Published: 10/26/2008 - Uther, Arthur - Complete
The Falcon by RixxiSpooks reviews
Arthur decides to go cliff climbing; not a great idea in Merlin's book.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 23,647 - Reviews: 150 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 11/10/2008 - Published: 10/15/2008 - Complete
Defenceless by LNicol1990 reviews
After eating a poisoned pear, Arthur begins to behave strangely. Can Merlin save him before it's too late?
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 23,255 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 10/20/2008 - Published: 10/13/2008 - Complete
Once and Future by Kiva Taliana reviews
A new king rides through a village and finds a mother and son somewhat fascinating. The developing relationships might be enough to change the course of the future, as Merlin becomes a prince and Hunith almost a queen. I'm what iffing... again!
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 44 - Words: 171,684 - Reviews: 454 - Favs: 588 - Follows: 675 - Updated: 4/19 - Published: 11/21/2011 - Merlin, Hunith
Protection by Loopstagirl reviews
It's known that Prince Arthur of Camelot can withstand any sort of physical torture. But his servant has not had the same training. And no one can be trained to watch a friend suffer. But when Cenred holds them both captive, lessons are learnt the hard way. Episode twist of 3x07.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 31,105 - Reviews: 214 - Favs: 241 - Follows: 231 - Updated: 7/16/2014 - Published: 5/14/2014 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Fired by Kitty O reviews
Which is not a darkfic, not a deathfic, not slash, and not a reveal, and yet begins with Arthur's sword slicing towards the helpless ex-manservant on the ground. That's the kind of thing that just screams, "You've been fired." Part action, part humor.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 21,142 - Reviews: 335 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 6/24/2011 - Published: 2/24/2011 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
A Little White Lie by Eilonnwy reviews
Merlin is not the only one who can keep a secret.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,442 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/9/2011 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Awake My Soul by verumficta reviews
Merlin/Arthur *Camelot!AU* Merlin won't wake up.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,102 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/8/2011 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
The First Cold Night by Tronnie reviews
One night Arthur gives Merlin a chore that ends him up sleeping in Arthur's bed-just sleeping-on a cold winter night. Fluff, G, most likely better than it sounds :
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,610 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 14 - Published: 2/3/2011 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Broken by LouiseObsessed reviews
oneshot: "Merlin, I'm not letting go." But even as you say it, the stone digs deeper into your chest, leaving marks for later, and your iron grip starts to weaken. You're running out of time.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 883 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/19/2011 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Cry by Autumdragon reviews
Because sometimes... we all need to cry. Because sometimes even the strongest of all cannot conceal their anguish. The mere feather of existance floated right through Merlin, leaving behind a sad, pathetic excuse of a man. oneshot
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,499 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 11 - Published: 10/11/2010 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Love Like Quicksilver by A-Spirit reviews
I want to be the boy you fall for while everyone else is falling for you. ARTHUR/MERLIN.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,947 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 13 - Published: 10/10/2010 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Give or take a destiny by OliveBranchStories reviews
Arthur doesn't believe Merlin when he says they aren't friends just because of his destiny. He blocks Merlin's magic so he'll drop the lies and leave Arthur alone, but then there's an assassin, a knife, and Merlin, who had been telling the truth all along. One shot.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,817 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 252 - Follows: 39 - Published: 5/5/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Uther's Final Gift by MinxySix reviews
"Merlin has magic." A 5x03 reveal one shot. "He caught the last word as his father dissolved into nothingness- sharp, accusatory- the sound from the horn and the spirit world not quick enough to envelop what had been spoken."
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,130 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 16 - Published: 10/21/2012 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
The Ciarcrôin by Ash9 reviews
"Slowly, inexorably…it slouched toward the place where magic lived-aching, trembling, dreaming of satiated bliss." A horror fic in three parts Warning: violence, gore
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Horror/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,067 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 11/3/2012 - Published: 10/30/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
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