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Focus: TV Shows Merlin, Since: 09-03-12
Founder: Wisegirl6 - Stories: 246 - Followers: 11 - 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!

On the Shores of Mirador by sidhefaerie reviews
Merlin waits for Arthur to wake up from his last test to remove the curse from the death of the unicorn
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 323 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/13 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Arthur Pendragon's Guide to Handling Ultimatums by dustdancingintheflickerlight reviews
When Arthur Pendragon's father orders him to marry by his 25th birthday or lose out on his inheritance, he fears for the future of the charity he has intended to set up ever since he was a teenager. One night, drowning his sorrows in a local bar, Arthur witnesses one of struggling magician Merlin Emrys' shows. Screw the person his father wants him to be. [ModernAU]
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,077 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 4/14 - Published: 4/11 - Morgana, Merlin, Arthur
The Whump Off by PoisoningPigeonsinthePark reviews
While roaming the castle, Merlin stumbles across a strange device -a laptop?- revealing a whole new world to him: Whump Fanfiction. He sees that YOU, not Uther or Morgana, are responsible for his life's problems, and declares war on all whumpers...
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,863 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 7/19/2011 - Published: 3/6/2011 - Merlin
Curiosity Killed the Knight by Ultra-Geek reviews
Or, How to Drive Merlin Completely and Utterly Mad. Gwaine finds out about Merlin's magic and Merlin ponders the moral implications of turning friends into toads.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,062 - Reviews: 241 - Favs: 938 - Follows: 76 - Published: 2/24/2011 - Merlin, Gwaine - Complete
To Write a Fan Fiction by Emachinescat reviews
In which Arthur decides to write the greatest fan-fiction ever, Merlin is scarred for life, and Emachinescat continues to satire everything that just so happens to wander into her line of sight.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,832 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 146 - Follows: 10 - Published: 2/21/2011 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Ligna et Lapides by freakess360 reviews
Mysterious conditions force Merlin to serve a visiting noble who can't return to his estate due to a horrible winter storm. The lord begins to act abusive and questions arise about where his first servant has disappeared. Can Arthur save Merlin in time? S4
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 34,156 - Reviews: 269 - Favs: 203 - Follows: 326 - Updated: 1/28/2013 - Published: 4/21/2012 - Merlin, Arthur
Love, Darkness Shall Follow Thee by Pineapple Bacardi reviews
Slash. It takes all the self-restraint in Arthur's body to not get off the bed, grab his sword, and go down down to the feast and cut Lord Cedrick's throat open. Merlin/Arthur.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,968 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 342 - Follows: 27 - Published: 11/4/2009 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Dryad by Measured reviews
AU. Arthur catches sight of a nymph in the forest, and thus begins an obsession which will change his life to the core. Arthur/Merlin.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,397 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 9 - Published: 11/30/2009 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Faded Memories by BloodFromTheThorn reviews
Merlin had never thought that Arthur would forget him. But he did. And it's killing him. No slash.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,729 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/19/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Replaced by BloodFromTheThorn reviews
It turns out all Merlin needed was Arthur to blame him for Gwaine's foolishness. Spoilers for Season 4. No slash, cause bromance is too awesome. One-shot
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,654 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/8/2012 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Just Don't be a Prat by AccordingToMel reviews
But when he saw a young, blond boy enter with his breakfast tray that was most definitely not his manservant, Arthur felt himself go from calm to irate in a few second flat. Consequently, the first words out of his mouth were: “Where’s Merlin?”
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,850 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 680 - Follows: 53 - Published: 4/26/2009 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Gossip in the Palace Kitchens by Veilwuarrah reviews
Consequences of a trip to the tavern are discussed in the kitchen. Gossip blossoms, but who knows what really happened..? Drunk!/Hurt!Merlin, Caring!Arthur; Oneshot.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,677 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 18 - Published: 5/20/2013 - Complete
The Wolf At Your Door by esmerod reviews
Merlin succeeds at getting Arthur to Avalon and saving his king. But the price the Sidhe claim for Arthur's life might be higher than what Merlin bargained for. So without a proper grasp of what he got himself into this time, he and Arthur return to Camelot. And as if this wasn't enough, there's also the little fact that Arthur's still not entirely over the whole magic reveal thing
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 20,722 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 4/10 - Published: 3/27 - Arthur, Merlin, Gwen/Guinevere, Gaius
Consider Yourself Forgiven by Aoitori reviews
Tag to 4x07 We never did get to see Arthur make a proper apology to Merlin at the end of that delightful episode, so here is my fluffy, banter-filled, bromance-tastic, version of how it -must- have happened. Please R&R!
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,796 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 11 - Published: 11/14/2011 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Blood by BloodFromTheThorn reviews
Arthur was going to get Merlin back to Camelot if it killed him. He wouldn't leave him here alone.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,733 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 15 - Published: 9/9/2013 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Sickness Falls by BloodFromTheThorn reviews
Camelot is dying, choking on an illness that Gaius can't explain. Arthur and Merlin are doing all they can, but soon enough one of them will fall. Can they be saved? No Slash, post season 4.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,975 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 107 - Updated: 10/24/2012 - Published: 5/13/2012 - Arthur, Merlin
An Idiot By Any Other Name by Runey9 reviews
In which Merlin learns that while Arthur enjoys insulting him, he despises when others insult his court sorcerer. Set in that distant day when Arthur is king. Not slash.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,012 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 509 - Follows: 48 - Published: 6/7/2011 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Darkest Day, Blackest Knight by BloodFromTheThorn reviews
Merlin's life is just one disaster after another. He should have known that getting kidnapped by bandits would be just his luck. No Slash, no pairings. Post Season 2. Under Edit.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 15 - Words: 31,822 - Reviews: 202 - Favs: 231 - Follows: 253 - Updated: 6/27/2012 - Published: 5/22/2011 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
The Mystery Of Merlin by ForIHaveOvercomeTheWorld reviews
Sequel to Why You Don't Mess With Merlin. Claude is still confused about the servant Merlin. He just doesn't understand him. But when something bad happens Claude sees the side of Merlin that is willing to do anything to protect even one person. No slash.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,636 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 324 - Follows: 101 - Updated: 12/2/2011 - Published: 11/16/2011 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
When Magic Screamed by SummerQuill reviews
Once Dragoon is gone again and Merlin is back to his usual self he must cope with the fall out of his mistakes. Unfortunately some things may be damaged beyond repair and this time it's his magic that is suffering. Set after series 4
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 31,703 - Reviews: 189 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 251 - Updated: 2/26/2013 - Published: 10/21/2011
The Swords of Medhir by ellijay reviews
Arthur jokingly called it Merlin's first battle wound. For Morgause, it's an opportunity for revenge. Takes place during "The Fires of Idirsholas."
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 43,567 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 120 - Follows: 186 - Updated: 3/2/2013 - Published: 10/21/2011 - Merlin - Complete
Esperance Qui M'Asseüre by MadameMorganLeFay reviews
After the horrifying battle of Aganethyn, Arthur's only source of comfort is his best friend Merlin- if only he could find him. One-Shot. Title translation: "Hope, which assures me".
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,846 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/26 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Banishment by Loopstagirl reviews
Merlin wasn't actually supposed to do as he was told for once. And he certainly wasn't supposed to take half of the kingdom with him!
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,087 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 259 - Follows: 30 - Published: 9/23/2012 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
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: 21 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 50 - 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: 4 - Words: 8,560 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 3/13 - Published: 3/4 - Merlin, Arthur
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