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Author has written 15 stories for Merlin.

Hello again. I am glad to say that I am writing again,after a long bout with writer's block, among other issues. Please forgive my long absence! I hope you will enjoy my latest story, although I know it recycles parts of prior stories. It was fun to write, and I guess that's the real measure of anything a writer can put out there. Thanks for reading!!!!!

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Elapsed Time by Loopstagirl reviews
The king was a shell of a man. Morgana was out there somewhere. Merlin knew the peace hovering tentatively over the kingdom couldn't last. He just hoped he could keep Arthur safe, even if it was from himself.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 9 - Words: 26,659 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 7/29 - Published: 6/3 - Merlin, Arthur
All Souls Night by A. Farnese reviews
A grieving Arthur seeks a night's shelter and solace in a monastery, but he finds something he didn't expect.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,423 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 6/26 - Published: 6/15 - Arthur - Complete
Whispers at the Bottom of a Dry Well by Veilwuarrah reviews
"..and the young man found himself in a damn hole of a covered up dry well, with a cloaked sorcerer and an unconscious manservant." Not quite what Arthur had planned for a hunt. At. All. - Sometime after 'The Disir' S05E05; WARNING: angry!Merlin; whump
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 20,179 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 6/11 - Published: 1/7
Penumbra 13- The Fire of Thine Eyes by A. Farnese reviews
Merlin couldn't be happier after Niniane's arrival in Camelot, and everything in the rest of the kingdom is just as idyllic. And then disaster strikes.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 32,954 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 6/6 - Published: 3/27 - Merlin, Arthur, Lancelot, Gwaine - Complete
Balance by WinterSky101 reviews
Today, Merlin has saved three lives and taken one. He's not sure how to get that to balance out. Tag for Episode 1.06 (A Remedy to Cure All Ills). Warning: Includes depictions of vomiting.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,964 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/22 - Morgana, Merlin, Arthur, Gaius - Complete
Before I Was Yours by Revhead reviews
Before they swore their allegiance to Prince Arthur at the Round Table, their loyalty had already been earned by the servant at his right hand. From the POV of Lancelot, Gwaine, Percival, Guinevere, Gaius, and finally Merlin himself. **UPDATE** Upon request (though belatedly delivered) a second chapter has been added with Arthur's POV.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,402 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 540 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 3/2 - Published: 1/15/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Penumbra 10- What's a Heaven For? by A. Farnese reviews
Politics collide with matters of the heart when a marriage proposal arrives for Arthur from a neighboring kingdom, while elsewhere, the first signs of strain appear in the fragile peace Arthur has begun to build between Camelot and the magical world. Story 10 of the Penumbra AU.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 15,757 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 9/23/2014 - Published: 8/31/2014 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Penumbra 7- Nightfall in Winter by A. Farnese reviews
With the fall of Blackheath castle, Arthur and Merlin must ride north with the army to fight a war in the heart of winter. But every battle has its price, and Arthur finds that the cost of this one may be more than he can bear. Warnings: violence, some graphic content.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 20 - Words: 40,862 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 7/22/2014 - Published: 6/1/2014 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Hiraeth by A. Farnese reviews
A thousand and more years have passed since Arthur's death, and Merlin still awaits his return, wondering more and more if it was all real, or if Camelot was simply a madman's dream.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 9,080 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 7/13/2014 - Published: 6/4/2014 - Merlin - Complete
Destiny by Loopstagirl reviews
If Arthur died, he had failed in his destiny. If Arthur lived... What future did he have if the king wouldn't forgive him for the lies? But there was a way he could still make it right. Twist of 5x13.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,619 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 24 - Published: 6/9/2014 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
The Heart Spoke of No Sin by zendog reviews
Peace reigns in Camelot; Arthur is King and all is well, if a trifle boring. But evil awaits and Merlin falls victim to it. Love and loss; joy and fear - the servant and the King are trapped and Camelot will fall as they are tortured to betray each other. Can friendship and destiny win under the shadow of possession and hate? Merlin and Arthur Whump. BAMF Merlin.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 46 - Words: 97,201 - Reviews: 227 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 5/28/2014 - Published: 4/27/2014 - Merlin, Arthur, Gwaine - Complete
Through Other Eyes by Ocean Mint Leaves reviews
The bond between the Once and Future King and Emrys incites the curiosity and awe of individuals, foes and friends, who cross paths with them. This is a look through the eyes of strangers who are marked by their encounters with Merlin and Arthur. No Slash
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 14 - Words: 66,675 - Reviews: 321 - Favs: 409 - Follows: 413 - Updated: 5/27/2014 - Published: 5/20/2012 - Merlin, Arthur
Penumbra 6- A Study in Gray by A. Farnese reviews
In the first weeks of his reign, Arthur finds that the political game is not an easy one to win. While he tries to maintain the safety of the realm, Merlin must remain in the shadows. As old secrets come to light, Morgana's agent seeks to drive a wedge between the two friends. Story 6 in the Penumbra AU
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Mystery - Chapters: 8 - Words: 18,710 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 5/18/2014 - Published: 4/16/2014 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Betrayed by DecloLove reviews
After Merlin reveals his magic accidentally to save Arthur's life, Arthur doesn't take it very well and hands Merlin over to the first bandits they come across. What happens to Merlin when he refuses to comply to the bandits? Will Arthur forgive him? Based off of an author prompt from AngryPurpleFire. Major Merlin Whump! *magic reveal*
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,832 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 5/11/2014 - Published: 4/23/2014 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Sorcery and Chicken by candymacaron reviews
Merlin had only meant to use a teeny, tiny enchantment on the king's supper plate, and only because he was tired of drilling holes into Arthur's belts.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,290 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/5/2014 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
At A Loss For Words by staymagical reviews
Arthur has finally managed to retrieve his servant from the hands of ruthless slavers. But no matter how much he may wish it, things will never be the same again. Warnings for forced addiction, drugging, withdrawal, bodily harm, abuse, slavery, blood, just basically be warned (Disclaimer: I don't own Merlin unfortunately)
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 56,137 - Reviews: 266 - Favs: 176 - Follows: 218 - Updated: 4/29/2014 - Published: 10/2/2013 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Penumbra 5- The Dark of the Moon by A. Farnese reviews
Merlin is missing, the knights are scattered, and Guinevere has been sent away to save her life. As Arthur's list of allies at court grows thin, Morgause prepares to play her hand. Story five in the Penumbra AU.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 20,556 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 4/13/2014 - Published: 3/1/2014 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Master of Two Servants by Loopstagirl reviews
Morgana's plan didn't go quite right when Arthur arrived to rescue his servant. But what is a king supposed to do when he knows his most trusted friend has been cursed to kill him?
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 34,664 - Reviews: 258 - Favs: 284 - Follows: 215 - Updated: 4/13/2014 - Published: 12/27/2013 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
The Pendulum of Redemption by LFB72 reviews
Morgana discovers Merlin lying alone and injured in the woods, vowing to make the vulnerable servant pay for all he has done. Contains Merlin Whump, Hurt and Comfort and Bromance. Warning: Mentions of blood and a graphic description of a broken leg.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,251 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 19 - Published: 4/11/2014 - Morgana, Merlin, Arthur, Gaius - Complete
Dumping Merlin by Bailieboro reviews
Merlin's existence in the castle is in jeopardy as Arthur's interests are commandeered by a strange knight.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 18 - Words: 67,861 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 4/9/2014 - Published: 2/9/2014 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Penumbra 4- In the Wind by A. Farnese reviews
A summer of peace has descended upon Camelot, but old enemies rise up to threaten Arthur's reign as regent. As old hatreds stir, Arthur finds himself caught between two loyalties and begins to lose faith in one he thought he would never doubt. Story 4 in the Penumbra AU. Mild whump.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 18,545 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 2/25/2014 - Published: 1/22/2014 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
The Flowers of Winter by A. Farnese reviews
Though many years have passed since Camlann, the pain of her loss still haunts Guinevere. Until one winter's night, someone comes to bring her one last gift. Canon, set long after ep513.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,161 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/21/2014 - Published: 2/19/2014 - Merlin, Gwen/Guinevere - Complete
The Perils of Modern Medicine by caldera32 reviews
Merlin suffers under the care of another physician whilst away from Camelot. (Rated for whump)
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Suspense - Chapters: 16 - Words: 13,310 - Reviews: 250 - Favs: 144 - Follows: 150 - Updated: 2/15/2014 - Published: 1/4/2014 - Merlin, Arthur, Gaius - Complete
They Didn't Know by Hisa-Ai reviews
They didn't know—would never know—how much Merlin had loved him, how much he had loved Merlin in return.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,146 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/13/2014 - [Arthur, Merlin] - Complete
Magic in the Mud by Veilwuarrah reviews
Arthur and the knights run for their lives when the underground tunnels of the caverns start to cave in. But someone gets left behind... S.5
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 22,554 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 155 - Follows: 197 - Updated: 2/11/2014 - Published: 7/17/2013 - Complete
To the Still Earth by A. Farnese reviews
Arthur has rescued Merlin from Cenred's mercenaries, but his servant is badly injured. As he watches over Merlin through the long night, Arthur begins to wonder if their mission is worth the price they've paid. Canon, Set between S2 and S3.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,426 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 2/1/2014 - Published: 1/30/2014 - Merlin, Arthur - 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: 320 - Favs: 314 - Follows: 322 - Updated: 12/13/2013 - Published: 9/29/2013 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Bound in Eden by Angustias reviews
Merlin's thoughts on life after Arthur's death in 5x13. Extreme angst warning as well as illusions to sensitive issues, don't read this if you don't want to cry (although there is a happyish ending). Not intended as slash but could be read that way if you prefer. Hope you enjoy it!
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,151 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/4/2013 - Merlin - Complete
Loyalty by Loopstagirl reviews
He never had to swear loyalty to the prince. Instead, Leon swore to the man, vowing to be by his side no matter what.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 12 - Words: 37,199 - Reviews: 187 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 7/26/2013 - Published: 5/10/2013 - Arthur, Leon - Complete
Cry Of The Prophets by Ocean Mint Leaves reviews
When Albion cries out under the strain of war and famine, Arthur Pendragon rises from the depths of Avalon. Fifteen long years after his demise the Once and Future King returns to his people. Post 5x13. No Slash.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 23,381 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 217 - Updated: 7/24/2013 - Published: 1/18/2013 - Arthur, Merlin
Disillusionment by sfsf reviews
This is what happens when Merlin is lost. This is why destinies are never simple. - Reveal fic. Set after Series 4.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 134,205 - Reviews: 884 - Favs: 564 - Follows: 469 - Updated: 1/15/2013 - Published: 6/12/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Achilles Heels by Ocean Mint Leaves reviews
'Prophecies do not lie.' And there is but one way to submit a man that is all powerful. BAMF! Merlin. Big Reveal Fic. No Slash.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 22,595 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 332 - Follows: 220 - Updated: 1/6/2013 - Published: 11/26/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Shredding Destiny by Ash9 reviews
sequel to Burning Bridges- "This hill is a sacred place. Do not cross into that ring, and warn the people away. They must not interrupt the work of the gods..."
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 34,487 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 194 - Follows: 142 - Updated: 10/20/2012 - Published: 6/24/2012 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Again, and again… and then one more time 'English' by alHecate reviews
when Arthur relives the same day and Merlin dies in each one. The expression 'there is no telling what tomorrow will bring' does not apply necessarily … For the biggest Arthur's confusion.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 17 - Words: 37,756 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 9/6/2012 - Published: 4/12/2012 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
A Single Loaf of Rye Sherlock and John Interlude by Skyfullofstars reviews
Continuing their second honeymoon, John and Sherlock are re-introduced to the courage and determination of the human heart - in a tiny Swiss food store. One shot. Complete. History and Romance.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,242 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/15/2012 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
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Fog reviews
Merlin and Arthur are both lost in a fog that threatens their lives and their destinies in unexpected and terrible ways, revealing and concealing secrets that center on the nature of Excalibur. Told from two points of view.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,181 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 6/24 - Published: 5/23 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
The Doorway reviews
Merlin has only served Arthur since midsummer, but he is already sick of the prince of prats. On an autumn hunt, an encounter with a mysterious doorway in the forest may change his point of view.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,350 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/28/2014 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Blood Moon reviews
The Blood Moon rises over Camelot. In the eldritch shadows of the eclipse, Arthur awakens from a nightmare only to find it has become reality.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,642 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/8/2014 - Merlin, Arthur, Gaius - Complete
The Runemark- Gyre reviews
The Runemark appears for the first time, as Arthur and Merlin try to help a village that is under a perilous spell. A mysterious, unknown enemy and their own secrets threaten to tear apart their trust and friendship. Can Arthur find the strength within to believe what he cannot understand? This is the first in a four part story arc set in season 5. Rating may change.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 34,257 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 8/9/2014 - Published: 5/2/2014 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
The Runemark reviews
Arthur's fate hangs in the balance as the Disir change the judgement they have passed on him. Four times the Runemark will come to Arthur's hand. Warlock and king must find their way past the hidden deceptions and betrayals that tear at the soul of their friendship and the destiny of Camelot. This is an alternative season five story arc.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,253 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 23 - Published: 4/29/2014 - Merlin, Arthur
To Serve reviews
This story is a thematic grouping of one shots on what it means to be a servant. Arthur and Merlin are imprisoned in an abandoned cell built during the Purge. Awaiting rescue, conversation and fate conspire to reveal Merlin's secret!
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,206 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 2/26/2014 - Published: 1/2/2014 - Arthur, Merlin
Semper Amemus reviews
A mysterious Romany woman gives Merlin an amulet that shatters his heart. Unable to stop himself, our warlock searches for the enigmatic roots of the gift, hoping for something his heart can only guess. A short,sweet story in celebration of Valentine's Day.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,950 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 2/14/2014 - Published: 2/11/2014 - Merlin, Freya, Gwaine, Percival - Complete
The Dark Hours Of My Being reviews
Driven mad by grief after Camlann, Merlin returns to Camelot, with a plan to rescue Arthur from the realm of death itself. Based on and epilogued by a poem by Ranier Maria Rilke. (Warning: This story maintains the canon ending of the series.)
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,327 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 1/25/2014 - Published: 1/4/2014 - Merlin, Gaius - Complete
In the Hand of Darkness reviews
Morgana sets a trap for Arthur, but Merlin pays the price, revealing his magic in the process. Caught in a torturous spell, Merlin struggles to live while Arthur deals with his feelings of betrayal and the looming threat of another attack by Morgana. This is a reveal/whump story, set a few weeks after Season 4; told from a double point of view. No slash.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 21 - Words: 28,809 - Reviews: 236 - Favs: 192 - Follows: 172 - Updated: 11/1/2013 - Published: 9/6/2013 - Merlin, Arthur, Gaius - Complete
Hunting Secrets reviews
Merlin hates hunting with Arthur, but the reason is not as simple as would first appear. A mild/moderate Merlin whump story set between Seasons Two and Three. No slash.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,543 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 125 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 9/1/2013 - Published: 8/25/2013 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Belief reviews
Two moments from the heart of Hunith. Can she find the strength to give her son the only gift that matters, as she recalls the secrets and the tragedies of the past.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,895 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 7/27/2013 - Published: 7/25/2013 - Hunith, Merlin - Complete
In Every Drop of My Blood reviews
Merlin and Arthur are captured by bandits and separated. Injured and chained, Merlin takes dangerous risks to rescue his king. This is a torture story, set immediately after Season Four, told from Merlin's point of view, inspired and framed by a a poem by Ranier Maria Rilke. No slash.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 8,115 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 144 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 7/8/2013 - Published: 7/4/2013 - Merlin, Arthur, Gwaine - Complete
The Last Dance reviews
Merlin goes to a dance with Gwen, and as usual, he encounters the unexpected. Will the results bring tragedy to Camelot?
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,311 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 6/22/2013 - Published: 6/20/2013 - Merlin, Gwen/Guinevere, Gaius, Arthur - Complete
What The Heart Can't Forget reviews
For your tender consideration, dear readers, a short story about Guinevere having a very difficult day and the mysteries of love.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,546 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/16/2013 - Gwen/Guinevere, Gaius - Complete
Water, Earth, Wind, Fire reviews
Merlin struggles with grief and despair as he waits for Arthur. What is the meaning of eternity? Can any heart bear the price of memories? Is there a remedy for the poison of anger? What mystery of hope lies in the veil of light?
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,413 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 6/15/2013 - Published: 6/12/2013 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete