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Author has written 20 stories for Merlin.

Big News: I've signed with an agent! Does that mean I can introduce myself to strangers as a writer (though not yet an author :D

Current WIP - "Released by Truth" a sequel to "Refined by Fire", basically an expansion of ep.4.4 "Aithusa", with extras. Arthur struggles with popular prejudice against magic, in his quest to change the laws following his father's death, and hopes not to lose Merlin in the process. I'm planning to include some more aspects of the legend as I've read in Tennyson.


You know, I did rather think that spending time in this Merlin 'verse would help to make that series ending 'all right' for me... but I find it isn't so. I have many different ideas for short stories or longer works for this site. Some in canon, some a/u, some that could function as an entirely original stories with a change of name and description... I figure as long as I do NaNoWriMo with an original - and as long as people are still reading Merlin fanfic - I'll keep writing...


A Once and Future Destiny, The Emrys Strain, and The Artorius Blade. My first fanfiction plus two. Modern reincarnation series, wherein Merlin doesn't initially remember the rest - and struggles with a rocky past and the knowledge of his magic going public...

Kingdom Games - at the epic length of 31 chapters! As far as plot bunnies go (for any Hunger Games fans), this one was dynamite! Part 1 - Uther holds a to-the-death championship to choose his successor, but can there be two? Part 2 - Cenred challenges Uther to the same sort of tournament, winner take both kingdoms; enemies can become allies. Part 3 - a final 'game' to determine who is worthy to be high king of all Albion; destiny takes a hand.

Vortigern's Tower - my own version of the legend about young Merlin and the trapped dragons. The More Things Change - a semi-season rewrite, I'm calling it an intermission. Part II The Towers of Lionys - the first and only (so far) story I've defined as 'romance'; Arthur is ordered to find a bride. Part III Torr Badon - a 'golden age' fic dealing with prophecy and battle.

Refined by Fire - Mid-season 3 in-canon reveal and fall-out. Reactions from Arthur, Uther, Morgana, Gwen. Torture scenes, execution scene, fugitive!Merlin and Gwaine pov. Spans the time frame of eps.3.5-3.7 (The Crystal Cave, The Changeling, The Castle of Fyrien). Epilogue 4.3 time-frame, intermediary episodes now added as extra chapters.

Son of Poseidon - Royal!Merlin as well as inhuman!Merlin, a high-seas adventure with a dash of Greek mythology just for fun. Seafaring!Arthur (Is that a tag?) and the knights on board as well! Also, Heir of Aetlantys - a story of Merlin coming to Camelot as a human guest at Arthur's wedding. But there's never a dull day in Camelot, and this time Arthur might need Merlin's unique talents if he's to reclaim what's been stolen from him

Angel - A modern A/U with no magic, murder-mystery featuring cop!Arthur and witness!Merlin. Combines past action with sections of present monologue, uses a nickname for Merlin for most of it.

Payment in Gold - a period a/u. Camelot is different since Taliesin's time, a matriarchal society. Queen Nimueh presses her daughter Guinevere, the heir to the throne, to choose a consort; Guinevere resorts to the challenge of a quest to decide between Arthur and Lancelot. Meanwhile Merlin as the first male citizen in a century, based on public proof of his magic, struggles to make ends meet after acquiring two new slaves in the arena, and might be open to Arthur's proposition.

A handful of shorter stories: Blood Brothers - kind of a rip-off of a tv-show episode (Moonlight), a short story with four additional one-shots... Royally Disired; followed by A Day in Crystal - My 'fix' of episodes 5.5 (The Disir) and 5.13 (The Diamond of the Day)... About Time - a oneshot of Merlin's time between the day of Arthur's death and the day of his return, Arthur pov - additional chapters about Merlin's reaction and adjustment... Destiny's Pet - satire/allegory, Merlin's loss of friend, lover, father, king, to heartless destiny... Possibility - a four-chapter in-canon reveal based on Merlin's confession scene from ep.1.3 "The Mark of Nimueh"... The Memory of Trees - post-canon take on the idea of Merlin trapped in the tree from Tennyson's "Merlin and Vivian" and how that might have ended... To Carry the Fire - Camlann with a Merlin-takes-the-injury-for-Arthur twist...


Also, for those of you who are interested, original fiction on fictionpress.com, under fiction:fantasy. "The Mageman", and "The Tune-Tinker". Same nom de plume, same image... reviews always welcome. :D


I came across BBC's Merlin by accident - channel surfing while bored, stumbling across old episodes running in an all-day marathon in preparation for a new season. I think it was the somewhere in the middle of episode 1... I was enchanted (pun intended) by the idea of a young, clumsy, naive Merlin, and an arrogant princeling who can't stand each other. Then there was the servant named Gwen... and a princess named Morgana... I ended up watching the rest of that season, all day long.

Unfortunately, my life during those years was sporadic at best due to the military. Last summer I bought all five seasons and watched them straight through. I'd been under the impression that the series would concern itself with the "before they were famous" concept I had fallen in love with, and I was surprised at how far season 4 went, bringing Arthur to the kingship, and the knights of the round table together in Camelot. I confess to reading reviews before I started season 5, so my experience with the final season of Merlin was abnormal, in that I knew the ending before watching it, and watching it one episode each night for two weeks, rather than once a week for three months or so.

Therefore, my impression of that season, by itself and in relation to the rest of the series, may be slightly skewed. I was disappointed, my friends. Not with the acting - never that! - nor with the writing, which mostly was beautiful (or else Colin and Bradley just made it beautiful...) but with the choices made by the producers. These are my contentions:

1) The series spends 3 seasons under Uther's kingship. I have no argument with this, as it allows the focus on "before they were famous", which I love. However, this choice begs the series to bring Arthur and Merlin and the rest to the point where the legends begin. Arthur as the young new king, Merlin as his sorcerer, ready to begin a lifelong reign of peace and prosperity and magic.

2) Seasons 1 and 2 deal heavily in magical creatures. This added to the 'fairy tale' quality that I loved. However, the invasion of the Saxons is strictly historical, and anchoring the series with a modern-day Merlin expects the audience to believe the events portrayed as actual, rather than fictitious.

3) The love triangle of Arthur-Gwen-Lancelot. Making Gwen a servant girl with no chance at marrying a prince, no matter how they may feel explains her willingness to fall for a common-born knight, who is much more in her league. Taking Lancelot away from Camelot for a few years allows Gwen to fall in love with Arthur while explaining how her feelings for Lancelot would remain, as well. Making the "betrayal" a result of Lancelot's shade acting at Morgana's orders and Gwen herself being under enchantment, is a very gentle and kind way of treating that part of the legend. Merlin forced into sparing young Mordred's life, or being reluctant to kill Morgana through seasons 4 and 5 is in keeping with these ideals as well. Which leaves one unprepared for (and a little betrayed by, honestly) the harsh absolutism of Arthur's prophesied end. And don't even get me started on the use of prophecy in literature and film...

4)The series ends with the death of Arthur. This also, I have no argument with intrinsically, as of course it is semi-historical and Arthur did (eventually) die. However, if this was the intention all along, I contend that the 3 seasons of King Uther (as opposed to only 2 for Arthur) take volumes away from the claim that Arthur was the greatest king in British history, and the extreme youth of the characters negate the ideas of Merlin's power and success and a golden Arthurian age. If the end of the legend was the goal of the series, it would have been better to portray middle-aged characters who'd been vital to Camelot for decades. It would also have been better to leave off the explicit prophesies that Merlin is unable to circumvent (though not for lack of trying), and the intro line of every episode placing all responsibility and blame directly on the protagonist. All that considered, it cannot be argued very well that Merlin succeeded. And how do you do that to the star of the show?

All right, now, enough of the soap box. I had thought that as the months passed, I would 'get over' the series end. Alas... I never had any inclination to dabble in fanfiction for any other series - LOTR, Harry Potter, whatever... But, due to the unsatisfactory ending of a series I have loved like no other, here I am, seeking solace in fandom. I have read MANY good stories here, and am not planning to stop writing, myself!!

Well. I know I haven't said anything exactly "personal" here, but if you're still reading... congratulations. And thanks. I feel a little better.

wryter

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Valentine's for Cynics by nobleanchor reviews
Arthur and Gwen have a pact: never to celebrate their least favorite holiday alone. Oneshot.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,843 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/29 - Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere - Complete
Horse Sense by CeriDouglas reviews
The horses are in agreement: Arthur ought to treat Merlin at least as well as the best warhorse in the stable, and they are going to show him how. One-shot.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,890 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 34 - Published: 12/8/2015 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
To Be A King by JessieJay13 reviews
When Merlin discovers that his father was an estranged prince and he himself is now the only heir to the throne of a magical kingdom, he is forced to leave Camelot for the perils of a royal court. Will Merlin be able to win Arthur's favor again before Morgana launches an attack on a defenseless Camelot? Will he be able to defend his own kingdom at the same time or will all be lost?
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 28 - Words: 131,709 - Reviews: 603 - Favs: 862 - Follows: 478 - Updated: 11/12/2015 - Published: 8/9/2014 - Merlin, Arthur, OC - Complete
RIVULET by LifeIndeed reviews
Merlin, a psychic medium, is hired to get rid of a spirit disturbing the Pendragon household. However, the reason for this haunting lies deep in the past - pasts Arthur and Merlin both must face to battle the present. MerlinxMorgana. NOW COMPLETE.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Suspense - Chapters: 32 - Words: 84,954 - Reviews: 176 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 10/10/2015 - Published: 6/3/2014 - Complete
Omens by LFB72 reviews
After experiencing a terrifying glimpse of the future Merlin ends up injured and faces his worst fears - is Arthur friend or foe? Warning: Graphic description of a lower leg injury
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 27,610 - Reviews: 195 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 9/19/2015 - Published: 6/26/2015 - Complete
The Prince & The Idiot by Listelia reviews
- "Idiot, idiot, idiot", are chanting children in the muddy street. Arthur stops, a bit dazzled. He brings his hand to his forehead to shield his eyes and his heart aches watching their dancing figures in the steaming light. They hop in circles around a tall, skinny boy with large ears, who spins on himself to smile at them ... (you can watch this story trailer on youtube)
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 39 - Words: 174,423 - Reviews: 301 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 8/14/2015 - Published: 3/19/2015 - Arthur, Merlin, Gwaine, Lancelot - Complete
In Misery by DwaejiTokki reviews
Same story, new summary (can't be bothered to change it in the 1st chapter, though): Merlin, Arthur, and the other knights are held captive by a sorceress. The knights and Arthur await rescue, since Merlin had escaped, but not everything is as it first seems. Of course, matters are further complicated when the sorceress returns from the dead. Warnings: graphic torture, major whump
Merlin - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 16 - Words: 53,769 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 1/7/2015 - Published: 11/25/2014 - Merlin, Arthur, Gaius, OC - Complete
How to Save a (Love) Life by LifeIndeed reviews
Morgana is a lifeguard, Merlin is the unattainable for reasons that are entirely her own fault, and everyone else ships it. Basically a three part Lifeguard!AU featuring unhealthy amounts of Mergana and sarcasm.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 15,376 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 12/12/2014 - Published: 11/15/2014 - Morgana, Merlin - Complete
More Than One Kind of Poison by M.S.Franklin reviews
Once, Merlin poisoned Morgana. Later, Morgana poisoned Merlin. - Focuses on scenes from "The Fires of Idirsholas" and "The Hollow Queen". Oneshot.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 426 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/5/2014 - Morgana, Merlin - Complete
Touch by sneetchstar reviews
Arthur needs to see a massage therapist. Short modern AU in six parts.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,523 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 11/28/2014 - Published: 10/24/2014 - Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere - Complete
Wedding Frame by Sydelle Rein reviews
As Arthur rides to Nemeth to join the festivities of Mithian's upcoming union, a member of her court is putting a plot into motion. Soon Arthur finds himself trapped inside his own mind and stirring up trouble between the two kingdoms against his will. Merlin stands as his only hope, unaware that while Arthur's actions are not his own, his mind is far from dormant. No Slash
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 28,358 - Reviews: 203 - Favs: 180 - Follows: 137 - Updated: 11/26/2014 - Published: 5/20/2014 - Merlin, Arthur, Mithian - Complete
Kin of pendragon by QueenYoda reviews
"Didn't you just hear me idiot? I said anyone who bears this will be my brother in all but blood. I don't know of a time in two hundred years when one of my family gave this to another, my father didn't even give Morgana one... Rarely is this ever done, but rarely is there a person worthy of it," King Arthur nodded. "I deem you worthy, Merlin," he told him.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,880 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 282 - Follows: 44 - Published: 11/17/2014 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Between a Rock and a Hard Place by LFB72 reviews
A visiting noble makes Arthur an offer he can't refuse, putting Merlin's secret in jeopardy. The warlock takes drastic action, risking his health and ability to respond when crisis strikes. Features, angst, whump, bromance and BAMF Merlin.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 12 - Words: 32,352 - Reviews: 405 - Favs: 407 - Follows: 268 - Updated: 10/4/2014 - Published: 7/5/2014 - Complete
The Hunt by CJBH reviews
When Arthur is taken by what appear to be a group of bandits, Merlin is distraught. But when he, Guinevere and the Knights hear nothing as to why the king has been taken or where he is - if he is even still alive - they are at a loss what to do. Set between series 4 and 5, and aiming to be "an episode that they never filmed"!
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 16 - Words: 39,516 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 10/3/2014 - Published: 8/19/2014 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Said and Unsaid by Ellessaria reviews
Arthur's journey to Avalon is painful in more ways than one. Already struggling to cope with his deadly wound, he also has to deal with the increasingly shocking confessions of his manservant... (Cover art by Wil1969).
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 55,752 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 8/24/2014 - Published: 7/13/2014 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Harmony by sarajm reviews
Only those of the nobility have ever been considered for musical apprenticeships. When Camelot's Master Musician comes on a search, he discovers that unknown to everyone, including Merlin, the servant is a prodigy.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 14 - Words: 65,429 - Reviews: 249 - Favs: 406 - Follows: 188 - Updated: 8/17/2014 - Published: 6/4/2014 - Merlin, Arthur, Gaius - Complete
Emrys Emergent by Tonzura123 reviews
Merlin and Arthur must protect Camelot against Mordred, who has stolen the powers of Emrys for himself. Reveal story. AU post S4. Rated for violence. Whump, BAMFery, and bromance galore.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 38,436 - Reviews: 180 - Favs: 193 - Follows: 306 - Updated: 7/15/2014 - Published: 12/21/2011 - Merlin, Arthur
The Guilt of Queens by caldera32 reviews
"I know, Merlin." (Things happen a little bit differently after "With All My Heart")
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 24 - Words: 22,768 - Reviews: 403 - Favs: 162 - Follows: 146 - Updated: 6/24/2014 - Published: 6/2/2014 - Gwen/Guinevere, Merlin, Arthur - Complete
The Once and Future King by AthosAtTanagra reviews
Inconsolable after the journey to Avalon, in the wake of the battle of Camlann, Merlin stumbles upon the chance to go back and change the past. Will he make the same mistakes or will he set the future right and see a free Camelot at Arthur's side? (5th season spoiler alert) This story picks up at the end of the series finale.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 22 - Words: 36,109 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 160 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 5/5/2014 - Published: 3/1/2014 - [Merlin, OC] Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere - Complete
Bloodlust 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: 14 - Words: 98,051 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 5/4/2014 - Published: 2/1/2014 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Tempest by MugetsuPipefox reviews
Sequel/continuation of The Solemnity of Merlin. Arthur's getting acquainted with modern society, but he's not the only one to return. Old enemies resurface with a plot for revenge and it will take Merlin, Arthur and lost friends to overcome this new threat to Albion.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Fantasy - Chapters: 22 - Words: 56,681 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 4/25/2014 - Published: 1/2/2014 - Merlin, Arthur, The Great Dragon/Kilgharrah, Aithusa - 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: 262 - Favs: 360 - Follows: 230 - Updated: 4/13/2014 - Published: 12/27/2013 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Incarnation by Auua Ytjoml reviews
The legends speak of a hidden lake or perhaps a crystal cavern or a simple tree...the resting place of the the greatest magician to walk the earth... Merlin. But the truth was more complicated and Arthur didn't understand. (post 5x13. Cannon Future Fic.)
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Mystery - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,723 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/5/2014 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Merlin might be by 8annie81 reviews
Off the top of his head Arthur can name one hundred things Merlin might be. (More or less.) And one thing he isn't.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 543 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/25/2014 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Monster Under the Bed by Kizmet reviews
To protect Arthur without exposing his magic Merlin allows himself to be the victim of a vengeful sorcerer's spell. Too bad the spell turns him into back into a small child and children aren't exactly known for their discretion. Now both Merlin and Arthur will find themselves facing the fears installed in their childhoods.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 27,076 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 325 - Follows: 242 - Updated: 1/26/2014 - Published: 12/18/2013 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Heart of Gold by CaptainOzone reviews
Bk3 of Prophesized. Camelot has slowly adjusted to their new Court Sorcerer and the freedom of magic, but prejudice hides in the darkest shadows, with treason and betrayal at its side. However, when Dark magic gets thrown into the mix and when the witch comes out to play... prejudice really is the least of their worries. Merlin!whump/BAMF; Arthur!whump.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 30 - Words: 206,389 - Reviews: 804 - Favs: 663 - Follows: 542 - Updated: 1/14/2014 - Published: 12/31/2011 - Merlin, Arthur, OC - Complete
Another's Favor by ebhg reviews
To fortify Nemeth's ties with Camelot after his rescue, Rodor offers Mithian's hand to the one man Arthur respects above all others. For power comes not with rank, but from one's connections. AU from Another's Sorrow, taking Series 5 where I wish it had actually gone. AKA, Where the Heck was Magic and Albion When I Wanted Them!
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 171,488 - Reviews: 556 - Favs: 659 - Follows: 291 - Updated: 12/1/2013 - Published: 8/17/2013 - Merlin, Mithian - Complete
Iron Grip by Sydelle Rein reviews
Gwaine may be known for his tavern brawls and his willingness to prank his fellow knights, but he is nothing if not loyal. So when Merlin begins acting strangely, Gwaine goes to great lengths to figure out what's wrong, unaware of just what he will uncover in the process: blackmail, plots, danger, and a dark secret hanging over the head of his best friend like an axe. No slash
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 54,021 - Reviews: 851 - Favs: 952 - Follows: 823 - Updated: 11/2/2013 - Published: 6/23/2012 - Merlin, Gwaine - Complete
In the Hand of Darkness by April29Roses 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: 244 - Favs: 226 - Follows: 178 - Updated: 11/1/2013 - Published: 9/6/2013 - Merlin, Arthur, Gaius - Complete
The Magic You So Despise by AngelQueen reviews
In a world where Ygraine lives, all is not golden. In a world where Arthur has two parents, life is not easier. In a world where Morgana never fears Uther, she is still lonely. In a world where magic isn't banned, it is still feared. In a world where Merlin is the second son of Camelot, the weight of destiny is no less debilitating. 5/27/15: SEE PROFILE FOR SEQUEL NEWS.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 7 - Words: 63,399 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 178 - Follows: 73 - Published: 8/26/2013 - [Uther, Ygraine] Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Facing the Truth by Sanguine Ink reviews
"Great, just what he needed, something else trying to off the prat on the way home." Merlin, Arthur, a very large spot of prison-cell-shaped trouble, and a lot to work out. Bromance, no slash, and lots of whump.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 18 - Words: 81,523 - Reviews: 445 - Favs: 575 - Follows: 277 - Updated: 8/23/2013 - Published: 6/26/2013 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
The Tricoloured Dragon by jaqtkd reviews
The English King Uther is determined to bring Pagan Wales under his control and offers an alliance to the most reasonable of their princes. Balinor accepts his offer instantly and even offers a son and a ward to the king as security. It all seems far too good to be true. (Warning: Some nudity and minor adult themes in-line with this T rating)
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 17 - Words: 52,245 - Reviews: 209 - Favs: 146 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 8/17/2013 - Published: 8/1/2013 - Morgana, Merlin, Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere - Complete
The Rise of Emrys by Mrs. Bonner reviews
When Merlin mysteriously sets out alone on a perilous journey, King Arthur is left with many questions. But questions lead to answers, and perhaps Arthur has begun to ask the right ones. No slash.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 21 - Words: 18,444 - Reviews: 235 - Favs: 155 - Follows: 134 - Updated: 7/31/2013 - Published: 6/19/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - 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: 140 - Favs: 135 - Follows: 225 - Updated: 7/24/2013 - Published: 1/18/2013 - Arthur, Merlin
Loyal 'Til the End by misti4492 reviews
Camelot had fallen. Morgana was queen. Arthur knew these facts, but nothing worried him more than Merlin. Merlin, with golden eyes, captured during the attack, and who held dangerous knowledge of the elusive Emrys. Time was running out until Morgana found Emrys and went after Arthur. The King could only hope they could retake Camelot in time. Before his servant broke.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 108,156 - Reviews: 495 - Favs: 673 - Follows: 445 - Updated: 7/23/2013 - Published: 2/1/2013 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Until Forever Ends by OliveBranchStories reviews
Merlin's magic is revealed and he is not forgiven, but he doesn't leave. He tells himself he will protect himself and Camelot and Arthur and show everyone that he is not evil, even if it takes forever. But whilst Uther cannot get close enough to kill Merlin he knows someone who can. COMPLETED.
Merlin - Rated: M - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 24 - Words: 141,455 - Reviews: 247 - Favs: 237 - Follows: 199 - Updated: 7/14/2013 - Published: 12/27/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
The Escort by sneetchstar reviews
Princess Guinevere must travel to Camelot to meet the man to whom she is promised, escorted by a strange and intriguing knight. Took second place in the recent LJ Arwen fic challenge. Medieval AU. This is the full (better) version; I had to trim it to meet the word count requirement for the challenge.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,010 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 11 - Published: 4/21/2013 - Gwen/Guinevere, Arthur - Complete
Of Twisted Morals and Human Weaponry by BeyondTheStorm reviews
One month. It had been one month since Merlin had disappeared. When Arthur set out to find his missing servant, he hadn't had much of a plan, but he's pretty sure that getting kidnapped and being held for ransom by a morally imbalanced weapons dealer hadn't been part of it. *Friendship, no slash, eventual magic reveal*
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 26 - Words: 149,662 - Reviews: 1298 - Favs: 980 - Follows: 661 - Updated: 3/28/2013 - Published: 9/18/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
The Order of Avalon: The Emrys Quest by Stealth Dragon reviews
All Merlin ever wanted was to be a mechanic in peace without anyone giving him grief for the magic he was born with. But his life is flipped upside down when he is sucked into an epic adventure alongside the famous protectors of the realm, The Order of Avalon, as they set out in search of the mysterious Emrys. Magic, mechanical dragons and swashbuckling abounds. Steampunk AU, Gen.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 39,712 - Reviews: 215 - Favs: 335 - Follows: 98 - Updated: 3/13/2013 - Published: 3/4/2013 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Finding Merlin by Stealth Dragon reviews
Merlin has always looked out for Arthur. Now it's Arthur's turn to look out for Merlin. Modern fic. Reincarnation. Gen, friendship.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 26,896 - Reviews: 225 - Favs: 405 - Follows: 159 - Updated: 3/2/2013 - Published: 2/18/2013 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
The Dragon's Mark by Stealth Dragon reviews
A band of renegade druids kidnap Merlin in order to use a dragonlord gift he never knew he had against Camelot, and end up releasing the dragon within. Gen, friendship.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 16 - Words: 47,702 - Reviews: 381 - Favs: 520 - Follows: 203 - Updated: 2/12/2013 - Published: 1/26/2013 - Merlin, The Great Dragon/Kilgharrah - Complete
Arthur (Pendragon?) by Kitiara Raistlin reviews
Arthur wakes up one morning to find no one remembers who he is, or that Uthur ever even had a son. As he struggles to regain his identity he starts to wonder: does he really want to?
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 48,850 - Reviews: 351 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 1/30/2013 - Published: 9/28/2012 - Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere - Complete
None Goes His Way Alone by KCS reviews
Merlin has always thought that the sorcerer chooses the familiar; his new familiar begs to differ. Fix-it fic, of sorts, for events in the S5 finale. Epilogue - At Beltane, Merlin decides to use the Horn of Cathbhadh to make peace with his past - only to find that the one man he truly wants to speak with does not appear when he summons. Now added: Deleted Scenes.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 29,009 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 182 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 1/16/2013 - Published: 12/31/2012 - Merlin - 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: 113 - Favs: 395 - Follows: 227 - Updated: 1/6/2013 - Published: 11/26/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
The Drawing of the Light by Sita Z reviews
Violence couldn't conquer magic, but technology could. In a modern world in which sorcerers are controlled and enslaved, ten-year-old Merlin Emrys befriends his owner's son, Arthur. When Merlin's unusual powers are discovered, things begin to change for both boys.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,347 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 1/4/2013 - Published: 12/28/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Unbreakable by eight 0f hearts reviews
"Arthur hit Merlin." - Morgana's latest plot against Camelot will test Arthur and Merlin's friendship to the limit. Enchanted!Arthur, brotherliness, vaguely whumpish. - COMPLETE -
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 13 - Words: 52,365 - Reviews: 345 - Favs: 504 - Follows: 318 - Updated: 1/3/2013 - Published: 10/18/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
A Fresh Perspective by dr4g0ngrl reviews
De-aged!Merlin, Caring!Arthur, Caring!Knights, Reveal!Fic. If that doesn't say it all, Merlin is turned into a child by ex-druids bent on raising "Emrys" to be their weapon to free magic. Plot is actually just an excuse to write Merlin-as-a-kid fluff. SPOILERS for S4. Set during S4, after episode #whatever, when Elyan is ... you know.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 62,562 - Reviews: 583 - Favs: 2,684 - Follows: 757 - Updated: 11/26/2012 - Published: 9/3/2012 - 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: 97 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 11/3/2012 - Published: 10/30/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
The Tomb by Stealth Dragon reviews
There's a reason they say the Valley is cursed. Gen. Friendship. Merlin, Arthur and the knights.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Horror - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,663 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 271 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 10/31/2012 - Published: 10/24/2012 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
The Water Witch and the Black Dogs by Tipper reviews
A little tale of evil hags, black dogs, missing princes and estranged siblings, not necessarily in that order. When Gwaine accompanies Arthur, Merlin and the knights on a diplomatic mission to Mercia, he becomes an unwitting participant in a power struggle for Bayard's throne.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 69,616 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 164 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 10/9/2012 - Published: 9/22/2012 - Gwaine, Merlin - Complete
Unravelling Destiny by Loopstagirl reviews
Merlin was getting used to his life in Camelot. Then a threat as old as the prince himself rears its head once again and throws everything into chaos. Can Merlin protect his destiny, or is fate against him this time?
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 101,918 - Reviews: 219 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 9/16/2012 - Published: 5/6/2012 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
After Ealdor by finn1013 reviews
There's a fine line between good and evil, and Merlin wonders if he's crossed it. Angst. Missing scenes from 4.13, or AU within the episode itself. No slash.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 36,867 - Reviews: 366 - Favs: 544 - Follows: 226 - Updated: 7/31/2012 - Published: 5/18/2012 - Merlin, Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere, Gaius - Complete
Another Man's Shoes by CynicAlb reviews
Arthur's always cavalier about Merlin's duties as a servant, this gives him the chance to see what it's really like to be a servant.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 12,599 - Reviews: 150 - Favs: 206 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 5/12/2012 - Published: 3/11/2012 - 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: 24 - Favs: 308 - Follows: 52 - Published: 5/5/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
A Tale of Legendary Warlocks by sfsf reviews
Merlin's new life as Camelot's Court Sorcerer gets rather complicated with the arrival of a family of visiting nobles. Future!fic, companion to A Journey Destined A Journey Forgotten, but can be read as standalone. Spoilers for series 4
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 42,649 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 265 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 4/20/2012 - Published: 2/12/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
All the forgiven things by OliveBranchStories reviews
Merlin has magic, and Arthur knows. But Arthur also understands why he was never told, which makes him all the more surprised when Merlin tells him. One shot.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,861 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 155 - Follows: 21 - Published: 4/20/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
The Dance by sneetchstar reviews
Arthur and Gwen are ballroom dancing students, paired together for a challenge. AU, obviously.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,814 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/5/2012 - Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere - Complete
Bus Stop by sneetchstar reviews
A little Arwen Valentine.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,252 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/13/2012 - Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere - Complete
A Journey Destined, A Journey Forgotten by sfsf reviews
Arthur, Merlin and the knights end up in the future, where they discover many things are different. When an old enemy strikes, the only way for the future to survive is for the past to save it... Spoilers for series 4, Canon up to 4x09, AU from then on
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 18 - Words: 32,170 - Reviews: 188 - Favs: 401 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 2/12/2012 - Published: 1/6/2012 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Until the Day I Die by OneDarkandStormyNight reviews
"I told you once that I was happy to be your servant until the day I died. Now you know I wasn't lying." The king would have given anything if the beast had taken him instead of his friend...
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,028 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 201 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 1/7/2012 - Published: 10/17/2011 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Merlin: The Loneliest Hour by HighEmpress reviews
A plan to end all magic goes very wrong and Merlin pays the ultimate price. How will Arthur react to his magic now that he's gone? Can Merlin return from the dead and defeat Morgana? Inspired by S4. No slash. Reviews are gold!
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 25 - Words: 66,623 - Reviews: 227 - Favs: 301 - Follows: 144 - Updated: 10/25/2011 - Published: 8/9/2011 - Complete
The Lost by Ultra-Geek reviews
In the blink of an eye, Merlin goes from laughing in the halls of Camelot to lying on the ground, hurt and alone, in an unfamiliar, ruined castle. Now all he has to do is figure out what's happened.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 52,381 - Reviews: 844 - Favs: 1,721 - Follows: 567 - Updated: 9/29/2011 - Published: 5/1/2011 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Broken Hearts by SGE reviews
When Merlin starts to have overwhelming visions, can he continue to hide the truth from Arthur? And will Camelot survive when old enemies return to settle old debts? Sequel to If My Memory Serves Me Well. Post season 3 then AU. Canon pairings. No slash.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 20 - Words: 68,691 - Reviews: 168 - Favs: 202 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 8/28/2011 - Published: 8/7/2011 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
If My Memory Serves Me Well by SGE reviews
When Arthur rescues Merlin from a kidnapping, he brings a changed man back to Camelot. It's up to Gwen, Lancelot and Gwaine to set things right, but will any of them return from their quest the same? Ensemble, canon relationships, no slash. Set post-S3.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 34,229 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 217 - Follows: 124 - Updated: 7/31/2011 - Published: 3/6/2011 - Merlin, Gwen/Guinevere
World Shaking Down by Yesac reviews
You can't save the dying with words... and, yet, Balinor is still breathing. Arthur would know. He saw it. All of it. Including the part where *Merlin* did *magic*.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 42,759 - Reviews: 188 - Favs: 270 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 7/18/2011 - Published: 5/11/2011 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
On Matters of Trust by CalCurve reviews
When Camelot faces attack by a powerful sorcerer-king, Arthur must seek the only one who can save the kingdom. Unfortunately, Emrys doesn't want to be found. Set between seasons 2 and 3.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 29,676 - Reviews: 278 - Favs: 883 - Follows: 406 - Updated: 6/23/2011 - Published: 3/14/2010 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
The Foundling by Kiva Taliana reviews
Merlin has a rather odd accident; Gaius and Arthur are stretched to breaking point, while Merlin sees the world in a whole new light. Mainly fluff, with the odd shreds of angst and drama.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 20 - Words: 47,054 - Reviews: 350 - Favs: 692 - Follows: 285 - Updated: 5/4/2011 - Published: 10/17/2010 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Exaggerations and Overreactions by Ultra-Geek reviews
Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table are led to believe that Arthur is dead. Merlin doesn't take it very well. BAMF!Merlin
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,235 - Reviews: 195 - Favs: 1,529 - Follows: 167 - Published: 4/21/2011 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
The Next Seven Days by Ultra-Geek reviews
Arthur is told a series of events that will occur over the space of a week. The seventh day will end with magic returning to Camelot, ushered in by the warlock Emrys, either to save the kingdom or destroy it. Arthur has a plan, though. Sort of.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 9 - Words: 31,121 - Reviews: 675 - Favs: 2,031 - Follows: 428 - Updated: 4/14/2011 - Published: 3/25/2011 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
To Die by Sarruby reviews
His secret discovered, Merlin's punishment is yet unknown.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,934 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 447 - Follows: 52 - Published: 1/20/2011 - Arthur - Complete
Arthur's Silent Guardian by Sydelle Rein reviews
A powerful sorcerer named Emrys resides in Camelot, a silent guardian to Prince Arthur. But why would any sorcerer protect a Pendragon? Candun intends to find out, even if it means kidnapping the prince of Camelot as bait. No Slash! Sequel now posted!
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,196 - Reviews: 275 - Favs: 1,457 - Follows: 286 - Updated: 1/31/2010 - Published: 1/26/2010 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
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Payment in Gold reviews
In order to choose between her suitors, Arthur and Lancelot, Princess Guinevere sets them a quest-challenge. Meanwhile, Merlin struggles to survive as the only male in Camelot for a century whose magic is strong enough to earn him citizenship. If Arthur redeems Merlin's debts, will Merlin accompany him on his quest to repay him with 'gold' of another sort? (no slash!)
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 138,232 - Reviews: 211 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 8/20 - Published: 4/20 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
About Time reviews
Through it all, Arthur watches. Across the ages, through tears and screams, through smiles and exhaustion and blood, through friendship and consolation and love and more tears, through darkness and despair and the endless heavy cycle of seasons… After Camlann and while Merlin waits, Arthur watches. Part 2: Time Was - Merlin reacts and adjusts to Arthur's return. No slash.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 17,210 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 4/14 - Published: 9/11/2015 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Son of Poseidon reviews
Two princes from very different kingdoms set out to destroy the same monster threatening both their peoples. A high seas adventure, with a dash of Greek mythology for fun! Now adding Part 2: "Heir of Aetlantys" - Arthur will need the help of his unique friend to reclaim something stolen from him.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 120,954 - Reviews: 192 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 4/5 - Published: 9/14/2015 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Torr Badon reviews
"A vision, Merlin Emrys, to pass on to your king. War, here in the White Mountains... the red-and-gold emblem of Camelot... the white dragon spewing fire over the battlefield." Ten years of relative peace may be coming to an end... all prophecy must be fulfilled, sooner or later. Sequel to Vortigern's Tower and The Towers of Lionys. Canon pairings, no slash.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 126,110 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 2/3 - Published: 3/23/2015 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Kingdom Games reviews
Part 1: Uther declares a trial by combat, open to sorcerers or warriors, the winner to be named heir to the kingdom of Camelot. One sorcerer and one warrior will begin a new destiny. Part 2: Cenred challenges Uther to a second round of games, the winner to rule both kingdoms. Part 3: A third challenge, to anoint a high ruler over all Albion - the conclusion of destiny. AU!
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 32 - Words: 137,125 - Reviews: 270 - Favs: 161 - Follows: 90 - Updated: 1/30 - Published: 1/12/2014 - Arthur, Merlin, Gwaine - Complete
Blood Brothers reviews
A detective and his not-quite-human partner. A stormy night, a tiny hotel room, and an existential crisis... just might change the terms of this relationship. No slash! Modern A/U, no magic.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 8 - Words: 46,007 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 1/21 - Published: 3/27/2015 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Angel reviews
"He didn't jump, he was pushed..." A funeral interrupted by a cryptic message. Suicide or murder? To find the answers and bring the murderer to justice, Arthur will also need to find, and trust, the street kid known as 'Angel' - and earn his trust in return. Modern A/U, no magic, no slash.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 61,057 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 1/6 - Published: 11/22/2015 - Arthur, Merlin, Gwen/Guinevere - Complete
Possibility reviews
"It was me who used magic to cure Gwen's father!" Arthur's excuse for Merlin's abrupt and illogical confession - "He's in love" - serves to clear his manservant... temporarily. "You think because I made the excuse for you, I didn't realize it was just that – an excuse?" Reveal fic, in-canon.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,321 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 152 - Follows: 116 - Updated: 11/19/2015 - Published: 11/8/2015 - Arthur, Merlin, Gaius - Complete
Destiny's Pet reviews
Part 1 - the mistress keeps a monster in the pit of her dungeon. Part 2 - the matron knows everything that happens on her cell block. Part 3 - Wyrda trains two pups to fight as a pair. A satirical treatise on the heartlessness of destiny in fictional form, featuring Merlin's 'loved and lost'.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Parody - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,293 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 11/4/2015 - Published: 10/26/2015 - Complete
To Carry the Fire reviews
Battle, loss, betrayal, magic... Arthur has experienced all of them. Facing Morgana and the Saxons in Camlann at the head of his knights, he remembers the fire of that pain again... while Merlin feels a different fire entirely. Begins in canon, a Camlann alternative. No slash, reveal!fic.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,453 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 10/23/2015 - Published: 10/19/2015 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Refined by Fire reviews
It began, as any shift in destiny did, with a choice - run and hide, or stay and fight. And because Merlin chose to stand still, his destiny and Arthur's - and others' - took a sharp right turn. Discovered by the knights, arrested by Arthur, Merlin faces Uther's questioner and judgment... Gold is, after all, refined in the flames... Mid-season 3 in-canon reveal.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 153,157 - Reviews: 406 - Favs: 233 - Follows: 204 - Updated: 9/7/2015 - Published: 6/10/2015 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
The Towers of Lionys reviews
By Uther's command, Arthur must choose a wife and marry before the end of the year. Their first visit is to Lionys, but danger seems to have followed them, or anticipated their arrival. Will it be love in the air for Arthur (for Merlin?) - or just arrows? No slash, canon pairings. Sequel to Vortigern's Tower/The More Things Change.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 27 - Words: 172,073 - Reviews: 173 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 3/24/2015 - Published: 8/19/2014 - Arthur, Merlin, Gwen/Guinevere, Freya - Complete
The More Things Change reviews
Having raised Aithusa in Ealdor for five years, Merlin the former druid is now ready to join his friends in Camelot and discover what destiny might have in store for all of them... Intermission collection of stories following seasons 1 and 2, A/U of Vortigern's Tower.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 24 - Words: 150,128 - Reviews: 165 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 8/19/2014 - Published: 6/15/2014 - Merlin, Arthur, Morgana - Complete
The Memory of Trees reviews
Arthur would rise again, when he was needed. How long? It didn't matter. Merlin waited. "So many were slaughtered waiting for Emrys. I know you know how that feels. Waiting. While people die. I curse you, Emrys, do you hear me? To an eternity of useless tormented waiting!" Then in one moment, she put forth the charm... Post-series canon, ref. Tennyson's "Merlin and Vivien."
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,272 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/8/2014 - Merlin, Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere - Complete
Vortigern's Tower reviews
The warlord Uther Pendragon has one last enemy to conquer before claiming the king's crown, and Arthur is determined to do his part in spite of his youth. The hill known as Dinas Emrys controls the valley, the key to the kingdom of Camelot. There is, however, the question of the druid boy Merlin and where his loyalties lie... there is no victory without sacrifice. A/U!
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 85,957 - Reviews: 199 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 6/15/2014 - Published: 5/12/2014 - Merlin, Arthur, Uther, The Great Dragon/Kilgharrah - Complete
The Artorius Blade reviews
The once and future court of Camelot has faced and defeated challenges of the 21st century. But will the past come back to haunt them? Merlin answers a plea for help from someone he knew years ago, while Arthur deals with a too-good-to-be-true offer from someone who wants Camelot's assets... all of them. Sequel to "A Once and Future Destiny" and "The Emrys Strain".
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 125,134 - Reviews: 309 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 5/8/2014 - Published: 3/24/2014 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
A Once and Future Destiny reviews
Arthur stood as if frozen in time, as if the ceiling had dropped down, or he'd been hit over the head with a … tree branch, or… "Don't you know who I am?" he blurted. "Don't you remember me?" Merlin concluded shortly, "Nope." If Destiny has returned the once and future court of Camelot to the world, what does it mean that Merlin doesn't - or won't - remember them?
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 63,930 - Reviews: 304 - Favs: 385 - Follows: 178 - Updated: 4/15/2014 - Published: 11/27/2013 - Arthur, Leon, Merlin, Gwen/Guinevere - Complete
The Emrys Strain reviews
"I don't believe Mordred is the mastermind of the attack. Someone else is responsible. Someone with funding and connections…" The once and future court of Camelot is reconvened in the 21st Century, with new objectives... and new enemies. Sequel to A Once and Future Destiny.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 83,969 - Reviews: 270 - Favs: 171 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 3/24/2014 - Published: 1/4/2014 - Arthur, Merlin, Gwen/Guinevere, Gwaine - Complete
The Day in Crystal reviews
I opened my eyes to see a tangle of blue-lit crystal. The future was beautiful, and it was terrible, and I could not allow it to come to pass, not like that. I knew what would happen, and I knew where to be. I knew what not to do. If this was my second chance, I was determined that Arthur would have one as well. A new direction for ep.5.13 "The Diamond of the Day".
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 5 - Words: 27,178 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 3/22/2014 - Published: 3/2/2014 - Merlin, Arthur, Gaius, Morgana - Complete
Royally Disired reviews
I opened my mouth to say, There can be no place for magic in Camelot, and found I couldn't. Here, in the sacred grove, my magic humming in my veins in tune to the life all around, much more than itself, I could not utter the lie. Accept magic? Or let Mordred die? Maybe the choice was a trap, and the trick was finding the right path. A new direction for episode 5.5 "The Disir".
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,539 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 48 - Published: 2/12/2014 - Merlin, Arthur, Mordred - Complete