good, fluffy, explicit, canon-era fics? :)
Wounded in the Line of Duty
Arthur returns from months away at war and Merlin is very pleased to see him, if you know what I mean - shameless PWP is utterly shameless.
And None But We Can Be Such Kings
Merlin really was the court idiot. Was this what the Dragon had meant by halves of a whole?
The Accidental Seduction
Arthur’s a bit dim and a prank goes horribly awry, but in the end this works out to the benefit of all involved.
A Lesson in Serving
Arthur decides Merlin needs a lesson in how to serve his master.
These Private Hours
During the day, King Arthur and Court Sorcerer Merlin belong to the world. In the time between first and second sleep, they belong to each other. Originally for the kinkmeme prompt: Arthur/Merlin, segmented sleep http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segmented_sleep [the relevant bit from Wikipedia: Segmented sleep, divided sleep, bimodal sleep pattern and interrupted sleep are modern Western terms for a polyphasic or biphasic sleep pattern found in medieval and early modern Europe and many non-industrialised societies today, where the night’s sleep is divided by one or more periods of wakefulness.]
Arthur and Merlin visit Hunith for Yule. It couldn’t go well, really, could it.
Until Morning Light
The citadel is coldest during Midwinter vigil, but warmth comes in many forms on that magical night.
There is warmth to be found, even on the coldest, darkest days.
Until The World Gives In
Summary: During a midwinter storm, Merlin reveals one too many secrets. Arthur learns the truth hurts a lot more than the lies — especially coming from someone who is a bit more than a friend and a little less of an idiot and a whole lot more than Arthur’s ever given him credit for.
The Weight of Words
Summary: Arthur knows how to use words just as well as Merlin, and he knows about the magic.
Coming of Age
Summary: ”An orgy. The celebrations for Arthur’s 21st birthday were a three-day orgy.”
Summary: Deep in the woods in the frozen heart of winter, a careless comment leads to a redefinition of Arthur’s relationship with his manservant.
Summary: Merlin waits for Arthur’s return one winter’s night.
The Great Winter
Summary: It’s the Little Ice Age. OR. The Great Winter, when the Pendragon’s are forced to bed down for a month under furs until the weather is warm again. Arthur’s only seen the Great Winter in babyhood. Now, he must find a proper Royal Bedwarmer to share his Winter’s rest with.
Can you dig really deep for some Merthur fic where one is oblivious or in denial and the other pining, high school and without too much outside stuff. I like giselleflash and such. So heartwrenching pining that includes fluff...but I've read most of all the stuff like that. Please something reaaaally piny with "oh he'll never like me"-ish thoughts.
HMMMMM. I don’t think any of these meet the intense want you’re describing, but hopefully they help. There’s also this list.
and now the wait is over
wherein merlin is jealous of sophia and there is schoolboy pining.
Be What You Feel
Merlin is a juvenile delinquent who doesn’t do good boys, and Arthur is the best boy of them all. But Arthur wants Merlin, and Arthur always gets what he wants. High school AU.
Out of Body
Finding out that his best friend is gay shouldn’t be a big deal. But then, catching Merlin wanking to gay porn shouldn’t turn Arthur on, either. With his plans for uni in shambles and his position on the high school footie team lost to injury, Arthur’s determined not to disappoint his father any further. Running away from Merlin seems like the easiest thing to do, but his denial might cost him everything.
And margurite26 suggested you try these out:
40 Days and 40 Fights
High school AU. In which Arthur is (a) the best captain that the volleyball team has seen in ages, (b) too handsome for his own good, and also (c) decidedly not gay; although Merlin agrees with the first two, he’s willing to bet that (c) is open for discussion.
So Are You to Me
American high school AU, the gang take a weekend trip up to Arthur’s lake house after graduation and amidst a weekend of booze and general debauchery, Arthur is forced to confront his feelings about his best friend.
To the Syntax of Things
First kiss in the toilet of the school. Denial as usual.
And you can check out the High School Merlin Livejournal community.