After Arthur’s death, Merlin keeps having the same nightmare
every night, in which Arthur laughs in his face without pity. This makes
Merlin unable to forgive himself for letting the love of his life die.
Arthur as the newest addition to the force, fiercely protective of DI Merlin Emrys - who is more than capable of taking care of himself.
I couldn’t get the idea out of my head so I had to draw it haha… I imagined Merlin as this super smart, sort of troubled officer who got the job really young and Arthur as freshly graduated, young and eager and totally smitten with Merlin!
I’m sorry but awkward!Arthur just pushes all my buttons plus it’s funnier if you think Uther already knows and loves Arthur anyway and then has to listen to Arthur compare himself to linguini or something
The Sidewalks of New York ➝ A Merthur AU fanfiction. [ AO3 | FF ]
Rating: M Word Count: 161.2K
New York City, 1925. Jazz, flappers, parties, and violence. In the midst of Prohibition, crime boss Arthur Pendragon and his gang, the Knights of the Round Table, arrive from London to open a speakeasy in Chelsea. Fearing they’ll lose their hold on Manhattan’s West Side, the Black Kings send Merlin Emrys to spy on the Knights. The two gangs quickly become rivals, and there is no place for love in war.
I had to stay in bed for the last couples of days because of pneumonia, and decided to pass the time watching Merlin all over again and reading all the classic fanfics because they’re all kinds of great. I really miss this dorky show and its fandom :’(