Hey Aeren, Do you have recs for angsty Merthur? Am In the mood to read some heavy angst and cry my heart out (lol) Thanks in advance! XOXO
Hi there friend! those are some of my favorites, being Such Fractured Shadows the number one :)
Such Fractured Shadows Lionel is the first, approaching Merlin one late summer afternoon as the sun slants through the dust in the stables and turns the air into heavy fire.
Save You A highly contagious and deadly sickness spread through the kingdom of Camelot. When Merlin comes down with the first symptoms, King Arthur has to make a choice: his kingdom or his lover.
When It Burns When a curse causes Arthur to see Merlin die dozens of different ways every day, he struggles to maintain his knowledge of what’s real and what isn’t. Somehow he must protect his sanity while governing his kingdom.
Rheged Post S5 (AU); canon to the end of S4 & part of the way through S5. Gwen and Arthur have been married for several years, Merlin’s magic has been revealed and Arthur has now reached a kind of cold peace with it. Then a delegation arrives from a kingdom based on magic, and suddenly Destiny is starkly and ruthlessly to the fore. The question is should - can - it be avoided?
Of Faith and Hope and Love To lose a manservant once may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose him twice looks like carelessness. When Merlin vanishes in the mines of Kemeray, Arthur’s search for him uncovers decades of secrets and betrayals. But the sudden appearance of a baby white dragon bodes well for Albion, for Merlin and Arthur, and for the land that they will build together.
The Gravest of Miracles If there was one thing Arthur Pendragon was never without, it was a mood.
Something Borrowed When Merlin proposes to his sister, Arthur knows nothing will ever be the same between them, and he can live with that. He won’t be happy about it, but even if he’s loved Merlin for years, he’s not going to stand up at their wedding shouting, “I object,” not when it won’t do him any good. And then the stag night happens.
Pianos are Made for Falling Arthur is a world class violinist, trapped in Sydney, Australia, by his fear of flying. In the wake of a mediocre concert, vicious critics and with barely a month to go before his next (hopefully reputation-saving) recital, Arthur is almost at breaking point. When his accompanist, Morgana, breaks her wrist in a car accident, Arthur is more or less doomed. And the story begins, when the Maestro at the conservatoire, Gaius Stresemann, recommends his protege Merlin Emrys to step in. Merlin, who plays by ear, as he pleases and really just wants to be a kindergarten teacher.
The Things He Never Knew Where Uther discovers Merlin’s magic and Arthur isn’t around to save him.
the good times are killing me In which the boys pretend to still be together for Christmas (and there is more than one kind of charade).
The Wasting Game Merlin stops eating. No-one notices, and then someone does.
Time Forward While still at uni, Arthur Pendragon meets two people who become his best friends. He falls in love with one of them… but marries the other. This isn’t his story to tell; it’s Merlin’s. And Merlin will always remember that he met Arthur first.