merlin and mithian

do u ever think about how great BBC Merlin could have been if Arthur had gone through with killing Uther in S2 tho

–Arthur would have repealed the ban on magic immediately
–Merlin would have released Kilgharrah without the clusterfuck that followed
–Morgana would have been free to learn under Morgause’s tutelage with Arthur’s blessing
–Balinor would have returned to Hunith and called Aithusa from her egg and taught Merlin how to be a true Dragonlord
–Lancelot would have returned to Camelot to become a knight now that his honour allowed him to name Merlin as his accomplice in killing the griffin
–then Merlin would have been made Court Sorcerer without only his and Gaius’ word on all the things he has done
–then Gwen would have married Lancelot because Arthur’s not a fucking idiot, there’s only so much you can get away with when you killed your own father to take his throne
–Cenred would probably still been an antagonist but without strength - cause if Morgause supported a Morgana that wasn’t totally batshit, and still loved Arthur, Morgause wouldn’t have touched Cenred with a rusty flagpole and he wouldn’t have been confident enough to go to war with Camelot
–Other magic-users would have flocked to Camelot to get away from the persecution of other kingdoms that still upheld the ban eg. Mordred, Alator, Alice
–Agravaine would have been the world’s biggest arse licker but pretty harmless with it, and would probably have married Morgana to Arthur’s undying mortification
–All our beloved RT knights would have eventually made their way to Camelot to pledge themselves to Arthur, including Tristan AND Isolde
–Arthur would have so many magical supporters tho fucking seriously, it would have been easy as anything for him to unite the 5 Kingdoms and become the High King of Albion, without too much bloodshed and without getting shanked by Mordred who would have trained under Merlin, Morgana and Morgause

and last but most important of all:

Arthur, not being a complete tosser and recognising the need for an heir even though he acknowledges Merlin is his true love, would have married Princess Mithian - and the two of them would have been having happy threesomes with Merlin, the King’s soul mate, until she died of old age.

Whereupon Arthur would have left the Crown and Kingdom to a beloved, well-trained son, and happily gone to Avalon with Merlin, immortal and inseparable until the end of time, safe in the knowledge that their glorious destiny had actually been fulfilled.

 Not that I’m still salty about it or anything…
A Laud for a Witch - Cerch - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Merlin (TV)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Elena/Mithian (Merlin)
Characters: Elena (Merlin), Mithian (Merlin)
Additional Tags: Witches, Alternate Universe - Fairy Tale, Getting Back Together, Mutual Pining, Ritual Sex, Winter

Half a millennia ago Elena became the Witch of the Forest and Mithian became the Witch of the Winds instead of just Elena and Mithian who loved each other. But Mithian made a promise - and Elena intends to hold her to it.

ok so i ship damn near everything but i am totally here for canon!arthian (arthur/mithian) and canon!merthian (merlin/mithian) too

HEAR ME OUT: this drop-dead gorgeous gal shows up and naturally, arthur’s like holy shit i am so unworthy aren’t we all arthur but tries so hard to be a smooth operator, but mithian’s leagues ahead of him. her flirt game is strong. she’s prepared to win his heart for the sake of uniting their kingdoms aka let arthur think he’s being absolutely charming–but the thing is? 

mithian genuinely thinks arthur is adorable. his fail!attempts at seducing her or romancing her, and the fact that this happening, she can clearly see him. she knows arthur is awkward as fuck and when he’s being a pain, and it doesn’t deter her. that was SOLID chemistry between them i will fight u okay

and THEN, there’s merlin. a nobody servant, not even the person mithian should be paying attention to, but she notices merlin. she notices the influence merlin has to arthur and points that out to merlin, tries to charm him. tries to flatter him a little. tries to get on his good side. mithian COMMENTS on the mistreat of merlin, even if it seems playful at the time, she really does care about what’s happening to him. she’s a goddamn princess and the heir to a whole kingdom–why the hell should she care about a lowly servant? BECAUSE MERLIN’S IMPORTANT. HE HAS IMPORTANCE. SHE CAN SEE THAT.

AND THEN, we get into s5. by then, merlin and mithian are comfortable with each other (i was screaming internally at merlin leading her trembling and crying in front of arthur and gwen–any servant could have walked her, hell, gaius is the physician and more of a fatherly figure, BUT IT WAS MERLIN. I THINK THAT’S AN INDICATOR THAT SHES COMFORTABLE WITH HIM.) mithian comes to merlin, or rather tries to, about old!morgana–she trusted HIM, she tried to TELL him. she feels guilty as fuck for him getting the head-wound. IM JUST SAYING BUT IM LOVING THEIR FEELS TOO.

Arthur leans in and presses his lips to Merlin’s.

It’s nothing like kissing Gwen, or Mithian, or any other girl before.

It’s not fireworks, or flashing lights, or orchestras striking up. Nothing so dramatic as that.

It’s simply like coming home.

Fic: If She Stays (Elena/Mithian)

title: If She Stays
author: me! (@emjayelle)
fandom: Merlin
pairing: Elena/Mithian
rating: Teen+
word count: 3.5K
content: canon!AU (of sort), fairytale!AU, curse, curse breaking

summary: There is a fairyland inside Elena, and there she goes when she sleeps, and there she stays when she doesn’t wake, and there she meets Mithian who always wants to dance.

note: here’s the fic I wrote for merlin_hols! a little mishmash of Sleeping Beauty and Twelve Dancing Princesses and two girls who fall in love & break each other’s curse. Hope you enjoy!


Also! The fest actually had three other amazing Elena/Mithian fics this year–including my wonderful wonderful gift–and I recommend them wholeheartedly if you enjoy the pairing:

At The Turn of the Wheel, by ingberry (modern day witches!)
Just Stand Still, by moondustings (modern day café & holidays)
A Laud for a Witch, by Cerch (fairytale witches) <— My wonderful gift!!!


Merlin Themed sketch bundle featuring some character sheet sketches of Elena and Mithian and a Merthur sketch I was thinking of cleaning up and making a full image.

I have been reading a few ElenaxMithian fanfics recently (largely theladyragnell’s fics) and I have slowly fallen in love with the pairing. So I have been sketching them to try and figure out how to draw them so I can draw pictures of them together.

The Suitor

written by bravenclawesome for cawlinmorgan, runner-up for me and colinmorfan’s october botm! You asked for ‘canon era + a ball’, and so I shall deliver.

G | Merthur + mentioned Elena/Mithian | 639 words

Arthur was sure he had never seen so many people dancing in one room. The ball was in full swing; everywhere he looked, there were beautiful women wearing the finest silk, velvet, and lace of all the colours he could possibly imagine, and men wearing their best tunics decorated with ornate symbols and emblems. Normally, Arthur wore Pendragon red to special occasions, but Merlin had advised him to don a blue tunic instead, as it apparently brought out his eyes.

Perhaps Merlin was right after all, Arthur thought, as he caught the admiring looks being cast his way from the ladies in the room. Of course, his attire was not the only reason for their flirtatious glances. It was the night of Arthur’s coming-of-age, and Uther had decided to host this ball to find him a suitor.

Arthur had not yet asked anyone to dance with him; he merely stood to the side, observing. Every now and again his eyes would drift to Merlin, who was standing in a corner with a tray of drinks. Arthur only managed to stifle his laugh as he saw Merlin try to adjust his ridiculous feathered hat with one hand while the tray balanced precariously in the other. Honestly, the fact that he got to see Merlin in this get-up made up for all his incompetence as his manservant.

“Are you not in the mood for dancing, my lord?” said a voice. Arthur’s gaze snapped away from Merlin to a girl with white-blonde hair, dressed in a layered yellow gown.

Caught off guard by her sudden appearance and forwardness, Arthur could only manage, “I – er – ”

The girl rolled her eyes. “Come on!” she cajoled, and before Arthur could reply, she grabbed his hand and pulled him into the throng in a rather unladylike fashion, breaking all the rules of dance etiquette he had ever known. “Dance with me! I’m Princess Elena, by the way.”

“I don’t want to – ” Arthur began, but just then, the musicians began a new song, and he was forced to dance with her. The other princesses in the room had turned to look, some of them with sneering expressions of jealousy, others with crushing disappointment. Arthur looked helplessly back to the corner where Merlin was standing, and found his manservant openly laughing at him. He could see the twinkle in those blue eyes even from across the room.

“The ladies are all very beautiful, don’t you think?” said Elena as they clasped each other by the elbow and stepped in time to the music. “Especially Princess Mithian – just look at her in that gown!”

Arthur looked at her with amusement. “Shouldn’t you be focusing my attention on you? Surely, if you are to be my suitor, you would not be drawing my gaze to the other princesses.”

“Oh, I have no interest in marrying you,” Elena explained, releasing his arm and sliding closer as they performed the next move of the dance. “I have as much interest in men as you do in women – that is to say, none at all.”

Arthur would have choked if not for the fact that so many people were watching; he and Elena were now facing each other, with his arm around her waist and her hand on his shoulder. “H-how did you know?” he whispered, knowing that only she could hear him in such close proximity.

The corner of Elena’s lip quirked up. “I saw you looking at your manservant, and knew then and there that you only have eyes for him.”

Arthur was struck dumb. Elena’s face broke into a grin at his silent confirmation.

Pretending to kiss Arthur’s cheek, she leaned in to whisper in his ear, “I know this breaks all the rules, but I think you should dance with him. Show the women they don’t stand a chance.”

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C'mere Merlin has pretty much died off on my dash and I’m really sad that means the fandom is kind of disappearing since the show ended the way it did a few ears back…so pls pls reblog/like this if you reblog

-Anything BBC Merlin

-Arthurian legend in general

-Literally any non-incestuous ship past that I’ll ship anything

-Esp Merlin/Arthur though I won’t lie

I’ll almost definitely follow you, especially if you write fic!

UPDATE: Due to the large amount of notes this post got, sorry but there’s no way I can follow over 100 new people! My dash would be clogged and nothing but Merlin. I’m leaving this up in case any of you want to follow each other but there’s not really much point liking/reblogging at this stage! Sorry guys.

30 Days Of Merlin

Day 5: Favourite Guest Star: Mithian

One thing I’ve learned since being here is that Arthur values your opinion above almost all others. Even if he’d be the last person to admit it

Among all Arthur’s suitors, Mithian is the only one I’ve never despised. She showed respect for Merlin and she didn’t impose her presence. I think she would have been a great Queen and that Arthur and her would have been a nice couple