modern day merthur

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modern day merthur - in which arthur shows off his prowess in the kitchen and merlin takes a bit of a cheap shot (but it’s okay, because merlin is still sleep-fuzzy and warm and arthur managed to keep the kitchen flame-free this time) // for moey 

Arthur has changed since Camelot. He once was a great leader who cared about his kingdom. But now that Arthur has his memories back, Merlin doubts Arthur.

Merlin knows that there’s a reason Arthur’s returned after this many centuries. If only Arthur trusted him.

 Arthur wasn’t sure it Merlin was lying to him about his destiny after all.

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Week Four of themerlinartsfest2015 – Prompt – Song – Pompeii by Bastille.

And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Great clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above

But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You’ve been here before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

Merlin and Arthur fell in love as teenagers in Camelot. Merlin knew that Arthur was destined to be the once and future king of Camelot. He also knew that the laws were very strict about magic users in Camelot. If Uther found out that Merlin had magic, he would be ostracized from the country that he loved.

Unfortunately, Merlin was arrested as a magic user after using his powers to save a child from drowning. The laws in Camelot were very clear. No one with magic shall be allowed to live. The rules now allowed a death sentence to be translated into a banishment from Camelot. Even a pardon from the courts couldn’t change this rule.

Arthur tried desperately to save his love from being condemned to leave the only home he had ever known. He would never see Giaus or Hunith again unless they travelled out of the country. Merlin’s fledgling medical practice would be shuttered and closed. Worst of all, Merlin and Arthur were never to see each other again.

Arthur appealed to his father for leniency and compassion. Merlin has used his magic for the good of the people. He wasn’t a dark wizard with plans to destroy their country. But Uther’s stance on magic never wavered even as he told Arthur he would lose his right to succession if he chose to leave with Merlin.

Merlin knew there was only one choice. He had to leave Camelot alone and leave everything and everyone he loved because Arthur was destined to be the once and future King that was prophesied in the ancient magic books. If he stayed Uther would banish his own son as well. 

But if you close your eyes,Does it almost feel like Nothing changed at all?

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Merlin Modern Day MI6 operatives

Arthur and Merlin are operatives for MI6 working on project Avalon. They travel the world together Arthur as the brawn and jetsetter born into the Pendragon dynasty as his cover while Merlin, a wizard with computers, acts as Arthur’s best friend and co-partier.

Of course, the attraction between the two spies is palpable. When they are in the room together, they seem to only have eyes for each other.

Merlin befriends Arthur knowing the outcome as it’s the same response the last five lifetimes. Arthur doesn’t remember being King. Arthur doesn’t remember Camelot. Arthur does not want to listen to a word Merlin says.

Why would this time be any different?

But maybe … maybe Arthur starts to remember tiny pieces… but he doesn’t want to tell Merlin the truth… he’d rather lie.