Late fall 2014 I was going through a dark period and I read nearly 50k+ words of Merthur fic a day. So because someone asked (whybecauselogic) long ago, and because I appreciate these works so much for haven gotten me through that time, here’s my merthur rex. Most are novels! Happy FFWA, all you writers out there!
(gif is not mine found it on google but no link to original)
words: 46,843 | rating: explicit | genre: romance summary: After the disastrous end of his betrothal to Gwen and the regret of his offer to Princess Mithian, Arthur swears off finding a wife until he’s ready to wed. When Merlin offers himself to Arthur as bedmate, Arthur suggests they hand-fast in secret for a single year of mutual pleasure without obligation. As their year together unfolds, and secrets and betrayals unravel around them, Arthur and Merlin learn there is no such thing as uncomplicated pleasure. Everything they thought they knew can change in the span of a single year.
words: 51,464 | rating: explicit | genre: romance/est relationship summary: After Merlin goes missing, Arthur forges new alliances to repel a deadly threat to Camelot. Nothing will stop Arthur from finding Merlin, and nothing will stop Merlin from protecting Arthur – no matter the cost.
words: 33,448 | rating: explicit | genre: romance summary: Arthur opened his eyes a minute later to the sight of seven magpies streaking across the top of the clearing, their shapes dark against the white clouds and the muted grey of the sky. He tried to remember what it was that seven magpies meant—he’d had a nurse who had sung the rhyme to him as a child—but couldn’t. Arthur wakes up somewhere he doesn’t recognise, but where he clearly belongs.
words: 73,565 | rating: general | genre: friendship/romance summary: In which Arthur is out of sorts. His manservant leaves a lot to be desired, Morgana is scary, Merlin’s ‘luck’ is becoming too noticeable, his knights need to learn some lessons, and they’re beginning to act very strangely. Arthur blames Merlin.
Merlin has lived for almost longer than he can remember. He works day-to-day in a coffee shop, when one day the magic in the air shifts and the lake of Avalon boils. The Once and Future King is returning.
It could have been the classic scene: Running into each other, knocking coffee over, buying the bloke a fresh coffee and with a bit of luck, getting laid. But then the girl had pulled Merlin’s jeans up and revealed an artificial leg.
I decided to start COMPLETELY OVER because SOMEONE *glares at youtube* deleted it! But….I like this one better anyways LOL. I’ve been piecing this together over the last month or so, trying to find the perfect clip for each scene, and I’m very proud of this!!
AND THIS IS MY FIRST MERLIN VID IN OVER 2 YEARS ; w ;
How about a reincarnation au where merlin used to pick forget-me-nots for arthur every time he went to gather herbs (as a joke of course) and once arthur comes back the first thing he does is go out and buy some for merlin ;u;
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Hi, I can't remember a fic but maybe you know it. It's a reincarnation story where Arthur dies in each lifetime but Merlin stays alive and Merlin tampers with his memory to forget about him but when Arthur reincarnates he always finds Merlin and once they see each other Merlin remembers but one time when Arthur finds Merlin he doesn't remember and it takes Arthur a bit of time to make him remember also if it helps the last time Arthur died or was a motorcycle accident. Hope you find it! Thanks!
Hiya anon! That reminds me of Dandelion by tinylilremus.
Summary: The routine has been the same for centuries: Arthur begins a new life in wherever they are in time, he and Merlin meet, Merlin’s memory spell lifts, Arthur’s memories eventually flood back, the idiot has a chuckle at his expense, hugs him senseless and then cries for a bit when it hits him that Arthur’s really with him again. After that they pick up from where they left off until Arthur’s life in that time ends and it all starts again in his next life.
Except this time, when Merlin’s memory spell proves too strong to be lifted simply by their meeting, Arthur is forced to win Merlin over the hard way: with small-talk and dandelions.
I know that most reincarnation fics focus on Merlin and Arthur when they’re older, but right now I’m stuck on the idea of tiny toddler Arthur out with (both!! BOTH!!) his parents, having a blast doing whatever, and he sees Hunith walking by with tiny baby Merlin and he’s like “oh!!! Oh! There you are, Merlin, about time I found you. Hunith I can hold him can’t I?? See, he likes me– whoops, no, I caught him, haha. That was close” and Hunith is just like who on earth is this kid
In which Arthur is contacted by an annoyingly good-looking loony called Merlin who keeps trying to convince him that he is the legendary King Arthur. Arthur would tell the idiot to leave him alone but he really is easy on the eyes…