Merlin and Arthur live together and work together as veterinary surgeons in the Yorkshire Dales. Arthur’s a throw back; Merlin’s a tease, but they love each other and it works. When they give up something very important just to appease local gossips, however, it damages their relationship. One cold November day, things come to a head.
Arthur agreed to organize their wedding on his own and on a tight budget under one condition: Merlin will only see him again on the day of their wedding.
Will Arthur be able to do it? To keep the budget? To think of everything? And in a way that Merlin will like, too?
Will Merlin be able not to freak and interfere?
The fluffiest wedding fic ♥
Arthur’s dream was a run away and be a farmer. And sometimes an idiotic manservant with a secret for performing sorcery is the only one who can make him realize it.
PLOT: When a sorceress casts a whammy on Arthur, Merlin intercepts it, and secrets come tumbling out.
RATING: NC-17 (Arthur/Merlin, canon-verse)
#words count: #2k
Arthur had already risen to his feet and he turned to Merlin with a familiar look of concern on his face, the one he always had when he was about to begin lecturing Merlin about staying out of the way. But there was something different this time, and as Merlin swayed toward Arthur, struggling to contain this odd compulsion to spill forth every secret he’d ever possessed, he saw Arthur’s eyes widen, and then —
PLOT: It’s the day of their anniversary and Merlin believes that Arthur will spend the day with him, but Arthur sends Merlin away for the day, without telling Merlin what he has planned. Merlin is hurt but ses the logic, but what has Arthur really planned for the two of them?
RATING: PG (Arthur/Merlin, canon-verse)
#words count: 6k
Arthur turned around and looked at Merlin, who still gazed out of the window, and Arthur couldn’t stop the sigh. Merlin had zoned out a lot lately, and Arthur just wanted to go over there and put his arms around him, like he did in his chambers when Merlin zoned out, but he couldn’t, not with so many people in the room and in clear view.
PLOT: Gwaine’s new valet has a colourful past, one’s that got to appeal to Gwaine’s sense of the outrageous. But no sooner has the relationship between master and servant solidified that it’s threatened by a seemingly harmless Christmas party invitation.
RATING: NC-17 (Arthur/Merlin, historical)
“Well, I’m going to shock you now,” Merlin says, extending the book towards him. “Teach me.”
“Teach you?” Arthur asks, not sure what exactly Merlin wants him to instruct him on.
“Yeah,” Merlin says, his grip on the book visibly tightening. “How to read the harder words, how…” Merlin ducks his head. “You’re busy or sleepy or… Never mind me.”
Arthur clamps an arm around Merlin’s bicep. “I don’t have much to teach. As a boy I much preferred outdoor sports and I’m not as well read as Cousin Morgana. But I did receive a good education thanks to my station. That is at your service.”
PLOT: An ambush leaves Prince Arthur imprisoned and stranded on the very edge of the known world. There he meets a strange boy with an even stranger power - which may be enough to save them both.
RATING: PG (Arthur/Merlin, canon!AU)
"You didn’t have to punch me," the stranger said reproachfully.
“Well, you didn’t have to attack me,” Arthur shot back.
“I was trying to help you, you prat,” he said.
“And how was I supposed to know that?”
That seemed to shut the guy up. He scowled, and then did something even weirder. His expression smoothed out, mouth stretched into a grin. “True.”
PLOT: When the King had left, Merlin waited for a few tense minutes –it wouldn’t be unusual for Arthur to return in a sudden fit of temper- then he thought the door locked. The moment he heard the clicking sound, Merlin deflated, sinking down to the floor and burying his face in his hands.
RATING: NC-15 (Arthur/Merlin, canon-verse)
#words count: 7k
Can’t you forgive? After all these years, can’t you forgive him?
“It’s not so easy, Mother.”
PLOT: Merlin gets a new job at the Pendragon mansion: He is supposed to care for the horses and keep the stables clean. He doesn’t really care about the Pendragons and doesn’t spend a lot of time in the mansion, so he has no idea what Arthur Pendragon actually looks like. One day he catches Arthur feeding an apple to one of the horses and mistaking him for the new stable boy, he starts lecturing him about slacking off and orders him to muck out the stable.
RATING: NC-17 (Arthur/Merlin, modern!au)
#words count: 34k
Merlin hears the stablehand’s loud intake of breath. “You really think that rich people are bad people, don’t you?”
Merlin glances up and takes in the stablehand’s confused, thoughtful face, and the way he’s sucking his lower lip in. “Yeah, I do, but don’t tell that to the bosses,” he says, giving his voice a funny lilt to break the tension he feels ratcheting up.
PLOT: It’s been two years since Merlin left, and his return to the University of Camelot brings a barrage of memories of Arthur and everything they had together. Christmas is the most painful time of year for Arthur.
#words count: #25k
And really, their relationship wasn’t all a bed of roses, at least, not at the beginning. Merlin might have had his big, gay epiphany with Arthur, but going from that to being comfortably homosexual wasn’t an easy road. The fact is, Merlin pretended most of the time to be comfortable, and that was a large part of the problem.
PLOT: When a mysterious invitation from a previously unheard of kingdom arrives at Camelot, Merlin smells trouble.
RATING: PG, (Arthur/Merlin, canon-verse)
#words count: 13k
"Merlin, you’ve been even more incompetent than usual these days.” Arthur begins, not unkindly.
“I’m sorry.” Merlin says honestly.
“Is something bothering you?” Arthur asks, with surprising gentleness, “If you’d rather not have come…”
“No!” Merlin says quickly, “I go where you go, you know that.”
Merlin blushes at Arthur’s intent gaze.
PLOT: When Arthur makes a bet with his co-workers he never expected to fall in love with the target.
RATING: NC-17 (Arthur/Merlin, modern!au)
#words count: #38k
"Who is it?" Elyan asked curiously once the deals had been made official.
“Him,” Arthur replied pointing at the dark haired boy. He did tell him to watch it. “It’ll be the easiest thousand I’ve ever made.”