Stay With Me by BeneaththeHalo
When a coughing illness takes hold of the lower town as well as the castle’s servants, it isn’t long before it also claims the king. Of course, it falls on Merlin to look after Arthur while he’s sick, and while he is prepared for all manner of protests about remaining in bed, he ISN’T prepared for what Arthur asks him to do.
Endorphins by sadtomato
Sick Arthur is, of course, whiny and demanding. Merlin takes care of him.
Feverish and Bedridden by Lunadeath02
Arthur is very ill and he will only let Merlin treat him, but the medicine he took makes him hallucinate, and the truth comes spilling out.
Give Me Fever by La_Temperanza
So when Arthur caught a cold, instead of being sympathetic, Merlin just pointed and laughed, blaming Arthur’s poor life choices up to that point in time. And when Arthur coughed into a tissue that would probably need a hazmat team to properly dispose of, moaning under a plethora of blankets, “Stop laughing Merlin, this is serious. I’m probably dying,” Merlin just laughed even harder. With more exaggerated pointing as the cherry on top of his “I told you this would happen, you slob” sundae.
Patience by myashke
When it comes to caring for his stubborn prince, Merlin has to get creative.
The Red Rose by rotrude
War of the Roses AU. The year is 1461 and strife is ripe between supporters of the houses of Lancaster and York, King Henry VI’s Queen and Richard of York’s sons, supported by the Earl of Warwick. The second Battle of St Albans pits one camp against the other. One knight seemingly falls, forgotten by everyone except the man he’s rescued by, Merlin, who tends him when it seems he has no future.
Let Me Take Care of You by bleedforyou1
Arthur is so ill, he can’t even bring himself to eat, so Merlin has to feed him.
Delirium by mithrel
Arthur has a fever. While he’s delirious, he gives something away.
What Ails You by adelagia
In which Arthur is sick, whinges a lot, shanghais Merlin into a serious conversation, and talks of forever.
Something Borrowed by EachPeachPearPlum
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.
The Dreams Inside by winterstorrm
Arthur had always held back, not trusting himself. After all, he’d been in love with Merlin since he was eighteen years old—and Merlin had been with his sister. Now that Morgana was off the scene, could Arthur be blamed for taking his chance with Merlin?
Dedication by lady_ragnell
In which Merlin and Morgana have a lot of sex, but Merlin falls in love with Arthur anyway.
FML by thecheekydragon
Popular girl Morgana Pendragon wants Merlin. Apparently, her brother Arthur does also.
Arthur in Real Life by wickedtrickstah
When widower Arthur Pendragon meets a man named Merlin at an Outdoor Store during the annual “Labor Day Pendragon Family Reunion Weekend”, it’s love and ‘sexual-identity-crisis’ at first sight. The problem is, his sister Morgana found Merlin first.
Merlin and Morgana are not actually dating in these two, but Arthur thinks they are:
Pieces of Us by dentedsky
Morgana is pregnant and doesn’t know who the father is, Gwen sleeps around with all the wrong men, Merlin meets Arthur and thinks he’s a tool, Arthur is getting married to the wrong person (who knew!) and it is possible Arthur is, actually, a complete tool after all. Or: Wherein Morgana Hires Merlin to Pretend to be Her Boyfriend So Arthur Doesn’t Find Out She’s a Big, Big Slutty Person.
Always the Last Place You Look by thalialunacy
Sometimes, destiny is all about bad timing.
When Merlin woke up this morning, he expected to go on about his life as a 20-something curse-blocked (don’t ask) barista with a cat named Eomer (don’t judge) and a tendency to get distracted by his own imagination. He certainly didn’t expect to end the day engaged to the woman of his dreams.
Probably because he’s never spoken to her. She also happens to be unconscious.
But she’s suddenly his and Merlin finds himself stumbling over exes, ethics, and the fact that she comes as part of a package deal, along with an overbearing father, a group of friends-in-law that should have their own sitcom… and a brother named Arthur, who takes all of Merlin’s assumptions about his life and turns them onto their heads.
Sometimes, destiny is also about misdirection.
All The Complexities by coeur_de_ma_vie
The course of true love never did run smooth. Arthur and Merlin knows this all too well.
Euphoria by Nyxelestia
Even with his veins flooded with heroin and suppressing his power, and even when he rides high on the chemical bliss, Merlin’s magic still sings for Arthur. And Arthur has answered the call.
The Milk of Paradise by fitz_y (historical)
San Francisco, 1869: The gold rush is over, the opium dens are booming.
Time’s Up by Detochkina
Is there anything in common between drugs and excellent grades? Or business and psychology? The answer is simple – in the world of big money a lot can happen when you’re bored to tears. Under pressure from his father, Merlin becomes involved in a strange relationship. At first, he can’t get out of it; on second thought – he doesn’t want to.
Can’t live with you. Can’t live without you by weepingelm
Arthur is always working late then one evening he gets back to the flat to find it empty and a note from his partner.
Junky by opheliac_fairy [WIP]
Arthur is a CEO. Merlin is a drug dealer. The two mix better than you’d think.
The Lost Boy by kurohitenshi
Just because someone is homeless and unable to escape drug addiction does not mean that his life was any less important than yours or mine. Maybe there are circumstances. Maybe there are reasons. Cathal O’Regan is determined to leave a legacy behind through a short memoir in a small leather-bound book, along with the hint of the greatest secret of all: something that this life could not fulfill.
Also check the addiction tag for more various lists with similar themes ;)
We have many (and recent) jealous!arthur lists on our Delicious, so we’ve focused on the h/c side of your request. Hope you don’t mind :)
Golden Threads by mssdare
When Arthur drinks enchanted water Merlin does everything that is in his power to save his king, even if it breaks his heart.
Goodbyes Are Never Easier by bevinkathryn
The second time Arthur loses Uther, Merlin is there to help hold him together.
When you are king by claudine
In the wake of Uther’s illness, the responsibilities had been transferred to Arthur who had become Prince Regent in his father’s place.
Finding the Truth by BeneaththeHalo
In which Arthur thinks Gwen is the Omega for him until he realises she’s really not, and it takes a solo trip away from the castle with his manservant to discover that Merlin’s been suppressing his true nature all along.
Wrapped Around You by bevinkathryn
Merlin may not be a knight, but Arthur lends him his cloak, anyway.
"Addict" Used To Mean "Slave" by skellerbvvt
No one said they were addicted to air. That was just how they were made. Merlin wasn’t much different, in that respect.
Experiment by elirwen
After Uther’s death, Arthur visits one of the facilities run by the company he inherited, a mental health institution specialized in research and care for magic users.
He meets Merlin, a research subject for a study about long time solitude and its effect on human psychology, and finds out there’s something very wrong with the facility.
Hold On To What We Are by giselleslash
The world as they know it is gone, but Merlin and Arthur have each other and maybe that’s all they need.
Reaching Out by Lullabylily
Arthur found out about Merlin’s magic a long time ago. He kept it secret from Merlin, trying not to think about how this knowledge changes the dynamic between the two of them. After a series of events, starting off with Merlin getting himself kidnapped, feelings can no longer be ignored…
Comfort Blanket by bevinkathryn
Arthur’s in a temper, and Merlin soothes him the best way he can: with blanket forts and sex.
Je revais d’un autre monde by go_fishboys
As far as Merlin Emrys is concerned, being magic and hiding it from everyone makes him different enough, he doesn’t need teenage pregnancy to deal with on top of everything else! Now he not only has to break the secret of his magic to Arthur but also the news that he is pregnant.
One year, eight months and thirteen days by fatal_scribbles
Arthur hasn’t seen Merlin since he left, one year, eight months and thirteen days ago.
Knocked Up Again by Fletcher
His father had always warned him that shit happens when you get drunk. Still, Arthur really hadn’t expected to get some random dude pregnant at a frat party. Now, Arthur and Merlin are good friends and the proud parents of five-year-old Oliver and it seems all’s well that ends well. But then there is a very drunk wedding and shit happens … again.
Blame it on the Hobgoblin by crazyparakiss
In which Arthur’s a famous footballer and the son of a billionaire, Merlin’s one for hysterics and the son of nameless farmers, and they both make a life altering mistake by hooking ups while under the influence.
Nineteen Years and Counting by herbeautifullie
Merlin has a lot of reasons to dislike Prince Arthur, even if his mum doesn’t understand half of them. He’s not going to become Arthur’s friend, go to Arthur’s birthday gatherings or stop by Clarence House on one of his rare days off to ‘say hello’ because Arthur is weird, okay? He’s weird and Merlin wants nothing to do with him or his strange tendencies.
The Kid Is Not My Son KMM
Arthur unknowingly meets his son and learns to care for him. He finds out that Merlin is the kid’s mother and this time, Arthur realizes that he will do anything to keep Merlin and Kit in his life even if it means that he adopts and raises Kit as his own.
Fear and Wanting by barbitone
Arthur’s not sure if what he wants is wrong or if it’s the wanting itself that’s wrong.
As always, Merlin complicates everything.
In Destiny’s Hands by beren
Arthur seems nervous about something and it’s beginning to worry Merlin.
The Gravest of Miracles by RurouniHime
If there was one thing Arthur Pendragon was never without, it was a mood.
Trouble of the magical kind by Tossukka
In the court of King Uther Pendragon, there were two rules concerning relationships and marriages in the royal family. The first one was that it had to happen for love. The second was to never, ever fall in love with a sorcerer or a servant.
It was really quite unfortunate that the Crown Prince of all people had to go and fall for his magical manservant.
Between the Dusk and the Dawn by ZairaA
When Arthur is sixteen his father deems him ready to lead the knights on his first mission, which is to take care of a druid camp that has sprung up within the borders of Camelot. In the midst of chaos and bloodshed that leaves Arthur guilt-ridden, he manages to save one boy whom he swears to protect at any cost.
Over the years Merlin becomes so much more than Arthur’s redemption, but is Arthur ready to accept their shared destiny, his own feelings for the younger boy and the chance for love Merlin is offering him?
The Coming of Spring by ingberry
Kings, even new ones, were not supposed to long for their menservants. They shouldn’t let their eyes linger on their wrists, the plump of their lips, or the shape of their thighs. Arthur knew this, but he still wanted. There was nothing about Merlin he didn’t want.
Flood or Those Times in the Potato Storeroom by enjambament
After Arthur accosts Merlin in the potato storage room, it’s easier for a few days. They can’t help catching each other’s eyes across the hall and pausing, trapped by their own want, but Merlin is more conscious of how close he stands when he serves Arthur at dinner, and Arthur at least stops telling him to go groom his horse like what he actually means to say is please, if you would take off all your clothes.
We have three great lists of omegaverse (love the omegaverse too) and I wholeheartedly suggest The Heat of the Wolf by SPowell because it’s looong and very well written.
Plus, a couple of recent fics lacking from those lists:
The Unexpected by maryh
Arthur unexpectedly goes into heat. Merlin gets in the way.
Not what they taught us in school by elirwen
Arthur receives a phonecall in the middle of the night. Merlin says he just wants to talk, but there’s more he needs, even when he’s reluctant to tell.
Suffering from fate by Aranei [WIP]
An Omega Verse story: Prince Arthur and Lord Merlin grow up together. Their whole lives seemed to be mapped out for them. Can they learn to live with the way things are?
The Ember Series by ingberry [WIP]
All Arthur had planned for the day was beating Mercia senseless on the football pitch. He hadn’t counted on his heat coming a week early.
My Biology does not Define Me (but it’s fun): A Tragicomedy in Three Parts by kathkin [WIP]
Everyone expected Prince Arthur to be an Alpha, but he turned out to be just a Beta. Everyone thinks Merlin is a Beta, but he’s secretly an Omega - and a very unconventional one.
As for the slow burn, there’s this list that might interest you ;)
The Sex Shop Around The Corner by hermette
Nothing says I love you like a ball gag.
Everything You Want Is Wrong by i-know-its-0ver
Merlin and Gwaine are dating. Arthur definitely isn’t jealous.
Oh Baby I’m A Fool For You by nu_breed
Arthur doesn’t like the new guy at all. It has nothing to do with Merlin, of course, who he isn’t even remotely interested in. And if he was? Well, he’d never admit it. Not even with the aid of a lot of alcohol, karaoke and a meddling sister.
Confidence (WIP) by Anon
(canon-era, no summary)
Caged Little Bird by Deminos
Arthur Pendragon has almost everything he could ever want; he’s smart, handsome, charismatic, and rich. However, he longs for the same kind of perfect, loving relationship his own parents had enjoyed…the kind of relationship that generations of the Pendragon family have enjoyed. But in all his searching, Arthur has never found the right person to love, the other half of his soul…until now.
Chatroom by neuroticnick
After breaking up with his girlfriend of two years, Arthur’s friend suggests he visit a chatroom to meet someone new. Arthur doesn’t expect any results, and only follows through with the idea for lack of anything better to do. But then he starts talking to the witty, intelligent, and absolutely hilarious user known only as MightBeMagic, and it seems like his friend’s advice wasn’t so bad after all.
Fan Favorite KMM
Arthur knew it wasn’t really a good idea to read the comments people made about him online.
Social Networking Encourages Stalkerish Tendencies by SecretForKeeps
In which Merlin is an adorable nerd and Arthur becomes a bit of an internet stalker. And everyone is on tumblr.
Skinny Love by jxnna
Arthur runs your classic comedy Tumblr blog, Emrys runs a posh hipster Tumblr blog, Merlin works in the cafe down the road, and Arthur ends up in the middle of a lot of things.
Something more than desperation by Anon
Arthur’s adventures through (a) internet dating and (b) love.
The Meat Feast by cornmouse
Merlin is a BNF fanartist for The Roman, a camp HBO gladiator show. He accidentally becomes involved with The Roman’s lead actor, Arthur Pendragon, over Skype without realizing it. Many pornographic shenanigans and misunderstandings ensue.
Pairing Pendragon/Merlin by Anon
Arthur is a BNF and Merlin is his prized beta
They Meet On Chatroulette by superfletch
Hesitation by sadtomato
"It was only three seconds of hesitation, but it told Arthur everything." Merlin’s been lying about his age to Arthur, who he’s been flirting with online. What happens when they meet in RL? Will Arthur be charmed despite the lie, or will he…
/love by shesakicker
World of Warcraft. Arthur and Merlin meet in-game.
Eleven months. Three days. Fourteen hours. Twenty-Seven minutes. Thirty-Two seconds.
One Wedding and One Misgiving by Reyn
"I wanna see an AU where Merlin is the prince of Dragonlords (lol yeah fantasy) and he gets an arranged marriage to Arthur, Prince of Camelot."
Knight (Prat) In Shining Armour by Deminos
Merlin Emrys is the Prince of Albion and one of the strongest Warlocks in his time. Arthur Pendragon is his ever-suffering knight… and lover. Smut with fluff. Oneshot.
The Warmth of Winter by eldee
Dragonlord Prince Emrys of the Druids is assigned the task of negotiating with King Arthur Pendragon of England in hopes that dragons and magic will be permitted to come back home again. (Hopefully that teenaged tryst Merlin and Arthur once had doesn’t make things awkward.)
The Hawk Prince by reona32
An evil Queen has taken over the Kingdom of Avalon and imprisoned Prince Merlin. Prince Arthur of Camelot happens across the manor where he is trapped and vows to free him and defeat the evil Queen before she destroys them all.
Princes, Priestesses, Lords and Ladies by dentedsky
The lady Morgause pointed at Arthur. “Arthur Pendragon, a great destiny awaits you. The battle for your soul – “ and here her finger went from Arthur in the crowd, to Merlin in front of her – “is about to begin.”
The king of dragonlords has come to Camelot to sign the peace treaty. There’s a royal banquet, a royal duel, a royal betrothal and in Prince Merlin’s honest opinion, Prince Arthur is a royal pain. All goes wrong when Prince Arthur accidently proposes to Prince Merlin and, due to an ancient law, the betrothal becomes binding.
Royal Merlin verse by Utsaah [WIP]
Merlin hates everything regal because his mum does.But when Prince Arthur is going to the same uni as him, he changes those thoughts quickly and even develops feelings for him. He begins to wonder why his mum holds such a grudge against royalty. What he doesn’t know is that his mum had a history with the Mercian King and he certainly doesn’t know that he’s the son of that same King