[Highly Romanticized] Mark Antony/Cleopatra AU: Arthur Pendragon, recently announced Emperor of Rome, summons the Pharaoh of Egypt, Merlin Emrys, to initiate an allegiance between their forces. Intellectual and beautiful, Merlin complies and sets out to seduce Arthur in order to achieve maximum status and power. Arthur need not be seduced as he quickly falls for Merlin, who in turn, although wary of where he lets his heart lie, drops the facade and does the same. Envious of the power that Arthur has achieved through his battles and alliance with Egypt, his own allies wage a war on Merlin and Arthur’s united forces. Amidst the battle, false news of Merlin’s death reaches Arthur where he deems life no longer worth living and throws himself on his sword. Shattered at the news of Arthur’s suicide, Merlin allows an asp to bite him, poisoning himself happily to join Arthur in the afterlife.
“I have always loved you, Merlin.”
“And I have always known.”
My first born son to whomever writes something like this.
Merlin Alternate Universe - t h e p a i n t e r
For years Arthur searched for his muse. The one person who was worth the paint, worth the hundreds of etches and fine brushes. For years people visited his chambers. Noblemen would bring their daughters, begging Arthur to paint their soft features and round faces. The maids would bustle through his chamber, lingering near the windows, letting light caress their smiles. But the painter turned his visitors all down, all but one. The one who stumbled in his chambers one day by pure accident and kept coming back ever since;
“Your cheekbones are- they are- they catch the light very well. They are quite captivating.”
Merlin Fairytale Au: Childhood sweethearts hardly stay long, Merlin Emrys, the lead tenor of the Paris Opera House, had mused many times in his life. Bound by a past love for a boy he’d known years before, he’d never truly been able to devote himself to anyone but his voice, even when a gauntly phantom offers him the secrets to talent and fortune in return for love. When his past unearths its self once more in the face of Viscount Arthur Pendragon, Merlin realizes that their romance hasn’t aged as they have. However, as the Phantom begins to sense Merlin’s affections, he abducts the tenor to the lowest pits of the Opera House to be his eternal songbird and lover. Arthur, unknowing of the horrors that the Opera House harbors, takes it upon himself to save his sweetheart and end the Phantom’s reign of terror.“Love me - that’s all I ask of you.”
Merlin AU: Where Arthur is a businessman who ends up stuck in the cheerful seaside town of Ealdor when his car breaks down on the way home from a conference. Here he meets Merlin, a young man working in his uncle’s sweet shop on the pier who loves his job, but after a lifetime of wistfully listening in on tourist chatter he secretly dreams of travelling to foreign lands and seeing the world for himself. Despite getting off to an awkward start, the pair grow to enjoy each other’s company with Merlin looking forward to hearing Arthurs stories of past business trips, and Arthur finding himself charmed by the quaint town he initially resented while he waits for his car to be repaired so he can continue his journey home.
However after a week of trading insults over pints in the pub garden, morning walks along the beach and Merlin daring Arthur to taste test potential new flavours of rock candy for the shop, Arthur starts dreading his return to the busy city and his bleak office, while Merlin, inspired by Arthur’s work-related globetrotting adventures, seriously considers actually leaving Ealdor for the first time in his life and seeing the world for himself.super mega thank you rose for your much appreciated assistance with this, get well soon girl!
Merlin // Doctor Who AU － Ｊｅｔｈｒｏ ａｎｄ Ｃａｍｅｌｏｔ
As the Doctor decides to take Jethro along with him for a journey to the past, the young boy doesn’t quite believe it when they end up in a world full of knights, dragons and magic. But not only that, suddenly he is facing a man who claims to be the King of Camelot. And as this guy, above all of this, calls him “Merlin” and wants him to polish his boots, Jethro just laughs and leaves the confused King behind. But, certainly, this stuck up man with golden hair is stunningly beautiful, isn’t he?
“Hey, Merlin! This wasn’t a joke, my boots need polishing.”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about, you giant prat. Do I look like this ‘Merlin’ to you?”
“Yes, indeed you do. Although your hair has grown so long in an amazing short time … Now stop joking and get to work! Or do I need to throw you in the dungeons for the night?”
“I don’t know if you‘re joking, but I am off. See ya!”
Merlin Alternate Universe - v i c t o r i a n h o s p i t a l
As requested by an anon (or at least ‘something victorian’)
The scalpel belonged in Arthur’s right hand as a sword in the strong grip of its loyal knight. Merlin seeing through skin, veins, flesh and bones that once formed patient number 71, turned his eyes upwards. With the scalpel in a steady right hand, Arthur cut away the skin of their latest victim.
“Make sure he doesn’t end up in in the papers this time.”
”I won’t. I think I’m starting to get the hang of this whole deception lark.”
Modelist Merlin had a rough time today during shooting. He decided to visit the Queen Arms Pub to cool his head.
Guitarist Arthur is having a tough time with his career. He heads to the Queen Arms Pub hoping to get ideas for a song.
The pub was bigger than it looks outside. It’s huge outside, but it’s a mansion on the inside.
There were two men sitting next to each other at the counter. One asked for Vodka and Tonic while the other just asked for a glass of Single-Malt Whiskey.
It wasn’t happy hour yet so the place was pretty much empty except for a few adults here and there.
“I just don’t understand how one comes up with an idea for a song,” the blonde said, “I’ve tried so hard, but nothing comes up here.” he points to his head.
“I’m sure you need to find the right inspiration. It’s like a writer with writer’s block or an artist out of an idea for drawing,” the brunette said.
I think I found my inspiration. “Hey, What’s your name?” the blonde questioned.
“The name’s Merlin Emrys, but you should know all about me,” Merlin said while looking a bit smug.
“I’m sorry. Never heard of you. My name’s Arthur Pendragon for your information,” Arthur smirked.
Merlin AU » Merlin Emrys, the youngest prince of Atlantica, has always dreamt of the world above the waves. And when Prince Arthur Pendragon of Camelot falls off his ship during a storm, it’s all Merlin can do but save him. Unable to get the attractive, two-legged prince off his mind, he pays a visit to the sea witch, Morgana, in the hopes of getting his own pair of feet. He’s told he must give up his voice and have Arthur fall in love with him in three days time or he’ll turn back into a merman. When he gets his legs and meets Arthur on the shore, an unlikely romance begins to blossom between the two, only to the witch Morgana’s dismay. But can he kiss the boy?
Merlin Alternate Universe - f e n c i n g
“Tell me, Merlin, do you know how to walk on your knees?”
“I wouldn’t if I were you.”
“Why? What are you going to do to me?”
“You have no idea.”