9 And That Would Be Enough by Emachinescat In a moment of grief, Arthur says something to his newly appointed Court Sorcerer that he instantly regrets.
Merlin, K+, English, Angst & Friendship, words: 3k+, favs: 14, follows: 12, 2/27, Merlin, Arthur
131It's the Ears » by TheBookRider Merlin claims they've met before, but Arthur doesn't remember the pesky fae at all. He also can't figure out why he isn't dead yet or how to get the idiot to quit following him around. Immortal!Merlin. Fey!Merlin. (Arthur knows Merlin has magic.) Also on AO3.
Merlin, K+, English, Humor, chapters: 19, words: 75k+, favs: 39, follows: 44, updated: 2/25 published: 9/1/2020, Merlin, Arthur
10 The Neglected Neckerchief by Emachinescat A group of bandits torture Merlin in front of Arthur for their own entertainment, using Merlin's beloved neckerchief against him in the cruelest of manners. Now, Arthur must struggle to come to terms with a traumatized Merlin, whose neckerchief has been replaced by a ring of bruises. TW: strangulation, panic attacks. Based on my drabbles from "Moments" by the same name.
Merlin, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 5k+, favs: 33, follows: 11, 2/21, Merlin, Arthur
43 Visiting a Friend » by MagicLia16 Will didn't die when he saved Arthur from the arrow shot by Kanen. What happens when he comes to visit Merlin in Camelot and how long will it take before they get into trouble? AU 1x10 Moment of Truth (Sequel Posted!)
Merlin, K, English, Friendship & Adventure, chapters: 11, words: 19k+, favs: 30, follows: 48, updated: 2/19 published: 9/21/2019, Merlin, Arthur, William
17 The Masks that Most Suit Us by Emachinescat After Uther's death and a mishap on the training field, Merlin chooses to suffer in silence in an effort to allow Arthur to grieve unburdened. But everyone has their breaking point – even the newly crowned king of Camelot.
Merlin, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 6k+, favs: 48, follows: 14, 2/13, Merlin, Arthur
6 ask me no questions (i'll tell you no lies) by TheBookRider When a witch offers to sell Arthur a vial of truth serum, Arthur jumps at the chance to figure out what, exactly, his manservant has been doing in the evening.
Merlin, K, English, Angst, words: 3k+, favs: 13, follows: 14, 2/12, Merlin, Arthur
77 The Diary » by ADraconicScribe Arthur's worried about Merlin. The servant's been off for a while now, and he won't tell the prince why. So when Arthur comes across his journal, he begins to read it, hoping to discover what's plaguing Merlin. Instead, he finds out his servant's been hiding more than what's upsetting him (a sort of "watching the show" fic). Meanwhile, Morgana stirs. BAMF!Merlin
Merlin, T, English, Drama & Friendship, chapters: 13, words: 125k+, favs: 77, follows: 95, updated: 2/7 published: 10/26/2020, Merlin, Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere, Lancelot
322A Man's Measure » by Sentimental Star Three years have passed since Merlin's partial reveal of his magic. On the eve of their assault on Helios and Morgana's forces, Emrys must finally reveal himself in full. Quite without his knowing, it alters the entire course of Camelot's future—as well as his own, with the Once and Future King…EDIT: PT. 14 OF "KING'S GRACE" IS NOW UP! (Bromance or Romance. Ambiguous Relationship.)
Merlin, T, English, Friendship & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 43, words: 123k+, favs: 450, follows: 475, updated: 2/7 published: 9/1/2014, [Merlin, Arthur] Uther, Leon
3 Magic? What Magic? by hellomynameisv Arthur was tired. Specifically, of Merlin. Seriously, how much of an idiot did he think Arthur was? Wait, wait. No. Don't answer that. FEBUWHUMP PROMPT #3: IMPRISONMENT
Merlin, K, English, Friendship & Humor, words: 1k+, favs: 12, follows: 6, 2/3, Merlin, Arthur, Uther
2 Legalese by TheBookRider After receiving a DUI, Arthur's shoddy, idiotic lawyer pleads him guilty. Modern AU.
Merlin, K+, English, Friendship, words: 9k+, favs: 5, follows: 1, 1/30, Merlin, Arthur, Gaius
9 Ask No Questions by birdie7272 Merlin never takes his tunic off./ "Are you- Are you serious?" "Yes," Merlin said with no hesitation. He even pushed off his wall and made towards the door. "I'll go to him now, shall I?" Arthur thrust out an arm to stop him in his tracks. The room was so small he did not have to go far. "You would let my father see you bare chested before me?" /Arthur finds out why.
Merlin, K+, English, Angst & Drama, words: 3k+, favs: 33, follows: 7, 1/12, Merlin, Arthur
6 Don't Make Me Drink That by birdie7272 A priest promises the Holy Grail. A goblet that purges demons by purifying the body from the inside out. All it takes is one sip.
Merlin, T, English, Angst & Drama, words: 3k+, favs: 17, follows: 10, 1/12, Merlin, Arthur, Uther, Gwen/Guinevere
5 Camelot Knits » by Archaeologist Knitting can't be that hard, can it? Relationships are harder. And Merlin's assumptions about gift giving and Winter Solstice and Arthur are hardest of all.
Merlin, T, English, Humor & Angst, chapters: 3, words: 11k+, favs: 6, follows: 2, 1/11, Morgana, Merlin, Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere
165 Past Faults and Future Perils » by wryter501 Ten years into Camelot's golden age, Morgana casts a spell of exchange to send Merlin into the past - and bring his younger self forward. Inexperienced and untrained, and surely much easier to kill... In the past, Merlin must somehow connect with a young king who still hates an illegal magic, to duplicate the spell and return both his selves to the proper times...
Merlin, T, English, Drama & Adventure, chapters: 12, words: 109k+, favs: 100, follows: 120, updated: 1/1 published: 6/6/2020, Merlin, Arthur
2 With my Dying Breath by Aeon The Dimensional Girl Merlin is cold, sorrowful and exhausted. Arthur is angry, tired and scared.
Merlin, T, English, Angst, words: 1k+, favs: 13, follows: 5, 12/25/2020, [Merlin, Arthur]
4 King Stag and Queen Moon by TheCrimsonAuthoress Arthur is excited (even if he won't admit it) to see Merlin again after a month. Tonight he will witness an ancient Druidic ritual that will seal the bond between magical peoples and Camelot forever. As the music starts, he sees Merlin across the clearing. But this is Merlin like he's never seen before. Oneshot, Canon universe, slight AU.
Merlin, K+, English, Fantasy, words: 3k+, favs: 10, follows: 6, 12/12/2020, Morgana, Merlin, Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere
37 Treason » by N16 Arthur knows four things: Merlin committed treason. Merlin is loyal to him. Merlin wants to tell Arthur the truth. Merlin is scared Arthur will kill him. All he needs to figure out now is what on earth his servant has actually done.
Merlin, T, English, Angst & Friendship, chapters: 2, words: 9k+, favs: 103, follows: 33, updated: 12/4/2020 published: 11/28/2020, Merlin, Arthur
6 The Christmas Warlock by EmrysOfStorybrooke A quiet walk through the park on a summer morning leads to a child mistaking Merlin for Santa Claus, and he realizes that he loves playing the part.
Merlin, K, English, words: 3k+, favs: 10, follows: 2, 12/3/2020, Merlin
8 Another Path by EmrysOfStorybrooke Morgana dreams that she is back in Camelot, except it certainly isn't her old life. It doesn't feel like one of her prophecies, but the events that come to pass are nothing like anything her subconscious would turn into an ordinary dream either. What is going on?
Merlin, K, English, Fantasy & Drama, words: 5k+, favs: 30, follows: 21, 11/19/2020, [Morgana, Merlin] [Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere]
410 Creature of Magic » by N16 Two prophecies speak of the coming of Emrys. One says he will be the king's protector, his greatest friend and ally. The other says he will abandon Arthur in his hour of need. Now Merlin and Arthur both have to come to terms with who – and what – Merlin truly is, and what it means to be two sides of the same coin.
Merlin, T, English, Friendship & Angst, chapters: 38, words: 80k+, favs: 132, follows: 125, updated: 11/16/2020 published: 8/16/2020, Merlin, Arthur