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Master Rec List: Merlin (bbc)

Last Updated: February 2, 2010
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Note: I will slowly be adding lengths to all fic (LJ and Delicious).



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Merlin/Arthur (A-O)

(Self-)Preservation by esohpe. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG
Summary: It’s a gradual realisation. But a month after the attack, five days after the fever breaks and his mind is finally his own, Arthur realises Merlin is long gone.

21st Century Merlin by glass_icarus. Merlin/Arthur Length: 0-999
Summary: He spends countless lifetimes missing Arthur, the pain of separation clenching tighter and tighter with each passing year until it becomes a kernel, a little dormant seed sitting in the pit of his belly.

Abide with Me by dansenocturne. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R Length: 20,000-29,999
Summary: An aggressive blood disease epidemic wipes out Britain. Twenty-eight days later, four of the last survivors in London must try to make it out alive.

A Dagger Of The Mind by shinetheway. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17 Length: 1,000-4,999
Summary: “He’s mad that trusts in the tameness of a wolf, a horse’s health, a boy’s love, or a whore’s oath,” the Fool, King Lear

A Feeling We Don't Know Yet by ladyflowdi. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: The first time they end up in bed together, Arthur is crawling towards death with his fingers raked into the ground.

All I Wanted was a White Knight (I Got a Prince Instead) by cf33. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13 Length: 10,000-19,999
Summary: Merlin thought it could not get much colder, but during the night, the temperature had crashed another five degrees into the minuses and not gone up again.

All the Laughter From Before by waldorph. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R
Summary: Gaius has tried every potion and tincture and salve he knows of, and though it seem to be a very minor ailment, Arthur is slowly losing his strength, and is almost as pale as Morgana.

All's Well in Camelot by calreskuee. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17
Summary: Office Exec AU. Merlin’s nervous. His leg won’t stop shaking, his right eye seems to have developed a permanent twitch and his ears—his ears are flapping, he can feel them.
Sequel Oh Merlin, the Ever Resourceful One

Ambush by julesoh. Merlin/Arthur Rating: G
Summary: “I’m a soldier, Merlin. I’ve been training to defend myself all my life. You’re my servant, not my bodyguard, it isn’t your job to protect me.”

A Most Generous Gift by sarcasticbabble. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R
Summary: "Such fine metal a peasant could not possess, with little time to hone a sharp blade. Why, I imagine it was a dreadful experience."

An Arse Is An Arse, Of Course, Of Course by aeroport_art. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17
Summary: Merlin accidentally walks in on one of Prince Arthur's...indiscretions.

And In His Hands, A Weapon by Lacey McBain. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: Any weapon can be terrible in the wrong hands.

And None But We Can Be Such Kings by janne_d. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R
Summary: Merlin really was the court idiot. Was this what the Dragon had meant by halves of a whole?

And Still by imperfectcircle. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG
Summary: In which there is a quest, a test, and maybe some kissing.

And You Are...? by audrarose. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17
Summary: Merlin + Arthur + AMNESIA.

Aniversary by thehoyden. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG
Summary: All in all, Arthur quite liked birthdays, particularly his own.

Anything Secret by one_dreamery. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG
Summary: The hardest thing, Merlin decides, is not to keep the magic secret. It is to keep anything secret at all.

*Arthur the (Not) Stalker by pasty_pants. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13 Length: 1,000-4,999
Summary: AU. Everyone was shocked, staring at the panting, prone figure spread out on the floor. He managed to right himself before the class regained its usual mob mentality. He approached the teacher and apologized, then he turned to face the class. It was only a split second that their eyes met, before the freshman sat down in the front row, letting his bag spill all over the place. Destiny a voice chimed in his head, and it sounded way too much like the creepy old guy from Indiana Four. Arthur ignored the voice, but the freshman's eyes stuck with him.

A Strongly Worded Letter to Geoffry of Monmouth by ethrosdemon. Merlin/Arthur
Summary: There comes a point, but not a point, a series of disconnected points that are actually connected in a way that's unknowable, when Merlin no longer thinks in linear time.

A Tree and a Bee and a Flea, Fiddle-Dee-Dee by oxoniensis. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R
Summary: Arthur gets jumpy, is a princess, has a narrow escape, and refuses to admit that Merlin's plan is a good one.

August by rageprufrock. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17
Summary: Merlin looked uncertainly to Arthur. “Have you ever made bread?” he asked. / “How hard could it be?” Arthur said.

Auspicious Symbols All by novel_conundrum. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R Length: 1,000-4,999
Summary: Six months after he is crowned, Arthur leaves Camelot.

A Very Serious Business Story by syllic. Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Merlin/BabySitters Club crossover. 1. Gwen/(Claudia) Morgana goodness; 2. SURFING, including but not limited to, Arthur teaching Merlin how to surf and making fun of how pale Merlin is. And/or beach volleyball; 3. Nimueh seducing Arthur, which leads to MISUNDERSTANDINGS between him and Merlin; 4. Merlin rescuing Arthur from certain doom from each of the mothers (all of whom have a vendetta against Uther or the Pendragon family or some such); 5. Lance/Arthur BONDING (but not in a bad touch sort of way); 6. Merlin gets tipsy (WARNING: underage drinking), and there are confessions; 7. MAGIC; 8. UNICORNS; 9. RAINBOWS; 10. The kids put on a show! (May or may not lead to complete abandonment of morals and flouting of sexual mores, etc.); 11. Aforementioned kid kits of awesome by Merlin and Arthur and Gwen and Morgana; 12. And finally, narwhals, AKA THE UNICORNS OF THE OCEAN.

Backfire by oxoniensis. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17
Summary: In which there are giant ears, a curious cat, backfiring spells, a stick figure Arthur, some unfortunate truths and some very welcome ones.

Between Times by suaine. Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Two conversations about things unsaid.

Big, purple—thing—and, God, he was practically showing off with it by derryere. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: Necking! Merlin is sort of jumpy by nature.

Blood by lazy_neutrino. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: Arthur and Merlin are captured by brigands.

Bookends by lo0o0ony_lauren. Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Another strange little character-study type piece, concerning Merlin and Arthur; no gayer than the show, although the show's pretty freaking gay, so take that as you will.

Bringing Up Baby by oxoniensis. Merlin/Arthur Rating: G
Summary: Merlin is turned into a baby. One minute Merlin's there, riding (like a sack of turnips) next to Arthur. The next— It's a very good thing Arthur has good reflexes.

Buggre Alle This by anonymous. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: Bodyswap.

But How Strange, the Change (from Major to Minor) by robot_sky. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG
Summary: "You should have trusted me,” Arthur says through the dungeon bars. It’s worth knowing that if Merlin’s imprisoned, it’s most certainly Arthur’s fault; and that if he ever gets out he’ll never be welcome alive in Uther’s court.

By Strength and by Virtue by casspeach. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17 Length: 5,000-9,999
Summary: It starts, as these things often do, with a delegation of women.

Camelot's Sweethearts by definewisdom. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R Length: 50,000-75,999
Summary: Arthur is a film star, Merlin is his personal assistant who might, possibly be head over heels in love with him. However, Arthur’s more interested in his ex, Morgana, and then the mysterious Sophia to notice… Oh, and Will is awesome.

Case Study in the Emotional Development of the Maladjusted Male (Future) Monarch by srin. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG Length: 1,000-4,999
Summary: Arthur has all these ridiculous feelings and doesn't know what to do with them.

Ceremony of Innocence by snarkydame. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R
Summary: To take someone out of their alloted time, and let them live in another, one must let the world break.

Changes by bakarini. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R
Summary: It’s completely legitimate that after the whole ‘sacrificing’ thing – that Merlin will really just not leave alone – that he’d become more aware of his servant. In Which: Arthur looses his cool, and Merlin keeps his.

Controllable Things by ariafic. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: In which Arthur learns to be unafraid of magic.

Cost/Benefit Analysis by derryere. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: or: Early Morning Attempts at Coherent Thought. Arthur is trying to figure out how much Merlin is costing him.

Cross You Off My List by strangeumbrella. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: There is every reason in the world for Arthur to hate Merlin to pieces, and yet he can't seem to make it work that way.

Damsel in Distress by thehoyden. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R
Summary: Merlin was no expert, but the minstrel troupe's performance in the courtyard seemed to be going fairly well until the dragon landed on the roof of the Great Hall.

Despoiled by astolat. Merlin/Arthur
Summary: In which various people become various things they weren't before.
"But I didn't do anything to her honor!" Merlin said.
"Don't say another word, Merlin, I refuse to even defend myself against such accusations," Morgana said.
"Yes, but, I'm the one in the dungeon," Merlin said.


Disguises and Imposters by entangled_now. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R
Summary: In which Merlin is in disguise, and not happy about it.

Dominion by burkesl17. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17
Summary: Arthur doesn't sleep with servants, but why?

Don't Hyperventilate by shinetheway. Merlin/Arthur Length: 0-999
Summary: "Oh god," Merlin whispered, and fell over, ropes binding him at hand and foot, digging into his skin.

Doors by libraryofsol. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13 Length: 0-999
Summary: Merlin stands outside the door for a long time.

Doubled Over With the Hunger of Lions by nightanddaze. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17 Length: 20,000-29,999
Summary: There's something in the air, pulling them together and pushing the kingdom apart.

Drastically Redefining Protocol by rageprufrock. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17
Summary: AU. As a rule, Arthur had given up on chafing at the near-constant swirl of people that came along with his shockingly overscheduled days.

Dream a Little Dream of Me by clarify. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17
Summary: Merlin dreams, Arthur finds out about that whole magic thing and is blackmailed, and a boar terrorizes Camelot.

Droit de Seigneur by derryderrydown. Merlin/Arthur
Summary: There was nothing wrong with lusting over servants.

Easy There by syllic. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R
Summary: AU. Arthur is an Oxford Blue. Merlin is an Oxford cox. Lancelot is Merlin's romantic-dalliance-loving friend. Morgana is horribly clever; Gwen is cleverly waiting for Lancelot to grow up. Merlin and Arthur rub each other the wrong way, at first, but it soon becomes clear that Arthur is a university-class rower with a world-class heart (yes, I typed that). Clichés ensue. WIP.

Effanineffable by callista_mythol. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13 Length: 10,000-19,999
Summary: Oh well there never was a cat so clever as magical Mr Mistoffelees... Merlin and Arthur are actors on the West End.

Efficient by seperis. Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Merlin's found, over time, that there's a relatively predictable pattern to Arthur's bad days, and all of them start with special, deeply familial midday meals with Uther and Morgana.

*Elevator Elevator Take Me Home by schmoooop. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13 Length: 1,000-4,999
Summary: AU. Wherein Arthur talks about his daddy issues, he and Merlin bump into each other in lifts, and Lancelot makes a great attorney.

Emergency Rescue Plan Alpha by such_heights. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG Length: 0-999
Summary: Merlin had been kissing Arthur for about a minute now.

Endless Midnights by kagedtiger. Merlin/Arthur Rating: G Length: 1,000-4,999
Summary: Merlin/Doctor Who crossover. After the events of "Midnight," The Doctor meets with one of the tourists who is not quite what he appears to be.

Epistemology by solarcat05. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R
Summary: Arthur knows, and Merlin knows he knows, and Arthur knows that Merlin knows that he knows.

Excalibur by suaine. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R
Summary: The legends speak of a sword, beautifully crafted, powerful beyond the imaginings of man.

Excerpts: Merlin Keeps His Secret by allothi. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R Length: 1,000-4,999
Summary: Merlin found that he was always watching Arthur.

Externality by zarathuse. Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Because, really, why wouldn’t the slash dragon’s fire create a slash sword?

Fall From the Earth by torakowalski. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17
Summary: Where Arthur actually adapts quite well to Merlin's magic disclosure.

Favorite by astolat. Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Arthur was tipped back against the wall, his mouth open for breath and staring at the small arrow-slit window over Merlin's head, trying to work out how it could possibly be that good with Merlin, of all people.

Find the Time in My Face by toestastegood. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13 Length: 1,000-4,999
Summary: When the king from a foreign kingdom visits Camelot, Arthur and Merlin have to be on their best behaviour to impress him. For Merlin, this stirs up some old resentment.

Five Times Merlin Tried, and Failed, to Quit by winterlive. Merlin/Arthur
Summary: "What exactly are you doing?" asks Arthur, bemused.

Fleet of Foot by enjambament. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG
Summary: These days, Arthur is as grey as the sky and she wants to cry for Merlin’s absence because Arthur won’t, but they are playing a waiting game and soon enough the King will be made of light again.

*Fluency by rageprufrock. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG Length: 1,000-4,999
Summary: Even when Merlin hates Arthur, he hates it when Arthur is hurt.

Fools of Us All by adelagia. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17 Length: 10,000-19,999
Summary: Merlin accidentally makes everybody in Camelot fall in love with him. Everybody except Arthur, that is.

Fostered by rageprufrock. Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Obviously, it was not just any sort of egg.

Four Things One Should Know About Merlin (and One Thing Nobody Knows About Arthur) by adelagia. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG Length: 1,000-4,999
Summary: Merlin lacks basic coordination skills.

Four Times Merlin Cock-Blocked Arthur and One Time He Didn't by oxoniensis. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R
Summary: He doesn't mean to the first time. Truly. It was an honest mistake.

Four Times Merlin Needed Saving (And One Time He Didn't) by auryn_wren. Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Four times Merlin needed saving, and one time he didn't.

Fragment by doompaw. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: But, Merlin thought desperately as his hands strained to hold together the seams of magic, if there was a way for him to find out, there was no better way.

Freedom Hangs Like Heaven by derryere. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17 Length: 5,000-9,999
Summary: It's happened five times and they don't talk about it.

*Frequently Asked Questions by curvasud. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG Length: 0-999
Summary: AU. In which Merlin is a web comic artist, and Arthur keeps checking his FAQ page.

From Far-Off Lands by toestastegood. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG Length: 0-999
Summary: After visiting a foreign court, Arthur returns with a gift for Merlin.

From Where I Stand You're In My Sky by paperclipbitch. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17 Length: 10,000-19,999
Summary: AU. Arthur looks away from the terrified, accusing dark eyes of the man on the newspaper, and turns his attention to his breakfast.

Fruition (or The Education of Arthur) by spiny. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17
Summary: It was really all Sir Wynston's fault.

Give Me Miles and Mountains, and I'll Ask for the Sea by hackthis. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: Merlin is yawning.

Gone Were but the Winter by maleyka. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13 Length: 5,000-9,999
Summary: It starts in spring, on the heels of a late frost, when the air turns sweet with sunlight and warmth.

Got Your Tongue by nightanddaze. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG
Summary: Merlin stares at the cat for a few seconds. The cat stares back.

Grave Mistake by kick_flaw. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17 Length: 5,000-9,999
Summary: “You want me to rob a grave?” Merlin asked, appalled. The ghost of Arthur's creepy great, great uncle starts following Merlin around and making lewd comments. Fortunately — or unfortunately — only Merlin hears him most of the time.

Heat Wave by kelene. Merlin/Will Rating: R
Summary: When the sun is high in the sky and heat swarms in sickly waves on the ground, Merlin and Will retreat to the middle of the woods.

Heavy is the Head that Wears the Crown by hackthis. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG
Summary: Baby!Dragon!Arthur/Merlin. "That wasn't supposed to happen."

Hemlock, Pendragon (two snippets) by seperis. Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Snippet One :Merlin had long suspected Arthur's attention span was shorter than his sadistic streak, when all was said and done, and so it was no surprise at all that the slow nightmare that was Arthur needing someone helpless to beat with a sword would eventually become somewhat boring. / Snippet Two: "He's going to visit his mother," Arthur tells Morgana. "I feel suspicious that he packed all his worldly belongings and Gaius keeps sniffling."

Home is Where the Prat Is by timetraveled. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17
Summary: In light of Arthur’s little crush on Merlin, he has invented his own proverb. It says, ‘Do not fuck handsome manservants.’

Hormones, Alcohol, and Other Non-Magical Complications by netgirl_y2k. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG
Summary: In which Merlin wakes up in love with Arthur, an evil knight wants to marry Morgana, and for such a modern kingdom there isn't as much despoiling in Camelot as one would expect.

House of the Rising Sun by d. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG
Summary: The King is dead. Long live the King.

How Many Miles to Babylon by lyra_wing. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17
Summary: A water nymph made them do it. No, really.

How Merlin Learned to Stop Worrying and Love His Destiny by mint_amaretto. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17 Length: 5,000-9,999
Summary: In which Merlin moves to the Cursed Kingdom of Camelot, Arthur puts a little too much faith into the rules of courtly love and Lancelot has no problem being faithful to his lady.

If At Any Point You Were Thinking by little_giddy. Merlin/Arthur
Summary: which Merlin is rather oblivious, but it's not entirely his fault. For God's sake, there are stairs and they are right in front of your eyes.

If Wishes Were Horses by takadainmate. Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Merlin has had a bad day and it's all Arthur's fault.

If You Are Not Too Long by Montana Harper. Merlin/Arthur Length: 0-999
Summary: “He loved you a great deal.”

I'll be the Platform Shoes by raphaela667. Merlin/Tommy Rating: PG-13
Summary: Modern Day AU. In which Merlin is the most harangued PA in Westminister, Arthur is on the back of the backbench, Uther harasses Merlin (though the Queen never does), Morgana is very clever, and the datebook will take its revenge.

I'm Colorblind, Kid by brbsoulnomming. Merlin/Ryan Rating: R Length: 10,000-19,999
Summary: "It figures that even as a dog, you’d be a prat." Arthur gets turned into a dog, and is the worst pet Merlin's ever had, despite being completely adorable. Or something like that.

In A Yellow Wood by emilyray. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG
Summary: The One Where Arthur Is Merlin's Paramour.

Incentive Plan by lamardeuse. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: At a certain point – Merlin couldn't have said precisely when – Arthur began behaving less like a prat.

Increments by b_hallward. Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Ten times Arthur relied on Merlin's magic and one time he didn't.

Inevitability by tierfallen. Merlin/Arthur Length: 1,000-4,999
Summary: AU. "I think accidentally signing up for a sex change trumps getting caught masturbating."

In Light of Recent Events or Why One Should Never Take the Piss with Royalty by hackthis. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R
Summary: "That was a bad idea, wasn't it?" Merlin asked while picking smouldering twigs out of his own hair.

Inside Outright by franticsga. Merlin/Arthur Length: 5,000-9,999
Summary: Club!AU. Arthur would probably have forgotten about him, looked away and maybe had one more drink before heading home because he rather desperately wanted to be curled up in bed with his cat, Sasha, watching Lost and drinking hot chocolate (absolutely no one knew of this ritual except, of course, Sasha, who had promised never to tell). But suddenly the guy opened his eyes and looked directly at Arthur, and something in Arthur felt total, final recognition. Whatever was in this skinny, awkward kid's eyes was exactly what was inside Arthur-- a deep-seated, unending loneliness, the knowledge that there could never be anybody who understood or wanted him.

Insubordination by mclachland. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R Length: 1,000-4,999
Summary: Arthur, being the crown prince, is allowed a certain amount of power. Actually, a lot of power, really. Except when he isn't.

Job Orientation by seperis. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: In the not so distant future, Merlin builds a tower. That's not suspicious at all.

Just Lie Back and Think of Camelot by lassiterfics. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R
Summary: Or, "Four Ways Merlin is a Crap Servant and One Way He Isn’t Oh, Who Are We Kidding. Five. Five Ways."

Kings Don't Always Need Advice (And Particularly Not This Much) by mariamme. Merlin/Arthur, Gwen/Morgana Rating: NC-17
Summary: “Uther Pendragon is an elitist old fool,” Her Highness said sharply, sighing in anger. “But he has a point. So long as the law stands, you are required to comply, or the crown will be forfeit.” “To Uther?” Merlin said, shocked. “No, no, don’t be foolish.” Grandmother gave an impatient wave of her hand. “Have your history lessons taught you nothing? He has no more claim to the throne than most commoners, despite what he likes to think.” “But unfortunately, his nephew does, through an indiscreet relationship between your father’s first cousin Igraine and Uther’s late brother. If you were forced to abdicate for any reason, his genetic claim, bastardized though it may be, places Uther’s nephew directly in the line of succession.”

Lay of the White Hart by b_hallward. Merlin/Arthur Length: 1,000-4,999
Summary: Arthur really is much better at noticing some things than others.

Lend Me Your Ears, and I'll Sing You a Song by merle_p. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13 Length: 1,000-4,999
Summary: AU. Arthur likes Merlin's ears.

Less Than Complimentary by tristefic. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: It's rare for Morgana to knock. She typically comes sailing into Arthur's chambers unannounced, whether to give him a piece of her mind or to warn him about a bad dream she's just had, but today it's different. It could have something to do with the way Arthur has only just finished telling Merlin off for his non-existent needlecraft skills. Then again, it had been a fairly simple task he set, just to mend the tear in his favourite pair of hunting trousers, but, Merlin being Merlin, he has to mess it up.

Let's Call the Whole Thing Off by solarcat05. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R
Summary: In retrospect, Merlin's ridiculous concerns about being executed make a lot more sense.

Like a Badge of Honour by snakevsladder. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R
Summary: AU where they're all at uni and Merlin is an arty type with all his scarves and Arthur goes and gets into illegal boxing matches.

Lines and Boundaries by toestastegood. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17 Length: 5,000-9,999
Summary: AU. After working for Arthur for over a year, Merlin finds that his favourite client is starting to confuse work and reality.

Livery by aleathiel. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG
Summary: Arthur has something for Merlin.

Lord Drake's Bequest by pennyplainknits. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R
Summary: AU. To my great-nephew Arthur I bequeath Tintagel Distribution, wholly and without reserve, save for one condition. You must marry, and stay married, for a period of no less than six months. You're a wonderful businessman Arthur, but a full life needs love and companionship, not just a string of affairs. Settle down young Arthur, and your life will be the richer for it." . Arthur needs to marry to take control of Tintagel Distribution. Fortunatly he knows the right man for the job.

Loss, and the Finding by shinetheway. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17
Summary: The ring is cold and heavy, and there is blood, smeared and dry, along the crest.

Lost Talent by Triste. Merlin/Arthur Rating:PG
Summary: Never again would he complain about Gaius and his cooking, Merlin thought as he dug into his meal with relish.

Love and Marriage by kei_rin. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG
Summary: Arthur finds out his cousin Gawain also loves Merlin.

Love is Noise by theyscreamofyou. Merlin/Arthur
Summary: When Arthur touches Merlin, the stones shake beneath them.

Lovestruck by social_retard86. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13 Length: 20,000-29,999
Summary: Modern London AU. On the day that Arthur swore he'd never take the tube again, he met a student called Merlin.

Lying in the Dust by faynia. Merllin/Arthur Rating: PG Length: 1,000-4,999
Summary: He was eleven and slowly beginning to resemble the Arthur Merlin had once known. Bright eyes, soft hair, charming smile; Merlin felt a bit heartsick and silly.

Made of Wood, and Evidently Stupid by vail_kagami. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG
Summary: Later, Merlin would blame the fact that he had lived all his life in a society that would murder him for using magic for his lack of practice in the practical use of magic.

Melvin by aleathiel. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG Length: 0-999
Summary: AU. He waits.

Merlin, Arthur, and Sir Damas. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG
Summary: "Actually, we just meant to kidnap Prince Arthur. I've got no idea what you're doing here.”

*Merlin Emyrs and the Totally Gay Triwizard Tournament by twentysomething. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13 Length: 10,000-19,999
Summary: AU. Merlin abruptly wakes up in History of Magic.

Merlin the Idiot's Wikipedia Page by rainchild_ai. Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Fanart thing. Merlin makes Arthur's Wikipedia page better and then Arthur retaliates (and Merlin weighs in, too.)

Meteorology by mercurial_wit. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: In retrospect, it had taken a surprisingly short time for Merlin to decide that Arthur Pendragon was not actually a complete prat.

Mirrored Glass by sarcasticbabble. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: Episode tag for 01x13. He was supposed to protect his people, starting with his servants and if Merlin believed he couldn't come to Arthur with this then of what purpose was Arthur?

Misrule by thehoyden. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17
Summary: "Well," Morgana said, looking pleased, "Maybe Arthur won't actually throw the tourney this year."

Name and Business (Outlaw Song) by kaizoku. Merlin/Arthur Rating: R Length: 1,000-4,999
Summary: AU. "The sheriff wouldn't dare come out here. And that means --" a flash of metal and suddenly a dagger was at Merlin's throat, "you'll be telling me exactly what your business here is."

Needlework by zarathuse. Merlin/Arthur Rating: NC-17 Length: 10,000-19,999
Summary: In which Merlin saves Arthur’s life. Uh. Mostly. Hijinx ensue.

Next Time, I Will Remember This and I Will Say 'No'. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: “Arthur wants you to pretend to be him so that he doesn’t have to get married to Princess Helena?”

No Ordinary Groupie by toestastegood. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: AU. As an up and coming rock star, Arthur Pendragon is used to having people fall at his feet - and Merlin, a thoroughly unimpressed technician, is the only one willing to put him back in his place.

Not In the Room by franticsga. Merlin/Arthur Rating: G
Summary: He was Prince Arthur of Camelot, not Prince Arthur, Despoiler of Shite Manservants.

Not Quite Mary Poppins by claire_debonai. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: AU. The one where Merlin is a nanny, Arthur’s both a prat and a normal human being, Morgana schemes and Uther does relatively little.

Obeisance by casspeach. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: It's not that Arthur won't share his toys, just that he expects to get them back undamaged.

Of Evil Plots and Idiotic Princes by yo_mawari. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: It was a dark and stormy night, perfect for creating the PlanTM.

*Of Pandas and Poltergeists by kathkin. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG Length: 1,000-4,999
Summary: Modern AU. Arthur is a ghost.

Of the Vertiginous Sacrifice of Sentiments by halighfataliter. Merlin/Arthur Rating: G
Summary: Arthur comes back in the secret hours of dusk, draped in pale grey light and tiredness.

*One Half by aestheticized. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13 Length: 0-999
Summary: Judy Garland: "If I'm such a legend, then why I am so lonely?"

One Paper Butterfly by pasty_pants. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13 Length: 1,000-4,999
Summary: AU. At this point, a normal boyfriend would probably ask if he wanted to get married according to a custom that (hopefully) didn't count in England. Then again, the main reason Merlin liked Arthur was because he was about as far from normal as a guy could get.

Onfindan by astolat. Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Arthur didn't speak to him for a week after he found out.

Our Horizon is the Creation by abscondpress. Merlin/Arthur Rating: PG-13
Summary: There are very few moments when Merlin feels that perhaps the Dragon is not wrong.
Tags: master list, recs, recs:fic, recs:fic:merlin, recs:merlin
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