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Bell, Book and Candle, Bell, Book and Candle
by beeej From the day Arthur had moved into the flat above Merlin's pub, everything had gone really wrong. Merlin liked Arthur. And it was for Arthur's own good that Merlin had cast that enchantment. Truly it was. But now that Merlin had come to the realization that he had fallen in love with Arthur, he had to figure out a way to set things right.
G rated. Arthur/Merlin.
Edward Scissorhands, Merlin Scissorhands
The Royal Tenenbaums, Betrayal, Failure and Disaster
by amphigoury "In fact, virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Pendragons had been erased by two decades of betrayal, failure and disaster."
Serenity, My Turn
by altocello Morgana as River Tam
(500) Days of Summer, Days, Months, Years, (and Love)
by sweet_poppy111 There's one man who believes love exists, and who doesn't. Merlin is the first man, and he falls for the second. Arthur may just be the destiny it seems like he's been waiting for his whole life.
The thing is, Arthur doesn't seem to agree.
PG-13 rated. Merlin/Arthur, Arthur/Gwen, Merlin/Gwaine (12,000 words).
84 Charing Cross Road, Mint Editions (84 Charing Cross Road)
by wanderlust48 A London bookseller and an aspiring New York writer strike up an easy friendship over correspondences about books, and food parcels. Arthur and Merlin finally meet in person in London.
Arthur/Merlin PG-13 rated. (10,000 words).
Atlantis: The Lost Empire, On the Shores of Avalon
by shadowofrazia For his entire life, Arthur Pendragon has dreamt of finding the Isle of Avalon. It all seems hopeless until a man named Gaius de Boron hands Arthur the key to keeping his dream alive. With The Book of Avalon and a ragtag crew, Arthur soon finds himself in a world he could have only imagined. But when Arthur meets Myrddin, the strange prince of Avalon, he soon has to decide if he's willing to leave behind everything he's ever known to keep Avalon's magic alive.
M rated. Arthur/Merlin. (16,800 words).
Calamity Jane, Whip Crack Away!
by eeshbelle Boy A is sent to fetch Girl A and brings back Girl B instead. Mistaken identities, angst, embarrassment and heartbreak ensue... but this isn't Les Mis so maybe things aren't so terrible after all.
PG-13 rated. Merlin/Arthur, Gwen/Lancelot. (11,300 words).
by lezbianseagull2 Once upon a time, as so many of these stories start, there was a young man living in a forgotten part of the forest, a part of the forest few dare to venture. Those daring always came back to their villages whispering of dragons, wizards, and magic. This is a tale about all three....
PG rated. Merlin/Arthur, Arthur/Guinevere, Merlin/Lancelot,Guinevere/Lancelot (12,776 words)
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Look Before You Leap
by merthurdreamer Merlin finds an extraordinary ability, and soon exploits it to his advantage; soon he realises that not only is he interrupting everyone's happiness, but also his own...
T/15 rated. Arthur/Merlin.
Girl With a Pearl Earing, Boy With a Diamond Pendant
by gilli_ann Due to unhappy family circumstances young Merlin has to move to the city of Camelot and enter into the service of celebrated and enigmatic painter Arthur Pendragon. His time as a servant in the Pendragon mansion is filled with hard work, heartache, mystery and dangers, but also with friendship and love. Ultimately as Merlin's purpose in life becomes clear, his destiny will affect everyone in the Pendragon household.
NC-17 rated. Arthur/Merlin (43,000 words).
Man of Steel, Man of Magic
by rotrude Merlin is an extraordinary young man trying to pretend he's ordinary. His plan seems to be succeeding until journalist Arthur Pendragon starts digging into the secrets revolving around his identity. An enemy from his father's past turning up doesn't help Merlin keep his head down either.
NC-17 rated. Merlin/Arthur, past Hunith/Balinor, past (teenage) lightly hinted at Merlin/Freya. (46,000 words)
Never Been Kissed, Good Things Come To Those Who Wait
by vix_spes Someone once said 'To write well, you have to write what you know'. Well, here is what I know...
PG-13 rated. (15,564 words)
Now, Voyager, The Untold Want
by scotscookie Arthur Pendragon was the down-trodden son of the Duke of Camelot. After a break-down he goes to Cascades, a sanatorium, and begins to learn how to live his own life. That becomes even easier when he meets aspiring architect, Merlin Emrys.
NC-17 rated. Arthur/Merlin. (18,574 words).
P.S. I Love You, Until I'm Fine
by tygermine What do you do when your deceased loved one starts sending you letters from beyond the grave?
T+ rated. (>5000 words).
Tarzan of the Apes, Somewhere Only We Know
by sp_owl Professor Merlin Emrys rescues the long lost brother of Morgana Pendragon from the wilds of the African jungle where, after a plane crash that killed both their parents, Arthur Pendragon's lived with the apes for the past eighteen years. Under Merlin's tutelage, Arthur quickly regains his social skills and ability to speak; however, he desperately misses the jungle he still thinks of as home.
E rated. Arthur/Merlin, Gwaine/Morgana, Merlin/Will (past), Lance/Gwen, Leon/Merlin (a little) (18,842 words).
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines; Or, How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes, Daredevils
by zairaalbereo It's 1910 and The Daily Mirror, one of Englands biggest newspapers, is hosting a spectacular event: The First International Air Race from London to Paris!
Among the aviation pioneers fighting to win are the young Lord Arthur Pendragon, son of the man sponsering the race, and Merlin Emrys, a poor but enthusiastic sod from Arizona. The two men could not be more different, and they clash immediately, but they have more in common than they realise. One thing is the passion for flying. The other is a passion of a different nature all together.
Before they can see who's the better man though, they have to overcome misuderstandings, sabotage, assault and their own pride. And Morgana is not really helping - even if she might disagree.
E rated. Arthur/Merlin. (29,600 words).
Twister, Respect the Wind
by rocknvaughn Little Merlin Emrys learns the hard way that being a Wind Mage is more dangerous than it looks.
PG-13 rated. Background Balinor/Hunith. (6,000 words).
When Harry Met Sally, Every Beginning Is A Sequel...After All
by unbidden_truth The first time Merlin met Arthur was somewhere up in the rugged wilderness of northern Scotland. Predictably Merlin, half-lost and blinded by the fog had stumbled into him and predictably, Arthur had been a bit of a prat. It hadn’t been exactly the most auspicious beginning to a love story.
R rated. Merlin/Arthur background Gwen/Lance; brief Arthur/Vivian, Arthur/Sophia, Arthur/Gwen, Arthur/Owain, Merlin/Gwaine, and Merlin/Mordred.
While You Were Sleeping, Wish I Could Stay
by giselleslash Merlin leads a very lonely life until a mugging and a misunderstanding accidentally throws him into the crazy world of the handsome bloke that comes to his coffee kiosk.
PG rated. Merlin/Arthur, also Merlin/Gwaine (implied/one-sided), Percival/Gwaine, Elena/Mithian, and Morgana/Leon. (13,500 words).