- Ring Like Silver, Ring Like Gold
- Rewrite the ending
- Past Lives
- King Once, and King to be
- The World is Ours To Take
- The Not-so-glorious Return of Arthur Pendragon
- When I Become Like Static
- Reaching out for you
- The Old Man and the Lake
- Hopeless Wanderer (18k!)
- When You Need Me The Most
- Reaching out for you
Since I usually keep track of A03 Merlin updates, I’ve put together a list of fics/ficlets related to the last episode that have been written AFTER 5.13 aired.
I’ve tried avoiding those with a very sad and depressing plot, but I might have failed XD
[Plots include: Alternative endings,…
The Final Episode of Merlin ever. It’s kind of deafening when you think about it, after the past 12 weeks of liveblogging and ficcing and the whole lot. Even more so when you add up the years of our lives this show has filled in.
But the great thing that the writers did for us, was to contradict that. The story isn’t just over. There’s more. There’s the confirmation that nothing ever truly dies, not the legends, not the magic, not Merlin and Arthur’s stories. I think that that should also be true for this fandom.
So here’s to a fic rec list, of Modern AUs and Reincarnation. Of circles and new beginnings.
Of reasons to keep this fandom alive.
- Spartacus and the Open Taxi Door
- Northern Exposure
- In Your Name
- Kings Don’t Always Need Advice
- Universal Language
- Drastically Redefining Protocol
- Possibly Maybe I’m Falling For You
- We’re a Storm In Somebody Else’s Teacup
- Keep Calm and Carry On
- We’re Lost, It’s Cold, and There’s Dragons Out There
- I Keep Going Over The World We Knew (Over and Over)
- Accidental Memory In Case Of Death
- And You Will Be My Life
- Journey Into The Interior
- The Student Prince
- Destiny That Darkly Hides Us
- In Medias Res
- From The Mouths Of Children Come Truth
- Fourteen Days (And A Morning)
- Arthur and The Real Boy
- Now I Will Unsettle The Ground Beneath You
- It’s Only Time (Why Would I Stop Loving You a Hundred Years From Now)
- Somewhere In Time
You’re probably thinking there are so many more fics that fit into these categories. And there are and they are all brilliant.
The point I’m trying to make is that’s the amazing thing about our fandom, is these two are our biggest tropes and now it’s canon. Merlin (and Arthur most likely) live on now.
And if we’re going to go out at all….why not with one last bang?
There are A LOT of them, it’s just that most people don’t tag that AND I can’t remember all the ones I’ve read. That said, here are a few. Some are longer fics with a bathing scene somewhere in there, others focus more on the bathing itself. Hope you find something that you like:
- In Time of Trial
- So This Is the New Year
- The Things That Want to Let Go
- Walking Upright
- Let Go and Watch the Sunlight Bend
- Waffles (part 2 — shower sex, part 4 — bath sex)
- Hunter’s Blood
- Bath Time
- No Ordinary Servant
- Pool Boy
- So Are They All, All Honourable Men
- Light of Arthur
- Pear-shaped in Camelot
- Cleansing the Soul
- Strange and Fearless
- Rinse, Lather, Repeat
- By the River
- Bubble Bath
- Bath Time in Camelot
- Of Baths and Returns
- I’d Tried So Not to Give In
- Thou Art What Thou Eateth
- Undisclosed Desires
Bonus for Shower!sex?
- Merlin, Ger Out of the Shower!
- Happiness is a Warm Shower
- The worst Laid Plans
- Defenders of the Realm
- The Avalon Code
I know I’m forgetting some I’ve read and recced on this site. I’ll add them to the list if I remember them :D
Here are some fics that were submitted by followers (they sounds really interesting, I’ve bookmarked lots and you should do the same). Enjoy!
Don’t forget to check the TAG for more.
In light of this BRAND NEW INFORMATION [x]
- This Fast, Unreasonable Spring
- Picture Says a Thousand Words
- We’ll Take Manhattan
- Model Behaviour
- In the Natural Light
- Paint It Merthur
I think this is a sign that we need more artist!Arthur fics now, right? Right.
Well, get to it then!
Well, the end of Merlin is near, but we all know this is not going to be the end of Merlin and Arthur. After all, destiny is never done with them.
- The Student Prince - TEXT || DOWNLOAD || Summary: A Modern day Merlin AU set at the University of St Andrews, featuring teetotal kickboxers, secret wizards, magnificent bodyguards of various genders, irate fairies, imprisoned dragons, crumbling gothic architecture, arrogant princes, adorable engineering students, stolen gold, magical doorways, attempted assassination, drunken students, shaving foam fights, embarrassing mornings after, The Hammer Dance, duty, responsibility, friendship and true love…
- Not in This Land Alone- TEXT || DOWNLOAD || Summary: When Merlin Emrys gets a summer job at Buckingham Palace, he doesn’t expect to even meet King Arthur, let alone become involved in protecting him from a plot to overthrow the monarchy.
- Drastically Redefining Protocol + sequels - TEXT || DOWNLOAD || Summary: In which Prince Arthur meets Merlin and all hell promptly breaks lose.
- Defenders of the Realm - TEXT || DOWNLOAD || Summary: Arthur and Morgana are Metropolitan police officers drawn into a strange case involving robbery of ancient artifacts. Merlin is a graduate student at Imperial College studying the healing plants of Ancient Britain under Gaius – or at least that’s what he tells everyone. Soon they, along with Gwen, Lancelot and Uther, will be facing a battle for the future of the country. Can they defend the realm from those who would seek to destroy it?
- Merlin in Hogwarts Verse - TEXT || DOWNLOAD || Summary: The first thing Merlin Emrys thought when he was born, was “Oh, hell no.”
And not reincarnation, but a modren!AU everyone should read:
Let’s have a lawyer!Arthur list, shall we?
fics where Arthur is a lawyer and Merlin is his client:
fics where Arthur is a lawyer, lawyering things up, but Merlin is not his client, though Arthur stills fucks/loves him:
Since the Merlin fandom has spontaneously combusted into tears and pain, I thought I’d give you guys some of my favourite Merthur fluff to help mend your battered hearts. Best when read until the wee hours of the morning with a fuzzy blanket, various stuffed animals for snuggling, and a carton of…