Summary: Merlin has spent his whole life hiding things. Living in Camelot merely added to the secrets that he needed to keep. As time goes on and he spends more time with Arthur, Merlin comes to realise that he in is love with the blonde Prince. He is completely unprepared for the fact that Arthur may just return his feelings. As if he didn’t have enough to hide, Merlin now has to juggle hiding who he is and his relationship with Arthur. Sooner or later something has to give and all the young warlock can hope for is to still be standing when the dust settles. Set at the end of Season 2
Pairings/Characters: Merlin/Arthur, Morgana/Leon, Gwen/Lancelot, Gwaine/Percival, Elyan, Uther, Gaius/Alice, Morgause
Genre: slash | Semi-Cannon
Warnings: language, slash, violence, mature sexual situations, spoilers, mpreg
Word Count: 30,317 (So far)
Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.
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A Normal Day – 2, 189
Merlin’s day starts as it always does and then…
First Night – 2, 019
…everything changes that evening between Merlin and Arthur.
A Good Night’s Rest – 2, 858
Camelot wakes after a good night’s sleep.
Long Overdue Conversations -3, 317
Merlin and Morgana have an overdue conversation and secrets come to light.
The Tears of Uther Pendragon Part One – 5, 330
Merlin remembers a conversation with Morgana, King Uther starts showing signs of losing his mind while Merlin and Arthur are slowly exploring their relationship.
The Tears of Uther Pendragon Part Two – 5, 091
Camelot is under siege, Arthur is being forced to make the decisions in place of his father. Merlin and Morgana have a chance to save everyone by using magic…
Secrets and Lies – 9, 416
Merlin accidentally sets a Goblin loose in the castle and Uther is steadily getting worse. Merlin also contemplates whether keeping his secrets are going to be worth the fallout out when Arthur eventually does learn the truth especially in light of three little words.