FANFIC FRIDAY: Merlin AUs

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Hello fanfic readers!

Welcome to another week of Fanfic Friday. August is the month of Alternate Universes and this week we are bringing you a fanfic rec of a show we had not covered before: Merlin!


The Student Prince

By: FayJay
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…
Rating: Mature – AU
Words: 145,222

The Lonely King

By: Cori Lannam
Summary: The Prince of Wales at his school. Merlin was sure it was all just a very bad joke. A modern royalty AU.
Rating: Explicit – M/M, Royalty, Modern Era, Bisexuality
Words: 56,777

Ashes, Embers, Flames

By: unpossible
Summary: The Prince of Wales at his school. Merlin was sure it was all just a very bad joke. A modern royalty AU.
Rating: Explicit – M/M, Royalty, Modern Era, Bisexuality
Words: 56,777

Radioman

ByFootloose
Summary: The reason SAS Captain Arthur Pendragon can’t keep a communications specialist in Team Excalibur because none of them are good enough. And then Lieutenant Merlin Emrys gets assigned to his squad, and Arthur does everything he can to prove that Merlin isn’t good enough, either. Except he is.
Rating: General Audiences – M/M, Action, Adventure
Words: 34,857

Not In This Land Alone

By: torakowalksi
Summary: Modern AU. 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.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – M/M
Words: 36,408

Fundamental Imperfection

By: Starlingthefool
Summary: In which an argument about Dickens leads to a Twitter scandal, broken bones, midnight conversations, and transatlantic longing. (Or, an AU with Arthur and Merlin as moderately famous authors.)
Rating: Mature – M/M
Words: 12,175

But It’s a Good Refrain

By: lady_ragnell
Summary: Arthur doesn’t care much about the popular radio program Dragon’s Lonely Hearts until his ex-girlfriend calls in to slag him off and get advice. When he calls in and has an on-air argument with the host, it starts off more than he expected, including meddling friends, overinvolved fans, and maybe love.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – M/M
Words: 23,090

A Binding Contract

By: eldee
Summary: In a society where people with magic are considered to be dangerous, are labelled as freaks, and have their powers cut off from them, Merlin does whatever he can to survive the hard life he’s faced with. When he’s in desperate need of money, Merlin’s landlord Aredian arranges and offers a magically binding contract in which Merlin is to become a ‘companion’ to Uther Pendragon’s son, Arthur. And when Merlin feels compelled to accept it, he never would have imagined that one man could change his life so completely.
Rating: Explicit – F/M, M/M, Modern Era
Words: 99.285

A Binding Contract

By: eldee
Summary: In a society where people with magic are considered to be dangerous, are labelled as freaks, and have their powers cut off from them, Merlin does whatever he can to survive the hard life he’s faced with. When he’s in desperate need of money, Merlin’s landlord Aredian arranges and offers a magically binding contract in which Merlin is to become a ‘companion’ to Uther Pendragon’s son, Arthur. And when Merlin feels compelled to accept it, he never would have imagined that one man could change his life so completely.
Rating: Explicit – F/M, M/M, Modern Era
Words: 99.285

Come Alive

By: kianspo
Summary: Arthur Pendragon, the youngest Detective Inspector in Camelot, whose job is rumoured to be cursed, stumbles over a series of crimes no one can explain. Merlin Emrys, a constantly broke student working at a shady nightclub to pay the bills, comes in as a sketch artist – one with an unusual gift. The shadow of magic, supposedly eradicated centuries ago, makes things so much more dangerous for everyone. It’s hardly a good time to fall in love.
Rating: Explicit – M/M, First Time, Attempted Rape/Non-con, Non-con Drug Use, Age Difference
Words: 60,302


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