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Bananarchy Split

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Title: Bananarchy Split
Author: tari_sue
Artist: vickytokio
Pairings: Merlin/Arthur, sides: Gwen/Lance, Leon/Gwaine, Ygraine/Nimueh.
Characters: Merlin, Arthur, Leon, Gwen, Elyan, Gwaine, Percy, Lance, Will, Mordred, Elena, Freya, Hunith, Tom, Ygraine, Nimueh, Cenred, Kanen, Valiant
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 80k ish
Warnings: Mentions of drugs and a possible drowning and lots of ice cream
Disclaimer: I don’t own Merlin or Arthur or any of the others, I make no profit from any of this and I don’t own an ice cream van.

Author's notes:
This fic came about from a half-baked idea I had about Merlin and Will owning an ice cream van, and a brilliant prompt from Aoigensou about Arthur owning an ice cream parlour with punny names for the ice creams. The puns themselves, and the vengeance ice cream names later on, are the work of various members of The Merlin Fic Book Club, especially Aoi herself and Camelittle – who invented the Bananarchy Split, and Kilgharrah’s theme. Thank you to everyone in The Merlin Fic Bookclub and The Tavern, both on Discord, who have all been putting up with me whinging about this fic for many months now – I’m sorry and I will finally stop doing that, you'll be glad to know. But also, special thanks to Cam, Clea, LFB and Polo, who bore the brunt of the whinging and encouraged me to go on, offering many ideas and suggestions along the way, most of which I shamelessly stole.

The work ended up about twice as long as it was supposed to be and was rescue-betaed by Aoigensou and Camelittle, who did a proper job of putting up with my insecurities, terrible spelling, poor grammar, and inability to find an ending to this fic – without them it would still be unfinished I'm quite sure. Thank you, you wonderful people, I am completely in your debt forever.

And of course, last but very much not least, thank you so much to Vicky Tokio for picking my fic and for providing the wonderful art to go with my rambling words. Please all remember to go to the art post and give her all the love in the world dreckly!

Artist's notes:
"Once I saw the summaries this year, I immediately knew I HAD to claim this one. It's such a cool idea and drawing it was so fun! I hope you all enjoy my work as much as I enjoyed making it!"

What could be better than a summer spent selling ice cream on a beach in a sleepy fishing village on Cornwall’s idyllic north coast? It’s bound to be far less stressful than writing your dissertation for uni or selling insurance for the world’s most demanding father… right? It’s not as if you’d get caught up in a feud with a rival ice cream seller, or nearly drown, or fall in love with a complete prat, is it?

Proper job.

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Seeking Solid Ground

Title: Seeking Solid Ground

Author: Angelofalbion

Artist: Vickytokio

Pairings/Characters: Merlin/Arthur, Gwen/Morgana

Rating: Mature

Word Count: 65,065

Warnings: Childhood emotional abuse/neglect, canon parental death (off screen), suicidal ideation (brief mention), self harm (brief mention), magical discrimination, mental health – panic attacks and dissociation. 

Disclaimer: All characters belong to Shine and BBC. No copyright infringement intended.

Author's notes: I’ll keep it short here - there’s longer gushing at the end of the fic. Huge thanks to the mods for working with me on having a later posting date thanks to Real Life, and a huge round of applause to Vickytokio for taking the vaguest possible description of what I was picturing artwise and creating two wonderful pieces to go alongside the fic. And of course, thank you to my wonderful beta Olivia, for helping me turn a steaming pile of garbage into a story. 

Artist's notes: I had the best time working on the art for this fic! It had me on the first summary but the last scene specially felt so soft and loving... I truly loved making this

Summary: The one thing Prince Arthur has always looked for, he’s never found. Pushed to the limits under the heavy weight of King Uther’s expectations, he breaks and does the only thing he can think of. He runs.

Adrift, lost and alone, he finds home in the guise of two nosy neighbours. But in the face of impossible odds will he be able to hold onto it when King Uther threatens everything he’s come to hold dear?

Story link: AO3

Art link: AO3


Real World: Camelot

Title: Real World: Camelot
Author: slantedknitting
Artist: ventimocha
Pairings/Characters: Merlin/Arthur, Arthur/Gwen, Arthur/Mithian, Merlin/Gwaine
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 40,787
Warnings: alcohol, casual sex, poor choices, reality TV drama
Disclaimer: Not my characters

Summary: Arthur goes on the Real World: Camelot, a reality show where he will live with 6 other strangers for a few months. He falls fast for Gwen, but is very attracted to Merlin. He ignores Merlin at first, thinking that will make the attraction go away, because he is determined not to come out on television.

Then he gets called out on it, and he has to start talking to Merlin. And the more they talk, the more Arthur is pulled in.

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The Light Is Always Ours To Find

The Light is Always Ours to Find
Author: Dark_Angel23
Artist: VentiMocha
Pairings/Characters: Merlin/Arthur, Leon/Morgana, Gwen/Lancelot
Rating: Teen and Up
Word Count: 30,992
Warnings: Graphic descriptions of violence
Disclaimer: The Adventures of Merlin characters belong to the BBC Overlords.

Author's notes:
Finally! It's done!
This fic took hours off my life, when I was  not writing it, I was worrying about it, and when the rare moments came  when I wasn't worrying about it, I was figuring out how to make it  better. And now I am casting it off in the void of the internet and  hoping that all of you who keep this fandom alive nearly a decade later  like it.
Now that is out of the way, I would like to thank my  beta, paxaq, who did a marvellous job hammering this fic out and let a  steady stream of encouragement coming that never failed to put a smile  on my face!
Secondly, I will be eternally grateful to my artist VentiMocha, who created absolutely amazing art in a very short time window, and will have my everlasting awe and  gratitude.
Also, the effort put by the mods of ACBB, holding this  fest year after year and doing a fantastic job each time, defies  description. I admit that I got a little confused with the sign-up  dates, but they were very accommodating and still let me participate!  Thank you!

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A Dream of Dragons

Title: A Dream of Dragons
Author: slantedknitting
Artist: LFB72
Pairings/Characters: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 40,640
Warnings: minor violence
Disclaimer: Not my characters

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Summary: Merlin, a fierce dragon, is captured and held prisoner in a deep cave under a castle. He believes he will perish, miserable and alone… until a second prisoner arrives. The man is small and annoying at first, but gradually they get to know each other, and soon enough the cave is almost tolerable.

Then the man escapes, and Merlin realises his whole world has been changed.

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Hounds of War

Title: Hounds of War
Author: bad_peppermint
Artist: alby_mangroves
Pairings/Characters: Arthur, Merlin (Gen or pre-slash)
Rating: PG-13/Teen
Word Count: 72k
Warnings: Canon-typical violence, minor character death
Disclaimer: I/We do not own or claim rights to the show or anything affiliated with it.
Author's notes: Huge, huge thank-yous go out to my artist who stepped in to create such wonderful pieces, my beta, and the mods.
Artist's notes: What an honour and pleasure to get to draw for bad_peppermint's fantastic story! Thank you to my art beta and to the Mods for once again pulling this bang together.
Arthur has been king of Camelot for months now, ever since Morgana tried to kill him and succeeded in killing his father. He has been a warrior and a ruler all his life, but nothing has prepared him for the arrival of the druid sorcerer Emrys, sweeping into the halls of Camelot to pledge his allegiance.

Story and art: On AO3
Art Masterpost: On Tumblr

Child of Luck and Magic

Title: Child of Luck and Magic
Author: thenerdyindividual
Pairings/Characters: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: G
Word Count: 31000
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply, fairy tale typical infanticide attempts but no actual harm comes to the baby
Disclaimer: Merlin belongs to its respective owners!

Summary: Uther enacts revenge for the death of Ygraine; The Great Purge. He lets one sorcerer live, Nimueh, as her visions help him in his war against magic. His world is rocked when she predicts the birth of a child who is destined to help restore magic to Camelot. Uther tries to get rid of the child when he is born, but the child is too lucky for that. Twenty years later, Merlin meets Uther and his life spirals into something out of a tale. He ends up engaged to and married to the prince, and going on a quest to prove his worth. Along the way he helps a sad blacksmith find his sister, learns how to break The Ferryman's curse, helps an ex-bandit become a knight, retrieves the scale from the dragon, and dethrones Uther with lots of cleverness and a lucky break.

Story link: [AO3]
Art link: [Tumblr]

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Fools & Monsters

Title: Fools & Monsters
Author: ashamedbliss
Artist: shadow_hole
Pairings/Characters: Merlin/Arthur, side Morgana/Leon, side Gwen/Lance. Characters include main four, all the knights, plus Gaius, Daegal, Will, and others
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 123,439
Warnings: This fic is about vampires, and thus has several scenes where blood is drunk either directly from humans or from wine glasses. There are also fight scenes with some descriptions of violence, and some death. Additionally, there are several explicit sex scenes. I will place warnings chapter by chapter where relevant.
Disclaimer: The idea of vampires, witches, and daemons inhabiting a world together, and a fair bit of the lore, has been shamelessly stolen from Deborah Harkness' All Souls trilogy (which is also the TV show called A Discovery of Witches). You do not need to have read/seen either to read this fic. If you are familiar with the source material, you'll notice I've made several changes, notably giving the vampires fangs and entirely changing the way magic works. While the magical elements and witches' religion are based on research on Paganism, they are intended to be fictional entities and any likeness is accidental.
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Summary:When daemons hatch plans to seize power for themselves and transform the lives of creatures across the country, vampires and witches are left to unite against them. The only problem? They're mortal - well, immortal enemies.

Doctor Merlin Emrys, a powerful witch, only learns of the daemons' threat after a chance meeting with Arthur Pendragon, a vampire who was turned after the infamous Battle of Camlann.

To achieve peace among all creatures, they'll first need to get along themselves; so when Arthur threatens to drink Merlin dry, and Merlin conjures magic that could kill Arthur, things don't look so good for the two of them.

Arthur and Merlin's stand-off

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