Fandom: Merlin BBC
Relationship(s): Merlin Emrys/Arthur Pendragon
Genre: AU, Magic, Slavery, Mental Health, Knights
Word Count: 76831
Warnings: Rape, Slavery, Physical Abuse, Mental Health
You’re the Prince?” Merlin says, eyeing him. He hesitates, then adds, defiant, “The Mad Prince of Camelot.”
Arthur doesn’t move. There’s quiet for a long time, then he says it. “I am.”
“You don’t seem mad,” he says.
The smile wells up from somewhere deep, and very sad. “Well, Merlin,” he says, “give me time.”
Why You Should Read This:
Arthur meets Merlin at court in the worst situation – as a slave who has been kidnapped and brutally assaulted by his capturers. The writer does not hide the horrors of being a slave in Camelot but through the budding relationship between Arthur and Merlin, there can be moments of happiness and true feelings. By being together, they can face their fears, struggles and the future with certainty because they are together.