Not In This Land Alone by torakowalski
Word Count: 36,408
Pairing(s): Merlin/Arthur Pendragon, Merlin/Will, Gwen/Lancelot
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.
I read this one a while ago, but it’s stuck with me because it’s an exceptionally well-done modern AU. For Merthur fics, modern AUs are probably my favourite fics, mostly because I’m always intrigued to see how a writer takes the characters and adapts them to modern society.
I particularly enjoy how these two idiots dance around each other and pretend to annoy each other, when really, you can see the heart-eyes shining between them. Friggin cosmic love, I tell you.
Read if you’re a Merthur fan.
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