October 14th, 2013

once and future king

Post-apocalyptic Merlin AU

You may recognize this as the post-apocalyptic AU I was writing earlier. I added a second chapter and declared it done.

I also spent most of yesterday watching later Merlin episodes. Jeez, that finale was disappointing, and I love finales and people playing with the Arthur mythos.

Everything Old Is New Again (6342 words) by thedeadparrot
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: Merlin (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Arthur Pendragon (Merlin), Morgana (Merlin), Gwen (Merlin), Merlin (Merlin)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Post-Apocalypse, Reincarnation

Gaius has tales of the days before the plague. He'll sit the younger children down after dinner when everyone is sleepy and spin them tales of wars and political intrigue and some people called 'celebrities' that Arthur doesn't quite understand. Arthur likes the stories about television the best, just the thought of it, moving pictures on a screen, and the stories of a man with an ever-changing face and a blue box.

His father doesn't approve in the least. "I wish he wouldn't fill your head with that nonsense," his father would say. "That world is dead. This is the one we must live in."

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