Arcane Asylum Master Post
Fandom: Merlin BBC
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin and a bunch of less true pairings mentioned in the flashbacks.
Warnings: non-con (in chapter 1 only), dub-con (neither M/A), violence, deaths of minor characters.
Summary: Modern AU. For the last twenty two years Uther Pendragon had been waging war on magic. Now his son Arthur has been framed for a magical crime and sent to the prison for magic users. Arthur is instantly targeted by the inmates, but mysterious top dog Merlin takes him under his wing. They form a bond, and Merlin decides to help Arthur clear his name.
Originally written for this prompt at kinkme_merlin: Arthur/Merlin, modern prison AU. Uther is the notorious warden of a prison for magic users. When Nimeuh frames Arthur for a magical crime, he's sent down for it. Being pretty, blonde and the hated warden's son makes him a prime target and everyone wants to make him their prison bitch. Luckily he catches the eye of mysterious topdog!Merlin who takes him under his wing... Bonus points for everyone being terrified of Merlin and Arthur being all indignant about needing "protection".
Notes: I deviated from the prompt slightly: Uther isn't just a prison warden, though he likes to be hands-on. This isn't really a prison story so much as it's the story of the world that has a prison for magic users in it.
Many thanks to fearless devikun and ghost_guessed for betaing this.
Word count: 125K
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