"hello, do you know(merthur) fics where arthur/merlin is tortured! bonus point if it is in frond of arthur/merlin ;) canon-era please"
After seventeen days, Merlin is finally rescued, but is he truly free?
Keep Your Secrets
Arthur is captured and held for ransom. As he awaits his freedom, he slowly gets to know the prisoner being held in the cell beside him, a young man named Merlin.
Arthur split the bread, tossed the larger chunk with uncanny accuracy. But they both knew that Merlin needed water. Merlin wondered how long he could wait before he simply reached out and drew the cup of water to him with a devastatingly simple spell.
The Druid’s Captive
Merlin is raised by the druids and has never met Arthur. He becomes their leader because he’s so powerful. When Arthur is captured by the druids, they want to kill him but Merlin decides he’d rather keep him as a pet.
In the blink of an eye, Merlin goes from laughing in the halls of Camelot to lying on the ground, hurt and alone, in an unfamiliar, ruined castle. Now all he has to do is figure out what’s happened.
All bets off [not the main theme, but it’s an important part of the story]
When Arthur is tricked into a bet and loses, too late he realizes that he has just lost the most precious thing to him: Merlin
The Pain of Suffering
It is what is in his eyes that scared him the most. They are guarded, scarred and anguished. He is no longer the same Arthur who left Camelot weeks earlier.
Arthur isn’t there when the strange magical being is first captured. He wants to be but it is the other search party who find it and trap it with magical chains. When Arthur reaches the clearing he sees several of the knights bloodied and bruised and what looks like a naked man lying on the ground bound in silver chains.