Bring the sun back

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Title: Bring the sun back
Author(s): pushdragon
Date(s): 28 February 2011
Length: 28,899 words
Genre: slash, angst
Fandom: Merlin
External Links: Bring the sun back (LiveJournal)
Bring the sun back (AO3)

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Bring the sun back is a Merlin/Arthur story by pushdragon.

Summary: "Fanfic classic #3: Unexpected Possession of Magic. Inexplicable things keep happening around Arthur. In the end, he can only accept that he's got magic in him. Magic is a curse that needs to be stamped out, and Arthur shows himself no mercy. "

The story has a sequel called In a different light.[1] Here Merlin and Arthur go back to Camelot to face the consequences of the lies they've both had to tell.

Recs and Reviews

  • "The summary tells you most of what you need to know. [...] Arthur's reaction to his 'magic' (his horourable resolve) and Merlin's reaction to losing Arthur (darkest anguish) are exactly spot-on in a beautifully crafted story taking one of the staples of Merlin fandom - the magic reveal/discovery - and giving it a fantastic and well written twist."[2]
  • "This should be required reading for anyone interested in canon fics. Such unbelievably perfect dialogue. The tenderness between Arthur and Merlin is so gorgeous and so real. A perfect mix of plot and action and magic and the tropes that make us go "ooooo" all wrapped up in some of the most delightful prose I've read in ages. I found myself stopping and catching my breath over so many little turns of phrase. Oh, this story."[3]


  1. ^ pushdragon. In a different light, 05 October 2011. (Accessed 29 October 2011)
  2. ^ jasmasson in crack_van. Bring the Sun Back by Pushdragon (R), 01 October 2011. (Accessed 29 October 2011)
  3. ^ lolafeist. Fic Recs, 19 April 2011. (Accessed 11 March 2012)