Merthur AU MEME: XMEN
Merlin was born with his powers and learnt to use them even before he learnt to spell his own name. As a descendent of Magneto, he can control metal. It has always be in his blood. However, he has also always tried to keep it a secret, since he’s not in search of troubles… That until he meets Arthur Pendragon, the son of the head of the Wothington Labs, a society who wants to get rid of the mutants by a “cure”. At the beginning Merlin’s not aware of that and he just starts a friendship with the boy… But when Uther discovers his secret, he gets in danger. Locked up as a lab-rat, he’s going to lose his power, if not his own life for the search of their cure. For days Arthur asks himself where Merlin might have gone, because his friend would have neveer disappeared without even a goodbye! His stubborness finally leads him to discover everything: the mutant powers of his friend and how his father is experimenting on him. Despite everything that was taught to him, Arthur -although shocked at first- stands up for Merlin. He loves him and he’s not going to lose him. He trusts him and his powers won’t change anything between them.
But he doesn’t just release him: once Merlin is free he helps him in his campaign for the mutants’ rights. Their friendship and affection grow every day in something more important, ‘till their union becomes the symbol of a new future of peace and understanding between mutants and humans all over the world.
Merlin can be safe now without hiding… and happy in Arthur’s arms.