Title: Post hoc, ergo propter hoc (‘After this, therefore because of this.’)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] hitome_bore
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Merlin/Arthur, Arthur/OFC, Arthur/OMC, Gaius, Uther, Morgana, Gwen, Geoffrey of Monmouth
Warnings: Underage porn that meets the age requirements in the UK. Action, graphic violence, temporary character death.
Spoilers: Blink-and-you’ll-miss-it-spoiler for 2x08, general spoilers for the first half of season two.
Rating: NC-17 overall
Word Count: 6,437
Summary: History books would not remember Gaius’ death precipitating the greatest war Albion had ever seen. That blame rested entirely on the shoulders of an inexperienced sorcerer and the Prince whom he’d lied to a hundred times over. Future!fic with a time travel twist. Inspired and loosely based on The Sword in the Stone.

Author's Note: You could call this the “director’s cut” version of this story – it’s got the extended opening that didn’t made it to theatrical release, the gratuitous sex scenes the censors didn’t want, and all those moments that were left on the cutting room floor just to bring it down to a reasonable view-time length. In reality this just means the fic-exchange deadline kicked my butt and I was denied the time to edit properly and expand the story to match my grander plans, so with some creatively applied duct tape and a lot of luck I may have managed to reshape this into a better piece of storytelling. I’ll let you guys be the judge!

Still entirely dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] derryere because her stuff is made of AWESOME ♥ Last-minute editing and cheerleading thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] dria_uesugi :)

Disclaimer: This is a work of fanfiction – none of this ever happened. No copyright infringement is intended. No profit is made from this work. Please observe your local laws with regards to the age-limit and content of this work.

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