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17 November 2008 @ 10:20 pm
nov 17: we played on horses made of sticks [Merlin/Arthur]  

we played on horses made of sticks;
Merlin/Arthur; U-Rated; 394words; Coda 1.10;
an interpretation for how next week's episode,
"The Moment of Truth" may go. 

He raises his hand, his eyes burning with a golden light and Arthur stops dead at the sight of it. He shouldn't be able to hear the words that spill forth from Merlin's lips but he does and the sibilant hissing is enough to freeze his blood.

Merlin stops speaking a moment later; there are no flashes of light or whooshing sounds as the magic speeds from his extended hand, but there are the screams of the enemy as they fall suddenly, writhing in agony upon the ground. Merlin looks to the man beside him and an order is shouted to bind the enemy post haste.

Merlin turns then and starts to walk away, stopping only when he sights Arthur, his body jerking to a halt. He knows he’s been caught. They stand in stillness, watching one another in silence. Merlin's shoulders slump, defeated, his mouth is dry and his palms are wet with nervous sweat.

Arthur straightens; his gaze worryingly unreadable as he starts walking towards him only to stop but paces away.

“I think it would be best if you remained here,” Arthur speaks and Merlin frowns.

“Sire?” And it’s the first time he’s said the title with the honour it deserves. Arthur cannot bring himself to smile at that, knowing what it’s taken to finally get Merlin to say it like that.

“I will leave you here, Merlin,” Arthur says, “you cannot return to Camelot.”

“But I-,”

“No. There is no debate. If you return you will be executed. I cannot change the law.”

“Then why are you letting me live?” He asks, his eyes wide and pleading.

There is real pain upon Arthur’s face as he reaches out and lays his hand upon Merlin’s shoulder. “I am not my father,” he says softly, “but until I am king I must obey his laws.”

“Arthur…” he pleads.

“Don’t, Merlin.” Arthur stops him, “If… if you’re still here when I am crowned King, I will come for you, Merlin. But I will not see you before then, do you understand me?”

Merlin is silent for a long moment, a million and one words sticking in his throat but only one he allows himself to speak, “Yes,” he says, his voice barely above a whisper. Arthur’s hand squeezes at his shoulder and then he turns and walks away. He doesn’t once look back.

[ end. ]
[ written as part of Caspe-Wri-Mo
 

 
 
mood: contemplativecontemplative
music: watching the wind that shakes the barley
 
 
 
talcattalcat on November 17th, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)
Awww BLESS them!
Campaspe: Merlin \\ Submissioncs_whitewolf on November 22nd, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reading, hun!

Peace,
Campaspe
Shaz: [Merlin] Merlin/Arthur touchdancy_dreamer on November 17th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
I demand you give me my heart back right now!
Campaspe: HP \\ Severus; smileycs_whitewolf on November 22nd, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
But... butbutbut ::pouty face:: ...and here I was going to start my collection ;) heh.

Thank you, hunni!
Peace,
Caspe
Moryssa: merlinmoryssa on November 17th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
*sniffle*

Re: your icon: I screencapped that scene with the express intent to icon-ify it. X-D
Campaspe: Merlin \\ Merlin; in the stockscs_whitewolf on November 22nd, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
It was an awesome scene- I heart it so very much! X)

thank you for reading!
Peace,
Caspe
galaxy_songgalaxy_song on November 17th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
That was just heart breaking woman.
Campaspe: Merlin \\ slash writes itselfcs_whitewolf on November 22nd, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
Well... that's pretty much what I was aiming for ;) heh.

Thank you!
Peace,
Caspe
__♥..Jemz-y Baby..♥__: Arthur/Merlin Lakejemzamia on November 17th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
*WIBBLE*

You're too bloody good woman! XD
Campaspe: Merlin \\ Merlin; in the stockscs_whitewolf on November 22nd, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
::pets::

Aww, thank you! The angst, it could not be stopped X)

Peace,
Caspe
absinthefairy88: merlin/arthurabsinthefairy88 on November 17th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
I'm contemplating eating my hat just to stop the wibble.
Campaspe: Merlin \\ Wizard!?cs_whitewolf on November 22nd, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
Meep! Don't eat your hat! I'll make it all better next time X) ...maybe.

heh. Thank you!
Peace,
Caspe
_stolendreams_ on November 18th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
Oh...
Meep.

You broke my heart again and I love you for it stop doing these things to me girl ;)
Campaspe: Merlin \\ Merlin; veggiedcs_whitewolf on November 22nd, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
::big smushy smishes::

Um... my bad? X) I can't help it! It's like my default is stuck on angst! heh.

Thank you :)
Peace,
Caspe
daylyn: roadsign you cannot pass_unknown.daylyn on November 18th, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
Okay... I HAVE to see this show, don't I?

I know nothing about this and you've still managed to break my heart. Well done!
Campaspe: Merlin \\ NOMcs_whitewolf on November 22nd, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
omg you haven't seen my new favourite show!? do you want to see it? hinthint?

Well, in that case I am uber chuffed! X) thank you so much!
Peace,
Caspe
(no subject) - daylyn on November 24th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - cs_whitewolf on November 24th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
mrs_cj_harknessmrs_cj_harkness on November 18th, 2008 08:04 am (UTC)
N'awwwww! Now if that was the way the epidosde ended although I'd be VERY sad, it'd still be a fantastic episode! <3
Campaspe: Merlin \\ Merlin; in the stockscs_whitewolf on November 22nd, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
In a way I'd love if the episode went something like this, but at the same time, I'd be in a complete flutter, distraught at the thought of them being seperated- so another part of me doesn't want it to happen! heh.

Thank you so much! I'm very glad you approve X)
Peace,
Caspe
It looks about as sea-worthy as a rubber duck!harem_ent on November 18th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
O GODZ THE WOEEEEEEEEEEE!
Campaspe: Merlin \\ NOMcs_whitewolf on November 22nd, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
I KNOW OMG, SOZ!!!

Also... ASFGHDJ!!! IT'S ON TONIGHT OMG.

<33
Peace,
Caspe
blondieloxblondielox on November 19th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
I think the sound of that shattering over there is my heart...

Ohmygod! That has left me all 'aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwww!!!!!!' but in an angsty way. And I'm smiling, because it was so good! But..but... awwwwwwww. *wibble*

Just. This. Lost all my coherency as well as my heart... damn.
Campaspe: Merlin \\ Merlin Approvedcs_whitewolf on November 22nd, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
::pets::

Aww sorry for the heart-breaking, but thank you for managing to be so eloquent about it! X) heh. I'm really pleased it worked for you, even if it was all angsty.

Thanks for reading!
Peace,
CS WhiteWolf
xaritomenexaritomene on November 19th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
Oh. Ooooh... "I will come for you" - I love it. Not even just "You can return", but actually "I will come for you"... so many different kinds of love. Thank you! *mems*
Campaspe: Merlin \\ slash writes itselfcs_whitewolf on November 22nd, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
<33 yes, I like to think that even though he was leaving Merlin behind, it's only because he doesn't want to see him hurt. And he'd most certainly be going back for him asap!

Thank you so much! Am well chuffed it worked for you X)

Peace,
CS WhiteWolf
jade_dragoness: bat-winged_Merlinjade_dragoness on November 19th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
*teary eyed* My poor boys.
Campaspe: Merlin \\ Submissioncs_whitewolf on November 22nd, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
::pets them::

But on the upside, they will *eventually* be back together. Yay, right?

X) thank you for reading!
Peace,
CS WhiteWolf
special_schizospecial_schizo on November 19th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
So, so sad. While it would be amazing if they did it like this, I don't think I could take it.
Campaspe: Merlin \\ rescuing Arthurcs_whitewolf on November 22nd, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, I'd love if the episode itself went a little something like this, but at the same time would be most upset if Arthur really did leave Merlin behind. I just... they must be seperated really.

Thank you so much!
Peace,
CS WhiteWolf
(no subject) - special_schizo on November 28th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Joulez217: Dragonjoulez217 on November 19th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
Awwwww, awwwww, awww thats so sad. :( I was sorta shouting at my computer screen that Arthur can't do that, that he has to take Merlin back with him.

::sniffles:: Thats so sad!
Campaspe: Merlin \\ Merlin Approvedcs_whitewolf on November 22nd, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
Then let us all hope that the episode goes the oppose way, ys? X) heh. Thank you so much for reading, hun!

Peace,
Caspe