Why I ship Arthur/Freya
ARRIE I TOLD YOU I’D WRITE THIS.
Imagine this scenario. Imagine Arthur finding Freya after Merlin helps her escape. He knows that, according to his father, what he should see is someone capable of terrible deeds. What he should see is someone who has chosen the evils of magic.
But he doesn’t. Instead, he sees a young, innocent girl; a victim.
So he helps her, gives her food, protects her, does all the things Merlin did in the episode (minus the magic). He realises that, hey, maybe all those who practice magic aren’t evil. Obviously Freya isn’t evil.
So then, the beast emerges at night, and Arthur leads the knights against her. He injures her, then follows her back and realises what he’s done. He takes her out to the lake and says, “I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean to.” and she’s like, “You don’t need to be sorry. You’ve saved me blah blah blah you’ve made me feel loved,” and “one day I will be there for you and I will help you in your time of need.” Then she dies and he gives her a viking’s funeral like Merlin did.
Then, when Morgana takes over the castle, Merlin’s all like, “You need to go to the lake of avalon
this glass of water told me" and Arthur’s like, "Por que?" and Merlin’s like, "Just do it asshole."
So Arthur goes to the lake and Freya’s there and she gives him the sword.
Basically, I see a lot of potential for character development through a relationship between the two. Arthur would see that not all people who practice magic have chosen it or wish evil with it (I know Merlin could show him that as well), and Freya would willingly help Arthur and learn to trust him and see that he’s not like his father.
there’s so much more I wish I could say and express about this but how do you words and eloquence.
This probably made no sense.