(2/2) and his tail smashes into an archway on the way down, so that none of the guards on the ground can get to the courtyard without running all the way back up to the balustrades to use their crossbows. So Gwen and Kil have ten minutes or so alone, and I’m not even sure which one is more surprised. Gwen, though, is terrified, and doesn’t realize she can control him. It ends with her demanding he leave Camelot in peace, and convincing him to take the fight to the forest. (and idk after that)
omg I LOVE IT!!!
But then at the same time I actually really like that Guinevere doesn’t have magic. I adore the idea of her with it, but I love emphasizing that non-magical characters also have value even though they’re talentless in that respect.
But then you know what… Gaius described the skill of the Dragonlords to be something like “too close to magic for Uther’s comfort” so it’s not strictly magic perse? Also - Gaius can do magic if and when he chooses, and he was really surprised that Merlin could do it with just his mind, so I’ve always taken that to mean there’s an element of natural talent, that if you are born magical then there’s nothing you can do about it, but you can also learn to tap into magic even if you weren’t born with it inside you?
So you know what? I totally could get behind Dragonlord!Gwen. Like… OMG WHAT IF THE DRAGONLORDS WERE THE MEN AND THE GIFT IS PASSED FATHER>SON BUT THERE’S A SECRET LINE OF WOMEN TOO, WHO ARE DRAGON DAUGHTERS; DESCENDANTS OF A WOMAN RAISED BY DRAGONS OR CREATED BY DRAGONS OR SOMETHING.
OMG EVEN BETTER! WHAT IF THE FIRST DRAGON DAUGHTER WAS CREATED BY THE CELESTIAL BEING/OLD RELIGION THAT ALSO CREATED THE DRAGONS, BECAUSE THEY DECIDED DRAGONS NEEDED A KEEPER, SO IN EVER GENERATION THERE IS A NEW WOMAN BORN WITH THE GIFT, THIS INATE CONNECTION TO DRAGONS.
Omg what if that’s how the Dragonlords came to be? What if a Dragon Daughter taught her skill or gave her skill to her husband or something, so then a line of Dragonlords was born, but once Dragonlords started getting persecuted, the Dragondaughters took their gift underground, sheltering it from the world and obviously once all the Dragons were so few, there was no need for them really, so most of these women didn’t even know about their heritage.
I mean… just imagine Gwen as a Mother Of Dragons kinda thing…
OKAY OMG I NEED THIS FANFIC RIGHT NOW.
What if Guinevere’s mother knew she was a DragonDaughter, but kept it secret and secretly visited Kilgarrah?!!! WHAT IF THAT’S GOT SOMETHING TO DO WITH WHY SHE DIED/DISAPPEARED??!?1?1?
OMG WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!! Do you have any idea what you’ve just started?!!