Geoffrey's Granddaughter (Merlin X Reader)
(You are the Granddaughter of Geoffrey of Monmouth, Court Genealogist and the keeper of the Royal Library. You are a noblewoman. Lady (Y/N), who came to Camelot to follow Geoffrey’s footsteps as an apprentice. You were introduced by Geoffrey to Arthur and Merlin when Arthur was called by Uther to meet you in person.)
(Also I do not own the entire production of the Merlin series. or even bbc
You are on your horse, (Y/H/N), riding on a path that leads to Camelot. Your cloak hood hides you face. You were personally asked by your Grandfather, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Camelot’s royal Court Genealogist and Keeper of the Royal Library, to be his apprentice.
You are an orphan, your mother had passed away from childbirth and you father has recently died from sickness. You were living with your Aunt until one day you received a letter from Grandfather Geoffrey.
So you left the household of Monmouth and bid farewell to your Aunt and the servants that worked there. You always believed in equality between commoners and nobles that the servants were like a second family to you.
You only wished that you weren’t the only noble who believes in equality.
Finally, you reached to the lower town of Camelot and slowed Y/H/N by pulling gently on her/his reins and strut on the road, carefully passing through the busy crowd of working commoners and laughing children.
You suddenly pulled Y/H/N to stop when you spotted a dirty young boy, who was staring hungrily at a pile of apples that was place on a market stand. And judging by the state of the child, he seems to be a homeless orphan.
You got off of Y/N/H and went to the merchant.
“Four apples and two pears please.” You asked.
“That’ll be 5 gold pieces miss.” the merchant grumbled.
You gave him the money and grabbed a neatly piece of cloth from you satchel to wrap the fruits in.
You then walk to the hungry boy and kneel down to his height.
“Hello, what’s your name?” You asked.
“Allen.” He squeaked out. Clearly scared by you. You couldn’t blame him, an older stranger came to you and asked for your name seemed to be very intimidating for a child his age.
“Hello Allen, my name is Y/N is your mother or father around?”
“No.” He muttered.
“Where are they?”
“Dead.” He simply said.
I sighed. “Do you have a place to live?”
Fortunately he nodded. “With uncle Morty. But he’s barely at home.”
“He works hard. But sometimes we don’t have enough gold to buy food.”
You lift his head gently by his chin and look at him in the eyes. “Are you happy?”
“Sometimes, when uncle Morty comes back from work, we would play knights.”
“Do you want to become a knight when you grow up?”
“Yes, but I can’t.”
You frown playfully. “And why not?”
“Because I’m not brave enough.”
You thought for a moment and then sparked an idea and leaned closer to Allen.
“Can I tell you a secret?”
“You see my horse there?” You pointed at Y/N/H, who was standing behind you by a few meters the entire time.
“Well you see young Allen, his/her name is Y/N/H and he was actually a gift from a kind witch.” I whispered the last part by his ear.
“But magic is band from Camelot.” He said you covered his mouth and shush at him.
“I know.” You whispered. “That’s why I am asking you to keep it as a secret.”
He then nodded and you slowly put you hand away from his mouth.
“Do you want to know what makes Y/H/N so special?”
He nodded hesitantly.
“You see if you touch him his/her nose and doesn’t back up, it means you are brave enough to ride him.”
“And if he does back up?”
“Then. . we’ll see what’s happens, just don’t scream, It’ll scare him/her more.”
Allen gulped and stared at the horse with scared eyes. “Do you think I’m brave enough?”
You chuckled.“Young Allen, I have the privileged to meet a lot of brave men on my journey to Camelot. And I must say you have the eyes of courage to show all of Camelot and the kingdoms of the realm one day.”
“You just need to see that no matter how dark the world is, there is light, There will always be light. You just need to believe that you can find it.”
Allen then lifts his chin high and march gently to Y/H/N. He then stops midway and looks back at me.
I nodded and signalled him to continue.
He took a deep breath and then continues until he was in front of Y/H/N and carefully lift his hand and bows his head down. Fearing of what would happen.
Y/H/N then bows his/her head down to the child and pressed his/her nose to the boy’s trembling hand.
Allen opened his eyes in surprise nd looks up. He then smiled ad looks back at you.
“I did it! I did it Miss Y/N! I did it!” He said in enthusiasm.
You smiled. “Of course you did. I told you, you have the eyes of courage. You want to ride him/her?”
“Can I?” He asked.
“Mhmm. Here.” You lead Allen to Y/H/N’s side and lift him by the waist to settle him on the saddle and then mount up so that you are behind him. Allen is secure in between your arms and you asked him to hold the bag of fruits.
You made a noise with your mouth to signal Y/H/N to walk and asked where Allen lives.
(At The Castle)
“So Geoffrey has a granddaughter?” Merlin asked.
“Yes Merlin.” Arthur said in annoyance. “How many times do I have to tell you to make you understand with that pea brain of yours?”
“I’m just saying, Gaius has never mentioned anything about Geoffrey having a granddaughter. And that old man mentions a lot of things.”
“You know, now that you mentioned it. My father has never even mentioned about a Lady Y/N of Monmouth. Until now.”
“Maybe he had his reasons.” Merlin stated as he patted the Arthur’s bed clean.
“Probably.” Arthur muttered.
Suddenly there was knocking at the door.
“Enter.” Arthur called.
A castle guard opened the door. He bowed then rise. “My Lord.”
“What is it?”
“The King had asked me to inform you that Lady Y/N of Monmouth has arrived.”
Arthur and Merlin shared a look and then looks back at the servant.
“I’ll be there in a moment.”
Arthur and Merlin walked down the hall that leads to the Royal Library where King Uther had asked to meet.
“Wouldn’t be better if we meet the Lady of Monmouth in the Council Hall?” Merlin asked.
“Geoffrey personally asked my father if the Lady Y/N could visit the Library as soon as she reached to Camelot.”
“I don’t know Merlin, why don’t you asked the granddaughter of the Keeper of the Royal Library?” Arthur said sarcastically.
“Never mind.” Merlin muttered.
The two individuals reached to there the main doors of the Royal Library. Merlin opened the door and the two enter.
They immediately found King Uther, Geoffrey, Morgana and two men from the council, talking to each other in hushed voices around Geoffrey’s study desk.
Merlin spotted Gaius at the end of the table and frowned. It was unusual for Gaius to be here when in the early morning he mentioned that he was gonna have a busy day.
“Father.” Arthur greeted Uther.
“Arthur, so nice for you to come.”
“Well I don’t exactly have a choice do I?” Arthur joked.
“Yes well,” Geoffrey started. “Prince Arthur I do hope you know why you are here.”
“Of course Geoffrey.” Arthur said. “Where is Lady Y/N?” He asked kindly.
“She is just browsing around the library. She was hoping to find a book that’s based on a certain level of herbalism.” Geoffrey then turns to one of the sections o the library.
“Is she a herbalist?” Merlin thought but accidently said it out loud.
“Don’t be foolish Merlin.” Arthur said in a annoyed voice. “She’s a Lady of course she isn’t.”
“Actually,” Gaius said. “My Lord, the Lady Y/N was actually hoping if there is a herbalist in Camelot so that she would learn more about healing.”
Merlin looked a little smug whilst Arthur seemed a bit shocked.
“Is there a reason why she would want to know how?” Arthur asked after he awkwardly coughed, trying to loosen up the air.
“As a matter of fact yes.” Uther said with a small frown showing. “She wanted to prepare if Camelot were ever to be in a worse condition.”
Smart. Merlin thought.
“Where is that girl?” Geoffrey muttered to himself. “Y/N! Y/N!”
Suddenly a figure came out from behind of one of the bookshelves. Head down with a book in hands.
Merlin, Arthur and practically everyone in the reading area spotted the figure and knew right away that it was you.
You then pulled your eyes away from the page that your were reading and saw a couple of gentlemen.
Merlin and Arthur couldn’t help but stare at the you with their eyes wide with shock. Merlin had his mouth slightly opened as Arthur let out a small breathy gasp. Both enchanted by your beauty.
Your S/C reflects perfectly by the light from the sun beam from the windows. Your eyes sparkled with glee as you smiled shyly at the new arrivals.
You then deducted that the blond one was Prince Arthur, since his attire was more formal than the dark haired one. Although you couldn’t deny. The dark hair one was more dashing than the Prince. No matter how ordinary his clothes were.
“Y/N!” Geoffrey said with a smile on his face. “There you are, I thought that you might’ve been lost.”
You chuckled and bookmarked the page that you were reading with your finger as you walk to stand next to Geoffrey.
“Sire,” Geoffrey began. “May I introduce to you my granddaughter. Y/N.”
You smiled and did a curtsy. “My lord.” You raise.
“How quaint it is to finally meet you.” You said in a gentle voice and smiled at the charming prince.
“P-Please, the pleasure is mine.“ Arthur said after remembering why he came to the library.
He took your hand, that wasn’t holding the book, and look you straight in the eyes.
“It is my honor to formerly welcome you to Camelot, my Lady.” He then kissed your hand and you gave him a sweet smile.
“How kind of you.” You said then look behind the Prince to see the dark hair gentlemen.
“And who is this?” You asked.
Arthur turned and looks back at you.
“No one of importance.” He smiled.
“I don’t believe that.” You say casually.
Arthur frowned. “You don’t?”
“You don’t?” Uther repeated.
“You don’t?” The dark hair gentlemen said.
You shook your head no and smiled kindly. “I don’t. I believe that everyone in the kingdom, may they be noble or commoner, has a important role in their own special way. How else will Camelot can cope without the hard work of the commoners? Or without the order and sacrifices from the nobles and the council?”
Uther and Arthur looks at you with surprise, while Morgana looks at you with admiration along with Merlin and Gaius.
“So may I asked?” You said as you smoothly walk around Arthur to stand in front of the dark haired young man behind him.
“What is your name?”
He coughs a bit then answered. “Merlin. My Lady.”
“Merlin.” You muttered. “What an unusual name. Yet unique.”
He smiled awkwardly. “My mother picked it.”
You smiled sweetly at him. In all your years, you have a way to see the light and goodness in people.
And just as you told Allen, the young boy you met earlier who you gave the bag of fruit to.
There will always be light, you just need to believe that you can find it.
Someone then coughs and you turn to see your grandfather Geoffrey walking towards you and place his hands on your shoulders.
“My child, I believe it’s time that we catch up on the years I’ve missed. Now tell me how is…”
Geoffrey leads you to somewhere in the library. And you couldn’t help but sneak a glance to Merlin. Who was smiling kindly and you smiled back and turn your attention to Geoffrey.
Arthur, who was still confused about why would on earth would you speak to Merlin as if he was your equal, frowned and turned to Merlin. Who quickly flashed an innocent smile.
Arthur rolled his eyes and then signals him to follow as he marched out of the room.
This is will be interesting. The Lady Morgana thought smugly.