devan watches merlin

ok every conversation with this dragon
  • merlin: what do i do
  • dragon: there's this vague enigmatic thing i'm trying to imply
  • merlin: no but really
  • dragon: you're meant for great things but you have to do them in partnership with someone else
  • merlin: srsly dude what do i do
  • dragon: arthur
  • dragon: you do arthur

do you ever just

think about how much merlin must want arthur to see him like this? fearless, powerful, utterly free, simply alive–he’s riding a dragon, for heaven’s sake.

do you ever think he learns a new spell, maybe one that makes a broom do a dance or a wooden bird fly across a room, and just looks around with that shining grin on his face, waiting for arthur to thump him on the back of the head and snap at him for being arrogant, all the while hiding a proud grin–but of course it never happens

and do you ever just remember how much merlin sacrifices for arthur–he risks his life time and again, he spends time doing boring chores he would otherwise run far away from, he lies and hides and bottles things up so he can keep everything together for arthur

but if you step back and think about the greatest loss of all

merlin sacrifices being seen

“two sides of the same coin”

WELL SHE’S OBVIOUSLY BEEN IN ON ONE OF THE GOSSIP SESSIONS BETWEEN GAIUS AND THE DRAGON

I BET SHE PAINTED THEIR NAILS

“what’s the best line we can use on them?”

“i quite like two sides of the same coin”

“OH THAT’S GOOD THAT’LL DO NOW EVERYBODY SAY THAT A FEW WEEKS APART”

“we’re such geniuses. also that colour looks great on you gaius guuurl”

GAIUS KNOWS THE DRAGON TOO

oh they totally have sleepovers and gossip about arthur and merlin and plan their next matchmaking schemes

“i used the destiny line last week”

“ooh goody because i just brought up the whole ‘two sides to the same coin’ thing”

and then giggling as they braid gaius’ hair and squeal about their otp