Merlin arrives at Avalon a breath before Arthur’s last. The sidhe agree to heal Arthur on a condition: for the past grievances Merlin has caused the sidhe the memory of him will be wiped from all those in Camelot. Merlin must begin anew. Arthur woke by the lake to find the sidhe Queen watching over him, he did not remember how he got there nor did the Queen explain, only that it was not his time. His life was brought back on the promise that magic would return to camelot. Arthur kept his promise. Merlin — was his name,  Arthur felt like he’d known the man in front of him all his life, though they hardly spoke, Merlin arrived as Gaius’ apprentice. & yet, there were times when their eyes would meet and they would share a silent conversation, a world of hurt.  “No matter how you disguise yourself, I fear Arthur will recognise you.”