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10 Day Robron Challenge: Day Six

Day 6: Favourite Break Up/Argument

OK firstly, I have no clue why I thought it was a good idea to include this theme - what were you thinking, Tash?!? I must really hate myself because why else would I make myself celebrate their angst??! I mean, who has a favourite argument, really?! 

Anyway, I made my bed and now I must lie in it. I really struggled to pick one here, but went with the one that I kept coming back to, even if I think this will be an unpopular choice:

The Lodge and the Aftermath

OK, so I’m aware this will divide opinion. I’m also aware this isn’t a healthy point in their relationship and am not trying to glorify that in any way. It’s not just a break up or an argument, it’s an absolute bloody disaster, that at the time I thought there would be no coming back from. 

HOWEVER! Maybe it’s because I can watch it back now knowing they made it back to each other, and because we’ve had some A+++ character development for Mr Shifty himself, Robert Sugden, but I’m strangely obsessed with these lodge scenes, and here’s why:

1. I believe Robert did love Aaron when he first told him so, but I don’t think he really knew it himself and I believe he only told Aaron to manipulate him to keep quiet about Katie. I think the first time Robert told Aaron he loved it, and really meant it, from the bottom of his heart, was at the Lodge. 

2. Linked to that, I also think this is the first time Robert really exposes himself to Aaron. He’s in survival mode - not game-playing, manipulative, thrill-seeking, cares-for-nothing-but-himself mode - and he’s panicking about  Aaron betraying him. All he has left to try and keep Aaron is honesty, because he knows Aaron can always see straight through his lies, and off the back of that we get:

“I wish that was all I cared about.”

“It’s You. You’re the worst mistake I’ve ever made.”

“Falling in love with you ruined everything.”

and, from the deepest, darkest pit of his heart, for the first time with real feeling - “I meant it. I Love You.”

3. Also it becomes obvious how Robert is so out of his depth? Like, he’s been playing the village villain for a while, but Ryan Hawley manages to give Robert a heart, and these Lodge scenes just make it so clear to me that Robert is out of his depth and spiraling. He’s broken in these scenes. I mean, he’s so riddled with devastation when Aaron says he doesn’t love him that he actually puts a gun to Aaron’s head, like he actually thinks he could be capable of going that far, and it’s incredibly clear that he cannot go through with it. Robert has a temper, and he’s impulsive; he acts first and thinks later, and he will fight to protect something that is important to him. But he’s not a bad person, in his heart, even if he does bad things. And this is even more obvious since we’ve had Robert supporting Aaron through his trial, and SSW scenes, and the emergence of Romantic Robert - that side to him was always there, but it was just hidden away because of the fear and the self-loathing and this desperation to keep a hold onto the life that we know he’d worked so hard for.

AND I COULD WRITE A WHOLE OTHER POST ABOUT THE AFFAIR REVEAL!

“Because he wanted to be here with me, didn’t you? I spent the full week here, in your bed.”

I think that’s all that needs to be said though, yeah?

Accidental Love | For anon

Authors Note: I decided to add Y/N into this for a little bit of fun and so the anon who requested this can feel a little more involved. For you who don’t know Y/N stands for Your Name.

Mordred hadn’t been feeling well recently and decided it would be a good idea to go to Merlin or Giaus for a draft or something for help. Stepping into their chambers he was faced with the raven haired sorcerer, who was sat polishing Arthur’s armor.

“Merlin?” The young knight entered quietly while getting the others attention. Merlin looked up from his worked and raised an eyebrow at the boy. “I was- is Giaus here?” He stuttered walking towards the center of the room.

“No, why?” Merlin asked placing the armor back on the table. Mordred stood awkwardly for a moment before he explained about feeling ill, and that he didn’t want to say anything in case the knights teased him for it. Understanding the younger boys worries Merlin thought he’d help him out. Lifting himself from his seat he set about looking for a remedy for Mordred’s illness.

“I appreciate the help Emrys…” Mordred said leaving Merlin alone to find the remedy.

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Later that afternoon Mordred had returned to the chambers but instead of m he was faced with Giaus.

“Mordred?” Giaus looked up from his reading to the knight who was stood just inside the doorway of this room.

“Merlin made a draft for me? To help with something…” Mordred said quietly which seemed to trigger the old mans memory.

“Now I do recall him saying he…” He faded out as he got up and went looking on the shelves, “ah! Yes, he left this for you” Giaus said taking a small vial off the shelf and handing it over to Mordred. The young knight thanked him and downed the vial in one before leaving the chambers. It took a moment but something inside the young man snapped. Closing his eyes and holding his head to prevent the pounding feeling, he shook his head and opened his eyes again looking straight into the eyes of a servant. Y/N was Guinevere’s maid who spent most of their time by her side or with the knights when she wasn’t busy.

“Mordred?” The girl asked looking up at him with a small smile, “are you okay?” The knight stared longingly into the servants eyes as a smile began to creep onto his face.

“Amazing…” Y/N looked up at him with a slight laugh while shaking her head gently.

“If you don’t mind, I need to pass” she told him gently edging past where he was stood. However instead of being allowed past Mordred took a hold of her arm,

“Has anyone ever told you you’re beautiful?” A slight blush covered Y/N’s cheeks before she replied.

“Oh everyday, Gwaine never lets me forget it” she joked trying to hide the blush.

“I mean when they mean it, because you are the most beautiful women i’ve-” 

“Mordred…” she interrupted “if someones put you up to this-”

“No I mean it!”

“Right…” Y/N nodded and pulled herself from his hold before smiling, “thank you” she said making her way past and into Giaus’ chambers.

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“What did you do?!” Y/N snapped at Merlin once he’d returned from his herb picking.

“What do you mean?” he asked defensively, he wasn’t used to being yelled at by anyone other then Giaus or Arthur.

“You gave Mordred something, now he’s acting incredibly weird!”

“You mean this?” Merlin lifted a vial from the table filled with a clear liquid “It’s a draft to help him feel better, but it hasn’t been touched…”

“Oh” The two servants looked over at Giaus who had put down the book he was reading and had a guilty look on his face.

“Giaus?”

“What did you do?” There was a long silence before he answered,

“I think I gave him the wrong draft…”

“What did you give him?” Y/N asked crossing her arms. Giaus stood up, picking the empty vial up that Mordred had drunk from and handed it to her, who handed it to Merlin as he would know what it was better then her. Merlin looked the pinkish liquid over then sniffed the vial.

“He drank this?” Giaus nodded and Merlin sighed before laughing slightly “it’s a love potion… I was testing the book when I made it, I didn’t think it would work!” Y/N smiled and made her way over to Merlin before punching him on the arm,

“Mordred’s in love with me thanks to you!”

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The next morning and Y/N had sent Merlin and Giaus off to find a cure. She’d received at least 12 bunches of flowers to her quarters in the time Mordred had seen her to now and she was hoping Merlin could fix things soon. Today was her day off and she normally spent her days off with the knights but she knew today would be more awkward then normal.

“Y/N!” Gwaine yelled seeing her approaching “thank god, maybe Mordred will stop talking about how amazing you are…” The other knights laughed but Y/N just shook her head.

“I’m just here to watch, ignore me!”

“how could I possibly! You shine like a north star” Mordred’s voice rang across the field. Y/N sighed, dealing with Mordred and his love struck comments were not something she wanted to do.

The day went on as usual, apart from the odd comment from Mordred or the other knights. Y/N spent her time cleaning the blunt blades the knights used while she watched them train. She was half way through cleaning Percival’s when Merlin came running up behind her.

“Y/N I’ve done it” he said in her ear so the others around didn’t hear “there’s two antidotes; true loves kiss or knocking the person out and hoping for the best” Merlin explained quietly.

“How are we going to knock him out? We don’t know how his true love his, so that wouldn’t work.”

“They trust you with swords, hit him.” Merlin suggested. Y/N sighed again and raised from her seat on the grass.

“Arthur!” she called over to the king who was sparring with Mordred, “I want to give it a shot, against him” she said pointing her sword at Mordred. Arthur let out a laugh and bowed his head,

“As you wish, just don’t hurt yourself” he said offering her his helmet but she declined. Seeing this Mordred removed his and threw it to the ground. Standing in front of her ready he raised his sword,

“Are you going to make me fight you?” Y/N nodded with a slight smile before attacking with the blunt sword. Y/N was surprisingly good with a sword but it was to be expected with all the time she spent with the knights when she wasn’t busy. It took a few moments of intense fighting before Mordred had his back turned and Y/N hit him hard. The metal collided with his head and knocked him to the ground with a soft thud.

“Oh my-” In a panic she threw her blunt sword to the ground and went to Mordred’s aid. Within seconds they were surrounded by other knights and Merlin to check he was okay. A long few moments later Mordred opened his eyes.

“Wh-what happened?” He said sitting himself upright with everyone around him.

“I hit you, hard…” Y/N admitted with a shy smile “sorry…”

“It’s okay” he smiled rubbing his head “i’m alive,” he stood himself up with Y/N’s support in case he was slight a little wobbly.

“I need to talk to you” she whispered as he got up, he nodded at her before leaving with Merlin so Giaus could check him out.

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Mordred, Merlin and Giaus were sat in Giaus’ chambers, they had spent the last hour explaining to him what had happened and how he’d treated Y/N over the pass day. He felt horrible, he cared about her but now if he tried to do anything with that she’d never believe him. It was a few minutes after they’d finished explaining when she arrived,

“Y/N…” he said quietly as she entered the room, “i’m so sorry for anything I did to you or said to you, I didn’t mean to be disrespectful…” Y/N smiled at him and placed a soft kiss on his cheek.

“I know.”

youtube

This is the very first video Bill Nye did as Bill Nye the Science Guy… Thought I would share this with you…

While watching this I keep thinking… he has no idea what he is about to get into… This problem he is fixing for the company to “fill air time” was the best thing that could have happened to his career.

He is doing this segment because a company he was an engineer for at the time needed to fill 6 minutes of air time, one of his good friends who was a DJ in Seattle and still is his good friend today when asked his advice on how this company is going to fill 6 minutes of air, he replied something along the lines of, “Hey Bill why dont you do that science stuff you’re always doing, you can be… I dont know Bill Nye the Science Guy…” So Bill did a segment on, household uses of liquid nitrogen… which is funny like who the heck has liquid nitrogen laying around lol but yeah… kinda cool story on how Bill Nye became Bill Nye.

You can tell how nervous he is lol… he is a champion :D

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good news about my prom shoes: they’re cute, fit me and were under £5 on ebay

bad news about my prom shoes: i am incompetent in heels and do not know why i thought this would be a good idea