merlin's immortal

Imagine your immortal!OTP

Imagine person A is a time traveller and person B is immortal. In year 1678 they met the first time and fell in love, though person A knew they couldn’t stay for someone who’d die anyway and person B couldn’t let someone mortal have their heart. Knowing this, B still gave A a silver bracelet, a gift symbolising their love and formed bond. Two month after that, A disappeared because they feared to watch B die, though they would come over every two years, watching B from afar and after 20 years B moved away. A believed them dead by then.
After nearly a century A and B meet again when they bumped in each other on the street. Both are speechless because they thought that their loved ones were already under the earth. Not believing that A is A, B tries to flee, but A grabs their arm and shows them the silver bracelet.

                ↪ IMMORTALITY (5/∞)

you endure
when civilizations fall
picking up the pieces
to thrive in worlds anew.

you are timeless.
independent, ambitious, versatile.
so you take the only path you know: forward.

Picture this

BBC beings back Merlin but in the 21st century. Every decade Arthur Pendragon is resurrected but never in the same place. Merlin is immortal and hasn’t aged since the first time Arthur died. He’s been searching for Arthur but has yet to find him. Until now.

Basically the gist would be that Arthur is resurrected again and again until he and Merlin meet again and confess their love for each other (cheesy af but it’s the outcome you all want deep down so don’t lie to me) at which point Merlin is no longer immortal so he and Arthur can die together and he doesn’t have to live without Arthur anymore. They face similar challenges to the original series but in a modern setting. Series ends with happy Merlin and Arthur living in a flat in London.

@merthured what d'you reckon?

 on a different note, merlin was taught how to use a knife and such in camelot, even if he mostly just relied to magic right. but i do hc he gets bored at some point during his immortality and travels somewhere (probably to asia bc lbh here) to learn some nice martial arts bc why the fuck not and just. yes that is all.

Facts on Merlin

He is a pagan and believes in the old religion 

He is a druid 

He cannot die unless stabbed by a sword with the breath of fire from a dragon through his heart

He has the power over life and death

He lived in Cendred’s kingdom

Gaius almost got Merlin killed in series 5 willingly. 

Merlin is immortal 

Many magical creatures/sourcerer’s fear Emrys because Merlin will kill anyone to protect Arthur

Merlin last saw Freya and his father in the finale

                  there was a set of photographs on the wall that occupied his attention, hence why despite taking a notice of a presence joining the room, merlin didn’t shift right away. instead, he took the time to check his pocket watch, to finally turn on his heel towards a small boy in a big room.

merlin’s gaze regarded him without any threat in it, although eyes were sharp, and old, and wiser than appearance would suggest. demanding tone was noted, and yet did nothing but tip the corner of his lips before his voice calmly replied,  

    ❛  i’m no danger to you, charles. that is your name, isn’t it?  ❜  there was a pause, and his head tipped to the side.  ❛  in a way i am, in others not so much  ——  but let’s sit down first, shall we? i’m quite in the mood for a cuppa.  ❜

@swellofpity FROM HERE.

immortal!merlin telling old!arthur he’s still handsome and wants to go out dancing with him and kisses his face

goes home early when old!arthur gets tired and snuggles with him

immortal!merlin begging him to let him just. try to find a way to slow down the aging. even just a little

just a little bit of magic

it doesn’t matter that it does any damage to merlin he just wants more time

I think if Merlin hadn’t been immortal, he would have contemplated joining Arthur in Avalon at the end.

Lay Me Down

Yes, I do, I believe

That one day I will be
Where I was right there
Right next to you

And it’s hard
The days just seem so dark
The moon and the stars
Are nothing without you

Your touch, your skin
Where do I begin?
No words can explain
The way I’m missing you

Deny this emptiness
This hole that I’m inside
These tears
They tell their own story

Told me not to cry when you were gone
But the feeling’s overwhelming, it’s much too strong

Can I lay by your side?
Next to you, you
And make sure you’re alright
I’ll take care of you
I don’t want to be here if I can’t be with you tonight

I’m reaching out to you
Can you hear my call?
This hurt that I’ve been through
I’m missing you, missing you like crazy

You told me not to cry when you were gone
But the feeling’s overwhelming, it’s much too strong

Can I lay by your side?
Next to you, you
And make sure you’re alright
I’ll take care of you
I don’t want to be here if I can’t be with you tonight

Lay me down tonight
Lay me by your side
Lay me down tonight
Lay me by your side
Can I lay by your side?
Next to you

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Why Hook became a Nimue instead of a Merlin

You’d think Hook would just get the power and immortality like Merlin got by drinking from the grail since Emma sort of gave Hook Merlin’s “spot” on Excalibur. But it was explained that that’s NOT the way it works.

Emma unthethered Merlin from the sword. But she doesn’t have the ability to grant power and immortality. Only the grail can do that.  

All Emma did was tether Hook to Excalibur WITH HER DARK MAGIC.

Nimue told Merlin she wanted the power so that she could GIVE IT TO OTHERS… to help them protect the ones they loved. And that’s what Emma did. She put the Dark Magic, Nimue’s magic, inside Hook. To save his life.

She gave him the Dark One Curse. 

That’s what Merlin meant when he said she would “multiply the darkness”.

And it’s the selfish use of her magic - to cheat death by binding Hook to her in immortality (against his wishes even), multiplying the darkness and staining his soul, that causes her to go fully dark. She didn’t kill him - but she did take away his humanity, and cursed his soul - I think that counts towards the “becoming the full Dark One” requirements. Plus she refused to let go of the darkness.

Emma said she was doing it for Hook. But she was really doing it for herself. 

Emma could have used the spark to reunite the sword to get rid of the darkness inside of herself, and from he world, forever. Instead she held on to her darkness, submitted to it, and used the spark to bind Hook to the sword, and to herself WHILE SHE WAS THE DARK ONE.

That’s why Hook is a Dark One and not just another Merlin. Merlin’s powers weren’t transferred to him - Nimue’s were.