mine: merlin

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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.”

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Do you think I sit around and do nothing?! I haven’t had a chance to sit around and do nothing since the day I arrived in Camelot, I’m too busy running around after Arthur - do this Merlin, do that Merlin - and when I’m not running around after Arthur, I’m doing chores for you and if I’m not doing that, I’m fulfilling my destiny - do you know how many times I’ve saved Arthur’s life? I’ve lost count - do I get any thanks? No - I have fought griffins, witches, bandits, I have been punched, poisoned, pelted with fruit, and all the while I have to hide who I really am because if anyone finds out, Uther will have me executed. Some times I feel like I’m being pulled in so many directions I don’t know which way to turn!