The unmistakable gleam of pride in Arthur’s eye was tinged with the tiniest bit of admiration, and it straightened Merlin’s spine, made him want to charge back out and do it all again, just for the smile on Arthur’s face.
“Well done,” Arthur said, as they walked toward the kitchens, and Merlin paid no mind to the bone-deep aches and pains the week had wrought. Arthur’s praise was worth all of it, and more.
Sry a continuation from my merlin religion or gay anon. Like for merlin and morgana it's like something they can't change and it's part of them and accepting it as part of them. Like it's not something they can change. That's what I meant by saying they act like it's a sexuality.
totally understand! and i think you’re completely right. and i think the series showed different magicians dealing with their magic in different ways. merlin was hiding it, morgana was angry and scared at first and then embraced it, mordred was proud of his magic…… i think all these responses can be seen as how lqbt people respond to their sexuality within our society. like i said, there’s a lot of compelling evidence to support this, imo.