Robin/Merric C-S Support
Written by fieryleaves
Disclaimer: Robin is from post Awakening if Chrom lands the final blow on Grima and Merric from post Shadow Dragon but pre-Mystery of the Emblem.
Soldier: Sir Merric, a letter came for you from Master Wendell in Khadein.
Merric: Ah, thank you!
[The soldier leaves.]
Merric: Let’s see here, “Dear Merric, I trust you are doing well since entering that strange world that you keep talking about. Though I must ask, have you perhaps met a woman… or man that peaks your interest there?” Huh? Someone that peaks my interest…
Robin: *enters* Hello, Merric. Why is your brow so furrowed?
Merric: Sorry Robin, I got another letter from my former teacher, Master Wendell.
Robin: And what did he write about?
Merric: Nothing out of the ordinary, besides-
Robin: Besides what?
Merric: Besides him asking about someone that “peaks my interest”. What does that even mean?
Robin: I think he means if you made any friends in this realm. Though I’m just guessing. *shrugs*
Merric: Yeah that’s probably a good guess. He’s probably just worried that I’m a recluse here, like my friend Arlen was back at the magic academy.
Robin: Well, are you a recluse?
Merric: N-no, I’ve made plenty of friends and acquaintances in this realm. Like you!
[Merric and Robin have reached support rank C.]
Robin: The tempest is finally gone for a time. Thank Naga.
Merric:*enters* Robin, y/n asked me to give this to you.
Robin: Ah, I presume it’s about the next strategy meeting y/n planned. *opens letter*
Merric: Just asking, what does it say about the next strategy meeting?
Robin: Oh, it just says that it will take place tomorrow after supper and it’s about how to perfectly contain the tempest.
Merric: Ah, I didn’t open mine yet so that’s why I asked. But isn’t the tempest sealed?
Robin: We’ve sealed it for now, just as we Shepherds sealed the fell dragon, Grima.
Robin: The best comparison I could make is that he’s the Shepherds’ equivalent to Medeus, the Shadow Dragon that wreaked havoc on your time.
Merric: So your time still has dragons who want to take over the world? Are there any good dragons in your time?
Robin: Of course! There’s Nowi, Nah, Lady Tiki-
Merric: Tiki is still around in your world?
Robin: She’s a manakete, they live for thousands of years. Do you want to meet the Tiki of my time? She just got summoned today.
[Merric and Robin have reached support rank B.]
Merric: Robin, just asking, how long has it been since my era?
Robin: About, two thousand years? Yes, I think around two thousand.
Merric: That explains why Tiki had aged so much and was gripping myself and the other Altean knights so firmly.
Robin: Well isn’t that a given considering all of her friends that were dead for centuries are now in the flesh?
Merric: True, but it’s difficult to grasp me being the legendary Wind Sage that mastered Excalibur and created a wizard school on par with the one in Khadein. Especially since the tome could have easily picked Arlen over me and I haven’t taught anyone how to use magic yet, besides Marth.
Robin: Didn’t King Marth say himself once that he just could not use magic at all?
Merric: I’m not quite sure, but I know that he accidently burnt off one of my hats when I was teaching him how to use basic fire during the War of Shadows the day after we met up. I’m a terrible teacher, am I not?
Robin: History says otherwise, Merric.
Merric: History tells of the man I will possibly become, not the man I am now.
[Merric and Robin have reached support rank A.]
Merric: Robin, can I ask you something?
Robin: Yes, Merric. We are good friends, after all. So what is it?
Merric: Um, I uh wanted to-
Robin: Merric? A-are you OK? You’re stuttering, which isn’t something you do normally.
Merric: *blushes* Oh, yes, thank you. But what I wanted to ask is, do you like anyone? As in, romantically, I mean.
Robin: *blushes* Well, it’s a bit personal, so can I ask a follow up question?
Merric: Yeah, uh, sure.
Robin: Fine, what brought this up?
Merric: I was thinking back to the letter that Master Wendell sent me, about the finding someone that “peaked my interest”. We originally deduced it as him asking if I had made any friends since arriving here, but I would like to propose a counter theory.
Robin: He was asking if you had someone you were in love with, eh? But how do-oh… *blushes*
Merric: I love you, Robin! Sorry for being so blunt, but I had to say it before I would burst.
Robin: That’s both what I hoped, and feared.
Merric: Does that mean you-? Wait what do you mean by feared?
Robin: 2,000 years separated us from getting to meet in person. Even in this realm, it would interfere with the timeline and force a paradox, since if you don’t marry the woman you had loved for years, Princess Elice, thousands of people would not exist at all. Doesn’t she, and all of your descendants, rule over me in terms of affection?
Merric: While Princess Elice was the queen of my heart for a long time, you came in and changed all of that affection I had for her into affection I have for you. Just how you changed the dire fate of our world from that Grima you had been talking about.
Robin: You do have a point there, Merric. Very well, I accept your affections… my love.
[Merric and Robin have reached support rank S.]
Merric: I have to thank the summoner, y/n, for bringing us both here. But wherever you go, I’ll never leave your side. No matter what may come between us… Never shall I abandon you!