I switched it up a bit. This story does have Merlahad (as well as Percilot), but they’re background elements. I decided instead to make the focus on Merlin and Roxy–that is, in a mentoring sort of relationship.
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“I’m fine, really,” Roxy says again. “Just wore myself a
“You fainted, Rox,” Eggsy is quick to remind her. “Lucky thing
you didn’t crack your skull wide open.”
Merlin watches quietly from the edge of the gathering as
Roxy is fussed over by everyone present. Barring those out on assignment at the
moment, her little mishap has drawn all of them here to the medical wing. And
how could they not? What with the way Eggsy had been throwing a fit you’d have
thought she’d been about to breathe her last.