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06 December 2011 @ 07:42 pm
Merlin Double Drabble  
Day 6 of consci_fan_mo brings a Merlin double drabble. SPOILERS for season 4 up to and including episode 10 "A Herald of the New Age" to which this is kind of a coda.

Nothing is mine, Merlin and Arthur in this guise belong to the BBC

Telling Behaviour

Merlin knew exactly what Arthur was doing. The king was griping even more than usual, snapping when Merlin had done nothing wrong. He was pushing him, pushing him away, testing his patience and loyalty to see if he’d betray and abandon him as well. But Merlin knew that he was not the one to blame and Arthur would eventually realise that nothing he could do would drive his manservant away. In the meantime Merlin endured it with good grace and carried on as if everything were normal.

Arthur would see the truth soon enough and everything would be right again.

*-*

Arthur knew exactly what Merlin was doing. He was bright and cheery, no matter what Arthur commanded him to do. Arthur yelled at him and bullied him even more than usual, yet all Merlin did was grin and joke. Arthur knew what he had seen though. Merlin was a sorcerer. He pushed him and provoked him, expecting the warlock to unleash some awful curse upon him but all he saw was Merlin being Merlin. And now he knew what Gaius had meant when they spoke at Gaius’ sickbed.

He saw the truth now and everything would soon be made right.
 
 
 
The other Weird Al: Merlin - immortal leonaeron_lanart on December 6th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
I like this and the way it is essentially 2 sides of the same coin, albeit with a slight difference.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: merlin luvs arthuridontlikegravy on December 8th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you hon :)

And ♥ icon btw
crashtestskater: roycrashtestskater on December 7th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
Oh, how sweet. Very nice.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: merlin luvs arthuridontlikegravy on December 8th, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
Carrie: Anime: Failsparrowsverse on December 8th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
wait, what? Merlin finally got outted? I'm so behind. /o\
But, I don't want to be a pie,: merlin luvs arthuridontlikegravy on December 8th, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
No! No he hasn't yet. In the last episode that aired, Arthur was being even more of a prat than usual. There were obvious reasons for this (which I won't go into for SPOILERS) but I thought it could be interpreted another way.
Carriesparrowsverse on December 8th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
Oh! *breaths a sigh of relief* Oh good. lol
I'm a walking doodle: Murraymad_jaks on December 22nd, 2011 12:34 pm (UTC)
Ooh, nice. I do like seeing both sides of the story :D