Title: Mixing It Up
Summary: Merlin mixes up a tonic for the first time.
Word Count: 184
Prompt: 315, Morning Light
Author's Notes: :)
Merlin hummed to himself as he opened the book and sat it on the table. This was the first time Gaius had entrusted him to mix a potion all on his own. He’d risen early in the morning to go over the ingredients and methods again, and now he was sure he could mix the potion all on his own. It was nothing to weighty, just a tonic for a cold Gwen was suffering, but he knew it would make a difference to her.
He chopped the ingredients and added them to the water already in the small cauldron. He thought about how pleased Gwen and Gaius would be with him, and how much better Gwen would feel. She was a good friend and he was happy to help her in any way he could.
After the required amount of time for cooking, he snuffed the candle heating the potion. It had reached its correct green color. He found a bottle and a strainer then strained the potion into the bottle and smiled. He’d actually done it. He’d made a potion on his own.