Title: Not All Dreams are Portents
Character/s: Merlin, Gaius
Summary: Merlin would risk anything to save Lancelot.
Word Count: 216
Prompt: 363 "I had that dream again."
"I had that dream again." Merlin couldn’t quite stop his voice from shaking with the admission. Although perhaps dream wasn’t really the right word to describe what had tormented his sleeping hours. “I’ve had it every night this week, Gaius.”
Gaius tried not to show how worried he was as he turned to look at Merlin. “It doesn’t mean it will come true, Merlin. Not all dreams are portents. Sometimes dreams are just that... dreams.”
Almost before Gaius had finished speaking Merlin shook his head. “There’s something about...” He swallowed hard. “It feels so real.”
It was bad enough he kept dreaming about it, he couldn’t keep talking about it too. “I’m sorry, Gaius. I can’t....” Merlin quickly stood and rushed towards the door. He paused with his head bowed, his heart racing in his chest and whispered, “I can’t lose him. Whatever I have to do, I’ll do it. Even if...”
“What does that mean?” A feeling of cold dread washed over Gaius as he quickly interrupted, “You can’t mean to use magic, Merlin. It’s too dangerous.”
Did Gaius really think he cared about the danger to himself? All he cared about was Lancelot. He cast a glance over his shoulder. “I won’t lose him.” And without another word he quickly left the room.