Title: Between One Moment and the Next
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Merlin finally faced the truth that it was all his fault. That he was a monster after all.
Warnings: canon character death
Word Count: 100
Camelot Drabble Prompt: #381: Eternity
Author's Notes: none.
Disclaimer: I do not own the BBC version of Merlin; It and Shine do. I am very respectfully borrowing them with no intent to profit. No money has changed hands. No copyright infringement is intended.
“Stay with me.” Merlin’s voice cracked, holding back tears. Arthur lay there, breathing, breathing, then nothing but a sigh and silence.
For an unbelieving moment, Merlin waited. For Arthur to open his eyes and insult Merlin, waited for laughter, tears. Waited in vain for one more breath.
It didn’t come.
It couldn’t end like this. Fate couldn’t be so cruel.
Instead, Arthur grew limp, cold. There was nothing but death under Merlin’s hands.
Sobbing, Merlin realized his choices had killed Arthur as surely as Mordred’s blade. For that, he deserved to suffer an eternity.
He was a monster after all.