Title: House of Avalon (Part 2)
Pairing/s: Uther/Ygraine, Gaius/Alice
Character/s: Balinor, Vivienne, Nimueh, Sir Kay, Sir Maxwell, Golois
Summary: The brothel known as the House of Avalon holds the secrets of Camelot.
Warnings: sex, prostitution, character death
Prompt: 419 Bingo Round 2, "Balinor"
Author's Notes: July 2020 Bingo Mini Fic
Balinor had been walking for days. He paused at the top of the ridge and looked down into Camelot. It was smaller than he remembered but he was a boy when he last came to the city. Everything seems much larger and grander when you are a boy.
Balinor was on his way to visit his friend Gaius. Gaius lived at the edge of the city and was a healer by profession. Balinor's visit was not to be healed but it was serious all the same.
Balinor turned back to the road and kept walking. He increased his pace as the houses at the edge of the city came into view. He found the house of the healer without much effort because there was a sign on the door.
Balinor knocked then waited impatiently.
The door opened and a woman looked at him with surprise on her face.
"Balinor! What brings you to Camelot?" She moved aside to let him in. "Come sit and I will give you something to eat."
"Alice, it's good to see you. Is Gaius about?" Balinor put his coat and pack on a bench by the door then sat down at the table by the fire. "I have to speak with him on an urgent matter."
"He's out on his rounds. He should be back shortly." Alice turned to the fire and put some stew in a bowl. She sat it in front of Balinor. It's not much but it's hot and filling. "
Balinor smiled. "It's wonderful. Thank you." He took a bite. He hadn't realized he was that hungry before.
Gaius came in and stopped short when he saw Balinor at his table. "Why are you here?"
"The Druids have sent me to warn you." Balinor explained."They say there is a great change coming. We must get everyone with magick away from this place. If we do not, the death toll will be extreme. "
"The druids? Why should I believe the druids?" Gaius put his medicine bag on the table. "They hide in their caves. What do they know of the city?"
They know about the brothel called Avalon." Balinore countered. "Nimueh has been careless. She will be the doom of us all."
Gaius took a deep breath. "Nimueh….. "