Title: House of Avalon (Part 6)
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, deal with the devil
Author's Notes: July 2020 Bingo Mini Fic
Ygraine entered the kitchen and sat at the table. "How long have you been in this place?"
"Too long." Nimueh sighed. "It's dangerous for our kind to stay longer than we are welcome."
"Your kind? Do you mean…."
"I mean those that practice magick. If we were just prostitutes, I wouldn't have a worry." Nimueh handed her a cup of tea. "One day our kind will not be so welcome. I have seen it myself in visions."
"I wonder why that will happen." Ygraine nonded.
"I have no way of knowing. The visions are not clear." Nimueh sat down with a cup of tea. "My Lady, there may be a way to remedy your barrenness but it is dangerous and the result is not always guaranteed."
"Tell me what needs to be done. I have wanted a child for so long. I would do anything." Ygraine looked into her cup as a tear slid down her cheek. "Absolutely anything."
"Be careful what you wish for. In order for a life to be given, one must be taken in order for the balance of the world to be upheld. If you are given a child someone must die to balance things out. That someone may even be you."
Ygraine looked Nimueh in the eye. "I don't care if I die, all I want is a son to give my husband."
"Very well. I will prepare the necessary charm. I will bring it to you myself in a day's time. I will send you word of the time and place of our meeting."
"I shall be awaiting your word." Ygraine sipped her tea and left through the front door.
Nimueh sat with her tea and wondered why she had promised the desperate queen a child that she may never live to see. She finished her tea and gathered what she would need for the charm.