Title: House of Avalon (Part 17)
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, 2x07: The Witchfinder
Author's Notes: July 2020 Bingo Mini Fic
Ygraine's maid found the Witchfinder at the public house near midday. She looked him up and down before she approached.
“Are you the one they call Witchfinder?”
“Yes.” The man looked her up and down. “What do you want?”
“My mistress sent me here to give you this message.” She handed the note to the man.
The Witchfinder saw the seal and frowned. He opened the note and a gold sovereign dropped to the table. He read it twice to make sure he understood the request. “Tell your mistress. I agree to her request and I will do as she asks right away.”
The maid smiled shyly and hurried off.
The Witchfinder pocketed the coin and left. He had a job to do.
Two weeks later the Witchfinder rode into Camelot. He walked up to the castle gate. “The Queen is expecting me.”
The guard let him pass without a word.
At the door to the throne room Sir Kay stopped him. “Witchfinder what brings you to Camelot?”
“I have a gift for the Queen.” The Witchfinder patted the sack he was carrying.
“Show me.” Sir Kay insisted. When he saw what was in the sack, he opened the door.
The Witchfinder grinned and went inside.
Ygraine was standing over a cradle next to the throne. “Do you have what I want? Have you brought me the head of the witch who killed my husband and King?”
“Yes.” The Witchfinder pulled Nimueh's head out of the sack. “She was quiet a challenge.”
Ygraine threw a bag of gold to him. “Thank you.”
“A pleasure doing business with you.” The Witchfinder bowed and left.
Ygraine sat on the throne as the door closed. “One day, Arthur, you will know all. I only hope that you don't hate me for what I had to do to give you life.”