Title: What’s in a Name?
Summary: Merlin had no use for names.
Word Count: 100
Camelot_drabble Prompt: pt 433: Call me by your name
Author's Notes: that was harder than normal for some reason.
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Over the centuries, Merlin had gone by many names. In the beginning, Wyllt, Ambrosius, Myrddin, then more prosaic names, Charles, Alfred, Henry. It didn’t matter. He was nameless anyway, a shadow, a legend, a myth, someone who flits in and out of history, each time a little more distorted, a little more ridiculous.
But there were certain names he never used.
Will, Lancelot, Gwaine… Arthur.
It hurt too much. To use those names, especially Arthur’s, felt like betrayal.
Yet he longed for someone, anyone to call him Merlin again. To know who and what he was.
But they never did.