Title: A King’s Crown
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin, mentions of Uther
Summary: Arthur needed a new crown.
Warnings: Major Character Death
Word Count: 131
Amnesty Post Prompt: Prompt 5 Crown
Author's Notes: Canon
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A King’s Crown
He couldn’t bring himself to wear his father’s crown. It sat on the table for days as a reminder of his father’s reign. He sent it down to the crypt with his father. That was over. He was King now.
Merlin thought he was mental when he went to the vaults and looked for another crown. He found one covered in dust and lusterless.
There was an inscription engraved on the inside around the bottom. He didn’t see it when he chose it. It was covered in layers of time. Merlin pointed it out when he was polishing it. It was a simple phrase.
RULE WITH WISDOM AND WISDOM WILL RULE.
It sounded like good advice. It will be right there with him as he reigns over the Kingdom of Camelot.