Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Merlin think-talks to Arthur during a scene in 5.03.
Word Count: 100
Author's Notes: This one was like pulling teeth. I don't know why. ANYHOODLES. Happy Easter! (If you're not all on the brink of sugar comas, you're not doing it right.)
You shouldn't do this, Arthur.
Camelot is at peace. Other kingdoms respect you, your knights love you, your Queen is loved, your people are happy. All after only three years. It should be enough.
Arthur, don't --
But sometimes I know your stubbornness better than I know my own. You never have refused a challenge, and he is the final test. If he only saw Camelot now, surely his heart would change. All this time, and you're still waiting for the day he'll finally be proud.
It's not just for the anniversary of his death that you summon your father back.