Title: The chasm between them
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Can a trust broken by lies ever be healed?
Word Count: 100
Prompt: #67 Healing
Author's Notes: When I signed up, the prompt was listed as hiding but then they said it was a mistake and it was healing instead. Oops. This sort of fits the prompt. Sort of.
It was lonely, hiding among the shadows, pretending to be nothing more than a clumsy fool, a useless servant, a drunken idiot who spent far too much time in the tavern.
He thought he could handle it. After all, he was protecting Arthur. It was his destiny to help bring that golden age to Camelot, a just and fair land welcoming to all.
But every day, choking on lies while he smiled nonsense, shadows deepened around him, the guilt, the deception destroying the last of his innocence.
And once Arthur found out, Merlin knew there would be no forgiveness.