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24 September 2013 @ 10:08 pm
Fic: Moment of Truth  
Author: osky291
Title: Moment of Truth
Rating: G
Pairing/s: Gen
Character/s: Merlin for the most part
Summary: Alternate Universe for 5.03 and possibly later.
Warnings: Spoilers for Episodes 5.02 and later (Do these even count anymore?)
Word Count: 276
Prompt: Nervous
Author's Notes: I know this is late, but I dunno, this just wanted to be written. Return to Canon-land. Well, canon!au anyway. I've been missing Merlin too much lately :'(

He had once long ago thought that he would know when the right time would be. There would be some signal from the universe, or some feeling in his heart that would tell him that it was alright for Arthur to know about his magic. But it had been almost close to ten years, and Merlin knew he had missed many, many chances while waiting for the right moment.

But now, Arthur was going to knight Mordred. Mordred, who was supposed to be Arthur’s bane. Merlin could hardly think about himself now, seeing as Arthur’s life was in danger. Sure, he could stand aside and allow it to happen, keeping an eye out for any trouble from Mordred but that would be another ‘Coward Merlin’ move and he was tired of making things like that stand in his way.

Which led him to wonder, yet again, how Arthur would react. Arthur had been through enough betrayals in his life, and it had been Merlin who had picked up the pieces every time. He hadn’t betrayed Arthur, not exactly, but he was afraid Arthur would see it that way. He hoped Arthur wouldn’t kill him before he had a chance to explain.

He had watched Arthur grow into the king he was today, though, and that gave him hope.

He wasn't scared, exactly. He had come too far, had run this situation in his head too many times, to actually be scared. He was more… nervous. He took a deep breath and opened the doors to Arthur's chambers, all too aware that whatever happened next was going to make or break the future of Magic in Albion.

k_nightfox: Arthur Dividedk_nightfox on September 25th, 2013 03:44 am (UTC)
Arrgg!! Cliffhanger! Nice place to put that magical reveal though.
osky291osky291 on September 25th, 2013 03:59 am (UTC)
I did try to write the actual reveal but whatever I wrote felt like it had been written earlier so I didn't post it...

I was so sure we'll get a reveal in 5.03 ! I was prepared to bet important stuff on it!

And for the third time tonight, thanks a lot for reading! You're one of my favorite people tonight ;)
brunettepetbrunettepet on September 25th, 2013 06:17 am (UTC)
I wish he'd taken this chance.
osky291osky291 on September 25th, 2013 12:28 pm (UTC)
I wish it badly too! Thanks for reading!
candymacaron on September 25th, 2013 10:12 am (UTC)
I like that Merlin here acknowledges that he's missed chance's to reveal his magic many times in the past. I only WISH the show had handled the reveal like this, and at this point in the season. Great job! :D
osky291osky291 on September 25th, 2013 12:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! I wish it had too!
47eleven47eleven on September 25th, 2013 10:52 am (UTC)
Glad that it wanted to be written :)
osky291osky291 on September 25th, 2013 12:32 pm (UTC)
Haha! Glad at least someone reads my a/n ! Thanks for your comment!

Edited at 2013-09-25 06:50 pm (UTC)
aeris444: gwaineaeris444 on September 25th, 2013 05:29 pm (UTC)
Very interesting drabble! I really like the way you've barely altered the canon but it can lead to a totally different ending! Great job!
osky291osky291 on September 25th, 2013 05:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I was missing Merlin a LOT over the weekend so I needed to write some canon verse.
archaeologist_d: Merlin Emrysarchaeologist_d on September 25th, 2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
Love the cliffhanger! I could really see how worried Merlin was.
osky291osky291 on September 25th, 2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
Huh. You're probably the first person that I've come across who admits to liking a cliffhanger! ;)

Thanks for reading!
clea2011: Merlinclea2011 on October 5th, 2013 01:07 am (UTC)
What a pity he didn't actually do this, things could've been so much different. Nice job.
osky291osky291 on October 5th, 2013 06:47 am (UTC)
Exactly my thoughts. Glad you liked it, thanks for reading!