Title: Moonlight magic
Summary: Uther uses magic to destroy those who would practice it.
Word Count: 100
Prompt: 161 - Moonlight
Author's Notes: none
Disclaimer: I do not own the BBC version of Merlin; It and Shine do. I am very respectfully borrowing them with no intent to profit. No money has changed hands. No copyright infringement is intended.
The silver cuffs glinted like moonlight in Uther's hands.
Reviled things, made of magic, but useful or so the merchant said. He'd assured Uther that sorcerers would be helpless to resist them, would do anything — even kill those they professed to love — to obtain them. And once claimed, the cuffs would melt into their skin, would drain them of all magic, making them as vulnerable as newborne pups, ripe for the slaughter.
All Uther had to do was lay them out for all to see and wait to spring the trap.
The pyres would burn bright for years to come.