09 January 2016 @ 07:58 pm
Author: aeris444
Pairing/s:Merlin/Arthur, Merlin/Percival
Character/s:Merlin, Morgana, Percival, Arthur
Summary:Merlin couldn’t look as they lowered the casket in the grave
Warnings:Character death
Word Count:300
Prompt:193. Remembrane
Author's Notes:Not betaed, sorry.

Mods, the Merlin/Percival tag isn't working :-(

Merlin couldn’t look as they lowered the casket in the grave. He didn’t want it to be his last image of Arthur, he didn’t want to remember that moment.


Merlin didn’t came back on the anniversary of Arthur’s death. He chose to come on the day they had kissed for the first time. He wanted to brighten that moment, even a little.

The grave was still covered by flowers. Morgana put her white roses bouquet first and removed the older ones. Merlin had chose forget-me-not.


A year later, Merlin came alone. He needed it. To tell Arthur how much he was missing him, to tell him how his life felt useless and void since that awful rainy evening.

He sat on the floor next to the grave and talked for hours, until his legs ached.


Another year, another visit. Merlin still couldn’t believe Arthur would never be in his life again. Though, coming and seeing the grave was helping him cope and realise that he has to learn to live without Arthur by his side.


Merlin had asked Percival to wait in the car. It didn’t fell right to have him come to Arthur’s grave. Though, Merlin told Arthur about the wonderful man that had managed to make him smile again.


“Are you sure?” Percival asked as Merlin lead him through the cemetery gates.

“Yes. Arthur… Arthur would have wanted me to be happy. I want to let him now I am.”


Percival put his arm around his boyfriend shoulders as they walked silently.


Merlin kept going to Arthur’s grave every year. Though, it wasn’t to grieve his lover anymore. It was to thank him for the joy he had brought him when they had been together, to thank Arthur for having made him the man he was now.

Bunnybunnysworld on January 9th, 2016 07:05 pm (UTC)
You know, this made the bunny cry. It's beautiful.
aeris444aeris444 on September 18th, 2016 08:07 pm (UTC)
Oh... Poor Bunny! *hugs*
archaeologist_d: Merlin and Arthurarchaeologist_d on January 9th, 2016 07:31 pm (UTC)
That was so sad. I liked how Merlin found love again. Well done.
aeris444aeris444 on September 18th, 2016 08:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
emrys_mkemrys_mk on January 9th, 2016 09:37 pm (UTC)
Aw, that was so bittersweet. I'm happy Percival was there for Merlin.
aeris444aeris444 on September 18th, 2016 08:07 pm (UTC)
Eurydiceeurydice72 on January 10th, 2016 07:02 am (UTC)
Aw man, I shouldn't have read this before going to bed. It's impossible to fall asleep when I'm sniffling though I would've been teary no matter when I read it. Lovely story!
aeris444aeris444 on September 18th, 2016 08:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the comment! *hugs*
brunettepetbrunettepet on January 13th, 2016 12:05 am (UTC)
Merlin's grief was palpable and so was his healing and happiness.
aeris444aeris444 on September 18th, 2016 08:11 pm (UTC)
ajsrandomajsrandom on January 13th, 2016 06:03 pm (UTC)
Awww, sweet and poignant at the same time. I'm happy for Merlin! :)
aeris444aeris444 on September 18th, 2016 08:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm happy you liked it!