Title: Desperate Times
Character/s: Lancelot, Merlin
Summary: Desperate measures.
Word Count: 100
The last of their light is being gnawed away by the hungry darkness when Lancelot takes Merlin aside. For the first time since they entered this atrium of hell, he allows uncertainty to color his words. In the beginning, he had faith that the young magic user would whisk them away to safety. Now he looks into blue eyes clouded with magic and pain and a soul-deep weariness - and he is afraid. And the fear strangles his words.
Merlin's power bleeds out into the black, tangling with it until it's impossible to tell where he ends and it begins.