Character/s: Merlin, Morgana, Arthur, Gaius, Uther
Summary: What if Morgana had saved Arthur's life instead of Merlin?
Word Count: 355
Author's Notes: Maybe I'll continue this someday- I kinda like it.
The room was silent for a moment after the witch collapsed. Soon people began to stir and pull the cobwebs off themselves. When they were freed, the King, Arthur and Morgana stood to look at the grisly scene in front of them.
Merlin watched them until a sound from behind startled him. The witch stirred and slid a knife from her sleeve. She raised herself slightly then threw the knife with more strength than she should have had.
Merlin felt paralyzed with fear and knew he needed to act, but didn’t move until he heard a sound relatively close by. The Lady Morgana had yelled “NO!” and thrown out her hand toward Arthur. The knife slowed down before his eyes as Morgana ran toward the Prince. She shoved him backwards then fell over the chair on top of him. The knife sliced into her left arm as she went down then embedded itself in Arthur’s chair.
The King immediately stepped forward to help Morgana up. Merlin rushed over to assist Arthur. “You saved Arthur’s life,” he said to Morgana. “How astonishing!” He then turned to look out into the crowd. “Gaius! Come tend to Morgana’s wound.”
The physician hurried over to take a look while both Arthur and the King looked on in awe. Arthur shook off Merlin’s hand and thanked her. Uther kept asking if she was well—she just rolled her eyes and informed him she was quite well except for the trifling cut. Merlin just watched in amazement—there was no denying that she had magic and was apparently unaware of it. Or at least she had been. Despite her protests, she still looked a bit shocked.
Gaius finally concluded that Morgana needed to go to his chambers so he could sew up the wound. He barked at Merlin to accompany him and the three left together. Merlin wondered if the Lady was now aware of her magic and if he could talk to her about it. Having another person with magic to talk to could only be beneficial to both of them. And if they could become friends, all the better.