Title: Swallow the Light
Character/s: Morgana, Alator, Merlin
Summary: Merlin always gets in her way, but this time she’s got the upper hand. With Alator’s help no one will be able to stop her, not even Emrys.
Word Count: 274
Prompt: #202 The Secret Sharer
Author's Notes: For some reason I had forgotten about this episode.
Again and again Merlin stands in her way, he follows and lurks like a shadow. Morgana doesn’t understand why he keeps on protecting Arthur and everything he stands for, why he fights her when they have something the kingdom repels. Merlin is more than just a thorn in her side. He’s a meddlesome servant with a tendency of thwarting her attempts of getting back what’s rightfully hers. Maybe he just has a death wish she’ll concede gladly. Merlin scurries down in the ground, trying to fight the dagger she set upon him. She can almost taste it. Victory.
Merlin looks so helpless, afraid, and if she looks close enough there’s hope in his irises she wants to extinguish. She hasn’t suffered to end up with empty hands. Her days hiding and running away and feeling the shame of having magic must come to an end. She deserves a reward.
Alator appears before she ends Merlin’s life, taking in the scene before him. He kneels next to Merlin and she waits for him to bring her a bit of the peace she lost long ago and eludes her.
“I know exactly where he is,” Alator says, words reverberating across the cave’s rocky walls.
Morgana feels herself tremble, she gulps. This is it, the moment she was waiting for. If she can find and vanish Emrys then no one will be able to stop her. Not anymore. She needs to know the only person who can be her ruin and her ultimate end can be destroyed.
But Alator refuses and then there’s nothing but dread and darkness instead of the calm she was waiting for.