Title: I'd Come for You
Character/s: Merlin, Morgana
Summary: A very short story about their love from beginning to 2.4.
Word Count: 650
Prompt: #212 a prompt from yenny2206 on May 18th, 2012; I'd Come for You by Nickleback
Author's Notes: This was a really fun prompt!
Their relationship grew slowly. At first it was shy glances in the corridors or across rooms. It became flowers left in chambers and small touches. When Morgana became ill, Merlin held her hand and promised to do all in his power to see her cured. She got better without his help but he rid Camelot of a vengeful sorcerer.
He believed her when she’d dreamed of Arthur’s death. Thanks to her, he was ready for Sophia and made sure neither she nor her father would hurt anyone again. So when he found the druid boy he knew he could turn to her for help. She took on his cause as if the boy was her own. Thank goodness for that, because without her the boy never would have had a chance.
The time came to save his village and he didn’t even have to ask—she was there for him. He couldn’t resist thanking her with a hug, and when he pulled away, they exchanged a significant look. He hoped he hadn’t misinterpreted it, as later he followed her into the woods to gather wood. Significant words were exchanged and before long they held hands and made promises. She said to him: “I was blindfolded, but now I'm seeing. My mind was closing, now I'm believing. I finally know just what it means to let someone in.”
When Gwen’s father was killed and she pledged to kill the King, he was torn. He loved her but couldn’t let her do this monstrous thing. That’s why he followed her to the gravesite. But his faith in her was soon restored when she saved the King instead. He found her when she got back and gave her all the positive attention she could need. He told her this: “And I'd fight for you. I'd lie, it's true, give my life for you . . . you know I'd always come for you.”
He sealed his promise with a kiss that quickly grew heated. Many more things were said and done, but none more important than their pledge to always be there for each other, to stay together no matter what.
Many events fell in their way—Arthur’s near death and the near destruction of Camelot the most major. Through everything, they stayed close, stayed secret and loved well. Then Morgana’s magic manifested and Merlin kept the knowledge of his from her. He wasn’t sure why he kept that one last secret, but it put a little distance between them.
He watched from above as she and Gwen began their trip to Gorlois’s grave. They’d stayed a little distant since she’d come back from the druids. But his love for her never faded. He wasn’t sure about hers, but to him his promise would remain true. He really would come for her whenever she needed him, whether she loved him or not.
Sooner than he would have thought, his promise was put to the test. Gwen and Morgana had been accosted and kidnapped. He felt sick as he and Arthur raced to the scene, He tried to hide how frantic with worry he was as they searched the woods. When Morgana revealed herself, his heart stopped and restarted in an instant. As Arthur and the others took off into the woods, Morgana came to him.
“I can’t believe I said I'd lay our love on the ground. But it doesn't matter because I've made it up—forgive me now,” she said.
He threw his arms around her and said, “No matter what gets in my way, as long as there's still life in me . . . No matter what, remember you know I'll always come for you.”
She pulled his head down to hers for a long, loving kiss and just held on. He knew everything was right between them now and nothing would tear them apart. He’d always come for her.