Silent Thinker (inspired_being) wrote in camelot_drabble,
Silent Thinker

A Good Plan

Author: inspired_being
Title: A Good Plan
Rating: G
Pairing/s: None
Character/s: Arthur (mentions of Gaius and a small one of Merlin)
Summary: It’s nice when thinking leads somewhere
Warnings: None
Word Count: 505
Prompt: #11 Temptation
Author's Notes: Yet another part of the Seen and Hidden ‘verse. The plan is leading somewhere… This isn’t what I originally had in mind, but I think it was necessary, with a different take on the prompt.
Sorry to the mods for this being late. My boss just got back from Paris and he had to show us all the photos he took, before I was able to post

Ever since Arthur had broken the news to the council, he had been good to his word. The council had been going through the laws and Arthur was determined to abolish them all as they were written and start anew. They would write the laws to fit the Kingdom he wanted to have; one where magic was free to be used, but for good and not evil.

He knew he could not rid Camelot or the surrounding Kingdoms of evil. He knew the temptation, the promise, of power would be too great for some people just like it had been in the past. But he would do his best to ward against the temptation, whether it’s source was magical or not. He would encourage co-existence between all his people and teach them magic does not have to be feared.

Those who would inevitably choose to be on the wrong side of the law would be punished, with sentencing appropriately to their crime.

Would he still condemn those who used magic against Camelot? If that’s what it came to in order to keep his people safe. However, he would not take a decision of someone’s life or death as lightly as his father had in his later years. He had resolved that point with himself… maybe with a little help from Merlin.

The only flaw in Arthur’s plans was that he knew little about magic itself. He possessed no magical abilities and he did not know what it felt like to be on the other side of his father’s laws. Who was he supposed to turn to in order to make sure all the new laws covered what they needed to?

His first thought was of Gaius. The court physician had practiced magic at one stage and he was knowledgeable in the area. Uther would always turn to Gaius for guidance on magical matters. But as good as Gaius was, he would not be around forever.

Arthur didn’t like to think of Gaius not being around, yet he was aged and the day would come to pass soon enough. No, he needed a young advisor. Gaius would be more suited to be the advisor’s mentor.

The advisor would need to be someone the King could trust. It would be ideal if it was someone he already knew, but he very much doubted anyone in Court would have any magical links. His father would have forbidden it and been thorough in his checks.

Maybe he would need to make an announcement to the people of Camelot. Maybe someone in the noble families had a connection to somebody and could make a recommendation?

He could ask Gaius if he knew of anyone suitable too. He would also need to explain his plan to his old friend about mentoring the sorcerer in the ways of the Court and passing on his knowledge of magic as well.

Yes, this would be a good plan, Arthur thought to himself as he strode down one of the many hallways in the castle.

~*inspired being*~
Tags: *c:inspired_being, c:arthur, pt 011:temptation, rating:g, type:drabble

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