schweet_heart (schweet_heart) wrote in camelot_drabble,

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unfinished business

Author: schweet_heart
Title: unfinished business
Rating: G
Pairing/s: None
Character/s: Uther, Morgana
Summary: Sometimes what we say isn't as important as what is left unsaid.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 361 words.
Prompt: #222 the unsent letter.
Author's Notes: I have an irrational hatred of the epistolary style, so I decided to be a bit unconventional with this one to make it more interesting.

My Dearest Morgana,

In a few days, you will turn fourteen fifteen sixteen eighteen twenty-one. As you will soon be are now a woman grown, there are some facts about your heritage which it is necessary for me to explain to you. The man you call your father Lord Gorlois was a fine man, and one I was proud to call a friend for as long as he lived. However, it was not merely respect for his memory which induced me to take on the responsibility of his orphaned child when he passed away. Your mother and I Ygraine It was a foolish mistake which You see, you are my daughter.

I have no doubt you are surprised by this. Your mother was not On the occasion when you were conceived, Gorlois had recently left on a long campaign and I was recovering from wounds inflicted in battle. Your mother was bewitched was lonely loved me was kind enough to give me shelter in her home, and during my convalescence was induced to spend the night with me in defiance of her marriage vows. She kept you from me did not tell me of your birth until her deathbed, at which point I did not wish had no use for could not have supported a child, and so you remained in the keeping of Gorlois, who loved you as his own flesh and blood believed you were his natural daughter until the end of his days. When he died, I was proud to become became your guardian, and undertook to provide you with those opportunities which the circumstances of your birth would otherwise have denied you.

You will understand now why I have always refused any possibility of a match between taken care that you and Arthur should be raised as siblings since your arrival in my court. You are his sister, Morgana, and I hope that it is my wish that you will regard him as such from this day forward. Your parentage will never be acknowledged publicly must remain a secret for his sake, but in private I have long desired would be honoured if will always regard you as —

Tags: *c:schweet_heart, c:morgana, c:uther, pt 222:the unsent letter, rating:g, type:drabble

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