Revenge of a Pendragon, Chapter 7Gaius felt himself smiling as he heard Alice coming back into the room. Maybe everything could work out this time… He finished flipping through the book he was holding, and placed it on the table, opening another. The spell was crude, but he hadn't been able to find a better one so it would have to do. His smile faded at the thought that it might not work, but he swiped the thought from his mind. It had to work…
Alice came up behind him, and read over the spell again. Sighing, she turned to him,
"Gaius… the spell is too complex… especially as I haven't ever done it before…"
"I can cast it. I just need to merge your power to the words as I cast it… I'm not strong enough to do it. It's been too long since I've done anything even close to being this powerful…"
"Then we will do it that way… but we can't do something like that without having tried it before… We'd need to attune it properly before…"
She was interrupted by
Revenge of A Pendragon, Chapter 6Leon came out from Taren's home, his face split into a grin.
"Taren said that a healer came into Camelot yesterday. She's said to be one of the best around…"
"Well, did she tell us where to find her?" Tristan asked,
"Ye. Her name is Alice, and Taren says she is often down in the herb stores in the lower town…"
It took less than three minutes for them to reach the right place and then a few more to locate the woman. The sight of her pulled Leon up short, though the others couldn't figure out why his hand immediately clenched around the pommel of his sword.
"Leon?" That was Tristan, "What is it?"
"This… She escaped from the cells years ago… I remember her…"
"And you need my help…?" The woman, Alice, did not seem perturbed by the sight of the knights, and walked up to them. "I've just heard that Merlin is in trouble? I haven't heard what kind, but the fact that you are looking for a healer must mean he's hurt?" It was less of a question than a sta
Revenge of A Pendragon, Chapter 5Merlin ran down the steps, heading towards the dungeon level. He could hear Arthur's footsteps closing in behind him, and nearly stumbled when he came to the next corner. Running straight ahead, he had to waste a couple of seconds pulling open the heavy wooden door, before jumping down the twisting staircase two or three steps at a time. The door hadn't had a chance to close before Arthur had run through it, and a sudden gasp from him pulled Merlin up short.
Turning, he saw that Arthur's eyes were blue, and he was gasping out words. Listening closer, Merlin made out,
"Merlin… What do you think you 're… Dungeons… That vision was…" He cried out and his eyes turned red, leaving Uther's voice to take over.
"He seems very fond of you… I never could figure it out…" He lunged forward, and Merlin jumped back a few steps, turning and continuing down.
Leaping the last several steps, Merlin bent his knees, absorbing the impact, and stumbled slightly as he
Revenge of A Pendragon, Chapter 4Arthur stayed unconscious until they reached the lower town in Camelot, where he woke up. Thankfully, his eyes were his normal blue.
"Oh god… My head… What happened?"
"Uther took over and the guys managed to… to knock you unconscious…" Merlin replied, shaking his head at Leon's raised eyebrow. Leon nodded, figuring out that if Arthur realised Merlin had used magic, Uther could likely get free again. He hurriedly spoke up before Gwaine could,
"Yes Sire. We had no choice. We are hoping Gaius has some way of counteracting the magic that the sorcerers used…" as soon as the words left his mouth, Leon regretted them. Arthurs' eyes flickered red again, and his body seemed to seize up. His voice was deeper as he replied,
"Magic… Of course it was magic… Evil is all it is ever used for…" Arthur cried out and his head snapped back, is eyes flickering between red and blue.
"I've got to… Can't stay in the lower town… too many peo
Revenge of a Pendragon, Chapter 3Their figures mouths were moving, spouting words that Arthur could not hear. He was about to ask what they were doing when he felt something inside his head… pushing… invading… another presence. Then he heard a voice…
"Arthur…" it was whispery, faint, but it was enough to make Arthur cringe. Spinning around, wildly, he realised that the voice was only in his head. It laughed.
"It's too late… I'm staying until Camelot is healed… and free from the plague you have unleashed upon it…"
Arthur fell to his knees, head in his hands, trying to block out the voice. His father's voice.
Then he heard another voice. Loud and full of panic. Familiar.
"Arthur!" looking up, he saw Merlin, jumping down from his horse, and the three cloaked figures, heading for the trees.
Merlin caught one, sending them both tumbling over, down the slight slope, and coming to a halt only a couple of metre from him.
"Emrys…" That was he cloaked figure. "You c
Revenge of A Pendragon Chapter 2Merlin slumped down on the table. He had been explaining to Gaius what Arthur was planning.
"Why can't he see that that would only make thing worse…?"
"He's worried about you Merlin. He's only trying to…"
"I know Gaius, I get that. But he… he just… I don't think he knows just how much this means to me… that magic is allowed in Camelot… He doesn't understand how it feels to say those words as a sorcerer…"
"Then maybe you should tell him…"
"I don't know whether he would listen Gaius… After all, I did threaten to leave…"
"Well, we both know that isn't going to happen… and I'm sure Arthur does too…"
"I think I convinced him…"
"Then you need to tell him to do what he thinks is right. And you need to tell him what it is like to have things so different to before… explain the danger of banning magic again…"
Merlin sighed as he considered this.
"You are getting to wise in your old age Gaius
This Means War!!! Prank Style...Merlin faceplanted the table, groaning.
Maybe he shouldn't have had that last tankard... But Gwaine shouldn't have had the last five.
Heck, he had just started clambering onto the table for Camelot's sake.
Merlin let his head sink back down onto the wood.
Here we go...
Gwaine looked over at his friend, obviously being a lightweight, responsible spoilsport and grinned. He'd show him... he'd show all of the sensible idiots who would wake up the next morning without headaches.
And with that thought in mind, Gwaine opened his mouth, and...
Arthur is a princess and Percy loves his guns,
And Tristan's always walking round as though he has the runs.
Sir Daniel is a prissy and Erec's really vain,
That pompous ass sir Peredur, he really is a pain...
Gwaine peeked through his ale fuelled daze to see that everyone was staring at him, the other knights scowling, the rest of the taverns customers simply grinning.
I mean, it's not every night you see a knight of Camelot making a fool of himself...