The Revelation of Emrys, Chapter 21. Beginnings...Merlin turned, a grin on his face, to see the two dragons stood in the clearing.
"Merlin." Kilgharrah said, "An impressive display with the demons young warlock." His eyes seemed to travel the clearing, taking in the scene. "And if you could tell your good friend to stop pointing that metal stick at me..." He admonished, leaving Merlin to turn and see a dumbstruck look on Arthurs face and his sword drawn.
"Arthur. Put the sword away... He isnt going to hurt us."
"Thats not the idea I got from it... him last time..." he answered, but lowered his sword to his side. The great dragon turned his gaze to Arthur and lowered his head, until their eyes were level.
"Things change, King Arthur... This you should know better than most." Lifting his head again, his eyes travelled over to Morgana's prone form. "And what," he continued, "would you have of me this time Merlin? I can only assume it has something to do with the witch."
"I will need a more detailed explanation Merlin. Yes can only
The Revelation of Emrys Chapter 20. FlightsMerlin knew that the faster they brought Gwen back, the better. And seeing as Arthur intended to go through with it, he was going to make sure that he wasnt going to be the one giving his life up. Arthur had already expressly forbidden Merlin to do it- though Merlin believed that was more to do with the fact that he had virtually come back from the dead several times, over the last few days, than the fact that he would be the one doing the magic-.
Not that he wouldnt have done it, but he knew that if something went wrong, he would be the only one who would be able to try and fix it. It made him feel terrible knowing that several of the men around him would be volunteering, and guilty when he felt relief that it would mean Arthur would be safe.
It took a few words from him to summon the cup, which was in the vaults of Camelot, and several seconds to recall his previous experiances with the cup. Thinking back to Nimueh, he felt a sense of relief fill him as he realised that he would be a
The Revelation of Emrys Chapter 19, Life and Death-- Gaius sat, head bowed, next to Merlins prone form, his hand resting on the young mans chest. From what Gwaine had said, he could only deduce that Merlin had found the core of power that few sorcerors would ever notice or unlock. The most powerful sorcerors were said to have got their power from this indescribable source of, what legends say, was pure energy. Yet none of the books or scriptures had revealed anything to explain why someone could die from it... Gaius sighed and made to raise his hand from Merlin to get to his feet, but something stopped him. He leant in closer to Merlin and... yes, there it was again. Was it possible that...? --
Arthur was shook out of his reverie by a soft hand on his shouder. He turned and, sure enough, Gwen stood over him.
"Arthur, the rest of us are eating... you havn't had anything since this morning and..."
"Im not hungry." And it was true. He didnt feel hungry... thisty... tired... Arthur sighed, turning to Gwen, he said, quietly,
"You know... U
The Revelation of Emrys, Chapter 18. He's Dead...Arthur
I pounded a fist against the portcullis... I couldnt help it. We had just started to win the fight, when Morgana retreated with the remainder of her men into the citadel... I have no idea why, though if I had to bet, it would be on it having something to do with Merlin... Wait... someone just cried out... It sounded like... Gwen? I run over to where she stands and freeze... Gwaine is standing there, holding Merlin, who looks... No... he cant be... I find my voice,
"Gwaine... What happened?" I strain to hear his every word as the clamouring and whispers start spreading... I get the basics... Merlin stopped the demons, but something happened to him when he did... and now Gwaine cant feel his heart beating... I think all of this through as Gwaine lies him down in a nearby house... As much as I trust Gwaine, I need to see for myself... Placing two fingers on his neck and a hand on his chest, I strain to feel a heartbeat... any sign of life... but nothing... He is... Merlin... I wren
My reactionMy Reaction when I found out that some of my friends, and fellow Merlin lovers did not know that Anthony Head (who is awesome ) was in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Which I am also a major fan of).....
NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! What is wrong with you people????????
Actual physical pain being felt here!!!!!
Why am I still talking to you people???
The Revelation of Emrys, Chapter 17, VeiledMerlin frantically finished the spell he was muttering, and climbed to the ground. He still had two more traps to enchant, but those would have to wait... He had thirteen spread around the lower town, as well as two in the upper town where he and Arthur had manged to sneak the previous night. The whole idea was that as soon as any demons flew beneath the beams, the magic wards would prevent them from leaving, until their energy had been drained. At which point, the trap would prepare to the same thing again. He was hoping that the demons kept to the pattern of flying in close knit groups, so they could trap more at the same time.
As soon as his feet hit the floor, they were nearly swept out from under him as a crowd of young men from the lower town, armed with everything from pitchforks and torches to sticks and slingshots, ran past him. He pressed himself to the wall till they were past and head off towards the tavern.
Arthur ran down the street, closely followed by a band of his knig