Revenge of A Pendragon, Chapter 3
Their 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 cannot stop this Emrys… His father is with him… will speak to hi
Revenge of A Pendragon, Chapter 2
Merlin 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… I'll give it a go…"
He got up and made his way to the door, Tuning back when Gaius said his name.