Out of Control, Chapter 3
Arthur cried out as he was thrown into the wall. Rolling over, he ducked behind a mound of books, watching, dismayed, as Merlin sent wave after wave of red, pulsating energy through the room. What was it he had said…? 'Too much power'. Could it be that he had no choice but to let the energy go? Arthur looked at Gaius, who was crouched behind a table, but only got a shrug and a helpless expression from him. He was distracted when Merlin spoke again.
"Someone get… the window… open… Now!"
Not stopping to wonder just what Merlin was up to, Arthur wove his way around the room and shoved open the window. Turning back to Merlin, he had to duck as a streak of light shot over his head and out into the open air. After a couple of minutes, the light ebbed away, and Arthur got to his feet. Merlin stood, leaning against the table, a pained expression on his face.
"Had to let it out…" he gasped, "It burned…" He tried to push himself upright, but fell back onto the bench.
"Goddamn… curses…" he groane
Out of Control, Chapter 2
Merlin felt himself shaken awake and looked up to see Arthur looking down at him.
"Arthur? What are you…" Merlin realised that it was dark outside, and stifled a yawn. "I told Gaius to wake me up if I fell asleep…"
"Merlin, you have been up for nearly two days straight. I told Gaius to let you sleep. You needed it." He grinned, "And anyway, Gaius found an old spell in one of his books that might be useful…"
Merlin jumped to his feet, and Arthur had to grab him to stop him from tripping over.
"Steady… Honestly Merlin, you really should…" he realised he was speaking to thin air and sighed, running after Merlin. He caught up to him in Gaius' rooms, and he had to control the urge to snap out a remark as he saw Merlin's expression, as he stared at Archie. No matter what anybody said, Merlin seemed to think that it was his fault, though how he could have come to that conclusion, Arthur had no idea. He made his way over to were Gaius was explaining to Merlin about the spell he had found.
Out of Control, Chapter 1
Arthur grinned as Gwaine got knocked down by Percival. He had been acting even more irritating than usual lately, and it felt good to see some humility knocked into him. Percival helped Gwaine to his feet and Arthur could see the pouting expression from across the sparring field. Gwaine stalked off and Bedivere, grinning, stepped into the square opposite Percival. The knights ad been spending most of their spare time competing with each other, and, so far, Percival and Bedivere were on the same level. They had just raised their swords when a blast of blue light flew between them.
It continued in a straight line and collided with a tree, causing it to bend backwards as it absorbed the magic. As one, the entire field turned and stared as Merlin backed into the field, dodging bolts of light. Arthur stared, incredulous, at the suits of armour, firing off rounds of blue light.
"Merlin!" he called, earning a quick look from the young man.
"What?" he called back. Gwaine butted in.