HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO INTERPRET THIS
Merlin & Arthur: 1x01 to 5x13
Merlin Reincarnation AU: At some point in his years of waiting for his beloved king to return, Merlin was admitted into a psychiatric ward, and told repeatedly that Arthur Pendragon was nothing more than a figment of his imagination. With each day spent overtaken by long-lasting grief and trauma, he eventually started to believe it—even on the morning when Arthur himself had finally risen from the dead.
Without a sound we lose sight of the ground
In the throw around
Never thought that you wanted to bring it down
I won’t let it go down till we torch it ourselves
#One of my absolute favorite scenes #I love how Colin decided to make Merlin all gentle and soft while dealing with simpleton!arthur #I love how Colin chose to let Merlin touch Arthur all the time #even if it was only for leading him somewhere or helping him #I love how Colin decided to let Merlin be obvious about his caring for Arthur #It just shows that under normal cicrumstances when Arthur is king and Merlin the servant Merlin always holds back #always restrains himseld #with simpleton!arthur he didn’t feel like he had to edit himself #He was honest with him#he touched him #he cared for him #I love all of the choices Colin made as an actor #It was really important for the Merthur-relationship #merthur #and feels
AND WHEN YOU’RE DEAD, MERLIN WAITS FOREVER FOR YOUR RETURN.
But… Arthur sees it though. He’s pretty much always seen Merlin’s devotion and loyalty. Just because he doesn’t say it doesn’t mean he doesn’t see. Because he’s an emotionally stunted little shit that gets random conscience bursts of ‘i’m a prince and you’re a servant obviously we can’t be friends’ but then turns around and says: what would you do Merlin, and you’re a good friend Merlin, and thank you Merlin, and let me fetch this flower for you Merlin, I think we’d get on Merlin, It’s a new day Merlin, You’re the only one I can trust Merlin, I’ll search the woods for you because I refuse to believe you’re dead Merlin, you’re the only friend I have Merlin, let’s go hunting Merlin, I’m glad you’re here Merlin, let’s save your village Merlin, my father wants me to arrest you - you need to go Merlin, shut up Merlin, I’ve always thought you were the bravest man I’ve ever known, Merlin, where were you Merlin. Merlin. I know now, Merlin. I know.
Merlin, thank you.
Remember that time Merlin was on Doctor Who and he kept making scary side comments
knock knock, who’s there?
series 1 merlin: earnest if somewhat reluctant loyalty to arthur
series 2 merlin: bewildered subordination in arthur’s presence
series 3 merlin: endless flirty sass at arthur’s expense
series 4 merlin: solemn acceptance of undying love for arthur
series 5 merlin: desperate, ruthless sacrifice to keep arthur
Sirmorgan requested: Merlin and Arthur hugging each other tightly c:
I’m not sure if it’s a heterosexual show anymore… not that I’m complaining.