TW: Major Character Death + Merlin - S5 Spoilers
Merlin expects Arthur to discover the existence of his 'g i f t' via a gallant, valiant conquest's end, Arthur nearly slipping to Death's hands before Merlin, as per usual, heroically rescues him once more. Life has quite a way with justice and poeticisms, he quickly realizes however, as he cradles Arthur's head between his hands, bloodied and bruised but it's for Arthur (it's always been for Arthur). The King of Camelot is dying in his hands and Merlin feels a constricting in his chest, because for once, because even between Gaius' gentle guidance and Gwen's harsh prodding, he isn't sure what to do. And so, Merlin confides in him the truth that planted the Destiny altogether.
"I'm a Sorcerer." He supplies timidly, hands still grasping onto golden locks and azure eyes seeking into irises that resembled cerulean skies. He expects Arthur to attempt a rapid movement away from him despite the pain he's