Once and Future
Repost, because I accidentally deleted the whole thing instead of a chapter...
Arthur had first wandered down to the dragon's keep when he was six years old. He didn't remember all that had passed between him and the giant reptile, but the memorable exchange was still burnt into his thoughts over a dozen years later. Trembling and worried as only a child could be, he'd asked 'will anyone ever love me?'
The dragon had chuckled deep in its belly and stretched, resting its head on a claw - as close to the prince as he could get without leaving the large rock formation. 'Young prince, you are but one side of a coin. Rest assured that all you desire shall be granted in your other half.'
At Arthur's childish pleading, he had been given a name. Merlin.
- Part 1 of Once and Future
Turning, turning, turning through the years. Minutes into hours and the hours into years.
Nothing changes, nothing ever can. Round and round the roundabout and back where you began.
Round and round and back where you began.
It has been five years since Merlin and Arthur fled Camelot. Now it is time for the Once and Future King to face his destiny.
- Part 2 of Once and Future