“Mordred, right?” Arthur asked, kneeling in front of him. The boy nodded, eyes wide as he looked at Arthur as if he might bolt at any moment. “What are you doing back in Camelot? My father won’t like seeing you again.”
“He’s hurt.” Mordred whispered and Arthur glanced over at where Merlin was unconscious. A sudden realization dawned on him.
“You healed him,” He said slowly “With magic.”
Mordred nodded. Arthur’s mind raced – thinking of all Merlin had survived in his encounters with bandits and sorcerers. Before he could ask if Mordred had been responsible for all of it, there was a groan as Merlin shifted, eyes flickering open.
“Arth – you!” He choked, sitting up quickly to grab Arthur’s arm as if he could yank the prince away. Mordred grinned.
“You’re awake!” He beamed and launched forward to hug him. Arthur watched as Merlin stiffened at the action – eyes widening before desperately trying to push him away.
“Arthur. Arthur, get him off of me-”
After sneaking Mordred out of Camelot, he occasionally returns to make sure Merlin is doing okay. Arthur isn’t sure why this child is so concerned about the wellbeing of his servant… Nor Merlin's vehement attempts to ignore it.
Bookmarked by Niwaki
17 Jul 2020
An arrested-for-treason Azula undertakes a life-changing fieldtrip (exile with Zuko), navigates her relationship with her father, finds herself, and helps guide a nation towards peace.
Then does it all over again with her mother.
Bookmarked by Niwaki
15 Jul 2020
In which everything is the same except Azula is the firstborn and she's eleven years old when she first meets her baby brother.
For as long as Zuko can remember, he's had the flowers in his lungs. He's kept them secret from everyone but his closest family, which hasn't always been easy, but he's had no other choice--the flowers are a sign of weakness. His father was sure he wouldn't survive long, but he's made it to 16, and he's joined Team Avatar. However, old habits die hard--can he still keep the flowers secret from them now that he's living with them?
One day is particularly worse than the others. Zuko has a flare-up.
Important notes: it's complete! it has a HAPPY ending! nobody dies! I was trying to use the concept of "flowers for unrequited love" without getting bogged down in crying about being forever alone. I repeat: HAPPY ENDING
Zuko, for all the loyalty he shows his nation and people, is not really prepared for them to pay him back in kind.