Though he was young, Merlin didn’t much like changes. Despite his positive outlook on life, he feared them.
When Arthur had finally become king he'd been nervous for weeks about how this new position would affect their friendship, but much to his delight, the changes had been subtle.
Now here was another turning point. Arthur’s marriage would definitely change everything and it wasn’t about simply learning to knock.
His whole position at court was about to shift and Merlin desperately tried to preserve some level of normality. Anything would be acceptable as long as he could stay close to Arthur.