In which Merlin becomes the conduit for the sacred magic of Avalon.
Drawn for the Merlin_Redux fest, for Prompt 68.
Thank you so much, OP!Anon, for filling my head with this wonderful idea! I love/hate you for making me rewatch 5x13 several times to really get into the spirit of this, I don't think I've ever cried so much in my life. I hope this is somewhat like you imagined. Thanks also to both As for the awesome Beta help, cheering and flogging, because your tough love is the best love <3
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Original Prompt: What if Arthur hadn't died before he was able to pull Merlin's head down for a kiss? What if, instead, Merlin leaned forward and met his lips? He digs one hand into the ground and presses the other to Arthur's wound and becomes a conduit for the magic of the place, his love and devotion and destiny healing Arthur.
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