Part 6: MERLIN
“Um. . .huh-huh. . .Guin. . .huh-huh. . .is. . .Morgana. . .huh. . .knights. . .tunnel. . .huh. . .injured. . .come. . .must. . .huh. . .hurry. . .huh-huh. . .” I struggled for words trying to think of an obvious explanation for what just happened before my eyes. Well, considering Arthur and Gwen were right in front of me it all made sense now. . .
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Earlier In The Tower
We burst through the door to find a strange site. Gwen was breathing heavily staggering away from the chair 다음 to her. I looked up and saw Morgana's eyes staring at me from the sitting position in the chair. What is going on here? I thought it was Gwen who needed rescuing. I looked at Arthur and the knights seeing the same confused expressions that was most likely on my face. We all stared at each other for a moment and then Gwen broke the concentration 의해 throwing herself at Arthur, wrapping herself around his waist.
Arthur was first to break the silence. “Umm. . .Guinevere love, are 당신 ok?” He said rather awkwardly not knowing what else to do.
“Oh, Arthur” she said sadley, why is she forcing her words at him?
“Thank goodness your here. He embraced her in a hug, but not wanting to pry, I shifter my gaze to Morgana. Her eyes were glued to Arthur and Gwen, a mask of discuss spread across her face.
“Don't worry Gwen, we're here now” Elyan said, coming over to put a reassuring hand on her shoulder. “But, what should we do with you?” he said turning to Morgana. I saw her expression change, as she flinched at Elyan's words. Strange, why would Morgana care?
Soon all the knights were throwing in ideas about what we should do next, but I was too focused on Morgana to notice their words. She was shivering and cowering at every word spoken too her as if it was a curse. Why is she 연기 like this? Morgana never cares about anyone 또는 what they have to say 99% of the time. So why is she doing it now?
Then Arthur's voice rose above all the rest causing the knights to fall silent. “Or, we can let Morgana explain for herself why she accomplished these actions and give her a fair trial, like we would any citizen of Camelot?” he said taking a step towards her. I looked to Morgana who had. . .relief in her. . .eyes? “What?”
As Arthur took another step Gwen grabbed his hand pulling him back, “Don't trust her Arthur, 당신 don't know the vile cruel things she did to me before 당신 came. Let's not worry about her, leave her, she does not deserve your sympathy.”
Not wanting to listen to the young couple argue I looked at Morgana again, the relief leaving her eyes as I saw panic enter them.
I then heard Gwaine whispering me name, “Com-n Merlin lets go.” I started walking, not realizing what I was doing, 로스트 in my own thoughts as Leon lead everyone out of the tower. Why was Gwen 연기 strange? Why was Morgana 연기 strange? Its as if Morgana is in Gwen's body showing her emotions through Gwen and Gwen is in Morganas body showing her feelings through Morgana. But that's ridiculous. Morgana is not that powerful. . .is she?
I looked at Gwen again who was walking headstrong and fast, her dark black robes-. . .black robes? I took a double stop as I looked at her again. I only saw her with a deep 제비꽃, 바이올렛 겉옷, 가운 on from when she was first captured. Wow Merlin, I found myself thinking, [i]way to psych yourself out that's not Morgana.
We then continued through the plain and stopped at the forest. We stood there for several moments before Guinevere asked “Why are we still standing here? We should not be out in the open.”
“Well my Lady we are waiting for Arthur to continue on. The forest is full of twists and turns so we don't want to be se-” as the knight was talking Gwen stepped into the forest going deeper into it.
The ground then started to shake, “Gwen!” Elyan yelled running after his sister. We then heard a scream from him, followed 의해 the ground shaking some more. The knights pulled out their swords and without waiting for a signal I ran into the forest to see Morgana's form retreating down an underground tunnel leading back to the tower and seeing Elyan laying at the tunnel mouth before the rocks fell on 상단, 맨 위로 of him, his body 로스트 in the dust.
Seconds after they disappeared, the knights popped up behind me looking around. “Oh god Arthur is going to kill us” mumbled Gwaine under his breath.
“Merlin what happened? Where is Elyan?” Leon asked me looking at all the ruble laying about from the tunnel in the ground. But I didn't hear him 로스트 in my own thoughts. Oh god, I just saw Morgana leaving towards a tunnel leading back to the tower which means that. . .oh no, Gwen, she is still in the dark tower.
“Help Elyan he is stuck underground” I yelled over my shoulder as I bolted towards the tower hoping I was not too late.
I met Percival on my way back. “Go. Morgana attacked. Elyan trapped, go now” I yelled at him before running up to the tower where Arthur was interrogating Morganas double. We had to find Gwen. Have to get to Arthur now. I ran up the stairs out of breath finally reaching the top.
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“Merlin, Merlin?” I was snapped out of my flashback back to the present looking up to see Gwen and Arthur staring at me.
“Gwen, I mean Morgana I mean Gwen ran into the forest, and Elyan ran after her. He screamed the ground shook and I saw Morgana leave through a tunnel in the direction of the tower. I ran as fast as I could back to warn you.”
“Well then we better get out of here and go find them.” Arthur said quickly looking at Guinevere.
She nodded in agreement “yes I agree we need to find out what happened to the others.”
But then a cold hard feminine voice came filled the room, “Shouldn't 당신 be 더 많이 worried about yourselves? There is only three of you? This will be easier than I thought.” she said smirking.
We all froze turning around. Morgana was standing in the doorway blocking out path. Arthur's eyes widened and grabbed Guinevere's hand dragging them back away from Morgana. I moved with them standing 의해 their side, ready to use my powers if necessary to protect my friends.
MORGANA I am so brilliant.
My plan was working so well. Phase one kidnap Gwen. Phase two torture her into becoming my puppet. Phase 2 plan B-only because the spell didn't seem to work, I was still trying to figure why it didn't-swap bodies with Gwen. Phase three convince Arthur to leave Gwen at the tower. Phase four Take Camelot for myself under my rule.
Oh I was so close to achieving my goal. I could taste the throne.
That is until we stopped at the edge of the forest waiting on Arthur. Oh he's taking too long. I know I shall create a diversion, use the secret tunnels to go back to the tower, enchant Arthur, kill Guinevere and then come from the tower with Arthur letting the knights know about the tunnels saying they collapsed on me so I followed them back to the tower and met Arthur leaving, problem solved.
I started running into the woods at full speed mumbling under my breath the ground shook as I walked opening up the tunnels. “GWEN” I heard her brother say oh crap.
I then muttered a spell throwing him into the tunnels and I ran in after him muttering another spell to close them up.
I then made my way back to the tower not taking a 초 glance at the body 다음 to my feet.
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I arrived at the stairs to hear Guinevere say “yes I agree we need to find out what happened to the others.”
I smiled and stepped in front of the doorway, “Shouldn't 당신 be 더 많이 worried about yourselves? There is only three of you?” I observed looking at Arthur, Merlin and Guinevere. “This will be easier than I thought.” Oh my gosh I have not done this fiction for a while. Well I finally found out how the rest of this plot will go. I will probably have maybe 2 또는 3 더 많이 chapters after this one : ) and onto another fic along with my 퀸 of Hearts fic. Please 코멘트 after reading, I would 사랑 to hear how 당신 like this part. Thanks Arthurlover7 (Cassidy/Cassie)