The Mystery Of Merlin Was A Mystery Essay examples

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“Every night, I still remember... He just...” She sniffed and wiped her eyes. “And now he 's sitting in his own lands, feeling as though he did something great, whilst we must bury our dead and rebuild. It 's so-- It 's so--”

“---Unjust?”

She nodded, and then suddenly smiled. “I don 't know why Arthur hates it when you finish his sentences, because you 're nearly always right.”

“Nearly?”

“Indeed, one cannot always be right.”

He only shrugged in response, apparently unconvinced. Well in that case, she could add a shameless over-confidence in his own abilities to the growing list of characteristics. The thought made her smile-- maybe because it clashed with his endearing bashfulness, or maybe because just his mere presence had lightened her mood. A mystery, but then, Merlin was a mystery.

“You know, you 're welcome to stay, if you want...”

“Ah... I should probably get back to work.”

“Oh. Okay.”

“I 'll get Gaius to bring you that salve,” he said, walking towards the door. “Is there anything else you need?”

Of course: hope, security, solace... But none of those could be ordered from Gaius ' chambers like medicine. Instead, she faced the prospect of another long afternoon alone, solitude no longer as attractive as it was before Merlin knocked on her door. He could have given her company at least, had he not chosen to lapse back into his obedient servant self. A shame. It seemed that with him, there was so much more to know and learn. Another time, perhaps.

In fact,…

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