|Face to face with the Future
Author: LadyFromPoland PM
Arthur and Merlin went on a hunt. Suddenly they get to our times - they don't know how. Prince and his servant meet a modern witch. She and her family will try to send them back. But it's not going to be so easy. SLASH! - Merthur.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Friendship - Merlin & Arthur - Chapters: 15 - Words: 28,165 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 04-01-10 - Published: 08-12-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5295472
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Disclaimer: I don't own "Merlin", though it'd be great. "Merlin" belongs to BBC.
Warnings: SLASH MerlinxArthur in next chapters.
What about?: Arthur and Merlin went on a hunt. Suddenly they get to our times - they don't know how and why. Prince and his manservant meet a modern witch. She and her family will try to help them. They'll try to send them back. But it's not going to be so easy. Besides it won't be witch's only problem. She can look and she sees what can happen (between Merlin and Arthur, of course). I hope it's better than it sounds.
Two men stood on the empty road. Near the road, in the same distances, grew trees. Behind them were the huge fields.
"Merlin? What have you just done?" one of them asked.
"Nothing?" The dark haired boy answered.
"Nothing?" the blond haired man repeated. "This is nothing?! Damn you Merlin! You and your magic!"
"I swear Arthur, I didn't do anything." The boy, called Merlin, said.
"Oh really?" the blonde asked frustrated. "So where, the hell, are we?"
"It looks like a..." the younger man hesitated. "Road."
"Yeah... And have you ever seen that road?!" Arthur raised his eyebrow. He looked at the asphalt. He couldn't know what it was.
"No," Merlin admitted, almost whispering.
"I thought so because I've never seen that kind of road too." Prince looked at the sky. It was pure blue with some small clouds on it.
"I wonder where are we… I didn't even hear about such a different land. Any idea, Merlin?" The blonde glanced at his friend.
"Well... it has to be far from Camelot," he answered after a moment of thinking.
"Oh really?" Arthur asked with sarcasm heard in his voice.
"But I didn't use magic!" the young manservant added.
"Okay... It doesn't matter now. I just want come back, Merlin. Could you do something?"
"I can't," the boy said sadly.
"What means that you can't? You're warlock, aren't you?"
"But I never did that kind of things. I have no idea how..."
Merlin stopped because they heard something. It was a really strange noise.
After a while, within their sight, some creature appeared. It was navy blue and it had a pair of large, bright, yellow eyes. The beast wasn't big but it was very fast. It rushed ahead towards the two young men.
Arthur got his sword. He was ready for defense. However, the beast stopped.
"Arthur, be careful," Merlin warned him. "I've never seen something like this before.
"I know," the blonde whispered.
In the same time, a young woman jumped out from inside of the creature. She was wearing a very strange trousers.
"What the hell are you thinking?!" she yelled. " Do you wanna die? If you do, then do it in another way! I'm not gonna go to the jail because of two..."
"Move away, My Lady," Arthur cut off. "I know you're shocked but we'll help you. I'll kill that beast!"
"What?" she squealed. " A beast? Are you crazy?"
Arthur came up to the creature.
"Get away of my car!" the woman screamed.
"Car?" Merlin asked frowning. "What is a car?"
Woman looked at Merlin and again at Arthur. Her light blue eyes were so penetrating. Her long brown hairs shined in sun's glare.
"Is everything okay with you? - she asked.
"With us?" the prince said slowly.
"Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait... First, my dear," she turned to Arthur, "put your sword down. Before you hurt someone with this.
"The beast!" He said.
"It's not a beast."
Arthur looked at his manservant. Merlin frowned. Prince sighed and did what the woman wanted.
"Thank you," she said. "Now, tell me guys, what is happening here. It's a joke, right? Something like a hidden camera?"
"Hidden what?" Merlin asked.
Woman brushed her hair away from her forehead.
"Who the hell you are?" she asked trying to be as calm as she could.
"I'm sorry Lady. We've been rude. I am prince Arthur Pendragon, king Uther's son." The girl froze. It's true that they were wearing strange clothes - but who can understand men?! And their behaviour wasn't normal but it didn't have to mean that... "And this is my manservant," Arthur continued. "Merlin".
She looked at the dark haired man. "A sorcerer?" the woman whispered.
Merlin and Arthur held their breaths for a moment.
"How..." the warlock started. "How do you know that?"
She didn't answer.
"You're joking guys, aren't you? It was funny but now it's not any more."
"It's not a joke." Arthur was a bit irritated. "And how do you know about Merlin?"
"It can't be…" she whispered. "It's just impossible."
"What is impossible and how do you know?" prince asked again.
"Wait! Look into my eyes," she ordered. "I'll find the truth."
"Arthur, it can be a trap," Merlin warned his friend.
"It's not a trap! I just have to know," the girl said.
"I'll risk," the young Pendragon said slowly.
"She's just a woman. Besides you're here, Merlin!" The blonde looked at him.
Warlock sighed. "Alright."
Arthur looked into her eyes. They were so deep. It lasted just a moment but he felt something strange.
"Now you," she turned to Merlin. Their sights met and the girl smiled.
"I see..." the woman broke an eye contact. "...the truth. You're not joking."
"So if you believe us now, could you tell us where the hell we are?" the prince asked a bit nervous.
"I think that you are in the same place as you were before, just... just centuries later."
"What?" both of men screamed.
"Is it future?" Arthur asked.
"Very remote future. And my present."
"Don't ask me."
"And what with me?" Merlin asked. "How did you know about my magic?"
"Well... I can't tell you everything but you, both of you, are half-legendary figures."
"What does it mean?"
"It means that I heard and read stories about you. However, now I know why they are legends."
"What do you mean?" Arthur got interested.
"In legends you're not in the same age. Merlin is older... much older."
"Anyway," the girl said fast. "You have to trust me. Otherwise, you won't survive in this world."
"We don't even know your name," Merlin said.
"Right... I'm Lena. I think that I should tell you something else. I'm a witch."
Men looked at each other.
"And you think that we should trust you?" Arthur asked.
"I think that you have no choice."
"We knew evil witches," Merlin added.
"I'm not one of them. I want to help you."
"Why? How can we know that you're telling the truth?" It was a prince.
"Because I want to live, okay? My life isn't perfect but I can stand it. Maybe you don't know but if you don't back to your times, you can change the future."
"Will you take us back to the Camelot?" Merlin asked.
"With my sisters and maybe brother."
"Do they have magic too?" Arthur got in.
"Yes. I'm sure that together we'll find the way to send you back. But you have to trust me."
"I'm not sure Arthur. It's strange." Merlin looked at his master.
"Merlin, do you really think that I have no doubts? It's just..."
"Men! Just listen to me. If you don't go with me you're going have really big troubles. Some other people will find you and they won't be so tolerant. They'll send you to house for the madmen."
"We're not mad," Arthur said angrily.
"I know that. But they won't understand. Most of people don't believe in magic. Magic isn't something normal in this world. Though they like read or watch fantasy…" She saw their confused faces. "Never mind! People prefer believe that everything is under their control."
"We have to think... put heads together." The prince decided.
"And in this time, another car will appear here, and then we all are gonna have the problems. That road is really empty. You can see fields but farther is another world. If you don't know anything about it, you won't survive even one day." Lena took a deep breath. "Besides I'm not going to wait," she told herself. "I've got a better idea."
The smirk appeared on her mouth. She put her hands up in the air and made such a strange move with them. In one moment car's door got open. Arthur and Merlin didn't even say a single word when something put them into the vehicle. This "something" was her magic.
"What the hell are you doing?" the prince yelled when Lena came into the car and closed the door.
"I'm helping you," she answered.
"And in what we are?" Merlin asked desperately.
"I told you. It's a car. It's something like a horse. But faster."
"You don't have the horses in this world?" Arthur was baffled.
"Of course we have. Cars are just, as I said it before, faster. Much faster. And they don't get tired. Of course they can break... but horses get ill too."
"It's a strange world.." Arthur admitted.
"I told you. And now please, fasten your seat belts."
"What?" they asked together.
"Sorry. I forgot." Woman once more moved her hands and their seat belts were fastened.
"It's uncomfortable," Arthur moaned.
"Don't complain. It's for your good."
And Lena started her car.
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