Author: GlassSlipperss PM
When Arthur accidentally skewers a mysterious woman whilst on a hunting trip, everything in the Aurthian legand starts happening far earlier than it should have done: before Arthur is King. Ships and plot info inside. ON HIATUS.Rated: Fiction T - English - Friendship/Romance - Merlin & Arthur - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,632 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 01-16-10 - Published: 01-15-10 - id: 5668152
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Merlin nodded in agreement to what I said, and closed his eyes in concentration. Slowly he moved his hands, palms facing the woman, upwards, until they were hovering over her body. He froze in that position for 5 seconds, then he suddenly opened his eyes and they flashed gold. Gentle, almost invisible waves of soft gold swirls spread from Merlin's hands and washed over her body. The change was miraculous. Underneath the swirls and waves, a transformation was happening. I could see the colour of her skin visibly changing, getting more pink and rosy as the seconds passed. Also, her hair was slowly cleaned so it was clear of mud and dirt, and completely glossy and beautiful. It wasn't just her hair that was beautiful. As more of the mud and blood were cleaned away, I could see this woman was very young, perhaps Merlin or Prince Arthur's age. She was far more beautiful than any of them could have imagined, and I thought that maybe this cleansing healing magic Merlin was using wasn't just healing her wounds and cleaning her. Maybe it was also healing her flaws. I was pleased to see that the wound in her side was getting more healed by the second, but I knew Merlin had to stop before it was completely healed otherwise Uther would definitely know that magic was involved. I turned to Merlin to tell him to stop, and was alarmed to see that he was looking scarily pale. It was obvious to me then that although Merlin's magic was unique and powerful, it was not fully developed and he could not yet reach such massive heights of power without loosing energy and strength. I instantly put my hands over his eyes, breaking his the connection. He collapsed back into the old chair which was handily placed right behind him, exhausted. He eventually looked up, looking tiredly at me, smiling slightly. He looked at the girl (although she may have been about twenty, calling her a woman made her seem far to old to fit her perfect features) anxiously and his eyebrows raised slightly when he saw what I had. His mouth fell open slightly, and I couldn't help but chuckle lightly. Merlin instantly blushed and looked down, but I saw him keep taking glances at her when he thought my gaze was elsewhere. I wandered over to one of my medicine cupboards, and started taking out bottles of medicine and other instruments I use to heal battle wounds. I turned around, holding as many bottles and equipment as I could, to see Merlin looking at me like I was insane.
"Err, if you haven't noticed, Gaius, I've already healed her almost completely. Where the spear went in will heal properly over the next few weeks… You don't have to operate on her!" I rolled my eyes, put down the things I was carrying on a table by the operating one, and turned back to Merlin.
"Encase you hadn't noticed yet, Merlin, magic is banned in Camelot. That means that it has to look like we've healed her properly, okay?" He gave me a withering look, then went to help me set up the props. We were turned away from the girl, so it wasn't until we eventually turned around that we saw a fully awake, curious and sparkling young lady watching us happily.
The first thing I saw when I opened my eyes was a ceiling. Not surprising really, as I was lying down. But what was I lying on? I looked down and saw I was on a hard table underneath me. Great. Actually, I was beginning to wonder where I was. All I remembered happening before I woke up was shooting up into the air through what felt like miles and miles of dirt. Oh, that was after falling out of that tree, of course. Hmm, I've never heard of people falling out of a tree then shooting through the ground…
Oh no. I groaned. I've lost them. My stupid friends. My stupid, freaky, geeky friends. We'd come to this Victorian-ish village for some research on the lifestyle of the poor, country-side Victorians. We'd wandered through the scenic village, and were heading towards the fields where there was a ploughing demonstration in the fields just outside the village. We were wandering at the side of the field, beside a forest full of huge, daunting trees. Me and my weird friends were mucking around, pushing each other into the forest and giggling. Suddenly, Tag (short for Taggart; he hates his name) turned to look at me and grinned.
"What, Tag? You look excited, which can only mean you're cooking up something strange." I said cautiously. He rolled his eyes and pointed to the forest.
"I dare you to climb that tree. That really big one." I looked at where he was pointing, and my eyes widened.
"Are you like, 5 or something?! Besides, that's impossible! It's so big, it'd be really dangerous even to attempt…" He smirked.
"You don't have to climb much, only about 2 metres or so." I snickered.
"2 metres? Fine then." And I stalked off towards the tree. My friends followed me in surprise, muttering amongst themselves. None of them had any idea why I, a twenty year old woman, would take her friend up on a stupid dare to climb a tree. And frankly, neither did I.
I got to the tree in a manner of minutes, as it was further away than I had expected. I ran my hands along the smooth bark, looking for somewhere or something I could use to pull myself up. Luckily, there was actually rather a lot of grip on the tree, so after a bit of messing around, I managed to find a swift path up the tree for roughly 2 metres. I began to climb. I easily got to where I was supposed to. My mates where cheering from the ground, now telling me it was okay to come down, but I suddenly had an urge to keep going. I don't know why I wanted to, but I really did, and so I carried on climbing. I couldn't hear my friends calling worriedly to me from the ground; I was completely focused on climbing. Oddly, I made it about 2/3 of the way to the top without falling. Under normal circumstances, I would never have made it that far, but as I climbed, it was almost as if footholds and things for me to grab onto were appearing right where I needed them to. All of a sudden, at 2/3 up the tree, I slipped. I didn't have anything to grab onto, and so I just fell back around 30ft to the ground. Or what should have been the ground. Because in actual fact, I fell about 6 ft before being engulfed in a golden white light. I felt myself shooting upwards, only for a split-second, before I was being pushed through mud and dirt. What's happening!!?!? I thought, before I finally broke through into daylight, and was rendered unconscious.
I watched in horror as my friend climbed up the huge tree. She seemed incapable to stop! Haley was standing next to me, looking at Lola intently. She too looked terrified for our friend. All of a sudden, I saw Lola slipping. She was suddenly falling very fast towards the ground, when golden white light pulsed over her body, and in one flash, she was gone.
A/N: Err, yeah. A little confusing, but you'll understand next chapter, I promise xD Thanks to Pricey and Jester for reviewing lol. Anyway… Anonymous reviews are not disabled, so if you haven't got an account, there is no excuse for not reviewing. Anyway, I'm v. tired, so night!