Author: StrawberryIcePlanet PM
Rated T for later events. Pairings are Merlin/OC and Arthur/different OC so of course it's AURated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,412 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 02-08-12 - Published: 07-15-11 - id: 7181682
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Disclaimer: this fic is co-written by Angry Email and Gonril123. We only own our OCs
Merlin is owned by people who are not us, with a lot more money. No money is being made from this and no infringement is intended, so don't sue us.
Pairings: Merlin/OC, Arthur/OC, yup we are overwriting the a large chunk of the legend, because we can, kinda written for laughs though. Also the ocs are kinda self inserts.
Rated T because of upcoming events.
Don't like, don't read, simple as that.
Ladies Isabella and Cassandra of Grandiel trotted in with their father, King Richard of Grandiel who warned every man with his eyes to keep them off of his daughters.
He did not need to do more than this, because his reputation when it came to his daughters proceeded him.
They all had the grim reminder of the men who tried anything with the sisters, heads were on a spikes on display outside of the castle walls giving a clear warning to all daring men, who were often to afraid to come near the castle after that little warning.
Arthur was in a foul mood. His father made him take two baths after sword fighting just so he could smell good for some unknown nobles daughters so not to 'offend' them. He scowled as Merlin handed him his clothes .Once he was dressed, he stomped to his father's side, like a child in a tantrum and put on a perfect stately face, just wanting to go back to bed.
Lady Isabella was bored. She wanted to ride in the forest, although it never ended well, not meet some stupid pompous prince.
Like her father's, Arthur's reputation proceeded him showing him, to be an arrogant git who treated his servants badly, from what she heard he had changed quite dramatically since they had met as children.
Lady Cassandra looked over to her sister, knowing that her mind was far away, probably still in the forest. Cassie sighed, she knew she would be out there as soon as the formalities were over.
Cassandra would stay in the castle, like she had been told, she was always been their father's little angel, even before their mother had died.
She knew that their father was just placing them in the protection of Uther while he was away, fighting some war Cassie had long since lost interest in hearing about.
He would probably be leaving, like Izzy, after the formalities were over, Cassie would stay behind and behave like a proper lady, unlike her sister.
The one thing that was on the younger girl's mind was the thought that she might have to betrothed to Arthur again. Although she doubted it, that betrothal was broken off long ago, when the two kingdoms had drifted apart.
Her thoughts turned back to her sister, knowing that Izzy's rides into forests never ended well, and often resulted in her older sister injuring herself, Cassie would end up tagging along to the search party, what happened to her sister during her forest rides always made her laugh, Izzy could be quite stubborn when it came to her rides in the forest.
Cassandra heard hissing, but it was just Luna and Midnight, the sister's cats had come to Camelot too, they didn't like traveling. They were hissing at each other, Midnight's black fur rippling, Isabella patted Midnight's fur to calm him down and he purred appreciatively.
Luna, Cassie's own cat, quietly looked out on Camelot, her blue-gray fur shining in the light reflected off the golden cage the cat had been placed in, Cassie knew Luna didn't like to travel, but her father had insisted that Luna and Midnight come too, so she felt sorry for the cat being in the little cage.
Isabella sighed, they were going to have to be in separate rooms and she hated being separated from her sister, hopefully the rooms were close. She just wanted the formalities to be over already so she wouldn't have to actually go to them and head out to the forest, which to Lady Isabella was freedom, their mother loved the forests, and going for rides in them reminded her of their dead mother.
Arthur sighed impatiently as the sisters and their father finally made his way into the courtyard. King Richard was looking stern still warning men with his eyes his long graying hair standing out. He had brown eyes and a strong build. The Lady Cassandra had bewitching, but shy green eyes and long black hair that rolled down the young girl's back in waves and had a slender but still curvy build.
Arthur looked to the elder sister, Isabella, and was bewitched. He had not remembered her being so beautiful had long, flowing, brown hair with curls at the bottom, and brown orbs that drew you in. She was wearing a matching dress to her sister light blue with dark blue gems that sparkled in the sunlight hugging her body perfectly as it did with her sister. Merlin was staring at Cassie thinking how beautiful she was. Arthur smacked Merlin on the head.
"Head, spike...Understand!Arthur said in a hiss Merlin looked at him and imagined Arthur's head then his own on a spike.
"Yes, Sire" Merlin replied, hastily looked at his boots as King Richard was starting to glare at him.
Arthur continued to stare at Isabella and Uther thwacked him with the hand behind his back, still smiling.
Arthur got the message: No staring at Lady Isabella.
Merlin smirked, Arthur started thinking of how many times you can muck out a stable in a day, over and over again.
"Welcome to Camelot, King Richard," Uther said, as the party on horseback dismounted.
"May I introduce my daughters, Lady Cassandra, heir to the Grandiel Throne, and Lady Isabella of Grandiel," King Richard said, as the sisters curtsied politely at their hosts.
"King Richard, Lady Cassandra, Lady Isabella, I would like you to meet my son, Prince Arthur" Uther replied, reintroducing Arthur to the beautiful ladies. Cassie, Izzy and Arthur had met a long time ago, when they were only small children, and formality was important, so they endured.
"I'm leaving my daughters in your care, Uther while I'm away,"
"I'll look after your daughters as if they were my own"
"Just be careful, I don't want them turning into two more Morgannas" King Richard replied, before he mounted his horse and rode back out of Camelot.
After her father was out of sight, Lady Cassandra lead her pretty paint filly, Willow, to the Stables,
"You don't have to do that, Lady Cassandra," Merlin said as he lead, Inara, Cassie's sister's horse to the stables.
"I like to, Willow is special to me, and I like to look after her" Cassie said with a slight blush, as she ran a hand over the filly's muzzle, before she handed Willow's lead rope to Merlin "Thank you, I can't thank you properly if I don't know your name" She asked politely.
"It's Merlin, Lady Cassandra" he replied
"Thank you, Merlin" She said with a smile, before she stepped out of the stables and headed for the castle, where her sister, Lady Isabella was waiting for her, so they could be shown to their rooms.
The rooms were joined, which was better than Isabella had hoped for, and were as comfortable as they were used to.
While they were unpacking Isabella's things there was a knock on the door, Cassandra answered it and found a smiling Prince Arthur there,
"May I speak to your sister?" He asked, Cassandra giggled, before almost dragging her sister to come talk to the prince,
She listened to the conversation as she put away Izzy's things, Cassandra knew they didn't have to, they had servants for that, but servants were people too, and Cassie liked to help out when she could, so did Izzy, their father didn't know that they did this and this made the girls feel a little bit better about themselves so they they kept helping out with little things anyway.
She heard Isabella mutter something about going for a ride in the forest, before hearing her sister storm out of the room. Cassie knew that Izzy would be back in a few hours, forced to rest while whatever she had hurt this time healed, But she hoped the guards were well rested, they were probably going to be needed.
Cassie headed down to the library, with Izzy out she had some time on her hands, and she knew she could try and spend it productively by reading up about the history of Camelot.