Author's note: Hey guys I'm back! Sorry I haven't updated in so long. I've been busy I guess… what with giving up Westlife for lent, my 18th Birthday and school. Enjoy this chapter!
Today would be the day that Merlin returned to his true form. He had no satisfaction from being 'Brianna', but he knew that it would break Arthur's heart if he found out. It was simple: Merlin would leave a letter from 'Brianna' and return to his room, where he would act normal once more. He would tell Arthur that he had come back from seeing his mother.
He turned to his beloved children, both baby boys: a blonde haired, blue eyed angel, with very pale skin – almost like Merlin's. And a raven haired, blue eyed Prince – he clearly resembled Arthur. Arthur had chosen the names a minutes previously of their birth: the blonde was called Arlin and the raven-haired was called Merthur.
It was slightly obvious as to the names, thought Merlin; Arlin had a likeness to Merlin, but had Arthur's blonde hair.
Merlin shook his head frustratedly before setting down the note on Arthur's bedside table and left the room. He had to get out of here, and fast. It wasn't fair to himself, he could not keep living as a woman. Arthur would have to accept Merlin for who he really was. He just hoped that the Prince hadn't forgotten his helper…
Gaius smiled as Merlin walked through the door. "Its time Gaius, I'm going to change back" Merlin sighed warily and made his way to his room. The clothes came off fast and were dumped on the floor; Merlin took one last look at his feminine body and chanted the reversal spell.
Gaius came and sat on the bed beside him, with a pair of clothes folded neatly in his hands. He knew how Merlin felt about this and wanted nothing more than to see him happy. He watched intrigued as Merlin's body began to slowly alter itself.
When the process was complete, and Merlin had his masculinity back, Gaius gave the young man his clothes and left the room. But before he could leave Merlin grabbed hold of his arm and pulled him into a tight hug. "Thank you for everything" Merlin said gratefully, a single tear rolled down his cheek.
"Merlin, you are like a son to me. I would do anything for you" Gaius smiled warmly and pulled pout of the embrace. "Aren't you forgetting something?"
Realisation hit Merlin like a ton of bricks. "Oh shit Arthur!" He ran out of the room and towards his master's bedchambers
He was out of breath by the time he got there; he heard a shuffling sound coming from inside and slowly walked in. Arthur was sat on the edge of the bed, the goodbye note in his hands. The prince gave a heart-wrenching sigh and screwed up the piece of paper.
This meant that Arthur had not heard Merlin come in. The raven-haired teen sat slowly down on the bed on the opposite side to Arthur. A few minutes passed before the blonde turned slowly around, a glazed expression on his face.
"Hey, missed me?" Merlin grinned and waited for his reaction. Arthur's face lit up as soon as he recognised who it was.
"Merlin? You're back! I've missed you so much!" The blonde unbelievably pulled his manservant into a bone-crunching hug.