AN: i love this song. once i heard it this just wouldn't leave my mind until it was completely typed out.

i will most likely change some of the quotes and make the dialogue actual scenes, but that will take a while because i have to go back and try to find these quotes in all the episodes.

Disclaimer: i dont own merlin or the song 'nature boy'


There was a boy

"MERLIN! What on earth are you doing?"

"Nothing, sire."

A very strange

"There's just something about you Merlin. I can't quite put my finger on it."

Enchanted boy.

"What did you just do?"

"Umm…"

"Tell me!"

"Um I…I…have no idea what happened."

"If anyone had seen that-"

"Oh…um… that had nothing to do with me."

"I know what it was, I just want to know where you learned how to do it!"

"Nowhere."

"So how is it you know how to do magic?"

"I don't."

"Where did you study? Answer me!"

"I…I…I've never studied magic or been taught."

"Are you lying to me, boy?"

"What do you want me to say?"

"The truth!"

"I was born like this."

"That's impossible."

They say he traveled very far, very far,

"I come from Ealdor, my lord."

"That's in Cenred's kingdom isn't it?"

Across land and sea.

"You must go to the lake and retrieve the sword."

A little shy

"You saved my boy's life. The debt must be repaid"

"Oh… Well…"

"Oh don't be so modest. You shall be rewarded"

"No, honestly, you don't have to your highness."

And sad of eye

"Come on Merlin, what's bothering you?"

"I'm just worried about every one back home."

But very wise

"There are times Merlin when you display a … a sort of … I don't know what it is… I don't want to say… its not wisdom… but yes. That's what it is."

Was he.

"Emrys"

"How small you are for such a great destiny."

And then one day

"GOOD MORNING SIRE"

One magic day he passed my way

"Hey come on, that's enough."

"What?"

"You've had your fun my friend"

"Do I know you?"

"Ah, I'm Merlin."

"So I don't know you."

And while we spoke of many things

"Look, I knew you were an ass, I just didn't realize you were a royal one."

"I warn you, I've been trained to kill since birth."

"Wow. And how long have you been training to be a prat?"

" You can't address me like that."

"Sorry. How long have you been training to be a prat, my lord?"

Of fools and kings

"Idiot"

"Prat"

This he said to me.

"I know you. You're a great warrior, and one day you'll be a great king."

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn

"Arthur was willing to sacrifice his life to save yours. He has proven what is truly in his heart."

Is just to love

"One day I will be king and you will take your rightful place by my side as queen of Camelot."

And be loved

"You taught me the values of being a knight, the code by which a man should live his life, to fight with honor, for justice, freedom, and all that is good. I believe in the would you will build."

"Even though I was a commoner and a nobody, you were willing to lay down you life for me, Arthur. It is now my time to repay you."

"I have fought along side you many times. There is no one else I would rather die for"

"I think we've got no chance, but I wouldn't miss it for the world."

In return."

"Merlin?"

"No. I don't really fancy it."

"You don't have a choice, Merlin."


review are appreciated. never done a fic like this before. need feedback.

multas gratias