That awkward moment when you finish a TV series or a book and you don't know what to do with your life anymore...
Merlin appeared from his room, his black mop tousled into something that resembled a tangled mess of wires more than hair. His cobalt eyes were dull, and every movement spoke of lethargy and something else - complete and utter devastation.
'Merlin!' Gaius said with concern. 'What on earth is the matter?'
The warlock looked up through his tangled fringe. 'Complete devs,' he said.
Gaius raised his brow, waiting for him to elaborate. Awkward silence. 'What happened?' Gaius asked slowly.
'I finished my magic book,' said Merlin. Despair was etched into every line of his young face. 'I don't know what to do.'
'Oh Merlin,' said Gaius. He wasn't quite sure he'd heard right, but Merlin looked like he was in need of some comforting anyway.
'I mean, my life is so pointless now,' continued Merlin. 'I don't have anything to live for anymore. I read through the whole book, I've memorized everything, and now I don't know what to do!'
'Wait. You finished the book on sorcery I gave to you?'
'Yes!' cried Merlin, elated that someone had finally understood. 'And Arthur's not getting murdered, Morgana's not plotting anything, and no one seems to be attacking Camelot at the moment. There's nothing to do!'
Gaius stared at his ward for at least three seconds, before turning around and pouring the rest of the healing potion into the vials. 'Only you, Merlin,' he muttered.
'Isn't there anything I could do with my life?' Merlin wailed.
The physician took a deep breath, as if he was going to start on an hour long lecture. 'These things happen. You'll have to learn to deal with such things in life. You could always try singing your feelings out, Schuester style. But until then, I'm doing my rounds of medicine.'
And with that, Gaius walked out, nodding to himself. Merlin stood there in slight shock. Gaius had just walked out on him! How dare he!
Honestly. Merlin sat on his bed, resting his chin on his hands. He sighed, and waited for something to happen. He still wasn't sure what to do with his life.