Author's Note: Here we have part 30 of my ongoing reveal arc, which is obviously AU now. It's finally finished! I never thought it would be this long. This really took on a life of its own. I really hope everyone has enjoyed it! Please send me suggestions for topics so I can write more drabbles. Anyway, thank you to everyone who has been reviewing, alerting, and following this story. You're all awesome. Read and review!

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Chapter 75- Acceptance

"You were wrong you know."

Merlin shifted nervously, but stayed silent.

"I don't know you. Not really… But I think I'd like to."

When Arthur reached to clasp arms, Merlin met the gesture almost in a daze.

Stepping away and walking towards the horses, Arthur smirked at Merlin over his shoulder.

"Well don't just stand there Merlin. We need to head back. You have a list of chores to do… After you've seen to the horses of course."

Merlin, grinning back in joy and relief, ran after him.

Their friendship needed time to completely recover.

But this was a start.