HEY! SOOOO I've came up with another story ( I know I should complete my other stories first but I can't stop thinking about writing this!) Basically later on in the story Gwen will be with Lancelot and Mia will be with Arthur.
Disclaimer: I sadly do not own Merlin, all rights belong to the BBC! :D XX
In a land of myth and a time of magic the destiny of a great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young boy and girl, their names Merlin and Mia.
My brother, Merlin and I where walking up a big hill that was just outside Camelot. We were going to Camelot because our mother, Hunith thinks that Merlin and I will have a better life in Camelot. Sadly mother cannot come with us as Ealdor needs her. We had been traveling for a day as Ealdor is in cenred's kingdom.
After a while of walking I was starting to get very bored. I can't think of anything to talk about, well anything that would interest my twin. Maybe I should annoy him? Annoying Merlin is always fun.
"Merlin are we there yet?" I asked innocently.
He smiled gently at me " Not yet Mia"
In my mind I counted to ten. 1, 2,3,4,5,6,7,8- Ah forget the rest of the numbers " How about now?"
Merlin shot me an 'are you serious' look " No we will be soon"
I was silent for a moment as I looked into the clear blue sky. " How about now?"
"No were still not there Mia" Merlin sighed. I could see that I was starting to get on his nerves. Yay! My mischievous plan is working.
"... have we arrived yet?"
"Mia!" He exclaimed. I held back a smirk.
"Now now Merlin. As mother used to tell us, Mind your temper" I scolded playfully.
Merlin chuckled. " I will annoy you when your trying to sleep tonight" I gasped. Would he really do that to his dear sister?
"Try me" He muttered.
We glanced at each other and laughed. This was just our usual banter. After another twenty minutes a beautiful, grand castle came into view. I gasped.
"Wow" I breathed.
The castle was huge, there where huge turrets that had flags on top that moved with the wind. Merlin and I walked through the gates and came to the town. The streets where full with small house's which where way more solid than our one in Ealdor.
Merlin and I where heading to the Castle as that is where our mother's friend, Gaius lived. Apparently he was the court Physician. Mother wrote to him and asked if we could live with him. He told her that we could and in addition to this he became Merlin and I's guardian.
On the way to the castle we past a variety of stalls that all sold different things, such as fabric, food, wooden tools and some even repaired horse shoes! I looked at Merlin and saw that he too was looking around in awe.
When we got into the grounds of the castle I saw a large group of people surrounding an exercutioning block. Oh no. Have Merlin and I came to Camelot on a day where someone was being sentenced to death? I really don't want to see someone get their head chopped off.
Merlin suddenly started to walk towards the crowd of people. Is he crazy? How can something like this interest him? I reluctantly followed him. When I caught up to him I grabbed the sleeve of his jacket.
"Come on lets just go into the castle" I pleaded.
Before he could reply people suddenly started to bang on drums and two guards where leading a man to the exercutioning block. Oh no. I don't want to see someone die. My grip on Merlin's sleeve tightened.
When the man was on the exercutioning block the guard to his right pushed him down onto his knees.
" Let this serve as a lesson to all" I looked onto the Balcony and saw who I presumed was the king of Camelot. He looked like a scary person to talk to.
"This man, Thomas James Collins, is adjudged guilty of conspiring to use enchantments and magic." Why would mother send us here if it was against the law to use Magic? Merlin and I cannot control it and we don't even practice magic! " And pursuant to the laws of Camelot, I, Uther Pendragon, have decreed that such practices are banned on penalty of death" I gasped. What if Merlin and I lose control? We could die!
"I pride myself as a fair and just king. But for the crime of sorcery, there is but one sentence I can pass." The king nodded to the executioner and then the man got his head chopped off. Merlin and I flinched at the sight. That was barbaric.
"When I came to this land, this kingdom was mired in chaos. But with the people's help, magic was driven from the realm." But magic isn't all bad, it depends on who is using it. " So I declare a festival to celebrate twenty years since the great dragon was captured and Camelot freed from the evil of sorcery" He raised his arms in the air. "Let the celebrations begin "
Suddenly from the middle of the crowd a old woman let out a wail that was filled with nothing but pain " There is only one evil in this land, and it is not magic. It is you!" Merlin put a comforting arm around my shoulders. "With your hatred and your ignorance. You took my son!" She cried.
"And I promise you, before these celebrations are over, you will share my tears. An eye for and eye, a tooth for a tooth. A son for a son"
Uther then looked angry " Seize her!"
The woman looked alarmed and started to chant feverishly into a necklace and with a gust of wind she was gone. I may not know where she went but I do know that there is no way that all of this is over.
The king went inside and the crowd of people went back to doing there own thing while I was stood there in the middle of the town square frozen in shock.
"Come on Mia" Merlin said gently " Lets go and find Gaius"
I nodded and followed him inside the castle where two guards were stood. " Were would we find Gaius, the court physician?"
The guard closest to me grunted and pointed us in the right direction. " Thank you" I said. He nodded at me and I continued to follow Merlin.
We went through a door and found a spiral of stairs. On the wall above the first couple of stairs was a sign that said ' court Physician' and then an arrow pointing to up the stairs. We followed the directions and went down a long corridor and came to a door.
I knocked on the door and looked inside to see potions bubbling. " Hello?" I called out. I waited a few seconds and got no reply. I shrugged to Merlin and just walked inside.
The room we entered was full of bubbling potions, neatly laid out ingredients and there where lot's of books.
"Hello?" Merlin muttered. As if anyone can hear you if your speaking that low!
"Gaius?" I asked, looking up a flight of stairs that lead to a large shelf of books. That was were Gaius was stood. Merlin cleared his throat.
The old man who I presumed was Gaius turned around and the shelf he had a grip of slackened and he fell back onto the banister and started to fall to the floor. I bit my lip. What can we do?! Gaius let out a little scream.
Merlin and I glanced round the room for something to use to soften the fall. Merlin nudged me and I looked to his side of the room and saw a bed. Merlin's eyes glowed golden and the bed zoomed across the floor and went under Gaius's body.
I shot Merlin a relieved look. Merlin's powers are stronger than mine. Plus I have more trouble controlling mine than he does. Gaius let out a cry as he landed on the bed.
I ran over to him " Are you alright?" I asked.
"What the... ? What did you just do?" He spluttered, completely ignoring my question.
"Um.." Was my brother's genius answer.
"Tell me" The old man demanded. I bit my lip anxiously and backed away until I was stood by my brother.
Gaius got up and stormed over to us. " Well, er... I have no idea what happened" Merlin said. I nodded.
"If anyone had seen that..."
"No, it had nothing to do with us" I spoke up. I don't want my brother and I to lose our heads!
"I know what it was. I want to know where you learnt it!" Gaius exclaimed.
"Nowhere" I said quickly. That was actually the truth as Merlin and I have never been taught how to control our magic.
"How do you know magic?"
"We don't, honest" I said.
"Where did you study?" He interrogated. Why doesn't he believe us? " Answer me!" He exclaimed when he got no answer.
"We've never studied or been taught" We said in sync.
"Are you lying to me?" Gaius asked with a calculating expression.
"What do you want us to say?" I asked desperately.
"We were born like this" Merlin explained.
"That's impossible" Gaius argued. "Who are you?" He trailed off.
"The letter" I muttered.
"Oh yeah! I have this letter" Merlin informed him. Mother thought it was better to give Merlin the important letter as he is older than me by five minutes. It's so annoying when that happens.
Merlin handed Gaius the rolled up piece of parchment. " I don't have my glasses"
"Hunith's twins?" Gaius said in surprise.
"Yes" Merlin looked relieved that we were getting somewhere. I smiled and waved at Gaius.
Confusion was etched onto Gaius's face " But your not meant to be here until Wednesday"
I giggled " It is Wednesday"
"Ah. Right, then" I bit back a laugh at his forgetfulness. " You better put your bags in there" He pointed to the back room. Awww! Gaius is giving Merlin and I his back room, that's so sweet.
"Thank you" I said and headed towards the room. He smiled softly at me.
As Merlin passed Gaius he said " Look, you won't say anything about..." I shuddered at the thought of the consequences that would happen if Gaius did tell the king.
"No" Gaius said.
I grinned at him. " Thank you ... again"
"Though, Merlin, Mia, I should be the one saying thank you" We smiled and nodded at him. Merlin and I went into our new room to get settled in.
As I entered I saw two bed which both had a bedside table. One bed was close to the window and the other was by the wall.
"Bagsie the bed by the window!" Merlin shouted. I pouted and placed my stuff on my newly assigned bed.
"Everyone knows that the bed by the wall is the best" I stated.
"Please my bed has a window, what does yours have?" Merlin asked whilst unpacking.
"Window's are out dated and my bed has er... a wall!" I exclaimed. He shot me a ' are you crazy' look. I shrugged at him and laughed. I was just happy to have a bed as I never had one in Ealdor. Everyone just slept on the floor.
I started to un pack my belongings and when I got to my sketch pad and pencil I placed them on my bedside table. I love to draw. According to mother and Merlin my drawings are really good. I don't believe them as there my family. There meant to make me feel good.
I looked around and saw Merlin sitting on his bed on the other side of the room.
"Mia look out here!" Merlin spoke from by a open window.
I walked over to him and looked out of the window and saw an amazing view of Camelot.
"WOW" I breathed whilst gazing at the stars.
"I know" Merlin said.
After Merlin and I had looked out of the window for a bit I went behind the wooden screen and got out of my green dress until I was just in my underdress. I then came out from behind it.
"Goodnight twiny" I said, climbing into bed.
"Night sister" Merlin said.
With that I went asleep.
When Merlin and Mia went to bed I sat at my desk, put on my glasses and unrolled the letter.
My dear Gaius
I turn to you because I feel lost and alone and don't know who to trust. It is every mothers fate to think her children are special and I would give my life for Merlin and Mia to know, our village is small and they are so clearly at odds with the people here that if they where to remain, I fear what become of them. They need a hand to hold, a voice to guide them. Someone that might help them find a path for their gifts. I beg you, if you understand a mother's love for her children you will keep them safe.
May god save you all
From that moment on I promised that I would be there to guide Merlin and Mia. No matter what nothing will stop me.
In the Morning I woke up to a voice calling "Merlin, Mia" I gasped and sat up and looked around and seen Merlin sitting up as well.
"Did you hear a voice? One that was saying our names?" I asked Merlin. Please say I'm not the only one.
"Yes" Merlin said
"Thank god I am not crazy then!" I said relieved.
"Mia your not exactly normal either" Merlin said smiling. How rude can he get?
"HEY!" I threw a pillow at Merlin and it hit him in the face. I giggled.
"Okay let's get ready" Merlin said
"okay" I replied.
I got out of bed and grabbed my green dress and I walked behind the wooden screen and got dressed. When I was dressed I walked out from behind the screen and saw Merlin washing his face. I waited until it was my turn and then I started to wash up.
When we where both ready we walked downstairs and saw Gauis who was making us breakfast. It smelt divine. My mouth filled with saliva.
" Help yourself to Breakfast" Gaius said.
"Ok Thank you" I said to Gaius and sat down and saw some porridge.
Merlin started messing with his porridge while I just stared at mine.
Suddenly Gaius knocked over a bucket of water and I quickly used my magic to stop the water in mid air. I felt rather proud of myself for accomplishing it and I glanced at Merlin and grinned. When my eyes fell on Gaius's face I dropped the bucket of water.
" How did you do that? Did you do some kind of spell in your mind?" Gauis asked in shock.
"I don't know any spells and Neither does Merlin" I informed my guardian. " It just happens only Merlin's magic is stronger than mine" I continued.
"So what did you do? There must be something" Believe me if I knew I would tell you.
"It Just happens" Merlin spoke up.
I found a mop and started cleaning up the water.
"We better keep you two out of trouble" Gaius said while I smiled at him.
" you can help me until I find you both some paid work for you" I nodded and finished cleaning the floor.
"Here- hollyhock and feverfew for lady Percival" Gaius placed it on the table. "And this is for sir Olwen" He placed another remedy on the table.
"Okay" I said. I won't get them mixed up.
"He's as blind as a weevil, so warn him not to take it all at once" we nodded. I think we can remember to do that.
"And here" Gaius said. He handed us each a bacon sandwich. "Off you go"
"And Merlin, Mia. I need to tell you that the practise of any form of enchantments will get you killed." I paled slightly and nodded again.
With that Merlin and I left with the remedy's and sandwich in hand.
We walked around the castle looking for the people we had to deliver the remedy's to. At the same time as eating of course. After a while we found were Sir Olwen lived and I knocked on the door. Why do I get the feeling that we need to tell him something?
"I brought you your medicine" Merlin informed him when he opened the door.
Sir Olwen held his hand out for the remedy and was way out of reach. I held back a chuckle as I saw Merlin's shocked face. ' Go on' I mouthed to Merlin. He needs to put the poor man's hand on the bottle.
"Oh, Gaius said don't drink it all" Merlin said. Oh yeah! He did say that.
Unfortunately he was too late as sir Olwen had already drank it all.
"Never mind" I muttered.
"I'm sure everything is fine" Merlin told him. I just hope there are no serious side effects.
When we finished delivering remadies we took a walk around the grounds. Merlin and I walked to the exit of the castle when we saw a group of people picking on a person and where using him for target practise. The blonde one with blue eyes was by far the meanest. How cruel can you get? After a couple of minutes of watching this Merlin decided to say something.
"Hey come on that's enough" Merlin said. I admire my brother for his courage.
The blonde one looked annoyed " What?"
"you've had your fun, my friend" Merlin said.
"Do I know you?" He asked as he walked towards us.
" My name is merlin" Merlin said holding his hand out for a handshake.
"So I don't know you?" Because you haven't had the chance to get to know him! We only got here yesterday! I held my tounge even though I wanted to scream at the blonde guy.
"No" Merlin stated.
"Yet you called me your friend" He said.
"that was my mistake" Merlin said and I could tell merlin was losing his patience.
"yes it was" The blonde haired man said. Wow this guy is such a prat!
" I would never have a friend who could be such an ass" Merlin said. Oh my gosh. This guy is going to end up hitting my brother! Merlin needs to shut up.
"Merlin leave it! " I shouted but he ignored me so I went and stood behind him.
"I would never have a friend who could be so stupid" He said. Hey! Merlin is many things and stupid is not one of them!
"Tell me Merlin do you know how to walk on your knees?" He asked.
"no" Merlin replied.
"Would you like me to help you?" he asked.
"I wouldn't if I were you" Merlin said. Oh no what do I do?! do I side with my brother or do I just watch?
"why? what are you going to do to me?" he asked while Laughing
"Merlin please just leave it!" I begged him. and he Ignored me again. what does it take for someone to listen to me around here?
" you Have no idea" Merlin spoke. Merlin better not be thinking about using his magic.
"Be my guest come on. Come on!" He taunted Merlin
" Merlin come on! Lets just go!" I shouted but it was too late. Before I could Hold him back he threw a punch at the man standing in front of us but he caught Merlin's fist and but Merlin's arm around his back. I gasped.
" I can put you in Jail for that" He stated.
"Who do you think you are the king?" Merlin asked.
"No I am His son Arthur" Arthur replied.
Then some guards came and took merlin away.
"Ugh! why doesn't he ever listen to me?" I muttered
" And who are you?" Arthur asked rudely. He needs some manners. I had to stop myself from Making a comment and ending up in Jail like Merlin.
" I am Mia, Merlin's sister" I replied Then I walked away from him before I said something I would regret later.
I decided to head back to Gauis and tell him what happened. I ran into his room and Gauis Looked up Alarmed.
"Mia where is Merlin?" Gaius asked getting worried.
"He got Into a Fight with Arthur and I tried to stop him but He wouldn't Listen and now he is in jail. "I explained in a rush.
"I will go and talk to Arthur and see what I can do stay here I will be back soon" Gaius said
"Okay" I said while walking into My room and grabbing my Sketch book and pencil. I lay down on my bed, laying on my stomach and started drawing a cat. When the outline was finished I started on the shading.
When I had finished my drawing Gaius walked into the room.
"Mia, Merlin will be out of Jail in the morning and he would have been in there longer if I didn't make a deal with Arthur" Gaius explained
"What kind of deal?" I asked while moving up so Gaius could sit down.
"That If merlin is allowed out in the Morning, he has to go in the stocks" Gaius explained.
"so merlin will be okay? "I asked, concerned for my brother.
"Yes" Gaius said smiling. Thank god for that. But in Merlin's defence Arthur did start it.
"Yay!" I said while surprising Gaius with a hug.
"What have you been doing while I was gone?" Gaius wondered.
"I was drawing" I said, showing him what I drew.
"Mia this is really good!" Gaius said in awe.
"really?" I asked surprised. As if one of my drawings is that good.
"Yes" Gaius said.
"Thank you" I said
"I am going to bed now thanks for talking to Arthur" Gaius really is a god send.
"Okay good night" Gaius said while getting up to leave.
"Night! I said while Yawning.
(Still Mia's POV)
I woke up to Hearing a voice saying my name. Who does that voice belong to? I resisted the uge to go back to sleep. With a sigh I stood up and grabbed my sketch book and walked downstairs and saw Gaius.
" Morning" I yawned.
"Morning Mia" Gaius said as I sat down on the bench.
"When will we see Merlin?" I asked while sitting down next to him.
"When you have eaten breakfast" Gaius replied. I nodded and began to eat.
When I had Finished eating we went to the cells and saw Merlin.
"Thank you! thank you! thank you!" Merlin said to Gaius. I rolled my eyes. My brother really does owe Gaius.
"I got you out but there is a price you have to pay" Gaius spoke.
"what?" Merlin groaned.
"You have to go in the stocks" Gaius spoke.
"oh" Merlin said, his face falling.
"I did warn you" Gaius said
Then we went to the where the stocks when and merlin got put in. I sat down next to him and started to randomly draw.
"This is why you should Have listened to me" I lectured.
"I know I am sorry Mia" Merlin apologised.
"It's okay" I sighed as people started throwing rotten fruit and vegetables.
I looked up and saw Gauis Laughing. I bit my lip and smiled. Now that you think about it, it is funny that rotten veg is being thrown at my brother.
A girl suddenly walked up to us. She had coffee coloured skin and doe like eyes that where filled with kindness.
"Hello I'm Guinevere but most people call me Gwen" Gwen introduced.
"Hello My name is Mia and this is My twin brother Merlin" I said while pointing at him.
"Nice to meet you! I am the lady Morgana's maid" Gwen said.
" Nice to meet you too" Me and merlin said in sync.
"Most people call me Idiot" Merlin said while I laughed.
"No, I saw what you did it was so brave " Gwen insisted.
" It was so stupid " Merlin said while I silently agreed with him.
"I'm glad you walked away you weren't going to beat him" Gwen said. She's right. Hmm I like her!
"I could beat him" Merlin tried to persuade her.
"really? you think? Because you don't look like one of those big muscly kind of fellows" Gwen said. This girl is so funny!
"I am stronger than I look" Merlin insisted. I had to bite back a laugh when he said this.
" I am sure you are it's just Arthur is one of these rough, tough save the world kind of men" Gwen said. More like a big bully who needs to learn some manners.
"oh" Merlin said
"Well you don't look like that" Gwen said while I burst out laughing.
Merlin gestured Gwen to come closer and said "I'm in disguise"
Gwen stared Laughing and said" It's great you stood up to him"
"You think so?" Merlin asked looking Pleased. Hm does Merlin like her?!
"Yes Arthur's a bully and everyone thought you where a hero" Gwen said.
"Thank god that Merlin and I aren't the only ones who think prince prat is a bully" I said to her.
She laughed and grinned at me " You have a nice sense of humour" She complimented.
"Oh excuse me Guinevere My fans await me!" Merlin warned. Gwen ran out the way.
"Bye Gwen!" I shouted as Merlin got pelted with rotten vegetables.
When Merlin was allowed out of the stocks we went to see Gauis. When we walked in and we sat down and Gauis gave us something to eat.
"Want some Vegetables with that?" Gaius asked. I chuckled.
"I know your still angry with me" Merlin said
"Your Mother asked me to look after you and Mia" Gaius said
"I know" Merlin said.
"What did your Mother say to you about your gifts?" Gaius asked us
"That we where special" I said, Not believing it for a second.
" you are special, not like what I've seen before" Gaius said.
"what do you mean?" We asked
"Magic requires incantations and spells, it takes years of practice what I saw you do is like it was an instinct, and your sister can do this too?" Gaius asked
"Yes I can but what's the point if it can't be used?" Merlin and I asked.
" I don't know, but you, Mia and merlin are a question that has never been asked before "Gaius said.
"Did you ever study Magic" Merlin and I said together.
"Uther banned all such work twenty years ago" Gaius said. I wonder what made the king hate it so much?
"Why" I asked.
"Because people used magic for the wrong end. It threw the natural order into chaos. Uther made it his mission to destroy everything back then. Even the dragons"
"All of them? Merlin asked.
"uther decided to kill all of them except one, Kilgharrah, he was kept as an example , Uther imprisoned The dragon in a cave deep beneath the castle where no one can free it" Gaius said and then we continued to eat.
"When you Have finished eating I need to take something to Lady Hellan it's for her voice" Gauis told us. Oh yeah Lady Hellan is singing at the feast. I can't wait.
"okay" Me and Merlin said at the same time and we continued to eat.
Well that's part one! Thank you for reading! Reviews inspire me to update faster! :D xxxx