Fic where after the events of the series finale, Merlin realizes he’s immortal, yet ages. Very very slowly, but still, he ages. Centuries go by, until one day, when the 21st century is still young, he realizes he’s slowly getting younger.
That’s when he knows
it’s almost time.
BONUS: He stops getting younger when he looks like he’s in his late teens: right around when he first met Arthur. The day he notices this is the day he also notices a new boy has moved into town.
I MIGHT BE WRITING SOMETHING SHORT ALONG THESE LINES.
I NEED THIS RIGHT NOW
Who said that this was okay?
Who said that this was okay?
WHO SAID THAT THIS WAS OKAY
THIS IS NOT AN ENDING
THIS IS MURDER
HOW COULD YOU
Our only hope now is fanfiction
and lots of it
because the show?
Merry freaking Christmas, BBC
I hope my tears were a nice stocking stuffer
…And the biggest kicker?
that was it.
no more Merlin
all we have left is Merlin’s tears, a cryptic dragon, a heartbroken queen, and an immortal Merlin hobo.
I HATE THIS SHOW I HATE IT
BUT I DON’T
I REALLY LOVE IT
…….Okay I have to leave now before I start crying to the point of insanity
I JUST FINISHED WATCHING MERLIN
HOW DO I CONTAIN MY SCREAMS
“I CAN’T” DOESN’T EVEN BEGIN TO COVER IT.
I wanted to pretend I was ready, that I had could do this… I CAN’T DO THIS. I THOUGHT I WAS SURE THAT THERE WOULD BE A HAPPY ENDING, I’M NOT SURE ANYMORE.
The parts that really got me:
- Merlin’s wobbly voice when he said goodbye to Arthur
- “All those jokes about you being a coward - I never meant any of them. I always thought you were the bravest man I’ve ever met. Guess I was wrong.”
- Merlin’s face after that line
- The moment when Merlin had to scream for Gwaine to protect him, and his face of pure helplessness when he gets up, having been defenseless in battle for the first time
- Merlin and Gwaine’s goodbyes
- When Merlin screams in frustration when he’s trying to dig his way out of the cave.
- Just pretty much Merlin in general.
- The moment when Arthur picks Gwen up in his arms, having just discussed the battle that will most likely kill him.
A few comments:
-Alright, I love the Arthur/Gwen ship for itself, but I’m not overly… fanatical about it, you know? But I was really wanting to hug them so hard when Arthur swung Gwen up in his arms, because you know he was thinking that it was probably the last chance he’d get to do so. And I just… *cries*
-I was kind of disappointed with the Balinor scene. It was obvious that the actors didn’t actually act together - well, of course John was on a greenscreen, so they couldn’t, but… it was glaringly obvious. Also, it was unbearably and ridiculously cheesy about the entire thing. “believe what your heart knows to be true”? REALLY, WRITERS? I mean, I know this show has been textbook “cheesy” since day one, but can we at least make it less so for the finale, for goodness’ sake? There were a few tiny bits about the scene that made me go ‘awww’, but overall I was disappointed.
-I’m really pretty ticked that they’re pulling the Dragoon card out again. CAN WE JUST NOT, PLEASE? THIS IS THE FINALE. DO IT RIGHT WITH MERLIN AS HIMSELF, OR DON’T DO IT AT ALL.
And one more thing.
That line. The line. You know which one.
“I’m a sorcerer. I have magic.”
Overall, the finale is halfway done, we’re less than two days from bidding Merlin goodbye for good, and I’m descending into a mental-emotional breakdown just in time for Christmas. Well ain’t that dandy.
To all my non Merlin followers and everyone I will see before, during, and after Christmas:
biggest contradiction in the history of the universe:
Have some bittersweet holidays!
What if Merlin ends with Merlin falling/jumping off the castle. It’s what the BBC does, right?
GO THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU’VE DONE.
Long live the King