Meant for the fic I’m working on
get away from him, Uther!
Merthur Graphic Meme - Touching Scenes [2/2]
You’re certainly not.
You know, I had never clued in on the line in the first gif. The ‘no man is worth your tears’ is the one you see the most, and on the surface, out of context, it sounds like Arthur’s trying to make Merlin feel better about Balinor’s death, or at least trying to “teach” him how to deal with loss (the way a knight would). And with hindsight, it’s one of those lines that makes you go ‘Arthur was worth it’.
But with that first line, and in context, the whole thing has more meaning. He’s just basically asking Merlin not to cry over him. Because he’s going to fight the dragon and he doesn’t expect to come back from that. And he doesn’t know Balinor was Merlin’s father, all he sees is Merlin being incredibly sad over the death of a man he barely knew, a man Merlin couldn’t save. And maybe he wonders, what his own death would do to Merlin, because they’re friends, they know each other. He’s saying ‘don’t cry over me. I’m not worth your tears. PLEASE’. Maybe the thought of Merlin being heartbroken over him pains him, maybe it’s his way of trying to lessen Merlin’s pain, because he’s convinced he’s going to die.
There was a boy,
A very strange, enchanted boy.
They say he wandered very far,
Very far, over land and sea.
A little shy and sad of eye,
But very wise was he…(x)
Merlin is totally Arthur’s “Nature Boy”! <3 So I made some time between a busy week and a busy weekend to paint another teary-eyed Colin. Aahhh, I just can’t stahhhp… (My Art Tag)
Let loose the hounds of war. Let the dreadfire of the last priestess rain down from angry skies. For brother will slaughter brother, for friend will murder friend, as the great horn sounds a cold dawn at Camlann. The prophets do not lie. There Arthur will meet his end, upon that mighty plain.
Merlin + smiling | requested by neinnonay
Overprotective!Balinor though. Like when Arthur goes to pick Merlin up for their date Balinor just looms in the doorway, glaring at him, silently questioning why Arthur thinks he’s good enough to date his son. Hunith’s just rolling her eyes and Merlin’s standing behind him, face buried in his hands going, “Daaaaad, stop it! You’re being embarrassing! Muuuum, make him stop!” And Arthur’s being all stoic, trying to pretend he’s not intimidated because Pendragons don’t get intimidated, no matter how scary their boyfriend’s dad is.
I made a new reaction gif that I think might be the definition of perfect
Seriously how did they even film this scene
Merlin introduces Arthur to Kilgharrah. Arthur reacts slightly badly.
(And then Kilgharrah acts like Merlin’s dad and is all, “So, Merlin talks about you all the time.”)