merthur + 4.03
Magic will still be outlawed. I’ve turned Arthur against it forever. He’ll never know who I really am. That time will come. I’m sure of it. Arthur will be under even more pressure now that he’s King. He will need you more than ever. There’s nothing more to be done. Let’s go and have some supper. I think I’ll wait here.
Merlin? It is a new day. You been here all night? I didn’t want you to feel that you were alone. You’re a loyal friend, Merlin. You must be hungry? Starving. Me too… Come on, you can make us some breakfast.
It’s seriously one of my favorites, because I honestly believe that this is Bradley slipping up as Bradley, and not being Arthur.
His gaze flickers to Colin’s lips.
And at the same time that his gaze changes from eyes-to-lips, the grip of his hand changes.
His hand goes from being friendly-casual to smoothing out and holding.
It’s not even a very important moment, necessarily.
103% sure that they do not script these bits, and that no director told Bradley where and when to move his eyes.
Not his date.
#i wonder if sometime during his final days #he thought back to moments like this #when merlin was suffering with his secrets and arthur had no clue #when he thought merlin was just in a bad mood #all this time #merlin’s been giving up everything for him #everything for their destiny #a destiny arthur didn’t know about #and never would.