I put the 7 years celebrating in my story
Times fly away in Camelot. Mithian is now 8 months far, Merlin is so happy that he will become father. Arwen is now 8 months old. Arthur gives Arwen a lot of attention, he want is it do it very different than his father did and he will put his son on the first place. Today Merlin is now 7 years Arthur’s manservant and he want to do something special for his best friend. He organize everything with Mithian and Gwen. Today Arthur will only spend time with Merlin, starting with horse-riding till in the woods, than a pic-nic and after that they will going to swim. For the first time it was Arthur that wake up Merlin. Merlin groaned.
“Rise and shine my friend.” Said Arthur very happy.
Merlin opened his eyes, a little bit confused.
“Arthur? What are you doing? Isn’t my job to wake you up?”
“Well today is a special day, today it’s our day. Dress you on and I will see you over an hour with the horses.”
Arthur goes away and then look very confused to his wife. Mithian smiles.
“You know more about this, don’t you?” said Merlin on his charming way.
“Well my love that you will find out soon why.” She winks to him and give him than a very passion kiss on the mouth.
“Go up and dress, you cannot let your king awaits for you.” She put her tongue out.
Merlin still had no clue why this day was so special, apparently it was very important to Arthur. After an hour he arrived with the horses and they were already be prepared. Arthur sat already on his horse so Merlin says nothing and get up on his horse too. They leave Camelot and after a while Arthur stops. It was a very beautiful place in the woods with a lake. Arthur take the pic-nic basket and set everything to ready for eating.
“Go sit and eat with me Merlin.” He smiled
Merlin go sit down but is very confused.
“Why do you do this? I don’t understand, I thought I was the servant.” Said he on a sceptic tone. Arthur had to laugh with this sentence.
“Hahahaha your so funny Merlin. You are still my servant but you are also more than that. Nothing wrong to pamper my best friend after all he did for me. ”
“OK, you said it is a special day. What is it today that makes it so special?”
“Merlin I thought you would be the one that would know. Now you disappoint me.” Said he on a playful tone.
“Srr but I have no clue.”
“Today you are my servant for 7 years. Thought it would be time to celebrate that. Never had a friend for 7 years and I wanted to thank you for everything you did for me. Also for saving my life time after time.”
“Your welcome and did you all organize that for our friendship?”
“Yes Merlin, you mean a lot to me, you deserved a special day.”
“Thank you, I really appreciate it.”
“Look you were angry cause I did your chores.”
“well I can live it for one day but I love to be your servant and I hope I may still be. Nothing have to be change now right?”
“oh and I was thinking to promote you to my right hand.”
“Don’t I’m already? And if so I can still combine that with my job as your manservant unless you don’t want me as your servant anymore.” Said it on a sad tone.
Arthur hugged Merlin very tight.
“Your idiot. Of course I will keep you as my servant, don’t want to have another. Your my best friend but would love it if you will come my right hand. There will not change much I already asks your advice, it would just be official and well maybe you want to become a knight of Camelot too, after all you are the bravest of us all.”
“Me, a knight of Camelot. I don’t have any fighting skills.”
“You would be a magical knight, you are good with magic.” He gives a wink to Merlin. He look up to Arthur and he could see the proudness in Merlin’s eyes.
“And what say the others about that idea?”
“They were very happy about it, they all find you deserve recognition for all you have did and with you we feel us more save. We know you will not let us hurt. So will you do it?”
“Yes I want but what about my job as servant, do I can combine that with a knight?”
“yeah sure you don’t need practice and when we are on mission you where there with me anyway, will not change much but it will all be official and you get more respect.”
Merlin smiles and have tears in his eyes. Arthur really cares a lot for him.
“I will do it of course.”
“Great this evening we will have a knight ceremony.”
They eat and after eating they going to swim. They both are bulling each other. They have it very nice and Merlin enjoys of his free day with his best friend. He appreciate what Arthur all do for him. When they are go back to Camelot it was already evening. They prepare each other for the knight ceremony. Arthur was already in the throne room when Merlin arrived in his knights clothes and go to Arthur. When he stands for Arthur, he kneeled, Arthur takes his sword and while he was putting his sword on Merlin’s shoulders he says the words:
“Arise Merlin, knight of Camelot.”
Merlin stands up, Arthur hugs him, then he turns him to the people and they all yell
“Long live Merlin!!”
Arthur lays his hands on his shoulders. Merlin smiles, Mithian, Gwen and Gaius are very proud on Merlin and also on Arthur. Then they celebrate the whole evening. After an hour or two comes Mithian to Merlin.
“My love, I’m going to sleep, I’m very tired.”
“No problem I will come with you.”
“You don’t have to my love. Keep celebrating, it’s not every day you become a knight of Camelot. I will be fine.” She kissed him.
“Okay, good night my princess.”
Mithian goes away and then Merlin go back celebrating. While Mithian was going to her room, she had the feeling that she was been followed. On the moment she was in her room, a man took Mithian, put a scrap of cloth on her mouth and a few seconds later she was unconscious. The strange man takes Mithian out her room and smocked her out of Camelot. After an hour Merlin go back to his room, he was a little bit drunk. He enter his room and then he saw there was a chair felt down and when he look in bed, he didn’t found Mithian. Suddenly he found the scrap of cloth with a compound of hogswart and phylarian. Merlin get in panic. He runs back to the feast to Arthur. Arthur sees that Merlin is pale and that he was crying. He runs to Merlin, hugs him.
“Merlin what is wrong? What happened?” Ask he worried.
“Mithian…. Mithian is been kidnapped.” He cries louder.
“Sssstttt, we will find.” Arthur turns back to his knights.
“The feast is over. Tomorrow morning we will leave Camelot and go search Mithian. We have the find her, she is high pregnant. When the suns comes up, we leave!” Everyone leaves, Arthur goes with Merlin to his room. It breaks his heart to see his friend so broken. They sit on bed.
“Sssstt Merlin I swear we will find her.”
“What if we come too late? What if they kill our child? What if…”
“Merlin stop! Don’t do this to yourself. We will find Mithian on time and your child will be fine.”
He stands up.
“She is gone Arthur!! Gone!! Why? And who? What want they with her?” Merlin suddenly looks in shock.
“Merlin what is wrong? Do you have an idea who took her?”
“I do. A while ago a seer for spelled that my child would my doom.”
“Yeah she would be more powerful than me, she would be the only one that could killed. I didn’t believe it but now I cannot think of something else why they would kidnapping Mithian.” He felt on his knees.
“They want my child, they want her to put against me and let her kill me.” He put his head in his hands. He cries louder. It was so hard to see Merlin cry like that. Arthur go sit next to Merlin and hold him in his arms.
“That will not happen, we will find her on time and no one will put you child against you. No one!”
“I’m losing my child.” Tears rolling over his cheeks.