for the picspam challenge at merlin_land (which everyone should join, *ahem*).
honourable mention. 2x13
|arthur: i always thought that silence would be a blessing with you, but i find it just as irritating. you're a riddle, merlin.|
merlin: a riddle?
arthur: yes. but i've grown to quite like you.
arthur: now i realise you're not as big a fool as you look. (pokes merlin)
merlin: yeah, i feel the same. now that i realise you're not as arrogant as you sound.
arthur: you still think i'm arrogant.
merlin: no. more... supercilious.
arthur: that's a big word, merlin! sure you know what it means?
arthur: very good!
arthur: doesn't quite mean that.
merlin: no, these are other things you are.
arthur: hang on!
merlin: you're very overbearing!
merlin: you wanted me to talk!
|arthur: halig! what do you think you're doing?|
halig: we caught the boy behaving suspiciously, sire.
halig: he could be harbouring the girl. and he's going to tell us where.
arthur: leave him alone! merlin is my servant. he has my absolute trust. if you have a problem with him, you come to me. do you understand?
halig: sire. goodnight, merlin. don't forget your dinner. (leaves)
merlin: thank you. ah...
arthur: are those my sausages?
arthur: you took them?
merlin: to keep you in shape!
arthur: are you saying i'm fat?
merlin: no! well, not yet.
arthur: i am not fat!
merlin: see? it's working!
|arthur: we can save a day's riding if we cut through the tunnels of... andor.|
merlin: oh, no. i know that face. i'm not going to like this, am i? what's in the tunnels?
arthur: they're infested with wilddeoren.
merlin: what are wilddeoren?
arthur: they're like giant... (merlin looks frightened) baby rats.
merlin: baby rats? they don't sound so bad.
arthur: they feast on human flesh.
merlin: maybe we should go over the mountains.
|arthur: merlin! i want you to know that i never doubted you. all right, maybe i did, but it's your own fault. you've got a suspicious look about you. shifty. like you've got something to hide.|
merlin: i'm an open book.
arthur: i don't believe that for a second. however, i do know that without your help, i'd still have a troll for a stepmother.
arthur: well, thanks. (merlin goes to hug arthur) whoa! what're you doing?
merlin: i thought you were going for a hug.
|merlin: you're a liar.|
merlin: (arthur intervenes) you're a liar!
arthur (to guards): i'll deal with this.
(merlin tries to punch arthur)
arthur: (restrains merlin) i know you're upset, i know you're angry. it's alright, i'm not throwing you in jail.
merlin: then what are you doing?
arthur: (releases merlin) breaking the law.
|arthur: you need to get out of here. the king's ordered me to arrest you.|
arthur: catrina's accused you of taking her seal.
merlin: but i didn't.
arthur: i don't want to know and you haven't got time to explain. if you value your life, you'll leave camelot right now.
merlin: but... she is a troll! she's trying to set me up.
arthur: we've been through this.
merlin: i'm telling the truth. i saw her.
(knock at the door)
arthur: i don't care. you need to leave, merlin.
guard: (knocking at the door) sire?
arthur: go. go!
|merlin: how are you feeling?|
arthur: not bad.
merlin: you sure?
arthur: yeah. you?
merlin: never better.
arthur: you couldn't get me a pillow, could you?
merlin: don't mess around. arthur, you... arthur? you need to stay awake (slaps arthur)
merlin: that's better.
arthur: if you ever do that again...
merlin: well, don't fall asleep, then!
arthur: if i need a servant in the next life...
merlin: don't ask me! (laughs)
|merlin: what was your mother like?|
arthur: i never knew her. she died before i opened my eyes.
merlin: i'm sorry.
arthur: i barely know anything about her.
merlin: can't you ask your father?
arthur: he refuses to talk of her. it must be too painful for him. sometimes it's as if she never even existed. i still have... a sense of her, almost as though she is part of me.
merlin: it's the same... with my father, i never knew him. and my mother has barely spoken of him. i've got this... vague memory. it's probably just my imagination.
arthur: i'd do anything for even the vaguest memory.
merlin: is that why you're so determined to find morgause, to see what she knows about your mother?
arthur: is that so wrong?
|arthur: it pains me to admit it, but i do enjoy your surly retorts. in fact, it is probably your only redeemable feature. |
arthur: there are loads of servants who can serve, but so few are capable of making a complete prat of themselves. what is it?
arthur: it's something. tell me. all right, i know i'm a prince... so we can't be friends. but if i wasn't a prince...
arthur: well, then... i think we'd probably get on.
arthur: so that means you can tell me.
merlin: that's true. but, you see, if you weren't a prince, i'd tell you to mind your own damn business.
|arthur: ah, merlin! i've been looking for you.|
merlin: yeah, right, you're gonna ask me to polish your armour, to, uh, wash your clothes and clean your room.
arthur: something's been upsetting you, hasn't it?
arthur: was it when i threw water over you?
merlin: that wasn't very nice.
arthur: it was a bit unfair. like when you called me 'fat'.
merlin: why was that unfair?
arthur: because i am not f—
(arthur pulls him in to a noogie)
merlin: ow! owww!
arthur: still think i need to get into shape?
arthur: (releases merlin) that's better.
merlin: (smiles) thanks.
arthur: you are right, though. you need to polish my armour, wash my clothes and clean my room.
|arthur: merlin, if i die, please...|
arthur: the dragonlord today. i saw you. one thing i tell all my young knights; no man is worth your tears.
merlin: yeah. you're certainly not. (walks away)
arthur: what are you doing?
merlin: i'm coming with you.
arthur: merlin, the chances are i'm going to die.
merlin: yeah, you probably would if i wasn't there.
merlin: do you know how many times i had to save your royal backside?
arthur: well, at least you've got your sense of humour back.
arthur: are you really going to face this dragon with me?
merlin: i'm not going to sit here and watch! i know it's hard for you to understand how i feel, but... well, i care a hell of a lot about that armour. i'm not going to let you mess it up.
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