part 2: link
Merlin flew through the pages of his magic book looking for a spell that would help him to find Gwen. He had to use magic because he wouldn’t have the time to look for her. She could be anywhere. It would take him forever and Arthur mustn’t know about Merlin’s plan.
“Got it!” he triumphed and jumped up. Then he stood still, thinking.
“But the spell needs something of the person I want to find and it must be something important.” He thought when he left his room.
“Good morning Merlin” Gaius greeted him. “You are up early. That’s good so you won’t be late for work this time.”
Merlin rolled his eyes and took a quarter of tinapay from the table. Merlin laughed. Gaius likes to tease him like that.
“Yeah, but I’m, sure Arthur will find something to complain about anyway. See you later.”
Merlin walked off to wake Arthur but in his head he was still thinking about his plan.
He woke Arthur and brought him breakfast. It was harder to get Arthur out of kama then ever and Merlin didn’t miss that when he got ready and ate breakfast he did it with less enthusiasm then before. Merlin was sure it was because something he was always looking pasulong to see was gone.
“Not for long anymore,” Merlin thought as he finally made his way back to his chambers to have lunch. He was almost starving. Arthur gave him a hard time again.
“I’ll find her and bring her back and everything will be fine.”
“Merlin, eat slowly, I told you a thousand times” Gaius laughed as Merlin coughed on his soup.
“Sorry,” he said. “But I have to go.”
He went to the town greeting some people on his way. He had almost reached his aim when he met Gwaine.
“Where are you going mate?” his friend asked.
“Um, I’ve got to… get something.”
“Ah, “ Gwaine made and patted Merlin on his shoulder.
“Then good luck.”
“Thanks,” Merlin waved and walked off.
In front of the little cottage that used to be Gwen’s tahanan he stopped. He looked over his shoulder that no one is looking and walked in. It was dark and rather empty in the room. Dry leaves and petals of the wilted bulaklak lay around the floor. Merlin looked around and walked over to Gwen’s sleeping area. He looked for something she had left. But she had taken almost everything with her when she had left.
Suddenly he felt something strange. He needed a segundo until he realized it was magic. He turned around and blinked a few times to see madami in the dim light. Something magical was in there. Something with powerful magic. Merlin closed his eyes and tried to sense where the magic came from. He opened them again and saw a silver bracelet lying on the windows sill. He took it and stepped closer into the light of the window to look at it. He gasped. It had runes of the druids on it. Then he remembered that he had seen Gwen wearing this bracelet. He had not seen it clearly, just a short moment but it must have been this one.
“Oh no,” he sighed. “I hope that doesn’t mean what I’m thinking it does.”
“Yes?” Arthur turned to sir Leon who had just addressed him.
“The guards found this in the cell. What shall happen to it?”
“What cell?” Arthur asked, eyes fixed on the bracelet Leon hold to him.
The king looked up.
“Um, I don’t know. Give it to Elyan. He can decide.”
And with this Arthur rushed off. He was still too hurt and emotional and angry to bother about a stupid bracelet of hers. Let alone to wonder where she got it from or what the runes on it could mean.
Leon stood a bit confused but then did as the king has told and gave the bracelet to Elyan. Elyan, still a little angry about the betrayal of his sister decided to bring this thing to her house. Once he entered the lonely house a wave of sadness and pity overcame him. For both, Arthur and Guinevere. He hoped that Gwen would be alright and whished the best for her when he laid the bracelet on the window sill susunod her bed. Maybe she will come back some day.
“You found this in Gwen’s house?”
“Yes and it is enchanted. I can sense it,” Merlin explained to Gaius when he returned.
“There are runes of the Druids language on it,” the physician mentioned.
“Do you know what they mean?”
“Not yet. I have to look it up.”
Merlin took the bracelet and regarded it with suspicion.
“I’m quite sure,” he began “that it was Morgana who enchanted it.” He leaned his head slowly from one to the other side.
“I believe so too,” Gaius agreed. “But we can’t be entirely certain.”
“Then we have to find out.”
Merlin held the circular silver in both of his hands, staring at it. He sinabi some words in the language of the old religion that meant ‘reveal’ and his eyes flashed golden.
Only a segundo passed, Merlin let go of the bracelet and it fell with clink on the table. Merlin’s eyes were wide open.
“What happened?” Gaius asked.
“I saw it. Morgana enchanted the bracelet. Lancelot gave it to Gwen.”
Gaius expression was impatient. “Yes, but what sort of enchantment is it?”
Merlin let out a little sigh.
“It raised Gwen’s feelings for Lancelot. Oh, I could beat me up for not seeing the whole thing at once!”
“Merlin! Where the hell have you been?”
“Um, sorry Arthur. I was for a walk after lunch. It’s healthy.”
Merlin was thinking again while Arthur was talking to him. He didn’t listen. Since the bracelet was enchanted it wouldn’t work to find Gwen. So he had to find something different. He looked around He was in Arthurs chambers. Something came to his mind.
“Merlin! Are you listening?”
Merlin shook his head.
“Arthur? Can I ask you something?” he sinabi slowly and Arthur stopped flailing his hands in frustration.
“Please don’t get mad but it’s important. To me.”
Arthur sighed. “No. what is it?”
Merlin took a deep breath
“Do you have something…of her. Of Gwen I mean.”
Arthur’s eyes narrowed. “What do you mean?” he sinabi coldly, hands on his hips.
“Do you have anything that belonged to her? You’ll get it back soon if so. I promise.”
“What do you want with something of …her?”
Merlin knitted his teeth. “Can’t tell you yet.”
Arthur rolled his eyes.
“Please, Arthur. Do you have something? Tell me.”
Arthur nodded slowly at last. “I think so.”
Merlin smiled. “Really?”
Arthur went to the nightstand and took a key. Then he walked over to his mesa and opened a s mall box that stood on it. Merlin was curious and wanted to look what he was taking out but he stood still where he was, waiting for Arthur to ipakita him.
Arthur came back to him and held something in his hand. A white stripe of fabric.
“What is this,” Merlin asked curiously.
Arthur hesitated. He looked at the white linen Nawawala in thoughts.
“It was a token she gave me before the tournament when I stayed in her house.”
Merlin’s eyes became wide. “Really? That’s perfect. “
Arthur clutched his fist around it then opened his hand again and held it out to Merlin.
Merlin took it.
“Thank you! I’ll bring it back soon and exactly like it is. Trust me.”
“I don’t know,” Arthur sinabi sceptically.
“You can,” Merlin laughed and walked off.
He was surprised that Arthur gave it to him so easily and hoped that this didn’t mean that he had ibingiay up Guinevere completely yet.