Fandom: Merlin (BBC)
It was the Winter Solstice; a day when magic was in the air no matter what Uther decreed; a day when Merlin could not predict what his would do. Gaius had told Arthur he was ill in bed, but what that plan had missed was that Arthur cared and so Arthur had come to his room.
He shuddered as he heard Arthur's voice. His magic was moving under his skin, he couldn't stop it, and it loved Arthur as much as he did.
"Forgive me," he whispered as Arthur touched his shoulder, and then he opened his golden eyes.