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THANKI YOU! I was so excited about the plot, and so disappointed in the end!
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Merlin revealing the truth totally surprised me; worst timing ever indeed. But defnitely necessary. Arthur's reaction to both truths was so real and painful. Great start!
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I know, I just dropped a whole shit-storm on poor Arthur...
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Second chapter is up!
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fdarcy said:
Wow loved chapter 1 I will have to get to chapter 2 fast, can't wait to see how Merlin will cure Gwen.
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Chapter 3 is up!
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fdarcy said:
I do like Arthur's soul searching and the fact that he is willing to think before acting and also keeping his priorities straight.
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Oh two chapters!
The conversation with Gauis was perfect.. I especially loved the bit about him being born of magic and good person. Touching. And again, poor Arthur...
Arthur's inner war breaks my heart, but it is too good! Both about Merlin and Gwen. I love how he cannot stay angry for too long. And how he questions himself about not being able to tell Gwen was enchanted. Fantastic chapters!
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Chapter 4 is up!
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fdarcy said:
I loved " I know Guinevere is smart, but I sometimes forget she understands strategy better than most of my knights."
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Lol at Merlin's dark sarcasm! It was so beautiful when Arthur reminded her of everything. I love the dynamics of the trio now when the truth is out. One of the top5 things I missed the most in the show.
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Chapter 5 is up!
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arwentko1 said:
Kim, this is the first time I cared about Merlin since season 3. I was completely over how the writers kept up with him lying to Arthur about his magic. I just couldn't understand that at this point and time in their relationship he didn't trust Arthur would forgive him because Arthur truly thought of him as his friend. Plus if it was his destiny and they were two sides of the same coin, which he knew about, then he would not have been scared of what Arthur might do to him. I think Merlin just got used to lying about his magic. What a travesty.

But thank you for writing it in this story though. I am enjoying it, as usual. And always I love the way you write Arwen.
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fdarcy said:
I am so happy that you made Gwen grieve for her brother, and also to let Morderd realise that Morgana is gone mentally. He now knows the true story behind Gwen's banishment and I do hope he tells Arthur everything even about his magic. I can't wait for the update.
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Thanks!

Chapter 6 is up!
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Ch5: Arthur comforting Gwen was something I missed in the scene where Elyan died. I remember us talking about it then. Also, the 'not getting pregnant in three years' question that was never hinted. And Aithusa...
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Ch6: I think of the sword in the stone thing as some sort of rubish as well.. It should have been played diferently. But I am gland Arthur here at leadt knows the truth. This open heart-to-heart cinversation was amazing. Mordered casually mentioning the bracelet was brilliant! Arthur's anger at himself for not realising as well. I think that's what I love the most about your stories. How you make bad plotlines sound not so bad and actually realistic, keeping all the relationships and their best.
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I'm trying to fix everything I can think of that pissed me off.

The whole issue of Gwen never getting pregnant would have been a HUGE deal. That basically would have been her only job as queen during that era. She has to have babies so there is an heir. That's it. There would have been tons of gossip and even accusations about fact that she hadn't conceived in three years. People would have been looking for Arthur to take a mistress to get an heir by any means. They would have blamed the fact that he married a servant. It would have been major, and the show ignoring this completely only made it more obvious, at least to me.

And the sword in the stone thing WAS rubbish, but I think I spun it pretty well. I wrote it and was like, "Whoa, that's pretty good..."
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Exactly! Even Angel said something about it in an interview ( I don't remember which one). But Gwen's role was never imporant to the writors, especially not in season 5.. So many gaps in the show, way too many.. I would have understood if it had been mentioned once and elaborated and then kicked aside cause they wanted to focus on other things. But to completely ignore something that big just because it was more imporant to indulge certain part of fandom... unacceptable!
And yes, I agree about the sword in the stone thing. When I read it I even questioned myself 'maybeee I got it all wrong'... You gave it a meaning that the show tried and failed miserably.
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fdarcy said:
I thank you for dealing with a lot of the things the show glossed over or completely ignored, like Gwen's real reaction to the death of her brother and the fact that she had not yet gotten pregnant after years of being married and also the reason behind the sword in the stone. Loved how Mordrid make it slip about the bracelet very nicely written. Thank you.
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I'm trying very hard to leave as few stones unturned as possible, thank you.
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Chapter 7 is up!
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YAY something to look foward tonight!
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fdarcy said:
Very touching and caring loved Arthur's tender treatment of Gwen.
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Arthur's dream though!! LOL And Merlin's rant about Aggravaine was sooo on point. I love Mordred here, he is much more realistic. And I also love how Merlin wants to be helpful, which is another thing that bothered me in the show.
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I wrote that bit about Arthur's dream and went, "I worry about my imagination sometimes."
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fdarcy said:
Your imagination is just fine, don't worry about it. It is very creative, believe me that is why you are so good at writing your stories.
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LOL Kim, it's a gift!
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Chapter 8 is up!
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fdarcy said:
Love it, love it, I am so glad that you dealt with the banishment and the effects it had on both as well as everyone else. Thanks for throwing in George he is a nice comic relief. I am curious as to how you will be dealing with Mordred and the prophecy. Thank you again for a wonderful and enlightened story, pity the show did not see fit to deal with it.
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I loooooved that heart-to-heart talk. Everything about it was perfect, especially how you showed they are each other's strength. I liked how they handled Mordred's news. Though they weren't exactly news, thank you for mentionig that!
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*Grabbing my shovel, filling plot holes*
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You're gonna need a big one!
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fdarcy said:
This chapter brought tears to my eyes it was very, very moving. Thank you again for answering all those unanswered questions that the show neglected to do.
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Damn, this was a pretty emotional one. Knowing, remembering something like this would tear Gwen apart. This was heart breaking. But so very necessary.
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fdarcy said:
Totally agree with you
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Chapter 10 is up!
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fdarcy said:
This was a difficult no rough chapter to read. Very cathartic for both Arthur and Guinevere, again you brilliantly did what the show did not.I loved how Gwen realised that it was a good thing that they did not have a child before dealing with this issue. It was never a lack of love only trust which Arthur had to understand and finally he has.
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After you were all like, "That chapter was emotional and moving" about the previous one, it was KILLING me to not to write, "Just wait till you read the next one!"
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fdarcy said:
Don't kill us you are making me cry a lot (LOL) but good tears.
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I'm not surprised at all! xx

And Oh My God this chapter was everything i needed!!!!! It explained everything so perfectly, touched every tabu and unspoken thing. Lancelot, baby, Arthur not being the good husband as he could be( which was so OOC for him). This honesty and love that can be felt was something I really missed. Perfect! You've outdid yourself, Kim... *standing ovation*
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fdarcy said:
Loved this, Gwen's pregnant, Percival her protector and Arthur the expectant father has acknowledged that Merlin is really his brother.
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yey, I've just re-read the previous chapter. It was too perfect..
And awwwww, Arthur and Gwen being worried parents even now is so adorable.. Them having a baby was one of my biggest wishes! And I loved how Arthur told him he thinks of him as his brother...
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fdarcy said:
I guess this will be Mordred's test? I can't wait to see how you will write this. I guess that she sent word to Morgana via the bird?
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Updated! It was only a short break because 12 and 13 were originally intended to be one chapter. It would have been WAY long.
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I loved how Arthur was so protective and always by Gwen's side. Actually, that'd be the most normal thing for a husband to do.
Morderd's bond with Kara was very sweet. You've managed the story really well, made it seem much more realistic.

Oh and have fun at the concert!!!
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Concert was fantastic. Laughed so hard my face and lungs hurt after!
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The best kind of laugh! But I have to ask, what kind of concert was it when you laughed?
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fdarcy said:
This chapter was so very good. Loved the touching behaviour between Mordred and Kara. This was more believable on the part of Mordred which the show did not address he is a knight and would not have abandoned his oath so easily.
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It was a comedian. Eddie Izzard. Look him up. He's hilarious.
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fdarcy said:
He is funny, I have never but, I have seen him live but I have seen on telly and in some movies.
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Googled him and he seems familiar.
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First of all, happy ( a bit belated ) anniversary!! Did you do anything special?

Reading this, I'm reminded how much I need domestic happy Arwen. I'm glad it was Arthur who killed Morgana, it felt right. I don't really like when Merlin does all the work and Arthur appears like an idiot. And twins, just awwww. It's nice to read open hearted conversations between OT3, that's the best!
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Thanks! We celebrated tonight with X-Men and Thai food. Then we got ice cream. It was good.

BTW, I'm going to point it out here because no one has commented on it if they've noticed: Morgana dies without ever knowing Merlin's secret or who Emrys is. I thought that was really cool, but NOBODY has made mention of it.
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Okay, I didn't really paid attention to that part. I don't think I've realised it until you pointed it out. Well, considering she'd been deperate to find out who her doom was, and then dying without knowing it; it's a nice touch. I like it. Definitely more than how they handled it in the show ( or is that to blame Katie's acting?). But yeah, there was a bigger picture and he had been her doom, she just didn't have the chance to see it.
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fdarcy said:
Sorry to just writing the review, I am glad that Morgana died at Arthur's hand and that Gwen stood up to her even stabbing her was good. I was curious how Morgana could not feel that Gwen and the baby was protected by magic. Now Merlin has told them they are having twins and the threat is no longer there so all will be well.
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Merlin explains this in chapter 11, fdarcy. He even says that no one will be able to detect it except for him:

"I can see it because I'm the one who placed it on her and I want to be able to see it to make sure it remains,” Merlin says. “No one else will notice anything. Not even a magic user. Not Mordred, and he is my pupil. Not even Morgana, a High Priestess.”
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fdarcy said:
Thank you, I will have to re-read that chapter.
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I'm behind this but I'll catch up. Hectic week!
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I loved the ceremony, especially Hunith being there, and Alator and Gili as well.. Arthur's speech was just right, nothing too fancy and on point. And Gwen couldn't pick a better timing. I'm a bit surprised Arthur didn't start really panicking on spot. The part " with all my heart" left mw with tears.. Merlin's suggest about the names though! LOL! Typical him.
Btw, how do you pronounce Gwydre?
And him having magic is brilliant! Now at least they won't have a problem with recognizing them!
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And we think it's pronounced "Gwi-druh", with the first syllable having a vowel sound like "hit".
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fdarcy said:
Chapter 15: the birth of the twins, this was just great and the ceremony announcing and naming Merlin Lord Merlin along with so many declaring their loyalty to not only Camelot but also to Merlin was good. Now that Arthur has a son with magic will allow him to understand Merlin even better. Merlin will be more content now that his mother is living close to him.
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fdarcy said:
Chapter 16: Thanks for dealing with Balinor, Hunith and Merlin I truly enjoyed that and of course Odin, Annis, Mithian who has feelings for Leon, Elena and Gwain? I like the pairing. Percival is in love and there is peace in Camelot.
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Great idea with the knights!
Percival is adorable. Judging my his physical appereance, you'd think he'd have no problem approching a lady.
I always loved the idea of Leon and Mithian. And I know you did as well.. Here, they have so much in common, it would be at least unusual relationship, I dare to say.
And Gwaine and Elena, didn't even realise how good pair they'd be until now.
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Final chapter is up!
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fdarcy said:
Chapter 17: I really enjoyed how you gave everyone their own story in this chapter, loved it.
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fdarcy said:
Chapter 18: Nice wrap to a very lovely story, thank you. I will look forward to your next story I do hope it will be the reincarnation one you spoke about.
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That one is still back-burnered until I find the motivation to do it. I have 2 other AU stories in mind, though.
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fdarcy said:
Thanks I will just wait to read your next story .
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I loved that your paired Merlin and Sefa. I hoped in the beginning of s5 something would come out of that. And I adore their kids... This was a wonderful story. A headcanon for sure!!!

Already 2 other stories in your mind? why am I not surprised! :D
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