Hey here is the beginning of my next fiction. It takes place during Season 4 episode 9. What if Guinevere realized that she was about to do the unthinkable to Arthur before it happened? As she tries to stop herself from going to another, she fights herself to reach her husband. But as she get's closer to him, the pain becomes even more unbearable. . .will she reach him in time before it's too late?
I grew panicked as I made my way closer to the castle. My arm dragging me forward like I had no control over it. What's happening to me?
Lancelot an inner voice told me.
What, Lancelot? I love Arthur, I'm marrying Arthur. I do not love him anymore I have not thought of him for years, Arthur is the only man who fills my heart now.
Well Lancelot is waiting for you. He loves you and want's to meet you so don't keep him waiting. The inner voice told me, I felt another strain on my arm and a warm burning around my wrist. Ah. I flinched, moving my sleeve to see the bracelet glowing a faint orange.
Oh, no this bracelet must be controlling me, oh no I need to find Arthur, I must get to him before I do something I regret.
Oh its too late for that deary, Lancelot is waiting for you and it will be too late before you get to your precious Arthur. Arthur does not care for you Lancelot does.
Oh Lancelot. . .No I will never leave Arthur and you can't make me.
Ow the burning of the bracelet got warmer as I fought with myself, trying to steer in the direction of Arthur's chambers.
The closer you get to Arthur the hotter the burn will be on your hand. Just go to Lancelot, he won't give you any pain.
"I would rather feel pain than lose my husband" I spoke aloud and slowly struggled towards his chambers against the force pulling me the other way. I held back tears as the bracelet got hotter and hotter but I kept going.
By the time I got to Arthur's chambers the burning was so hot that I started to yell and scream at the pain. Through my screams I started calling Arthur's name, "ARTHUR, ARTHUR, ARTHUR." I screamed by the corridor of his chambers, the burning becoming so painful I sunk to the ground tears running down my face just calling his name hoping he could hear me.
But when I tried to call his name again hand clamped over my mouth and pulled me up off the floor. The owner of the hand whispered in my ear, "You will not ruin this plan you filthy serving wench I shall get you to Lancelot and then everything will be in place." I froze when I heard the voice behind me, Agrivaine.
As he started to drag me away from Arthur's chambers, I felt a body collide with us, knocking us to the ground. I felt Agrivaine release me as his attacker wrestled him away from me. Then I heard his voice, "GUARDS! GUARDS!" I looked up bleary eyed to see a dozen guards enter the corridor. "Take him to the dungeon" Arthur said angrily pointing towards Agrivaine "and get Gaius." Once the guards were gone, Arthur turned to me with concern all over his face.
My hand was on fire, as he reached down to comfort me. "Aaaaahhhh" I screamed again when his hand brushed mine the fire became so unbearable as I screamed again.
I twisted again in my sleep as I heard them, her screams filling my ears. She had so much pain and agony all I wanted to do was help them go away, make her feel better. I sat there listening as the screams got worse, I never felt so helpless in my entire life.
I covered my ears I could not take it anymore "ARTHUR" she screamed in agony again. I jolted awake, shaking in a sweat, It was not real it was not real. I chanted to myself. Guinevere is fine she is fine there is nothing to worry about because Guinev- "ARTHUR".
I sat up, hearing the same agonized scream that was in my dream. I jumped out of bed and ran out of the room. When I entered the corridor I turned to see Guinevere being lifted to her feet and being dragged away from the corridor by my uncle. . .my uncle? What on earth is he doing to her? I stood frozen at the spot and finally my body caught up to my mind.
I ran at them full speed, pushing them to the ground and wrestling my Uncle away from Guinevere. I got on top of him yelling for the Guards. Once they came I stood and addressed them, "Take this man to the cells" I said angrily pointing to my uncle, "and get Gaius."
Once they were gone I rushed over to Guinevere and bent down next to her. I put my hand on her face and was about to ask her what happened when she screamed again. I cringed and pulled my hand away looking shocked. Why is she still in agony? Whats happening? I moved to gather her in my arms when she let another terrified, painful scream. I quickly moved my hands away again and I was really puzzled because she seemed to scream every time I tried to touch her.
Where is the servant girl? She should be here by now, Agrivaine said that he would bring Arthur and show him us. I better go see what's taking so long.
I then started making my way to Arthur's chambers wondering what was keeping Agrivaine. I turned the corner to see guards dragging Agrivaine in the direction of the cells and Arthur kneeling down to a screaming Guinevere who was on the floor.
Oh no my Lady will not like what happened here. I must keep my appearance as this Lancelot fellow. He was a knight and I did hear some of them talking of night training yes I will start there. And with that I set off in the direction of the training grounds.
I suddenly heard footsteps behind me, and I looked to see Merlin running out of breath behind me. "Arthur, run" he said in a rushed voice. He grabbed my arm and shoved me away from Guinevere, "Go get out of here now run as fast as you can. Go!" He shoved me again.
"What are you doing Merlin?" I said agitated, "I am not leaving-"
"Oh yes you are Arthur, I will stay with her now run if you value kissing her, holding her and touching her ever again. Get the knights from their evening practice and meet me in Gaius's chambers, that should be far enough."
"No Merlin I'm not leaving Guinevere" she screamed again as I took another step forward to her, "can't you see she is in pain right now. She needs me."
"I will explain everything but every time you get closer the more pain she feels, I know how to fix it. But you have to leave if I'm able to do that."
"Alright Arthur I didn't want to have to tell you this but it was Lancelot. He and Agrivaine tried to break up your wedding by enchanting Gwen with the 'Love Burn' bracelet. It makes you desire another but if you resist it and go towards the one you really love it burns the person who wears it. Go get the knights arrest Lancelot or whatever you need to do to be far away from here and she will get better. NOW GO!"
He then shoved me away from Guinevere on last time before turning to her, and I started running. My mind turning at what just happened. Lancelot comes back from the dead, Agrivaine tried to harass Guinevere, I can't touch her because of a burning bracelet and now Merlin is claiming that it was Lancelot who gave her the bracelet to break up my wedding? Oh Lancelot, why does he always come in the picture? Oh I am going to kill him.
I found myself running outside to the knights training practice. I stopped in my tracks, Leon, Percival, Gwaine, Elyan and. . .Lancelot were there doing a three to two combat battle. I stood frozen for a second, the knights noticing my presence stopped their combat and saw me standing there watching.
Elyan approached me first, "Sire do you want to-" but I did not hear a word he said as I drew my sword and advanced towards Lancelot, yelling my warrior cry, "AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH." My sword met his as I started to give him blow after blow throwing all my energy and anger into that fight.
I disarmed him of his sword and was about to slit his throat when I felt Percival grab me from behind and pull me away from Lancelot. I fumed struggling in his giant grip, "Arrest him arrest this man now." I yelled pointing at Lancelot to Gwaine, Leon and Elyan, while still struggling from Percival's grasp.
They all stared at me confused on what to do. I fumed some more, "NOW LEON." He jumped at the sound of his name coming from my lips and he moved to bring Lancelot to his feet. Gwaine grabbed his other side and Elyan moved to help Percival with me as they each took one of my arms, holding me back.
"I should run you through" I yelled to Lancelot.
He had a surprised confused look on his face, "I don't know what you mean my Lord." He answered meeting my eyes, oh I can see right through you, you bastard.
"Oh Lancelot you know exactly what I'm talking about. Planning against me like that with my sister and my uncle. But you should have planned better, Guinevere would never have given in to your little tricks. And there would be nothing you could do to stop our wedding."
"Why would I want to break up your little wedding?" he asked innocently.
I fumed some more, "I don't have time for this, Leon, Gwaine take him to the cells and guard him he will not be allowed to see or speak to anyone. NOW."
They immediately escorted him away as I calmed myself down against Percival and Elyan. "Sire what happened? What's going on?" they asked me as I slumped down on the ground hands in my head from anger and grief. My mind went back to Guinevere, oh I hope Guinevere is alright, oh Merlin I hope you know what your doing.
As Arthur ran in the opposite direction of the corridor, Guinevere's screams grew less and less going quieter and quieter. I sighed in relief as she started to softly wimper and shake uncontrolably. I moved my hand to her arm which was cooling down but still luke warm. I then grasped the bracelet and gave a large tug. Guinevere gave one last grasp of pain before her sobs filled the room echoing the hallways.
And that's when it started, her sobs turned into one word as she began to cry his name over and over between big gasps of breath. Then all of a sudden she passed out as I grabbed her in my arms and picked up the bracelet hurrying to Gaius's chambers.
When Arthur took off running I almost called him back wanting to be near him but as he got further away the burning became less painful. Ah that feels so much better. I thought thinking of less pain, but as soon as the thought came out I regretted it immediately. I should not be happy to be away from Arthur, what type of person am I?
"Oh Arthur. . .Arthur. . .Arthur" I slowly sobbed speaking his name. It felt so good to say. I froze feeling another slight stab of pain before it disappeared completely, I felt myself being lifted from the fog that wrapped my brain, releasing all thoughts and ideas of Lancelot with all the amazing memories I have had with my husband. I felt myself complete again and the world suddenly turned black as I saw Merlin bending over to pick me up. I smiled as the blackness completely took over me, knowing I would be with my dear Arthur really soon when I woke up.
I hope you like this. I know it's a whole season later but this idea has been in my mind ever since I saw that horrid episode but never thought to put it up before now. Please read and comment thanks-Cassie. And an update will happen soon : )