"I hadn’t acted much. I’d been in school plays, but I wasn’t a drama-school kid and my family aren’t performers."
merlin + s4 promos
It’s your duty to protect Camelot no matter what the cost. Well, it’s my duty to protect Arthur. Surely you can understand that.
#can you imagine how many times he did this before merlin? #as a kid after losing his first battle #or as a teenager after a fight with uther #staring at the fireplace was the only thing that comforted him because he didn’t /allow/ anyone to do so #it took a couple of years (between s1 and s2) for arthur to open up to merlin near a campfire #and since then they talked about feelings and fears and arthur let himself be just a man with problems #it was arthur’s thing and it became their thing (x)
❝ How small you are.. for such a great destiny❞