Now My Wings Fit

Word of the Day Challenge: Polyglot

Warning: Spoilers for Merlin series 3

Polyglot – containing, composed of, or written in several different languages

Disclaimer: Don’t own Merlin

A page was flicked; another polyglot one was revealed,complete with notes scribbled in atrocious handwriting.

“Hey!” Gwaine exclaimed, pointing to the title of the new page. “Telepathy.”

Merlin’s brow furrowed. “Is telepathy particularly interesting?”

Gwaine looked up from the book, his finger still resting on the page. “Can you do that?”

Merlin shrugged. “A little.”

The knight’s eyes lit up. “So if you were in trouble, and you were too far away for me to hear you, or you couldn’t just cry out for some reason, you could just…” He lifted his hand from the page to point at his own head.

“It’s doesn’t work like that. For a telepathic connection to be formed, both people have to have magic.”

Disappointment fell across Gwaine’s face as his shoulders slumped. Yet his deflation proved to be temporary, and he looked up and over at the warlock, a look of pure mischief on his face.

Merlin frowned, feeling a distinct sense of foreboding.

“What?” he asked slowly, not entirely sure that he wanted to know what was going in Gwaine’s head.

“Can you teach me?” the knight asked, holding the magic book out to Merlin.

Merlin looked down at the book, then back up to the knight.

“You want to learn magic?” he asked, his voice a monotone of disbelief.

Gwaine nodded enthusiastically.

“You want me to teach you how to use magic?”

Another nod.

Merlin chuckled. “But it’s illegal.”

“Not outside of Camelot, which is technically where I’m supposed to be.”

Merlin looked from the book and back again, before sighing in defeat.

“Fine,” he conceded.


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