Now My Wings Fit

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Now the World is Ending

They stayed till the time

came for the sun to rise. But,

of course, it did not.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Delineate

Delineate – to trace the outline of; sketch or trace in outline; represent pictorially/to portray in words; describe or outline with precision

Disclaimer: Don’t own Merlin

There was one book. In the entire castle, there was one sodding book.

“I knew Uther burned most of the books on magic, but is this seriously the only one here?”

“Only one that could delineate just what it means to be born of magic. I can’t imagine there’s much else besides this anyway.”

Word of the Day Challenge: Evince

Evince – to show clearly; make evident or manifest; prove/to reveal the possession of (a quality, trait, etc.)

Disclaimer: Don’t own Doctor Who or MCU

Loki kicked one of the bookshelves on the upper level of the TARDIS control room.

“Hey! Some of those books are priceless!” the Doctor chastised him. “I didn’t smuggle them out of the Umbina Quadrant just for you to destroy them in one of your hissy fits.”

“That professor is a moron! He says I fail to evince my argument. There is no argument: this is how the universe is. He has no grasp of physics.”

Word of the Day Challenge: Appentence

Appentence – an eager desire/an attraction or natural bond

Disclaimer: Don’t own Merlin

An arm grabbed him and dragged him into the alcove. He knew who it would be.

“Were you going to do it?”

“That was the plan. Would you have done it?”

“Of course I would.”

The same kind of fear gripped both of them: the fear that they would have lost the other. The knowledge that their lives were short as it was.

The fear brought out an appentence, and there was no going back from that.

Word of the Day Challenge: Ideational

Ideational – of, relating to, or involving ideas or concepts

Disclaimer: Don’t own Doctor Who or MCU

“What exactly are you working on at the moment, Doctor?”

“It’s highly ideational, I doubt I have the time to explain it all to you.”

Word of the Day Challenge: Castigate

Castigate – to criticise or reprimand severely/to punish in order to correct

Disclaimer: Don’t own Merlin

Of course, it was up to Arthur to give Merlin the news. He had barely wanted to leave Gaius’ chambers, but he was taken down to the dungeons by two guards who had probably been ordered to use force if he wasn’t willing to come quietly.

He had left the guards at eh entrance to the dungeons; he didn’t want any witnesses to this conversation.

Merlin was sitting on the floor of his cell when Arthur approached, but quickly leapt to his feet and made his way over to the bars when he saw him.

“Any news? What’s going on?”

Arthur ran a hand through his hair. “The king knows that Sir Leon and I let you use magic the other day. He has seen fit to castigate you.”

Merlin chuckled a little, though the smile didn’t quite reach his eyes. “Didn’t know you could use words with more than two syllables.”

When Arthur didn’t reply, Merlin chose to stop the jokes.

“What’s the punishment to be?”

“It’s already been done.”

“What do you mean?”

Arthur sighed.

“He had Sir Leon flogged.”

Merlin sank to his knees.

Word of the Day Challenge: Corybantic

Corybantic – frenzied; agitated; unrestrained

Disclaimer: Don’t own Doctor Who or MCU

This was the Doctor as Loki loved him best: when he was racing up and down the stairs in the TARDIS control room, occasionally playing the odd note on his guitar and chatting about the new thing that he’d discovered. When he was absolutely corybantic, Loki absolutely loved being around the Doctor.

Word of the Day Challenge: Oology

Oology – the branch of ornithology which studies bird’s eggs

Disclaimer: Don’t own Merlin

“How are we supposed to find anything in here?” Gwaine asked in dismay.

“That depends on what you’re looking for.” Geoffrey practically skipped over to them. “I have a fascinating book on oology, if you’re interested-”

“Poisons,” Leon interrupted. “We need a book on poisons.”

Word of the Day Challenge: Serein

Warning: Semi-graphic description of flogging wounds

Serein – the fine, light rain that falls from a clear sky at sunset or in the early hours of the morning

Disclaimer: Don’t own Merlin

The storm of the previous night had calmed into serein. It was still falling, however, when Arthur went out into the courtyard with Gaius.

The figure there was a sorry one indeed. The blood on his back was drying, but the wounds had not been healed. On the contrary, they were beginning to develop the green hue of infection.

Arthur walked up to the stocks and knelt before Leon. His hair had fallen in front of his face, so Arthur couldn’t see it.

“Leon?”

Leon groaned, and tried to pull his hands away from where they were fastened into the stocks. When he realised that he couldn’t, his body sagged further, and she sighed.

Arthur reached round to the back of his neck and lifted his head so he could see his face. He was pale, his pallor sickly, and his eyes glazed.

“Arthur?” he croaked.

“I’m going to take you down. Gaius is going to look after you. You’re going to be okay.”

Arthur lowered his hand slowly, and Leon’s head drooped with nothing to hold it up.

Arthur got to work on the fastenings.

Word of the Day Challenge: Pernicious

Pernicious – causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurous; hurtful/deadly; fatal

Disclaimer: Don’t own Merlin

Only two people had been called in to the throne room. Other than that, there were two guards, and the king sitting on the throne.

Uther was holding the Medallion.

“Why are you allowing the boy to continue using magic? Have you not learned your lesson?”

Arthur snorted. “You mean when you sent your goons after me.”

“I am trying to show your former servant that his actions have consequences.”

“But not using magic was killing him.”

Uther turned a cold eye to Leon. It was enough to send shivers down his spine.

“You admit to being a co-conspirator in this venture.”

Leon stood tall. “Yes.”

Uther sighed. “I was hoping that you were merely misguided. Yet it would seem that this is not the case. And since Merlin refused to repent for his crime, the punishment must extend to you as well. Twenty lashes, to be delivered at dusk.”

Uther nodded at the guards standing at the sides of the room. They emerged from the shadows and took one of Leon’s arms each so as to drag him away.

“What are you doing?” Arthur exclaimed. “This is just pernicious.”

“It is necessary.”

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