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Merlin drabble: "Uther's drabble"

Title: 03: Uther’s Drabble

Author: Keenir
Spoilers: 1.01-1.05
Pairing(s): none
Character(s): Uther, focus on Lancelot
Word count: 114
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: None of them are mine.

Summary: “Sacrifice to preserve unity. That proves you worthy.”

Author's notes: Uther’s thoughts during his final in-castle scene during “Lancelot” and coda to the episode.

translation note: in Old English, -hood indicates a state of being...ie "maidenhood, brotherhood" (this is also why I laugh sometimes when in the recent UK series Robin Hood, they say "catch Hood and kill him")...to quote Methos, "I'm easily amused"

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Your actions speak to your credit, Lancelot. You who have desired knighthood more than all else in the world, and you now turn your back on being welcomed as a knight – you do so deliberately, by your own chosing.

I had not thought you would comprehend the pressures laid upon those of nobility who don the armor and serve their King as knights. You have proven me wrong, but in a way that slights neither of us.

Had you remained, I would not have changed my mind – for had you remained, you would not have proven yourself willing to sacrifice. As you are now and as you have done now, of that, I approve.
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The end
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