Frozen Waters Chapter 1Title: Frozen WatersCategory: BBC Merlin - Canon, Gen.Characters/Pairings: Merlin, Arthur, The Knights.Rating/Warnings: TSummary: Hypothermia's pretty easy to catch when you fall though the ice.Sunlight filtered in though the small window, illuminating the mostly shadow concealed figure curled tightly under several miss matched blankets. The faint yet growing sound of movement came from behind the room's single door."Merlin!" Gaius' voice floated though the darkness, whilst the warlock in question curled up tighter and shuffled deeper under the blankets, so that only the top of his head covered in messy black hair was visible. "Merlin!" Gaius said again, his voice rising slightly, before he pushed open the door to Merlin's room flooding it with light. "You better get up, or you'll be late again""But Gaius it's cold." Merlin mumbled, rolling over so as to face Gaius as he spoke his blue eyes half lidded with sleep. Sighing audibly Gaius tugged sharply on Merlin's blankets
Frozen Waters Chapter 2Chapter 2As Merlin's foot sunk into the ice he fell forwards his body slamming into the edge of the broken ice, his arms slapping the surface, as he gasped as the shock of the ice cold water surrounded him, soaking into the fabric of his clothes. Merlin took large uneven breaths as he tried to find a purchase on the seemingly impossibly smooth surface of ice, whilst he kicked his quickly numbing legs in and attempt to keep afloat.Taking deep breath to try and calm down and to try and adjust to the freezing temperature of the water surrounding him, though Merlin realised that, that may not be his main problem as, the numbness that had started in just his feet had begun to spread rapidly up his legs towards his torso which so slowly becoming more and more submerged as the seconds went by.Distantly Merlin could hear Arthur and the knights calling out to him, but their voices were becoming muffled by the hazy of drowsiness which had started to tug at Merlin’s consciousness.