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Frozen Waters: Chapter 4Remaining still and continuing to hug Merlin's body was a hard task for Arthur as the servant's skin seem to radiate cold, which quickly started to bring numbness to Arthur's own limbs rather than warming Merlin up as was his intention. As such Arthur had to concentrate to keep his own body in contact with Merlin's as his natural urge was to retreat away from the source of the colder temperature.
Nearby Elyan loosened the cloak already wrapped around himself, shivering as he became exposed to the chill of icy wind. Freeing his arms from the confines of the cloak one at a time, Elyan set about removing his own wet clothes, twisting and pulling at the fabric as it tried stubbornly to remain in place.
Eventually however he did manage to free himself, dropping the water logged clothes with a dull thud, into a pile nearby. Task completed Elyan re-arranges the cloaks about his body, adding Arthur's one on top to well and truly block the cold from his body.
Sitting up Elyan's eyes fell on to
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Wobbling precariously on the damaged and fragile surface of the ice Elyan peered down into the dark depths, his eyes quickly landing on Merlin’s slowly sinking form.
Wasting no more time the knight, stood once again taking a few deep and steady breaths as he did so to steel himself against the biting cold he was about to be subject to, reminding himself that he was doing this for Merlin, and that the cold he was to experience was nothing compared to what Merlin certainly suffered.
Then without farther delay Elyan closed his eyes and dived.
Back on the shore rest of the knights, stood frozen, not from the cold no but rather from the distressing events that they had just played witness too. Arthur clenched his fists hard enough that he could feel his nails digging into his palms even though the thick leather of his winter gloves, as his mouth drew down into a frown. Besides him Percival remained even silent but
"Damn it." Gwaine cursed, quietly, his eyes locked on the
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As 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.
Frozen Waters Chapter 1Title: Frozen Waters
Category: BBC Merlin - Canon, Gen.
Characters/Pairings: Merlin, Arthur, The Knights.
Summary: 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
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