hallowchaser asked merlin + bruised & battered
rewatching the death scene again and ugh this moment is so heartbreaking because arthur is pretty much dead but when merlin shouts his name his eyes open again for a split second and merlin begs arthur to “stay with me” even though it’s already too late. arthur is already gone, but in that split second he gave merlin some hope only for his eyes to close again straight away.
i hate everything.
“Are you ever going to change, Merlin?” - Season 1 Finale
“I don’t want you to change. I want you to always be you.” - Season 5 Finale
“i’m a sorcerer. i have magic.”
i know the magic reveal was kind of overshadowed by the whole arthur dying thing. but wow look at this moment we’ve only been waiting five fucking years for. and the way merlin had to choke the words out through his tears. like in the promo the words were said so clearly and we were all wondering who said them, merlin or dragoon, and then in the episode it wasn’t like that at all. also can we note arthur’s eyes and the way they widen and then look confused. ugh. such perfect acting here.
i want to say something i’ve never said to you before
ARTHUR’S JOURNEY TO ACCEPTING MERLIN’S MAGIC
i want you to always be you
stay with me…
i’m not going to lose you
just hold me….please.