Arthur / Merlin modern AU meme: Arthur’s return
It’s been a while since Arthur’s come back to the world, but it’s still a shock for him. Everyone he used to know and love is long gone. Everyone but Merlin. The boy has tried to give him time and space, knowing the difficulties he might be facing, having lost many centuries of life. But Merlin’s suffering too. Arthur is so upset that he can’t even appreciate the love Merlin’s showing him every day… and he won’t even remember that their love was more significant than a simple friendship.
One day, Merlin decides it’s time to change that and start living for real: if he can’t re-build his memories, than he can let him fall in love for him again. A lovely breakfast, sweet duet melodies at the piano, long walks or readings in the park and slowly Arthur starts to love once more.
Finally, during a normal stroll, just like thousand others they have made at sunset, ther hands touch and intertwine… Looking truly in Merlin’s eyes, Arthur can feel that shiver, that makes him feel alive again. And the whole world starts to turn and disappear, while he finally kiss his lover in the middle of the street, free from memories and prejudices.