“Mythica, you’re like the daughter I’d never had, if only my relationship with Vivien would have been normal, I would have a daughter much like you.” He ruffled her hair and kissed her forehead as both stared at the clear night sky, stars twinkle, puffs of glittering magic scatter across the atmosphere.
Merlin was a Grand Magus, his progenitors consists of an Incubus and one of the fae that hailed from royalty. Vivien was the undine of the legendary lake in a forest somewhere, accompanied by the local fae who served her. During the period King Uther Pendragon was alive, Merlin served him as his royal adviser and assisted him in planning countless shenanigans, those were the days Merlin felt youth despite his age. Whenever Merlin would have free time, he’d make a trip towards this legendary lake, meet with her and teach her the wonders of magic, the beauty of it and the meaning beyond its existence. Magic has existed since time immemorial and can never be absent, magic is something that exists as one of the forces of the universe to which some were able to interact, to manifest its miracles and to manipulate it according to its will. Vivien only knew how to manipulate water but after meeting Merlin, she desired more. Even after Uther’s death, Merlin would come to Vivien every day, talk and bond. When Arthur Pendragon succeeded as the King and founded the Round Table, Merlin foresaw a future to which Vivien would have trapped him in a crystal cave.
Despite this he allowed it to happen because he loved Vivien. He wasn’t certain of the reason why but expected that Vivien would provide that answer.
“Why you ask? Because you’re dangerous Merlin… should anyone take you from me, it would spell trouble if it did happen, that is why I must imprison you, you knew too much and you also knew this was going to happen, why did you allow it?”
“Because Vivien, before my visions, you already had laid out a trap if I ever were to escape so there’s no point to it. If this is your will Vivien then I will gladly accept my fate.”
“Here ends our relationship… dear beloved.”
If things were different.. if Merlin had not gone to the Spiral before meeting with Vivien… this would have not happened but perhaps its better this way.
“So Mythica, what do you aspire to become when you grow up?”