Not All Is What It Seems Sept 24, 2011 14:07:47 GMT -5
Post by Arthur Pendragon on Sept 24, 2011 14:07:47 GMT -5
Despite the fact that Morgana and Arthur had ridden back the city on horseback together, Arthur had not had the chance to make sure she was alright. His concern for her well being was over whelming and all he could do was abide by his father's demands to search the entire city, arresting those who were even suspected of aiding the kidnappers. But none of that mattered now. All that mattered was that she was safe, and that the druids would hopefully stay away this time. He just felt horrible for her; first she had to suffer a terrible fire in her chambers and then deal with the aftermath of a kidnapping. He needed to make sure she was alright. Upon returning, they had Gaius check over her to see if there was anything severely affecting her health, but he had informed them with some rest, she would recover. Though she did suffer on particular wound on her leg that had alarmed them all. But they obviously trusted Gaius and his diagnosis so would leave it at that. Arthur had parted from Morgana to change out of his chainmail and wear something a bit more casual.
He then gave a proper and full report to his father about their raid on the druid camp and finding her being dragged against her will before fainting. Now, he found himself standing outside her doors, needing to check on her. Lightly knocking on the door, he waited a few moments before entering, being rather used to just walk in her room, though this time he did not barge in. He had knocked for warning and entered to see if she was resting. He noticed Guinevère was not in here; a presence that he was noticing more and more these days . . . ever since he had stayed at her house and they had shared those moments . . . but Arthur forced these thoughts not to surface. He could not show any sign of anything, especially around Morgana. She knew both Guinevère and Arthur well and he could not let her find out anything, as he was certain Guinevère made no mention of it. In fact, she was trying just as hard to keep it a secret. Seeing Morgana in her bed, he gave a small smile as he walked closer to her. She looked troubled, but of course that was understandable considering the ordeal she had gone through. He knew it was a failure on his part, not having had protected her better.
And if something more serious had happened to her . . . then he would never forgive himself. He did want to hear about what had happened when she was gone. While there had not seemed to be any apparent wounds on her, other than her leg she still looked weak. He just wanted to make sure she was not hiding any injuries or anything. If the druids had hurt her in any way -- more so than they had already done -- Arthur would not let it go. They had once been known to be peaceful people, but all that seemed to be drastically changing. Yes, he had helped Mordred that one time, but now . . . they had kidnapped someone he cared a great deal about and he was not so forgiving over that. "I came to see how you were doing," he told her, asking her without phrasing it in so much of a question. She had not deserved any of it, and he felt he should have done more to protect her. He still could not understand, how someone managed to break into the castle, and just take her, from right under their noses! Then again, wherever magic was involved, nothing should come as a great surprise.Setting: Morgana's chambers
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Timeline: Shortly after The Nightmare Begins
Tag: Lady Morgana LeFay