Can't Turn A Blind Eye Jan 23, 2012 15:58:16 GMT -5
Post by Arthur Pendragon on Jan 23, 2012 15:58:16 GMT -5
This was so wrong. So very wrong. He didn't even know how it happened! Everything had seemed fine this morning, this afternoon . . . and now . . . he was escorting Morgana to the dungeons. He couldn't even look at her as he did so. He just walked ahead as the guards behind him were on either side of her, holding her arm and following their prince's lead. How had it come to this? Had Arthur not been there to witness it with the dozens of other people, he would not have believed it. He would not have believed so many people claim to have seen the same thing. Because . . . well, because it was Morgana. His sister of heart! How? How could she have magic? How could he have grown up with her and never known about this? He knew about her dreams but . . . now it was explained. He recalled his conversation with her when he'd woken up from his deathbed when having been bitten by the Questing Beast.
Her dreams had told her so much, as she explained that she knew he was in danger. Now, it was discovered that it was the work of magic. Did that mean Arthur believed she deserved to die? No. But he feared what his father would do. He knew he loved Morgana as a daughter . . . so would he show mercy? Would he make an exception? Arthur knew he couldn't do that without looking like the greatest hypocrite. The people would rebel; all those who had lost loved ones would fight against him for injustice and the favoritism he showed his ward. What would he do? For . . . they could not kill Morgana. No. Surely they could not. There couldn't even be a trial though because there was no doubt about it. Morgana had magic. But, Arthur couldn't watch her die. He refused to. He knew his father was irrational when it came to sorcery but . . . surely he wouldn't condemn her?! She was family! That would be like condemning his son if he had any magic. Would he? Did his father's hatred for magic surpass his love for his son and adoptive daughter?
No. Arthur couldn't believe that. He refused to believe that. When they arrived at the dungeons, the guards brought her in, as Arthur stood near the entrance. They were about to put the shackles and chains on her when Arthur raised his hand to stop them. "Don't," he ordered, and the guards immediately ceased, keeping her wrists and ankles free of the bindings. It was clear that they too were a bit uncomfortable with having brought the Lady Morgana to the dungeons . . . but everyone understood why. And no one would dispute it. "Leave us," he said in a stern voice. The men were once again hesitant, but followed orders regardless. They left the dungeon and closed the door behind them. Leaving Arthur standing there on the other side of the large cell. He still couldn't look at her. His eyes were downcast to the ground and off to the side, as if trying to let his mind come to terms with the fact that she had magic in her. All this time, she had magic.Setting: The dungeon
Time of Day: Night time
Timeline: Sometime in season 2
What If: Morgana's magic was discovered before she became evil