Worth The Risk Mar 10, 2013 23:44:14 GMT -5
Post by Arthur Pendragon on Mar 10, 2013 23:44:14 GMT -5
Arthur ran as fast as his legs could carry him, though the threat was no longer as imminent as it had been before. They had gain great advantage after the leap from one side to the other, hindering the others ability to follow. Including Mordred. Arthur was unsure how he felt about seeing the druid again. He had never thought him a criminal, hence the reason he aided in his escape from the dungeons. But at the same time, now, he did not prove to be a friend either. Yet even still, Arthur could not bring himself to fire the arrow that would claim his life. The others he killed without hesitation but . . . there was something about Mordred that prevented him from firing. And he only hoped he would not regret that decision. If anything, he hoped Mordred regarded that as an act that demonstrated Arthur's willingness to create some sort of informal truce between them.
But he did not dwell on it, nor was that the reason he did not kill him. Mordred would not have jumped, and made no attempt to. Arthur would not kill him in cold blood. Yes. That was his running excuse. It was a better explanation than the one of a strong feeling that kept him from firing. He began to slow his pace, before stopping all together and looking behind him just to be absolutely certain that they were not followed. Then he turned his attentions to Merlin. "It will be dark soon. We should rest here for a little while to regain our energy." For they would indeed need it when finding a way to sneak into the fortress of Ismere. It was an extremely risky venture, however Arthur could not leave his men.
They were his brothers of heart and he knew that if the situation were reversed, they would come for him. It was why he would not consider even for a moment to turn around, despite their odds as they were split from the others. He only hoped that Elyan, Leon and the others made it safely back to Camelot. "Maybe if we're lucky, we'll find something to eat as well," Arthur added. Though with the abundance of snow, wildlife would be scarce. Still, there could be something lurking about and they did have a crossbow should opportunity present itself. He and Merlin had both gone some time without food in the past, so it was indeed doable should they not be fortunate to find something. Besides, it would not be the hunger that killed them: it would be either the cold or Morgana herself.Setting: On the way to Ismere
Time of Day: Late Afternoon/Evening
Timeline: During Arthur's Bane II