What Would I Be Without Her Mar 15, 2013 21:55:15 GMT -5
Post by Arthur Pendragon on Mar 15, 2013 21:55:15 GMT -5
Sleep seemed to be an impossibility right now, under the circumstances. Everytime Arthur closed his eyes, he saw flashes of potential dangers and harm that could currently be inflicted upon his wife. She was under Morgana's wrath and they all knew what sort of horrible things the priestess was capable of. He just wanted Guinevère back. He wanted to be sleeping in their bed, with her wrapped in his arms and wake up the same way. Instead, he was lying on the ground, finding it was colder and more uncomfortable than usual. Because he could only feel that crippling fear of his missing wife: not know if she was alright, or even -- dare he say -- alive. No. She was alive. She had to be. He could feel it. Surely he would be able to feel his heart breaking if something happened to her.
Surely their connection was strong enough. Though even if she was alive, didn't mean she wasn't suffering at the hands of Morgana. He knew this was all his fault, that every strike Morgana made against Camelot and the people he cared about, was an attempt to get to him. Sometimes he wished he could just go to her and offer himself, but knew that no good would come of that. He just had to believe that they would find Guinevère and bring her home safely. But that thought wasn't enough to warm him or ease his mind. So he tossed and turned, deciding to open his eyes. Most everyone was sleeping, but in the distance, he saw a figure. Arthur raised his head and looked around. Everyone was accounted for except . . . Elyan. Of course. Entirely understandable. While every man here cared and loved the queen, Elyan was her brother.
Deciding that Arthur was not going to get much sleep either, perhaps his time would be better spent trying to ease Elyan's trouble mind. Though he was aware of the hypocrisy for the king knew that nothing apart from Guinevère's safe return could ease his own mind. He quietly walked toward where Elyan stood: far out of earshot but not far away from sight. "Elyan," he greeted so that he would not alarm the knight and he walked toward him until he stood by his side. Arthur wasn't sure what to say that could console him. For it had really been Merlin who had been helping Arthur cope with Guinevère's kidnapping. How could he offer the same comfort to Elyan when Arthur's mind, heart and soul were filled with fear and worry for her. Still, he had to try. Elyan was his brother of heart and through relation, though the former being far stronger.Setting: In the woods
Time of Day: Late at night
Timeline: During The Dark Tower