Characters/Pairings: Gwen/Arthur, Merlin, Mordred, OCs
Rating/Genre: R, for violence & dark themes, UST & suggested sexuality. Also, humour, with a wee touch of crack, h/c and some romance. Definitely future!fic, beginning a year or two after A/G are married.
Spoilers/Warnings: Violence. And no spoilers.
Summary: To forge a warrior queen. Or, three times Gwen's life wasn't really in danger, and two times it was.
A/N: For the holidays, I offered my flist a card or a fic, and mancalahour asked for fic! She asked for something based on an excerpt from Wiki's page on Mordred, included at the end as it pertains to one of the situations in this piece. Many thanks to mancalahour for also acting as beta and for the gorgeous graphics she gifted me in return ♥!
This has been, by far, the most challenging fic I've ever tried to write, but it was a lot of fun to tackle, and I'm pretty pleased with the result. I hope you enjoy it :] Concrit is especially appreciated and encouraged, and all comments will be well loved.
"They will blame me," he said quietly. She had sudden flashes of a little boy, lying near to death on a cot in Morgana's old chambers. "They will all blame me, and I will blame you."