#can you imagine how many times he did this before merlin? #as a kid after losing his first battle #or as a teenager after a fight with uther #staring at the fireplace was the only thing that comforted him because he didn’t /allow/ anyone to do so #it took a couple of years (between s1 and s2) for arthur to open up to merlin near a campfire #and since then they talked about feelings and fears and arthur let himself be just a man with problems #it was arthur’s thing and it became their thing (x)
"There is a woman, a serving girl, a lowly peasant called Guinevere or Gwen as she is known to her friends. There are many that have tried to win the hand of King Arthur. But it was Gwen who won his heart. She is honest and straightforward, a simple soul. Arthur trusts her entirely"