My back hurt from the night before when I crashed backwards into my father’s screen but it was a funny night and I would do it again if I could. I still found it quite disgusting too but I had got over it now but Matthew was still going on about it as we sat at the table to have breakfast together.
“I just couldn’t believe it,” said Matthew as he grabbed a bit of toast and put it into his mouth. I frowned.
“I think we have all heard enough about yesterday,” said our father at the end of the table and I couldn’t help but laugh.
“It was a mistake and it’s all in the past,” said Gwen.
“Not for me. It’s going to be popping into my mind all the time now, yuck,” said Matthew who was clearly messing about.
“That is enough,” said Arthur loudly. Touchy spot I think and Matthew had just got on it.
It fell silent after that while we ate breakfast. Merlin and Adair had already started training and it felt a little boring without them. I think I was getting too use to them being here but I was not going to tell anyone that.
“I think I am going back to my room for a bit,” I said getting up from the table. My father looked up and just nodded at me. My mother smiled as I walked towards the doors but that was when Matthew got to his feet.
“I’ll come with you.” Just what I wanted, my brother continuing to go on about the night before but I had no choice in the matter as my brother followed me out of the room into the corridor and towards our bedroom. Adair was likely having more fun than we are.
“This is stupid,” I said to my father.
“You just need to concentrate, that is all, Adair,” he said to me putting his hand on my shoulder. I looked up at my father and I couldn’t help but smile as he was doing that cheeky smile which always cheered me up.
“I can’t get it though. I’ve being trying this for hours and I still can’t push you of your feet,” I said sadly.
“I find it easier to do when I am angry to be honest,” said my father.
“I don’t get angry though.”
“I didn’t much either. Try again I know you can do this, Adair. You are my son after all,” he smiled to me.
“Ok, I’ll give it another go just for you,” I smiled back.
I closed my eyes and the words just sprang out my mouth making my father shot backwards hitting the ground hard and if it wasn’t for the shield he had put around himself he may have got hurt. I smirked as my father got to his feet.
“See, you do it,” he said.
“I suppose you are right. I just need to practice and then I’ll get it in the end, hopefully,” I laughed.
“Adair,” someone called my name. I turned around to find Matthew and Luke coming towards me. Merlin smiled and put his arm around my shoulder.
“How is training going?” asked Matthew.
“Pretty good now,” said my father.
“That’s great,” Matthew smirked.
“Can Adair have a break? We were going to go for a swim,” said Luke.
“He can. I think he has done enough for now anyway. I see you boys later,” said my father as he gave me a quick hug before he headed towards the castle.
“Come on, Adair lets go,” said Matthew as he pulled me towards the lower town. I wonder where they are taking me. Only one way to find out and that is to go with it.
As we reached the lake I was glad to find Emily and Roy had shown up like I had asked them too. Maybe they were my friends after all. I just hoped they didn’t over react about me being a prince as I still hadn’t told them that part yet.
“Remember we are not princes and Adair is not a sorcerer,” I said to them as we approached them.
“Matthew you are here. We began to worry you wouldn’t show up. I am Emily and this is Roy it’s nice to meet you both,” she smiled.
“I’m Luke,” said Luke shaking Emily’s hand.
“What about you?” asked Emily to Adair.
“Oh me...yeah right I’m Adair,” he said.
Emily smiled at him before they both shook hands. “This lake is brilliant for swimming. Do you remember it Luke?” I asked.
“Of course I do. We went hunting once with dad and we went passed it and dad even showed us it,” said Luke.
|Colin Morgan||as Merlin|
|Bradley James||as Arthur|