On With The Present

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The day continued, Harry and Gil sat down and ate the food. Uma and Willow talked about regular stuff like the crew, their parents, normal topics for the not-so normal teens. Guinevere and Laura had engaged in a conversation when they noticed three familiar faces.

"It took you three long enough, what, did you get lost in the castle?" Guinevere asked sarcastically. Arthur smiled and kissed his fiancee. Kay sat down in the empty chair. The final man gave Laura a kiss on the forehead. That man was the great Merlin.

"You must be patience, Gwen. Patience is a virtue." Merlin said, sitting his self down next to his daughter.

"Wise words from a man who is suppose to know all, but still can't use a phone." Kay joked.

"Well we can't all be as perfect as me." Merlin said sarcastically. The adults and Laura laughed which grabbed the attention of the four VKs. Uma looked at Willow with a questioning look, but Willow shrugged. Harry and Gil made their way over to the two girls.

"Who are they?" Harry asked.

"No idea, but I feel like meddling in." Uma answered.

"Wise words." Willow joked, making Uma and her laugh before standing.

"Willow." Guinevere smiled, making everyone turn to look at the two girls. Gil and Harry joined them, standing behind him.

"Hey." Laura stood up.

"Everyone this is Harry, Uma, Willow, and Gil. Willow," Laura grabbed her and pulled her to the front. "This is your uncle Kay and my father Merlin."

"Nice to meet you." Willow said awkwardly. Kay stood up with his arms open to hug Willow but she backed away. Harry put a protective arm around her while Uma stood in between them.

"Right, right it's too soon, I'm Kay, your favorite uncle." Kay said, trying to lighten up the mood.

"You're her only uncle." Arthur pointed out.

"Still better than you." Kay fired back. Everyone laughed except for the crew. It wasn't that they didn't care, it was just all weird.


I watched as Laura's dad stood from his chair and walked towards me. He had his hand out for me to shake.

"Nice to meet you." I said, but he didn't say it back. He just stared like he was in deep thought, before snapping out of it.

"Nice to meet you as well and thank you." Merlin said the last part, out of nowhere.

"You're welcome?" I questioned. I give Uma a questioning look at she returned.

"Merlin is the greatest wizard in all of Camelot." Arthur said.

"He's also headmaster of Camelot Prep. It's where the two of you will soon go." Guinevere said, gesturing at Gil and Uma with a smile.

"I have been meaning to talk to you." Merlin said, looking at me. Harry pulled me a bit closer to him.

"About?" I asked.

"Your past, losing the people you cared about the most." Now everyone seemed to start listening in, wanting to know what this was about. "Let's take a walk."

I nodded and made Harry let go of me, joining Merlin for a walk. Once we were far from ear shot,

But how do you know that? I thought to myself. How do you know anything about my past.

"Tell me about the Bane girl." He asked. How in the underworld does he know about her?

"She wasn't like any villain's kid on the Isle. That's why I became her friend, to protect her. Another old friend of mine protected her too." I spilled. For so reason, and I don't know why, I felt like I could trust him.

"Yes, of course. Sawyer Sinister." Merlin said, naming my old friend who went missing. "He's future is tough to imagine."

"How do you know about them? I've never told anyone." I asked. This is my well kept secret.

"I am the all powerful Merlin. I can see the past, present and future." Merlin explained. "And it's my job to know everything about you to protect you and your family."

I gave him a nod and looked away. Neither of us wanted to break the silence, but I had to ask,

"You told me thank you--" I started, only for Merlin to hold up a hand for me to stop.

"Let's not talk about that." Was all he said.


Soon after, Lancelot's son interrupts their peace and quiet. To Merlin, Lance is nothing but trouble, but the great wizard kept himself in check.

"Lance, how are you?" Merlin asked nicely, but Lance completely ignored him and looked at Willow.

"Can I have a chat with you?" He asked, Willow looked at Merlin and he gave a nod.

"Go ahead. I have a few things to take care of." Merlin gave small before leaving. Willow should have made up an excuse, didn't really feel like talking Lance. Lance gave her smile, but it wasn't a smile that most would think is sweet. This smile was different, it made Willow uncomfortable by the minute.

"Our fathers are best friends and there is no doubt that we will be too. That's why I'm going to give you a chance." Lance said.

"Chance for what?" Willow asked.

"To dump that pirate and date me." Was all he said, Lance seemed confident.

"Excuse me?" Willow said softly, wondering if she misheard.

"You heard me, I'll be able to support you and your bastard children. The only way that pirate will get what you need is if he has to steal it." Bastard what-now?

"You've got a lot of guts to come up and tell me what to do and on top of that, calling me babies bastard." She said sternly. "You better turn away before I put a whole world of hurt on you."

Lance gave her a disbelief look. "You can't reject me. I'm the son of Lancelot."

"And I'm the daughter of King Arthur. I can do what I want, and you are not on my list." He scoffed in totally disbelief, looked away for a moment before turning back.

"You'll regret turning me down." Lance growled. Willow glared at him.

"Is that a threat?" She asked. Lance gave a smirk, it was cold, almost wicked in some way.

"No-- it's a promise." And just like that, Lance walked off leaving a stunned Willow alone.


For anyone who reads Truly Enchanted, the publishing date for book two is on July 13th.

Sorry for any errors, I was in a hurry. Sorry it's so late, but I'm stressed. Also if you have a Quotev account, then go check out a story that I'm doing with a friend, it's called Hocus Pocus 2.0.

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