Its set just before the years of Camelots Golden Age- in between Series 3 and 4. Young Druid girl Lírio arrives in Camelot as Guias's apprentice soon after her arrival she meets the warlock Merlin..........


6. Midnight

Lírio lay awake in her bed staring up at the stars through the open window. After a while she sighed and got up, put on her shoes and walked out the door. As soon as the door closed Merlin's eyes opened and he flung the bedclothes off already fully dressed with his shoes on. He opened the door of his room just in time to see the door close at the far end of the main room; he stepped out and was half way across the when a grunting noise made him jump round- it was only Gaius snoring, Merlin shook his and closed the door quietly behind him.

Lírio had been walking for ages Merlin thought in the woods and wondered who she was going to meet, just at that point she stopped and sat down on a old log but as soon as she sat down she stood up again walked around gathering twigs and branches from the forest floor and then stripped then of their bark to make a smokeless fire. She made a circle with some stones and dumped the twigs in the middle of them. Lírio then sat back down and looked at the twigs, suddenly they lept alight and Merlin jumped back in shock his feet cracking a stick, the girl quickly turned around and called "Merlin!" ,accepting that he could not hide Merlin stepped out from the trees and into the fire light.

"How did you know it was me" he asked

Lírio smiled "I didn't but since you weren't asleep when I left you had probably heard me and followed"

"How did you know I wasn't asleep."

"Your breathing wasn't even."

Merlin wasn't even going to asked how she knew this and decided to sit down next to her.

"You have magic." he said it wasn't a question just a statment



Lírio sighed and began..... 


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