Summary: Arthur’s agreed to come to the druids’ camp so that he can see this 'Emrys' the prophecy talks about and unite their lands. But Emrys won’t meet him. Instead, Arthur’s been left with this young druid called Merlin that parades around half-naked and smiles too much. At first, Arthur feels as though there’s no much more to him than just that, but later on he discovers that he’s been wrong all along and that Emrys has been closer to him than he thought.
Author's notes: Written for merlinreversebb for prompt number #1003. This was the first time I’ve participated in this fest and it’s been brilliant! It’s been an honor having a fanart from amphigoury. Aside from that, a million thanks to both pendragonns and untiltimeends for looking the fic over so thoroughly, for your suggestions and for being wonderful betas! A quick thanks to the mods for organising this awesome fest and being so nice, too. More notes on AO3.