As Arthur crossed towards his chambers, a familiar figure appeared next to him.
‘Look on the bright side,’ said Merlin, picking up Arthur’s mood and trying to obliterate it with boyish enthusiasm. ‘You’ve still got me.’
Arthur snorted. ‘Is that supposed to cheer me up?’
Merlin pretended to be hurt. ‘Well,’ he said, ‘I thought it might…’
Arthur couldn’t help but grin; truth be told, he’d be lost sometimes without Merlin’s relentless optimism.
‘You really are a complete idiot, aren’t you, Merlin?’ he smiled.
267 ~ From the book ‘Lancelot and Guinevere’ by Martin Day