AU where Morgana puts together Merlin’s hopeful looks and hesitations when she questions him and comes up with magic and she demands that he tells her everything he knows and they practice magic together in secret and giggle over tripping up Arthur and Morgana never becomes evil bc Merlin keeps her vindictive side in check and Merlin is less reckless bc Morgana knows how to plan and neither of them feels alone or lost
There’s like a million different ways to say “I love you.”
'Put your seat belt on.'
‘Watch your step.’
‘Get some rest.’
…you just gotta listen.