Based off of this post of mine where I said:
I sometimes wonder if the reason we suddenly see merlin get a new purple shirt in later seasons is because one day Arthur was like “goddamnit merlin you wear the same two shirts over and over time for a change” so my headcanon is that he decides to buy merlin a new tunic, but not just any tunic, a bright purple one. purple was a much harder color to create and far more expensive so it was often the color of royalty.
I imagine that after bickering about merlin’s poor fashion sense the day previous, merlin would awake the next day to find a brand new purple shirt on his bed with a note:
And even though Merlin had protested getting a new shirt, he’d be secretly pleased that his king took enough time and care out to pick something out for him (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
Merthur AU: Is This Something
Merlin and Arthur have been sneaking off into the night for months now. Merlin wants more, but Arthur’s marriage to Gwen is something he cannot just toss aside.
"Is this something, Arthur?" Merlin had whispered in the King’s ear as they lay bundled up under their favorite tree one night.
"It is," Arthur reassured.
"Then why won’t you say it?"
"You know what…"
Now, Merlin can’t stand by and wait; he wants more and he wants it now.
"Arthur? Do you love her?"
It is Arthur’s fate to marry Gwen. But am I supposed to do anything about it?