I know we all joke about that whole "why don't you tell me about that girl... And why your walking with a limp" line, but I think it also is like, a really sweet moment.
Arthur spent two days (roughly) asking about Merlin and worrying about what had happened and then Gwen gives him a simple answer, merlin went to see a girl. Perhaps she lives back in ealdor, or in an outlying village, or maybe he's staying at her house in the lower town. All perfectly reasonable explanations. However when he asks about the girl he seems less like he expects merlin to agree with that assertion, and more like he's waiting for a correction, and when merlin doesn't give him one he prompts further, "and why your walking with a limp"
Merlin isn't limping that much, he's really not, but some strange boy came back to Camelot and Merlin was with him and there was an assassin and Merlin isn't joking or smiling, so Arthur puts some pieces together. Something happened, and Merlin was there, and he got hurt, and someone isn't telling me something and why will no one in my life just trust me? Why am I always left to beg for any intimacy with anyone? Why am I still here with my bestfreind and my wife lying to me?
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Concept: Merlin and Mordred are friends and get along, but Mordred is still completely determined to kill Arthur. That way we get interactions like -
Arthur: You...you betrayed me! I thought we were friends. You broke my heart, Mordred
Merlin: actually sire I think he stabbed your heart
Mordred *finger guns*: eyyyy
Merlin *finger guns*: eyyyy
Arthur: I am LITERALLY BLEEDING OUT RIGHT NOW -
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