Disclaimer: I'm sad to report that I don't own BBC's Merlin or Lucas' Star Wars.
AN: Well as a long standing Merlin and Star Wars fan, it was inevitable that one day I would write a crossover despite the fact that I have way too many stories going at the moment. This takes place like a month after Merlin Series 3 and a few months after AOTC for SW. To all my fellow Americans out there I hope you have a great Memorial Day! Thank you for reading this, and I'm grateful for any feedback!
Knights From The Sky
"I sense a disturbance in the Force."
Anakin Skywalker looked up at his master Obi-Wan Kenobi curiously. "I don't sense a thing, Master."
Obi-Wan didn't say anything, but he looked out the transparisteel window seeing the starlines of hyperspace travel. Anakin's tasks at pilot were over for the moment, and the young Jedi gave the monitors a cursory glance. They were on a routine mission to a distant planet in the Outer Rim to try and detect whether the Federation had a base of operations on the planet. With any luck, the rumors would be false and they would soon be on the way to their next mission.
Obi-Wan sighed, perhaps the warning he felt in the Force was simply the warning he felt every day. The Republic was in for a rough time, these Clone Wars were not going to end soon. As much as Obi-Wan hoped there would be a swift resolution, he knew that Count Dooku wouldn't cooperate.
And then suddenly Obi-Wan felt the entire craft jerk, and the starlines faded as they were abruptly pulled from hyperspace. Anakin clutched the controls immediately, trying with all his strength to bring the ship under his control.
"What happened?" Obi-Wan demanded.
"Black hole!" Anakin gasped. "We are being pulled right for it."
"There has never been a black hole in this sector, how is that even possible?" Obi-Wan asked.
"No clue," Anakin replied, fighting even more with the control. "But we are going in!"
The young man in question was quickly brought out of his thoughts by the annoyance of his friend King Arthur. The last few weeks had been tumultuous in Camelot what with Morgana's takeover of the throne with an undead army, the fight against said army and Morgana, King Uther's passing and Arthur's coronation and marriage to Gwen. In just that short span of time Camelot had been changed forever. Merlin knew that Arthur was more than ready to be king, but he could still be a major prat.
"Yes Arthur," Merlin replied, grinning at his friend and king.
"What are you smiling about?" Arthur asked. "You are scaring away all the animals for a mile wide."
"It's just nice to be away from Camelot for a change," Merlin said honestly.
"Yes it is," Arthur said seriously, all traces of annoyance gone.
To the outsider, theirs looked like a basic master-servant relationship, but both of them knew just how much they really came to depend on each other. Theirs was a friendship that shouldn't have been allowed, and yet here they were best friends despite all odds. Only Merlin really knew the truth though, of Arthur's destiny to unite Albion with Merlin's help. Merlin knew that the time was coming soon when he would have to tell Arthur the truth of his powers.
"Do you see that?" Arthur said suddenly pointing at the sky. The sun was beginning to set which meant that they would have to return to Camelot soon. Merlin could see the outlines of the first stars, but nothing remarkable.
"The sun?" Merlin asked. "Yeah we should go back to Camelot."
"Merlin don't be such an idiot," Arthur snapped, pointing again. "Look there!"
And then Merlin could finally see what Arthur was talking about, it looked as if a star was moving. It seemed to be going fast, and brighter than any star Merlin could think of. And then right before their eyes, the star suddenly fell from the sky.
Arthur and Merlin stood spellbound watching the star's progress as it fell closer and closer to them. And then they lost sight of it, but the ground shook as the star hit the ground. They couldn't see where it landed but they could tell it wasn't far away.
Arthur finally turned away, "Mount up, we are going to investigate."
"I knew you were going to say that," Merlin complained and then to himself he added, "I have a bad feeling about this."