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During one of the many years of Merlin waiting for Arthur, Merlin had stopped by a playground. He sat down on one of the benches, his old feet aching. Then, this little girl in a blue dress and pigtails came over to him.
"Why are you here?" she asked in a curious tone. "You look too old to play on the playground."
Merlin was still surprised by her approach, but answered softly, “I’m waiting for my soulmate.”
"What’s a soulmate?"
"It’s like a best friend but more.
It’s the one person in the world who knows you better than anyone else.
That someone who makes you a better person.
No, actually they don’t make you a better person.
You do that by yourself because they inspire you.
A soul mate is someone you carry with you forever.
It’s one person who knew you, accepted you and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would.
And no matter what happens,
you’ll always love them and nothing could ever change that.” Merlin explained to the curious, little girl.
"What is their name?" The girl questioned further as she took a seat next to Merlin.
"His name is Arthur, and some day, I will get to see him again."