Summary: What if, instead of juggling for Queen Annis, Merlin had played the viol and sang for the court? This is how if probably would have gone down.
Warnings: No warnings
Spoilers: No major ones. This is, however, a tag to Season 5 Episode 1 so maybe a little spoilers.
I know technically violins were not invented until later, but there were instruments called viols around, so for the sake of this story I'm going to make Merlin use the viol, but he will make a few "adjustments" to it to make it sound and play like a violin.
For a reference I used the video by Sefa Emre Ilikli doing the violin cover to Lady Gaga's song Applause. He is amazing so I suggest listening to the video while you read it. It'll just make this fic flow better and help you with the visual as well.
Anything in bold and italics are lyrics to the song Merlin is singing. The song, if you didn't already gather from the summary, is Lady Gaga's Applause.
Disclaimer: I do not own the son