Zacharias curled his fingers around Merlin's, in a grip that was always gentle. He didn't want Merlin to be scared of him, and was intent on making sure that he wasn't. Chasing away those fears, however he could.
"Come here," he murmured, and he drew Merlin next to him, and slipped an arm around his waist, drawing out his wand with his other hand. He Apparated them then, the lurching feeling churning through them as they were transported.
And moments later they appeared on a sprawling property. A house in the distance, and fenced fields that spread forever, standing next to a large stable building.