Title: The Email Order Bridegroom, Chapter 46b
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin
Summary: Arthur has a plan to stay in the United States. That plan is Merlin.
Warnings: Ridiculous, too short fluff.
Word Count: 183
Prompt: 231 Foreshadowing
Author's Notes: This is a continuation of The Email Order Bridegroom which starts here.
“Well, I stand corrected. You were certainly right about ”burnt to a crisp in no time flat,” Merlin grumbles half an hour later.
“It’s just the tips of your nose and ears,” Arthur answers handing him aloe gel. “I knew a parasol was a great idea. You can sport one about like a Victorian lady on an afternoon stroll. They’ll become all the rage again.”
“You’re hilarious,” Merlin says, rubbing the refrigerated gel into his hot skin.
“I’m not joking. Alabaster skin obviously needs constant monitoring and you’re pants at the job. I’m taking over.” He lifts the aloe out of Merlin’s hand. “Turn around, I think your bum is a bit red, too.”
Merlin raises an eyebrow, “Is this another ham handed attempt at sneak seduction?”
Arthur grins, leaning in for a kiss. “I’d hoped my hand on your arse would send a very clear message.”
“You two are ridiculous,” Mary calls over the wall.
“Arthur’s extra adorable when he thinks he’s being smooth,” Merlin says.
“I’ll show you smooth. Bye Mary!” Arthur laughs as he pulls Merlin into the quiet house.