Character/s: Morgana, Arthur, Merlin, Morgause
Summary: Something crazy is going down at Merlin's house.
Word Count: 832
Prompt: #235, Chaos
Author's Notes: Writing suspense was an out-of-body experience for me
“What is what?” There was no answer. “Merlin? What’s going on?” No answer, but she could hear him talking in the background. There was a sudden scream and the phone cut off.
“Dammit!” Morgana yelled.
The door to her room opened and Arthur poked his head inside. “What’s going on?”
Morgana tossed the phone to her bed and got out of it. “It sounds like chaos is breaking out at Merlin’s house. We’ve got to get down there right away.”
“Now would be a good time to make me that sword . . .” Arthur yelled as he ran to get dressed.
Morgana pulled on her clothes from last night and dashed out of her room the same time Arthur did. Together they left the house at a run with Arthur still mumbling about the sword.
“Would you shut up about the sword already? I know where yours is but we don’t have time to get it now.”
Arthur looked hurt at that but there was little she could do about it now. Soon they passed the place where they’d had the confrontation with the tall man-thing. They briefly debated picking up Gwen but decided to leave her out of it. They didn’t want her caught up in whatever danger Merlin was facing.
They arrived at Merlin’s house to find the front door hanging from its hinges. Yelling and banging came from inside. The siblings glanced at each other before charging inside to find mayhem of all sorts—furniture and clothing strewn about, food lying spilled everywhere, and little fires burning here and there. Morgana tried not to panic and instead called out Merlin’s name.
A strangled cry came from upstairs. Morgana and Arthur took off in that direction and found Merlin in the hall staring at a blonde woman. She looked familiar to Morgana and her name came into her mind. “Morgause?”
The blonde woman looked past Merlin to Morgana and her face slid into a smile. “Sister! Come, help me defeat this wretch and together we can defeat the Once and Future King and Queen!”
“Why are you attacking my boyfriend?” Morgana cried.
“Your . . . boyfriend?” Morgause looked confused. “But don’t you hate him for what he’s done?”
“Hate him? No.” Merlin and Arthur were giving her strange looks. She shook her head and addressed Morgause again. “The past is past, Morgause. Arthur and Gwen will defeat a great evil and Merlin and I are to help and protect them.”
“You’re on his side? But don’t you want their power for yourself?”
“Their power? Morgause, I have power enough.” Morgana created a ball of light in her hand. “I’d rather enjoy the peace we’ll bring together.” She stepped up to stand next to Merlin. Arthur moved to stand next to her. “You don’t have to fight anymore.”
“I-I . . . no! You don’t understand, Morgana! None of you! If you don’t come with me then I’ll have to fight you,” Morgause said.
“Do your worst,” Arthur replied.
“I will. Astrice!”
“Scildan!” Merlin yelled. His shield spell dispersed the killing spell.
Morgause howled in anger. “Goodbye, sister.” She yelled the transport spell, and with a burst of wind, she was gone.
“Well that was just great,” Arthur commented.
Morgana and Merlin looked at him in surprise. “Wha? Are you kidding?” Merlin said. He gestured down the stairs. “It’s not your house that’s in shambles! How am I going to explain this to my parents?”
Arthur shrugged and turned to head back downstairs. Merlin and Morgana followed, hand in hand. Morgana waved her hand and the fires went out. The three friends got to work righting everything as well as they could without magic, then dug deep to remember various spells that would repair the broken and burned. After working for a couple hours, they flopped down on the fixed sofas.
“Yay,” Merlin said weakly.
A ringing began somewhere in the room. Everyone looked around for a moment before Arthur said. “Oh!” He reached into his back pocket and pulled out his mobile. “It’s Gwen! Hey Gwen, how’s it going?”
Merlin and Morgana rolled their eyes but went back to cuddling. They listened to Arthur’s side of the conversation. “You’re where? . . . Oh, yeah I guess we were going to do that this morning . . . well, we’re all over here at Merlin’s . . . it’s the craziest thing, actually. A sorceress attacked Merlin. Do you remember Morgause? . . . Oh, okay. Do you want us to come over there or do you want to come over here? . . . Sounds good. Okay, bye.” He grinned at the couple. “She’s coming over so we can have The Talk. Sound good?”
“Yeah,” Merlin replied tiredly.
They all settled back into the sofas to wait, glad the drama was over for the day, or so they hoped. They knew their path lay together and that together they could handle whatever lay in store for them.