Title: Our Year
Character/s: Merlin, Morgana
Summary: The couple looks back on their eventful year.
Word Count: 339
Prompt: #243, Looking Back
Author's Notes: The latest installment of my Twist on Fate series.
“I remember when you first came to Camelot,” Morgana said. “You got out of that car and just looked around like you hadn’t seen a castle before.”
“In my defense, I hadn’t. Not an intact one,” Merlin replied.
They were cuddled up on Morgana’s sofa, watching the flames dance in her electric fireplace. As the year was ending, they’d decided to take a few minutes to look back on it and everything that had happened.
“I remember thinking, ‘who is that gorgeous creature?’”
“You did not.”
“It’s true! I had an odd feeling we’d be working together despite the fact that you’d be working with Gaius. Don’t ask me.”
Merlin blushed. “Well, you were right, weren’t you? You had no idea just how close though.”
“Very true.” She leaned up to press their lips together briefly. “I was amazed at how you saved Arthur. Everyone was.”
“Well, I couldn’t let the prat die.”
“I suppose not. Remember your first lesson with me?”
He coughed. “You mean when I nearly set your hair on fire? Yeah, that was embarrassing. But not as embarrassing as when you distracted me on my first day at work.”
“Hey, I was just seeing how you’d react to that kind of stimulus. It was research.”
“Sure it was.”
“But that wasn’t nearly as much fun as our first date.”
Merlin groaned. “The ball. I thought I’d make a fool of myself dancing.”
“But you didn’t. And now look where we are.” She twined their left hands and held them toward the firelight. Her diamond sparkled. “Engaged and soon to be married.”
“You definitely surprised me with that.”
“I could tell. But if I’d left it up to you I’d probably still be waiting.”
Merlin rubbed the back of his neck. “Yeah, probably. But I knew I wouldn’t regret saying ‘yes.’”
“You’d better not.”
“Not now, not ever.” He leaned down to kiss her thoroughly. Their passion mounted quickly and soon they were totally wrapped up in each other.
Midnight came and went without their noticing.