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21 February 2017 @ 11:37 pm
Maybe not for Me  
Author: narlth
Title: Maybe Not for Me
Rating: G
Pairing/s:Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Arthur
Summary: Practice makes perfect. At least… That’s what people always say.
Warnings: none
Word Count: 307
Prompt: #250 - Pick Up Lines
Author's Notes: Unbeta’d



Hands crossed over his chest as a huff escaped his lips.

Eyes narrowing at his reflection, he lets his shoulders drop. Who knew the art of seduction could be so difficult.

He cleared his throat, an uncharacteristic anxiety in the tense lines of his body, before he opened his mouth and spoke.

“Do you live in a corn field?” A simple enough opening, and not one that immediately screamed his intentions. He paused for a beat, before; “because I'm stalking you.”

He squinted, head tipping forwards, just so a blond fringe could fall over his eyes. Why was this so difficult?

He shook his once, trying to recompose himself, and tried another.

“You look cold... Want to use me as a blanket?” He forced himself to remain in eye contact with his reflection, even as he felt a ever so slight warmth colour his ears.

It was, strange. That people could talk for freely of these matters.

Growing up, Uther had always taught him such conversations were to be kept private, behind locked doors, only for discussion with those for whom mutual trust and understanding of the situation was established.

Arthur scowled, turning away from the mirror, so he could pace.

Despite this, Arthur was not blind to the changes in socal conduct that had been occurring within the kingdom. Especially after his father’s passing.

He wanted to move with them. To keep up with everything that happened. Every shift and ripple.

But, more importantly than any of that. Arthur wanted to proved to Gwaine, that he most certainly knew how to and could use pickup lines, thank you very much.

And, that he could absolutely, use them to land his Mer- um, target.

Yes. He decided. Anything his unruly knight could do he could do also.

As long as he had enough time to prepare himself.

 
 
Sue White: Wasptari_sue on February 22nd, 2017 12:05 am (UTC)
Oh, Arthur, you don't need cheesy chat-up lines to land your Mer-target! You had him at hello. Love it :)
narlth on February 22nd, 2017 03:41 pm (UTC)
Hehe, if only he realised xD
schweet_heartschweet_heart on February 22nd, 2017 12:20 am (UTC)
Ahaha, this is equal parts hilarious and adorable. I can just see Arthur stressing about needing to keep up with the times, and struggling to deliver the perfect pick-up line so that Merlin his target won't be able to resist him ;)
narlth on February 22nd, 2017 03:42 pm (UTC)
:D He's so silly. If only he knew how Merlin felt about him in return.
brunettepetbrunettepet on February 22nd, 2017 01:29 am (UTC)
Oh, Arthur, stay awkward and adorable and Merlin will love you forever.
narlth on February 22nd, 2017 03:43 pm (UTC)
Yess! \o/
Bunnybunnysworld on February 22nd, 2017 04:58 am (UTC)
A challenge issued by Gwaine, how could Arthur resist. And of course Gwaine knows and wants Merlin to be with Arthur. Who shouldn't take too much time to prepare. Just go for it, Arthur!
narlth on February 22nd, 2017 03:43 pm (UTC)
He loves to mess with both xD anyone with eyes could see they're both smitten.
ajsrandomajsrandom on February 22nd, 2017 09:35 pm (UTC)
Aw Arthur! He really doesn't need those lines, does he? But we must live up to Gwaine, absolutely, LOL!
narlth on March 1st, 2017 06:16 pm (UTC)
He does not, but he thinks he does xD
archaeologist_d: Merlin and Arthurarchaeologist_d on February 22nd, 2017 11:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, I felt so sorry for Arthur, practicing like that. Hopefully Merlin will fall for it, eventually.
narlth on March 2nd, 2017 07:19 am (UTC)
Silly Arthur doesn't realise, he could say anything and still get Merlin.
emrys_mk: pic#120411055emrys_mk on February 23rd, 2017 05:05 am (UTC)

Cuteness! Arthur, stop trying to impress Gwaine, you prat! It's Merlin who matters.

narlth on March 2nd, 2017 07:20 am (UTC)
He's a bit confused, but he'll figure it out eventually.
Katie: pic#126985295eilonwy77 on February 23rd, 2017 06:24 am (UTC)
Oh, Arthur's being precious. Though, omg, the cornfield line. Until it got to the punch line, I thought he was actually going to suggest Merlin had been born in a corn field, perhaps because he was wearing veggies from the stocks. I was pleasantly surprised to see him trying to be sweet. :-)
narlth on March 2nd, 2017 07:21 am (UTC)
I laughed so much when I found that line, it was rather perfect.
aeris444: arthuraeris444 on August 1st, 2018 08:42 pm (UTC)
lol, that was funny! And useless, as Arthur doesn't need any pick up line to win Merlin's heart!