Title: First Day
Character/s: Morgana, Arthur, Merlin
Summary: It's Morgana and Arthur's first day of high school.
Word Count: 441
Prompt: #259, Posh Pendragons High School AU (Artist Appreciation)
Author's Notes: This was a fun one to fill. :)
“C’mon, Arthur! Cheer up. It’s our first day of high school,” Morgana said as she snapped yet another selfie of herself.
“I don’t see what’s so great about it. Father has us away from all our friends,” Arthur replied.
Morgana flipped her hair again. “But brother mine, this is the perfect opportunity to meet new ones.” She pointed across the room. “Look at that guy and girl talking across the room. He looks like he plays footie and she looks like she could be into art. Two things you really like.”
Arthur lifted his head up enough off his folded arms so he could glance in the direction Morgana had pointed. “Hmm, I guess.”
“Well? Get up and go introduce yourself.”
Arthur put his head back down. “Don’t feel like it.”
“Fine. I’ll do it.”
Morgana made to get up, but Arthur threw out an arm and pulled her back down. “Don’t even think about it.”
“You know, you’re really being a pain right now.”
They both flinched when the door banged open. A tall, lanky dark-haired young man tripped into the room. “Sorry!” he gasped out, and rose gingerly. “I’m okay.”
“Hi, Merlin,” the girl across the room said.
“Hey, Gwen,” he called back. He began walking toward Arthur, where the only empty desk sat.
“Oh, great,” Arthur murmured under his breath.
Morgana whacked his arm. “Shush!”
Merlin slumped down into the seat. “Hi there, I’m Merlin. You must be new here.”
“Yeah,” Morgana replied. “I’m Morgana and this is my half-brother, Arthur.”
Merlin grinned. “Great to meet you!” He stuck out his hand to Morgana, who shook it. He then moved it to Arthur.
Arthur reluctantly sat up and shook his hand. From this close, he could see that Merlin’s ears stuck out a bit. He wanted to giggle but restrained himself. “Do you always enter a room so dramatically?”
To his surprise, Merlin laughed heartily. “Oh, that. No, not always. But enough times that everyone here is used to it.”
Arthur poked at Merlin’s arm. “Are you for real?”
“I am. And I can tell we’re going to be really good friends.”
Morgana chuckled. “I like you, Merlin. You’ll be good for Arthur.”
“Excuse me?” Arthur interjected.
“Don’t mind him. He’s just grumpy that our father moved us to this school.”
“It’s one of the best,” Merlin said.
“I know. And I’m glad to be here, to make new friends, such as yourself.”
Merlin flushed. “Thank you. I hope you’ll enjoy your time here.”
Morgana glanced at Arthur. “Oh, I think we will, won’t we Arthur?”
Arthur gave her a half-smile. “It’s looking up already, sis.”