Title: The First Time
Character/s: Arthur, Morgana, Merlin
Summary: When Arthur first saw someone he liked.
Word Count: 415
Prompt: PROMPT 259 for camelot_drabble
Author's Notes: Part 12 of the "divorce!fic"
I'm sort of referencing the first iPhone in this story as you could take pics from it but couldn't email or text them to people. My obsession with SmartPhones knows no bounds and I legit know every piece of technology from the Blackberry to the android circa 2007.
At sixteen when Arthur found out he had a half-sister, he was quite excited about it. He'd had a lonely childhood and his father was always working. But when he met Morgana, he was slightly disappointed. He'd hoped his sister would be more down to earth, someone he could share his secrets with, but if anything, Morgana was self-centred and always using her status to get whatever she wanted.
He hated having to go to school with her, waiting with her for his father's car to come and pick them up, and take them home.
Morgana fit in well with all the girls he knew, the ones that care more about who they knew than what they did or who they affected.
Once, when the driver had sent a text saying he was stuck in traffic and was going to be almost an hour late, Arthur waited in a classroom with Morgana where she was on her phone the entire time. She was taking pictures of them and said she couldn't wait to get home and download them on her computer before putting them up on facebook.
He rolled her eyes at her and walked away. If he was going to wait for the driver, he might as well wait outside in the sun, enjoying the weather. For once, it wasn't raining.
His eyes landed on a group of boys riding around on their skateboards, trying to one-up each other, and Arthur particularly took an interest in the bloke that seemed to be their leader.
His hair was slicked back, his ears pierced, and his jeans hung low. Arthur admired the way the boy's body moved with the board, as if he was controlling the air around him. He tried a 360-flip and the first attempt went well but the second one , he landed on his arse. His friends laughed at him, but much to Arthur's surprise, the bloke was laughing with them.
Then he turned and caught Arthur's gaze. He smiled at Arthur as Arthur suddenly felt self-conscious. The bloke stood up, said something to his friends who continued with their tricks, as the boy simply looked at Arthur.
They stared at each other for a while and Arthur was just about to get up, cross the distance between them, and say hi to him when Morgana's voice reached him.
Their car was there and she dragged Arthur towards it, and Arthur wondered if he'd ever see that boy again.
He hoped he did.
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