Character/s: Merlin, Morgana, Hunith
Summary:Merlin dances with Morgana and his mother at the reception.
Word Count: 346
Prompt: #265, Honor
Author's Notes: Continued from last week. Enjoy! :)
Merlin and Morgana had just finished greeting all their guests in the reception hall when he heard a fanfare of music start up behind him. “Oh no,” he said.
Morgana seized his arm. “It’s time.”
Merlin swallowed hard. It the moment he had dreaded all night. Their first dance as husband and wife. He was not at all confident in his dancing skills, despite months of ballroom dance classes. “Well, I did promise to honor you and all that.”
“Yes you did, now come on.”
She led him to the middle of the dance floor, which had miraculously cleared itself. He placed a hand on her waist and took hers in his other one. They waited until the music started again then he took his first step.
Soon they were gliding across the floor. Merlin smiled in amazement; he was actually doing it without messing up.
“Looks like those lessons paid off after all,” Morgana whispered.
“It looks like it!” He grinned at his bride and continued to lead her through the song they had chosen for this. They glided across the floor like Merlin had been born to dance, and he began to believe it himself.
As the song drew to a close, cheers and clapping broke out from among the crowd. Merlin lead Morgana into a graceful spin then they both took a bow. He led her over to her father and he found his mother waiting for him with a big smile on her face.
“You look so beautiful together, Merlin,” she told him.
“Thanks, mum. I worked hard to make it look easy.”
“I know you did, and I applaud you for that. My beautiful boy, married.”
“Aw, mum. Don’t make me cry.”
Hunith blinked away tears. “This just brings me back to all my moments with you.”
Merlin laughed. “You mean all the crazy things I put you through?”
“I wouldn’t have it any other way, Merlin.”
And they danced on, each reliving pleasant memories of his childhood and looking forward to the days yet to come. Many long, happy days.