Title: The Return
Character/s: Merlin, Morgana, Arthur
Summary: Arthur calls Merlin right when they get back from their honeymoon.
Word Count: 345
Prompt: #268, Argument
Author's Notes: Continued from last week. :)
“Hi Merlin, it’s Arthur,” Merlin heard when he picked up his phone. They’d just landed from their honeymoon trip, and evidently Arthur couldn’t wait another second to talk to him.
“Hey, Arthur,” he replied with no enthusiasm.
“It was that bad, huh?”
“No, I just didn’t expect to hear from you this soon. We just landed.”
“Is that my idiot brother?” Morgana whispered. Merlin nodded. “Well tell him to shove off.”
“I heard that,” Arthur said in his ear. “And I won’t ‘shove off.’”
Merlin rolled his eyes. “Fine. What do you want?”
“I just want to know how you two are doing.”
“Well, Arthur, we just got home. How do you think we’re doing?”
“I meant, how was the trip?”
“It was great. Really great. We laid around all day and had—”
“Let me stop you right there.”
“You wanted to know.”
Arthur sighed. “I’m sorry I asked. So you’re getting along just fine.”
“We’re closer than ever, if you know what I mean.”
“Ugh. Thanks for that visual.”
“Hey, we’ve got nothing to hide, do we love?”
“Nope, nothing at all.” Morgana chimed in.
“Do you two ever argue about anything?”
“Well, we did have a brief ‘discussion’ about where to lay on the beach for our afternoon bout of—”
“And there you go again with the TMI.”
Merlin sighed. “Was there a point to this conversation?”
“I guess not.”
“Good. Now if you don’t mind, we’re going to catch a ride home and sleep for a week since we didn’t get much on the trip.”
“Eww. I’ll leave you too it.”
“Bye Arthur.” Merlin hit “end call” on his phone. “The nerve of that guy.”
“Did you mean it about sleeping when we got home?”
Merlin grinned. “Only if you wanted to.”
Morgana licked her lips. “Oh good. Because I had this dream on the plane and I really wanted to try it out with you.”
Merlin bent down to capture her lips briefly. “Sounds good to me.”
They quickly hailed a taxi and were soon on their way home.