digthewriter (digthewriter) wrote in camelot_drabble,

Arthur's Next Move

Author: digthewriter
Title: Arthur's Next Move
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Arthur, Percy
Summary: Arthur drops big news.
Warnings: Angst.
Word Count: 250
Prompt: Adventure for camelot_drabble
Author's Notes: Part 24 of the "divorce!fic"

Catch up:
[Catch Up]
1. All too familiar 2. Leaving the past in the past 3. That Familiar Feeling 4. We laugh and we cry (And we break) 5. Busy was always better. 6. The need to stop the hurt 7. Despite our estrangement 8. And you would smile, and that would be enough 9. We Have To Win 10. The Calm Before The Storm 11. A Glimpse 12. The First Time 13. Risking It All 14. Comfort 15. Decisions 16. More Than This 17. The Patience Game 18. Part of the truth 19. Dodging Calls, 20. What Arthur Wants, 21. Don't Run Away Again, 22. Insecurities, 23. Full of Bad Ideas

"So you're ready to do this with him?" Percy asked, pouring Arthur one of his usuals while Arthur at on the bar stool.

Arthur had spent three nights straight in Merlin's flat. In the morning, Merlin would begrudgingly go to his studio, while Arthur went home, and looked online for job leads.

"I've no idea how long it'll last. This time," said Arthur.

"What do you mean?" Percy asked, looking surprised. "I thought this was going to be a new chapter in the Adventures of Arthur and Emrys."

Arthur shrugged. "Maybe. Maybe not. I've not told him yet, but it seems everything I want to do in my career, I've to travel overseas to do it. There are better job opportunities in Australia, and the States. The closest thing I found is Norway. There's a new firm starting, but that isn't a guarantee. If I were in the New York or Sydney, there's a possibility of moving back home after a few years. Not in Norway—that'd simply require for me to move on and one after that."

"So you're ending this before it even gets started?" Percy shook his head. "What about your friends? I know you're not particularly close with your family, but—"

"It's only for a short time," said Arthur.

"Arthur, you have to tell him."

"I know."

"Now. You have to do this as soon as possible, Arthur. I know he hurt you but you can't do the same thing to him. You can't just…leave."
Tags: *c:digthewriter, p:arthur/merlin, pt 272:adventure, rating:pg, type:drabble

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