Title: The Future Is Now (Chapter 2)
Pairing/s: none yet
Character/s: Morgana, Merlin, Arthur,, Gaius,, Balinor
Summary: Morgana discovers she has magick. There is a clue to locating the Once and Future Queen
Word Count: 968
Prompt: 96 Revelation
Author's Notes: New Series
“Merlin why don't you get us a table. I need to call your father to let him know you made it here in one piece.” Gaius pointed over to a corner table. “That looks like a good spot.”
Merlin nodded and went to sit down as Gaius went outside to make the call.
Gaius didn't have long to wait for the line to be picked up.
“Did it work?” Balinor asked.
“Yes. A little too well. Arthur felt it too.” Gaius looked around. “We may have another problem.”
“What is it?”
“Morgana may have magick too.” Gaius looked at the ground. “We didn't count on that.”
“You didn't but I thought this might happen. Morgan Le Fay was a sorceress in the old tales. She was Arthur's sister. Morgana is his sister in this incarnation. It makes sense.”
Gaius looked into the tea shop window. “I think Morgana may be smitten with Merlin.”
Balinor laughed. “Better she's with us than against us. My son could use a good shag. He's wound a bit too tight. Let’s just see what unfolds.”
Gaius sighed. “I better go. Balinor, I almost forgot. Have you found her?”
“No. Not yet. We don't know for sure that she's in this lifetime. Dont worry Gaius. I'll keep looking for the queen. If shes here, I will find her.”
‘I really must go. Merlin is a still a bit shaken. He didn't think anything would happen.”
“Tell my boy to be strong. We must trust his instincts. Take care of him Gaius.”
“I will.” Gaius disconnected the call. He took a deep breath and went inside.
Arthur carried three cups of tea over to Merlin at the table. He put them on the table and sat down. “So, I here you went to Oxford. I was at Cambridge myself. I wonder why we haven't heard about you until recently.”
“I can't say.” Merlin pulled a cup of tea over to him. “I've heard a lot about you.”
Arthur grinned. “Good or bad?”
Merlin shrugged. He looked over at the counter. “Shes pretty. I don't usually go for the wild ones but there is something intriguing about her.”
Arthur frowned. “Elena? The blonde?”
“No Morgana with the long dark hair.” Merlin smirked. “I like how it draws my eyes to that lovely bum of hers. Very intriguing.”
“That's my sister.” Arthur wrinkled his nose. “She said you were delicious.”
Merlin laughed. “Sorry.” He took a sip of his tea. “I have an appointment with your father in the morning. Any tips?”
“Yes, don't tell him his daughter has a lovely bum.” Arthur laughed. “She is available, you know. He last boyfriend went into the army.”
Merlin glanced over. “His loss is my gain.”
Gaius came over and sat down. “I see that you two are getting on.”
Morgana walked over with a tray of sandwiches. She smiled at Merlin. “I thought you might be hungry.”
Arthur chuckled. “You just want to see if he noticed you.”
Morgana glared at Arthur. “I'm just being nice.”
Arthur nodded with a smug grin. “Because he's delicious.”
Morgana's eyes glowed and Arthur’s cup exploded in his hand.
Arthur jumped up. “What the bloody hell?”
Elena came running with a towel. “The cup must have had a crack in it. Here let me help you.”
Arthur stepped away from her. “I think I should just go home and change. Good to meet you Merlin.” Arthur left still covered in tea.
“I'll get the broom and clear this up.” Elena hurried off.
Merlin reached out his hand to Morgana. “Sit down.”
“I have to get back to the kitchen.” Morgana shook her head.
Merlin grabbed her by the hand. “I know you did that to the cup and you're frightened. Sit down.”
“I didn't …” Morgana sat down. “How do you know?”
“It's in your eyes. You have magick and when you use it, your eyes have a golden shimmer in them.”
“I don't believe you.” Morgana looked at Gaius. “Your nephew is mental.”
“Watch my eyes.” Merlin held out his hand and a small flamed appeared in his palm when his eyes glowed.
Morgana gasped. “Magick isn't real.”
“You and I.” Merlin closed his hand. “We were born with it.”
“But nothing has ever happened before today.” Morgana looked at Gaius. “My nightmares. I really can see into the future.”
“Yes.” Gaius nodded. “Please don't tell anyone about this until we know the extent of it.”
“What caused me to be able to use it like that?” Morgana asked.
“Arthur and I shook hands.” Merlin picked up a sandwich. “There is an ancient prophecy that said when the Once and Future King and the most powerful sorcerer of all time are reunited magick will be brought back into the world.”
“You and Arthur?” Morgana laughed. “You are mental.”
“Its true. It was foretold before their birth.” Gaius sighed. “Just as your magick was foretold as well. Morgan Le Fay.”
“Bloody hell!” Morgana shook her head. “If Arthur is the Once and Future King then he has to have a queen, right?”
“We can't find her.” Gaius looked at the sandwich plate. “We don't even know where to begin to look. She may not have been born.”
“I know where she is.” Morgana looked at them. “Cardiff Hospital. She's a nurse in the cancer ward. I've seen her in my dreams. I didn't know who she was or why I was seeing her until now. It has to be her. Arthur knows she's out there. Thats why hes never been in a long term relationship.”
Merlin looked at Gaius. “Morgana and I should go find this woman she seeing. If she's the queen, we should know straight away.”
Gaius shook his head. “Maybe not. I have a better idea. Here's my plan….”