Title: Good News
Character/s: Merlin, Morgana
Summary: Morgana has some good news to share with her husband, Merlin.
Word Count: 590
Prompt: 296, Revelation
Author's Notes: A prequel to last week's drabble. :)
Morgana woke up the same time Merlin did that morning, though she’d gotten to sleep much later than he had. She had been contemplating some news she had to give him and the way she wanted to reveal it to him. Once she’d figured that out, she was able to sleep.
They sat at breakfast together, sipping coffee and contemplating their toast. Finally Morgana spoke up, “Let’s go out to a nice dinner tonight.”
Merlin looked up in interest. “That sounds like a good idea. Where did you have in mind?”
“That place a couple of streets down from Arthur and Gwen’s? The Italian place.”
“Of course. You know I love that restaurant.”
“Great! Then it’s a date.”
He kissed her briefly as he got up to refill his coffee cup. “I’m looking forward to it.”
Morgana smiled. Hopefully he’d like her news. She was quite excited herself, but also nervous. It would bring changes to their lives, but also a lot of joy. She got up to finish getting ready for work, kissing Merlin on the way back to their bedroom.
That evening, Morgana got home before Merlin, which was a rarity for them. She freshened up and changed her clothes to a new dress she’d gotten for a special occasion. Well, tonight was a special occasion, so she put it on and redid her makeup. By the time she was done, Merlin was home. He came into the bedroom, saw what she was doing, and gave her a hug.
“Ready to go?” he asked.
“Just about.” She fastened pearl earring in her ears the turned around. “Now I’m ready.”
Merlin smiled and held out his arm. “Shall we?”
She smiled back. “Most definitely.”
She took his arm and he led her out to his car. As they drove, they talked about their days at work and what their friends were up to. Soon they arrived at the little restaurant, parked, then entered, hand in hand.
After they sat, they each looked at their menus and ordered their favorites. Morgana contemplated how to deliver her news, then decided she’d wait until they were done eating. This way they could celebrate with one of the delectable desserts on the menu.
They both enjoyed their meals, Morgana finishing before Merlin. She couldn’t wait any longer and took his hand before he could take another bite. He looked up at her, a question in his eyes. She smiled and opened her mouth to speak. “Merlin, I have some wonderful news.”
“What is it? Did you finally get that promotion? See, I knew you could do it!”
Morgana rolled her eyes. “No, Merlin, I got that promotion weeks ago and told you about it. What I have to say is much more exciting than that.”
“All right. I’ll shut up and let you get to it.” He gestured for her to continue.
“Merlin, I, no, we are going to have a baby.”
Merlin’s mouth fell open. “Are you serious?”
“As a heart attack.” She reached for her purse. “I can prove it.”
“No, that’s ok. I believe you.” He took her other hand and squeezed it. “It’s so exciting, isn’t it?”
She nodded. “And scary. But I think we’re ready.”
“I think we are, too.” He leaned across the table to kiss her. “Let’s celebrate by getting dessert.”
“Mm, I was hoping you’d suggest that.”
They both enjoyed dessert, then eventually returned home to enjoy dessert of a different kind, reveling in their love for each other and for the life they’d created.