Title: The Beginning
Character/s: Merlin, Morgana, Gwen
Summary: Merlin starts at a new school, and is lucky to run into Gwen, who introduces him to Morgana.
Word Count: 530
Prompt: 297, Longing
Author's Notes: This is the prequel to the last several drabbles I've written.
Merlin walked down the hall of his new high school. So far, he liked it. The halls were wide and bright, and most of his teachers had been kind to him. It wasn’t easy moving into an area where the same kids had been going to school together for years, so he was surprised at how friendly most of them had been.
One in particular had been nice to him. A girl called Gwen had seen him walk in looking lost and took it upon herself to direct him to the office and to his first class. He was grateful to her and was happy to see her when he walked into the cafeteria for lunch.
“Merlin, hi!” She waved to him from a table where she sat with several other students. “Come sit with us.”
Merlin gladly walked to the table where Gwen and her friends sat. He sat down in a seat across from her, and she began introducing the other students. “The blonde down there is Arthur. Across from him is Leon. Next to Leon is Gwaine, and across from him is Lance.” Here she blushed. “And this fabulous girl next to me is Arthur’s sister, Morgana.”
The girl turned to look at him and he was immediately mesmerized. She had gorgeous long, dark hair, a pale complexion similar to his, and the most unusual green eyes he’d ever seen. They were a jade color and seemed to sparkle at him. “Umm,” he said.
“I think you mean, ‘hello, Morgana,’” Gwen said. She and Gwen glanced at each other again and giggled. “Looks like you’ve got another fan.”
“It seems I do,” Morgana replied.
Merlin could hear them talking about him, but he didn’t care. Here he was, sitting close to the most beautiful girl in the school. She turned back to look at him and he feasted his eyes upon her. Gradually he came out of his awe and said, “Hi, I’m Merlin.”
“Good to meet you, Merlin. Gwen tells me you’re new here. How do you like it so far?”
“It’s much bigger than I thought it would be.” Duh, Merlin, he thought.
“We should compare classes, see if we have any in common.”
He definitely would have remembered if she had been in any of his morning classes, but he took out his schedule and rattled off his afternoon classes. It turned out that she was in every one of them. He counted himself the luckiest guy on the planet.
They ate their lunches and continued to talk. The guys even entered their conversation, and it turned out that Merlin had classes with each of them. Soon enough, the bell rang to end lunch. Morgana walked next to Merlin as they went to chuck their trash.
“Would you like to walk to class together?” She asked.
Merlin blushed. “Yeah, that would be great.”
“Good. That way I can answer any questions you have about the school or anything.”
Merlin grinned. This was perfect. He could get to know her better and find out things he needed to know. This move was turning out to be the best thing that had ever happened to him.