Character/s: Merlin, Morgana, OC
Summary: Merlin comes home to find loud music coming from his house.
Word Count: 294
Prompt: 298, Cure
Author's Notes: Back to the future.
Merlin parked his car in front of their house then got out and walked up the sidewalk to the front door. He could hear loud music blaring from inside and unlocked the door as quickly as he could.
A wall of sound hit him as he walked inside and quickly shut the door behind him. Blasting from the sound system was none other than The Cure’s “Lullaby,” extended mix. He gazed around the room until he found Morgana and baby in the armchair rocker, rocking slowly to the beat of the music.
“What—?” He got out before Morgana held up a hand to stop him from speaking. She beckoned to him, so he crossed the room to kneel at her side.
“This is the only thing that’s calmed her down all day,” she whispered.
“The Cure?” He whispered back.
“The Cure,” she confirmed with a nod. “I tried the baby music we bought, jazz, pop, rock, classical . . . but nothing worked until I found this. I’d forgotten I had it.”
Merlin blinked. The Cure was literally the cure to their baby’s happiness. How often does that happen? “Well, I’m glad something worked. Are you all right? Do you want me to take her?”
“No, you’ll wake her. I’ll just sit like this until she wakes. Then you can take her.”
“Do you want anything? A cup of tea?”
“No, I’d better not. It took a really long time to get her like this and I’d really rather just enjoy the silence.”
“Got it.” Merlin stood and kissed Morgana on the forehead. She deserved a lot for staying home with their daughter, but if this was what she wanted, he’d give it to her. He loved her that much and always would.