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13 February 2018 @ 03:58 pm
Unexpected  
Author: ajsrandom
Title: Unexpected
Rating: G
Pairing/s: Merlin/Morgana
Character/s: Merlin, Morgana
Summary: Merlin gets Morgana some Valentine's presents but doesn't expect the reception he gets at home.
Warnings: non
Word Count: 374
Prompt: 300, Unkept Promises
Author's Notes: :)
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Merlin walked into his home to find Morgana standing there with their daughter. She looked angry, and the baby was wailing loudly. “What is it, Morgana?” he asked, totally bewildered.

“What is it? What IS it?” She replied, glowering. “You promised to come home early so I could go out and do the shopping. And here it is, six o’clock and you’re just crawling through the door.” And just to add emphasis, the baby wailed even louder.

Merlin nearly dropped the items he held in his hands. “Oh my goodness, I totally forgot!” He put the items down on the nearby table and took the baby from her. “I’m so, so sorry Morgana!”

Morgana looked a little mollified. “Thank you.” She glanced at the items on the table. “What are those?”

“Oh.” He picked up the roses with his free hand. “I stopped to buy you presents since it’s Valentine’s Day.” He handed her the roses and picked up the big heart-shaped box of chocolates. “Here. I know how much you love chocolate.”

She took the box from him. “Merlin, I . . . I don’t know what to say.” She put the roses and chocolates back down on the table. “Thank you.” She threw her arms around him, squeezing both him and their daughter tightly. She pulled back a moment later. “I’m sorry I blew up at you. I totally forgot it was Valentine’s Day.”

“Apology accepted.” He smiled. “So are you going to go shopping now or do you want to sit and enjoy your chocolates while I entertain our daughter?”

“You know what? I think I’ll sit and enjoy these chocolates.” She gave him a quick kiss.

“You do that.” He looked down at the baby, who had stopped crying. “Come on, Eliana, let’s go cook up some dinner.”

The little girl giggled and they were off to the kitchen, rummaging through cupboards.

Morgana just shook her head fondly and grabbed the box of chocolates. She plopped herself down on the couch and tore off the wrapping. Next, she took one out and crammed it into her mouth, enjoying the chocolatey goodness as she listened to Merlin singing to Eliana. She smiled in contentment, loving how Merlin turned around her day.
 
 
katie: pic#128121202pelydryn77 on February 15th, 2018 03:10 pm (UTC)
Aww, it's sure a good thing that Merlin can be such a sweetie! But this is such an accurate depiction of marriage... Failure and success mixed in side by side. It's so hard not to screw up sometimes, no matter how well-meaning you are.
ajsrandomajsrandom on February 15th, 2018 08:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I think Merlin has an instinctive need to help others and that certainly comes in handy within a marriage. I think if we all cultivated this kind of need, our marriages would last longer. After all, it's not 50/50, it's 100/100.