Title: The Future Is Now (Chapter 7)
Character/s: Morgana, Elena
Summary: Elena realizes that Arthur will never love her the way she wants him to.
Word Count: 932
Prompt: 301 Heartbreak
Author's Notes: Heartbreak Month
Gwen walked into the Dragon’s Egg and walked to the counter. “Hello!”
“May I help you?” Elena asked. “We have orange sponge cake today. We make it here.”
“That sounds lovey. I have a coupon.” Gwen pulled one of the cards Morgana left out of her pocket. She handed it to Elena. “I’d like some of that sponge cake and a small pot of the orange pekoe.”
“I’ll get that for you. Is this to go?” Elena looked at the coupon.
“No. I have plenty of time today. It’s my day off.” Gwen looked around and saw a table near the window. “This looks like a good spot.”
Morgana came out of the kitchen and smiled. “It’s Gwen, isn’t it?”
“Yes.” Gwen smiled. “Morgana, right?”
Morgana nodded. “If I had known you were coming, I would have had my brother come to meet you.”
Elena glanced in Morgana’s direction. She was curious as to why Morgana was introducing Arthur to someone when Morgana knew how Elena felt about him. She went into the kitchen to make the tea.
“Today is my day off. Maybe you could ring him.” Gwen shrugged.
Morgana pulled her mobile out of her apron pocket. “I’ll just send him a text.” She sent a text to Arthur to get there as soon as possible. “He will be here soon.”
“Thanks.” Gwen reached into her bag and pulled out her wallet.
“Gwen!” Morgana waved her hands. “Don’t bother with that. It’s on the house today. Meeting with Arthur is payment enough.”
“Thank you. I’ll be over here.” Gwen motioned to the table she had seen previously.
Elena looked up when Morgana came back into the kitchen. “Who is that and why is she meeting with Arthur?”
“Her mother was the nurse that saved Arthur from dying when he was born.” Morgana glanced back at the doorway. “She came to tell him what her mother told her about it.”
“Where is her mother?” Elena asked as she cut the sponge cake.
“She died.” Morgana put together a plate of different kinds of small sandwiches. “Take this to her too.”
“Okay.” Elena put it on the tray with the cake.
The bell on the door rang.
“Morgana!” Arthur called out to her as he leaned on the counter.
Gwen looked up and the strangest feeling hit her. The man at the counter made her heart flutter. “Excuse me! Are you Arthur Drake?”
Arthur turned to look in the direction of the voice. He blinked in surprise as he looked at the woman. She was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen.
Morgana came out of the kitchen. She smirked when she saw the look on her brother’s face. “Arthur, I see you found her.”
“What?” Arthur frowned at Morgana.
Morgana smiled. “Arthur Drake, this is Gwen Dulac. Her mother was the nurse that was at your birth. Remember? I told you about her.”
“Right. It’s nice to meet you.” Arthur went over to the table and held out his hand to her.
“It’s nice to meet you too.” Gwen took his hand and a shiver went down her spine.
Arthur sat down without letting go of Gwen’s hand.
They stared at each other without saying a word until Elena brought the tray of tea and food.
Arthur glanced at Elena but he very quickly turned back to Gwen. “I feel as if I have always known you.”
Gwen nodded. “It’s odd but I feel the same.”
Elena very quickly took the food off the tray and nearly ran back towards the kitchen. She dropped the tray on prep table and went into the storage room.
Elena sat down on a box and pulled a tissue out of her pocket then started to cry. Arthur had never looked at her like he had just looked at Gwen. All this time, she had such strong feelings for hem and Arthur was oblivious to her.
Morgana walked in and sat down on a box across from Elena. “What’s wrong?”
“Nothing. I’m just being silly.” Elena wiped her tears. “I guess I needed to see it for myself. Arthur will never look at me like that no matter who much I want him to.”
“Elena, you are a very special person.” Morgana reached out and rubbed Elena’s arm. “You’re just not the one Arthur is meant to be with.”
“And she is?” Elena glared at Morgana.
“Yes.” Morgana sighed. Remember, I told you that I have dreams and sometimes they come true.”
“Yes.” Elena frowned. “You saw them together in your dreams?”
“Before, I even met her.” Morgana bit her lip for a second. “Sometimes, what I see is just a mash up of images that don’t make sense but when I saw her. She was clear as glass and I have seen her with Arthur.”
Elena shook her head. “You know I don’t believe you can see the future. No one can. Morgana, I just have to face it. Arthur doesn’t even see me as someone he could love. I am nothing to him and he… he means everything to me.”
“Elena, I wish I could have spared you this heartbreak but you have always known that Arthur wasn’t interested in you. He made it clear to you.”
Elena shook her head and wiped her tears again. “It just makes my heart break over and over again each time I see him.”
“Take your time to settle down.” Morgana got up and hugged her before going back into the kitchen.
Elena started to cry harder when Morgana was out of sight.
Why cant she be the one Arthur looks at just once. Elena buried her face in her hands and sobbed.