Title: The Future is Now (Chapter 12)
Pairing/s: past Lance/Gwen, Arthur/Gwen
Summary: Lance comes back only to find that Gwen has moved on.
Word Count: 584
Prompt:310. Song Prompt: “Roundabouts” by Michael Patrick Kelly
Lance looked at his final paycheck from the construction job he had taken in York. They had only kept him on for the one project because the zoning permits didn't go through as expected on the bigger project. Now, he was without a job and a wife.
Lance got into his car and drove straight through to Cardiff. He was hoping that Gwen would be missing him by now and would want him to come home.
Lance pulled up in front of the building and looked around. He saw her car parked just down the street. Lance picked up the bouquet of roses in the seat next to him and started to get out of the car but stopped when he saw Gwen come out holding hands with a tall blonde man.
Gwen was laughing as she tugged the man along with her to her car. Lance hadn't seen her smile like that in a long time. He sat and watched her and the man kiss then get into her car.
Lance sighed. This wasn't what he thought would happen. He hadn't gotten a text or a call but he just thought she was busy with work. He never imagined that she was already seeing someone else.
Lance was heartbroken. Gwen didn't look miserable like he expected. It was if she hadn't thought of him at all after he left.
Arthur got into the passenger seat and grinned at Gwen. “Where are we going?”
“We are going to the Dragon's egg. I feel like some tea.” Gwen smiled and started the car.
“You had tea at home. Why must we see my sister and ruin my mood?” Arthur leaned back in the seat. “She and my new assistant are shagging you know.”
“We are shagging.” Gwen giggled. “I don't see the relevance.”
“We just shagged one time. I heard Merlin and Morgana are like bunnies.” Arthur smirked.
Gwen laughed. “Who told you that?”
“Elena caught them in the storage room. I just happened by right after. Right there, next to the tea and the biscuit ingredients.” Arthur made a disgusted face. “That can't be sanitary.”
“Arthur!” Gwen laughed.
“Morgana did say he was delicious.” Arthur chucked. “I think he looks like a long lost love child of one of the Beatles’ Ringo, maybe, or George. Morgana likes the long haired scruffy type.”
“I wouldn't call him delicious but he is quite handsome.” Gwen glanced over in time to see Arthur pout. He’s not as fit as you.”
“Nice save.” Arthur grinned.
Gwen pulled into the car park just down from the tea shop and shut off the engine. “Be nice to your sister. She's the reason we met.”
“Mm… Morgana never does anything nice without a reason. I wonder what it is.” Arthur frowned. “And if we will like it.”
“Arthur, I’m sure she did it just to be nice.” Gwen leaned over and kissed him. “Now, let's go inside, shall we?”
Arthur opened the car door. “You’ll see. I know my sister.”
Gwen got out and took Arthur’s hand as they walked to the shop.
Lance sat in his car for ss while trying to decide what to do. There was nothing for him here. Not even the one thing he had hoped for. Lance pitched the flowers out the car window and drove away.
He would have to find his happiness somewhere else because it wasn’t with Gwen any more. She had moved on and it was time he did as well.