Title: The Future is Now (Chapter 13)
Character/s: Morgana, Arthur
Summary: Arthur visits Morgana after she was out celebrating
Prompt: 316 Overindulge
Arthur knocked on morgana's door for the second time. It was well after noon and he knew it was her day off. He knew she was there her car was in the driveway. He stood there for a moment wondering if he should go when the door opened.
Morgana stood there in pajamas and a robe looking bleary eyed. “What?”
“I wanted to ask you about something but you look like you're ill. It isn't contagious is it?” Arthur took a step back.
“No. It’s a hangover. Elena and I went out last night as a sort of farewell celebration.” Morgana glared at him. “She’s leaving, you know.”
“I suppose, I'm to blame for that?” Arthur sat down on the only chair not covered in clothes. “I never could return her feelings like she wanted me to do.”
“You broke her heart, Arthur. She has to find a way to get over you.” Morgana pushed some clothes off a chair onto the floor and sat down. “How is Gwen?”
“Gwen is fine. How’s Merlin?” Arthur grinned. “He's not still in your bed, is he?”
“No.” Morgana sighed. “He wasn't with us last night. What did you come to ask me about anyway?”
“Maybe, I should come back later when you've recovered from overindulging in spirits.” Arthur started to stand up. “You look a little green.”
“Arthur just say it…” Morgana rubbed her temples. “My head is pounding too much for your games.”
“I want to know if you want to research our family line and titles with me. You are a lady after all.” Arthur leaned forward and scowled. “Although, you look like a doxy after a stag party at the moment.”
Morgana glared at him. “Then what? We attend court with the Queen? Father has denied his title. I doubt there is anything we can do about it now.”
“Humor me. It won't hurt to do some research… Lady Morgana.” Arthur winked at her and stood up. “I'll call you with details.”
Morgana nodded. “Fine. Just go. I need coffee and some aspirin.”
Arthur glanced back at her as he was leaving. They must have had a very wild time for Morgana to be so hungover. He would have loved to have seen that.
Morgana moved slowing into the shower. She had no idea why Arthur was so interested in his titles. They had only just found out about them but Arthur seemed to be more interested than she first thought. It made no sense to her.
As the hot water fell over her body, she wondered what it would have been like to have come out and been presented to the Queen.
Lady Morgana Drake. Who was she?
Morgana turned around and took a deep breath. One thing she knew for sure, that ‘Lady’ would never overindulge in spirits or dance on a table in a nightclub.
Later that day, Arthur put in a call to a lawyer and also a genealogist who specialized in peerage. He wanted to confirm what his uncle had said and see if there was anything he needed to do or be responsible for. Unlike his father, he didn't want to turn his back on his duties as a lord.