Title: The Future Is Now (Chapter 16)
Pairing/s: Arthur/Gwen, Merlin/Morgana
Summary: Merlin tells Arthur about the prophecy
Word Count: 802
Prompt: 320. Eavesdrop
Merlin was halfway through the stack of work on this desk when his phone rang. He picked it up and sighed before he answered it.
“What is it Gaius? I’m busy.”
“I need you to tell Arthur about the prophecy. I think it's time he knows.”
“He's going to think I’m a nutter.” Merlin stretched. “He's not going to believe me. He won't be king and he can't run for public office because he's a lord.”
“The prophecy doesn't really say he will be king. It does say that he will bring magick back to the world and restore hope to the people. We just assumed he would be king or PM.”
Merlin sighed. “He's still going to think I’m mental. I will need to show him the scroll.”
“Bring him by tonight. I have it with me.”
“Fine. Half past eight?”
“I'll be waiting.” Gaius disconnected the call.
Merlin stood up and put his mobile in his pocket. He went to Arthur’s office and knocked on the door.
“Arthur, I need to tell you something. It's important.”
Arthur looked up. “Morgana's pregnant, isn't she?”
“What?! No!” Merlin shook his head. “It's something to do with you and me.”
Arthur squinted at Merlin. “You're in love with me and you are using Morgana to get close to me? Thats it, isn't it?”
“No!” Merlin laughed. “Stop talking and let me tell you.” Merlin came in and sat down. “I need to tell you about a prophecy that was written in the time of King Arthur's reign.”
“King Arthur is just a made up king. He was never real.” Arthur soffed. “My mother loved the story that was why she wanted me named me Arthur.”
“King Arthur was real and there is proof.” Merlin leaned forward. “We have all been reincarnated in this time for a reason. Me. You. Morgana. Gwen. We are all part of the prophecy.”
Just outside Arthur's partially open office door, Gwen stopped in her tracks. She had heard what Merlin had just said. She wanted to hear the rest so she waited.
“You're a nutter, Merlin.” Arthur sighed. “It's all just coincidence.”
“No its not.” Merlin shook his head. “Your parents are Luther and Ygraine. His parents were Uther and Ygraine. Your sister is Morgana. His was Morgan. I am Merlin.”
“You said Gwen was involved. How?” Arthur asked.
“What is Gwen's given name?” Merlin asked.
“Guinevere.” Arthur leaned forward. “Shit! Her ex husband was Lance Dulac. Lancelot.”
“You see it now?” Merlin grinned.
“I don't think I will ever be king if that's what it says.” Arthur tapped on his desk. “What does it say anyway?”
“I'll take you to see Gaius. He has the scroll and the translation.” Merlin bit his lip then continued. “Remember when we met at the tea shop and we shook hands? The strange feeling you had?”
“It was just static.” Arthur scowled. “You're telling me that something happened, didn't it?”
“Yes. With that one handshake, we brought magick back into the world.” Merlin smiled. “Real magick not card tricks and sleight of hand. Magick of the earth.”
“If you're Merlin that means you're a sorcerer like him. Can you use this magick of the earth thing?” Arthur asked.
Merlin held out his hand and a ball of light formed on his palm.
Arthur blinked and took a deep breath to steady himself. “I believe you.”
Merlin closed his hand and put out the light. “Good. You'll come with me to see the scroll then?”
The door opened suddenly and gwen came in. “I want to see it too.” She saw the surprised looks on their faces. “I didn't mean to listen at the door but I couldn't help myself.”
“You should come. You are the queen after all.” Merlin looked at Arthur. “Sire?”
“Don't call me that.” Arthur looked at Gwen. “”Its fine and you should be with me for this.”
“Gaius is expecting us at half past eight.” Merlin stood up. “I have a few things to finish up.”
“Merlin, Morgana needs to be there too.” Arthur ran his hand through his hair. “She is part of it after all.”
“Yes she is. Her abilities are getting stronger everyday.” Merlin smiled. “It's good to share my secret with someone who understands.”
Arthur nodded. “I can imagine. We will meet at the tea shop then go to see Gaius. Don't be late.”
Merlin left closing the door behind him.
“So we are king and queen?” Gwen looked down. “Now I understand why I felt so…”
“Drawn to me? I felt it too.” Arthur stood up and put his arms around her. “So this is what destiny feels like.”
“I suppose.” Gwen looked up and caressed his cheek. “I am happy with it.”
“As am I.” Arthur leaned down and kissed her.