Title: The Future Is Now Chapter 17
Pairing/s: Arthur/Gwen, Merlin/Morgana
Summary: Merlin takes everyone to see the scroll.
Word Count: 660
Prompt: 321 Child. Spring. Window.
“Where is Morgana? I thought you told her to meet us here.” Arthur looked out the passenger side window of the car as he, Merlin, and Gwen waited in front of the tea shop.
“She'll be here.” Merlin sighed. “You need to calm down, Arthur.”
Arthur glared at him. “You tell me that I'm part of a prophecy written by a long dead sorcerer and you just happen to be his reincarnation. I think I’m allowed to be a bit upset.”
Suddenly, there was a tapping sound on the window next to Arthur. He jumped then turned to glare at Morgana.
Morgana rolled her eyes then pointed to the lock on the back car door. It popped up and she got in.
“Bloody hell Morgana!” Arthur turned to look at her. “You have this magick thing too?”
“I thought he knew.” Morgana looked at Merlin.
“Yes but it’s taking a while for him to process it all.” Merlin started the engine and pulled away from the curb. “Just breathe, Arthur.”
“Stop treating me like a child.” Arthur sunk down in the seat. “I'm just not sure I believe all this nonsense.”
“I believe him.” Gwen looked at the others. “It’s too much of a coincidence that are names are all part of the legend and we are all in one place at the same time.”
“Where’s Lancelot?” Morgana smirked.
“I divorced him.” Gwen laughed. “Wait until my dad hears this. He will pop a cork and celebrate. He always told me i was meant for a king.”
“I'm not a king. I'm a lord. Soon to be Earl of Cardiff and Baron of Sommers.” Arthur rubbed his temples. “I wish people would stop telling me things. It’s all getting a bit overwhelming.”
Morgana laughed. “You just have to learn to be stuffy, my lord. Or maybe just get stuffed.”
Merlin snickered. “Morgana!”
Morgana shrugged. “You know I'm right. Even Gwen agrees with me. When is the wedding anyway? I hope it's in the spring. I do love a good spring wedding.”
“Arthur hasn't asked me to marry him.” Gwen sighed. “We are taking it slowly.”
“You know she's the one, Arthur. Don't be a fool.” Morgana sighed dramatically. All your life I've heard; ‘I'm waiting for that one that completes me. My soulmate.’ Here she is. Marry her.”
Merlin glanced at Arthur. “Maybe he's shy.”
“Oh he's not shy.” Gwen giggled. “If you only knew….”
Arthur groaned. “One thing at a time, please. You told Gaius we were coming, didn't you?”
“Yes.” Merlin pulled into a space in the car park beside the building where Gaius had a flat. “His light is on.”
They all got out of the car and walked up the two flights of stairs to Gaius door. Gaius opened the door immediately when Merlin knocked.
“I was just expecting you and Arthur. What are they doing here?” Gaius asked.
“I think they should see this scroll as well. They play a part in it.” Arthur took Gwen’s hand. “We are all involved.”
“Yes you are.” Gaius opened a drawer and took out a flat box and a file. He put them on the table and lifted the lid. “This is the scroll and its translation.” He opened the file containing the full translation. “There is one thing missing to fulfill the prophecy completely.”
“What is it?” Arthur looked at the scroll in the box.
“Your sword.” Gaius pointed to a paragraph near the bottom of the translation. “You must find Excalibur.”
“Where am I going to find Excalibur?” Arthur looked at Merlin. “Was I buried with it?”
“No Arthur, your body was sent to Avalon and the sword was given to the Lady of the Lake for safekeeping.” Gaius pointed farther down in the translation. “We have no way of knowing where the sword is now.”
Arthur walked away from the table and looked out the window. He closed his eyes. “We need to find Avalon.”