Title: The Future Is Now (Chapter 19)
Pairing/s: Arthur/Gwen, Merlin/Morgana
Character/s: Professor Geoffrey Monmouth
Summary: Morgana follows a lead
Word Count: 679
Prompt: 332 opportunity, beer, glasses.
Arthur’s mobile rang early the next morning. He rolled over and grabbed his jeans from the floor to retrieve it from the pocket.
“Morgana, do you know what time it is?”
“Arthur, I am on my way to do you a favor at least you could do is be nice.”
“What are you going to do for me?” Arthur rolled over on his back and looked over at Gwen. “And how much will I owe you for it?”
“I am on my way to see Professor Monmouth at the University. He should be about to help us find a clue to the sword.”
“Is that the one that you were shagging?” Arthur smirked. “Did you get a good mark in his class?”
“No. You rude get. I wasn’t shagging anyone when I was at Uni."
“Really?” Arthur chuckled. “Because you always seem to be shagging someone. By the way, tell Merlin to get out of you bed and get to work.”
“He left an hour ago. Does Gwen always let you lie in?”
“She has a later shift. Morgana, what about the professor?” Arthur sat up and carefully got out of bed.
“Professor Monmouth is an expert on Ancient Briton. He will know where the lake was or at least give us a clue. I will be there in a few minutes.”
“Let me know what you find out.” Arthur went into the kitchen and took the tea out of the cupboard. “We can meet tonight for a beer or something.”
“At Gwaine’s pub? Bring Gwen and we will make it a double. I’m here. I will call you when I have something. Bye.”
Arthur put done the phone and put the kettle on.
Morgana knocked on the professor’s door and opened it when she heard someone say to come in.
“Ms. Drake, I haven’t seen you in some time.” The old professor smiled at her as he stood up. “When you called you weren’t very clear about why you wanted to see me.”
“Thank you for seeing me. I want to know if there are any ancient maps from the time of King Arthur.” Morgana sat down in the chair that was offered.
“King Arthur is a myth.” Professor Monmouth adjusted his glasses and gave her a hard look. “But you know that “
“Of course,” Morgana smiled sweetly. “I do but I was wondering if you knew of ancient maps that could have been from when Arthur was said to have lived.”
“Why would you be interested in King Arthur? You barely passed my class.” The professor grinned. “Tell me the truth, Ms. Drake.”
“I have been made aware of a prophecy that said that King Arthur lived and has been reincarnated.” Morgana confided in him.
“The Excalibur Prophecy, I know of it.” The professor admitted. “It’s not true. None of it. Magick isn’t real.”
“That’s where you are wrong, Professor.” Morgana held out her hand and a ball of fire formed in her palm. “Magick is very real.”
“Oh my!” Professor Monmouth sat back in his chair. “How did you do that? Is that some sort of a trick?”
“No, I have magick. King Arthur and Merlin were reunited in this life and it brought magick back into the world.” Morgana closed her hand. “Professor, I have the opportunity to help bring hope to the kingdom by helping find Excalibur.”
Professor Monmouth nodded. “I may have what you are looking for. There is an ancient tablet that may be of interest to your search. Come it’s in the vault in the antiquities building.”
Morgana stood up and smiled. “Thank you Professor I knew you would be able to help.”
Professor Monmouth nodded. “Will you let me see what you have as well?”
“I think I can arrange that.” Morgana smiled.
“Thank you.” Professor Monmouth went over to a door in his office and took out a key. “We can go through the library.”
He opened the door and let her go through in front of him. He closed the door behind them and locked it back.