Title: Morgana 101
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Arthur helps Merlin get to know Morgana a bit better.
Word Count: 295
Prompt: 323, Opportunity, Beer, Glasses
Author's Notes: :)
Arthur ushered Merlin through the door of The Dragon Pub. They found an empty table and sat down at it, sitting across from each other. They still didn’t know each other well after a year at school together, but Merlin hoped that would change.
A girl came over and they ordered a couple of glasses of beer. “So, I noticed you’ve been staring at Morgana a lot,” Arthur said.
“What? No. We’re just friends and we talk a lot, that’s all,” Merlin replied.
“Sure, right. Just friends. But I’d bet you’d like to be more.”
“Um . . . I don’t know how to answer that.”
Arthur laughed. “Come on. I’m her brother. Now’s your opportunity to find out more about her. Does she have any interesting squicks? Does she have any disgusting habits?”
“I don’t think I’m too comfortable with this subject.”
“Really? A guy like you isn’t curious at all?”
“What do you mean, ‘a guy like me?’?”
Arthur sighed. “You’re the type of guy who could really do some damage to her heart.”
“You really think so?”
“Ah ha! I knew that you liked her.” Their beers arrived then and they paused to take a few sips. “Merlin, in all seriousness, I think you two would make a great couple. What’s holding you back?”
“She’s so intimidating. Larger than life, you know? Every time I try to ask her out, I chicken out.”
“She’s really not, you know. Intimidating. You should know that by now.”
Merlin sighed. “Yeah. I just need to buck up and do it.”
“I’m pretty sure she’d say yes, if that helps.”
“Thanks, Arthur. I appreciate your help. And does she, you know, have any weird habits?”
Arthur laughed then he told Merlin everything he wanted to know.