Title: Heart's Ease
Character/s: Merlin, Morgana
Summary: Morgana wakes to find Merlin out of bed.
Word Count: 249
Prompt: 325, I know when you're around cause I know the sound, I know the sound of your heart.(araneieisel)
Author's Notes: :)
Morgana woke in the night. Something was off, but what? She felt beside her and found cold, empty space where Merlin was supposed to be. She got up out of bed and wrapped her robe around herself. It was a tad chilly in the house.
She didn’t bother turning on any lights—she knew where he was because she knows the sound of his heart. She followed its beating to the living room, where she found him standing at the window, staring out into the night. Moving silently, she walked over to his side and put an arm around his back.
“What are you doing awake?” Merlin asked.
“I can always sense when you’re gone. I’m worried about you.”
“I’m worried about us.”
Morgana frowned. “What about us?”
“Now that you’ve quit your job, how am I going to provide for the three of us?”
“I have faith in you.”
“But what if that’s not enough?”
“Have you talked to Arthur about this?”
Merlin shook his head. “No. I didn’t want to bother him. He has his own problems.”
“Merlin, he’s your boss. It’s his job to look out for his employees. Talk to him—he might just help.”
“You really think so?”
“I’m pretty sure, yes. You’re due for a raise and he knows it. Talk to him.”
“All right, I will.”
Morgana kissed his cheek and took his hand. “Come back to bed. It’s beyond late.”
Merlin tipped her head up and kissed her. “Thank you.”