Character/s: Merlin, Morgana
Summary: Morgana overhears Merlin talking to himself.
Word Count: 293
Prompt: 326, I've been checking you out.
Author's Notes: :)
Morgana walked down the hall to the school’s cafeteria. She looked up to see Merlin pacing and apparently talking to himself. Curious, she got close enough to overhear and ducked behind the water fountain.
“’I’ve been checking you out.’ No, that’s way too lame. I’ll sound like an idiot. How about ‘how’s your dad doing?’ Yeah, that’s nice and inoffensive.”
Morgana had to stifle her giggles. It sounded like Merlin wanted to ask he out but wasn’t sure how. Well, she’d been checking him out too and she liked what she saw. More importantly, she liked how genuine and caring he was. They could really be something together.
She stood up and crossed in front of Merlin. “Hi there,” she said, smiling when he gave her a deer-in-the-headlights look.
“Morgana! I was just, um . . .”
“Pacing and talking to yourself? Yeah, I saw that.”
Merlin paled. “Please tell me you didn’t hear what I was saying.”
“Oh no, I heard you all right. And I just wanted to say, I’ve been checking you out too.”
“Oh yes. And I’ll tell you something else too. I like the cinema and going out to dinner. Do you?”
“Yeah, I . . .”
“Great! I’ll come by your house Friday at six to pick you up for both. Does that suit?”
“Definitely. Oh, I really do want to know how your father’s doing.”
Morgana smiled. “Thanks for asking. He’s doing very well, considering. It was touch and go there for a while, but he’ll make a full recovery if he follows the doctor’s orders.”
She grabbed his hand. “You hungry?” He nodded. “Good, let’s go eat.” And she pulled him away into the cafeteria, both with smiles on their faces.