Title: Untitled (I couldn't think of one)
Pairing/s: sort of Arthur/Merlin
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin, Morgana
Summary: Just a day at the office
Word Count: 374
Prompt: 328 - "Whatever you're going to ask, the answer is No!"
Author's Notes: Just a little scene; this is the first thought that came to mind when I read the prompt for this week. It is nothing but pure fluff.
Merlin’s knuckles had barely grazed the surface of Arthur’s office door. “Whatever you’re going to ask, the answer is No!”
Merlin furrowed his brow, “Its...”
Arthur cut him off, “I don’t care. I need you here, working.”
Merlin tried to continue, “I jus…”
Arthur practically growled as he cut him off again, “Don’t care.”
Arthur glared at him, his face a bit red with irritation.“For god’s sakes Merlin, I don’t have time for your nonsense. Just get back to your desk.”
Merlin glared back. Two could play at this game. “Fine.” The fuck you could still be heard. He spoke as he turned away. “I’ll just be at my desk, eating your lunch.”
“Merlin! Get back here!” Arthur yelled.
“Can’t. I have to get back to my desk.” Merlin set one of two bags on the floor, pulled a box out of the other bag and opened it as he sat down at his desk. He took a big bite just as Arthur made it to his desk. He stared at Merlin incredulously.
Merlin smirked, “It wouldn’t hurt you to go without lunch.” He let his eyes drift to Arthur’s waist.
Arthur gave him an indignant look.“I am not fat you insolent .. lunch pirate.” He changed what he was going to say knowing full well others could possibly hear him.
Merlin started laughing before he reached over and picked up a bag off the floor which he held out of Arthur’s reach. “What do you say?”
Several things came to mind but Arthur had to keep his potential audience in mind. He took a deep breath before he spoke. “Fine. Thank you Merlin for ordering me lunch. May I have it please?”
Merlin gave him a big goofy smile, “Yes sire, and, since you asked so nicely, an extra treat.” He pulled out a small boxed brownie and handed both to Arthur.
Arthur blushed at Merlin’s thoughtfulness. He also felt a bit bad for the way he had just behaved. He shot Merlin a shy smile as he said, “Really Merlin, thank you.”
Morgana rolled her eyes as she walked by and muttered loud enough for them to hear, “For christ’s sake, just shag already and spare the rest of us.”