Title:The Future Is Now (Chapter 26)
Pairing/s: Arthur/Gwen, Merlin/Morgana
Summary: Merlin needs forgiveness
Prompt: 330. Chocolate
Merlin left Arthur and Gwen at Gwen's flat with the sword before he headed for Morgana's flat.
Morgana looked up when she heard the key in the front door of her flat. She licked the chocolate ice cream off the spoon and glared at the door as it opened..
“Where the bloody hell have you been?” Morgana put the bowl of ice cream down on the coffee table with a thud. “Merlin? You look like you have been rolling in a mud puddle.”
“I was in a cave.” Merlin sat down on the edge of the table. “I didn't have any signal on my mobile.”
Morgana squinted at him. “Did you find it?”
“We did. Arthur has it now.” Merlin looked at the ice cream on the table. “Any left?”
“Not a bit.” Morgana picked up the bowl and sat back on the sofa. “Go take a bath and dont leave mud all over in there.”
“First, I was left out of the quest then you were gone over a day.” Morgana shook her spoon at him. “Do you expect me to be pleased with all of this?”
“No.” Merlin frowned. “There is something that you can do for Arthur.”
“What?” Morgana put a spoonful in her mouth.
Merlin was suddenly very serious. “The sealed box with the bloody cloth. Arthur is going to need it. He has to have it to prove that he is the Once and Future King. Can you get it?”
“You want me to go to Professor Monmouth and ask him for it? It's a priceless artifact!” Morgana shook her head. “He wont let me just take it.”
Merlin thought for a moment. “You told me that he wanted to see the sword. Tell him he can see it, if he hands over the sealed box. It's a simple trade.”
Morgana dipped the spoon in the ice cream again. She held out a spoonful of chocolate ice cream to Merlin.
Merlin took the spoonful she offered. “Mmmm.”
“You're assuming he wants to see it badly enough to give us the box.” Morgana dipped the spoon back into the bowl. “I will go see him and ask him for the box but I'm not going to promise anything.”
Merlin nodded then stood. “I'll be back. I'll meet you in bed.”
“Maybe. I might come join you.” Morgana smiled seductively.
“So I’m forgiven?” Merlin grinned.
Morgan shrugged. “No, not yet. You have a lot of groveling to do…..naked groveling.”
Merlin chuckled as he walked to the bathroom.
Arthur sat on the sofa after taking a shower and held the sword in his hands. “I cant believe it’s real.”
Gwen came out and sat down next to him in her bathrobe. “So we are the Queen and King of Camelot. I would have never thought it possible. What are you going to do with it?”
“I don't know.” Arthur turned the sword over in his hands. “I need to keep it safe and hidden. Merlin may have more information as to what's to happen next.”
“I’m sure he will.” Gwen leaned against Arthur's shoulder. “I wonder if they were happy.”
“I would think they were. We are happy and we are them.” Arthur put the sword on the table. “We need to find a place to put this where it will be safe.”
Gwen looked at the sword. “Put it under the bed tonight. We will find a place for it tomorrow.” She took his hand and pulled him with her to the bedroom.
Arthur picked up the sword and let her lead him to bed.