16 September 2018 @ 10:23 am
All in the Timing  
Author: schweet_heart
Title: All in the Timing
Rating: G
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Merlin has to wait until the last possible second to make his move.
Warnings: None.
Word Count: 100w.
Prompt: 331 Random First Line 1 ("He kept absolutely still as the footsteps got louder.")
Author's Notes: n/a

He kept absolutely still as the footsteps got louder. They were rapidly approaching his hiding place, which meant that he had to make a choice: if he jumped out now, he would still have the element of surprise, but there was always a chance he wouldn’t be noticed right away, which would give him the advantage. Timing was crucial.

He waited another second; two. Then he signalled to the others and leapt forward.


“Jesus Christ, Merlin,” Arthur said, clutching his chest dramatically. “You nearly gave me a heart attack.”

Merlin smiled. “Happy Birthday,” he said, giving Arthur a kiss.
ajsrandomajsrandom on September 18th, 2018 09:17 pm (UTC)
Great use of the line for a birthday surprise! :)
schweet_heartschweet_heart on September 18th, 2018 11:24 pm (UTC)