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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.

“Surprise!”

“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.
Tags: *c:schweet_heart, c:arthur, c:merlin, p:arthur/merlin, pt 331:random first line 1, rating:g, type:drabble
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