Characters: Arthur, Merlin
Summary: Arthur's annoyed, Merlin's sneaky
Word Count: 894
Prompt: number 19 Eavesdropping
A/N: Hello there! Newbie and first time posting any Merlin writing outside my personal journal. Not new to writing fanfiction, but wanted to try my hand at writing something that's pretty much taken over my fandom!life. Many thanks to my guide to all things Merlin, millionstar for taking a peek at this. To anyone who happens to be reading this, HAPPY READING <3
“Aaaaaah.” Arthur sighed, closing his eyes in pleasure
After a few seconds had passed, the blond’s eyes opened wide, and he ran a frustrated hand through his hair.
“God dammit, stop it Arthur.” he said cursing at himself.
Stepping away from the door, Arthur searched around his room, desperate to find something, anything, to distract himself from that annoying stupid itch.
Merlin gave one swift knock on the door, the sign that he and Arthur agreed would be his, before opening the door, and slipping inside of Arthur’s room. The Prince passed him a sweet smile over his shoulder, before he continued to remove his clothes, getting ready for sleep.
“Tonight was fun. I think my father enjoyed himself.” Arthur said casually
Merlin continued walking further into the room, each step taking him close to the blonde. Once he had gotten close enough, he wrapped his arms around Arthur, pulling the other man against his chest.
“Tonight’s fun doesn’t have to be over you know.” Merlin teased
Merlin could feel Arthur’s body stiffen immediately within his arms. Arthur froze, before wiggling his way out of Merlin’s embrace and taking a few steps away from the other man.
“I appreciate the offer, but I think I’m going to catch up on my sleep I’m awfully tired after tonight’s festivities.”
Merlin’s mouth quirked into a playful smile, and he closed the distance between himself and the prince. He stepped close enough to wrap his arms around Arthur’s waist, the front of their bodies flesh against the other.
“Let’s cuddle. I don’t think you really want to sleep do you Arthur?”
Arthur really didn’t want to sleep, but he couldn’t think of anything but the red rash covering one of Merlin’s favorite part of his body.
“No..no.. I mean yes. I’d like to sleep Merlin.”
Arthur’s eyes turned toward the floor as Merlin leaned forward, breathing lightly into Arthur’s ear.
“Is this because of your rash?” he whispered teasingly
For the second time in only a matter of minutes, Arthur’s body froze, and he took a few large steps away from Merlin.
“How...how did you know?”
Merlin giggled as he leaned back against the large wardrobe, crossing his arms over his chest.
“You might want to be more careful next time Arthur. I do share a room with Gaius after all, remember?”
Arthur’s eyebrows knitted together, anger crossing his face. The blond lifted his finger, and pointed it at Merlin in warning.
“If you tell anyone, I swear Merlin, you will be in the stocks every day for the next year.”
Merlin’s giggling had only increased, much to Arthur’s annoyance, and he covered his mouth, trying his best to protect himself from Arthur’s wrath.
“Arthur I promise. Trust me.”
Arthur continued to undress, slipping behind the screen, to finish changing his clothes.
“I can’t believe you heard me. I should be so upset with you right now. I didn’t think anything could be more annoying then my rash. I should have known better.”
“I told you not to stand too close to those bushes yesterday.” Merlin warned
Arthur’s head peeked out from behind the screen, looking both confused, and still a little angry at his servant.
“The bushes I told you to stay away from yesterday, That’s how you got your rash.”
Arthur emerged from behind the screen, and walked toward his bed, pulling the covers back, before crawling on to the comfortable mattress.
“Will you stop talking already and come cuddle with me.” Arthur replied rolling his eyes
It was Merlin’s turn to freeze this time.
“But your rash? I thought you were angry with me?”
“Merlin, I thought you would have learned by now that I can’t stay mad at you that long. And besides, I can’t sleep with getting to hold you first. Just don’t touch my bottom.”
Merlin climbed onto the bed, and crawled closer to the prince.
“Aww, but I love your bottom.” he replied with a playfully pout
“Serves you right for eavesdropping then doesn’t it?”