Title: The Future Is Now (Chapter 29)
Character/s: Morgana, Judy (OC)
Summary: Arthur comes to pick up Gwen at work
Word Count: 609
Prompt: 339. Attack
Arthur got off the lift at Cardiff Hospital and walked up to the nurses’ station. He looked at Gwen standing there and sighed.
“Was it that bad?” Gwen looked up from the file she was working on. She could see that Arthur was stressed. “What happened?”
“They were like a pack of wolves just waiting to attack me. I never thought this process would be so difficult. Father renounced his title years ago and he's not contesting anything.” Arthur pulled his hand through his hair. “It's frustrating. This should be a simple matter of confirming my claim but it seemed like there was something else going on entirely.”
“Must I remind you that this is what you wanted?” Gwen leaned on the desk. “I don't care if your titled or not. I love you no matter what.”
“I know but it seams right somehow. I need to be involved.” Arthur leaned on the desk. “I am the Once and Future King after all.”
“All right, you two take that outside.” Judy laughed as she walked up to the nurses station. “You're going to make me jealous with all that snogging.”
“We haven't snogged even once.” Gwen looked at her watch the caressed Arthur’s cheek. “I have ten more minutes then im all yours.”
“I will wait for you in the car. We’re having dinner at Gaius place with my sister and Merlin. I'm sure they will want to know all about what went on at the meeting.” Arthur leaned into her hand.
“I'll meet you down at the car. I have a few more things to finish and I have to update Judy on the patients.” Gwen gave Arthur a quick kiss.
Arthur waved as he headed for the lift.
‘That wasn't much of a snog but I’m glad your happy. When is the wedding?” Judy asked as she hung up her sweater.
“He hasn't asked yet. He's waiting until he get his title.” Gwen didn't want to tell Judy that Arthur was also waiting to prove he was actually King Arthur.
“Tell him to hurry up. You're not getting any younger, Countess.” Judy chuckled.
Gwen nodded. “Countess indeed!”
When Arthur reached the car he got in and pulled out his mobile. He hit the contact for Morgana and waited for her to pick up.
“Arthur, I have a group of ladies here demanding tea and biscuits. What ever it is make it quick.”
“You're professor friend has been telling his students about the prophecy. One of the Lords at the meeting today took great pleasure in making a fool out of me. He said I was mental.”
“I've been saying that for years.” Morgana sighed into the phone. “Professor Monmouth coming to dinner tonight at Gaius’ flat. You can tell him to stop blabbing yourself. You knew there were going to be people who would attack your claim”
“He just needs to keep quiet until the DNA test proves im the King. Is he bringing the box with the bloody cloth? I need to get the tests done.”
“Yes. Damn! Two more old hens walked in. I have to go. See you tonight.”
The line went dead. Arthur made a face at the phone and threw it on the seat next to him.
All of his plans were not going as smoothly as Arthur anticipated. Arthur realized that when word got out about him being the Once and Future King it was going to get a lot worse before it got better. If the attack by Lord Halsey was any indication of what was going to happen, he needed to be ready before revealing himself to the world.