Title: Perfect wishes (will come true) (Perfectly Imperfect Part 11)
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur (very pre-slash)
Character/s: Hunith, Merlin, Arthur (mentioned only), Gaius (mentioned only)
Summary: Hunith reads the letter her son wrote to Santa
Word Count: 380
Prompt: #343 - Letter to Santa
Author's Notes: I have no idea what this little story is even, I just had this idea what Merlin would wish for from Santa and had to write it.
My name is Merlin and I am 7 years old. Ok, I am only 6 but I will be 7 in a few weeks so that nearly counts, right?
I thought for a long time what I should wish from you, some boys in school said i should wish for better hearing but my mummy said you can't help me with that. I don't think that's true, you are Santa, you can do anything! But I don't want better hearing because Arthur always says I am perfect the way I am and even though my mummy says the same thing I believe Arthur more.
So I am writing you because I need you to do something for me. Can you make sure Arthur and me will always be best friends? I don't need anything else, not even that new bike I saw at the shop last week. All I want is Arthur.
Can you do that Santa? I believe you can and I hope I was a good enough boy so you will make my wish come true, even though I lied and said I was 7.
When Hunith came home late at night, her shift at the hospital had been an especially crueling one, and found the letter Merlin wrote for Santa she nearly cried. It was obvious Merlin hadn’t wrote that letter himself, Hunith could recognize her brother’s handwriting. Gaius was in town for the christmas season and had agreed to pick up Merlin from school so Hunith could take on an extra shift, the money was always the tightest around Christmas and she wanted to be able to give Merlin just as many great gifts as other kids would get, so reading his only wish made her heart overflow with fondness.
She knew she couldn't guarantee Merlin that his friendship with Arthur would never fall apart but she knew, she would do her very best to make sure to always support their friendship and would let them have all the sleepovers they wanted to have, hoping they would take care of the rest themselves.
And of course she would get him that new bike as well, after all he needed a new one anyway, despite the little lie he told Santa.