Title: To the Rescue
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur, bandits, Knights
Summary: When Merlin and Arthur are captured by bandits, the Knight show up to rescue them.
Word Count: 374
Prompt: 349, Knights
Author's Notes: :)
“I told you we shouldn’t go into the Valley of the Fallen Kings, but did you listen to me? Noooo, you insisted we would be fine. And look at where we are now,” Merlin said.
“Shut up, Merlin,” Arthur replied.
The pair had been hunting and ventured into aforementioned valley when they’d been captured by bandits. They now sat, tied together, watching the bandits decide what to do with them. They didn’t yet know that Arthur was the Prince or they would have put together a ransom demand by now. Merlin and Arthur hoped to keep it that way.
“All we have to do is wait for the knights to find us,” Arthur said.
“That could take hours, or days.”
“Then we’ll just have to wait. I know they’ll come for us.”
The head bandit took notice of their little chat. “Oy, you two. Quiet down or we’ll make you quiet.” The rest of the bandits chuckled none too pleasantly.
Just then, there was a whistle from outside their perimeter. The bandits stood, at the ready. Gwaine sauntered into the clearing, a wide grin on his face. “How’s about you let my friends go?” he said.
The bandits laughed again. “How’s about we make you our prisoner too?" The head bandit said back.
“Then I’ll just have to make your day miserable,” Gwaine replied. He whistled again and suddenly the bandits were surrounded by a dozen knights, all in shining armor and armed to the teeth.
With a cry, the bandits sprang into action, attacking the knights. While they were thus occupied, Lancelot stole out from behind an outcropping of rocks and went to Merlin and Arthur.
“I’m surprised a man of your talents was captured,” he commented to Merlin.
“They knocked me out first,” Merlin replied.
“The clumsy idiot,” Arthur said.
Lancelot handed Arthur a sword while Merlin ducked behind a tree. Between fallen branches, tripping rocks and the knights, the bandits were summarily subdued. The knights tied them up with their own ropes and began hauling them toward Camelot.
“Thanks for rescuing us," Merlin said to Gwaine and Lancelot.
“My pleasure,” said Gwaine, pulling Merlin into a hug.
“Let’s go home," Arthur said, and they began the long road back to Camelot.