Title: The Future Is Now (Chapter 38)
Pairing/s: Arthur/Gwen, Merlin/Morgana
Summary: Arthur comes to Gwen with secrets and a question
Word Count: 439
Prompt: 352. "i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)".
It was near dawn when Arthur knocked on Gwen's door. He was covered in dirt and cobwebs.
Gwen opened the door and looked Arthur up and down. “Arthur, where did Merlin take you? You're a mess.” Gwen moved to let Arthur in.
“Merlin looks worse.” Arthur chuckled. “He had to go first.”
“Go take a shower and wash those cobwebs out of your hair, then tell me where you've been.” Gwen pointed to the bathroom.
“Maybe. Maybe not.” Arthur kissed her on the way to the bathroom. “When is your next shift?”
“Tomorrow. I traded with Judy in case you came back late. I'll put the kettle on.” Gwen walked to the kitchen. “Are you going to tell me or not?”
“I don't know. It wasn't exactly something you should know about.” Arthur stood in the door.
“Was there another dragon there?” Gwen asked.
“Guinevere, please, I don't want to talk about just yet.” Arthur looked down so she wouldnt see his eyes. “It disturbed me and I don't want it do the same to you.”
“Just promise me you'll tell me eventually.” Gwen walked into the kitchen.
“I promise but not yet.” Arthur walked into the bathroom and shut the door.
Merlin let himself into Morgana's flat. He walked to the bathroom and turned on the light.
“I was wondering when you were going to make it back. I was thinking I would have to go find you.” Morgana leaned against her bedroom door with a tea mug in her hand. “Although, my scrying is still a bit iffy.”
Merlin froze and winced. “What are you doing here? I thought you'd be at the tea shop by now.” He turned to face Morgana. “I should have called you.”
“Yes, you should have but I had a dream and saw it all.” Morgana plaid with her hair. I saw where you were. “You took him to see his son, didn't you? That's why you didn't take Gwen with you this time.”
Merlin leaned against the door frame. “He needs the seal to make his claim. It was buried with their son. I didn't think she needed to see that. Arthur agreed with me.”
“No, she didn't but she will still ask questions.” Morgana walked past him and smacked Merlin on the behind. “I’m off to work.”
Merlin went into the bathroom and shut the door.
Arthur walked out of the bathroom with a towel wrapped around his hips. “Guinevere!”
“I'm in here!” Gwen called out from the bedroom.
Arthur walked in and smiled at her. The red nightie didn't leave much to the imagination. “Guinevere, you always surprise me.”
“I love you, Arthur. I just want to show you.” Gwen patted the bed next to her. “I have your heart Arthur, just as you have mine.”
“Then it's time we do something about it.” Arthur dropped the towel.
“And what would that be?” Gwen smiled.
“It's time we got married.” Arthur climbed on the bed. “Well, what do you say?”
“Yes.” Gwen held out her arms to him. “Arthur, that was the worst proposal ever.”
“Shall I make it up to you?” Arthur kissed her on the neck and made her giggle.