Endora (sidhe_faerie) wrote in camelot_drabble,

The Future Is Now (Chapter 43)

Author: sidhe_faerie
Title: The Future Is Now (Chapter 43)
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Arthur/Gwen
Character/s: Merlin, Lord Weatherly, Queen Elizabeth
Summary: Everyone puts a plan into action to confirm the Regal Orders
Warnings: none
Word Count: 532
Prompt: 357 Try again
Author's Notes:

Chapter 43
The Queen ordered that the room be cleared. Lord Weatherly stayed as a representative of the Peerage Committee. 

“You can't just hand it over to him. There are procedures for this, surely.” Lord Weatherly paced the floor. “Parliament has to agree to it and you know they never will.”

Arthur looked at Gwen. “Maybe, you and Merlin should go.”

“I'm not leaving you here alone with him.” Gwen motioned to Lord Weatherly. “He's having a breakdown.”

“Don't worry.” Arthur grinned. “I have my sword and I don't think that Queen Elizabeth will let him do anything.”

“I'm still not going.” Gwen let out a breath. She knew about this Regal Order thing. Why don't they just look it up? It's the fastest way to get it all sorted.”

“That's a good idea.” Queen Elizabeth went to the door. “Have two cars ready to take me and Lord… King Arthur to the Tower of London.” She turned to Arthur. “The Regal Orders are stored there in a vault with some of the crown jewels.”

“This is a joke, surely.” Lord Weatherly shook his head. “Why are you humoring him? I bet that's not even the real sword.”

“Would you like to try holding it again?” Merlin asked. “It's the real sword. Majesty, I believe that the Regal Orders are in Saxon. We will need someone to translate them.”

“How does he know that?” Lord Weatherly asked.

“There is a rumor that the earliest of the Regal Orders were put in place by Merlin himself. They date back to the days of the feudal kings.” The Queen sighed. “Weatherly please sit down. You'll wear a hole in the carpet.”

“Hmph.” Lord Weatherly sat in a chair and looked annoyed.

“Professor Monmouth is able to read Saxon. He's just outside.” Merlin looked at Arthur. “Any objections?”

“No.” Arthur shook his head and chuckled. “I bet Morgana is going to wish she hadn't given this a miss.”

Merlin chuckled. “She'll be annoyed.”

Gwen rolled her eyes at both of them. She went to the door and peeked out. “Why don't they just come on? I have a shift in a few hours.”

Queen Elizabeth sighed. “Queen's don't have shifts. What do you do?”

“I'm an oncology nurse. I care for cancer patients.” Gwen told her. “You know the National Health Care System could offer more support for end of life care.”

“That will be your job, when you take my job.” Queen Elizabeth smiled. “I will be in Scotland ruling the rest of the commonwealth.”

“He has to marry me first.” Gwen looked over at Arthur. “We wanted to get this Excalibur Prophecy thing dealt with first.” 

“Yes. He could have ended up in a holding cell if I hadn't been familiar with the Regal Orders. I read a copy that had been translated into English. My grandfather had them translated.” 

“Arthur says you helped him find the seal ring.” Gwen smiled. “Thank you. This can't be easy for you.”

“It’s not. Here they come.” Queen Elizabeth turned to the men in the room. “Let’s go gentlemen.” She put her hand on Gwen's arm. “Come with me, Guinevere. Let me tell you about life as a Queen.”
Tags: *c:sidhe_faerie, c:merlin, p:arthur/gwen, pt 357:try again, rating:pg, type:drabble

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