Title: One Hundred and One Ways
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur implied
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Arthur finally found the right way to get Merlin's attention.
Word Count: 160
Prompt: 359 Defeat
For the last six days and three hours Arthur had tried a hundred different ways to capture Merlin’s attention but it was no use. It was almost as if Merlin was oblivious to his desire or worse didn’t find him attractive.
“My shirt is dirty.” Arthur slid the still clean garment off of his body and handed it to his manservant. He was hopeful that way one hundred and one would be the charm.
“I’ll see that it’s cleaned, Sire.” Merlin swallowed hard as he tried not to stare at the expanse of bare skin on the perfect chest. “If that will be all, Sire?” He didn’t give the prince time to answer as he walked quickly to the door.
A satisfied smile began to spread across Arthur’s face. It was a good thing he hadn’t admitted defeat earlier on; it seemed Merlin wasn’t as oblivious as he pretended. The prince’s smile widened... and that was a very good thing.