Title: In his eyes
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Winning isn’t everything but how you get there that counts.
Word Count: 100
Camelot_drabble Prompt: 368 - Pride
Author's Notes: none
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Clotpole, supercilious arse, dollophead. Sometimes, in Merlin’s voice, it seemed as if Arthur had let Merlin down, been too wrapped up in his own importance to care about anyone else.
Camelot’s prince, its finest warrior, of course, and Arthur won -always- at tourneys and jousting and myriads of other challenges that left his opponents in the dust.
But with Merlin, it wasn’t enough to win, but how and what Arthur did afterwards that seemed to count.
So Arthur tried harder, and when finally rewarded with Merlin’s proud smile, knew he’d done his best.
That’s what really mattered in the end.