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13 July 2019 @ 09:45 am
in Defense of a Prat  
Author: archaeologist_d
Title: In Defense of a Prat
Rating: G
Pairing/s: none
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Arthur was having a hard time with his new world.
Warnings: none
Word Count: 100
Camelot Drabble Prompt: #372:bingo-round 1- culture shock
Author's Notes: Written for the bingo challenge.
Disclaimer: I do not own the BBC version of Merlin; It and Shine do. I am very respectfully borrowing them with no intent to profit. No money has changed hands. No copyright infringement is intended.
The littlest things set Arthur off. Adverts on the tv, the ringtone in Merlin’s phone, coffee brewing, the taste of an Indian curry. Never mind the constant rumble of trucks passing by or jets overhead.

Merlin could always tell when it became too much. Arthur would sit huddled in a corner, using a rough stone he’d picked up by the side of the road and then sharpening every knife in the drawer. Snick, snick, snick.

Trying not to upset him more, Merlin would always next to him, thigh to thigh, silent. And wait for Arthur to come back to him.
addie71: Arthuraddie71 on July 13th, 2019 04:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, well done! I can't imagine how overwhelming today's world would be to someone from the 6th century.
archaeologist_d: Merlin hatarchaeologist_d on July 13th, 2019 04:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much. And really a big thank you for commenting on all my drabbles. I really really appreciate it!
addie71: Arthuraddie71 on July 13th, 2019 06:03 pm (UTC)
Hey, thank you for writing all of them!
archaeologist_d: Merlin hatarchaeologist_d on July 13th, 2019 07:38 pm (UTC)