Characters: Merlin, Gwaine, Hunith
Summary: Their new tattoos get Merlin and Gwiane in trouble.
Word count: 208
Prompt: 372, Bingo, round 1; Hunith
Merlin blamed the summer heat and his father's Irish heritage for getting him in trouble with his mother. The visit to Hunith's house was going along just swimmingly, with Gwaine being his normal, charming self, when Hunith suggested a simple family outing to the sea to help cool off. It was the weekend, so why not?
Merlin, being the pasty soul he was, called on Gwaine to help him put lotion on his back. Hunith just laughed when Gwaine complained about the greasy feel of the lotion. "It's all on you now, Gwaine. I got to do this his entire-"
Her words cut off as she narrowed her eyes. "Merlin, what is that thing on your chest?"
"Huh?" Merlin looked down at himself. "Oh. It's a tattoo? Gwaine has a matching one." His grin faded as his mother glared at him.
She turned to a suddenly quiet Gwaine. "Let me see it." Her arms folded over her simple black bathing suit. Gwaine quickly shed his shirt so she could see his tattoo.
Hunith tutted and shook her head at the two men as she turned to walk into the cool water. "If you were going to get tattoos, you could at least have gotten some that said 'Mother'."