Title: Syncopated Hearts Part 6
Summary: Cenred blackmails Morgan to get what he wants.
Warnings: threatening behavior
Word Count: 551
Prompt: 372 Bingo Round 1, Boat Ride
Morgana waited on the docks for the boat to take her across the channel to France. There had been some sort of unexpected delay.
She turned when she heard footsteps behind her. Cenred swaggered towards her with a grin on his face.
"I believe we shall be travelling together, my lady." Cenred took a pocket watch from his pocket and checked it. "They are running late. No matter. It will give us time to talk."
"What do you want to talk about?" Morgana asked. "Not me, surely. I'm not that interesting."
"Oh but you are. I wonder if your father is aware of you giving your brother money after hes been cut off." Cenred ran a finger along her cheek. "Maybe I should tell him."
Morgana pushed his hand away. "What do you want, Cenred?"
Cenred smiled. "I want to court you. Maybe we can come to a mutually beneficial arrangement. Let's call it marriage."
Morgana glared at him. "You don't really want to marry me. You just want to get access to proper society. "
Cenred shrugged. "Maybe I do. What of it?" He looked over to their boat. "Looks like we're boarding." He presented Morgana his arm. "Shall we?"
Morgana sighed and took it. She frowned as they walked up the gangplank.
"Smile Morgana. We are going to have a wonderful time." Cenred chuckled. "Maybe we shouldnt delay things. We could marry in France."
"No." Morgana pulled away from him once they were on board. "I won't marry you. I wont be used by you. I get enough of that from my father."
"Your father is my business associate." Cenred leaned in and whispered. "I think you know what that means. His hands are as bloody as mine. He just hides it better."
Morgana started to walk away. "Goodbye Cenred."
Cenred grabbed her by the arm. "No. You will stay with me. We should go inside and have tea while we wait to arrive. I've engaged a private room for us."
"Let me go." Morgana tried to pull away. "Why are you doing this?"
"I always get what I want and I want you." Cenred pulled her into his arms and he kissed her roughly. "If you don't want your father's bodies to become unburied, you will do what I want."
"You assume that I don't want my father in prison." Morgana pushed him away. "Tell anyone you want about what my father has done. I won't lose sleep over it."
"You're a cold bitch, Morgana." Cenred eyed her up and down. "But a very lovely one just the same. If your father isn't your weakness….. it's your brother, isn't it?"
Morgana gave him a deadly glare.
"I'm right." Cenred chuckled. "Well. Well. I guess I just have to kill him if you don't see sense. Have you seen sense, Morgana?"
Morgana closed her eyes and took a breath. "Yes."
Cenred grinned. "Let's have some tea, shall we?" Cenred wrapped her arm around his and escorted her inside to the private room he had set up.
Morgana decided to do what he wanted until she found a way to get away from him and warn Arthur. She knew he would kill Arthur just like he said he would if he got a hint she was going to move against him.