Title: In Vino Veritas
Pairing: Gwaine/Merlin (unrequited)
Characters: Gwaine, Merlin
Summary: What soberness conceals, drunkenness reveals
Word Count: 100
Prompt: 372 Bingo - Round 1 ('Drunk')
In Vino Veritas
"Hello, Merlin!" A big smile erupted on Gwaine's face as he struggled to get up from the tavern table. "So - hick! - lovely to see you!"
Arms wide, preparing for a hug, he stumbled in Merlin's direction, and promptly tripped over an upturned chair.
Merlin bent down, supporting him. "Come, Gwaine. Time to go home."
Gwaine snickered, studying Merlin's hand. "So pretty. Such long fingers."
"You really drink far too much," Merlin said worriedly.
"I knoooow. But Merlin," Gwaine slurred his words, his expression suddenly miserable. "When I'm wasted, that's— the only time you show me the affection I long for."