Title: A Cuddle
Character/s: Merlin, Morgana
Summary: Morgana's had a hard day so Merlin brings her some comfort.
Word Count: 261
Prompt: 272, -bingo- cuddling
Author's Notes: :)
Merlin came home from work to find Morgana curled up on the sofa, crying. “What’s the matter, love?” he said, rushing to her side.
“Ellie was clingy all day. I couldn’t even get a shower in,” Morgana said through her sobs.
“I’m so sorry.” He put an arm around her shoulder. “I’m guessing she’s asleep now?”
“Come here, you need some cuddling.” He opened his arms and waited while she moved into them. Then he wrapped his arms around her shaking form and brought her closer. “It’s time to let me take care of you.”
“Thank you.” He felt her relax a bit and rubbed his hands up and down her back.
Eventually she stopped crying and put her arms around his neck. She brought his head for a sweet, loving kiss. “I’m so glad you’re home,” she said.
“Looks like I got here just in time.” He paused to check the clock. “What do you say I make dinner tonight?”
“That would be fantastic! Thank you.”
“Of course. It’s the least I can do.” He made sure Morgana was comfortable on the sofa and put on some soft music. Then he took himself to the kitchen to prepare a simple dinner. When he was finished, he called out, “Morgana, dinner’s ready.”
There was no reply so he went back into the living room to find Morgana asleep, blanket pulled up to her chin. He smiled and turned off the music then went back to the kitchen to eat dinner alone. If anyone deserved a time out it was Morgana.