Shadowspun (shadowspun) wrote in camelot_drabble,

Pendragon at Sea, part 6

Author: shadowspun
Title: Pendragon at Sea, part 6
Rating: G
Characters: Arthur, Morgana, Uther
Summary: Uther's children are both home, safe and sound.
Word Count: 323
Prompt: 372, July Bingo, coming home
Author's notes: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

The flight from Hawaii to Camelot took nearly a full day and three planes.  It was two weeks after he’d been rescued from the ocean. The entire time he’d been in the hospital recovering from his exposure had been spent with his father and sister nearby.  He was still exhausted. The doctors had already started him on some physical therapy to help rebuild the muscle he’d lost.

It was good to get home, though.  As much as he wanted to go back to his flat just off-campus, he wanted his old bed in his old room even more.  Uther had ‘suggested’ that Arthur move back into the manor until he was healthy enough to be on his own, and this time Arthur was willing to give into his father’s demands.  Morgana would even be moving back until he was well. 

He sank into the soft mattress and decided he was never going to move again.  In fact, he may have done just that if it hadn’t been for Morgana walking through the door he’d forgotten to close.  “Are you trying to become one with the mattress?”

“Yep.”  He waved an arm in her direction.  “Just have the maid bring all my food here.”

“You’d get awfully stinky and you’d end up with that catheter again.”

Arthur shuddered.  That was something he’d prefer to avoid again if at all possible.  He rolled over, leaving enough room for her to lay down. She took the silent invitation, curling up next to him.  The last two weeks, she had ended up hugging her younger brother more than they had in their childhood. Theirs had never been a demonstrative family, but this emergency had pulled them all closer together.

“Love you, Arthur.”  “Love you, too, ‘Gana.”  Uther found them cuddled together asleep half an hour later when he went to see if they were ready for supper.  He smiled, tears stinging his eyes, and closed the door.

Tags: *c:shadowspun, c:arthur, c:morgana, c:uther, pt 372:bingo-round 1, rating:g, type:drabble

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