Title: The Future Is Now (Chapter 48)
Summary: After a long night of waiting word comes that Parliament has made a decision.
Word Count: 461
Prompt: 374 We were made for this
The sun set and rose before the debate in Parliament finally came to a close. The debate got heated at times. In the end they came to a decision.
Late the previous evening, Arthur and Gwen had been shown to a guest room to get some sleep but sleep never came for Arthur.
Arthur watched the sun rise from a window in their room. He stood with his arms folded in front of him. Excalibur was close in a chair next to where he stood.
Gwen rolled over on her side and looked over at Arthur. “You’re thinking that they have decided against you”.
“Why else would it take so long?” Arthur came over and sat on the bed. “There was nothing to debate. I have everything to make the claim and the Royal Orders support it.”
“If they decide against you, what will you do? Gwen sat up. Do you have a plan?”
Arthur nodded. “I have a solicitor looking into it. He's trying to find anything that says that my claim isn't viable. So far ,he's had no luck. They have to see sense. Nothing good will come from dragging it out in the courts.”
“I'm sure they will see sense. Arthur, we were made for this. We were brought back to life by fate to rule again as King and Queen. I believe that and I think you do too. Surely, they will see it as well.”
Arthur leaned over to kiss her but got interrupted by a knock on the door. He got up to answer it.
Merlin stood in the doorway with a grin on his face. “There's been word. They want you to come to Parliament straight away. Gwen too.”
Arthur glanced over his shoulder. “Why do they want to see Guinevere?”
“I don't know but they've asked for me as well.” Merlin shrugged.
“They are either going to hand over Britain or they're taking us to the tower as traitors. Either way, it’s going to be interesting. Arthur sighed. We’ll be down in a few minutes.”
“Morgana closed up the tea shop for the day. She's already down in the foyer. I told her she didn't have to come but she insisted.” Merlin told him. “Just for moral support of course. I'll leave you to it.”
Arthur shut the door. “Guinevere, they want to see us both.”
“I heard.” Gwen was already up and getting ready. She stopped and turned to Arthur. “Whatever happens, we are in this together.”
Arthur nodded. “Together.” He walked over and picked up Excalibur.” Together we will face our destiny. Just as we did before in Camelot.”
Gwen came to stand beside him. She put her hand over his as held the sword. “Together as we did in Camelot. “