Title: Shades of Camelot Part 5
Character/s: Merlin, Morgana
Summary: Merlin talks with Morgana
Word Count: 803
Prompt: 384 Get Out
Arthur walked into the kitchen and sat at the table. He looked up at Gwen. "If I knew he was going to be trouble, I wouldn't have brought him home."
"But you did and know you know." Gwen put a cup of tea in front of him. "It was a good disguise. Nobody would think an old man would be any trouble but you were wrong and now you have to deal with it."
"I'll deal with it. That's not all. He says that he used magick to turn young again so he could serve me." Arthur raked his hand through his hair. "Merlin says that magick is real."
"Do you believe him?" Gwen sat down at the table with a cup of tea.
"I don't know what I believe." Arthur picked up his cup. "I guess the plan of sending him back to his old folks home is a no go."
"Unless you can talk him into turning old again." Gwen pushed a plate of toast at Arthur. "He seems very interested in Morgana."
"I noticed." Arthur picked up a slice of toast and looked at it. "What if he thinks Morgana has magick? King Arthur's sister was a witch in the legends."
"Not all of them but Morgana does have those nightmares of hers. That couldn't be magick, could it?" Gwen took a sip of tea.
"Your guess is as good as mine." Arthur took a bite of toast.
"Arthur, where is our magickal house guest right now?" Gwen stirred her tea. "It's too quiet."
Arthur shrugged then took a sip of tea. "You think he's up to something."
"Yes. All of this is just too coincidental to me." Gwen looked toward the doorway. "You better go check on him before he gets into trouble with Morgana. She doesnt take all those self defense classes for fun you know."
Arthur got up and looked down the hall. "I don't see him. Maybe he left."
"You had better go check." Gwen waved him out of the room.
As soon as Arthur was out of sight, Merlin slipped into Morgana's room. He found her sitting on the bed brushing her hair already dressed.
Merlin held the doorknob and whispered a spell to keep it locked. "Morgana, we need to talk."
"No. You need to get out before I scream and make you wish you were never born." Morgana put down her brush and stood up. "Get out!"
"Shout all you want. I sealed us in here." Merlin took a step closer. "I had wondered if you would be reborn. I'm pleased that you were." He caressed her cheek. "I didn't do the right thing by you. I have always regretted it. I want to make amends."
"I have no idea what you're talking about." Morgana took a step back.
"I think you do." Merlin took a step closer. "I feel the magick coursing through you. You have seen me in your dreams. You knew I was coming."
"I..I may have but you dont look like you did in my dreams." Morgana felt the edge of the bed on the back of her leg. "You were different."
Merlin smiled. "Yes." He took her face in his hands and kissed her.
Morgana pushed him off then slapped him. "What are you doing?"
"Remember Morgana." Merlin rubbed his cheek to stop the stinging. "I need you to remember."
Morgana felt dizzy and sat down hard on the bed. "You killed me! Twice!"
"Yes." Merlin sat beside her. "I should have helped you deal with your magick but I was afraid of being found out and executed. I was wrong and I want to teach you how to use your magick the way I should have back then. We need to work together to protect Arthur. He may not be a king in this life but he is meant to do great things."
"I know. I've seen." Morgana looked at Merlin and put her hand on the red mark on his cheek. "I loved you once. I'm much more to blame than you are for the way I was in Camelot. I let the wrong people influence me."
"Lets just take this second chance that we've been given to do better for each other." Merlin smiled. "I loved you once as well."
Morgana kissed his cheek then his lips. "A second chance sounds good."
Merlin took her hand and kissed it. "We better find Arthur and Gwen they are probably looking for us by now."
Merlin held out his hand and the door opened. Arthur was standing there about to knock.
"What's going on here?" Arthur asked. "Morgana?"
Morgana smirked. "You're still a prat. Leave us be."
Arthur frowned but walked away.
Morgana gave him a wicked smile. "Close the door Merlin. We have much to …. discuss."