Title:When You Wish Upon A Star
Summary:Merlin makes a wish on a star
Word Count: 255
Prompt: 22 “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney
Merlin looked out the window at the moon, and took comfort in it. That was something that was for certain, unchanging, in his world that had suddenly over the past week gone from normal routine to topsy turvy.
He had gone form being the king’s manservant to being his lover in just a few nights, and although they had been the best nights of his life and he didn't want them to end, he knew that it must and would. Arthur was a king and he-he was just a manservant. Merlin would take what he could, and give back all that he had, until Arthur no longer wanted him in his bed.
Strong arms encircled him. "Mmmmmm. What are you doing out of the royal bed?"
Merlin steadied his voice so the king wouldn’t know he was crying. “Just looking at the moon”
As they were looking out the window they saw a shooting star. “Make a wish then let’s go back to bed."
Merlin dared not wish for what he prayed would be his future. A future that included him by Arthur’s side both in bed and at Court But closed his eyes anyway, as he heard Arthur whisper against his ear before kissing it, “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
Merlin had courage, he could do this. He could, would make a future with his king.
As if on queue Arthur said “Now let’s return to our royal bed, I have a surprise for you tomorrow. It involves you being present at Court and it wouldn‘t do for you to be late.”
Merlin looked out the window before taking his king’s offered hand, and thought, maybe there is something to this wishing on a star stuff.