Title: The Creature
Character/s: Merlin, Morgana
Summary: Morgana goes to the bathroom only to find something horrible.
Word Count: 346
Prompt: 385, Scream
Author's Notes: Not sorry. ;)
Merlin and Morgana sat cuddling on the sofa, watching a horror movie. It was Halloween and they were in the mood to be creeped out. After a while, Morgana whispered in his ear, “Going to the loo,” and got up from under their blanket.
Merlin paused the movie and grabbed a handful of popcorn. As he was munching, he heard a scream coming from the direction of the bathroom. He flung off the blanket and the popcorn went flying, but he didn’t stop.
He ran toward the bathroom, stopping once he got there. Morgana was crouched near the door, trembling. “What’s wrong?” he asked, concerned at what could have caused her scream.
“It’s . . . it’s over there.” She pointed at the toilet. Sitting on the seat was a huge spider, almost as big as her hand.”
Merlin reeled back. “Oh my . . . that thing is huge. Here, go back to the living room and I’ll take care of it.”
Morgana left the room, with Merlin right behind her. He went to the kitchen and grabbed their broom. He hurried back to find the creature still sitting there. In a moment, he had the broom raised and shoved the business end at the spider. It fell into the toilet with a “plop.” He raced over to the toilet and flushed it without looking down. After the toilet finished flushing, he looked down into it to see nothing but water. He breathed a sigh of relief and went back to the living room.
“I take it that that thing is gone now?” Morgana asked from the sofa.
“Yup, I flushed it away. It is no more,” Merlin replied.
“Thank you. Oh, and I think I’m done with horror movies for tonight.”
Merlin plopped down next to her. “Me too.” He reached for the remote and zapped the telly off.
“Of course.” And they held each other for a good long time until it was decided to go to bed. And if they held each other more tightly in bed, too, neither noticed.