Title: The Future Is Now (Chapter 50)
Pairing/s: Arthur/Gwen, Merlin/Morgana
Character/s: Lord Weatherly, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles
Summary: Arthur takes over his Kingdom
Word Count: 500
Prompt: 388 The Way We Are.
Author's Notes: Last Chapter.
Arthur stood with his sword pointed at Lord Weatherly nose and waited on the floor of Parliament for a response.
"Arthur, he's not worth it." Gwen whispered. "Put down the sword before you cut off his nose. He's ugly enough."
Merlin snickered. Morgana poked him in the side. Merlin coughed to cover his laughter.
Lord Weatherly realized he wasn't going to get Arthur to give up his claim. He took a step back. "Lord… King Arthur, we have procedures we must follow. We can't just dissolve Parliament. The people have voted for these people. We must stay the way we are. "
"Did they vote for you too? No they didn't." Arthur addressed the floor. "Those of you that have been elected will stay. The Lords on the other hand…" Arthur glared at Lord Weatherly. "You have a choice. Choose wisely."
A few of the Lords walked out.
Arthur looked at Merlin and whispered. "Find out who they are."
"Anyone else?" Arthur looked around but no one else moved. "Thank you. Now we need to get the ball rolling."
Lord Weatherly sighed. "We need to release a statement to the press. You will need to be introduced by the Queen. The Prince must also be present when power is transferred to you. He will have to agree to release his claim."
It took three days to get all the documents in place for a transfer of power. Elizabeth and her family would go to Scotland and rule the colonies from there. Arthur took possession of Buckingham Palace and Britain.
Early in the morning, Arthur stood on a balcony with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. The Queen introduced Arthur to the crowd as King Arthur of Britain. Arthur shook hands with Prince Charles and waved to the crowd.
When it was over, Arthur stepped inside and sighed.
"It's all yours." Charles picked up his coat. "Not that I had a say in any of this."
Queen Elizabeth raised an eyebrow. "We still have the colonies. Stop being such an ungrateful prat."
Charles looked surprised. "Mother?"
"Shut up Charles." Elizabeth slapped him on the arm. "I'm off. Arthur if you need anything just ring."
"Thank you." Arthur looked around. "Maybe a map for this place."
Elizabeth chuckled. "I grew up here and I still get turned around."
Arthur helped Elizabeth with her coat.
"I'll have Merlin make one. This is all his fault. Damn sorcerer!" Arthur laughed.
"We used to behead them. You might want to reinstate that." Charles crossed the room to the door. "I would."
"Shut up Charles." Elizabeth glared at him and followed him to the door.
Arthur removed the sword belt and sat down on a sofa. Excalibur was in a vault in the Tower of London. He rubbed his temples. The Excalibur Prophecy didn't tell him what to do after he regained his kingdom.
After a while, Arthur stood up and picked up his sword. It was time to rebuild his Camelot from the ground up.