Before ambitious heir Arthur Pendragon can inherit his father's business, he must deliver a special Christmas letter to his dad's former business partner Gaius in Camelot. When a snowstorm strands him and his personal assistant Merlin at the Camelot Inn, he gets to know Manager Guinevere and discovers the true gifts of Christmas.
Or, a Christmas Inheritance AU.
Word Count: 5,000
Author's Notes: Happy Holidays, ajsrandom! This was inspired by the prompt: Arthur had a terrible breakup (with Sophia) and Merlin and Morgana decide to play matchmaker.
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Arthur lays sprawled on the big leather chair in his office, twirling a pen in his hand.
Merlin, his personal assistant, strides into the room with a black portfolio tucked under his arm and two cups of coffee.
“Arthur, you can’t just hide out in here all day. You have a conference call in 10 minutes. And then you have lunch scheduled with your Father.”