Summary: Arthur is about to confess his feelings for Merlin when they're interrupted. He continues to screw up, making Merlin angrier and angrier with him... When Gwaine gets involved, however, things finally come together.
Or: Five times Arthur tried to confess his feelings, and one time he succeeded – and somehow, acquired a Gwaine as well.
Word Count: 4,100
Author's Notes: I was thrilled to death to get a poetry prompt! I also included confessions, friends with benefits, and political drama (sorta) getting in the way of things. I hope you like it, I had a lot of fun planning and writing it! This is my very first time writing a poly ship and I honestly had a blast. Thank you for providing me with such good choices with prompts and ships, and thank you to the mods for hosting, I'm so glad I participated!
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