Title: The King's Quest (Chapter 4)
Summary: Merlin and Morgana discuss Arthur's visit.
Prompt: 393 Disagreement
Merlin was sitting on a stool in the kitchen when Morgana came through with a stack of plates and cups. He looked up from his tea cup and smiled.
"Merlin, you just missed Arthur. He was in a mood. He was on about us getting married again." Morgana sat the dishes on the counter.
"Morgana, you didn't have a disagreement with him, did you? He has a lot on his mind." Merlin got up and poured himself another cup of tea. "It will only make his mood worse."
"I didn't argue with him." Morgana turned to him. "He was too busy eating all my fresh baked biscuits and looking disapprovingly at me to argue. He came to see me because of the tabloids. I think he just wanted to give me an earful."
"Yeah, he gave me an earful too. Gwen says he's stress eating. He better stop or he will be as big as a horse." Merlin sat back down. "He has bigger problems than us. You would think he would just know how to be king."
"Merlin, he doesn't remember being king. It's hard for him. He didn't want this. It was a shock to him." Morgana started to fill the industrial dishwasher. "Shock to all of us. Elizabeth gave up a little too easily if you ask me."
Merlin nodded as he stirred his tea. "I was thinking the same thing."
Gretta brought more dishes through the door. "This is the last of them. Do you want me to do that?"
Morgana moved aside. "Yes. Is the dining room empty?"
"Mrs. Dodge is at her usual table. She's on her third cup and her second slice of Victoria sponge. She's hiding from her husband again." Gretta started to put the dishes in the machine. "She's been playing the horses again."
"Let her stay for a while." Morgana wiped her hands on a tea towel. "At least she won't have to hear her husband yelling at her about losing money. I'll set up for the morning you can go as soon as you finish there. Merlin, can wipe the tables and mop the floor." She looked at Merlin. "Since you're here."
Merlin put his cup down and walked to the sink to fill the bucket.
"Thank you, Merlin." Morgana blew him a kiss.
"You can thank me later." Merlin pushed the bucket through the door. "Bring some of that cake home."
"All you want is cake?" Morgana laughed.
"Didn't say that." Merlin laughed as he looked over his shoulder.
"Morgana, you need to marry him. He's a keeper." Gretta laughed. "A man that cleans! Yeah, he's a winner.
Morgana sighed. "I know."