Title: The King's Quest (Chapter 6)
Pairing/s: Arthur/Gwen, Merlin/Morgana
Summary: Arthur and Merlin discuss one of the knights.
Word Count: 366
Prompt: 396 Stalked
"Come here. I need to speak to you." Arthur pulled Merlin aside in the ballroom.
"Now? This is your engagement party. Can't it wait until the morning?" Merlin grabbed another glass of champagne from a passing waiter's tray.
Arthur took the glass from him. "Merlin, I need you sober for this conversation."
"Then you should have found me an hour ago." Merlin grinned.
"It's about the knights." Arthur nodded to an uncomfortable looking Leon in the corner. "He looks like he's about to be executed."
"Leon is just a bit shy." Merlin grinned. "But that's not what you want to know, is it?"
"Well, yes and no. I was speaking to Leon and he said you had located all but one of the knights. When were you going to tell me?"
"In the morning when I received the genealogy reports." Merlin sighed. "Arthur, there is something you should know. Gwen's ex-husband is Lancelot."
"I was afraid of that." Arthur shook his head. "I don't want him anywhere near her. He stalked her while we were dating. Stalked!"
"What?" Merlin glanced over at Gwen. "She never said….."
"I don't think she was aware. I saw him sitting in his car outside her flat on several occasions and in the car park at the hospital when I would pick her up from her shift."
"Bloody hell!" Merlin took the glass of champagne from Arthur and downed it in one gulp.
"Keep that up and Morgana will zap you with her magick." Arthur chuckled.
Merlin glared at him. "We need to think of where to put him so he stays away from Gwen. We can always send him to Wales."
"I have other ideas of where I'd like to send him." Arthur looked over at Gwen. "I better go save my future Queen from Lord Weatherly. She has that look she gets that only means one thing. Trouble"
"You better go." Merlin chuckled. "I can tell you about Gwaine in the morning."
Arthur nodded. "So, we are missing Percival then?"
Merlin nodded. "He has been eluding me so far."
"You're a sorcerer. Cast a 'Find Percival' spell." Arthur smacked Merlin on the shoulder and laughed before heading for Gwen.