Title: The King's Quest (Chapter 8)
Character/s: Merlin, Leon, Gwaine, Lucinda "Lucky" Clary(oc)
Summary: Merlin has come to tell Gwaine that hes one of the Knights of Camelot.
Word Count: 622
Prompt: 400 Oblivious
Merlin slumped down in the seat to avoid the sun as Leon turned the corner into the car park. He was still feeling the effects of last night's drinking at the engagement party.
"Are you sure this is the right place? I mean it's a bit obvious." Leon pointed to the sign over the door of the pub. "The Green Knight?"
Merlin sat up and rubbed his face. "That's what drew me to look here. He must have some kind of past memory or maybe he knows his family genealogy."
"Is that possible? I was completely oblivious until you showed up telling me I was a reincarnated knight for Camelot." Leon opened the car door. "Let's go clue him in and change the Green Knight's world."
"Right." Merlin opened his door. He followed Leon as he walked towards the door of the pub. Merlin looked around as they went inside.
"Hello gentlemen. What can I get for you?" The red haired woman behind the bar asked.
Merlin shook off the wave of nausea that hit him. "We are here looking for Gwaine Green. Is he here?"
"What has that fool gone and done this time? I swear he's going to be the death of me." Lucky threw a bar towel down on the bar. "I'm his wife, Lucky. You look like you're cops. Are you here to arrest him?"
"We aren't here to arrest him. We're just here to talk to him." Leon leaned against the bar. "Where is he?"
He's in the cellar fixing one of the tap lines. I'll get him. Damn fool. I should have never married him." She walked into a hallway behind the bar.
"He's married?" Leon looked at Merlin. "Was he married in Camelot?"
"No, he wasn't." Merlin leaned against the bar. "He shagged anything that would let him."
"Huh. We're any of us married?" Leon asked.
"Percival was, but it was before he came to Camelot." Merlin gave Leon a curious look. "You were engaged but you died before the wedding."
"We must have been a sad lot." Leon sighed.
Merlin chuckled. "Yeah we were."
"Lucky says you're here to talk to me about something." A shaggy looking man in a black shirt walked out from where Lucky had gone.
"You're Gwaine Green?" Merlin asked.
"Yeah. Who are you and what's this all about?"
"I'm Lord Merlin Emrys and this is Sir Leon Welsh, K.O.C. Is there somewhere we can talk in private. "
Gwain raised an eyebrow. "What does K.O.C. mean?"
Leon glanced at Merlin. "Knight of Camelot."
Gwaine burst out laughing. "You're joking."
"Mr. Green, you are a descendant of Sir Gwaine of Camelot, also known as the Green Knight." Merlin paused.
"Yeah. I know that. That's why the pub is named the Green Knight. So?" Gwaine looked at them with a big grin.
"I was sent by King Arthur to bring you to court. He requests that you take on the responsibilities of a Knight of Camelot."
"Did he say the King wants to see you?" Lucky asked as she came out of the back room.
"What are these responsibilities because I have a pub to run?" Gwaine asked.
Leon cleared his throat. "You work directly with the King to ensure the security of the country. You'll be responsible for a district and the nobles and lawmakers in your district report directly to you."
"Then I'll get to put KOC behind my name too?" Gwaine asked.
"Yes." Merlin answered. "You and Lady Green will be King Arthur's guest this weekend. If you agree…."
"Oh he agrees. Don't you, Gwaine?" Lucky punched her husband in the arm. "Tell him Gwaine."
"I would love to. It sounds like fun." Gwaine grinned.