05 April 2020 @ 11:20 am
Catch On  
Author: tygermine
Title: Catch On
Rating: G
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Someone caught feelings...
Warnings: none
Word Count: 330
Prompt: Writers Own - K by Cigarettes After Sex
Author's Notes: find this album and love it!!!

Arthur was sitting in a small coffee shop down the road from his flat watching Merlin tap his fingers on the table top and look out the window at the people walking past.

They’d met a few weeks ago at a club, as cliched as it sounds, and had spent a good part of the night dancing before Merlin went home with him.

It had been a good few weeks.

Merlin would go over, they’d have a few rounds in bed and then MErlin would leave with a snarky comment thrown over his shoulder.

But today, things were different.

Last night the power had gone off in the neighbourhood, plunging everyone into darkness. Despite Arthur’s protests, Merin had left the bed and dug out a candle from Arthur’s kitchen and returned to the bedroom with it.

“We don’t need a candle,” Arthur had grouched.

“We do. I don’t know about you, but I like seeing who I’m in bed with.” Merlin had blushed before climbing back into bed and covering Arthur’s body with his own.

This morning, they’d decided to venture out for coffee and possibly a pastry. Merlin had kept giving Arthur these looks that had nothing to do with undressing him in his mind. They seemed to stretch further than the bedroom, into something Arthur daren’t allow himself to imagine. Things like waking up together every day, sharing meals and laughs.

Could it be that Merlin had reached the same page as Arthur? The one he had landed on the first morning Merlin had left? The page that had them together all the time, exclusively?

He hoped so.

Merlin turned to Arthur and reached across the table to tangle their fingers together before looking up with a smile so warm and inviting that Arthur’s breath caught in his throat.

“I like it when you wear black,” Arthur gasped out, not knowing where that had come from.

“Funny,” Merlin smirked. “I like it when you wear nothing at all.”

aeris444aeris444 on April 5th, 2020 09:58 am (UTC)
That last sentence is simply perfect!
Insane Insomniac: pic#69391638tygermine on April 5th, 2020 10:48 am (UTC)
Thank you!!!
addie71: Merlin 1addie71 on April 5th, 2020 12:55 pm (UTC)
Very nice. I enjoyed this.
Insane Insomniactygermine on April 6th, 2020 07:40 am (UTC)
Glad you liked it!
Merlsmerlocked18 on April 8th, 2020 09:03 pm (UTC)
gulp. lovely
Insane Insomniac: pic#69391638tygermine on April 9th, 2020 06:33 am (UTC)
Thank you
archaeologist_darchaeologist_d on April 8th, 2020 10:38 pm (UTC)
I hope Merlin is on the same page! Well done.
Insane Insomniac: pic#69391638tygermine on April 9th, 2020 06:34 am (UTC)
If you listen to the song, the lyrics go:

I remember when I first noticed that you liked me back
We were sitting down in a restaurant waiting for the check
We had made love earlier that day with no strings attached
But I could tell that something had changed how you looked at me then.

So, i was hoping to convey that...