Title: The Cottage by the Sea (Part 4)
Character/s: Lance, Gwaine, Gaius
Summary: They have been found!
Word Count: 489
Prompt: 409 Word of the Day 4/6 Incarnate
Merlin sat up in bed near midnight. He wasn't sure what had woken him up but he could feel someone near. He looked over at Morgana sleeping peacefully. He slipped out of the bed and walked slowly to the door.
"Are you sure this is the place? I didn't even see it until we were on top of it."
Merlin recognized Gwaine's voice. Merlin looked back at Morgana. They were caught!
Another voice answered him. "Yes. I know Merlin's tricks. I taught him this one. These are his wards."
Merlin sighed. It was Gaius.
"You want to knock or should I?" A third voice asked.
Merlin shook his head. Lance was with them. The two men that knew about Merlin's magick were the ones to come after him. Thats what happens when he makes friends with police.
They had to move now. Merlin rushed back to the bed. "Morgana, wake up! We have to go."
Morgana opened her eyes. "Go back to sleep Merlin you're dreaming."
"I'm not. Morgana, get up. Merlin threw back the covers on the bed. "Gwaine and Lance are outside and they brought Gaius with them. We need to go. Now!"
Morgana got up and started to pull on her clothes. "How are we going to leave if they're outside?"
"I know a spell." Merlin pulled on his pants and grabbed his shirt.
There was a knock at the door.
"Merlin, we know you and Morgana are in there. Come out. We need to talk to you." Gwaine called out.
"We aren't coming out there." Merlin answered back. "You don't want to talk you want to take us in."
"Merlin, let me in." Gaius called out. "Just me."
Merlin pulled his shirt down over his head and went to the door. He let Gaius in.
"Why did you come with them?" Merlin asked. "They would have never found us without your help."
"Yes. They would have. All of Wales is being searched for the two of you. Morgana is accused of killing Mordred. They found her dagger in his heart."
"She didn't kill him. I did and you know why." Merlin reached out for Morgana. "Just let us go."
Gaius sighed. "You have to come back with us. Explain it to Arthur. He will understand."
Morgana grabbed Merlin's hand and let him pull her close to him.
"No." Merlin shook his head. "He won't. The law is the law. He will have no choice but to Incarnate us both. You know how hard headed he is."
"I'll talk to him and make him see sense." Gaius frowned. "You can't keep running."
"All we need to do is get far enough away that he can't get to us." Merlin put his arms around Morgana. "Tell him I'm sorry."
"Merlin! Dont!" Gaius cried out.
Merlin mumbled a spell and they disappeared in a swirl of air.
Gwaine and Lance burst through the door.
Gaius sighef. "They're gone."