Title: Waiting for Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Merlin waits over the long centuries, cutting every day into wood large and small.
Word Count: 100
Camelot_drabble Prompt: 420 – status update
Author's Notes: none. Not betaed.
Disclaimer: Merlin characters are the property of Shine and BBC. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.
His cottage was filled with wood. Branches on walls, holding up the stairs, the ceiling lined with forest limbs, the floor a mass of rowan and oak and maple. Even his furniture was a muddle of sticks, boughs of all kinds, wood gathered from the forest over centuries.
Each one of them, every stick small and large, was carefully cut along its side, notched in clusters of ten. Each cut marking a day without Arthur.
A house built on waiting.
And when Arthur returned, Merlin would burn the damned place down. And rejoice that his long agony was finally over.