Title: Reunion - part 7
Pairing/s: past Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Merlin rests for his injuries.
Word Count: 203
Prompt: 421 "Summer Son" by Texas
Author's Notes: This has much more in common with some of the lyrics of the prompt than with the spirit of it.
That question blares in Merlin's thoughts over and over. It drowns out everything else until he calms enough to form other questions.
Is it true? He needs to ask!
Is there some other explanation? But what else could explain Arthur's cautious movements?
What happened? When did it happen? What happened?
Merlin doesn't ask. Arthur said to rest, and Merlin knows that Arthur won't accept an argument.
Arthur gets him some water, and even helps him drink it. After that, Merlin closes his eyes. Merlin's mind might be whirling, but his body really does need rest.
His concerned and curious thoughts don't keep him from sleep, but they do inform his dreams.
When Merlin wakes again, he feels a powerful ache of homesickness. The fading images of his dreams remind him of a time when he had not only a roof over his head, but a family as well, and someone to love.
When he opens his eyes to find that someone sitting in the back corner of the cell once more, he is a little bit glad this day landed him in the dungeons of Camelot. He silently gives thanks to the Triple Goddess, then speaks to let Arthur know he's awake again.