Title: The moons of Ealdor
Word count: 329
Prompt: Merlin in the moonlight
Summary: Arthur wakes up and goes to investigate where Merlin is. He sees something he has never seen before
Author’s notes: Not beta’d. Yay! What else is new?
This is a tiny paragraph of the story I’ve been working on since July. I hope it’s alright that I do it that way. This is not posted yet, but if you are interested, you can find it here Found you between the stars
Arthur leaned against the door frame. They were had been at the chalet for a couple of days now and he had relaxed quite a bit since their arrival. Their days were filled with swimming, reading – Arthur couldn’t even remember when he last read a text just for the fun of it – cooking together, having meals and making love.
He had felt Merlin getting up and when he didn’t come back, he had scrambled out of bed to see what kept him. What he saw now took his breath away.
Merlin was out on the patio, in all his naked glory, just standing still, his face turned up. The moons of Ealdor caressed his pale skin, and made every curve and sharp angle look even more delightful. After a while, it seemed as if Merlin’s skin started to glow in the same light the moons gave off, there was a silvery aura around him and it almost looked as if Merlin was recharging, feeding off the moonlight.
Arthur had never seen anything more ethereal. He knew he should have been surprised, but it started feeling as if nothing magic did could really surprise him. It was magic, what else was there to say about it? He still felt deeply humbled that he was allowed to witness this.
Slowly, Merlin opened his eyes and held out his hand. His eyes were glowing the same silvery blue as his skin.
What was this? A ritual? A ceremony? Another test?
Padding out on the patio, Arthur reached for Merlin’s hand. He didn’t know what he expected to happen, but watched in amazement when the fine shimmering aura that surrounded Merlin’s body expanded and crept up his arm. It left a tingly sensation as it spread and finally, they both were engulfed. It wasn’t only on his skin, it felt as if it went through his entire body and when it finally faded a while later, Arthur felt somehow different.
“What…what was that?”