Title: A Proposal
Pairing/s: Merlin, Morgana
Character/s: Merlin, Morgana
Summary: Merlin takes Morgana to his favorite Italian restaurant.
Word Count: 354
Prompt: 432, You've been here before
Author's Notes: :)
Merlin pulled up to a spot in front of an Italian restaurant. “This is perfect for our inaugural ‘New-place-every-date-night’ date night,” he said to Morgana as he got out of the car and came around to open her door.
“It looks lovely,” she replied.
They walked inside the restaurant and were immediately greeted with, “Hey, Merlin” by no less than three waiters. Merlin greeted everyone back.
“You’ve been here before?”
“Yes. Mum and I found it while you were ‘away for your own good,’” Merlin replied.
Just then, a server came up to them and guided them to a table near a window. “This is our favorite table,” Merlin said.
“Aww, that’s so sweet. I’m honored you’d bring me here.”
Merlin put his hand over hers. “I hope to bring you here many more times.” He got down on one knee in front of her. “Morgana, I’ve loved you for a long time, and I hope to love you for a much longer time.” He pulled a ring box out of his pocket. “Please say you’ll marry me.”
Morgana’s mouth had fallen open when Merlin went down on his knee, but she smiled now. “Yes, of course I’ll marry you.” She took the ring box, pulled out the ring and put it on her finger.
Merlin stood and pulled her up too. “Hey everyone,” he said, addressing everyone in the restaurant, “she said yes!”
Clapping and cheering rang through the restaurant. Merlin grinned and embraced Morgana. When he pulled back, she captured his face between her hands and pulled it down for a thorough kiss. There were cheers and catcalls behind them until they pulled apart.
The owner of the restaurant came out from the back. He shook Merlin’s hand and said, “Free dinner for the happy couple!”
There were more cheers and a few other patrons came up to congratulate them. When they sat back down, their dinners were served. They talked quietly while they ate, stealing looks at each other. As they left, they waved to the other patrons and walked into the night, hand in hand, noticing very little besides themselves.