Title: The Cottage by the Sea (Part 11)
Summary: Merlin's drinking has given him a hangover
Word Count: 304
Prompt: 440 Hangover
Merlin sat at the table holding his head and moaned. He had a dreadful hangover. He had drank far more than he had planned on.
Morgana slammed a bowl of porridge down on the table in front of him.
"Morgana, please…." Merlin squinted as he looked up at her.
"It's your own fault. You know how you are. Why did you drink so much?"
"It wasn't that. Whatever they were passing around was a lot stronger than the ale in Camelot." Merlin looked at the bowl in front of him and pushed it away.
Morgana held out a mug. "Drink this. All of it."
Merlin took the mug from her and downed it. He shuddered. "Ugh! Gaius' hangover recipe? Where did you find that?"
"It's in the book of remedies you brought with you." Morgana took the mug and pushed the bowl back in front of him. "Strangely, it was in his own hand. Eat you breakfast."
Merlin sighed. He stirred the porridge but didn't take a bite.
"Please tell me you set Abels leg before you started drinking." Morgana started to tidy up.
"Yes." Merlin turned to look at her. "How are you feeling?"
"I'm fine. Mrs. Stout knows I'm with child." Morgana put her hand on her stomach. "I didn't tell her. She just knew."
"The whole village knows now." Merlin grinned. "Expect some advice and baby things."
"Merlin I wish we were home. I miss Gwen. And Arthur." Morgana bit her lip to keep from crying.
"Morgana, this is our home now." Merlin saw the tear on her cheek. "Maybe someday we can go back but it wont be anytime soon. For now, we just have to muddle along." He got up and put his arms around her. "We have to be each others home."
Morgana nodded and hugged him tightly.