Title: Pet Diplomacy
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur, OCs
Summary: The right pet can help a king achieve his diplomatic goals
Word Count: 100
Prompt: 443 Pet
Author's Notes: Canon AU
Always having the right pet at his side helped Arthur in his diplomatic endeavours.
King Lot, visiting with violent rebellion flashing in his eyes, was completely cowed at the sight of Arthur's massive black attack dog. Despite its wild eyes and bared fangs, the fierce King of Camelot treated the slavering monster like any lovable puppy!
The young princesses of Rheged, accompanying their royal parents, were utterly charmed by Arthur's fluffy cat, which purred especially loudly when they petted it.
Arthur had originally been skeptical about Merlin's magic. Still, he had to admit that those shapeshifting powers were extremely useful.