Title: Mayhem in the courtyard
Word count: 207
Summary: Arthur needs to find out the reason for the commotion in the courtyard
Author’s notes: Not beta’d. Yay! What else is new? I’m such a dork. I wrote this last week and then forgot to post it. Sorry!
Arthur tried to ignore it. He needed to write this speech and that alone was complicated enough, he didn’t need the laughter and cries of joy coming up from the courtyard. Some days he wished he had chambers that had windows leading to see the city. Every little noise in the courtyard multiplied and it felt as if it was all aimed at his window.
Finally, he gave up. He got up, frowning and ready to yell for those noisemakers to stop. Opening his window to see what caused the mayhem, he saw Merlin, his very own court sorcerer, love of his life, standing in the middle of a crowd of children, conjuring butterflies and little sparkly dragons for them. Each new creature drew another round of ooohs and aaahs and giggles out of them.
Arthur smiled and just then, Merlin looked up before he hunched over to whisper to the little ones.
When he straightened up, he conjured a big heart and sent it up to where Arthur was standing at the window and the children were all waving.
Arthur nodded in acknowledgement and leaned against the window frame to see what else Merlin would entertain the youngest of his subjects with. The speech could wait.