Title: As We Were
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin
Summary: Arthur finally catches up to Merlin.
Word Count: 100
Prompt: #33 Choices
Author's Notes: N/A
He stopped, because he'd heard Arthur say his name with exasperation, with fondness, with mock contempt...but never with such crushing weariness. He stopped, but didn't turn around. For a moment, it seemed as though the entire world stood on a knife's edge, and then his king spoke, and it all slid apart in shivering pieces.
"What crime are you committing in my name this time? Theft? Oathbreaking? Murder?"
Merlin closed his eyes, and all he saw was darkness, deceit and hard choices. "All that and more, my king."
He didn't look back, but let Arthur's voice trail behind him.