Title: The one where Morgana has a dritty mind
Author: Emeraldawn - Witchyemerald on LJ
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur Well you can see it like that
Characters: Merlin, Arthur, Morgana, Gwen
Summary: Morgana needs to learn not to listen in.
Word Count: 503
A/N: I hope this comes across what I was trying to get at. My Beta thought along the same lines I did. I wrote this on binder paper and then lost it years ago, Would take place in season 1 where everyone was still friends!
Disclaimer: I don't own Merlin (BBC) Just playing with the toys
There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside of your head
is different than the one inside you head – Thornton Wilder.
Anyone in the castle could tell you that Morgana even she was a smart and beautiful lady would tend to do some very unladylike things, like eavesdropping. So it should have been no surprise to Gwen that when the pair had stopped in front of Arthur's door prepared to invite the Prince and is servant on a horseback ride, hearing voices within caused Morgana to pause and listen in.
“Are you sure I should be doing this Arthur? It seems to be a little out of my job description.”
“Merlin, you are my man servant and anything I ask you to do it in your job description.”
“But Arthur you know how clumsy I am... I could hurt you.”
“Please Merlin, have a little faith. I will be telling you how to do it the right way. Step-by-step. You know I have some experience in this.”
“Oh I know you like to do this every chance you get.”
“No need to joke. Lord knows you need the practice. How are you going to help me next time we are away from Camelot?”
“Like I always do?”
“Please Merlin; I can't have you lying on the ground while I do all the work. Now just shut up and grip the base. No. No. Not that tight. You need to be able to have movement in the wrist.”
“Okay, like this?”
“Better, keep it in one fluid motion all the way down like this. We keep on practicing and soon I'll let some of the other Knights have a go at you.”
“That hardly sounds like a reward Arthur.”
“Nonsense some can have a lot to teach you. Leon has learned a few tricks I am sure he'll be willing to share. In fact if one day you could use this skill for extra coin, other have in the past if the need arose.”
“You mean you will not pay me extra for my talent?”
“A few more strokes Merlin and we can talk about your pay-rate later.”
Morgan's mind most have come to the same conclusion as Gwen on what Arthur was doing to poor Merlin, for she through opened the chamber door and demanded to what Arthur was doing. Gwen saw everyone pause in their actions. Morgan with her hand still on the door. Arthur with his hand still on Merlin's wrist. Merlin with a sword still in his hands.
“Yes, Morgana I am teaching Merlin to use a sword before he cuts off a hand in battle. What do you think we were doing?” Arthur asked with one eye-brow arched.
“Oh, nothing, Gwen and I are going for a horseback ride, come with us and you can teach Merlin how to stock his sword outdoors.” Morgana turn and in a swish of skirts left the three behind.
Gwen always thought her Mistress had a wicked since of humor.