Title:Childish Games Pt. 4
Summary:Arthur's schemes to get Merlin to notice him continue.
Author's Notes: There is only one more in the series. Part1, Part2, Part3.
The pose, the lighting, the over all effect of Arthur exposing his best Arthur-ness, these were all key to getting Merlin to understand his physical worth. Especially if walking around partially clothed had zero effect. It was time to take things to the next stage of assault.
"I had no idea you were this fixated Princess." Gwaine mocked while circling with a camera.
"Just take the damn pictures."
"You know I'm happy to oblige. Very romantic thing this." Gwaine, the impromptu
Arthur ignored most of Gwaine's nonsense as a rule. "These are not naughty. They're artistic. It's all Black and White film. I made sure."
"Of course because taking the color out of photos of you nearly naked on my floor is so very Guggenheim."
"Merlin, would you stop laughing!."
"What's wrong with your face?" Merlin clutch the one photo in his hand and was doubled over in near pain from laughing so hard. Granted it was Arthur with almost no cover. in nothing more than a speedo really, but the prat had stuck out his lips to make what Merlin assumed to be, Professional Model Pouts. "Was Full Pout Mode not good enough for you? You had to channel Twiggy?"
"Oh please. It was Naomi Campbell and I did an excellent job of it too. I look just like her."
Merlin calmed a bit, already covering his privates with his sketch book as he reclined into the couch. If he was going to look at this photo again, he wouldn't be able to simply focus on Arthur's face for long. The lure of his exposed body with every muscle accentuated in perfect shadows might be a little much. Might? ok it would be a disaster. "You wanted to look like Naomi Campbell?"
"In the face! She has an expressive face! I thought you would like that for your models?" Arthur tucked himself almost behind Merlin, wedging between the armrest and his friend. Their boundaries of personal space had all but disappeared in the past week, and now Arthur looked him in the eyes almost dead on expecting Merlin to give an honest assessment of the pornographic photo. A photo that Merlin wanted special alone time with post haste.