Title: Love you, too
Summary: This was the moment to make up his mind, Merlin had said the three words to him
Warnings: not betaed yet, sowwy!
Word Count: 257
Author's Notes: If you find any major mutilations of your language, let me know, please!
He clenched his hands into fists and tried to calm his wildly beating heart. Merlin had said it. The dreaded three words. To him. Oh Goddess.
Of course he’d said those words before, when he tried to bed someone or just to get a quick shag in a back alley. He’d said them in the heat of passion or when he was happy because someone had given him a good idea.
But this was different. This time, he couldn’t just smirk and get out as quickly as possible. This was Merlin. Sweet, gentle, sexy Merlin. And he knew that he wanted this as much as the other man did, even though it scared the living daylights out of him. This time, these words would actually mean something.
They meant that he wouldn’t be able to just leave when he got bored, to run when issues occurred or to joke it off when the other was sad. If he said them now, it would mean being there for Merlin, to make sure it wouldn’t get boring, to work through any problem that might be in their way, to comfort even if he didn’t understand what was so sad. They meant commitment, a thing he had been able to avoid so far.
But looking into Merlin’s eyes, that looked expectantly at him, he couldn’t help it. Even though his palms were sweaty, his heart racing and his legs telling him to run like hell, he took Merlin’s hand, put a small kiss on it and smiled. “Love you, too.”