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09 March 2013 @ 06:21 pm
Belonging  
Author: mrscupcakery
Title: Belonging
Rating: G
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin
Summary: Some people can't see it.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 203
Prompt: 48: His


Everyone assumes Merlin belongs to Arthur.

They’re right, of course. Merlin is Arthur’s in every way possible. Anyone with eyes can see it. It’s there in the devotion that’s so obvious in Merlin’s eyes whenever he looks at Arthur, and in the way he’s simply always there, at Arthur’s side.

What people don’t always understand, is that Arthur belongs to Merlin every bit as much as Merlin belongs to him.

Arthur often wonders how they don’t see it, when he feels like Merlin’s name is etched onto his very being. He thinks they must be blind not to see the way Merlin’s touches are like a brand on his skin, marking him, claiming him.

Sometimes he wants to shout it from the rooftops. He wants people to know, to see that he is Merlin’s, utterly and completely.

It doesn’t matter to Merlin though. In truth, he likes it better this way, because whilst the entire world might see Merlin’s looks of devotion, only Merlin gets to see Arthur’s. The idea of someone else seeing those looks makes Merlin boil with rage, no one else deserves to see Arthur laid bare like that. Only he has the right.

Arthur is his and his alone.
 
 
 
alba: Merlin Merlin Arthur finalealba17 on March 9th, 2013 06:35 pm (UTC)
Awww. This is sweet. Nicely done.
mrscupcakerymrscupcakery on March 9th, 2013 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I was a bit nervous about how this would come across, so I'm glad it worked for you.
brunettepetbrunettepet on March 9th, 2013 06:52 pm (UTC)
I like how covetous of Arthur's looks and devotion Merlin is. He wants this vulnerable, opens side of Arthur all to himself.
mrscupcakerymrscupcakery on March 9th, 2013 07:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.
47eleven47eleven on March 10th, 2013 12:01 am (UTC)
This is lovely
mrscupcakerymrscupcakery on March 10th, 2013 12:12 am (UTC)
Thank you!
lawgoddess: Bradley gentlemanlawgoddess on March 10th, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
Beautiful, really well done!
mrscupcakerymrscupcakery on March 11th, 2013 01:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Terrifyingly Friendly: m/a stairsjelazakazone on March 11th, 2013 01:21 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I really really love this.
mrscupcakerymrscupcakery on March 11th, 2013 01:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad.
weepingwillow9weepingwillow9 on March 21st, 2013 09:07 pm (UTC)
I loved this, it's so sweet!
mrscupcakerymrscupcakery on March 21st, 2013 09:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Glad you like it.