25 June 2013 @ 01:11 pm
Under the Bed  
Author: destiny_chicken
Title: Under the Bed
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin
Summary: Why is Arthur so worried about Merlin hiding under the Prince's bed?
Warnings: None
Word Count: 221
Prompt: #63 Hiding
Author's Notes:Thank you to inspired_being for the beta. This little fic came about from the chat comments on the Merlin-Forever rewatch of Season 2 Episode 6, 'Beauty and the
Beast, Part 2'. Merlin has been falsely accused of theft and has been driven into hiding. He comes to Arthur's chamber to solicit his help in breaking the spell Catrina has placed on Uther. Note, some dialogue directly from the show; episode written by Ben Vanstone.


Arthur, not yet asleep, listened intently.


There it was again.

Galvanized into action, Arthur leapt from his bed, drawing his sword in one smooth motion, ready to face any threat. "Who's there?"

"Merlin." Merlin's smiling face popped out from under the bed.

"You're back."

"Never left."

"You mean to say..."


"You've been hiding under there this whole time..."

"No, of course not. No."

"Because if you were..." Arthur pointed his sword threateningly at Merlin.

"I wasn't, I swear. Only the last hour or so."

"Only the last hour. You didn't...umm...hear anything did you?" Arthur asked nervously as he moved over to sit at the table and began playing with his eating knife.

Merlin, clambering out from under the bed, didn't answer the question, but asked instead, "What are you worried about, Arthur?"

"I might have been...er...doing something...personal...private."

Merlin rolled his eyes and stated matter-of-factly, "Oh that. Yes, I heard you wanking."

Arthur coughed and sputtered, his face flushing.

"What's there to be embarrassed about? Everyone does it, don't they?" Merlin grinned broadly and winked at Arthur, adding, "But I must admit I was surprised to hear you shouting my name!"

"I did not! You liar!" Arthur lunged for Merlin who side-stepped him quickly.

"How about we get back to the problem at hand? Your stepmother is a troll."

Current Mood: mischievous
shakka1 on June 25th, 2013 06:10 pm (UTC)
Perfect! You exactly described my headcanon for that scene.
Destiny & Chicken: Arthur chest slice in colordestiny_chicken on June 25th, 2013 07:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Glad you liked it!
brunettepetbrunettepet on June 25th, 2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
This made me laugh out loud: Merlin rolled his eyes and stated matter-of-factly, "Oh that. Yes, I heard you wanking." It's Merlin being so matter of fact that's particularly hysterical.
Destiny & Chicken: Arthur shirtlessdestiny_chicken on June 25th, 2013 07:10 pm (UTC)
Of course Merlin is the practical one, and Arthur the embarrassed one. :). Thank you for commenting and I'm glad it gave you a laugh!
drarryisgreen: merlin2drarryisgreen on June 25th, 2013 07:23 pm (UTC)
hehehehe ♥
Destiny & Chicken: Arthur Chest by chestdestiny_chicken on June 25th, 2013 09:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the hehe's!
clea2011: Merlinclea2011 on June 25th, 2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
LOL! Yep, that's exactly what the missing part of that scene should be :-)
Destiny & Chicken: Merlin Oooh profiledestiny_chicken on June 26th, 2013 01:01 am (UTC)
Glad we are thinking alike! Thank you for commenting!
47eleven: Mine by right47eleven on June 26th, 2013 01:10 am (UTC)
Excellent work!
Destiny & Chicken: Arthur A for Arthurdestiny_chicken on June 26th, 2013 02:17 am (UTC)
Glad you like it! Thanks for your comment!
osky291osky291 on June 26th, 2013 01:20 am (UTC)
Hahaha! Oh Arthur :)
Destiny & Chicken: Arthur getting hang of itdestiny_chicken on June 26th, 2013 02:18 am (UTC)
Arthur is fun to write! Thank you for commenting!
Hopeless Wanderer: U R MAGIC MUURRLINanivhee on June 27th, 2013 03:23 am (UTC)
Ah I loved this! Merlin being so Merlin with the whole thing

"But I must admit I was surprised to hear you shouting my name!"

Destiny & Chicken: Merlin's smile over the shoulderdestiny_chicken on June 27th, 2013 01:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading and commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
candymacaron on June 28th, 2013 04:36 am (UTC)
Awesome. The way the scene in the show should have played out.. hehe
Destiny & Chicken: Bradley's handsdestiny_chicken on June 28th, 2013 10:56 am (UTC)
Thanks for reading and commenting. I'm glad you found it 'awesome.'
archaeologist_d: Merlin Emrysarchaeologist_d on July 7th, 2013 02:22 pm (UTC)
Very cute. I liked how Arthur was embarrassed about what he was doing but Merlin wasn't.
Destiny & Chicken: Arthur in beddestiny_chicken on July 7th, 2013 02:57 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed it! The contrast in their attitudes is what makes it fun. Thanks for reading and commenting!