Character/s: Arthur, Merlin, Percival
Summary: Arthur is a prat but apologizes. Basically.
Warnings: Implied slash. Song-fic.
Word Count: 334
Author's Notes: The first week I get to use my tag- a) I'm late, b) I write a bloody song fic! c) Its unbeta-ed. I'm sorry, Merlin fans. I really truly am.
The song- The Reason by Hoobastank.
Merlin had wanted to leave even before spotting Arthur on the stage - he was not in the mood for this. After seeing that the reason for his misery was on the stage himself, Merlin definitely wanted to leave.
"Just hear him out Merlin," Percival pleaded with him at his side. "Traitor," Merlin shot at him, "I thought you were on my side."
"I am, Merlin, trust me. Now pay attention."
Merlin crossed his arms and looked at the backs of everyone's head in front of him. He couldn't look at him yet. The fight was too fresh in his mind.
"--evening everyone," Arthur was saying, and Merlin flinched at the familiarity of his voice, even through the speakers. "I've recently said some things to someone I care a lot about, which I shouldn't have. I hope he can hear me now, because this song's for him."
Merlin blinked. He didn't even know Arthur could sing.
"I'm not a perfect person… I never meant to do those things to you..."
"That's cheating," Merlin said weakly.
"… And I just want you to knoooooooow…
Found a reason for meeeeeee…"
"What is that god awful song?" Arthur turned away from his game for the first time since Merlin had sat down.
"It’s a nice song. I love this song. I think it should be our song!"
"’Our’ song? Ugh, my boyfriend is actually a girl. How my father must be jumping with glee somewhere up there."
"To change who I used to beeeee…
A reason to start over newwwww…
And the reason is you.."
"I didn't know you felt that way, Merlin," Arthur smirked at him. "I'm touched."
"Hey now, of course I do," Merlin grinned at him. "Don't you?"
"God no, I'm fine the way I am thanks." Arthur went back to his game, not noticing Merlin's grin and voice both flickering out, as he finally realized Arthur was not just teasing.
"Just shut up and kiss me, you prat!"