Title: Morgana Ups the Ante
Pairing/s: None. Yet.
Character/s: Arthur, Morgana
Summary: See title
Word Count: 380
Prompt: 92, Reconciliation
Author's Notes: More in the prank 'verse started in Payback and continued in Payoff
“You look deep in thought, “ Morgana proclaimed, sliding gracefully into the café chair opposite Arthur. “Boy trouble?”
Arthur snorted. “In a way. Merlin put itching powder in my underwear drawer.”
“Ooh, kinky. It’s great to hear he’s finally gotten into your pants.” Morgana’s smile was blinding.
Arthur blinked. The implications made him a bit dizzy. He gave himself a mental shake before continuing. “We’re in a prank war, Morgana. This has nothing to do with sex.”
“Ri-ight.” Arthur had to turn away from her pointed look.
“He’s my best friend slash arch enemy and right now I’m busily plotting getting him back for making my junk itch for over an hour.”
Morgana laughed. “Admit it, Arthur, you’ve been itching for Merlin for years. Just jump him, already. Three and a half years of foreplay is beyond ridiculous.”
Arthur gave her a glare and went back to weighing his options. Pinning a “Hug Me” sign on the back of Merlin’s hoodie would be hilarious but Arthur was afraid Merlin would like getting random hugs throughout the day, defeating the prank’s impact. If Merlin were a blonde, blue food coloring in his shampoo would be stellar.
Arthur made a mental note to check his shampoo when he got home. He should check his toothpaste, too. He knew how Merlin’s mind worked.
Morgana gave up on trying to push her idiot brother in the right direction. She’d just about reconciled herself to letting this romance play out in its own time when she got a brilliant idea. Maybe a little (or big) push would get things rolling.
She gave Arthur a wicked grin. “You know, that gym prank would have been even better if you’d thought to take his swim suit.”
Arthur gave a startled bark of laughter. “I’m not trying to get him arrested, Morgana! There’s such as thing as taking a joke too far.”
“Okay, no public nudity but how about stealing all his clothes while he’s in the shower? Merlin’s so out of it in the morning, he wouldn’t notice until too late. You could ring up Leon down the hall and stash them all there.”
“You are pure unadulterated evil,” Arthur laughed. “Remind me not to get on your bad side.”
Leon picked up on the first ring.