Title: Main Course
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur, established relationship.
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur.
Summary: “Arthur, you really need to stop cooking.”
Word Count: 213
Prompt: #105 Sour
Author’s notes: Fluffy, Arthur trying to cook, and failing. Modern AU. Sequel to Soup.
“Arthur, you really need to stop cooking,” Merlin says, trying not to make faces as he swallows the extremely sour bite of food. Even a lemon will taste mild in front of it.
Arthur had been cooking steadily ever since he made that salty soup, and Merlin had endured for a while before deciding not to assault his taste buds.
He loves Arthur. He loves everything about Arthur. And to be honest, Arthur cooking is one of the ultimate turn ons for him.
Arthur always wears an apron while cooking, but plenty of times he doesn’t wear a shirt. So Merlin gets to sit at the dining table in Arthur’s flat and ogle the way his muscles move.
But as much as Arthur is hot while cooking, his food really isn’t good. And he’s showing little to none signs of improving.
Arthur takes a bite of his own food, chokes on it and then orders some takeaway. They’ve been eating a lot of it recently.
Merlin is determined to make Arthur stop cooking, but when they’re eating Indian food and watching some crap telly, Arthur turns to him—hopeful and excited—and tells him how he’s going to make pancakes tomorrow morning, and all Merlin can do is share in the enthusiasm.