Title:They Deserve This - (the results)
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin (side: knights/?)
Character/s: Gwaine, Percival, Elyan, Lancelot, Gwen, Kay, Arthur, Merlin
Summary: So who do the knights love?
Prompt:Whispers in the Night
Author's Notes: I think I like these too much. The first one with Elyan is here. Then Kay and his rat issues. And Percival's secret place. Can't forget Gwaine being naked , And Lancelot was a touch emotional. Leon finally tells everyone what's going on.
When Elyan opened his eyes his mind was confused as to where he was for the briefest of seconds. Then he spotted the outer walls of Camelot.
Why would the King send him unarmed outside of the castle?
The full moon his only light. It made it hard for him to see anything other than the torches of the citadel. As he adjusted though and his mind cleared, he noticed movement. It was slow and even. It moved steady up a hill. Maybe Elyan was sent to subdue a criminal and bring them back. Maybe this was a test.
Elyan made himself low to the ground, difficult to spot in the tall grass and wild flowers that seemed to overrun the area. If his King needed him to prove himself, he would.
Wait. The figure coming had slowed his pace and sat among the flowers. He was tall and broad, and...Percival?
Kay had no idea why he was sent to one of the chamber(or kitchen) maid's rooms. Neither did the screaming chamber(or kitchen) maid. He backed out of the room quickly with apologies and made plans to voice his complaints to the King in the morning. Stupid rat.
The kitchen maid the next day, didn't make complaints but she did tell her family that it wasn't sir Gwaine after all, but Sir Kay that she was in love with and was going to marry.
Percival blinked his eyes a few times, trying to figure out what had just happened. The King and Merlin were still in front of him but somehow moved shouting distance away.
No. That wasn't right. Percival moved, not them.
A gasp directly behind him made him spin around with his fist held high. "Who's there?"
"It's me." Elyan. Oh thank heavens. He would know what this was about. He was always so good about explaining the King and Merlin. He was good at a lot of things really.
"What's going on?" Percival asked.
"Not exactly sure. They said something about a surprise and reward. Then sent me here."
Percival blushed. It was nice that the King thought well enough of his secret garden to think it a reward for someone, but Elyan? Percival supposed that would be alright. Elyan was always a good sort of guy to be around. Maybe sharing his garden tonight wouldn't be so bad... if it was Elyan.
"Ma." Gwaine hadn't seen her in 6 years.
"Leave it to you to show up at my door the same way you left me. Naked as the day you were born." She threw a cloak at him. "Sit by the fire before you catch your death."
"Ma." Gwaine missed his Ma. She never judged him and always stood by him. She always believed in him no matter what. The only other woman to ever believe in him as much as his mother, died seven years before. Then after a year of wishing he had joined her, it was finally his Ma who kicked him out of his depression with literally nothing on his back to find his way again. "Thank you, Ma."
"You shouldn't be here." Gwen was in her night dress, hair braided over her shoulder. She was always so beautiful.
"Of course. I apologize for the intrusion. I'll go now." Lancelot bowed with averted eyes. It wasn't decent to look at her as she was now. They may have said things to each other and made promises before of love, but that gave him no right to be so forward as to look at her when she...He should go. yes. Leaving was his only option.
"Wait." She said. Oh no. Why did she have to say that? Waiting only gave rise to more options.
"It's all your fault if they end up in some horrible mess tonight. Magic is highly unpredictable when it comes to matters of the heart."
"Yes, but they all deserve a chance to be as happy as me. Although I know they never will."
"And why is that?" Merlin shifted in Arthur's arms.
"Because I knew you were my soulmate without a spell. I saw you and simply knew." Sort of.
"Really? Is that why you made my life a living hell that first year?"
"It's why I was ready to die for you only a month after I met you."
"I can beat that and you know it." Merlin kissed his nose, the precocious imp.
"Not all of us have dragons giving us confirmation of our feelings. You cheated." Arthur kissed him back in the same fashion, tightening his grip around Merlin's body.
"Do you want to talk about cheating? You know I can bring up..."
Arthur knew when it was best to end Merlin's nonsensical discussions on things that didn't matter. He also knew the best methods to preform such tasks.
A/n: If someone wishes to write an alternate ending for Gwaine where he ends up in evil Morgana's clutches. I'm not opposed. :)