Title: Dumped, again
Summary: When Arthur wakes up, Merlin is gone
Word Count: 190
Author's Notes: Thanks issy5209 for the beta!
This is the sequel to last week’s ‘Nobody like him’
Arthur slowly woke up and blinked. Where he had expected Merlin to be, still asleep, his hair all over the place, there was just an empty pillow. A pang of disappointment went through him. He’d thought they had something going, this had been the fifth weekend after the party that they had spent together. But now Merlin was gone.
He reached over, pulled the pillow close and inhaled Merlin’s scent that still clung to it. Opening one eye again when he heard something rustle, he saw a piece of folded paper and finally was awake. That Merlin had just left like this only showed that he wasn’t worth being stayed with. But being dumped again via a little note was low.
Not wanting to postpone the inevitable, Arthur sat up and unfolded the paper.
‘Just wanted to remind you of that shooting today, I need to be there early.
Enjoy your day. I’ll be back as soon as they let me go.
And maybe it’s too early to say it, but…I like you very much.
Smiling, Arthur closed his eyes and it was almost as if Merlin was there.