Title: Restless sleeper (Mpreg 9/?)
Character/s: Gaius, Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Gaius keeps Merlin busy, that's a bit cruel considering the circumstances.... isn't it?
Word Count: ~390
Prompt: #129 Blood
One:But I don't know any lullabies
Two:Moving on without you 1/2
Three:Moving on without you 2/2
Five:While you slept
There weren’t much time to dwell on Arthur’s words. As soon as Arthur fell asleep, Merlin had to untangle his hand and locate the portable ultrasound machine. Gaius stayed behind to look through the lab results of Arthur’s tests.Then Merlin had to sweat some more as he was handed the results of the blood work and asked to state what was within normal values and what could be done with those that were not. Arthur kept shifting in his sleep and Merlin wanted nothing more than to go over there and make it all alright somehow.
-He’s a restless sleeper.
It was a mix between a question and a statement and made Merlin loose track of his thoughts on Vitamin B-12.
-No, he usually sleeps like a log. Not a care in the world.
Merlin watched Arthur in silence for a bit, before he said in all honesty.
-I don't know how to help him.
Gaius smiled at his student.
-You are already doing it. Now, I said I would give him an IV. But I wish to try something first. Would you say that mr Pendragon is well enough to keep track of his meals and make sure he eats properly?
Merlin shook his head.
-Not at the moment.
-What if he had someone who brought him food and knew what he needed to eat and when?
-That would help.
-Agreed. How often should he eat?
-Every two hours, or so. Small meals. Nothing heavy. Enough fluid.
-Besides eating right, what else should he keep in mind?
-Um... avoid stress?
-Exactly. What would be more stressful do you think; to have nurses and who ever is available to bring food, or someone he is familiar with?
Merlin squinted his eyes a little, watching Gaius with a growing suspicion. He was planning something.
-He has always been a bit weary of strangers.
-Would you say he is well enough for a visit from his father?
-I don't think Arthur would want his father to see him like this.
-Good, we are in full agreement then. I will be back later in the evening. I trust you will take good care of our patient. Use your time well.
Merlin could have hugged him and he very nearly did.
-I will do my very best.