Summary: Arthur has a plan
Word Count: 330
Author's Notes: Had quite the weekend and I actually wrote this now on short notice. I hope my brain functions well enough and this makes sense. I didn’t even attempt to get this to the other end of the earth for a beta. So beware!
Another sequel in the Triskelions and Dragons series
Arthur wiped his hands on his jeans and hoped his father wouldn’t notice as he waited for an answer.
It was clearly visible that Uther tried to hide a grin as he walked up and down by the windows. “The keys to the chalet.”
“Yes, father.” Arthur held his breath.
“What did you do?” There it was again, the look that had made Arthur shake in his shoes as a kid.
Swallowing hard, Arthur shifted his weight from one foot to the other. “Something really stupid. And now I’d like to make it up to Merlin.”
“You broke up with him?” Did father just frown?
Arthur hung his head. “Yes, but all is well again, I apologized and we’re back together. But…”
“Now you want to make up a bit more, I see.” Uther smirked but then got serious again. “How old is the boy?”
Feeling a drop of sweat trickle down his spine, Arthur frantically picked his brain for an answer. “He’s…in my class.”
“So he is of age?” Uther inquired.
Oh, so that was what father wanted to know. “Oh yes, he is.” Merlin was more than of age. He was…of AGES.
The expression on Uther’s face turned softer than Arthur had seen him in a while. “This boy must have enchanted you, hasn’t he?” He smiled.
Arthur grinned back and didn’t even have to lie. “He’s magic.”
Uther reached into the drawer and pulled the key ring out. “Well, then, son, here you go. I expect you to be the perfect gentleman this weekend and to leave the place the way you found it.”
He didn’t dare to reach for it but when his father held it out, Arthur held it like a treasure. Never before had father given out the key to the chalet in the mountains to anyone. “Thank you, father.” He nodded and turned to leave the room when Uther called out for him.
“Have fun and make him feel special.”