12 November 2014 @ 01:18 am
Hello little one (mpreg 14/?)  
Author: amarie_authiel
Title: Hello little one (mpreg 14/?)
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin, Gaius
Summary: Gaius returns and it is time to see how thing are progressing.
Warnings: mpreg, illness, fluff.
Word Count: ~540
Prompt:#134 mistake,
Author's Notes:

One:But I don't know any lullabies
Two:Moving on without you 1/2
Three:Moving on without you 2/2
Four:The Albion
Five:While you slept
Six:Priority one
Seven:Wish granted
Eight: Illusions
Nine: Restless sleeper
Ten:Bad dreams
Eleven: Nearly normal
Tweleve: All that haunts us
Thirteen: Bucket, oh bucket

Gaius stops dead in the door and takes in the scene. The bed is empty. There is tea and a plate with a lone cracker sitting on the table. The TV is muted and forgotten. His patient is sleeping snuggled up to Gaius’s assistant, looking far more content and calm than Gaius had seen him so far. He quickly shuts the door behind him.

He probably should have made a long speech about boundaries and such. But as long as Gaius makes sure the papers clearly states when Merlin clocked out as a professional and signed up as a father-to-be, this shouldn’t be much of problem. Spending a fair share of his day trying to take care of Uther's many concerns and bone deep distrust had been been just as exhausting as he had imagined. Just getting there had been a cloak and dagger affair like nothing he had experienced. It was rather poetic finding the younger Pendragon literally embracing his father’s demons.

-I failed.

Said 'demon' was not sleeping, it seems.

-A few crackers and some tea, Merlin whispered. -Then he vomited again. I don't know what to do. He really doesn't want the IV.

Merlin was watching Arthur mournfully. Gaius put on his serious frown. It was his duty as a teacher and guide to clearly inform his students when they were mistaken. He did keep his voice down for the sake of the resting patient.

-Then he will be motivated for trying solid food later. You are a promising student with good instincts and a lot of potential, but I was not expecting miracles. In this case I don’t expect you to be a good doctor. But I did believe you would be good medicine.


Arthur found it a bit embarrassing to wake up to the sound of Merlin and the Doc discussing procedure and find he had been drooling on Merlin's shoulder. Gaius' acted like nothing was out of the ordinary and Merlin kept stroking his back. He could get used to this. Well... he would prefer less clothes, less puking and definitively no Gaius hanging around making notes! But now it was time for take two of the baby viewing machine, so it was back to bed and a quick repeat of what had been said and done earlier.

Gaius made sure to measure his blood pressure when Merlin was not in the room. Clearly Gaius knows how to form sentences with his eyebrows, because Merlin eyebrows rose high and his mouth shaped a soundless “oh!”. Then he managed to blush and look smug at the same time.

Arthur hoped this wouldn't make it into Gaius' book.

Feeling far less jittery and with Merlin's hand firmly wrapped around his, they watched as a tiny heart was beating eagerly on the monitor. Arthur was nearly composed too, until Merlin whispered with awe;
-Look what we did.

Gaius called it 'a father's privilege' and Arthur could see why. Merlin's hands moved over Arthur's stomach and Arthur could see the second he connected with the magic inside. He had never looked happier.


hart_dhart_d on November 12th, 2014 05:28 am (UTC)
Hooray, I'm glad to see another installment in this series. :) Gaius' point of view here was interesting, and I'm glad that Merlin & Arthur have him looking out for them and for their baby. There was a lot of cuteness this week between the boys. Very nice!
Ama: black&while-brad&colamarie_authiel on November 12th, 2014 07:22 am (UTC)
Thank you! Was about time they got some huggles. Next week it's Uther time, I think. If the prompt fits. ;)
hampshirerose: merlinxarthurhampshirerose on November 12th, 2014 09:57 pm (UTC)
I love this story especially when huggles are included :)

A week seems a long time because I want to read it all but the minute you post I am right back into it and my impatience is temporarily sated.....

I am so looking forward to being able to read it from start to finish in one go though...
Ama: black&while-brad&colamarie_authiel on December 8th, 2014 09:24 pm (UTC)
I really do try to make one chapter per week, and to know that someone wants me to finish so they can start at the beginning again is beyond wonderful. <3
brunettepetbrunettepet on November 12th, 2014 10:17 pm (UTC)
Gaius walked in on a sweet tableau and I'm delighted he's totally on board with the relationship and how good it is for Arthur. Merlin's awed Look what we did. put a smile on my face. Arthur should be getting the inkling that Merlin's going to be there for him, but he's still too sick and weak to be thinking about much more than getting through the next day (and getting Merlin naked). I hope that changes.
Ama: black&while-brad&colamarie_authiel on December 8th, 2014 09:33 pm (UTC)
Glad I could make you smile. :)
Getting Merlin naked should always be a top priority for Arthur. Being well enough to enjoy it should be high on the list too.