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01 December 2014 @ 06:05 am
The race  
Author: bunnysworld
Title: The race
Rating: G
Pairing(s): Merlin, Arthur
Summary: It’s the last race of the competition and Arthur needs to win.
Warnings: none
Word Count: 158
Prompt: victory
Author's Notes: Thanks issy5209 for the beta!

Arthur had felt the exact moment when Merlin wasn’t behind him any longer. They had worked so hard for this race and it was Arthur’s last chance to win anything in this competition. For a short moment, he pondered stopping and checking on his best friend and training partner, but one sideways glance towards where his father was sitting on the bleachers and expected him to win had made him focus again and he mobilized his last energy to bring this race home.

Only when he crossed the finish line, Arthur noticed that the team’s doctor was tending to Merlin, who sat on the ground clenching his teeth each time someone touched his knee.

His father came over and just told Arthur that he did as expected, there was lots of shoulder-patting and hand-shaking and someone shoved an ugly little trophy in his hand.

But Merlin wasn’t at his side to celebrate with him. The victory tasted stale.
clea2011clea2011 on December 1st, 2014 09:46 am (UTC)
Oh noooo, poor merlin! Arthur needs to make it up to him. Hope he's okay! Great use of the prompt!
Bunnybunnysworld on December 1st, 2014 04:46 pm (UTC)
Well, it was a race and their coach expected one of them to win. But Arthur will make it up to Merlin anyway ;) Thank you, glad you liked it! :D
brunettepetbrunettepet on December 2nd, 2014 08:47 pm (UTC)
It's lovely that Arthur wanted Merlin right there, not caring, really, who won.
Bunnybunnysworld on December 3rd, 2014 04:53 am (UTC)
They probably had all their victories together and now Merlin isn't there and hurt :(
Merlsmerlocked18 on December 3rd, 2014 04:23 pm (UTC)
his booboo had a booboo and no trophy is going to make him any less worried about his booboo.

Bunnybunnysworld on December 3rd, 2014 05:10 pm (UTC)
aeris444aeris444 on January 12th, 2015 03:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, i love sports!AU though this one was heartbreaking :(
Bunnybunnysworld on January 13th, 2015 03:22 pm (UTC)
I'm sure there's a lot h/c and tlc later. And you know Merlin, he doesn't mind that he lost, he's happy that his friend won.