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A Different Kind of Fight

Author: brunettepet
Title: A Different Kind of Fight
Rating: G
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin
Warnings: Illness
Word Count: 265
Prompt: 137, Victory
Author's Notes: Here's a bit of hurt/comfort

The door opened quietly and Merlin slipped into the dim room, trying not to jostle the breakfast tray. Arthur was curled up in the fetal position, snoring even louder than usual. Merlin hated to wake him, but he had to get Arthur to drink something before he left for work. He set the tray aside and shook Arthur’s shoulder gently. “Wake up, luv. You need to keep hydrated and I’ve made you some dry toast if you’re up for it.”

Arthur groaned and pulled the duvet up over his head. “G’way. I’m sick,” he mumbled. Merlin made sympathetic noises but the shoulder shaking didn’t stop until Arthur peeled back the duvet and gave him a bleary eyed look. He placed a hand on Arthur’s clammy forehead and was relieved to find his husband’s fever had finally broken. “You feel cooler, how’s your stomach?”

“Churny,” Arthur grumped but he sat up and reached for the water glass, draining it one tentative sip at a time. Merlin watched him warily, waiting for a sign that Arthur was going to be sick again. When nothing happened, Arthur gave him a weak grin and relaxed into the pillows. “Feels like I’m over the worst. Finally.” He reached for the toast and tentatively nibbled on one corner, pausing to see if that, too, was going to stay down. After a few beats he took another bite and gave Merlin a disgusting, crumb filled smile. “Thanks to your loving care, I think I’ve finally beaten this, nursey.”

Merlin swatted him with a napkin and relaxed for the first time in days.
Tags: *c:brunettepet, c:arthur, c:merlin, pt 137:victory, rating:g, type:drabble
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