Title: Trying To Date
Character/s: Merlin/Arthur, Elyan
Summary: Merlin and Arthur try to get in on some action on the sofa and are interrupted.
Warnings: Sexual content.
Word Count: 695
Prompt: Date for camelot_drabble
Author's Notes: I don't know why my characters can't just have sex and they have to go and make things all complicated. So...sorry about the lack of smut. Sort of. But enjoy the banter. This is part three of the "Flight Cancelled" (which is now, of course, a series)
"There's definitely a chance," Merlin answered with his usual grin that had Arthur's heart beat faster than normal.
Merlin pulled on Arthur again and when Arthur wrapped his arms around Merlin's waist, Merlin took the opportunity to settle himself on Arthur's lap.
"We should probably go on a real date before we approach the 'real vs fake' boyfriend quandary," Arthur said as Merlin's face was buried in the crook of his neck. He figured he should have said some sound things before he'd lose his cool and give into the desire of Merlin. At least then he could say that he tried to be rational.
"Yes...that's a good idea," Merlin panted out as he straddled in Arthur's lap and his hair were starting to tug on Arthur's hair. He nipped at Arthur's left ear then his tongue traced Arthur's jaw line up to his lips where he nibbled on Arthur's lower lip again.
"Mer..." Arthur groaned into Merlin's mouth.
Arthur's hands were just about to reach down and under Merlin's trousers to cup his arse when the door opened and—
Elyan sounded as embarrassed as Arthur felt. He was also acutely aware of Merlin's erection pushing into his stomach when Merlin quickly jumped off him then his own prick was tenting in his trousers. Arthur immediately grabbed one of the sofa cushions and hugged it; hoping that it would hide the visual of what was certain obvious.
"Well, I can see that I wasn't that far off with the fake boyfriend comment, then."
"Elyan— I—we just—"
"I can see that you don't waste time." Arthur didn't know if Elyan was addressing him or Merlin. "I thought you'd said 'no sex on the sofa'?"
Merlin's voice cracked a bit. "We weren't going to—"
"That's not what it looked like."
Great. Arthur just got stuck in the middle of a row between flatmates and suddenly he felt like he was about a hundred years old.
"It's my fault," Arthur chimed in before anything nasty had actually occurred between Elyan and Merlin. "We were just going to go out and then things escalated..."
"It's alright. Now I know that I'm allowed to have girls grind up on me on the sofa," Elyan said.
"Yeah. If you can find one," Merlin teased.
"You're a rat bastard, you are," Elyan said, throwing his keys at Merlin.
Merlin caught the keys and threw them right back at Elyan. "Why are you back, anyway?" he asked as he grabbed his jacket that was hanging behind a chair and put it on.
"I forgot my laptop's charger. If I'd known—at least you could have put a sock on the door or something!" They were both laughing again and this time Arthur felt old again. And invisible. Was he really only a few years older than these two? Maybe he'd been in the real world for too long that he felt like he was twenty eight going on fifty.
"I told you. We weren't going to have sex on the sofa!" Merlin exclaimed.
"Damn, Merlin. I didn't take you for a cock-tease," Elyan countered.
Merlin grabbed the sofa cushion that Arthur was holding onto and threw it at Elyan. "You're an outright wanker," he yelled.
Elyan laughed as he caught the sofa cushion and continued to laugh as he headed to his room and closed the door behind him.
Bloody hell, Arthur thought. This was turning out to be one hell of a day and he'd barely been at Merlin's flat for twenty minutes. Being around Merlin was always an adventure.
"Are you ready to go?" Merlin asked as he looked over towards Arthur and zipped up his jacket.
"Oh realised that I'm still here, then?" Arthur asked.
Merlin rolled his eyes. "Don't mind that; I told you he's just like Will." Merlin laughed and offered his hand to Arthur.
Arthur grabbed it and stood up off the sofa. Before he could say anything, Merlin kissed him again.
"You're going to keep doing that, aren't you?" Arthur asked.
"Keep catching me off guard."
Merlin just grinned at Arthur and they made their way out to an actual date.