Title: Code Blue
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin
Summary: Merlin waits by Arthur's hospital bed.
Warnings: Major character death, thoughts of suicide
Word Count: 100
Prompt: 156 - Intimidating
Disclaimer: I do not own the BBC version of Merlin; They and Shine do. I am very respectfully borrowing them with no intent to profit. No money has changed hands. No copyright infringement is intended.
Author's Notes: Sorry about this. My friend is in the hospital, and while I'm sure she'll be fine, the circumstances remind me of the fragility of life.
All intimidation as regret and fury battle with fading hope and the eternal knife's-edge of life or death.
But nothing compares to the terror of a limp hand, unmoving in his.
He'd lost Arthur once; a thousand years later, with magic's failures, he is losing him again.
Merlin wouldn't wait for a third chance at happiness.