Title: A Future
Character/s: Merlin, Morgana, Mordred
Summary: Merlin goes to help Morgana with the druid boy and something unexpected happens.
Word Count: 323
Prompt: #171, Come and See
Author's Notes: Enjoy a little fluff! :)
Merlin knocked quietly on Morgana’s door and waited ‘til a voice bid him enter. Once he’d shut the door behind him, Morgana turned, smiled and beckoned to him, saying, “Come and see!”
He noticed that Gwen wasn’t in the room, so he crossed over to Morgana slowly. “Where’s Gwen?” he asked, only to be shushed by the Lady. She shook her head impatiently so he picked up his pace.
When he finally reached her side, she pointed down. “Look at him.” There lay the Druid boy, curled up in sleep, a smile on his face. “Isn’t he so adorable like this?”
“He seems to be at peace,” Merlin agreed.
Morgana reached for and took Merlin’s hand subconsciously. “Seeing him like this makes me think about the future, to when I have children. Do you ever think about that, Merlin?”
Merlin had successfully contained his shiver at the warmth of her hand. He didn’t want to call her attention to it lest she pull away from him. But her words made him look up into her eyes. “Not . . . really? I mean, I want to have a family someday, but it seems far away.”
She stared back into his eyes, and he read a question there. He suddenly noticed how close they’d gotten and realized how to answer her question. Putting his free hand to the side of her face, he bent down and pressed their lips together.
Morgana’s eyes slid shut the same time his did. After a second of confusion, she pressed back, uncertain at first, but with gaining confidence. He pressed back a bit more adoringly for a moment before pulling away. “Wow,” he whispered.
She smiled up at him. “Yeah.” She tightened the hold she still had on his hand and they both turned again to look at the Druid boy. Now both their minds drifted to the future, one that held the other close, never to part.