Title: The Morning After
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Arthur wakes up after his first night with Merlin.
Warnings: Canon AU
Word Count: 150
Prompt: "STAY" for camelot_drabble
Author's Notes: UNBETAED.
Arthur rolled over to his side and was disappointed to not feel the warm body next to his. Still, the sheets weren't so cool yet, and he heard rustling. He looked up to see Merlin pulling onto his trousers and fixing his shirt.
Merlin's back was to Arthur so he had no idea that Arthur was watching him. He probably thought Arthur was still sleeping.
"What are you doing?" Arthur spoke in a gentle tone to ensure he didn't startle Merlin.
"Sire, you're awake," Merlin said.
The sun was just rising and the light from the window made Merlin look as though he were glowing.
"That's not an answer, Merlin."
"I should go," Merlin said, looking rather hesitant. "Gaius needs me and I'm not sure what will happen if someone walks in. About last night--"
"Merlin," Arthur said, with his commanding tone that he knew Merlin loved so much. "Stay."