Title: Tidings of the Wind
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin
Summary: Sometimes we hear what we want to hear.
Word Count: 100
Prompt: #9 Tears
On the battlements, he allows himself to remember. His days are spent maneuvering the great wheels of the court, but when the fierce northern air slams across the castle, he thinks of past sorrows rather than present problems. He has tucked his memories of Merlin far away, to be taken out and examined only here, where a clean, cold wind will burnish them. Arthur is waiting for the tears to fall, for the story to be ended. Yet the murmuring gale is inexhaustible, drying his eyes and taunting him with his deepest unspoken hopes, that Merlin's tale is without end.