Title: It's Time
Character/s: Merlin, Morgana
Summary: Merlin's waiting is over when Morgana calls him out of the blue.
Word Count: 435
Prompt: #177 Remember
Author's Notes: :)
The mobile phone on Merlin’s kitchen counter rang shrilly, startling him into awareness of the outside world. He’d lost track of time again. He turned from his computer and hurried over to the jangling thing. “Hello?”
“Merlin,” Morgana’s voice rang out, “I think it’s happening. I saw something.”
“Morgana, calm down. Tell me what you remember.” He’d run across a reincarnated Morgana a few years back. She had her magic and visions in this life, just like in the last. Merlin had developed Seer-like abilities over the last fifteen hundred years, but he still wasn’t as good as Morgana.
“I saw the lake. Merlin, it was raining but the rain was falling up.”
“That’s different. What else?”
“The lake’s water boiled and a hand reached out . . . Merlin, could it be?”
“Give me a sec.” Merlin closed his eyes and searched within for the magic bond he’d shared with Arthur. It had remained dormant for so long he’d almost forgotten about it. He pulled out of himself and opened his eyes in shock—the bond was awake and humming.
“What is it?” Morgana seemed anxious; he could understand why.
“Did you see when?”
“Soon. I checked the weather forecast. It’s supposed to rain the day after tomorrow.”
“We haven’t much time. Can you—” He was cut off by Morgana appearing in his living room. “Never mind.” He ended the call on his phone.
Morgana ran around his sofa and threw her arms around the surprised warlock. “We have so much to do. We’ll take your car, get him some clothes . . .”
Merlin laughed and pulled away a little. “I’m so glad we’re on the same side. We—”
She stopped him from speaking by putting her lips to his. He was surprised for a few seconds then began kissing back. He was just starting to enjoy himself- this was their first kiss -when she pulled away. “I-I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean—”
She was prevented from further speech as he took possession of her lips. He heard her “mmm” and wrapped her arms around his neck. After several long moments, he pulled back. “You were saying?”
“I-I don’t remember.”
“That’s all right. We have a long while to figure it out. I have the feeling this is only the beginning. For many things.”
“I think you’re right.” She tugged him back down to her and they lost themselves for a while. Their preparations could wait. After all, they’d waited longer than fifteen hundred years to act on these feelings. Arthur could wait for them for once.