Title: Never Fight Sober
Character/s: Gwaine, Merlin
Summary: Gwaine knows when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em.
Word Count: 100
“Never fight sober, mate.”
Gwaine hands Merlin a strip of cloth. It is a dull color unmatched by the knight’s current garments and smells faintly of cheese, but Merlin takes it anyway and presses it tightly against his nose.
“Fight? That was hardly a fight.”
“Everything is a fight, my friend,” Gwaine retorts, his voice light but his eyes heavy. “In my experience.”
“Your experience is hardly typical.” His voice is muffled by his attempts to the staunch the flow of blood.
“That is as it should be.” Again, the lighthearted tone, but Merlin hears the weight behind his words.