Title: Infinite Love
Character/s: Merlin, Morgana
Summary: M&M visit a castle, but Merlin has an ulterior motive.
Word Count: 360
Prompt: # 184 Infinite
Author's Notes: Modern AU w/magic :)
Morgana shivered as Merlin pulled her through the door leading out onto the castle’s parapet, “Are you sure we should be out here?” she whispered to her boyfriend.
“Of course,” Merlin replied, “no one’s going to notice.” He didn’t mention how he’d ensured that no one would remember seeing the two of them.
He smiled and took her hand again. “Let’s look at the view.” Far away from any major city they could see the night sky rather well. The stars glittered beautifully in the clear sky. Merlin couldn’t have asked for better weather if he’d arranged it himself (and he could have, if needed).
They walked closer to the edge of the short wall and looked out. Merlin smiled at the look of wonder on her face and suddenly he couldn’t wait any longer to carry out his plan. “Morgana,” he said softly.
“Yes?” He had her full attention.
“Just like the starscape is infinite, so is my love for you.” He got down on one knee. “Would you marry me?”
She blinked at him, eyes wide, before throwing her arms around him. “Yes, yes. Oh yes!” She then stepped back and looked him over. “No ring?”
“Hold on just a minute.” He reached up as if into the sky, whispered a few words then brought his hand back down. Between his fingers he held a diamond, just the right size. Morgana’s eyes went wide again. But he wasn’t finished. He pulled a gold ring from his pocket, touched the diamond to it then whispered a few more words. The gold seemed to shape itself, cradling the diamond and settling into an intricate design. “Your hand,” he intoned.
“Oh!” She held out her left hand and he slid the ring onto it. Once it was in the right place, she held it closer to her eyes and examined the design. “It’s exquisite—perfect,” she breathed.
“Oh good,” he replied then smiled brightly.
She smiled back then seized his face between her hands. Their lips crashed together over and over, expressing what their words couldn’t. The stars above twinkled merrily, as if in approval of their new commitment.