Title: Lost and Found
Character/s: Merlin, Morgana
Summary: It's ten seconds to midnight and Merlin can't find his girlfriend for the kiss and a very special question.
Word Count: 450
Prompt: #192, New Year's Eve Party
Author's Notes: Happy New Year!
“Ten . . . nine . . . eight . . .” voices started counting down all around all around Merlin. He tried not to panic, but the truth was he’d started panicking when someone had yelled “thirty seconds!”
His head turned this way and that, looking around the room for Morgana, but she was nowhere to be found. Not only were they going to screw up the whole “kissing at midnight” tradition, but he had an important question to ask her and had planned to do it right after the kiss. He was already nervous enough without the drama of losing his girlfriend in the crowd.
“Seven . . . six . . . five . . .” He began walking over to Arthur, to ask him if he’d seen his sister. But Arthur was clear across the room and there was no time.
“Four . . . three . . . two . . .” His entire body tensed with the need to do something, but what? She just wasn’t in the room and his heart began to plummet, until . . .
“One!” A hand grabbed his shoulder and turned him around rapidly, in time with, “Happy New Year!” He didn’t have time to register who had grabbed him before a familiar pair of lips pressed into his and his eyes slid shut. All the tension drained out of him and he reached out to hold onto Morgana by her waist.
The kiss seemed to last forever, but he was jolted into awareness by catcalls and applause. They broke apart and she smiled at him radiantly. This was the perfect moment. “While I have your attention,” he said, “I’d like to ask Morgana something.”
There were several more “oohs” as he got down on his knee and pulled a small box from his jacket pocket. Morgana had a look of wonder on her face as he smiled up at her. “Morgana, you are the love of my life. Would you make me the luckiest man ever by marrying me?”
He looked up and saw her face change from wonder to a mixture of hope and excitement. He opened the box to show her the ring, one Gwen had helped him choose. She looked down at him with love in her eyes and said a single word—“Yes.”
He felt his mouth spread into a wide smile and pulled the ring from the box to slide it onto her finger. As he stood, she wasted no time in throwing her arms around him to bring their lips together again. This time they paid no attention to the sounds around them, lost in their own world of magical love.