Title:ABC Part four
Character/s:Merlin, Arthur, Gwen, Freya, Morgana, Gwaine, Leon
Summary:A love story
Author's Notes: Sorry this is late but the idea didn't hit me until the last minute.
Tags: #58 announcement; #179 New Beginnings; #33 Choices; #146 Date; #118 Errors; #195 Friendship; #18 Gold; #48 His; #166 Inevitable; #28 Jealousy; #20 Kissing; #187 locked out; #134 Mistake; #76 Nervous; #190 Obvious; #172 Puppy Love; #22 Quote; (give me a break, this was the only Q tag, and yes, there are quotes, 5 pts for guessing the quotes and where they came from)#92 Reconciliation; #93 Stubborn; #10 Tangled; #62 Undeniable; #137 Victory; #6 whispers in the dark; #170 eXpecting; #97 You and I
On AO3 http://archiveofourown.org/works/6163506
J is for Jealous(y)
suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival:
The thought of Arthur with someone else sat hard with Merlin. They had only been on a few dates but they texted a few times most days and spoke on the phone almost every evening. And even though they had both said they weren’t seeing anyone else, they had no agreements. They had not declared themselves as anything other than interested. As far as things went they were just two people who had seen each other a few times.
Merlin made a plan to speak to Arthur. It was time to come clean about where he worked and talk about where things might be heading. Nothing serious, just a check in that they wanted to continue with whatever they were doing. His plan had been to surprise Arthur for lunch. He looked up where his office was located and had arranged to take lunch a little early and to return a little late. He was just leaving the corridor that led to the R&D annex when he spotted him. He was just about to lift his hand and call his name when he stopped. The girl clung close to his side was pretty, tall, blond, thin and no doubt omega. She’s probably one of Uther’s set ups. He clung to that thought as he noticed that they made a striking couple.
K is for Kiss(ing)
touch with the lips as a sign of love, sexual desire, reverence, or greeting
Merlin leaned in close and pressed his lips gently to Gwaine’s. His lips were soft and supple. There was just the right amount of pressure. The warm press was pleasurable but nothing more. No tingling , no spark or feelings of warmth, nothing.
Gwaine pulled back and looked at him. “Don’t get me wrong, I liked it and I am certainly interested, but where did that come from?”
Merlin moved to get up from his seat, “I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have done that.”
Gwaine reached up and grabbed Merlin’s arm giving him a searching glance. “Look Merlin, I know we haven’t known each other long but clearly something is going on. I have two ears ready and waiting. “
Merlin slumped back in his seat and put his heads in his hands. Before he knew it he was telling his tale to Gwaine. “God, I feel like such a drama queen. We’ve only been on a few dates.”
Gwaine smiled and laughed lightly. “Give yourself a break Merlin. It’s ok to like him. It sounds like he likes you too. Just that he’s taking his time.”
“What about that other omega? She seemed like she fit right in.” Merlin smiled at him.
Gwaine shrugged. “I say you take Morgana’s word at face value and assume it is one of his father’s setups.”
“Really?” Merlin needed just a little bit more reassurance.
“Yes, but it’s clear that you need to talk to him. Just don’t back him into a corner or give him some kind of ultimatum,” Gwaine gave him a soft look. “Look, just invite him out, tell him the truth and if he’s still there, let him know you want things to be more exclusive.”
L is for Locked out
to be kept out by or as if by a lock.
Things between them had been casual. They hadn’t agreed to be exclusive but Merlin had said he wasn’t seeing anyone. He knew he shouldn’t be spying and he hadn’t followed him there. He just happened to be in that pub with his friends at the same time. What Merlin did was his own business but Arthur was a little hurt to see him sitting there with another alpha. He tried to keep his attention on what Leon was saying but he kept being drawn back. Leon had followed his line of sight to see what had his friend’s attention. “Do you know them?”
The disappointment in Arthur’s voice was clear. “I thought I knew one of them.”
Leon looked at him closely, “Is that the omega you have been seeing? The one from the dating service.”
Arthur nodded as he cast a glance back over at Merlin and the other alpha to see them kissing. “Not anymore apparently.” Arthur pushed his pint away. “I’m not feeling well. I think I am just going to head out.”
Leon nodded. “For what it’s worth, I’m sorry. I knew you liked him.”
M is for Mistake
An error or fault resulting from defective judgment, deficient knowledge, or carelessness.
Merlin had sent Arthur several texts but had no response. He tried to call him but it went straight through to voicemail. He left a couple of messages. After two days he felt a little panicky and decided to confide in Morgana. After forcing all the details out of him, she agreed to check things out. She called three hours later. Her response sent Merlin into a tailspin. The tears came hard and fast. He had made a big mistake and had no clue how to fix it. Morgana had no idea why but something about Merlin, that he was sweet, gentle and genuine, got beneath her skin or maybe she was going soft in the head. Either way she found herself swayed by his tear stained confession and in a moment of insanity agreed to help him.