Title:ABC Part seven finale
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
W is for Whispers in the night
words spoken quietly in the dark
The wedding had been beautiful but the only thing Arthur could remember was how gorgeous Merlin had looked. The smile on his face had been so bright, like a beacon of love. And the fact that he even quoted The Princess Bride…Do I love you, My god, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches. And now he had him in his bed.
He whispered his love as he kissed each inch of skin. He whispered his devotion with each caress. He whispered his need to hold him close as he pressed in. He shouted his want for this to last forever as he claimed him, made him his for all time.
X is for eXpecting
in the family way
There had been so many things they wanted to do, things to achieve. They had waited five years before they decided they were ready. But it was another five years of trying, disappointments, self-recriminations, doctor visits, special diets, vitamins, fertility treatments and one big loss that nearly broke them.
They had walked on eggshells for weeks only letting themselves begin to hope when they were more than half way. After 32 weeks they finally let go the breath they had been collectively holding and embraced the joy.
Y is for You and I
Merlin held the chubby newborn in his arms. He was perfect with a shock of blond hair and dark blue eyes.
“It’s hard to believe that You and I made this bit of perfection.”
“He looks like you, fat and all.”
“I’m not fat.”
“You agree with me don’t you? Daddy’s a bit on the fluffy side.”
Z is for Zoooom
moving really fast
“Look out behind you.”
“Grandpa! Grandpa!” Merlin laughed as his youngest granddaughter ran into him and wrapped her arms around his leg. He extricated her and pulled her up into his arms. “Zoe! It’s good to see you sweetheart.”
Zoe instantly put her arms around his neck. “Grandpa, mommy told me what you are good at.”
Arthur leaned over and kissed her on the cheek. “What is Grandpa good at? I need to know.”
Zoe lifted her finger and pointed at Arthur, “Putting up with you.”
Arthur gave her an exaggerated look of shock. “Is that so!”
Zoe crossed her arms across her chest and nodded her head once. “Yes.”
Merlin was having trouble holding onto Zoe from all his laughing. He set her down on the floor and watched as she dashed off. He then stood back up and looked at Arthur. “Well, she isn’t wrong.” He laughed again.
Arthur pulled Merlin toward him. “Is that so?”
Merlin slipped his arms around Arthur. “Someone had to do it all these years.” He gave him a chaste kiss.
Arthur pulled back a little and looked around the room at all those gathered. Their four children with their mates and their five grandchildren. Tucked carefully into a chair was Merlin’s mother holding her youngest great grandchild. “Can you believe it? 50 years.”
Merlin smirked, “I almost dumped your ass around year 30.” He continued as Arthur sputtered, “But I figured I was already in that far I might as well go all the way.”
Arthur laughed and kissed him. “Feels like we just met yesterday.”
Merlin looked into his eyes and smiled. “I love you Arthur and all that we have created. I wouldn’t trade any of it for anything in the world.”
“I’ve something to say and I don’t want you to interrupt.” Arthur looked at him seriously.
Merlin returned his smile, “Ok.”
“Sometimes I don’t think I can love you more but then universe expands just a little.” Arthur stopped for a moment to clear his throat. “But right now I want to say something I don’t say very often. For all the years, the love, the crazy moments, the quiet moments, the fights, yes, the fights too, the laughter, our children, our life, I want to say thank you.”
Merlin tried to put all he felt into the kiss he gave Arthur. “50 more?”
Arthur laughed. “Like I would let you get away.”