Title: Giggle Fest
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Merlin gives into temptation to see Arthur the donkey.
Word Count: 263
Prompt: #203, 3.3 Goblin's Gold
Author's Notes: :)
Merlin ducked his head as he wandered from the lower town to the castle. He knew he had to get that box from the secret room in the library, but the opportunity to see Arthur with donkey ears was just too tempting.
He took a rarely-used side entrance inside and crept along the servants’ passages to get to the Prince’s chambers. He pushed the door open carefully and poked his head inside. Arthur wasn’t visible from where he was, so Merlin walked around the bed where his eyes took in Arthur on the floor. Arthur, for his part, glared up at him in defiance.
Just like with bald Uther, Merlin tried his hardest not to laugh but the situation was just too much for him. He clapped a hand over his mouth to stop the giggles but the effort was futile. And when Arthur brayed something indignant, he laughed even harder.
Then the expression on Arthur’s face changed. He looked hurt by the laughing. That was enough to sober Merlin enough to crouch down by his friend. He put a hand on Arthur’s shoulder and said, “Don’t worry. Gwen and I are going to fix this right now. We’ll get that goblin out of Gaius and get you back to normal."
Arthur brayed something that might have been “okay” or “thank you.” That’s what Merlin chose to believe despite the incredulous look. He stood and looked down at the afflicted Prince again. “See you later then!” He waved and was off, back to the library. He had a job to do, after all.