Title: Eye See You
Pairing/s: none yet
Character/s: Merlin, Morgana, Arthur, Leon
Summary: Continuing my Twist on Fate series, Merlin and Morgana exchange some significant eye contact. The other two notice.
Word Count: 433
Prompt: #213, eye contact
Author's Notes: First Twist on Fate, Previous Twist on Fate.
It had been a month since Merlin and Morgana’s night out at the pub. Fortunately no one had noticed them missing, and if anyone had, nothing was said to them. In the weeks since, the two had been out to the pub twice more and had gotten closer. They were now good friends, though he thought she wouldn’t mind more. He definitely wouldn’t mind more himself.
But today was his first official day on the job. His first day guarding Arthur outside the palace. The Prince had to judge a garland competition and give a short speech. He wasn’t thrilled about it but he’d need protection. Morgana and Leon would be along to observe Merlin
Arthur and his security detail made it to the site with no issues. He was nearly swarmed by sweet old women but somehow Merlin managed to stay a step behind his right shoulder. Leon helped clear the way so Arthur could actually see the garlands. Merlin stayed focused on the crowd around them, watching for potential threats.
When Arthur had finally seen all the garlands, he debated with Merlin and Leon a bit before deciding the winner. He stepped up to the podium to announce the winner and give his speech. Merlin still shadowed him and scanned the audience continually.
Until he caught sight of Morgana at the back. She looked quite beautiful today and suddenly she looked right at him. She smiled coyly then licked her lips. That, more than anything, drew him in. Her look promised more than she’d ever said to him and he wanted to taste it.
Just then Merlin felt a hand at his shoulder and a throat clearing next to him. He turned away from Morgana to see Arthur standing there, eyebrow raised. “You’re going to have to keep focus a little better than that to survive in this business,” he teased. Merlin nearly controlled his blush, but Arthur and Leon chuckled anyway.
As the crowd dispersed, Morgana made her way to the three men. “What are you laughing at, boys?”
They turned to look at her. Merlin flushed a bit more while the other two burst into louder guffaws. She raised an eyebrow and shrugged. Merlin smiled at her and said, “Don’t mind these two gits. They’re a bit giddy from all the florals.”
Morgana smiled back at him. “Come on you two. We’re wanted back at the palace, remember?”
The other two quit laughing and nodded. They shepherded Arthur back to the car and sped on their way. And when Morgana’s eyes made contact with Merlin’s, he didn’t look away.