Title: Arthur's thoughts
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Arthur is still jealous of Will and Merlin
Word Count: 220
Prompt: Handle with care for camelot_drabble
Author's Notes: Continuation from last week (read here) or AO3 LINK
Arthur had one job. Handle Merlin's heart with care, and he'd all but fucked it up. Of course, it was hard to do anything right when Will was around. He was Merlin's best friend, he'd been it since the day Arthur had met Merlin, and Arthur always felt as though he could never measure up.
Still, he took a deep breath and wrapped his arm around Merlin and pulled him close.
"Do you want to go outside for a bit? With me, I mean."
Merlin leaned into Arthur's touch slightly and nodded. He looked over at Will who was dancing with Todd and smiled. Will smiled back; there was a silent conversation there that Arthur would never be privy to.
Seeing Merlin and Will like that made him miss Leon. Leon was the best mate one could ask for and it'd been a while since Arthur had had a nice chat with him. Maybe tomorrow he'd ring his friend up. He'd not even told Leon that he was in Canada. No doubt Leon probably found out through his Facebook check-ins or from Morgana.
"Still want to go?" Merlin asked, yanking Arthur out of his thoughts.
"Yes. Let's go. We should talk, and by that I mean, I should probably apologise more profusely until I'm sure you've forgiven me."
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