Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur, Will/OMC
Character/s: Will, Todd, Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Will and Todd have a heart to heart.
Warnings: Sexual language
Word Count: 940
Prompt: "Distractions" for camelot_drabble
Author's Notes: Continuation of the story "A LAST CHANCE" - Chapter 18. (Chapter 17 here from last week)
"So. You have a thing for Merlin."
Todd had his arms wrapped around Will's shoulder, pulling him close, as they moved to the music. Todd was doing most of the moving while Will simply stood around awkwardly.
"I...what?" Will asked, feeling unsure. "Arthur told you."
Todd shrugged. "He might have suggested so but it's pretty obvious, my friend. Everyone here at the party has asked me if Merlin brought two dates because there are two guys looking at him with adoration. While some of us can't even get attention from one."
Will smiled and was glad for the darkness in the room so Todd wouldn't see him blushing. "He's my best mate. Known him since we were five. And Arthur...Well, he's bit of a complication."
"How so?" Todd asked, looking and sounding very interested.
"Well he broke Merlin's heart when they were -- well it's a long story and I was there to pick up the pieces. I was nothing more than a comforting blanket. I mean, it meant more to me but I always knew it meant nothing to Merlin."
"I'm sure it was more than nothing. I mean, you're his best friend right? He values your opinion, and Arthur is scared shitless of what you will do or say to Merlin. Sure, Merlin might look like he only has eyes for Arthur, but you have his ear. It's all very...intriguing."
"Intriguing?" Will nearly laughed. "I'm glad that my heartache, my dilemma, and my best friend's poor choice in men intrigues you."
Todd slapped Will's shoulder playfully. "You know what I mean."
"Do I?" Will asked, and couldn't believe that he was flirting. Flirting with another man while in the same house as Merlin. For the past decade, if not more, Will had only been after Merlin. Sure, he'd had a fling here or there, but it was always about Merlin. And now--it was all very intriguing, indeed.
His hands roamed up Todd's back as he pulled Todd closer. He wasn't going to get Merlin tonight. Hell, he knew when he arrived at the hotel room that he was never going to get Merlin, ever; so there was no harm in flirting with another willing bloke, was there?
Will wasn't stupid. He was an idiot for falling for his best friend who was in love with someone else, but he wasn't dumb enough to keep pursuing that knowing how the ending to that story was going to play out. Maybe...Arthur would be ok. Maybe Arthur would be a complete wanker and hurt Merlin again, but it was more obvious than anything else that Merlin was going to make his own mistakes, no matter what Will did to avoid them.
"Do you wanna go up to my room?" Todd asked, pushing his knee in between Will's legs and rubbing it against Will's thigh.
He'd be lying if he said that he wasn't attracted to Todd since the moment he'd walked into the house. Todd had opened his mouth to speak, and Will's cock had stirred. It was good ol' honest lust and he wanted to give into that. He'd craved attention like Todd was giving him for so long, albeit, from the wrong party, and now he was having it.
"We can just talk," Todd said, his warm breath on Will's ear as he leaned in close. "If you're uncomfortable..."
"You know, I live in another country. Like it's hours on a plane, requires a passport and all that--"
"It's a fuck, Will. Not a marriage proposal," Todd said, almost chuckling.
"Fuck? What happened to talking?" Will asked, feigning mortification.
Todd shrugged. "You can talk to me while I suck your cock."
Will pressed their hips together grinding their groins as he moved on the dance-floor. "God, you're something else." A blow job sounded pretty good at the moment. Fuck, it sounded downright fantastic. To feel Todd against him, without any clothes on was far too tempting.
"I'm not sure if that's such a good idea, though," Will said, finally. His brain countering everything his body was doing. "I came here with friends, and I don't want to--"
"Stay the night with me, then," Todd said. "Stay with me when Merlin and Arthur leave. I'll drop you off at the hotel in the morning tomorrow. You don't have to tell me now. I mean, think about it. I just thought I could help you out."
"Help me out?" Will asked, confused.
"Do you really want to be the third wheel with the love of your life and the love of his life?" Todd asked, point blank. His expression didn't give anything away.
"Not really," Will said.
"Good. Spend your vacation with me. How long are you here for?"
"About five days," Will said.
"Excellent. I'll take you sightseeing." Todd smiled and kissed Will's cheek; his hand also crept up Will's shirt. Todd was clearly always playing an angle.
"You're always this bossy?" Will asked, liking the idea of spending time with Todd, more than just in the bedroom. Excited for the night, too, though. He wasn't sure how it all looked, and how it sounded. He'd come here for Merlin, but Merlin had rejected him again, so now he was going to shag a local. He would never stop loving Merlin, but he also didn't want to seem like a loser tagging along with Merlin and Arthur all the time. It would be like he was eleven years old again.
"I can be. If you like that," Todd said before grabbing Will by the back of his neck and pulling him in for a kiss.