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17 March 2011 @ 02:38 pm
Fic: ‘When had that happened?’  
Title: When had that happened?
Fandom: Merlin (BBC).
Rating: (G)
Time Period: Anytime in seasons 1-2.
Summary: Poor, unoffending floor.

Author's Note: This is quick ‘n’ dirty (for definition see the F. A. Q. or check this post for the definition).

I’ve been thinking about this for a few days and finally decided to write it down. I wondered about when Merlin would’ve realised he loved Arthur like a brother ... and this fell into place.

All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of Julian Murphy and Johnny Caps; I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by them.


Scrubbing the floor of Arthur’s room, Merlin paused and threw the cloth at the suddenly offensive floor. Why did he bother doing this the hard way when ...

The door smashed open, bouncing off the wall it crashed against. Arthur stomped in, glared at Merlin and then deliberately walked over the polished, clean parts of the floor Merlin had left behind him. Merlin glowered.

Muttered a word.

His eyes glowed gold, just for a moment.

The cloth was suddenly under Arthur’s foot.

Arthur slipped, yelped and landed, hard, on the floor. Bottom first.

Merlin grinned and then stood, offering a hand to the fallen prince. A twinge of guilt twisted within his heart. How could he have done this to his friend, his brother?

Arthur didn’t notice the stunned expression on Merlin’s face as he realised what he’d just thought. Instead, he was picking up the errant cloth and thrusting it under Merlin’s nose. “Are you a complete idiot or are you just good at hiding it some days?”

Merlin grinned, and pulled the cloth free. “Sorry,” he muttered, trying to appear downcast but failing. Miserably.

“Don’t do it again!” Arthur grumbled, walking stiffly to the bed where he sat down gingerly. “Draw me a bath,” he commanded. With a smile.

Merlin groaned. “Yes, sire,” he mumbled and pictured hauling all those buckets up from the well.
Angel... Dark Wings Descending...: morganapretendangel_in_tears on March 17th, 2011 09:35 am (UTC)
I love those two :) They're such a crack up! Great fic, I can see this happening!
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on March 17th, 2011 11:54 am (UTC)
I had a great deal of fun writing this one! I'm glad you could see it happening!
Armchair DMarmchairdm on March 18th, 2011 01:32 pm (UTC)
*just shakes head* This is just classic Merlin and Arthur.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on March 18th, 2011 02:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
archaeologist_d: Merlin Emrysarchaeologist_d on March 23rd, 2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
Those two are so funny together. Well done.
F. J.: Golden Candlesmorethanacandle on March 23rd, 2011 02:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you.