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16 October 2009 @ 04:08 pm
[fic] : merlin (gwen/arthur) - Merlin, It's Cold Outside  
Title: Merlin, It's Cold Outside
Rating: G
Word count: 205 words
Characters: Arthur/Gwen, Merlin
Summary: Winter makes Arthur a lot cold and a little noble. For dollsome's prompt: Merlin + Gwen/Arthur + winter.

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It is freezing.

No, it is worse than freezing this morning. It is so cold that even he, Arthur Pendragon, is shivering. Curled in bed, waiting for the serving-maid to finish stoking the fire, he briefly contemplates putting on his chain mail. Or his cloak. Or both? Anything to add a little weight and warmth. The maidservant leaves. Arthur puts one foot on the stone floor.

Arthur gets right back into bed, thank you very much.

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"Gwen, do you not have anything warmer?"

"I am fine, my lady. Really! I was - I left in a hurry this morning, that is all."

"Please, take something of mine. This wrap! Take this wrap?"

"My lady, I - thank you, my lady, but I would only dirty it. Truly..."

“Very well.”

But Morgana does not sound convinced. A moment later, Arthur looks up from practising sword feints. They are gone; walking back to the castle. Two shapes, one in a far thinner cloak.

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As he staggers under the weight of a bundle of logs, Merlin doubts the truth of his master’s words. According to Arthur, Morgana asked him to send a bundle of wood to Gwen. Merlin suspects Morgana had nothing to do with it.

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with a dreamy far-off look: [thb] knee-shaw?lalumena on October 16th, 2009 10:17 am (UTC)
Hee, glad you liked it.