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It was the same thing they did every Monday, collecting pots from Gaius' various patient's all over the city and within the keep proper. Which made for a terribly exciting time all around!

Okay, more like boring and Merlin left feeling a bit like a pack mule as he lugged the pots and Gaius carried on like he was on a carefree little walk.

[For the creepers]]

Date: 2010-08-23 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ccedontheemail.livejournal.com
A ragged, worn-down, slightly sweaty man launched himself at Merlin out of the blue, hands grasping for his arm with pin-point precision. His clothes reeked of dung and his eyes were small and beady, and he was balding.

"Please," he hissed. "We seek Uther Pendragon."

Date: 2010-08-23 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigdamndestiny.livejournal.com
The initial reaction of 'OHGOD' and jerking away like a little girl was thankfully stifled before it could embarrass him terribly.

"Er--pardon?" he asked, glancing over to Gaius for help with the creepy man.

Why did this always happen to him?!

Date: 2010-08-23 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ccedontheemail.livejournal.com
The man pressed a large wooden object into Merlin's hand. "Please," he said, his voice still a creepy low hiss, "It is urgent; business with the King."

Date: 2010-08-23 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] camelotfolk.livejournal.com
"If you have any business with the King, you can take it through the proper channels," Gaius interjected, reaching for the object before Merlin startled enough and dropped something.

... What. It happened.

He paused, then, and stared down at the object. "...This is the Seal of the House of Tragal."

Date: 2010-08-23 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigdamndestiny.livejournal.com
Why did they have to touch hiiiiim? Oh god, he was so creepy.

"Who?" Merlin asked, showing just how much he had to learn about, oh, everything.

Date: 2010-08-23 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] camelotfolk.livejournal.com
"The nobles of the House of Tragal have been allies of the King since his earliest years," Gaius said, frowning at the man. "I have received members of the House into my care several times over the years. Why do you have this?"

Date: 2010-08-23 10:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ccedontheemail.livejournal.com
"It does not belong to me," the man hastened to correct. "It belongs to her."

And he stepped aside, revealing behind him a gorgeous Lady in a small cloak over a long white dress.

Date: 2010-08-23 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigdamndestiny.livejournal.com
...yes. Yes she was very pretty. Pretty like someone out of a magazine that he could no longer read without thinking of something called 'bedazzling'.

So, Merlin did the smart thing and gaped like a poorly behaved preteen boy.

Date: 2010-08-23 10:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] camelotfolk.livejournal.com
"...My Lady!" Gaius bowed immediately, far and deep.

After a beat, when he realised Merlin wasn't doing the same, he hissed, "Merlin."

Date: 2010-08-23 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigdamndestiny.livejournal.com
"What?" Oh right, proper respect to nobles. How quaint!

Merlin bowed less low than he really ought to, trying and failing at this subservience thing. "M'lady," he muttered.

Date: 2010-08-23 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ccedontheemail.livejournal.com
The lady smiled beatifically. "I am the Lady Catrina," she introduced herself, "I come bearing distressing news. The House of Tragal has fallen; I seek audience with the king."

Date: 2010-08-23 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigdamndestiny.livejournal.com
It made him completely forget the creepiness of before!

Merlin smiled and nodded quickly. "I'm sure we can help, right Gaius?"

Date: 2010-08-23 10:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] camelotfolk.livejournal.com
"Of course," Gaius hastened to say, pulling himself upright. "Of course, milady, I apologise for our rudeness. I am certain the King will be pleased to see you, even if you bear such troubling news."

He may or may not have elbowed Merlin. Behave.

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Date: 2010-08-23 10:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bitch-prince.livejournal.com
It wasn't that Arthur wasn't sympathetic to Lady Catrina's plight, far from it; the death of her family and the destruction of the House of Tragal was no laughing matter. However, if he were to be entirely honest, it wasn't strictly necessary for the Lady to swoon all over his father.

Or perhaps she was genuinely distraught - the thought of which made him feel guilty for his kneejerk annoyance. He couldn't tell. But Father had swiftly offered her a bed for the night, and for as long as she would wish to stay, and he could find no trouble with that.

Even so, something about her...

Nevermind.

His eyes sought out Merlin's expression as the audience came to an end, as he sat back uneasily on the smaller throne beside his Father's.

Date: 2010-08-23 10:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigdamndestiny.livejournal.com
Merlin offered him a hopeful little grin from his spot by Gaius. A frowny, frowny Gaius.

But that hardly stopped Merlin from giving the lady starry-eyed little looks.

Date: 2010-08-23 10:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bitch-prince.livejournal.com
... That, on the other hand, could stop any minute now. Any moment.

He barely repressed the annoyed look he desperately wanted to send Lady Catrina's way. Certainly, she had comely features, but... well, she wouldn't be the first woman to try her wiles on Arthur's Father in order to get a piece of his power, and...

And, well, Merlin could stop staring at her like that.

As soon as his Father called the whole thing to an end, Arthur was coming up and off of his throne, stalking across the room. "Merlin."

Date: 2010-08-23 10:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigdamndestiny.livejournal.com
"Yes, Ar--your highness?" Merlin asked, still smiling like a loon.

Date: 2010-08-23 10:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bitch-prince.livejournal.com
"I have work for you," Arthur said, with very. Obvious. Emphasis, as he stalked straight past Merlin.

Date: 2010-08-23 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigdamndestiny.livejournal.com
"You--" He glanced over at Gaius and shrugged, hurrying on after the man. "You needed me?"

Date: 2010-08-23 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bitch-prince.livejournal.com
"Yes, I need you to..." Something. Something something. "...tell me where you ran into the Lady Catrina. And tend to my chambers."

Date: 2010-08-23 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigdamndestiny.livejournal.com
"Oh, in the market. Gaius and I were gathering pots. As always." It was Monday.

Date: 2010-08-23 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bitch-prince.livejournal.com
"Right."

Arthur tried to scowl slightly less hard.

"You will have to tend to the Lady Catrina's chambers as well, to ensure that she is comfortable," he continued. You'd be able to notice the edge of I'd really rather you don't if you knew him and, you know, paid attention.

Date: 2010-08-23 10:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigdamndestiny.livejournal.com
"Er." Yes. There was that. "Perhaps after I've finished with your chambers," he ventured.

Date: 2010-08-23 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bitch-prince.livejournal.com
"Obviously."

Yes.

"She is a friend of Camelot."

Yep.

Date: 2010-08-23 11:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigdamndestiny.livejournal.com
"...and your father's I see." With the breathing in his direction that would fit right in with those movie's Merlin had on his phone.

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