When Harry gets back from Kentucky three months later to find that Eggsy has moved into his house (and despite his protests, Merlin just shrugs and deadpans, “You were dead. You should have called.”), he has to admit that he is a bit disappointed to find that all his covers from The Sun have been taken down. He also has to admit that he is unnerved (and a little bit proud) by Eggsy’s own wall of covers, and the sheer number of them that proudly cover the space.
So, when Harry moves back in to
his their house, Eggsy suggests starting a new tradition. Flash-forward a few years, and Harry is in his office, talking to Merlin over his glasses feed, when Merlin stops and asks, “What’s that, on your wall, over there?” Harry points to one of the covers and says, “This? This is that fucking awful mission in Switzerland you sent Eggsy and me on.”
Merlin just shakes his head and says, “No, and as sickeningly adorable as it is that the two of you collect magazine covers from your joint missions, I’m talking about the one that isn’t a cover. The article to the left.”
Harry smiles and says, “Well, a gentleman’s name only appears in the paper three times. When he’s born, when he dies, and when he marries.”