gwaine's arse

“You break his heart, I will kick your arse,” Gwaine said suddenly. Arthur’s eyes snapped up to meet Gwaine’s gaze, seeing the emotion he never could hide very well, the depths of his feelings for Merlin. Before Arthur could speak, Gwaine said, “He was yours from day one. I know that. I never had a chance with him. I know that too. But you hurt him, I can’t promise –”

Arthur put a hand on Gwaine’s arm and squeezed lightly. “I’m not asking you to. All I want is a running start –”

A quick grin – real, warm, genuine – crossed Gwaine’s face. A little laugh seeped into his tone. “I’ll give you a running start a couple of klicks long, mate. But I’m telling you now, it’s not going to help you.”

“I can always hope that’ll be the one time you miss,” Arthur said, and Gwaine’s smile relaxed, fading into a chuckle. Arthur clapped his back. “Let’s go.”

With All My Heart And Soul

Rating: M

Warnings: None

Words: 8112

Pairing: Merlin/Arthur Pendragon

Summary: Arthur couldn’t believe that it had taken him an awful lot of alcohol on multiple occasions to finally get to this point. Well, that, and a firm kick in the arse by Gwaine, who probably had planned it all out all along and was smirking smugly to himself now.

Read: AO3 // FF.net

Huge thanks to foundmyhome for beta’ing ♥

Yep, I’ve finally managed to finish a new story and to actually post it, too. :)