|Throughout the Years
Author: Whitepurity PM
This is set after A Year and a Half, and is a filler story of oneshots that will lead up to the sequel. Merlin/Morgana King Arthur/Queen GwenRated: Fiction T - English - Family/Friendship - Merlin & Morgana - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,309 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 07-21-12 - Published: 06-29-10 - Status: Complete - id: 6094930
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Hey, sorry I haven't done much but busy busy busy. As I am sure most of you are. OK, so this is a small one-shot thing that takes place after A Year and a Half. It's just something to satisfy myself before I get writing a sequel. Hopefully. So enjoy and review.
A/N: I don't own nothing but the children.
A Birth and a Wedding
"You better get some sleep Arthur, the Royal Wedding is tomorrow. You wouldn't please Gwen if you fall asleep half way through the ceremony." Merlin advised the young King from across the dinner table. Morgana, Hunith, Ellie and Gaius were present at the table, which was the regular dining experience. Gwen was absent from the meal that night, spending her last night of single life with her servant friends whom she would still be able to see after she was Queen, but wouldn't be to have the same relationship with them.
The eighteen-month-old was gathered in her grandmother's arms drifted off into a world of sweet dreams. "I should put her down." Hunith said peering at the child whose head lay her on chest.
Morgana nodded and rubbed her swollen abdomen, not wanting to get up from her spot at the table but knew that she had to. She braced herself against the armrests of the chair and pushed herself up before gasping in pain that shot threw her from her pelvis. Everyone in the room save Hunith who was cradling Ellie, jumped to their feet to help the woman in pain.
"Oh Merlin, it's time." Morgana spoke with a smile growing on her face at the aspect of meeting their second child. Hunith stood up from her seat and passed Ellie off to Arthur before moving to the other side of her daughter. Morgana gasped sharply again and looked down as her waters broke.
"This is happening faster than Ellie." Hunith commented as she also looked down to the ground. "We need to get you to your chambers." Hunith rubbed the arm of her daughter as she went through a contraction; the pain evident on her face. Arthur who was now cradling the sleeping toddler, watched in shock as he watched his sister go through the pain of childbirth.
"OK," Morgana said after the contraction had passed and she had recovered slightly. "I can move now, where's Ellie?" At her command, Arthur brought her sleeping daughter over to her and ducking next to his sister's side for her to reach her daughter. Morgana awkwardly leaned over to press a gentle kiss on Ellie's forehead. "I love you."
"Let's move you to your chambers before the next contraction." Hunith suggested, helping Morgana up with Merlin's assistance and leaving the room to relocate for the birth. Arthur stood still in shock cradling his 'niece', knowing the fact that many women, even one great as his Mother was, did not survive childbirth and that children such as Ellie lose their Mother in the process.
"Morgana will be fine; she's going to pull through this." Gaius comforted Arthur. "If you don't believe me, we know she's going to survive because she's seen it in her dreams."
"I know but I can't help to think about my Mother."
"It's hard because of your situation." Gaius said sympathetically. "Sire, can you look after Ellie while I administer the potions Morgana needs."Arthur nodded and dismissed the physician.
"I guess it's just you and me." The King looked down on the sleeping child, who was quite comfortable snuggling into his chest. Deciding that there was nothing else to do apart from fret over Morgana, he retired to his chambers for the night.
- Merlin -
Arthur woke from the sleep that he didn't expect to endure in the night. The reason for his disturbance of sleep was climbing on his chest. He opened his eyes to see Ellie lying on top of him, smiling down on him. The doors of his chambers opened abruptly and a proud looking father walked in the room, changing the direction of Arthur's and Ellie's head to the door.
"Isn't it a beautiful day, the sun is shining down on us, no clouds are in the sky, a perfect day for a Royal Wedding." Merlin practically skipped through the room and opened the curtains, allowing the blinding light of the sun to shine in the room. Ellie slid down the side of Arthur's chest and held out her arms eagerly for her Father to take her.
"Morning Ellie-Bellie" He greeted tickling his firstborn, making her giggle. "How was your night with Arthur? Did you sleep with all his snoring?" At the mention of the King's name, Ellie pointed over to him. Arthur gestured to take Ellie and took her from her Father, turning around to place her on the bed, before he picked up a pillow and faced Merlin.
"You don't want to do that." Merlin warned, before getting attacked by the weapon in Arthur's hand. The assault stopped when the pillow frozen in midair. The King looked into the sorcerer's eyes looking for evidence of magic and when he found none, he turned around to the only other magic wielder at the room.
With a pout on her face and her little fists clenched, the girl demanded only one thing, "Ma!"
"Do you want to see Mama and your baby sister?" Picking up his daughter again, bouncing her up and down. "And then grandma will help prepare you for the wedding, when I'll help Arthur get ready. See even the King needs help getting ready." His snide comment caused him to receive a stray pillow to the head.
"I need you back here as soon as possible. Just drop Ellie off with your mother, Morgana and the baby, Addie." Arthur paused for a thought. "What's her full name?"
"Adela," Letting the name roll of his tongue before continuing with her full name, "Adela Ambrosius"
- Merlin -
"How was the Wedding?" Morgana tiredly asked when Merlin walked in the room carrying the sleeping form of Ellie. He carried the child over to his wife for the ritual goodnight kiss before placing the child in the crib.
"Gwen made a beautiful bride." Sitting down gently next to his wife, where she cradled the baby asleep against her chest.
"I know I've seen it in my dreams."
"You're still the most beautiful bride that I've ever seen." Morgana rolled her eyes.
"I married you in a blue dress covered in patches of fabrics stitching up the holes in the dress, when Gwen wore an elegant dress made of the best silks…" She was silenced when Merlin pressed his lips against her in a sweet kiss. "You know that is how we ended up with another one of these." She said, looking down at the new addition of the family.