A/N: The last chapeter, a day late, that's unacceptable, i'm sorry. But To-Chan, you know my reason.
So, here it is *sniff* the last chapter of seven kisses, ever! Oh what a sad,sad day!
Please enjoy it!
A Kiss On The Forehead Means I Want To Be With You For The Rest Of My Life
Merlin rushed hurriedly into Arthur's chambers, the prince close behind him. "Merlin!" He shouted again, closing the door.
"I shouldn't have done that." Merlin mumbled to himself. "No, he'll definitely want me gone now. And I ran out while he was talking to me. Oh no. What am I going to do?" Arthur grabbed Merlin's arm and turned him around, bringing him back to Earth, but regretting it as soon as he saw the fear in his eyes. "I thought you were…"
"Merlin, I'm sorry." Arthur pulled Merlin into a protective hug. "It'll be alright."
"No it won't, he knows about us. He'll never let us…You're the future king, you can't." Merlin cried, holding Arthur, and hiding his face in his chest.
"Shh, it'll all work out." Arthur sat on the bed and pulled Merlin to sit next to him. They didn't speak for a while; Merlin's sobs were the only thing keeping the silence away.
"…What…What will he do to me?" Merlin whispered.
"Nothing. I won't let him do anything to you." Arthur held the younger man tighter.
"But then you—"
"It doesn't matter about me; I can take whatever punishment necessary to keep you safe." Arthur promised.
"Maybe I should go. Maybe I should leave Camelot and go back to Ealdor. Maybe I never should have come here…"
"Don't say that. Don't ever say that!" Arthur commanded. "Please don't leave me. Life here would be too boring without you." He tried to joke.
"No, Merlin, listen to me;" He held Merlin's chin so he was looking directly at him. "You can't leave. It doesn't matter what my father does, I will protect you. Just please, stay." Arthur begged, tears forming in his eyes at the thought of losing his Merlin.
"Okay." Merlin replied weakly.
"I promise; I will not leave you." Arthur smiled weakly and kissed Merlin's forehead.
"Thank you." Arthur whispered.
"Arthur…You can't stay near me forever, what are we going to do?" Merlin asked, still worried.
"We'll figure something out, don't worry. But promise me you won't use your magic unless you really, really have to, because then you'll have to leave me," Arthur kissed Merlin's forehead again, while quickly wiping away any tears that threatened to fall; because princes don't cry. "And I don't know what I'd do here without you here with me."
"Okay, I'll only use it if I'm seconds away from dea—" Merlin froze; he had just admitted to Arthur that he was a sorcerer.
"Merlin, I've known for a very long time now. I always hoped you would tell me. And back in Ealdor, I was sure you were about to say something to me, then you didn't and I tried to confront you, with the wind thing…but that's not what we're talking about." Arthur shook himself back to Merlin, who was wiping away tears with his sleeve.
"Merlin, if you promise you'll stay here, I promise to do everything I can to protect you, okay?" Merlin sniffed and nodded, looking at the floor. "Hey, look at me, Merlin." He did. "I love you, so much."
"I love you too, Arthur." Merlin rested his head on Arthur's chest and listened to his rapid heartbeat slow. "Do you think…Do you think I should apologise to Uther? Well, I know I should apologise, but…Now?" Merlin asked, stumbling over his words.
"Yeah, that probably would help us. Come on," Arthur stood and held his hand out to Merlin. "I'll be right there with you," Merlin took his hand, "always." He pulled Merlin to his feet and kissed his forehead again, realised it calmed both Merlin and himself, just a little bit.
A/N: So, that's it, no more, all gone. Please review!