I don't own Merlin (sadly)

This is something that popped in to my head as christmas is just under six weeks away.

Just two chapters. Please let me know what you think. This is not only my first Arthur/Merlin story but it's also my first malexmale story. And I'm a bit nervous.


Arthur got into bed after brushing his teeth and pulled the covers right up. Even though it was the middle of Decmber and there was snow on the ground outside, Arthur couldn't sleep in pajamas. He always felt more comfy sleeping in his boxer shorts. Except when it was summer and the nights were hot, then he slept in the nude.

Even though it was freezing outside, the cold he felt from sleeping in just his boxer shorts he didn't mind so much as he had his own personal hot water bottle, so to speak. And here it is now. Arthur thought, smiling as he felt Merlin's arm slide across his stomach as Merlin moved closer to rest his head on his chest. "I'm soory Merlin. Did I wake you?"

"No. I was waiting for you." Arthur chuckled and kissed the top of Merlin's head.

Merlin lifted his head up to look at Arthur and leaned in for a proper kiss with his upper body laying on top of Arthur's whilst their legs wrapped around each other. When Arthur felt Merlin's hand drifting downwards he broke the kiss. "Not tonight." Arthur chuckled at the pout that Merlin gave. "I've got to be up in six hours."

"So have I."

"Yes Merlin. But I'm getting up to do an eleven hour shift at work. You are not."

"I know."

"Why do you want to get up with me for anyway? I'd have thought that since you finshed work two days ago for the christmas holidays, you'd want lie ins."

"No. I still want to get up with you. I don't think it's fair me lazing in bed whilst you're at work. Besides, tomorrow is your last day until next year. We can enjoy lie ins together then."

Arthur lifted his head up and kissed Merlin again and wrapped his arms around him as he rolled them over so he was on top. This time, it was Merlin's turn to break the kiss when he felt Arthur's hand wonder downwards. "I thought you said that you've got to be up in six hours?"

"I do. But it's like you said. Tomorrow is my last day until next year. I'll have plenty of time to catch up on sleep." he said as he slowly started to remove Merlin's boxer shorts.


The next morning Merlin was sat at the kitchen table reading yesterdays paper when Arthur came rushing into the kitchen and took the piece of toast off Merlin's plate that Merlin was about to pick up. "Eh."

"Sorry babe." Arthur said as he took a bite. "But you can make some more when I'm gone, I haven't got to time to stand and make some." Arthur bent down and kissed Merlin bye. Arthur pulled back and couldn't help but smile at the fact that the crumbs he had around his mouth from the toast, were now around Merlin's.

"Um, Arthur. I just thought that I'd tell you that I'm going shopping today."

"I thought that you did the food shopping when you finished work."

"I did. This isn't food shopping."

"What is it then?"

"This is to do with christmas."

"I thought that we were going to do our christmas shopping together at the weekend.

"We are. I'm going out to buy decorations so I can put them up."

Arthur who was putting his thick coat on whilst listening stopped and turned to face Merlin.

"You are not to go mad."

"Arthur. You know me."

"Yes Merlin. I do, that's why I'm telling you not to go mad. I mean it Merlin. We'll have a tree with some lights on it, with a bit of tinsel and a few baubles."

"Ok."

"I mean it Merlin. Promise me."

Merlin walked up to Arthur and helped him put his coat on and fastened it for him then put his hands on Arthur's face and kissed him before looking into his eyes. "I promise you Arthur. All I will put up is a tree with some lights on it with a bit of tinsel and a few baubles."

Arthur smiled and kissed Merlin. "Alright Merlin. I'll see you at six." Arthur Kissed him one last time before leaving.

As soon as he left. Merlin took his phone out of his pocket and and rang on of his friends. He heard it ring a couple of times before heard someone answer. "Hello?"

"Hello Lancelot. Did I wake you?"

"It's alright Merlin. What's up?"

"Are you doing anything today?"

"No. Why?"

"I need your help."

"What with?"

"Christmas decortaions."

Lancelot laughed. "You're as bad as Gwen. She had me putting ours up yesterday."

"Yeah, well. I promised Arthur that all I would put up is a tree with lights, a bit of tinsel and a few baubles. But I never mentioned your name."

Lancelot laughed again. "Alright Merlin. I'll help you. I'll be round in about an hour. And because Gwen loves putting decorations up so much, I'll bring her as well."

Merlin smiled. "Thanks Lancelot."


Please let me know what you think.

Chapter two will be up within four days.

Review? :)