A drabble-and-a-half to make you smile (because I appear to be incapable of writing stories that are exactly 100 words lately...).

Description: The king has some new clothes...

Disclaimer: I don't own it anymore than I own a dog, a house, or a successful chain of muffin stores.

Arthur's New Clothes

"Are you sure this is the best idea, Sire?"

"Of course I'm sure, Merlin!" came Arthur's voice from behind the partition. "After all, the man is an expert."

"But really, Arthur—clothes that can only be seen by people who are intelligent? I mean, doesn't that seem a little…" Merlin trailed off as the king stepped out of the changing area.

"Uh, Arthur?" he said hesitantly. "I thought you were getting undressed…"

Arthur glanced down at his fully-clothed body and then frowned up at his manservant. "Well, obviously I'm going to wear something under my new clothes! They can only be seen by the wise—I don't want stupid people to see me naked! Really, Merlin," he scoffed, "I'm not a complete idiot." He rolled his eyes before turning to the tailor standing in the corner of the room.

"Now, how much did you want for the magical clothing again?"

Really, Merlin, he's not a complete idiot!

For the record (though it might not seem like it in my stories), I don't think Arthur is stupid. Just... gullible. In an endearingly innocent sort of way. ;P

Anyway, please review! :D