arthur + merlin AU; Can I Keep You?
The way he died would leave anyone turning in their grave. Merlin was walking to a cafe across the street, and bam! A car rams into him and ends everything. He can’t enter into the afterlife until he can rest in peace; and until then, he is trapped in his parents’ old house. Some years later, Arthur Pendragon buys the place, determined to clean it up and renovate it, in order to sell it. It’s the first human being Merlin has seen in years. Taking advantage of being a ghost, he plays multiple pranks on Arthur. But one day, the blonde spots him, and Merlin is forced to reveal himself. Before they know it, they have become friends. But when you’re a ghost, friendship is a tricky thing.
He comes up close to Arthur; the man is almost in a deep sleep. He looks so peaceful; so content; so alive. "Can I keep you?" Merlin whispers. He reaches out to touch him, but his hand goes straight through Arthur.
It’s a tricky thing, loving someone when you’re a ghost…