Summary: What happens when there's a little on set jealousy? ;)
Katie walked into her dressing room and closed the door. She had a 6 am call time and she was exhausted. She set down her cup of coffee and her purse and was about to sit down when the door to her dressing room opened.
Bradley barged in and collapsed on a chair. “I knew I should have locked the door” Katie muttered. Bradley glared up in mock anger. “Good morning to you too Katie. Glad to see you’re just as sweet in the morning as you usually are”. She smiled sweetly down at him in response while he rolled his eyes.
“So what’s up?” she asked, taking a sip of her coffee as she sat down. She would not get through the day without some major caffeine. “I just don’t understand this script” he complained. She raised an eyebrow at him. “It’s not that difficult. Which part of Prince Arthur swaggers in with a sword to save the day but is saved by Merlin again do you not understand? It’s pretty much how every episode goes”. “Haha. Hilarious” Bradley said sarcastically. “No seriously though Katie – these scripts make no sense!”
Katie took another sip of her coffee as she waited for him to continue. “I mean come on! Until a couple episodes ago the guy was in love with Morgana. Now he doesn’t even notice her existence, and is in love with a maidservant – which would never happen in those days! Not to mention the way he’s treating Merlin again. It just doesn’t follow. I don’t understand the sudden character shift. What’s the motivation?” Katie shrugged. “It’s just the way it is, that’s how the legend goes. Arthur loves Guinevere. It’s supposed to be romantic. And Morgana spends more time with Merlin” Bradley didn’t look convinced. “When did you become such an Arthur/Guinevere and Merlin/Morgana fan?” he asked; his expression less than pleased. “Not jealous are you?” She asked, using the same smirk that Morgana used on Arthur. “You’re not Morgana are you?” Bradley retorted. Katie rolled her eyes. “Is this your way of saying you don’t want to work with Angel?” She joked. “No! That’s not it at all! I just – Hey! Is this your way of saying you want to work with Colin?!” Bradley asked suspiciously. Katie winked and smirked and let him take from that what he would. Bradley sat there for a moment in silence and then got up abruptly and left. As he was leaving Katie swore she heard him mutter something that sounded like “Everyone loves Colin!” She laughed as she picked up her script to prepare for their scene that day and immersed herself into Morgana.
Katie’s scenes that morning were with Colin coincidentally and she could sense Bradley fuming over in the corner as they filmed. During their lunch break they all went to eat together and he purposefully sat as far away from her as possible. When Colin showed up Bradley called out “Colin, there’s a seat over there, by Katie” while staring at her. Katie shook her head. Bradley could be such a child sometimes! Colin just shrugged, not understanding what was going on, and said “Ok…” and sat by her. Katie was not about to let Bradley off the hook. She was going to get him back if that’s how he wanted it! She smiled flirtatiously at Colin and gushed, “You did so great in your scenes this morning! Merlin and Morgana have such a connection. I’m so glad we get to portray that”. Poor innocent Colin, unaware of what was really going on, just smiled and said, “Yeah, it’s been great!” Bradley just rolled his eyes and muttered under his breath “Such a connection! It’s been great!” in a voice that was not a very flattering imitation of them.
Katie narrowed her eyes and decided that she’d had enough of this. “Bradley! Stop being such a child! Honestly!” Angel and Colin just looked between their two bickering friends, confused. Colin spoke up. “Uh you guys, what’s going on?” Katie turned toward Colin and explained, “Bradley’s having a little temper tantrum because he got the impression this morning that I would rather work with you then with him and apparently he didn’t like that”. Angel interrupted, “This morning? But you guys didn’t have scenes this morning…” “Oh, he was in my dressing room this morning” Katie said, waving her hand as if to brush it off as no big deal but Colin and Angel were smirking in a way that told their two friends exactly what they were thinking.
The kiss took Katie’s breath away. Not only because it was so unexpected but because it was with Bradley. She and Bradley had grown quite close over the past few years while filming Merlin and she would be lying if she said that she hadn’t thought about what it would be like to kiss him, but her thoughts didn’t even compare. It felt like fire and ice. Like she’d found another part of herself that she hadn’t known was missing. It felt like everything was…right. They broke off the kiss and looked at each other nervously. “We should probably go…” Katie started. Bradley nodded and got up. “Yes, they’ll be wondering where we are” “Right…” Bradley headed to the door and opened it for her. “After you…My Lady” She smiled at that. “Why thank you, My Champion” she replied, grinning at him and was rewarded with a big grin from Bradley.
As they headed out to the