So often Eddie came home and heard not even a peep from his flatmate that it caught him a little off-guard to actually see him on the sofa. He didn't mind him being there, especially with the good mood he was in from the work party. The whole Christmas gift thing hadn't been bothering him too much, although he was starting to become more and more wary ever since the ring on the fifth day. He had had the intention to take the swan out into the back yard before he left for the party but hadn't gotten around to it.
He blinked, a little unsure of what to say, if only because Merlin looked as though he felt like death. "You all right there, mate?"