Fall Asleep (Carl x Reader)
Requests: Hey! Can you please write another carl x reader where the reader suffers from sleeping troubles and carl spots her without any sleep for days and makes her sit with him and she just falls asleep on his shoulder just from sheer exhaustion. Him being really sweet and cuddly. Maybe she has sleep troubles due to constantly trying to stay busy to protect them because she is really selfless and it’s time for someone to take care o her first. Thanks x
Pairing: Carl x Reader
A/N: Finals week is over and I should be posting all of the requests this weekend. Thank you for being patient with me.
You shivered as the cool night air hit you, eyes focused on the darkness laid out in front of you. Looking for any walkers to stumble upon Alexandria. The quiet calmness seemed eerie to you, reminding you of the night that you had met Negan.
Each time you closed your eyes, images of Lucille hitting Glenn and Abraham flooded your mind, replacing the good memories. The deafening crack of their skulls and the sick smile Negan held as he stood over their dead bodies was forever etched in your mind, replaying like a movie wheel.
Your exhaustion was apparent, the bags under your eyes deepened and you floated through life silently. You figured nobody noticed, you picked up extra shifts, trying to stay busy. It worked but, at idle times your mind still went to Negan.
The creaking of the wooden steps snapped you out of your reverie. It was Carl holding a blanket in his hands. He stood on the platform, eyeing you before speaking, “You’ve been avoiding me.”
Your turned indignantly, crossing your arms. “I’ve been busy,” you responded.
Carl sighed, sitting in the corner of the watchtower, he gestured for you to sit with him. “Sit with me, you haven’t had any rest in days.”
“I slept last night,” you murmured, sitting down next him as he laid the blanket over the two of you. Carl’s arm wrapped around your shoulder, bringing him close to you.
“I know you didn’t,” he began, “You need to start taking care of yourself, Y/N.”
“Why do you care?” you asked softly.
“Because I like you,” he responded, hand gripping your chin, eyes locking on yours. Your eyes widened, was he doing this? The breath in your throat hitched as he descended upon you.. His mouth collided with yours, mouths moving in sync together. Carl’s tongue glided along your bottom lip. Your mouth opened for him, allowing his tongue to dance with yours. He pulled away from you, smiling at you.
“I like you too, Carl,” you whispered, “It’s just that I keep going back to that night. What happened, you know?”
“You can’t change what happened we just have to regroup and get stronger.”
You sighed, “That’s what I’m trying to do, be strong, watch out for the group.”
Carl shook his head, “No you’re not. If you don’t sleep that’s not good for anyone. You aren’t at your strongest.”
You said nothing, he was right. His hand rubbed circles on your back, your body began to relax in his hold. Your head rested on his shoulder, enjoying the feeling of his hand. Your breathing slowed as your hand came to grasp at his flannel. Carl kissed you on your forehead, you smiled and drifted off to sleep.