Josephine reacting to f inquisitor forcing herself to stay awake every night because of nightmares? As fluffily as possible? Thank you super much!!
When Josephine finds out, she feels bad for not noticing it earlier. She spends quite a few nights with the inquisitor as it is, finding it to be one of the only places she can relax and forget her diplomatic duties for a while. It allowed her the most restful sleep she could get in Skyhold. And maybe that’s what made it feel like a sucker punch when she woke up in the middle of the night to find the inquisitor not beside her in bed.
Instead, she found the inquisitor over on the couch, staring about the burning embers in the fireplace that had been abandoned hours before. Josephine got out of bed as quietly as possible so that she could sneak up in the inquisitor. Her former life as a bard seemed to pay off as she made it all the way over to them before she wrapped her arms around them. She noticed how they jump just a bit in her arms and she asks, “why don’t you come back to bed?”
It wasn’t until she pressed a kiss to their cheek that she noticed that they had been crying. It cause her to come around the couch so that she could sit next to the inquisitor. She cupped their face and brought them close, laying featherlike kisses on their face. “Are you alright? Would you like to talk about it?” She asked them delicately.
She doesn’t try to force an answer out of them but if they do tell her, she finds herself wanting to comfort them out of all of their fears of these nightmares. Either way, she continues to hold the inquisitor, cuddling them closely on the couch. She worked hard to stay awake with the inquisitor despite their insistence that she should rest. Instead she whispered sweet nothings to the inquisitor and listened to their heartbeat.
Dawn seemed to come quickly and it broke them from the spell that the two of them had started to weave between them. Josephine knew that she couldn’t solve everything for the inquisitor in one night but before she leaves, she tells them they should do it again some time. Even if they don’t immediately tell her about the nightmares, she wants to comfort her lover no matter what.
-Direct From Orzammar