Sunlight and Shadows
Summary: “So you literally have no idea how long it lasts? The magic could wear off and he could just drop dead again at any moment?”
Gavin overhears something and can’t stop thinking about it.
For @youre-my-bois, happy birthday! <3
Sometimes, Gavin dreams of forests and darkness and teeth.
There was a long stretch, after he came back from the dead, where he didn’t sleep at all. He was scared he wouldn’t wake up. That seems a reasonable fear, doesn’t it? Sleep too close to death. Awake too close to dreaming - to the paranoid fear that none of this was ever real, is just some sort of hallucinated afterlife, and in reality he is gone, long deep in the ground, and the others mourn him.
That is all stupid, of course. It’s been a year, and he’s slept and woken more than enough times to know that it is safe.
But then come the dreams.