DO THE "sorry, were you sleeping" ONE FRIENDO (PLEASE)
Ah! my dude! this is super late wtf I’m sorry!!! this actually gave me an idea for the book I’m writing, so I hope you don’t mind that they’re my OC’s <3
Valerie couldn’t sleep. After everything that has happened recently, all the excitement, the fear, and adrenalin, and then not having to run anymore, and the deal they made with Poppy… It wasn’t much of a surprise that they were still up at this hour.
They turned on their back, looking around the magnificent room around them, and the bed beneath them probably more expensive than their old house. It was very comfortable, almost too soft, honestly, when they first tried laying down, they sunk a few good inches.
Valerie turns once more, huffing a sigh of defeat, they sat up, and pushed themself off the bed, and slipped their soft slippers on their feet, and moved out of the room. Silently, they moved down the hall to where they knew Camellia’s room was, and pushed the door open slightly, peaking their head inside.
The lumpy shape of their friend moves under the covers of her bed, before sitting up in bed, and blinking sleep out of her eyes, moonlight streaming in, washing her face in pale light. “Valerie?” She croaks.
“Sorry… Did I wake you?” Valerie whispers, slowly edging out of their friend’s room.
“No. No, it’s fine. Come here.” She moves to the side, pushing her blankets up, making room for Valerie.
Valerie stands for a moment, almost waiting for Camellia to change her mind. She doesn’t, so Valerie shuts the heavy bedroom door, and makes their way over to the bed. They climb up, and Camellia pulls the blankets over both them.
“It’s really quiet here…” Valerie whispers, after a minute of staring silently at their hands.
“It is, isn’t it?” Camellia agrees.They were both used to the nightly forest sounds.
And Valerie could only faintly feel the pull of Nature from inside, it wasn’t the same as when they were sleeping out in the forest, surrounded by Nature….
They felt restless inside. Like something could happen any moment. But it wouldn’t. They were safe. Right?
“You’re okay, Valerie.” Camellia sooths, running a hand down their back. “We’re safe for now. All of us.”
“No. Not all of us.” Valerie whispers, looking up at Camellia.
“No… But we’ll save him, okay? For now, though, we need help, and we’ll get that help here. You need to sleep, you’re practically nodding off right now.” Camellia laughs, and gently pushes Valerie on their back, pulling the blankets up higher.
Being this close to Camellia made them feel safer, like they could actually sleep now. Slowly, they felt themself do just that, eyes fighting to keep open.
“Sleep, Valerie… I’ll be here when you wake up.”
I hope you liked it, and I’m sorry if it was confusing???