Cuddling A Nightmare
“I am so supper sorry I know u have a ton of requests and u did something kinda like this in bitter p.02 but can u pls do one were anti wakes the reader up from a nightmare and just snuggles and cuddles cause I have been having nighmares that won’t leave me alone? thank you o very much!”
*Screams* ANOTHER ANTI FIC! Woohoo!
Hope you guys enjoy!
His hand made you jerk into reality. You gasped, tearing away from Anti as you clawed at the phantoms that followed you from your nightmare.
“Whoa,” Anti said, “Easy, it’s just me.”
You shivered, suddenly cold. You felt the goose-bumps on your skin as you rubbed your arms, trying to get some warmth into them.
“S-Sorry,” You muttered, gazing around the room. “Bad..Bad dream.”
“I could tell,” Anti said, irritation biting at his words. “I could hear you down the hall.”
You winced, “Sorry. They’re getting worse.”
Anti hummed, watching you with a slight glow in his eyes. The light from his gaze illuminated the room, scattering the shadows that started to mock the edges of your imagination. You sighed, finally calming.
“Thanks for waking me, Anti,” You said with a small smile. “This is the third time you’ve done this.”
“Don’t mention it,” Anti said, “But with this third restless night, I’m staying in here.”
“Huh?” You replied. “You..You don’t have to.”
“I know,” Anti said, gathering the messy blankets and throwing them over you. “But I can’t be bothered walking back to my room, now.”
“Fine, but if you’re sleeping in here, we’re cuddling!” You snapped jokingly.
“Deal,” Anti replied. His answer took you off guard, but you settled back into the blanket and snuggled against his side.
Anti slept on his back, cradling you against him with one arm and the other resting over his chest.
He was so much warmer than you were. He made a noise when you nestled against him.
“Jeez, you’re freezing!” He exclaimed.
“No turning back now!” You told him, hugging his side. “You’re committed to this.”
Anti grumbled and laid his head on your pillows.
With your head resting on his shoulder, you could faintly hear his irregular heart-beat. His breaths were slow and deep, a slight whistle slipping from his nose when he exhaled.
He was already asleep.
You closed your eyes, trying to sooth yourself into a slumber. But you found that sleep wasn’t ready to have you yet.
You tossed gently, rolling so your back was against Anti’s side. You tried to find a comfortable spot, but no matter how you positioned your legs, they felt wrong.
You sighed softly, trying not to wake the sleeping entity beside you.
After another careful roll, you settled in the same position a few turns ago. With your back squashed against Anti and your head on his forearm.
It would have to do.
You felt Anti move behind you, he rolled against you, his right arm draping over your waist and pulling you flush against his chest.
His face buried itself into your hair, his whiskery chin tickling your neck as he nuzzled you.
“If you don’t stop moving, I’m gonna wrap you up in this blanket and make you into a burrito.” Anti mumbled drowsily into your hair.
You smiled a little and stirred in his arms, enough to make yourself comfortable again. He made a quiet growling sound and tightened his embrace around your middle.
“I’m comfortable now,” You notified him. You were answered with a sleepy hum and a little less restraint on your stomach.
You closed your eyes, concentrating on the warm breath that washed over your cheeks. You found yourself slowly drifting off, but deep sleep played at the edges of your consciousness.
A pleasant sensation opened your eyes again, to find Anti’s hand caressing your upturned palm. He drew circles on the smooth skin, running his fingertips long the lengths of your fingers and then grazing his thumb over your wrist.
You closed your eyes again as he continued the pattern.
He started drawing designs on your arm, the tips of his fingers fluttering over the skin. His legs tangled with yours, somehow drawing you closer as you started to fall back into the nightmare.
“I’m here,” He whispered into your ear. “Those creatures in your mind are no match for me. Sleep now, and I’ll keep them away.”
He watched your face relax, slacken with sleep as the shadows in your head dispersed into empty sleep.
He settled back into the pillow, maintaining the same movements with his fingers until he too fell into sleep.