Research, School Work, and Accidental Naps
Pairing: Sam x Reader
Word Count: 553
A/N:This fic is for Juju’s ( @jared-padaloveme ) Fluffy Birthday Challenge! I’m right up to the deadline with this one haha! I hope you are having a wonderful birthday my dear! I pulled some inspiration with my own life and wishing I had a Sam to take care of me when I’m working on my grad stuff (100% had this happen last night minus the Sam).
It was a lot, following the boys along on cases while working on her master’s degree at the same time. But, she was convinced she could keep up! Most of her classes were online and she could do her homework while they were on the road. Plus she figured she could lend Sam a hand with the research.
Out on their latest case, Sam and Y/N were set up at the motel going through all of the information they’d gathered. Y/N was flipping back and forth between her latest reading reflection paper, discussion boards, and the things Sam needed too.
Her first mistake wasn’t necessarily taking on all of the work, but trying to do it while sitting in the bed. Papers spread around her and pillows at her back, it was comfortable, too comfortable. She felt her vision getting fuzzy as she tried to read an article Sam had emailed her and rest her head against the headboard for a moment. Eyes closing slowly, she started to drift off. As her head rolled the the side it startled her awake and she rubbed her eyes trying to refocus on what was in front of her.
Sam didn’t miss her dozing. “Hey, you want some coffee?”
“Hmm? Oh, yeah that would be good.” She stood and stretched before heading to the bathroom to splash some cold water on her face.
Handing her the cup of steaming liquid, Sam leaned forward and pressed a kiss to her forehead. He thought she was a little crazy for trying to help them on top of all her school work, but he was proud of her. In truth, he was also a little envious, wishing that he could go back to school himself.
The coffee long gone, Y/N could slowly feel the buzz fading as she continued to work. She’d gotten up and stretched a few more times, put on some music, anything she could think of to keep awake and focused.
“Hey why don’t you just take a break? I’ve got this.” Sam tried to convince her to at least take a nap for a bit, give her mind a break.
“No, I’m so close to being finished with this and if I stop now it’ll be harder to get back on track later.”
Sam shrugged it off and left her be, one thing he realized after they’d been dating a while, she was stubborn and only rarely could she be talked out of something once she’d decided to do it.
A short 10 minutes later, he heard her soft snores. Looking up he couldn’t help but smile a little. Moving to her side, he gently moved her laptop and the scatter of papers off of the bed. When she didn’t react or fight him, he knew she was out for sure this time. Very gently, he grabbed her hips and pulled her to lie on her back. The blankets that had been moved to the end of the bed, he pulled up over her and she stirred only slightly.
“Baby, go to sleep. We’ll finish this tomorrow.”
Y/N rolled over and snuggled under the blankets, only half comprehending what Sam had said.
Chuckling to himself, Sam went back to his laptop and switched it off, before climbing in next to her.
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