Sarge: This man truly does nothing without his shotgun. It’s always with him, even in bed. And when he has an extra bedmate? They usually end up wedged between him and the shotgun. He’ll lay on his side facing you, with his arm over you and clutching the gun on your other side. You can either be spooning, facing him, laying on your back, or laying on your stomach. Doesn’t matter. That arm stays there throughout the night. If you get up unexpectedly, he’s awake in an instant and ready to shoot whatever unknown assailant has tried to snatch you away. Often mutters angry nonsense in his sleep.
Simmons: Fetal position-type sleeper for most of his life, with frequent nightmares. When he first starts sleeping with a bedmate, he’s so nervous he spends all night wide awake. He just sort of lays in the same rigid position until morning–either on his back or side, with his arm around you. It takes him a LONG time to get used to it enough to actually nod off. When he gets more used to it, his sleeping style turns into basically him wrapping himself around you. If you try to leave, he wakes up instantly and groggily tries to debate you on why you should stay put with some of the most brilliant, nonsensical 3 am logic. Never remembers these conversations.
Grif: Developed the ability in basic training to fall asleep anywhere, and in any position– then to wake up the minute conditions in the room change (i.e., someone entering or exiting). Pretends to keep sleeping anyway, because he WANTS to get caught. Takes very frequent naps, basically whenever he has the opportunity. Pretty into cuddling, as a matter of fact. Probably way too content having someone laying on him. Otherwise likes sleeping with his face pressed into necks, or chests, or stomachs. Will hold you as close as possible meanwhile. Can be a blanket-thief, but this is usually countered by how closely he likes to cuddle. If you’re not initially cuddling, he gravitates to that. Loves the idea of falling asleep with his head on someone’s lap.
Donut: Ultimately the most independent sleeper among the BGC. He has no trouble sleeping without a bedmate, but he definitely appreciates having one. It’s always like a slumber party with him around bedtime. If you need your hair brushed/put up, he offers to do it for you (he’s VERY gentle), and you two spend the time telling each other about how your days went. Unless he’s dead tired, he likes to have little heart-to-heart conversations before falling asleep. He likes to fall asleep facing you, and at least holding hands if not outright cuddling. If you’re freshly bathed, he likes to spoon you, and stick his nose in your hair. Throughout the night, he occasionally wakes up, and fixes the blankets so they’re covering you properly before drifting off to sleep again. If you climb into bed after he’s already fallen asleep, he’ll wake half-way, and help warm you up with his body-heat.
Lopez: Doesn’t sleep. But he’ll stay by your side throughout the night–either sitting at your bedside, or laying beside you–if you want him to. He’ll make sure you’re in a comfortable position, and then once you fall asleep, he’ll switch to a power-saving idle mode so he can still notice if something disturbs you. For instance: when you have nightmares, he either wakes you up, or rubs your back until your sleeping pattern evens out again. He takes a quiet sort of joy in this set-up after a while. It warms his circuits.
Dick Simmons as Leslie Knope, the high strung detail oriented workaholic. Sarge as Ron Swanson the gruff and stubborn authority figure with some odd ideas about leadership. Lavernius Tucker as Tom Haverford, the suave ladies man (or so he says) with great potential for growth. Agent Washington as Ben Wyatt, the intelligent and competent outsider with limited ability to deal with his crazy coworkers. Lopez as April Ludgate, the snarky quiet one who no one understands. Michael J Caboose as Andy Dwyer, the energetic guy who may not have a clue what is going on but damn is he happy to help. Agent Carolina as Donna Meagle, the lady with self confidence in spades who knows what she wants and how to get it. Frank “Doc” Dufresne as Jerry/Larry/Gary Gergich, the nice if slightly incompetent guy who everyone is mean to and/or forgets about for no reason. Franklin Donut as Chris Traeger, the guy briming with enthusiasm… Maybe too much enthusiasm. He’s always in high spirits and it drives everyone nuts. Dexter Grif as Ann Perkins, the one who is constantly wondering if the people they associate with are insane but keeps letting themselves get roped into all the nonsense anyway. Leonard Church as Craig Middlebrooks, the guy who is always YELLING ABOUT SOMETHING BECAUSE EVERYONE IS DRIVING HIM CRAZY!!! Has strong feelings about very specific subjects and a hairpin trigger temper. Felix as Jennifer Barkley, the one who’s all smiles and friendliness but is sneaky and clever as hell and will utterly destroy you if they’re hired to do so.