You were dragged from sleep when the body beneath you shifted, unintelligible ramblings cutting through the late night quiet. You forced your sleep-heavy eyelids open and looked up to find your boyfriend shaking his head into the pillow, his hands bunching up in the sheets.
“Y/N …” Dean mumbled, his lips sleepily forming the words. “Don’t … don’t touch her!” His eyes squeezed tighter and the muscles in his neck went taut. Then his whole body seemed to stiffen.
You jumped back when Dean shot up in bed.
“Hey, it’s okay!” Your hand found it’s way to his back and moved in soothing circles. “It was just a dream.”
It seemed to take Dean a moment to realize you were there, his chest heaving as he rubbed the heel of his hand into his eye, but when he finally did notice he spun on you and pulled your body against his in a crushing hug. He pushed you away almost as quickly and looked you over with frantic eyes.
“Are you okay?” Dean asked desperately, his hands never leaving your shoulders even as he held you at distance to make sure you were unhurt.
Your eyebrows knit together in concern and you brought your hand to his cheek, your thumb rubbing gently against the light scruff you found there. He leaned into your touch. “I’m okay, it was just a dream,” you whispered as you pulled yourself closer, your hand moving to the back of his head and pushing into his short hair.
Dean pressed his forehead against yours and breathed a sigh of relief. “I’m sorry I woke you, I just … I thought you were …”
“I know, but I’m okay.” You grabbed his hand a brought it to your cheek, pressing his calloused fingers into your soft skin. “See? I’m right here.”
Dean gave you a weary smile and pulled you against his chest, lying down on the bed and pulling you with him. “I love you,” he whispered, his breath blowing your hair as he kissed the top of your head, “so much.”
Your eyes fluttered shut and you threw your arm around his waist, cheek pressing against his warm chest. “I love you, too.”
You and Dean drifted into unconsciousness and neither of you woke for the rest of the night.
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