When insomnia strikes, Reader and Barry send a few texts in the early morning. I wrote this out probably an hour or so ago because I did actually wake up for no reason at all. ADHD is fun… Mentions a few book series, including the Temerarie series by Naomi Novik. If you haven’t read it, do it. It’s set in Napoleonic war era but with dragons and gay men. Go read it. It’s great.
Don’t forget, askbox is open for requests. If you want something written, let me know what it is and what fandom.
sighed as you tossed and turned in bed. You had woken up out from a dead sleep
for no apparent reason at 2:00 am and now you couldn’t get back to sleep. Even
with your white noise app playing softly in the background, your mind was too
awake and buzzing to even consider settling in. Sighing, you reached over and
tilted your phone to look at the time: 2:45.
off the app and turning on the lamp, you sat up and rubbed the remaining
tiredness from your eyes. If you’re not going to get back to sleep, might as
well use the quiet time to work on some writing. Sudden bouts of insomnia weren’t
a new thing for you; you had always been a restless sleeper and most times
would use it to your advantage. Didn’t mean it wasn’t annoying as hell, but it
was better to work with the chaotic workings of your brain rather than fight
turned on your computer and while you were waiting for it to wake up at the
ungodly hour, you posted a quick status message on your Facebook:
Y/N feels annoyed: Insomnia sucks.
that done, you set your phone aside and moved onto your story. You quickly immersed
yourself back into the story you had been working on, quickly forgetting about
the insomnia and late night/early morning. About an hour into writing, you felt
your phone vibrate next to your leg. Finishing the sentence, you glanced down
to see you got a text. Sliding the app open, you were surprised it was your
best friend, Barry Allen. What was he doing awake?
Hey, what are you doing up?
Not much, just scrolling FB. Ur right, insomnia sucks
looked at the screen in confusion on that one. You’ve known Barry and Iris
since you moved to Central City in third grade. Unlike you, Barry wasn’t known
to have sudden insomnia for no reason. When Barry slept, he slept like the
Y/N: You’re having those dreams again, aren’t
You turned back to
your computer, glancing at your phone every few seconds to see if he would text
back. After about five minutes of radio silence, a text notification vibrated against
Talk about it?
Not much to talk about. Same one really
Sorry hon. L
There wasn’t much
else you could say to that. Barry had been plagued with nightmares about that
night for years. While the dreams had died down to some extent, they came back
with a vengeance after the particle accelerator explosion and the upsurge of
attacks from various criminals with supernatural abilities. Unlike most people,
you believed Barry’s story about the man in the lightning killing Mrs. Allen
and you couldn’t help but wonder if the events were somehow connected. Considering
the times, it wouldn’t be the craziest thing to happen.
B: It’s fine (No it wasn’t). So whats ur excuse for being up at 3:33?
Do I even need one anymore?
Nah, I just woke up for no reason
Lol tru. That’s always fun for u. Remember when u would sleepover?
Yeah. Joe would find me reading a book on the couch.
I would join you sometimes too
HP made for awesome late night reads
Tamora Pierce too
All three of us were book worms
Look whose talking? U brought the library w/ u lol
You and Iris had a pretty good collection too I recall.
Speaking of reading, you reading those Temeraire books I lent you?
Reading right now in between texting u lol. Almost done w/ 3rd book
K, I’ll bring 4-5 in the morning at Jitters
It is morning Y/N
It is night still. Morning comes when there is daylight
I think I’m going to finish the book and salvage what sleep I can get