♡ — i bolted up, heart pounding and tears rolling down my cheeks, letting out a shaky sigh as i let myself fall back onto bed;
i slowly rolled over to my side and looked at the clock, seeing that it was 5 in the morning. i knew that i wouldn't be able to fall back asleep and figured it would be better to get out of bed & do something to try and distract myself,, i also didn't want to wake you up.
but before i could get out of bed, i felt your arm wrap around my waist and pull me close to you until my back was pressed against your chest, a shade of pink suddenly dusting my cheeks.
”are you okay?“
i quickly nodded, though i really wasn't, and you knew that already.
”baby.. you're crying. and i know it's not because you're happy. what's wrong swetha?
you asked, your voice raspy like it always was whenever you woke up.
”i just had a nightmare, but it's okay gukkie. i've gotten used to them,, well, kind of.“
i shifted myself so i would be facing you & saw you frowning a bit; ”princess, im here for you okay? when you get nightmares and if you wake up because of it, you can wake me up and I'll stay up with you.“
”ah, you don't have to jeongguk, i-“
”baby, i love you. and you mean so much to me, it hurts me to see you crying or sad, i want to be there for you like you've been for me.“
there was silence for a few minutes, the only sound being the ticking of the clock and our steady, quiet breathing. but soon, i quickly buried my face into your shoulders, tears streaming down rapidly; but this time it was because i felt happy. and i felt loved, protected.
i could feel your fingers playing with the ends of my hair as you kissed the top of my head to calm me down, which did work.
and after i did, i looked up at you smiled lightly & you smiled back; a smile which i cherished with every bit of me.
”what was your nightmare about baby?“
you asked, your voice gentle and quiet.
”well,, it was about losing you actually. and to me, that's the scariest thing which could happen.“
you didn't respond, which did make me a bit worried, but then you pressed your soft rosy lips onto mine. and suddenly it felt like we were the only people on earth.