Title: They're These Terrors - Phan
Author: Macy ^-^
Genre: angst and then fluff idk man
Warnings: sleep terrors I guess .___.
Author's Note: I don't know what the hell this is
I woke up near 3AM to hear what I heard to be muffled screams and sobs coming from Dan's room.
"Dan?" I said, knocking on his door, then opening it. "Dan, are you alright?"
He looked up at me in utter terror, which then changed to relief. His face was tearstained, and there were dark circles under his eyes. I bounded to his bed to comfort him.
"I can't close my eyes without seeing it, Phil," he stuttered through tears to me. I took him into my arms and hugged him tightly.
"Seeing what?" I whispered into his hair as I rocked him back and forth to calm him down.
"Sometimes it's – it's an awful face, or another time I can just see flames, as if they're right in front of me, or – or sometimes it y – you, but your face is beaten up, and you're h – hurt and crying for help. It's like I'm d – dreaming without really sleeping."
"Ssh, Dan. It's okay. I'm here now. There's nothing to worry about. Nothing's going to harm you, not while I'm around." He cried into my chest for a few minutes, and I kissed his forehead.
"Ph – Phil? Will you stay in here tonight? J – just for tonight. If that's okay…" Dan mumbled.
"Of course I will. Come here, you." I got under his covers and he snuggled into me. I stared up at his ceiling, and heard his breathing slow down. 'Damn,' I thought to myself as I played with his hair. 'This is the closest I'll ever get to Dan. Just a friend… A friend who cuddles… And plays with his friend's hair… And kisses his forehead. Oh god, he probably knows that I like him and he probably thinks I'm a freak.'
He started squirming and his eyes snapped open.
"You alright…?" I concernedly said, squeezing his shoulder.
"Yeah, I just – I just saw it again, ugh, oh god," he said, rubbing his eyes.
"It's alright; don't worry," I said as I stroked his cheek with my thumb. "I'm here." Then I did something that I would only have the courage to do at 3AM. I kissed him. I leaned in, and kissed him. And he kissed back.
"I've waited so long for that," he said whenever we pulled away.
"You and me, both," I said, smiling.