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12 January 2013 @ 04:20 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Sleep in Peace  
Posted to numb3rs_het


Title: Sleep in Peace
Pairing/Characters: Don/Robin
Rating: PG13
Spoilers: Seasons 1 and 2
Summary: Robin soothes a troubled Don so he can sleep in peace
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


A petulant moon splits the sky, pushing aside covering clouds to pierce the dim veil of a dark bedroom and wake one of its inhabitants.

Robin curses the stray ray of moonlight that woke her from shallow sleep and rolls over against its bothersome brightness.

Don lies before her, still sleeping but far from still. He twitches and mumbles in fitful slumber, so unlike his rock steady waking self. She reaches out, caresses a bare arm yet finds it offers no comfort against the terrors playing out behind closed eyes.

Slipping into place behind him, she molds her body to his, wraps herself around him skin to skin – a slender arm embracing him around the waist, fingertips worrying over dimpled scar tissue there.

She shushes him softly, but to no avail. Robin feels the tension in his taut frame and longs to feel him pliable and responsive, like he was when they first slid between the sheets.

Feeling helpless to aid her love, she considers reaching out across the dimensions to drag him back painfully from the Sandman's realm, but to wake abruptly from such a nightmare often gifts it with even more power.

So she soothes, with reassuring words and gentle touches. She reminds him he is strong, he is good and that he always wins out over the bad guys.

Don seems to respond to her efforts, calming in baby step increments until he lets out a long breath and turns around in his sleep to face her. He buries his face in her neck and wraps a possessive arm around her tight. He clings like a child, but to Robin it's a beautiful act of trust to reveal his vulnerabilities so, even if only in slumber.

"Sleep in peace," she whispers, threading fingers through rumpled hair until she's sure he will.

Then she kisses his forehead, sinks into her own pillow and waits for the moon to be swallowed by the curtain of clouds again so she can sleep in peace as well.

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Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 13th, 2013 12:20 am (UTC)
Confession
Another fic I wrote last year and managed to neglect to publish. /headdesk/ (At least it was a nice experimental detail focused piece!)

I blame the fact that I stopped tracking my fic last April. For anyone who has heard of my legendary tracking document (it has a crazy number of data columns), not having it (and the other supporting tracking documents (yes, there are more) really threw me off.

It's mostly recovered now, with the basics at least, but it might take a while to get all the old data in there. /sigh/

Thanks,

Emma DeMarais
Ma Yumi: Don2ym4yum1 on January 13th, 2013 01:21 am (UTC)
Lovely!
xxoo Mari
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 14th, 2013 02:48 pm (UTC)
I swear you are still one of the only people who can make me like Don/Robin.
musicwriteslifemusicwriteslife on January 15th, 2013 02:53 am (UTC)
This was lovely. Thank you for sharing (even if it was a little late!) :)