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Nov 17, 2019 5:37 PM
in which karen teller saves expat fairy celegorm from zombies
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Yeah probably eventually. She will not so much want to stop cuddling and clinging to him, though. 

- does he want to just, like, keep the telepathy on tonight - she's not really sure what happens with that when they fall asleep but she doesn't really wanna stop basking in all of the happy -

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Yeah that sounds good.

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Oh good. 

She snuggles her sexy fairy contentedly until she falls asleep.

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She dreams.

 

 

Karen did not really think about this plan before she tried it, so she did not really think about the fact that most of her dreams are nightmares of some kind.

She's in a forest. It's night. There's something else here with her, something hiding in the shadows, that she can never quite see. She's - trying to move out of the forest, but she can't, she's rooted to the spot.

The something starts singing. She covers her ears, but it doesn't help, she can hear it as clearly as before.

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He doesn't usually have nightmares. He startles awake, freaked out, and then - clings to her? Should he wake her up or something?

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Well, she's still dreaming. Can't turn her head in this dream, that sucks. People are laughing behind her, and they won't stop singing, and there's debt, even more than there should be from fairy song. Someone grabs her and the dream doesn't even bother with a proper transition, there's a cell now, with iron bars - she's trying to think how to stop hearing the song, but she can't -

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He should've, like, asked whether he should wake her up? Snuggle?

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Sleepy snuggle.

She seems to mostly be stuck in this dungeon, so that could be worse. There are three stone walls and the one set of iron bars. She spends a while picking at pieces of wall and the spaces where the bars meet the floor and the ceiling, but she can't find an opening. She wonders how long it'll take her to starve. They won't stop singing.

"You'll need to pay for that," says the fairy guarding the dungeons. He's smiling very cheerfully. He has a burning fire poker in one hand and a knife in the other. "How would you like to do that?"

She opens her mouth and - can't say anything.

"Okay. You did ask for it," says the fairy, and he sticks the burning poker through the bars. She steps sideways - not back, because he'd reach her, there isn't enough space between him and the back wall - and then there's another poker to the other side of her, and another above, and another, and she has to do this weird horrible dance to keep dodging them, but if she stops for a moment she'll run into them -

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Poke poke poke.

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- she actually immediately interprets this as failing to dodge and getting stabbed, but then she makes a small unhappy sound and opens her eyes and blinks at him and - for a second she feels more terrified, as she realizes she's not dreaming but fails to process that she was a second ago. But then the dream starts fading and she's in her bed and there's - well there's a fairy but he's supposed to be here.

" - 'd I wake you up - "

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"You were - having a nightmare or something - about fairies -"

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"Oh. Yeah. I was in a cell or something. With - something stabbed me, I think? I don't remember it all - "

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"Wasn't sure what I should - do - you were so scared -"

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Snuggle. Kind of clingy snuggle because even though she's trying really hard to accept that it was a dream she's still not a hundred percent calmed down from it. "'M'sorry. Didn't think about - I guess maybe keeping telepathy on at night was maybe not a great idea - I sort of have them a lot - "

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"I'm so sorry."

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"It's not a big - m'sorry for making you deal with it."

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"It is a big deal. I got you kidnapped and now you have - brain problems -"

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" - no no no, they're just - I've had nightmares on and off since I was four, you didn't do anything to make me have more - "

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"Oh. - that's not really okay but - okay."

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...snuggle?

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Yeah.

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"Do fairies not have nightmares, or something?"

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"I don't know, I don't think so? I don't, anyway."

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"Huh." Snuggle. "Lucky."

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