Another sleepless night…
That’s all I could think of as I sat in my backyard, staring up into the night sky. I wanted to sleep. Yet… I can’t. There aren’t any bad dreams or anything….
Lately, I’ve been having troubles sleeping. I might be becoming an insomniac. Somebody who can’t sleep. Which is funny, since I love sleeping. Just as much as I like staring at the stars. They usually help me sleep…
Oh, a shooting star! I have to make a wish. But there’s so much I want to wish for…
Courage. So I can finally tell my boyfriend Antonio about my problem. He still doesn’t know… I don’t want him to worry about me. He’s got so much to deal with already….
I wish I could sleep. So I won’t have to tell Antonio about this. I’ll give Lovino a call. He’s a close friend of mine, who’s living with Antonio. Oddly enough, Lovi’s not too fond of him… Glad I brought my phone out with me.
“Ciao [Name]. What’s up? Shouldn’t you be sleeping?”
“[Name], why aren’t you sleeping?”
“Why are you so nosy?” I snapped.
“….. Are you having bad dreams?” Lovi asked carefully.
“No, I’m not. Maybe I just wanted to look at the stars tonight.” I said calmly, regretting my previous reaction.
“Not this late at night. Go to sleep.”
“I would if I could. But since I can’t, I’m stuck staring at the sky. Geez, thought I could talk to you, instead you’re questioning me…”
“Why can’t you sleep? Should I get that tomato bastard?” He asked, sounding a bit concerned. This was strange to hear from the Italian…
“… No. Don’t let him worry about me.” I said after giving it some thought. As much as I’d love to hear Antonio’s voice, I can’t let him know. Not yet.
“Lovi, who are you talking to? Who can’t get any sleep?”
“It’s your girlfriend [Name]. She says she can’t sleep.”
I’m going to kill that son of a-
“What?! Give me the phone Lovi! [Name], don’t you dare hang up!” Antonio yelled. I heard silence as he took the phone from Lovino.
“Mi querida, what’s wrong? Are you having bad dreams? Should I come over?” He asked.
“It’s nothing, I’ve been having trouble sleeping. That’s all. Don’t worry about it…”
“It’s not nothing [Name]! Hang on, I’ll be right over. Get inside and wait for me, ‘kay?”
“… Alright…” It’s pointless to argue with him. He usually finds a way to make me give in…
“Good. I’ll be over in 5 minutes.” Antonio said before hanging up.
Great, now he’s all worried. Damn it Lovino Vargas… I swear you’ll pay… I thought as I took a deep breath in. I looked up at the starry sky one last time before getting up to go inside.
-Short time skip-
There was a gentle knock at my door. I assumed that was Antonio… Time to face the music… I hesitantly opened the door and kept my eyes on the ground.
I stayed silent as I watched a firefly glow. It looked so pretty…
“[Name]… Why won’t you look at me?” He sounded upset… I glanced up to see the Spaniard with a sad look on his face.
“That’s better. Now, let’s get you to sleep, okay?” Antonio said with a grin. The determination in his voice made me smile
“Alright, but you really don’t have to…”
“Chica, enough with that. I’m helping you get to sleep, no questions asked. Got it?” He said in a dead serious tone. It kinda scared me, since the Spaniard was usually cheerful and happy. Rarely this serious.
I opened my mouth to answer, but he was pushing me towards my room. On his way, I could hear him kicking off his shoes. Once we reached my room, Antonio picked me up bridal style and gently set me on my bed. He then curled up beside me, one arm wrapped around my waist.
“Are you comfy [Name]?” He asked quietly. I nodded drowsily, looking over into those emerald green eyes of his. They’re so pretty…
“Good. Now close your eyes, I’ll count sheep for you. Does that sound alright?”
Once again, I nodded. I stole one more glance at Antonio before closing my eyes.
“Uno… Dos…. Tres…. Quatro… Cinco…. Seis…. Siete…. Ocho…. Nueve…. Huh?”
After nine, I couldn’t stay awake. I felt at ease with Antonio with me. Before I fell completely asleep, I caught the last words he said after kissing my forehead.
“Buenas noches mi querida.” He chuckled before joining me in Dreamland.