Nightmares and sweet realities

I woke up with a start, the vivid images from my dream digging into my skin. I was shaking, sweat pouring profusely from its glands. I tried to shake off the feeling, trying to get a grip on reality. My arms on instinct snaked their way onto my husband’s side, and I breathed a sigh of relief to find him there. I began to shake him awake, afraid of being alone. The room seemed to be closing in on me, the darkness and silence as deafening and as blinding. He soon woke up, sluggishly opening his eyes. These eyes whoever, widened at the sight of me.

“Honey? Are you alright? What happened?” He frantically searched my body, his eyes scanning every inch of me. When he was done, he turned back to me, looking at me intensely in the eye.

“What’s wrong?”

I began shaking again, and he hugged me tight. The warmness emanating from him was a gift from heaven, as I inhaled his scent of pine trees and mint. I tried to calm myself again, breathing in heavily. He pulled me closer to him, his big arms wrapped around me. I took a big breath, before burying myself deeper to his chest.

“I-I had a bad dream.” I said, my voice shaking with every word. When he didn’t say a thing, it urged me to continue. “You left me. You said you were tired of me. Then you shot me in the heart, and ran as far away as you could.”

Everything flashed in my mind, the feeling of loneliness, and death that was slowly creeping into me. To some, I might sound like a lovesick teenager, but this man was literally my rock. He made it impossible for me to live without him. Without him, I’d be a walking dead person. My husband only kissed my forehead, trying to calm me. I didn’t even know I was crying till he wiped a tear from my eye.

“It was just a dream, alright honey? Just a dream. I’m here.” 

I looked up onto his eyes, and I saw only sincerity. Gosh, I love this man. He closed the distance between us as he kissed me on the lips, sparks flying everywhere. His grip on my hips tightened, closing any milimeter of distance between us. When we finally let go to breathe, a thought entered my head.
“But what if you’re a dream too?” I asked, my voice faltering.

He surprised me by biting the tip of my nose, making me smack his face away. 

“What was that for?” I asked, rubbing my injured nose. 

“Did it hurt?” 

“Of course it did!” He lowered his head to kiss my nose, his warmth spreading all over it.

“Then you’d know that this isn’t a dream. I’m here. I’d always be here.”

My heart fluttered like a bird, as he cuddled me into his arms. We fell asleep like that, just hugging. I knew that no nightmare would ever harm me, as long as it was sweeter in reality.


Fiction. I texted this to my boyfriend the other day when he asked me to imagine married life with him. I came up with this one. 🙂
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26 Replies to “Nightmares and sweet realities”

  1. Great writing, very intense with the nightmare. Your story could make an interesting book.

  2. It is nice when in real life, you do wake up with your spouse next to you for reassurance. It sure does make the nightmares a lot less scary!

  3. Nightmares can be scary and it's nice that your story was about a loving husband who comforted his wife after hers like that. I would like to think that is what my husband would do in real life.

  4. Sounds like you and your boyfriend are getting very serious if this came to mind from him asking you what you imagined married life would be with him.

  5. My husband could learn from this one, he is not the type to comfort, lol. I love the way you write, great story.

  6. I went through a month when I was having nightmares almost every night, but luckily, I haven't had one in a while. It's nice to have someone to comfort you!

  7. You are such a romantic writer I must say…as per your story I do believe sometimes such nightmares even help to get some happiness in a married life even it's midnight.

  8. I love your mini stories. That's about all the time I have to read, so it works for me. lol

  9. Well if he's asking you to imagine married life, I am guessing his thoughts are on a future with you. 🙂 Very nice!

  10. Nothing soothes a bad dream like a warm embrace from a love one.

  11. Aww whar a lovely thing for him to be comforting his wife in such a way – I do love your writing.

  12. Yet again amazing writing well done to you i must admit i enjoy coming here everyday to read what you have written 🙂

  13. Such a cute story. We've had many nights were I have the same type of dreams. The husband has great ways to reassure me.

  14. Hmmm… it does sound as if the two of you are getting serious. It is so sweet that you can imagine him comforting you like this.

  15. Once again, you've pulled out a winner! I am again very impressed with your talent, and your imagination.

  16. Great story. I bet your boyfriend appreciated it too! Very sweet!

  17. What a great story. I used to write like this when I was young too.

  18. You write beautifully. I love this little short.

  19. aww – but since he's asking to imagine married life – where's the engagement 🙂

  20. What did he say in response? Hehe Oh, I shared your blog with me daughter, who is a witter as well, and she loves it!!

  21. You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful writing!

  22. Sometimes dreams and nightmares can seem so real. It is wonderful to wake up and realize that the scary ones were just a figment of our imagination.

  23. Beautiful! We all need someone to assure us that we'll be okay.

  24. I always look forward to your stories! This is such a beautiful one! Nightmares can feel terribly real and it's such a nice feeling to wake up and realize it was just a dream 🙂

  25. I am always looking forward to your stories! This is such a beautiful one. Nightmares can feel horribly real! It's so nice to wake up and realize it was just a dream! 🙂

  26. You and your boyfriend sound like you have a wonderful relationship. I love that he inspires your creativity.

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