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You closed your eyes, your tiredness taking you over. You hadn’t gotten a proper night’s sleep for a straight week now and you could seriously say it was taking a toll on your body. Dozing on your bed was the only rest you got recently.

Though you had sleepwalked when you were younger, for some reason you were getting more tired from your nightly activities. Sighing, you rolled on your back as you thought of a solution.

Maybe ask if someone wanted to sleep with you? Then maybe they’d be able to stop you from conducting night-time walks which left you with aching feet and a splitting headache?

But who could you ask for something like that? As you slowly opened your eyes again, you saw an ornament on your window-sill. A little wooden horse, painted red seemed to beckon you closer and you gently picked it up.

The Dala horse Berwald got me? You thought to yourself then grinned, having found an answer to your problem. Berwald!


“So you just want me to sleep with you?” The Swede asked, cocking his head slightly. You nodded, unfazed by the look on his face. “If that’s alright! I mean, I’m not sure if it’ll help, but it’s better than doing nothing.” You explained, rubbing your neck.

The tall blond always scared people away but for some reason his glare had the opposite effect on you, you were drawn to him. Naturally you became one of his few friends and depended on him quite a lot.

“So is that okay?” You asked tentatively, smiling at him when he nodded. “Thanks Ber!”

“Well then, I say we go back to your house. If we want you to stop sleepwalking, it’d be best for you to be in a familiar environment right?” You nodded again, waiting for him to get what he needed and to come home with you.

After the ride home, which took some time, night had already fallen so the two of you decided to go to bed, having eating a nice meal of meatballs.

You lay in your bed, already changed into your pyjamas and waited for him to emerge out of the bathroom. Giggling softly to yourself, you smiled as you thought how long he was taking.

The reason for this was that he was giving himself some pep-talk. “Don’t worry, nothing’s expected to happen, so just relax.” He muttered, glaring at his mirror image. He straightened up with a sigh, stepping out and into your room clad only in some dark blue slacks.

You blushed when you saw his lean build, looking away in embarrassment. How am I supposed to sleep with him looking like that!?

Whilst he flicked off the main light, he took off his glasses, lying them on the bedside table. Then he lifted the sheets up temporarily sending a gust of cold air past your warmed-up body. You shivered slightly, shifting closer to him as he lay down.

“That better?” He mumbled, pulling you closer so you were being hugged by him. “Yeah.” You whispered back, feeling your cheeks heat up as they rubbed against his bare chest.  The steady beat of his heart made you feel drowsy and pretty soon you were snoring gently, looking content being held by Berwald.

He kissed your forehead gently, blinking when you started muttering in your sleep. “N-no, don’t you know-?” His lips quirked up and he leaned closer to you, resting his forehead on yours. “Tell me.” He murmured quietly, urging you to continue.

“A-apples gr-grow better on peeear trees.” You slurred, your brows knitting together at whatever or whoever you were talking to in your dream. He chuckled, reaching behind him for his glasses.

She’s adorable, he thought to himself now he could see your sleeping face properly. When you started squirming in his arms, he tightened his grip, not letting go of you. Minutes later, you fell into a deeper sleep, not bothering to untangle your legs from Berwald’s.

He found himself drifting off as well as you muttered something else in your sleep, the sensation of your warm being in his arms making him smile.

And that was how you found him that morning, hair dishevelled, glasses askew and the corners of his mouth up and you feeling miraculously awake and ready for the coming day.
Fun facts about this:
I do actually talk in my sleep and have said the sentence you did in the story above ^^
I own a Dala horse :D

Please enjoy and tell me what you think, feedback is as always greatly appreciated!

Also if you want to help decide which character and plot you read about next, please vote in the poll (I'm working on the Finland one! I was just in a snuggly mood for this :3)

EDIT: :iconineru: translated this fic into German! -> [link]
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Ray711 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sleep talking, I can relate to.... At a sleepover, my friend told me the night before I said;

No, Mr. Lamp, I don't want any more candle-wax to drink...... Yes, I mean it... But I'd be happy with some bricks....


Apparently, I'm messed up when I sleep...
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kiyokoyotsukisan Featured By Owner 6 days ago   General Artist
haha some times i feel bad for my roommates since we usually all sleep in the same room and they have recently told me that i giggle in my sleep. at first i was like "thats weird." then i imagined if one of them giggled in their sleep, and i was like "thats creepy. im sorry." and apparently once during a sleep over my friend kicked the fan we had in my room (it was summer and hot) and it landed on her and i sat up in my sleep, moved the fan off of her since it had fallen on her and laid back down, all without waking up. 
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seadweller83 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have had similar sleeptalking experiences. The funniest was when I was look after my younger cousin and I fell asleep on the couch. And apparently he ask me he could have a snack and I answered with "No you play tennis behind the refrigerator". I felt like an idiot cause I don't remember what I was dreaming about and I do that every few months.
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SarianaJ Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I don't sleepwalk, but I do admit to doing things in the night that I don't remember.
According to my friend, I was fast asleep and I suddenly sat up (old Dracula style), had a conversation with her for an hour, then lay back again and went back into a peaceful sleep... I've done it 3 or 4 times too apparently...
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LunaMoonWolf00 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Once when my class was on a field trip I fell asleep in the bus, what everyone told me what happened was that: Teacher: Luna wake up! -shakes me violently(this teacher hated me)-      Me:-gets up and starts taking off clothes- Nur eine zweite Mutter(just a second mom)            Teacher: -holds clothes down so that no one see's her large breasts-       Me:Ich bin bereit, Mutter(I'm ready mother) -starts to walk off of the bus-    Students: -stares in disbelief that the quiet girl did that and knows German-
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MissAspie Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My whole family is active in our sleep. My parents and younger brother can hold short conversations while asleep, my older brother excuses himself after farting, and I occasionally be sleep helpful. I once got my mum tea, and regularly let out our dogs. Plus, my younger brother and I used to fight in our sleep. We would be in our beds and argue about the other one touching us. 
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CRANB3RRYJU1CE Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Most people aren't sure of what they really want in life. I received this letterfrom a friend on the computer, did what it told me to, and within a week,everything I had wished came true!! Here's an exact copy,thisreallyworks!!!!1. To yourself, say the name of the only guy or girl you wanna be with 3times!2. Think of something you wanna accomplish within the next week and sayit to your self 6 times!!3. If you had 1 wish what would it be? say it to yourself 9 times!!!4. Think of something that you want to happen between you and that1special person and say it to your self 12 times!!!5. Now, heres the hard part! Pick only 1 of these wishes and as you scrolldown focus and concentrate on it and think on nothing else but that wish.* ** ** *Now make one last & final wish about that one wish that you picked.After reading this, you have 1 hour to send it out to 15 people, and whatyou wished for will come true within in one week!u only get one chance!!!!! Now scroll down and think of yourcrush!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Did you think of your crush? I hope so, that was your last chance. Nowpay very close attention this important message!Sorry but once read, must be sent. Yes, this is one of those kinda chainletters that everyone hates. This one has been going since 1864 and if youbreak this chain, you will pay!!!!!! Remember that after hearing thesestories.First Example:Take Barbra Wallace.. She was a pretty lucky girl, up till she got this samechain letter. She had a crush on the same kid since kindergarden. when shegot this mail she didn't pay any attention to it. She just thought, no big deal.And deleted it. The next day her dad got fired and her mom dies in a carcrash. If she would have sent the letter none of that would have happenedand her mom would be alive.Second Example:Try Freddie D. Now Freddie D. was your average nerd. Had glasses, wasshort and chubby, was in gifted. All the signs ofyour total dork. He also received this letter and sent it to 51people in the hour. Now, like Barbra, he had a crush on a girl since 3rdgrade. The next day after sending the chain the girl confessed her love forhim ever since 3rd grade. Freddie D. finally had the courage to ask her out,and of course, she had been waiting to yes to that for years. They grew upand married each other to live happily forever.Now, you heard the stories. I know which person i'd ratherbe, but thats up to you. I wouldn't wanna end up like Barbra but thats onlyme. We all want what we cant have but now's ur chance to go out withthatspecial somebody ur waiting for. Take it or leave it. If you send this to-1 person- you will lose all luck in ur love life..... forever!!!!!10 people- your crush will say they like you as a friend...... ONLY!!!!!15 people- your crush will say they like you20 people- your crush will ask you out!25 people- your crush will kiss you!!30 people - Your crush will have sex with you35 people or more- All of the above!!Don't blow it, it's ur chance to shine! Have everything u wanted, and more!Now, complaining cus u dont have anyfriends. Well theres an answer 4 everything. It's simple, just go in a chatroom, pick some names and send away! but here's the catch..... you onlyhave 1 hourif the pain goes on im not gonna make it...! 
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ThePrincessPsycho Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Filmographer
I sleep walk, in real life I suck at cooking but one time I woke up in the kitchen of my apartment with a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies on the cooling rack.... and my boyfriend was out of town....
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RandomPerson246810 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
I have a friend who used to sleepwalk when she didn't take her medication.
I was at her house for a sleepover, and I woke up at 3:00 in the morning to see her standing over me, and she started screaming at me to get out of her house.
It was terrifying. ;(
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MiraChan145 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
My little brother talks in his sleep. He was probably about 9 or 10 the first time I heard him mumbling about pizza xD I was confused bc I was just on the computer and he was behind me on th couch and it was quiet until he started mumbling. And then I realized he was asleep and cracked up laughing!!!! He's 16 now and a few months ago we were watching a movie in his room and suddenly I heard his voice and he was asleep xP it's usually a mix of English and gibberish...and it's always hilarious :D
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