Save me

She doubled over in pain as her vision blurred. She slumped down onto the floor with a bump, causing Shin to jump at the sound of the bump over his head from the second floor of the house. He went up to the room, curious. As he went into Arctic's room, his eyes widened. There was Arctic. Convulsing on the ground.

He immediately knelt beside her, bringing her head onto his lap. Her eyes were wide, her pupils dilated in pain, frothing at the mouth along with a trickle of blood coming from where she had hurt herself. He shook her slightly before carrying her onto her bed. She was trembling uncontrollably, eyes rolling with fear. He laid his hands on her and tried healing her but to no avail. No matter how much he healed, she did not seem to be getting any better. So he resorted to the last method. He bent down, closed his eyes and gently kissed her full on the mouth.

Arctic's POV

Pain... Someone help me...

There is a big monster in front of me, its mouth opened wide. I could feel the heat radiating off its body as it devoured everything in sight. I was helpless. Standing there in the middle of the road as I watched my house burst into flames. I couldn't do anything as I stood there, listening to the pained and helpless screams from my family. The monster roared and smashed my house down. The fire cackled. It turned to face me and I looked into its terrifying red eyes. I stood rooted to the spot even though my brain was screaming at me to run. My legs felt like roots, rooted and unable to move. It slowly advanced towards me until I felt as though I was thrown into a raging hot furnace. Sweat poured down my face as I watched it, helpless. It opened its mouth and engulfed me in flames. I screamed but there was no sound.

I am all alone... Forever... Somebody help me... It hurts...

All of a sudden, it disappears. I am left alone in the pitch black. I look around before looking at my burns. To my surprise, they seem to heal until there is not a trace of them. My skin looked as thought nothing happened to it. I looked up as I saw a light. I slowly walked towards it, realizing my legs were finally listening to my brain. In the light, I saw 5 people. 4 of them were standing together. Their arms were outstretched as though they were welcoming me. The light was behind them so I could not see their faces but I knew who they were. They moved aside so I could see the last person. He stood there, watching me. I walked towards him as my family faded away. He stretched out his hand to me. I stared at it before hesitantly taking it. He squeezed my hand warmly and pulled me to him. The next thing I knew, his lips were on mine. A warm comforting feeling spread through my body and I closed my eyes.

Such a warm feeling... Finally, I am saved...

Eventually her shaking stopped and her breathing had slowed to a normal speed. Her eyes fluttered close and he pulled back. He looked at her calm face and lay beside her. A few hours later, she woke up and looked for the warmth. There he was, lying there. She tentatively wrapped her arms around him. He awoke and turned to face her. His hand reached up to stroke her cheek and she hugged him tightly. His arms wrapped around her, holding her against him in a firm embrace.

"I'll keep you safe from your nightmares, Arctic...," he said quietly. She smiled at that and kissed him.

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