You didn't even realize that you had been screaming at first.
You jolted awake, thrashing around wildly as the bedsheets tangled around your legs and those horrid images continued to flicker infront of your eyes.
A chink of light suddenly cut through the darkness and fear as someone yanked open the door to your bedroom and rushed in.
You shrunk back against the headboard, whimpering in fear, until a familiar voice registered with you.
"_____! Calm down, _____! It's me, Steve"
"Steve?" You croaked as he approached you quickly and dropped down onto the edge of the bed beside you.
Even in the half-light you could see the concern and worry glinting in his sky blue eyes.
"Another nightmare, huh?" He asked, though it was obvious that he already knew the answer.
You nodded mutely, unable to speak.
He reached out and pulled you into his firm chest, wrapping his strong arms around you and rocking you gently. You grabbed a fistful of his t-shirt and clung to him.
Only then, against his solid body, did you realize how badly that you had been trembling. After a few minutes you moved away and slid out of the bed.
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