Sea of Dreaming

"If I lay here

If I just lay here

Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we're told

Before we get too old

Show me a garden that's bursting into life"-Snow Patrol, Chasing Cars

Leah thinks the best part of being with Jacob is sleeping with him. Not the having sex kind of sleeping, just being next to him while she drifts into unconsciousness. He holds her tight against his body, whispering soothing words to her and breathing her in.

Leah hasn't had a single nightmare since Jacob came. When Jacob holds her close to him, he seems to be the cure for her haunting nightmares. It's the only time she can sleep through the night with only peaceful silence in her head.

Jacob cradles her in his arms, kisses her neck, and lets her dream peacefully.

On the rare occasion Leah does have a nightmare; Jacob will kiss her until she forgets about. "It's ok," he whispers. "You're right here with me. It was just a bad dream." You could compare it to a parent comforting a small child, although the bond between the child and parent isn't nearly strong enough to compare to Jacob and Leah.

Leah just whispers "Jacob," over and over again; trying to get rid of her 'I'm-so-scared-and-I-need-you-to-hold-me' expression that she knows is on her face.

Jacob sees right through her, though, and continues to whisper comforting things to her until he can see that Leah feels better. Then he kisses Leah another time, just to make sure she's alright.

When Leah falls asleep again, Jacob watches her. Worrying, whispering, protecting. All for Leah.

(A/N: I originally had about a paragraph more for the ending, but it didn't flow with the rest of the story, so I cut it out. This ending works ok, right? I'm not sure. Also, the past/present/future tense was a little mixed up for this. I tried to fix it the best I could, but sorry if it was a little confusing. This probably isn't my best work ever. Please review and tell me what you think!)