The Nightmare : Part 1

"Oh god! No!!! No, no, no. Get them off me!!!! Please, I'll hand the helmet over if you just take them away" Lucas mumbled hysterically through the night, lying next to a very disturbed and confused Elle.

"Lucas, what's wrong?" she whispered softly to him.

"Mmm, save me mummy." Lucas whispered as he rolled over putting his hand around Elle's waist and tightening his grip on the covers surrounding them.

"Lucas!" Elle said slightly louder, angry that he would not answer and at his reference to her being his mother.

She shuffled under Lucas' hold and turned over to face the other way as Lucas' trembling body lay next to hers. She tried to ignore the urge to shake him awake and demand an explanation, as she drifted to sleep, brow furrowed and knowing this would surely be addressed next morning.

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"Morning" Lucas said calmly, grabbing a piece of toast off Elle's plate and grabbing the paper sitting next to her.

"Hmm, not so fast mister" Elle said, ready to investigate last nights weird events.

"What, something wrong with the princess this morning, huh?" Lucas said, smiling his cheeky mocking smile.

"Not me! You! What was up with you last night?" Elle said, clearly mad at Lucas' accusation, when it was obviously him that was in distress, or so it previously seemed.

"What do you mean? I know I can't dance but it was your idea to go out to…"

"Not that, last night. In bed!" Elle interrupted Lucas, in pure frustration.

"Oooh I see now. The princess is angry coz we didn't have any…late night treats?" Lucas said, a huge smile spreading across his handsome face.

"Wh..what! NO! I'm talking about your little shivering act and calling me mummy!! Don't pretend you don't remember!" Elle said, very angry that Lucas had assumed she was heading in another direction, although quietly contemplating the late night treats he would have...given her.

"Hold up...what?" Lucas said, now in complete amazement.

"Last night, you seemed really distressed about something in your sleep, and I think I recall you saying something about handing a helmet over…" Elle said, searching her memory for details of Lucas' strange behaviour.

"Oh, god. I was talking in my sleep?" Lucas said, his cheeks now turning a light shade of red.

"Yes, very loudly might I add!" Elle said, a smile starting to spread across her face.

"Aw was little Lucas afraid last night. Did he need a hug from his mummy?" Elle was now enjoying how this conversation had turned out.

"Elle! Just drop it OK?" Lucas said, slightly angry and worried that Elle would find out about his nightmare.

"Haha, I don't think so. I'm getting to the bottom of this, if it's the last thing I do!"

A/N: So, this idea came to me after learning of Lucas' fear of spiders. I wanted to do a story that showed his cute, vulnerable side! Hope you enjoy! I'm a big Elle and Lucas fan myself, so really wanted to write a story for them. And yes, it's a little short but I want to continue it in another chapter. So think of it as a typical Neighbours episode. Not very long, but entertaining as hell :P I hope it was anyway.

Comments, reviews, and thoughts most appreciated 