Hello everyone! It's been a really long time since I've posted anything to , and I've been itching to get back into the Secret Saturdays fandom. I have a little challenge for myself that I hope will be fun to you readers, so go ahead, have a read, and find out what's going on!
Doc finally closed the book he had been reading on ancient Babylonian mythology. He wasn't anywhere closer to figuring out what had happened when the Secret Scientists unearthed the Kur Stone. The late nights of searching never resulted in any findings and he was starting to get frustrated. He put the book back on the table, turned off the light, and walked to his bedroom.
He slowly opened the door so as not to disturb his sleeping wife. Navigating the dark room proved difficult, but Doc managed to find the dresser without making too much noise. He was about to grab pajamas when he heard a small cry behind him. He turned with a start, but was relieved to find out that it was just his wife. Ever since the Secret Scientists had tried to infiltrate Weird World, he had become more jumpy than usual.
Drew let out another whimper. Doc sat next to her and ran his fingers through her hair. "Drew," he said. "Drew, it's alright. You're just having a nightmare."
"Doc," she mumbled. "Get out of here…" She rolled over in her sleep toward her husband.
"Honey, wake up!" Doc said. He grabbed her shoulder and lightly shook it.
"Get away, Argost!" Drew said, louder now.
"Drew!" Doc exclaimed. He lifted Drew off of the bed and gently shook her again.
"Wha –?" Her eyes fluttered open and she tried to register her surroundings.
"You were having a nightmare, honey," Doc said as he brought her closer. "I think it was about Weird World."
"A nightmare?" Drew repeated. "Doc, I've been having dreams about Weird World almost every night since we went in. They're almost not nightmares anymore."
"Almost every night? Why didn't you tell me?"
Drew rested her head on Doc's shoulder. "You've been so busy with research lately. I didn't want to bother you with something else."
Doc sighed and ran his fingers through her hair again. "Drew, you could've told me. Even if I were getting anywhere with the Kur research, you're the most important thing to me. You and, of course, the baby." Doc smiled as he placed his other hand on Drew's stomach. "You said you've been having these nightmares since we infiltrated Weird World?"
Drew nodded. "You usually wake me from them when you come in to sleep."
"Do you have them again at all during the night?"
"No. Just when I'm sleeping by myself."
"Oh, Drew," Doc whispered. "I'll go to sleep when you do from now on."
"You don't have to do that, Doc. We need to know just what this Kur Stone does," Drew protested.
"I don't want you to have these nightmares any more. Weird World was enough of a nightmare for one lifetime. You don't need these ones as well."
"Thank you so much, sweetie. It will be nice to sleep without visiting Weird World again," Drew smiled. Doc stood up and joined her on the other side of the bed. He fell asleep holding his wife in his arms, daring any stray nightmare to bother her.
Short and sweet. So, about that challenge. I want to start a collection of one-shots (related or "un") that all focus on the Secret Saturdays. It's an idea inspired by Soraya the All Speaker's "Tales of the Leaves." (If you don't know what that is and you love Tsunade/Jiraiya, check it out!) I'd love to take ideas from readers and make them into one-shots. Let me know through reviews what you would like to see written. Please, no mature/weird themes (incest, pedophilia, etc.). Also, I don't think I'll be able to include anyone's OC in a one-shot. So ideas have to only include canon characters in appropriate situations.
I don't know how big this is gonna be. It's either going to flop, be normal, or be blown up. We'll just have to wait and see!