Leo stared at the clock by his bed; 2.49a.m. He was overdue by roughly ten minutes-
The door creaked as someone padded into his bedroom.
-there he was.
Leo closed his eyes, his breathing even as he strained to listen. The bed dipped as his brother carefully, slowly crawled in beside him, gingerly curling around his shell, his breath tickling Leo's neck as he sighed. Raphael had been sneaking in like this for over a week now, and when Leo questioned him, he would simply mumble "nightmares" and promptly fall asleep, snoring within minutes.
Leo didn't mind in the least; beyond enjoying the unexpected company, he had been surprised to find he slept easier with Raphael's comfortable weight against him. But he was becoming very curious by now. Surely Raph wasn't having such a long chain of bad dreams?
"Raph?" Leo rumbled sleepily.
"Mm?" Raphael settled deeper into the mattress, slinging an arm around his waist, his hand dangling across his plastron.