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08 March 2013 @ 09:52 am
Good Night's Sleep  
Good Night's Sleep
long drabble
Author: sutekiyo
Pairing(s): Gareki x Nai
Rating: G
Disclaimer: I don't own
Summary: Even the grumpiest of people would feel at least a bit happier after a good night's sleep, after all.

In a certain room, on a certain Karneval ship, a light is on near the top bunk of a bed.

Outside of the windows, the clouds are dark and the sky is dotted with stars that look close enough to touch. It's a beautiful sight, but to the boy sitting on the top bunk, it's just passing scenery. His dark eyes, instead, are trained on the words of a book. His brain absorbs every word that his intelligent gaze lands upon, and to him, nothing else mattered at that particular moment.


"Gareki…" a whine from a petite, white haired boy.

He himself is laid out on the bottom bunk, but instead of sleeping like he ought to, he is awake and rubbing tiredly at his sleepy crimson eyes.

Gareki doesn't say anything, and he doesn't make a move or give any sound that he had even heard the other.

The white haired boy sighs as if knowing that he wouldn't get a response.

Instead of calling out again though, he pushes his blankets away. His thin body shivers from the cold air that meets his skin, but he prevails, climbing out of his bunk and reaching for the ladder that would take him up.

Gareki only notices when his bed is jostled by the impact of another body.

His dark eyes turn away from the book and narrows. "You should be asleep," he says, voice rough and low, and as tired as the rest of him.

The white haired boy, Nai, just looks at him and pouts though, "Your light woke me up," he says.

The boy named Gareki rolled his eyes, "So then what are you doing now?"

He asks this because as he is speaking, the white haired boy is pulling up Gareki's covers, crawling underneath and making himself comfortable. "Can I sleep with you tonight?" He asks once he's settled, a bright, sleepy smile pulling at his lips.

Gareki snorts, "Don't ask that when you're making yourself comfortable, idiot," he says. There is no real malice in his voice however, only resigned tiredness.

Nai yawns in response, his eyes already starting to flutter close. There's something warm that he feels sleeping next to the bigger boy—a warmth that not even the thickest or softest or warmest blankets could ever provide. He doesn't know what the warmth is, and he doesn't think about it. He only knows that it's there, and that he can only feel it when he's close to the dark haired boy next to him.

The rustle of a book, and the thump of it closing is what fills the quiet room.

Then the light is shut off, and in the dark, Nai smiles.

Gareki takes this moment to stare down at the figure next to him, made visible only by the dim lighting of the moon outside. Rough fingertips brush against the soft skin of the other's forehead, moving the white strands away from the other's face.

The white haired boy lets out a pleased sound, turning his head a little closer.

Gareki sighs, ignoring the warmth in his chest as he lies down.

Turning his body to face the other boy's, he stares for a little bit longer before his eyes close and he falls into sleep.


In the morning, when the Sheep would wake them up, Gareki would say nothing about the way Nai was tucked into him, and Nai would say nothing about the protective, possessive way that Gareki's arms were wound around his waist.

Later, when they were properly awake over breakfast, Nai would just beam brightly at his darker haired counterpart. And if Gareki was smiling into his toast? Well, anyone smart enough to notice would have also been smart enough to not say anything.

Even the grumpiest of people would feel at least a bit happier after a good night's sleep, after all.



a/n: the karneval fandom is severely lacking in gareki/nai fluffy lovey dovey stuffs which i don't understand because hello, best otp ever so here's my contribution. comments are appreciated(:
x-posted to ff.net
How do you feel?: creativecreative
Christy: blue exorcist ➙ rinrinhail on March 9th, 2013 01:20 pm (UTC)
this is the epitome of "fluffy lovey dovey".
thank you very much for writing and sharing with us.
sutekiyo: ahhhsutekiyo on March 9th, 2013 01:24 pm (UTC)
ahhh and thank you so much for commenting hehe x)
vividzephyrvividescent on March 9th, 2013 04:26 pm (UTC)
I have NO clue why there isn't more Gareki/Nai either, but maybe we'll see some more after the anime comes out and Karneval gains popularity some more. :) Either way, I loved this fluffy & sweet little fic! I was so thrilled to actually SEE a fic for this pairing, and it was a really great read, too. Thanks!
sutekiyo: cute alsutekiyo on March 9th, 2013 04:40 pm (UTC)
lol, i really hope so. omg that'd be so great though, i'm so tired of scrounging the fandom for fics of my otp >w< i don't even ship yogixgareki so this whole lack of fanfic thing is like upsetting me. I NEED MY OTP. and ahh, thank you so much! hehe i'm glad you liked it :D
vividzephyrvividescent on March 9th, 2013 05:05 pm (UTC)
OMG, I know the feeling. I don't like Yogi x Gareki either, but it seems so popular for some reason. :/

I'd be inclined to say that it's Nai's being not human that's the reason for the lack, but then again it's not like that sort of thing has stopped ppl before so idk. Maybe it just needs a for the fandom to grow a little bit~
sutekiyo: oopssutekiyo on March 9th, 2013 05:13 pm (UTC)
lol YES someone who understands omg. but lol, i can see yogi having feelings for gareki, but i don't think gareki would reciprocate y'know? i mean, where would he even have time? the boy's head is always filled with thoughts of nai like come on. GAREKI DREAMT OF NAI TELLING HIM TO DO GOOD IN SCHOOL AND COME BACK SOON. WHERE IS YOGI IN HIS DREAMS? THAT'S RIGHT. NOWHERE.

aaaand i'm going to stop there because i'll start ranting soon and i dont think anyone wants that.

and lol, nai is only half niji xD he's still technically human, but lol. i get what you're trying to say. sigh, i really need to stop shipping rare pairings in an even rarer fandom.
suzaku20suzaku20 on March 10th, 2013 02:11 am (UTC)
Love Gareki x Nai pair d(^^)b
Love the story also~ and love u for making this story XD
sutekiyo: ahhhsutekiyo on March 10th, 2013 02:14 am (UTC)
oh hahaha, no thank you! :D i'm glad you liked it hehehe
Shou Toshiro: hibushoutoshiro on March 11th, 2013 09:40 am (UTC)
Aah, that was so cute! <3 I loved it, and yeah, I am actually sad that there's only few Gareki/Nai stuffs out there. I don't know but people tend to ship Yogi/Gareki than Gareki/Nai. My heart shattered. </3 Thank you for writing this, I guess I'll watch this community from now on to see more Gareki/Nai fluff, that is, if you will write more about them. ;p
sutekiyosutekiyo on March 11th, 2013 09:48 am (UTC)
hehe thank you! i'm glad you liked it haha. and sigh, i really don't understand the appeal behind gareki/yogi tho i might be a bit biased because nai is my favorite haha but to each their own i suppose. it really makes me sad tho, the lack of gareki/nai fics sigh. BUT YES i will most likely be writing more sometime in the future haha, i'm in a karneval mode like seriously xD so look forward to another fic sometime soon-ish haha ♥