I love sleeping next to you. The kisses goodnight. The way we always manage to avoid falling asleep just for another kiss and cuddle. The way you curl up into a little ball kills me. It just makes me want to hold onto you forever.
People have this idea that sleeping in the same bed is always sexual, but it’s so much more than that. It’s so intimate and romantic, trusting another person lying right next to you while you sleep. Them being the last thing you see before and the first thing you see after you sleep. The way the blanket forms a bridge and you can feel your feet brushing against your lover.
Sometimes you have nightmares and I can hear your breaths getting sharp. As soon as I start cuddling you that stops and it let’s me know you feel safe with me. Even when we’re not touching I can still feel you lying next to me. It comforts me. It makes me feel safe too.
I can hear your breathing, and I can feel your hair flowing over onto my side but I don’t mind. I miss it, it doesn’t happen very often anymore. That’s why it’s special I guess. It makes me feel grown up but also like being a kid again. I love it almost as much as I love you.