Seb sometimes has nightmares, where he thrashes so hard he tangles himself in the sheets and wakes up feeling suffocated.
The first time it happens, he sits bolt upright, to find a pale Jim watching him awkwardly from the door, a softly spoken ‘I didn’t know what to do’ offered by way of apology. Seb breathes a laugh, forehead sweaty, and gestures for Jim to come back to bed. He buries his face into Jim’s neck and seeks comfort from the mere presence of a live body beside him.
The next time he has a nightmare, he wakes up with his hand being held against a steadily beating heart, and falls back asleep before the screams even have a chance to leave his throat.