The Artist's Insomnia Final by ~merrypsimon
In the days that passed 5 eventually sewed 6s ripped number onto his back once more and repaired all injures 6 had acquired from his fall off the machine. Since it still hurt to walk, 6 mostly stayed in his room, playing with the music player and drawing pictures. Unfortunately, 6 still refused to sleep, but the fight was becoming a lost cause. It had been almost two weeks since the artist had last slept. Which was why he wasnt getting any better or recovering very well. 5 decided it was time to talk to the stitchpunk about his sleepless habits.
6? 5 asked, walking into 6s room. He saw 6 on the floor, drawing with a slowed pace.
Hi 5 6 said, his voice still soft from being out in the cold. 5 walked over to 6, noticing the music player next to him. 5 took a seat in front of 6s picture.
6, I have a question for you 5 said quietly.
What is it? 6 asked, looking up at his kind friend.
Why wont you sleep? 5 asked worriedly. 6 looked back down, not wanting to discuss the topic. 5 lifted 6s chin up.
Why? he asked again. 6 closed his optics and sighed.
If I tell you
will you make It go away? 6 asked, looking up a 5 with sleepy optics.
Make what go away? 5 asked.
Will you make the bad dreams go away? 6 asked, moving closer to 5. 5 nodded and let 6 lean on his arm.
I kept having bad dreams
about you. The voices wanted me to kill you
they wanted me to make you go away
and they were happy when I hurt you. I didnt mean to hurt you, but they told me that they made me do it, so I hurt myself so you would understand that I didnt mean to hurt you. But it wasnt good enough for the voices, and they told me I wasnt good enough for you. And that you only wanted to see me get hurt. I didnt believe it, but when I tried to sleep that night I just kept thinking about how Im not good enough for you and that I dont deserve to be your friend. So I just decided to stay up, so I would never have a bad dream again 6 told 5 nervously.
5 hugged 6 suddenly, causing the artist to jump a bit, but then he relaxed, and let 5 take him into his arms once more.
Wait! I have something for you! 6 exclaimed, grabbing the music player.
No 6, I found that for you remember? 5 asked, refusing to accept the player.
I found a song for you. I wanted to write you a poem, but I found you a song instead and drew you a picture 6 explained. 5 watched as 6 went through the incredibly long list of songs, before finally stopping, the title read You Found Me.
Whats this song about? 5 asked curiously.
You 6 said, as the song began to play, resting his head on 5s chest.
Is this a dream? If it is, please dont wake me from this high. Id become comfortably numb, until you opened up my eyes. To what its like, when everything right. I cant believe
You found me when no one else was looking, how did you know just where I would be? You broke through all of my confusion, the ups and the downs and you still didnt leave, I guess that you saw what nobody could see, you found me. You found
As the song went on, 5s optic welled with tears of happiness. 6 looked up at his friend.
Whats wrong 5? Dont you like the song? 6 asked, turning the player off.
No 6, I like the song. Very much. But I have one for you 5 said, wiping his optics as he laughed a little. 6 passed the music player to 5, who took it in his hands carefully.
How about we go sit on your bed? 5 suggested.
Okay 6 said, stood up carefully and wobbled over to his bed. Sitting down with a whoosh! 5 walked over to the bed and sat beside small friend.
Here. Push play 5 said, passing the music player to 6. Doing as 5 instructed, 6 pushed the play button and a acoustic guitar began to play. Then a mans voice sang softly.
Come stop your crying. Itll be alright. Just take my hand, hold it tight. I will protect you from all around you. I will be here, dont you cry.
This is the song you sang to me the other night! 6 exclaimed. 5 nodded, smiling at 6s reaction.
For one so small, you seem so strong, my arms will hold you keep you safe and warm. This bond between us, cant be broken. I will be here, dont you cry, 'Cause you'll be in my heart
Yes, you'll be in my heart From this day on, now and forever more. You'll be in my heart
No matter what they say You'll be here in my heart, always
I really like this song 6 said happily.
I figured you would 5 said.
Why can't they understand the way we feel? They just don't trust what they can't explain
I know we're different but, deep inside us. We're not that different at all And you'll be in my heart. Yes, you'll be in my heart From this day on, Now and forever more
5? 6 asked
Yes? he asked back
Do you like this song? 6 asked curiously. 5 nodded
Yes he said.
Don't listen to them. 'Cause what do they know? We need each other, to have, to hold
They'll see in time
When destiny calls you, You must be strong. I may not be with you, But you've got to hold on. They'll see in time
We'll show them together
What do you think of this song being your song? 5 asked him. 6 shook his head
No he said
Why not? 5 asked curiously. 6 laid himself down on his bed, wrapping himself in a cocoon of blankets.
Because its our song 6 whispered, closing his optics slowly. Now he could sleep. His brain no longer racked itself to find hidden answers to mysterious questions. He no longer feared he would hurt 5, or anybody else he truly cared about. This wasnt his song. It was their song. And this, he could get used to. 5 laid himself down next to 6, letting the small artist curl up next to him. 6 was right. This was their song.
Cause you'll be in my heart. Yes, you'll be in my heart.. From this day on, Now and forever more
Oh, you'll be in my heart No matter what they say
5 slowly felt himself drift off into a happy dream. The artist and the engineer slept, their problems becoming a distant memory
You'll be in my heart