He woke up, with a start, found that William had crawled into his bed next to him and was dead asleep. Pleasantly warm.

... William had been a little distant since they'd arrived on the planet, so it was welcome.

He seemed to have been a little more rattled by everything happening around them than he let on.

But he was always a little bit like that.

It was something Nova liked about him.

He watched his face intently for a moment.

He normally looked peaceful when he slept, but at the moment, his brow was furrowed, as though having a stressful dream.

" N... da... coma... dore..." Faint impressions of words mumbled feverishly.

Nova wondered if he was having another nightmare.