He woke with a start, almost a scream dying in his throat, scrambling to get the feeling of blood out of his head.

He hadn't had such a vivid dream in a long time, why now-

William wasn't there. William wasn't there. His space in the bed was empty. Where was he? William wasn't there.

He threw the blankets off, sitting up to look around, trying, even though he was alone, to keep any misgiving from his expression.

Why was he scared to be alone?

He got up, and as he was going to the door, it opened.

" Ah, are you going somewhere? I couldn't sleep and got thirsty, so I went to get a drink from one of the vending machines-"

He made a little noise of surprise as Nova embraced him.

" Nova, are you alright?"