Couple Reads from Diary and Laughs about it
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someday i'll have the motivation to write this full-form and then it'd be over for y'all
sapnap pov bec why not! context: contract concubine au where assassin Nightmare poses as the Concubine Dream who is overly clingy with King George (so he could protect him from harm!) both sapnap and bbh knows about the ruse so this isn't even... the pretend part...
"He's the king," Sapnap said, frowning down at the throne room from where he was doing surveillance in the rafters. Dream surely knew he was here, but King George never noticed when his knights were hiding. It made sense why George was acting free enough to do this without any of his usual pretense. He never seemed to put a front when alone with Dream.
"Sshhh," Bad said with a quiet, amused laugh. "He'll hear you."
"Why would he need to be given gifts?" Sapnap continued, undeterred. "He's the richest person in our kingdom."
"I think you're missing the point." Bad gave him that indulgent smile that usually meant he was remembering how Sapnap acted when he was younger.
"No, I am not!" Sapnap hissed.
"He gave you a new enchanted sword, didn't he?" Bad asked. "Dream likes giving gifts."
"Yeah, but he's showering George with gems. What if I want gems? Maybe I want gems!"
"Do you want gems?"
"No," Sapnap said. "But it would have been nice to be offered some."
Bad laughed at his answer but quieted down when Dream spoke once again.
"This is an enchanted jade," he explained, "for your bow."
"Oh?" George picked it up and grinned up at Dream. "Are you saying I need enchantments to help my bow skills? That's so mean, Dream."
Amused for no reason Sapnap could decipher, Dream laughed out loud. His face lit up in that way that rarely happened anymore since he'd become an assassin.
"Maybe I just think it'd look pretty," Dream said.
"So you're saying I'm ugly. I get it, I get it," George teased some more, nodding his head as if this was a wise comment and not some weird flirting ritual.
"Shut up, you idiot," Dream chortled and snatched the gem to put back into the bag of gifts he'd brought in. "You know I think you're very pretty." He tried making it sound like a joke but there was something genuine in his tone.
George rolled his eyes. "Whatever," he said. "What are these for, anyway? Are you bribing me for something?"
"They're gifts!" Dream exclaimed, acting offended. "It's from the kindness of my heart. That is so hurtful, my King. Why won't you accept my love?"
"Sure, sure," George sarcastically said. "You can't take them back. They're mine now."
Dream's whole expression softened as he nodded. "Of course," he said. He picked up a necklace from the pile and stepped up to put it around George's neck. He did it so slowly and meaningfully that Sapnap had to look away. It felt like it was more intimate than what it really was.
"I'm personally going to assassinate the king," Sapnap groaned under his breath, "just so I don't have to see this anymore."
"That's treason," Bad said offhandedly as if he didn't care either way. He continued watching the proceedings with a twinkle in his eyes.
Dream glanced at them and raised an eyebrow, challenging. 'Would you like to try?' his expression said.
Sapnap shuddered. He'd never go against Dream, especially now that they were essentially on the same side. Those few months when the old King wanted to hunt Nightmare down was the worst and Sapnap never wanted to do that again.
That didn't mean he wouldn't badger Dream for more enchanted armor, though. He deserved more armor after being forced to watch this.
"What's this for?" George asked, touching the amulet on the necklace with a delicate finger.
"Protection," Dream said.
George scoffed. "Why would I need this when I have you?"
From where Sapnap was watching, he could see the red hue spreading from Dream's neck to his ears.
"Idiot," Dream muttered.
Ugh. They're so gross. Sapnap would force Ant to guard them next time they're alone. He was happy for whatever they had going on, but he definitely did not want to watch another one of this.
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