Awaken - Law x Reader
Word Count: 1,335 Warnings: None A/N: Written with a female reader in mind - The two talking at the beginning, are supposed to be Shachi and Penguin but if it doesn’t work, imagine them being whoever! It’s old and I forgot to make changes before I posted it so here it is again all nice and pretty! Well, as pretty as someone of my ability could make it. But its pretty nonetheless!!
Summary: After being fatally injured during a fierce battle, you fall into a deep slumber. Law diligently watches over you, waiting for the moment you finally awaken!
"How's [Y/n] been doing? Is she... still asleep?"
"Yeah... and it doesn't look like she'll wake up any time soon. The captain has been staying in her room every night. He wants to be there in case she wakes up."
"Damn. I hope she wakes up soon. Everything feels so off not having her around..."
"Me too but all we can do is just leave it up to her."
"Man, I wish we could do something! You think if we tried talking to her she'd be able to hear us?"
"It's worth a shot!"
"Awesome! If we shout loud enough maybe she'll wake up!"
"Don't be stupid!! That's not going to work!!"
Just days ago [Y/n] had collapsed from her near fatal injuries and more so from extreme exhaustion due to intensely overusing her powers while fighting in Dressrosa. Ever since she had been in a very deep sleep, showing no signs of waking any time soon, leaving everyone to worry if she would ever wake up again.
Walking quietly into her room, Law sat down at her bedside staring down at her sleeping features. She was slumbering deeply, breathing softly as her chest rose and fell gently with each breath. Reaching over he gently brushed his fingers across her cheek, relieved to still feel the warmth of her skin beneath his hand.
His gaze softened as he continued to stroke her cheek gently. How he wished she would wake up. Wake up so he could see the sleepy smile he loved so much. To hear her sleepy voice say good morning. It was all up to her if she would wake up or not, but he knew deep in his heart [Y/n] would wake up no matter what. He knew she would never give up so easily. Not after seeing how hard she fought. How hard she fought to protect him. The thought of her never waking up was a thought he cursed.
"Come on, [Y/n]. Wake up. We're all waiting for you." he whispered softly, standing to his feet his eyes still glued to her slumbering features, looking for any signs that she could hear him. Leaning towards her, he gently kissed her temple before resting his forehead against hers, his hat being pushed up slightly.
"I'm... waiting for you."
Moving away, Law took off his hat and placed it next to her pillow. To let her know he had been with her in case she woke up when he couldn't be in the room. He gazed at her deep slumbering face, desperately searching and hope for a sign that she would awaken.
Finding no such sign after several moments, he finally tore his eyes away, wordlessly walking out of her room. Gently closing the door behind him, Law stared at the floor, unable to let go of the doorknob. He was hesitant to leave [Y/n]. For now there was some things he needed to focus on but he would be back to see her as soon as he got the chance.
Days turned to a week and [Y/n] seemed to still show no signs of waking up. Until one morning after being in a deep sleep for nearly two weeks, her eyes finally fluttered open. It was a peaceful, quiet morning when [Y/n] began to finally stir out of her sleep.
Feeling a comfortable warmth surrounding her, a faint smile pulled at her lips as a familiar yet faint voice filled her ears. Her smile widened slowly, much to the surprise of Bepo who had been sitting by her bedside talking to her as she slept. He too, had been waiting for [Y/n] to awaken and would often come visit her to keep her company when Law couldn’t be there.
Hearing his words, her eyes slowly fluttered open to see the relieved polar bear mink standing over her, tears welling in his eyes. "Y-you're finally awake!!" he nearly shouted in utter relief and joy. The polar bear mink immediately embraced [Y/n], joyful tears running down his furry face.
“[Y/n]!!!!” he cried happily as he nuzzled her cheek with his own, his white fur tickling her skin. Giggling [Y/n] hugged him back which made him squeeze her just a bit too much. “I can’t believe it!! We were all so worried!! We thought you’d never wake up again!!!”
“B-Bepo... you’re squeezing me...” she strained to speak as he suddenly let her go, finally letting her breath. A sharp breath escaped her lips, her lungs finally filling with air. Bepo’s hugs were always nice but his strength would always end up squeezing the person he was hugging.
“Ah! Wait!! The captain!! I should tell everyone!!” Quickly turning to the door to her room, Bepo swung it open, shouting down the hallway.
"C-captain!! Everyone!! [Y/n]!! She-she's awake!!"
"Bepo... stop shouting. You're so loud." [Y/n] giggled weakly as she slowly sat up, much to the polar bear mink’s surprise and concern.
"Ah!! Wait [Y/n]!! You shouldn't sit up!"
"It's okay... I'm fine." she reassured him, her hand brushing across something soft. Looking down beside her, [Y/n] noticed Law's white spotted hat sitting on her pillow. Her heart fluttered in her chest as she picked it up, holding it gingerly in her hands. During her deep slumber, [Y/n] had a reoccurring dream. A dream in which Law was sitting by her bedside, talking to her in a sweet voice. Coaxing her to wake up for him. Deep in her heart however, [Y/n] knew that this was more than just a mere dream. That Law was in fact in her room, watching over her as she slept. Waiting for the moment she’d finally wake up to greet him with the smile he so longed to see again.
"Was... Law here? Watching over me?"
"Uh-huh.” Bepo nodded in response. “Captain watched over you every chance he got. He'd even stay here with you all night."
I knew it. I knew I sensed his presence while I slept.
Suddenly, Law burst into [Y/n]’s room and looked over to see her sitting up, holding his hat on her lap. Relief washed over him like a wave seeing her sitting up and looking at him with the smile he so very much missed. It took everything he had not to rush to her side and embrace her. All he could do was sigh in utter relief at finally seeing her awake and moving again. "Thank goodness..." he breathed softly, walking to her bedside. "You have no idea... how worried we've all been."
"I'm sorry. I--"
Law silenced [Y/n] by placing a finger to her lips as he shook his head. "Stop. I don't want to hear an apology." he said staring intensely at her.
He wanted to scold her for being so reckless. For nearly killing herself but he couldn't bring himself to even do so. It no longer mattered. What mattered was that she was safe. That she was finally awake. That the woman he loved so dearly... was still alive. Law's gaze softened unable to keep himself from her any longer. He wrapped his arms around her shoulders, pulling [Y/n] into his chest, holding her tightly and as close to him as possible.
"I'm just... so relieved you're finally awake."
"Me too! Thank you so much, Law. Thank you for staying with me all this time.”
[Y/n] wrapped her arms around him, resting her head against his shoulder. She smiled softly nuzzling her head against him. Law’s arms tightened around her, not wanting to let go for even a moment.
“I... I love you so much, [Y/n]...”
"Aw~ Love is nice, isn't it?" Bepo smiled as he wiped a tear away, finding the two of them rather cute!