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"I don't sleep. But Billy had dreams. Bad dreams. Every day I'd hear about them. But every night, he'd live them."

Terrors sing their songs to me
Clawing, choking, killing me.
If I wake they’ll let me go
Let me go…
— "Drowning In A Bright Red Sea", a poem by wildewriter99 note 

Dear Death,
Okay. I’m kind of nervous about this, but let’s make one thing clear: I want to talk to you, not meet you. Alright? Just let me sleep a little. Let me find the abyss and come back.
I don’t want to dream anymore. Save me.
Yours Faithfully,
K.
Letters to Death, by Rieal-Dragonsbane

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"You have nightmares all the time about it. The memory keeps coming after you when you try to sleep,"
Asuka, talking about her and Shinji's nightmares, Advice and Trust, chapter 1

I don't have dreams
I just have nightmares.
—"Staying Up", The Neighbourhood

Zukan: They're all dead. Eleven good Betafarlians. Do you think you'll see them in your dreams, Finn?
Finn: Not me.
Zukan: I will, if my dreams aren't already overcrowded.
Finn: You should take dream suppressants.
Zukan: [shakes head] They don't help. I see my bad dreams in other people's eyes.
Blake's 7, "Warlord"

Supergirl: Some people talk in their sleep. Others walk. I heat-vision, apparently.
Lana Lang: I'm sure someone out there makes a sleep mask that can handle that. Nightmare?
Supergirl: Yeah... Again.

You are plagued by the past; by some guilt or sin or old ordeal that will not let you rest. What is the nature of the haunting?
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Nightmarish visitations
You find no respite in sleep. When your eyes close, your nightmares climb down from their spidery loft. And if - in the morning - the crew won't meet your eye, you know you must have cried out in the night.
"Haunted" facet description, Sunless Skies

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