Requested by user Area_C-137 on Wattpad: Maybe you could write
one where the reader is in a relationship with data and he see the reader
having a panic attack and then they cuddle to make the reader feel happy
Word count: 658
Warnings/notes: Reader has a panic attack. Please do not read if that will upset or trigger you in any way!
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breathing was shallow and quick, making your head spin from lack of oxygen.
Your chest felt like it was being crushed by a shuttlepod, which wasn’t helping
your difficulty breathing. Tears rolled down your cheeks and you wiped them off
with shaking hands. You didn’t remember what had triggered this attack, only
that it happened. One minute you were fine, reading on your couch. The next,
utter panic started to take over you and you felt your mind slowly lose control
of your body.
wanted it to stop. Hell, you’d do anything to make it stop. You tried to
remember the breathing techniques that Doctor Crusher had told you about, but
with your fuzzy mind it was hard to remember much.
a voice said, sounding distance to your ringing ears.
squeezed your eyes shut and gripped at your hair.
you must breathe,” the voice said, sounding closer now.
shook your head and gasped for breath.
must breathe slowly. You are going to hyperventilate and pass out.”
forced your eyes open and saw a pale-skinned figure in front of you with a
yellow uniform on. Through your tears and blurred vision, you couldn’t make out
who it was.
listen to my voice,” the person said, and you recognized it.
you choked out.
here, Y/N,” he replied. He gently took your hands in his and pulled them away
from your head. “Please try to breathe slowly. In for five seconds, hold, and
out for five seconds. Can you attempt that?”
nodded, and as you breathed in Data started to count aloud. He only made it to
three before you were exhaling sharply.
started to inhale and again, Data began to count. This time you made it to four
seconds and were able to hold it for a brief moment before exhaling, slower
than you had before.
were doing well,” Data said. “Continue.”
of you did this until your breathing was regulated and your head was no longer
spinning. It felt heavy, though, and you leaned your forehead against Data’s
chest. “I’m sorry,” you mumbled.
are you apologizing?” he asked, wrapping his arms around you. “You were
experiencing a panic attack, something you cannot control. You need not be
nodded slightly. “Thank you for helping me.”
are you feeling?” he asked.
okay,” you replied. “Thank you.”
pleased you are feeling better,” he said. “I was on my way to Ten Forward and
thought you might wish to join me. When you did not answer, I had the computer
locate you and found you here.”
thank God you did that. I don’t know how long it would have taken me to calm
down if you hadn’t shown up.”
tilted his head. “God had nothing to do with my being here.”
cracked a small smile. “It’s an expression, Data.”
see. Well, thank God you are all right.”
looked up at him, your smile widening slightly. “Thank you.”
nodded curtly. “Is there some activity you wish to do?”
your lip slightly. “Could we just stay here and cuddle for a while? I… I need
to be held.”
would be acceptable,” Data replied. “Couch or bed?”
led you to your bed and pulled the covers back. The two of you climbed in and
he lay on his back. You curled up next to him, resting your head on his chest.
He wrapped his arms around you and held you close.
you like to speak or remain silent?” he asked.
you tell me about your day?” you requested. “It’ll help me relax.”
recalled the exact events of his day, you snuggled into his chest and sighed.
You focused on his voice, the sound of it bringing peace to your thoughts.
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