Life in San Fransokyo was perfect. (YN) frequently hung out with Tadashi and Big Hero 6. Hiro had started working on some upgrades for them and thought it would be cute if they were compatible so they could 'take romantic flights on Baymax together sometimes.' Tadashi and (YN) didn't argue with that but both blushed vehemently. When Tadashi was busy at the school, (YN) would explore downtown with a new camera and film people downtown that she found strange or odd. She was happy to be working on making her own movies again.
(YN) never wanted to leave. Honey Lemon had gone out with her on a girl's day like she promised and they went shopping - (YN) had needed new clothes desperately - and had a spa day. Tadashi showed her all around the city and they developed some favorite spots to visit; Tadashi even started taking (YN) on dates that became increasingly romantic.
By their fifth date, Tadashi had finally kissed (YN) again. It was slow and deep and so absolutely lovely that (YN) could hardly believe it was happening. It was a different kind of fit of passion than their last kiss, which was spontaneous and victorious. But this was more gentle and soft.
They hadn't verbally said it yet, but they did love each other. It wasn't a matter of not being able to live without the other - Tadashi had his friends and brother and (YN) was used to being independent before Tadashi came along - but it was a matter of not wanting to live without the other. But it showed in their actions and in the kiss Tadashi shared with (YN).
Life would have been perfect if it wasn't for (YN)'s nightmares. They didn't happen every night, but about three times a week and it was always the same general concept. It always had to do with the in between. Sometimes it was the children. Sometimes it was killing Avery. Usually it was watching Persephone killing Janine after (YN) spared her. She would always wake up at the sound of Janine's body hitting the floor before the people began chanting for The Black Parade. She would always be stiff with sore joints, a thin film of sweat and a pounding headache with a terrible amount of fear that would make her palms clammy. She would always be on edge and would never fall back asleep until her body could no longer physically be awake.
One night when she woke up from another nightmare and shifted so she was sitting up, Tadashi noticed and woke up.
"(YN)?" He looked up and saw her clutching her knees to her chest and taking deep breaths. He noticed that she was lightly trembling. Tadashi immediately sat up and wrapped his arms around her protectively and kissed the top of her head repeatedly. "Hey, hey, it's alright. I'm here. It's okay. I'm here," he cooed. He continued to leave (YN) soft kisses as she shifted to bury her face into his collarbone. "Nightmares?" He felt her nod. "It's okay. I'm here."
"What's wrong with me?" It was muffled but he heard it.
"Nothing is wrong with you," Tadashi said. He left yet another kiss and tightened his hold on her. "Nothing at all. We've been through a lot; you've been through a lot. This is normal. I've been having them, too."
(YN) looked up to Tadashi. "You have?"
He nodded. "Yeah, every now and then."
(YN) bit back a sniffle. "What are yours about?"
"Those kids, mostly," Tadashi said. "What about you?"
"Sometimes it's the kids. It's mostly Janine though," (YN) said. "I just... I don't understand any of it and why it had to happen and it's haunting me, you know?"
Tadashi nodded and kissed her forehead. "I know, baby. I know."
Suddenly, they heard the sound of Baymax inflating. Baymax went into Tadashi's side of the room he shared with Hiro - who was spending the night at the lab working on a class project - and spoke.
"I sense a large amount of distress. I am scanning both of you," Baymax said. "Scan complete. You have both had trouble sleeping and night terrors after a traumatic experience. Although your general mood throughout the day is positive, overall you both seem more skeptical and on guard with lingering feelings of guilt. Diagnosis: post-traumatic stress disorder. I recommend seeking treatment before symptoms become worse."
"Huh," (YN) said. "That bot of yours sure is brilliant, Tadashi."
"He's right, though," Tadashi said. "We should probably talk to someone. Like, a professional someone."
"A professional someone would throw us in an asylum if we told them what we've been through," (YN) said. "If your friends didn't know you were dead before, they probably would have done the same thing."
Tadashi frowned; while Baymax was right, so was (YN). "We'll figure something out. We always do."
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The Black Parade - Tadashi Hamada x Reader [Big Hero 6]Fanfiction
Takes place after BH6 and therefore will contain spoilers for the film. Tadashi wakes up after the fire at SFIT's Exposition Hall only to find that he is not quite alive or dead. He wakes up to find a beautiful girl who reveals to him that they are...