Hey everyone, I know I haven't blogged in a while, but today isn't a boring life update. Instead, I'm using the blog function on GS today to put down I dream I just had right now. It's 9:51 AM right now, so I'm doing it while it's still fresh, and FYI I had three dream scenes, they kind of wove together but could also be very separate too.
It was well beyond the midnight hour, and the night was at it's darkest. I was in my dorm room with my girlfriend, sitting at the desk on my laptop trying to do homework. My girlfriend on the other hand was sitting on my bed, playing the PS3. I don't remember what, but it may have been Final Fantasy XIII or something. I was scouring the internet for urban legends and other myths. My report was to see what kind of common theme was used to create, or believe to create, some of the top Urban Legends.
Not too long into my research, my girlfriend came over to me, comforting me while asking if we could go out for a cup of coffee and look up at the stars. I looked at the time, it was almost 1:30, so I said, "Sure, let's go check out the commons."
We went outside, and over to the HUB, a central market place just in the middle of our dorm apartment. The Cafe was next to the bookstore, but there was also a food lounge, small grocery store, and school supply shop. As we had entered the Cafe, yes it was just called "the Cafe", I sat down next to one of the weird art pieces that decorated the room, next to the couch as my girlfriend went to go get what she wanted. She asked if I wanted anything, I replied "No thanks, I'm good." She urged me to get something for the long night, so I gave in and got up to buy a cup of hot chocolate.
As we sat back down on the couch, next to the weird artsy figure, I looked over to my girlfriend and smiled. She looked to me, smiled and began to ask me about my work and how it was going. I replied that it was going smoothly, and not too soon after I asked if she wanted to sit outside and look at the stars. She agreed and we went outside, strolling the HUB as we looked up at the stars. It was a peaceful night, the HUB had barely any people out at this time, and the silence made it feel as if we were the only ones out for the night.
It's now 3 AM, I look over to my girlfriend who's ready to fall asleep. I take her back to our room, we head back in and fall asleep. That night, I was still awake. Maybe it was the sugar from the hot chocolate, maybe it was something else, but I couldn't exactly sleep. In my mind, thoughts of urban legends, mysterious and unexplained forces began to twirl and dance in my mind.
The next morning, I wake up and head off to work. I work at Disneyland, my girlfriend has the day off from Starbucks today. So, as I head over to work, I stop by this old place I used to work. I had to pick up some papers and paycheck from them. As I left the place, an old woman with a red cloth wrapped around her head was waiting by the entrance. As she glanced at me, I asked her how she was. She didn't reply, so I tried not to make an awkward face as I smiled ack and nodded, then turned away and walked to my car. As soon as I took one step facing the other way, the lady said "Would you like some trophies?"
I stopped and turned my head back at her, "What?" She extended her hand, and in it was a piece of paper, with various offers on it. These were promotional discount tickets to Disneyland, and they were basically useless to me. "Oh, no thank you." I replied, "You should keep them for yourself." She stepped forward, reached out and said "Please, take them." So, I did, and I smiled and waved goodby as I left.
I had arrived at work, the day was just perfect, sunny, cloudless, and the energy and noise level was as high as ever today in Disneyland. After my shift had ended, it was about 3 in the afternoon, I was walking out the park in my normal clothes this time, heading to the center known as the "Esplanade." It was different though than normal, today it was almost a big green field, empty and filled with nothing. It made no sense to me why this was in my dream, but as I entered the Esplanade, I saw a helicopter in the sky. I looked as it was hovering very low and near to the ground, then noticed the guy with a sniper rifle aiming down in the middle of the Espalande. As I follwed his aim, I saw in the middle, the Army had been in a stand off.
There were five gang members, and about 7 Army units on the ground. They had two jeeps, all of them huddled nearby in position waiting to attack, and the lone sniper up above waiting to take his shot. After not realizing I was walking nearer and nearer to the standoff, I soon heard some gunfire and my instincts kicked in. I ran to my left, staying low and trying to just run out the way. I heard a few more and instinctively dropped to the ground, covering my head. After a few more bursts of fire, I got to my feet and heard some cheering. Two of the five gang members were dead, sitting in their pool of blood, and the others had been smart enough to give up.
I thought to myself, looking back, what an experience, and how did this happen?
As I walked away, I realized I had forgotten something back at my work station. I had walked into the park, and then I saw a friend entering a room for employees, but it was one we weren't allowed to enter as well. I followed her, wanting to say Hi, and also wondering why she was entering some place we weren't really supposed to. I wasn't sure what I was thinking actually, but that must have been my reason.
As I entered the room, I came into what was a standoff. Four other people were in the room, two on two, and now I walked right into the middle. On my left was my friend and another guy, to my right were men I never saw. They looked like they belonged to that gang though, with their tatted arms, and the symbol on their neck was the exact same. The men pointed their guns at me, my friends had them in their sights still. The guys threatened to shoot if they didn't let them go.
As one guy approached me, and I assume was going to take me hostage, I waited for him to draw near before I swiped his gun out of my way, he shot a fire up into the cieling. I held his wrist, as I laid my arm in his neck, holding his head up, and putting his body between me and the other guy. Soon my friends moved in on him, pointed their guns as I tried to disarm the other guy.
He tried to throw a punch to my ribs with his free arm, I managed to move to the left and reduce the blow enough. After the blow, I headbutt the guy, twist his wrist, where he let go of the gun. Then I kicked the gun to the side and soon my other friend pointed the gun at him. I went to go retrieve the gun, but just as I did, the guy with the gun charged my friend, threw him out the way, and he dove in front of me to the other gun where he soon pointed it at me. As he held the gun under his foot, he looked at me and said "C'mon, you wanna fight?" Then he kicked the gun to me, I looked at him as I felt the gun hit my foot. "Pick it up, I won't shoot ya, I promise."
I felt I had no choice, but I almost felt the instant I let my guard down, he'd fire back, so I very slowly leaned down, as he continued to point the gun at me. When I picked up the gun, I slowly eased up, thinking if I snapped up, he'd probably react and come at me. Soon I had the gun, and we stood there pointing the guns at each other. I had a dead aim on the guy's head, he had his pointed at me. I shifted my right foot, sliding it across the floor, he began to shift his and we circled each other for a few steps. Then his look became harder, his brows lower, he was focusing, just then I knew I had to take a shot. I shifted once more to my right, aimed, and fired! Just then, I felt something, he had shot me, I hit him, but I still was hit. My bullet hit him between the eyes, his scrapped my neck. At that moment, I jerk in pain, waking up from my dream.