You know, for most dreams, they fade away as the hours pass by. Sometimes, if your lucky, bits and pieces of dream can linger with you for the rest of your life, though after some point, you may begin questioning if it was real, or your mind was just trying to tell you that it happened. In the end though, the majority of the nightly adventures that occur within our slumbered state are quietly forgotten.
Perhaps...perhaps that is for the best.
Sometimes, the worst dreams anyone could experience can never be forgotten.
It was chilly last night, the wind picking up speed as time fluttered by my bed. It was one of those nights where, even with the heat on, there was still that sad frost that lingered throughout the house. At some point earlier in the day, thanks to some freak accident, the power for our whole neighborhood and a few other locations went out, and it took about three hours before everything came back to normal. Once everything was back though, I began realizing that my mind was growing more and more paranoid.
I fell asleep around 10 pm, ignoring my strange feeling as I tried to leave that day and enter the next. Unfortunately, hell is sometimes the path necessary to be crossed.
A lot of the dream had vanished by the time of this writing, but I still recall how it began. It was within a small room, one that could barely fit two, with only a door out and a dim lamp above being my company. It always seemed like the halls would begin to move closer to me at any second, but I do not remember if this truly happened.
I also recall how everything was silent. Even my dreamlike breathing was nothing but silence. The only thing I could think of that made noise, and that could just be my faulty remembering skills, was a strange hum that echoed throughout the atmosphere. It was probably the lamp, but it was still bizarre.
I don't remember leaving the room, so either I did eventually step out, or I just teleported into the hallway. The hall had no decoration, and I believe it was just a straight path. I could only see a little bit in front of me, as the rest of the hall was shrouded in dark and mystery. It was still silent, with the hum, I assume, forgotten at this point.
My dream-like ignorance made me continue forward, and the further I went, the darker it became. At some point, I do remember seeing a window, and looking out, I think there was a tree, brightly lit even with no light source around. Everything appeared, how do I say it, unrendered? It was like an early videogame environment, where textures were not really at the ideal place yet. If my mind serves me right, I could have sworn I saw IF leaning against the trunk. her arms folded. It could just be me, but I don't remember seeing a face on her.
I continued along the path, and as I moved forward, I think a sound began to appear. It was more of hum than before, almost to the point of being human, but it just didn't sound at all correct. Think of a woman sighing, one that sounds of depression and of defeat. Imagine it lasting for three seconds. Okay, now imagine it looping constantly, and always looping at weird intervals, sometimes not letting the noise preceding it finish. I can't tell if I was freaked out or not.
Once again, I have no idea what happened next. Before the next part I clearly remember, everything else was a blur. At some point, either I tripped or was brought down, and I was on the floor, looking up at a swinging blue light. Another instance I kind of think I saw was Compa running after me. Again, no face. Finally, the last thing before the coherent scene was me looking at the wall (I believe), and I think I was saying something to it. No idea why I would do this, but I think I was swearing. Was I going mad within my dream?
I have no idea what order that could be in.
After all those great scenes, the woman sighing was now accompanied by the sound of a heavy wind. There was still no light within the hall, but if my memory serves me right, that didn't stop words from appearing on the walls around me. I think they were red in color, though they could have been green. Being in the dream, I guess I couldn't read it; all I know is that the text stretched down the path. I don't think i paid any heed to it.
The further I went, the louder the wind got, and eventually, something that probably almost awoke me (I think I remember seeing my mirror for a brief second) occurred. If any of you can think about the world map music from Mk.II and Re;birth, that would be a great help. I didn't think of it at the time, but as I'm writing this, I think it was that music that began playing, quiet at first but growing overtime.
The only problem, though, was that it was badly distorted. Really bad. It was filled with static and white noise, and like the woman sighing, it also looped irregularly. I believe I almost awoke when it became screeching loud.
Finally, the hallway came to an end, and a bright blue door greeted me (once more, no light to actually make it glow). it was just that; a door. No design or anything, to the point that I really think it was just a blue rectangular prism. Hell, I don't even remember a doorknob on it.
I opened it, and I was greeted to the sight of Neptune, face and all, sitting in a chair looking right at me. The sounds only got louder, to the point that it drowned everything she was probably saying to me. I know her mouth was moving, but I don't remember anything she said. Her eyes constantly changed color, from purple to red to yellow to a strange orange-like color that should never be.
Everything once more became a blur, but anything I do remember after the encounter with Neptune should never be remembered by anyone in the first place. I remember running down the hallway from something, with complete silence other than laughing filling the hall. Another scene was the blue light again, only this time I was crouching, while I believe Falcom (no face, though I didn't get a good look) walked by; considering my position and her bizarre appearance, I have a bad feeling she was chasing me, and how I hid from her is anyone's guess.
The last thing I remember was me back in the original room, though the light was now red. The door was ajar, and even though I probably shouldn't be able to feel anything, I think I was cold. I was breathing heavy, and the sounds were quieting down at this point. I was just staring at the door for who knows how long. I didn't try to close it for whatever reason, instead opting to I guess keep a look out on the other side. I know it probably wasn't the case, but I think I saw the blue light far off in the distance, still swinging.
The dream I think ended when I saw Neptune suddenly appear on the other side, looking in with her face nothing more than her eyes. The sound began to grow wild, and everything around me distorted. The last thing I recall was her face just taking over my vision, her eyes still the only thing left; even her hair didn't appear.
When I awoke, I was facing the mirror across from me. I think I still saw her face there, though that was probably my eyes readjusting back into the real world. The TV was on in my room, and everything still felt chilly. At least the wind was gone by this point. While it was probably just my mind making things up, I think I heard Neptune say "heh" in my ear. That was the end of that.
Whelp, that was the high octane nightmare fuel I encountered last night. Sorry if it dragged. Kind of sucked, you know? I think after this whole ordeal, i deserve a good dream next.