I sleep now, though the dreams that come are not the ones I want. I see the people I care about, I see the places where I grew up and it all looks, even feels, perfect. But in the back of my mind, I know something is wrong. I don’t know what it is, but I know they are in danger.
Every time I try to reach them, they move further, no matter how far or long I walk. There is no way for me to get them to safety.
I’ve had this dream before. I always try to reach for the people I love, for family and for friends, and each time they move further away.
I want to make things right for everyone, so they don’t even need to know the danger that almost came, because I stopped it. I want each of them to live a reach and full life. I want them to be happy.
The dream never ends as I want it. Just before I wake up, it all disappears and I’m left alone. The sky is no longer blue. Instead, it’s full of red and it feels eerie. There is a silence that’s frightening. I’m searching for someone or something I know. There is nothing.
As fear and despair make room for themselves in my mind and heart, I wake up. I am as tired as I was before sleep came. It’s like all my energy is gone, but it doesn’t matter, I still have things to do. I hope, here, in the real world, I’ll be able to save the people I love.
I have to save them.
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