I have dreamed several times of being
Jake dreaming or having a vision about a certain moment on a certain Til
Institute beach, that some might remember from "The Poison Gamble". Except that in these dreams details change
here and there, and he perceives himself as much older than when the incident
happened in his life. Each time the
variations give the dream different meanings.
I also dreamed (separately) of him
finally, in a rage, throwing bullies across a schoolyard until Jesse
tackle/hugged him and calmed him down.
But most of the time he feared to defend himself, lest he hurt somebody
with his size, and so Deirdre often wound up defending him instead. She got in trouble for fistfights and tussles
quite a lot on his behalf, but it didn't stop her.
I dreamed that Tanjin took the lead for
a little while, in territory familiar to him.
But then later Deirdre leads again.
So I filled in why they changed back and forth.
I know from other dreams that
Changewright's cult involved mind-altering substances, and that somewhere along
the line Joel became an initiate to it.
So I made up this scene in the cafeteria to fit.
I had a flash dream witnessing Deirdre
as though I floated in the air, to see her sidling along a narrow path with her
arms spread against the cliff, looking gaunt and weary beyond words. ( I
always seem to dream travel on these cliff roads as the cliff being to the
right and the left hand left dangling over void, when we're not sliding along
with our backs pressed to stone, so I thought I'd better change it up for
variety and have it go the other way.)
In the dream her skin and her clothes had the same color as the
sandstone, even the same texture. It
looked as though the land had begun to absorb her. I mutated this in my Tolkien fanfic for a
nightmare of Frodo Gardner's, but it more properly belongs in the Charadoc.