Mae’s Messed up Dreams #18
In the dream, I’m someone else. I’m not Mae. I’m Gabija. So for that reason, when I say [she], I really mean [I]. Bare with me, I know this is strange.
Also contains ELP, so be warned~
[She] starts off in a large room. It’s half destroyed, walls are semi-demolished, windows shattered, the works. Suki is standing in front of [her], looking at the looming black figure hovering between them. Long robes sway, and the figure lifts it’s hands towards Suki. [Gabija] panics, knows that Suki is about to be hurt, and runs towards her. Just as [she] places [herself] in front of Suki, the figure launches a large ball of light, and it engulfs [Gabija].
When [she] opens [her] eyes, [she] realizes that the light was actually a portal of some kind. [She] gets annoyed; [she’s] really starting to hate portals now.
[She] blinks, and all of a sudden finds [herself] in the middle of nowhere. It looks like an abandoned city, with skyscrappers reaching all the way up to the sky, but everything looks too… clean. Almost as if the city was built for no one. The sun’s too bright, though. The blue of the sky reflects off of everything, making lights dance in [her] eyes.
[She] decides to explore a bit, maybe find out where [she’s] ended up. Not much time passes before [she] spots a boy a few years younger then [her], dressed in blacks and yellows. Even his hair is yellow. He looks at [her] uncertainly, as if he isn’t sure whether he’s in danger or not. [She] introduces [herself], explaining how [she] got there and if he knew any way [she] can return home. He looks over his shoulder, then says to follow him, that it isn’t safe, that Ethel would probably know what to do. [She] follows, thinking the name sounds familiar, but [she] isn’t sure.
They don’t make it far however, before these black shapeless blobs start coming out from surrounding buildings. They go to attack [her], but the boy whips out a yellow-y light that flings them back. [She’s] about to attack some of them [herself] with [her] flames when the ones in front of [her] vanish in a smoke of pink stuff. [She] turns around to see a girl, closer to [her] age than the boy, dressed in blacks and pinks. Even her hair is pink. [She] starts to wonder why their hair color bother [her] so much, why it makes [her] think of something [she’s] forgotten.
The girl is not as nice as the boy was. Once the things have all been defeated, she turns on [her], accusing [her] of bringing them here and how [she] was nothing but trouble, and asking what [she] was doing here in the first place. The boy tries to explain he was taking [her] to Ethel for help, but the other girl just shakes her head, saying that after what happened last time he brought someone to Ethel, it landed them in nothing but trouble. [She] tries to say [she’s] not looking for trouble, but the girl scoffs, saying the little cat girl that had been here before had said the same thing, and that [she] was probably as bad as the previous one.
This really starts to piss [Gabija] off, cause [her] hair starts to go red and [she] turns to the girl saying how [she’ll] prove how much trouble [she] can be if the girl really wants to see, and just before the two attack each other, a third person appears. This one is an older man with glasses, and blue hair and coat.
Blue hair. Blue coat. Ethel.
Suddenly [she] remembers, and the memories of Toxic over flood everything. He’s asking about what’s going on, and they both look at each other, saying “I KNOW YOU.” The other two look surprised, the girl having an I-told-you-so face towards the younger boy.
Ethel says he’s surprised to see [her] there, and asks what’s going on, and for the second time [she] explains everything, adding that [she] really needs to get home because [she’s] worried about Suki.
He smiles reassuringly, saying how he’s sure they’ll be able to figure out something, then starts wondering out loud about someone named Esper and some roman numbers or something. The girl and the boy start heading back, looking back at [Gabija] with strange looks.
[Gabija] stands there for a moment, unsure of what to do. [She’s] never had much interaction with Ethel, and only caught glimpses of him during their little ‘adventure’ in the Guardian’s land. The fact that he seems to be a fatherly kind of guy makes [her] uncomfortable as well, considering [she’s] never had the best track record with those guys.
[She] considers running off while he’s distracted in thought, thinking [she’d] be better off on [her] own them some old man [she] barely knows. But then Ethel holds out his hand, tells [her] they’d better hurry if they wanted to get [her] home soon, and [she] hesitates a bit before taking his hand. They walk off towards this large domed building, and [she] can’t help but wonder what [she’s] gotten [herself ]into this time.