I had one of those weird dreams again, this time, being chased by the most popular vampire of of this century. No clue? Another hint. He’s British and was once killed in a movie for being a “spare.”
All right. You know the guy. Now let me talk about the dream. Let’s pretend you are watching a movie.
EXT. MICAH AND SARAH RUNNING – CONTINUOUS
I am with my cousin, and we’re running, she’s holding my hand, dragging me to go faster. We’re running towards anywhere – just to escape this vampire whom I am deeply in love with, (in the dream! OK?), this man who is also fiercely in love with me. I am running away from him because mortals and the un-dead just can’t be together. So we run, through roads leading to dirt paths and forests and streams. Sunlight everywhere.
INT. A STRANGER’S HOUSE – CONTINUOUS
We sought temporary shelter from a stranger’s house. The woman was kind enough to let us in, but she kept looking over her shoulders anxiously while washing the plates. We stood there, our backs on the door, panting, our senses heightened with the fear of being caught. When we felt him getting closer, we started running away again.
EXT. “THE VAMPIRE” RUNNING
He’s looking everywhere, the frustration’s building up. He can’t understand why I am running away or why we shouldn’t be together. He’s been looking everywhere, and every time he gets near, we run away again. He questions all my cousins, friends, and family on my whereabouts – they all answer the same thing – they don’t know. He moved faster, ran faster – only a blur from a human’s naked eyes.
EXT. MICAH AND SARAH RUNNING ON A FIELD, CLEAR STREAMS ON BOTH SIDE – CONTINUOUS
Sarah! I just can’t run anymore! Drag me, I don’t care, just run and drag me…
What do you think I’m doing? Stop looking behind you as if he is going to appear any minute! Let’s go! Run!
We continued to run, and we came into a dead end – the only way we can escape the place is to run up – a very steep road up ahead.
I can’t do it! I can’t! I am so tired!
You have to! Remember why we’re running away!
And she was right. I have to remember. But my legs won’t move.
EXT. “THE VAMPIRE” RUNNING RUNNING ON A FIELD, CLEAR STREAMS ON BOTH SIDE – CONTINUOUS
He can feel us near. Finally! He feels elated; nervous and fearful all at the same time. What if I say NO again?
Sarah is urging me to just go and try to take another step up – but my body won’t move. I can feel him. He is very, very close by.
Finally – he was there, a few feet away, standing, facing us. Sarah threw her hands up in frustration – she knew there is nothing she can do now.
He approached me. He is so near, and I feel so weak from all the running. Hey, I am a human after all – my physical endurance is low and definitely has an end point.
He was looking at me with those amber eyes, he looks happy that he caught up with me, that finally, we are together again. There’s hunger and relief plastered on his face. All I could do was stare back.
He touched me lightly.
My knees buckled and everything went black.
That was my dream. It was pretty funny! Don’t you think? I am not a fan of the “movie series” of this said vampire, I haven’t even watched the films, so it’s such a puzzle to me why I even dreamt of him. When I woke up, I was like “so that’s how it feels to be chased around by a gorgeous vampire.” I can only assume that when everything went black, we eventually ended up together and my cousin hates me for the rest of her life for having her run with me only to fail the mission.
It really is a weird, but oddly gratifying dream. It was the chase; it’s always the chase that counts.