I had this one earlier tonight.
The dream started out with me and my family. We were visiting a zoo of some kind, but it was for reptiles and poisonous things only. The room we were in was very open and made of glass, like a greenhouse environment, and the floor was made of tiles. It was easily thrice the size of a gymnasium. There were many rows of glass cages filled with snakes and other things going through the length of it. My family and I were studying the first cages in the row furthest to the left from the door. I knelt at the end of the row and looked into a small cage full of small red cobras. They were mesmerizing to look at, so I simply stared at them. The cages were glass, so I could see a Gila monster-like lizard in the cage after and drowsily watched its movements along with the snakes that so fascinated me.
My parents seemed kind of bored by this place and wanted to move on, but I was reluctant. The Gila monster's movements seemed strange and as I focused on it, I wondered what would happen if it got out. Almost as if it was waiting for me to think it, the lizard found its way to a breathing hole and squeezed its way out. I called to my parents, "The lizard is escaping," but I could not help but feel a bored and almost sleepy tone in my voice as I said it. The lizard ran through the cages of the other reptiles and caused them to flee to the edges of their cages. They were getting agitated, I noted. I sat down to rest and watched as the mesmerizing red snakes climbed out of their cages. I thought, maybe they wouldn't hurt me if I stayed down.
I woke up later and could not figure out how much time had passed. My parents were nowhere to be seen. Judging from the sun it was now afternoon, though I could not tell what day it was. I awoke just as I was when the red snakes came out, but the red snakes were nowhere to be seen. In fact, all of the cages were empty and most of them were broken. Alarmed, I sat up and got a hold of my surroundings. The place no longer had a roof, and the terrain had changed to become more verdant; more green. The building was now in a hole in the ground where it had been above it. I was sure that not much time had passed, though. My hair had not grown longer or anything of that nature. This was most strange.
I got up and looked around to see that were snakes all over the place, but none near me. I grabbed a thick round glass sled from nowhere and made a run for the end of the row I started on, where I could see a small pond. It had been there before, but I had not noticed it until now. When I got there from my sprint, I saw many white and pale purple vipers in the water and pulled the sled under me at the last second. Apparently it was a hover sled or had an aversion to water that made it float slightly above the surface; some gravity-bending quality. In any event, I did not sink. I slid across to the other side of the pond, taking a wave with me, and found more vipers at that end, as well as very large maggots along the top of the wall. I turned around and went towards the left of where I started; there were vipers there, too. I kept speeding across the pond, using my weight and the building wave to keep up momentum until I had checked nearly every shore I could find. The vipers were at every shore I had checked.
There was one place left to the right of my starting point. It was a small raised platform with plants on it, the kind that they put there just to look pretty, but it was my safe harbor now. I sledded up to it with all my might and launched myself onto it. There were no snakes on it. I had made it.
I woke up again in the same place (on the plant-filled platform), but with a man standing over me. He was an exact replica of the Russian assassin from The Bourne Supremacy
I knew that I had a lot of money and that I had hired this man to get me out of this place, so I got up and followed him along the grassy raised route. We had to jump over many snakes on our way. At some point I was very close to a group of small agile snakes that quickly turned into a group of very large water snakes that I assumed to be pythons in the dream but now realize must have been anacondas by their size and water dwelling. Each time the man helped me get across an obstacle, such as a jump from one platform to the next, I would promise him more money upon my safe return, to which he would grudgingly help me along. He finally led me to the far wall almost directly above where I had fallen asleep, and I barely made the jump, hanging on by a few tufts of brush and grass. It took us about an hour to get here. I pulled myself up and rested on my stomach while he stood over me and asked me if I was done yet. I said that I was almost done, but that I did not feel safe yet, and that I would sign his check as soon as we were at a safe location. He nodded and started moving, motioning for me to follow.
The next thing I remember is being led into a large warehouse of some kind and shown to a laptop that I could use to call for help. I wrote the man a check to match my satisfaction and he left the building. I quickly noticed how dark it was in the warehouse and how dark it had gotten outside since my awakening near the cobra cage. I looked for a light switch but could not see one clearly, so I looked for the door we came in through instead. I seemed to remember it being a garage-style door that opened upwards with white paint on the inside of it. I went up to the nearest white panel on the wall and groped around for a handle but could not find any. The door was not so easy. I looked over to the right of the supposed door and saw a narrow hallway with a sink on one side and a bunch of supplies lined up both on the counter and against the wall opposite. I walked in looking for a light, but found nothing and so went back to my starting point. The man had trapped me here, or so I was led to think.
Thinking that I should just contact someone before it got any later, I booted up the laptop and thought about what I should say. I was going to say something about the place, and thought of the stories it would bring. It made me happy, thinking of the stories. But wait, what if the man who escorted me didn't like what I had to say; didn't want me to say anything about it? I would have to post it somewhere other than KHV
first, so that I could point to it prove it even if it got deleted. That was right, the man was from KHV
. I saw him as a mix of Llave
or sorts, or associate him with them; Llave
especially more than Heinlien
I woke up here, thought about the dream, and dove back in for a minute.
I cannot remember what I was going to say for the life of me, though it was so clear before. Anyway, the laptop worked on a text-based Unix interface and I got up my web browser with KHV
on it and tried to tab away. I wanted to post it to Facebook
to start off, but the tab kept screwing up and going back to KHV
no matter what I tried. I started getting worried, and I noticed that it was getting ever darker and that I would not be able to see anything soon. I grabbed the laptop and ran around looking at all of the white panels looking for the door again or a light switch at every outlet-looking box on the wall to no avail. I thought I saw a light in the hallway from earlier and went down it again, but the light was gone and I could not see a thing. I started panicking and ran back out, looking around frantically for a source of light or a way out.
And then I woke up. Au revoir...