My dreams have been so different lately. Usually, I see a few images in a row and that's it. For the last week they've played like movies and have been very long. Last night's was the strangest:
Color- perspective changes from 1st to 3rd person throughout the dream
(3rd person)I was pulling into my driveway on a clear day- afternoon. I'm pretty sure it was after work at the hospital (hence the scrubs). (1st person)I noticed a white car parked across the street.. could've been an early nineties Ford. Inside, I saw a black man with long braids; he was watching my house. The dream became lucid.. I knew this was a dream, yet I also felt that I needed to get away from him. So I drove away.. I wasn't sure where I was going (Do I ever?).. I just followed my gut and kept driving.. I noticed the speedometer. I was driving too fast and if I didn't watch it I was going to get pulled over. For some reason I put together that the police were involved with this guy. Lucidly, I thought it didn't make any sense, but continued driving anyhow.
I stopped at Signature Health Care.. it now had two floors. I thought that I would have more hiding places there. I ran in and got behind the nurse's station.. no one noticed because so much was happening at the moment. I waited for what felt like thirty minutes.. (3rd person) I heard heavy foot steps.. the black man and now four white men, stopped that nice blond nurse and asked if anyone had seen me (he described me). She hadn't been to the nurse's station, so she didn't know I was there. As he showed her some kind of badge, he asked if they could search the place anyway. She let them. (1st person) I felt them pass the station, so I waited a while and slowly left the station.
I wanted to hide in the vent system. So I went out the back door and saw a fire escape ladder. One the roof, I found the central heat/ air unit and opened the small door that lead to the vent tunnel. It was small and smelled awful. I'm claustrophobic so the whole experience was terrible..even more so because it was lucid. I knew it was a dream, but I was so uncomfortable I really had to work hard at keeping calm. Slowly I reached the first vent, I looked down ... an empty room. I kept crawling and looking for the group of men in the vents. Eventually, I heard voices and stopped to listen. They were in another empty room (the patients roam around during the day).
They were discussing what my plan might be.. they thought I'd be on the roof waiting for them to leave. I heard them leave and knew they were headed to the roof. I realized that I forgot to close the vent door. Surely, they would see it open and act accordingly. Lucidly, I considered leaving, but they probably had some meat-head waiting in the parking lot, plus I'm sure they saw my car. My best bet would be to let them think I escaped the building on foot. I was sure they'd check the prison across the road next.
I thought about getting out of the tunnel and finding a room they might have checked already to hide in.. The vents were so small...How the fuck am I going to get out of here???
The cafeteria probably had a large vent (they usually do).. I was lost and again, I was scared.. I just followed my instinct.. I crawled like mad, turning corners and finding many dead ends. Finally, I saw it.. It was more than big enough!! I reached the vent and wasn't quite sure how to open it. I saw big latches and pulled.. it opened. Unfortunately, it was a long drop .. I just went for it.. I landed on my right shoulder... it hurt! I ran out of the cafeteria.. I didn't want to look at anyone (it was near dinner time and some people were already in the dining area).. I ran into Matt's Granny's room. She was sitting on her bed with her tray, eating. She laughed and asked what I was in such a rush for. I told her I needed to hide. Somehow she understood, and let me do what I needed to do. I greeted Ms. Combs and climbed into her bottom drawer (somehow).
(3rd person) I was cramped and lucidly wondering how the fuck I managed to fit in this tiny drawer. Some time passed, I heard the TV.. I began to feel comfortable, despite the cramped conditions.. Then I heard foot steps enter the room.. the hair on my arms stood and I tried to remain quiet. The black, crooked cop asked Granny if she'd has seen someone by my description.. she said no and went back to eating... they checked the closets and the bathroom anyway. Satisfied, that I couldn't possibly be in the room, they left. I didn't want to stay in the drawer because I was afraid of getting Granny in some kind of trouble.. and just my luck someone would walk in and put something in that drawer, see me, and tell the ''cops''. Once I was sure they left the general area I climbed out and ran to the back of the first floor, found the stairs leading the the second floor, and decided it was a good idea.
I needed to stay in the building until I was sure they exhausted their search.. then I would know the outside would be clear and I could leave..
Upstairs was Methodist hospital.. I began to search the rooms for an empty space. I found a room with a sleeping person, snuck in and found the bathroom. I hid behind the door.. I was getting desperate for them to leave.. I waited for a long time in silence, listening for any sign of them. Eventually, They burst into the room and began to search... they opened the bathroom door. I held my breath and stood still. The bathroom was tiny so they just gave it a once over, and closed the door. I can't believe they didn't see me. I noticed that they didn't bother the patient. So maybe I could act like a patient!
(1st person) I ran down the halls until I saw an empty room. I guess the patient was walking or something. I saw her name on the door. Ms. E****, I can't remember the rest of her last name. I went through her drawers and found a flowered silk moo-moo. I but it on over my clothes and as I was about to hop in bed, I saw Joe (Kyle).. He didn't know anything was going on, so he was all like '' Hi, Evangeline what are you doing here? How are you?''. I grabbed him by the shoulders and told him that I was being chased and I'm pretty sure he's in danger too. After I said it my waking self didn't quite understand, but knew that by virtue of knowing me - he was in trouble.. I told him that we would have to act as patients and wait them out. He agreed.
So, in the moo- moo I found him a room that belongs to a wandering man; he put on a hospital gown and climbed into bed.. He pretended to be asleep. I got back to my room , got in bed and pulled the moo-moo over me more, turned away from the entrance, and closed my eyes. (3rd person) I'm not sure how much time passed but eventually they barged in my room, and began looking under the bed, in the bathrooms, etc. Not once did they, look at me. They left and I stayed there, praying that the actual occupant wouldn't come back for awhile.
I was comfortable in the bed and just waited for some indication that they were gone. A nurse walked by my open door and told another person handling soiled linens, that the building was on lock down - no one could enter or leave. I guess they were waiting me out.
Somehow, I knew that the entrances, parking garages, etc. were controlled by a single computer. I didn't know where to find it, but I climbed out of the hospital bed, threw off the multi-colored floral, silk moo-moo, and wandered the hall. No one noticed me in my scrubs.. so I walked until I found a door that said something like: '' Control room''
I slowly opened the door expecting to find someone at their desk... but.. no.. I assumed lucidly that I entered in the middle of a shift change. I clicked on some icon on the desk top and up popped the controls for the doors, etc. Instead of a password, there was a maze. In the right and upper corner of the maze, was the head of a woman, mid thirties, dirty blond hair... she was hovering around that area and I knew that I couldn't finish the maze until she moved away from the exit...
The last thing I remember was finishing the maze.
I assume, I made it out.