…I had a nightmare where I ended up half dead/in a coma after an accident. I ended up in “The World of the Dead.”
I was with this other girl, I think it was Charlotte from the ghost girl series (she dies in the books.) I actually had to walk across the river Styx with her (it was shallow and short, not an extravagant as everyone thinks.)
I was lead to an alter where we were greeted by an angel, “The Leader,” and somehow I had the clothes I was wearing and my glasses… And my phone. Which I was allowed to keep for sentimentality, but under strict rules I could not use to contact the living. Ever. The first time I took it out, there was a guard standing behind me suddenly (like Slender man with a normal face and wings and a guard hat, yes it was creepy.)
We were assigned dorm rooms, to share with others “In waiting.” But since I was in a coma, like these other girls, but they’re who had already accepted their fate— I’d be waiting to be reborn until my plug was pulled. I gossiped with them for a bit, and told them about how I’d left everything unfinished and I couldn’t handle it.
I tried so many times. So many times just to contact Bridgit and Travis, because I somehow was connected to the hospital wi-fi. Every time I tried a guard would knock on the door ready to open it, or be right behind me, or hint at me that they were watching. My Skype app was right there. Her contact button was right there. I wanted to tell her everything I had left unfinished. So badly.
Travis, on the other side, comes up with a plan with Mitchell, who had to watch over Butters and make sure no one pulled our plugs (signed all the rights to him before hand.) he wanted to get me back, find me and take me back to my body. He had hurt himself just enough to end up in a coma similar to mine.
When I stumbled upon Travis at the entrance, I was hoping he could take me back instantly, but that wasn’t the case.
We were assigned a “Couples job” in a warehouse, moving and labeling boxes together. I kept trying to contact Bridgit in secret, but they refused to let me touch the Skype app. At one point, I even clicked on her IM button, and they had me up against a wall in a quick second. I told him I was just reviewing out conversations for sentimental purpose. He told me I wasn’t allowed to bring up the keyboard.
Soon, Travis and I were wandering around the entrance, late and night. The guards were gone and we weren’t supposed to be out. We found we could open the door, but when we entered the main cathedral and were ready to leave, a huge Barthandulus/Bhunivelze (from the ffxiii trilogy) cross mix kind of monster appeared at The Leader’s command. He told use we had to fight it of we wanted to leave, while they were distracted by the speech, of life/death (I was half listening.) We just ran out the front door, because fuck fighting that, and into a bright light…
And then I woke up.