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    Hyu's Adventures

    I've been lucid dreaming all my life. But it is only in late 2010 that I was introduced to what lucid dreaming actually is,
    and that it is possible to induce lucid dreams. Soon after, I discovered Dreamviews.
    These are the adventures and the curiosities I experience in my dreams.

    Last edited on 2014.07.31


    ~ Recurring Locations ~

    • The Beach (Image)
      A place I often end up in if I get lost, or if I use a means of teleportation without thinking of a destination.
      It is always dusk whenever I am there. Usually the beach is empty, but occasionally something of interest can be found.
      The beach is a place of serenity. A place where I can be alone and safe.
    • Teraluna - Riven (Image) (Image)
      Teraluna is an inhabited moon within a binary star system.
      It is orbiting a blue gas giant. It is only sparsely lit by both suns, which are quite far away.
      Riven is a hidden sky city, hovering over the seas of Teraluna.
      It is a safe haven to all it's inhabitants, and home to Yuya.
      The city is lit entirely by colorful bioluminescent plants and creatures, giving the place a rather surreal and vibrant look.
      Riven is my favorite place to visit whenever I am lucid.


    ~ Recurring Characters ~
    • Yuya (Image)
      She has been in my dreams ever since my early teens.
      Formerly a goddess of water, she now lives in Riven.
      She is my spirit guide (although she does not like to be labeled as such)
      The connection I experience with her is incredible.
      She is my friend, my companion, my love, my ecstasy, my guide and my teacher.
    • Faye (Image)
      She is my dream guide, and often changes her appearance.
      But for some reason she has recently turned evil, and now haunts my dreams.
      She is no longer the same person, and can seemingly no longer be reasoned with.
    • Silver (Image)
      A character from childhood dreams.
      He used to be my rival, but is now my dear friend.
      He is not a man of many words, and I do not encounter him very often.
    • Liv (Image)
      Liv is a succubus, a kind of demon.
      She is young, inexperienced, shy, but immensely kind and compassionate,
      even though at first glance she looks demonic and dangerous.
      Nowadays she lives in Riven. Yuya and I guide her on her path towards adulthood.
    • Shinave (Image)
      Formerly a goddess of ice. She is a wise and intelligent person.
      She is Yuya's mother.
    • Ifrit (Image)
      Formerly a god of fire. A being of terrible force and power, but also incredible wisdom.
      He has lived for many hundreds of years, and still upholds old and conservative ideals.
    • Selene
      A character from childhood dreams.
      She has fallen to the templars a long time ago.
    • Templars
      A vile force of darkness that has threatened my dreams in the past.

    1. Purple

      by
      Hyu
      , 09-22-2014 at 04:10 PM (Hyu's Adventures)
      I'm trying to fix a rather infuriating bug in a game prototype I'm working on.
      Every time I run it through the debugger I get completely different results.
      Even the code seems to change occasionally.


      Eventually I realize that this is a dream sign and I try to increase my awareness.
      A skype window pops up with a message from ~ Dreamer ~.
      It says:

      "I'm waiting..."

      Oooooh. Did we want to meet on the beach tonight? Is ~ Dreamer ~ on the beach waiting for me?
      I decide to go to bed immediately in order to attempt a WILD.
      Surprisingly, I transition almost immediately, and find myself of the beach.

      I remember to take a moment to stabilize the dream by going through all of my senses.

      Wait... did I just attempt to WILD, even though I already knew that I was dreaming???
      Well then... I'm off to a good start.

      Anyways, I do feel that I am more focused now, so I begin my search for ~ Dreamer ~.
      I start thinking about whether it is even possible for another dreamer to come to my beach.
      It is a very private place after all, a place where I always feel safe.
      But I decide that this shouldn't cause any problems.
      After all I'm comfortable with the idea of her being here.

      Unfortunately I can't find her, but I do see that there is another DC by the ocean.
      Perhaps she has seen ~ Dreamer ~? I walk over to her in order to ask her.
      As I get closer I notice that the DC has an interesting hair color.
      It is bleached white with slightly lavender highlights.
      Just as I arrive she jokingly says:

      "You're late!"

      What? Oh! Suddenly it becomes very obvious that she is in fact ~ Dreamer ~, not just a random DC that happens to be on the beach.
      For some reason I assumed that she would have purple hair, so I didn't recognize her earlier.
      I wonder why that is though. Usually I don't have any problems to recognize people in dreams, even if their appearance has changed.
      She turns towards me, and I immediately notice her eyes.



      Wow! Her eyes are so beautiful. I can almost feel the energy radiating from them.
      She has had purple eyes in my dreams before, but they were never quite as vibrant as they are now.

      "Hi?"

      Oops, I realize that I haven't said anything yet. Instead I'm just staring at her eyes.
      I feel a little awkward and somewhat anxious. I don't know what to say.
      But then I remember reading that ~ Dreamer ~ has overcome such situations by getting naked.
      I do like the general approach, but I'm not quite comfortable enough to just get naked.
      Instead I decide to get reaaally close to her face and look right into her eyes.

      "Have you seen your eyes? They are soooo purple."
      "They are?"

      She looks around for a moment and then uses her dream powers to pull some water out of the ocean,
      and shapes it into a thin water mirror. It is still mostly transparent,
      but the reflection is good enough to clearly see how vibrant her eyes are.

      "Ooooh, I like it!"

      "Hey Hyu. Tell me a trick?"
      "A trick?"
      "Yes! Like, a trick to improve lucidity!"
      "Hmmm. Well, basically just engage all of your senses?"
      "Yes, yes, I know that! Tell me an actual trick!"
      "Oooh, I know! Take off your shoes!"

      After a small pause she frowns a little.

      "Why.... do you want to see my feet?"

      Why did I say it like that?

      "No... it's..."
      "When you're barefoot, you are constantly engaging your sense of touch."
      "You always feel the texture of the ground... like the softness of the sand."
      "Basically it's similar to constantly touching everything you encounter with your hands."
      "Ooooh, I see! Hahaha, that does make more sense than you revealing that you have a foot fetish or something. "
      "Did I make you a little uncomfortable there?"

      "It's fine... I'm just a little nervous."
      "Don't worry, I experience that in my dreams as well."
      "Yes, and then you get naked to..."
      "... no, I mean... I'm not suggesting that you..."

      We both have to laugh about the situation.
      And then suddenly the laughter turns into a ring tone? What?


      Aaand I wake up, because the alarm on my phone went off.
      I'm annoyed because the dream was quite stable, I bet it could have lasted quite a bit longer if the alarm didn't go off.
      But I remember the dream quite vividly, which is nice, and I journal it immediately.
    2. Technical Difficulties

      by
      Hyu
      , 09-03-2014 at 11:12 PM (Hyu's Adventures)
      (I have false memories of having moved to an English speaking country recently...)
      I'm returning to my apartment, carrying some groceries.
      As I exit the elevator I stall for a few seconds.
      I have completely forgotten where on this floor my apartment is...
      So I just go to the first door and test if my key fits.
      It does, and I decide not to worry about why I would have forgotten where my apartment is.


      The apartment is quite roomy, and very modern. The entrance leads directly into a large room,
      which is sort of divided into 3 areas. One for tv viewing, which has a U-shaped couch,
      one for sleeping, and finally one with a computer desk for work.
      I find it a bit odd that the bed is in the same room with the tv and desk.

      But my attention quickly shifts towards the people that are in my apartment.
      There's a guy with white hair watching TV and a woman who is using my pc.
      I feel like I know these people. It doesn't seem too surprising that they're here, but I'm not really sure who they are.
      The woman approaches me and gives me a hand with the groceries.


      I notice that she has purple eyes. It all makes sense now: This must be ~ Dreamer ~!
      She is very curious about what I bought for dinner, and begins to unpack the groceries immediately.

      "Ooh, shiny!"

      She is cheerful and full of energy.

      "When do you want to have dinner?"
      "Hmm... I don't know. I'm not really hungry yet. Canis?"

      Oh. The guy watching TV is CanisLucidus. Makes sense I suppose.

      "I'm starving!"

      They banter on about when to have dinner. Meanwhile I try to figure out what time it is.
      This proves to be rather difficult. I'm unable to read the time off the task bar on the computer. The digits keep changing.

      "Hyu?"
      "Yes?"
      "Hmm... how do I put this? ..."
      "Hyu, where is your kitchen?"

      "Well, it's right over..."
      "Uuuhm..."

      ... There's only one door in this room, and it leads back outside.
      So, this is all there is in the apartment? I don't have a kitchen? Not even a bathroom???
      How on earth did I manage that?

      "Don't tell me you forgot to get a kitchen..."
      "... I might have?"
      "And a bathroom?"
      "..."
      "See, this is what happens when you're on the PC all day long!"

      I don't know what to reply. This really is a rather colossal fuck up.

      "Okay... don't worry about it. I'll sort this out."
      "I'll go get you a kitchen and a bathroom."

      What??? How? ...
      I suppose, since this is a modern apartment, it must be modular in some way, and you can annex additional rooms to it?
      I try to talk ~ Dreamer ~ out of it, because I feel that since this is my apartment, and I messed up, this is something that I need to fix on my own.

      "Nonsense, I'm going right now. I'll be back in an hour or so."

      She leaves the room before I manage to come up with a reply.
      To be honest, I'm kind of relieved that she is helping me out.
      I have no idea where to get additional rooms for my apartment...
      I definitely have to make it up to her somehow.
      I end up talking with CanisLucidus about game engines and the Oculus Rift for a bit.
      (Through unfortunately I remember nothing specific)


      I feel like my overall awareness has been improving over the past few days, and it has had a positive effect on lucidity.
      But this dream for some reason, even though it was absolutely cluttered with dream signs,
      I managed to remain completely oblivious to the fact that I was dreaming.
    3. A visit from ~ Dreamer ~ - Confronting Faye

      by
      Hyu
      , 08-04-2014 at 05:11 PM (Hyu's Adventures)
      I'm browsing DreamViews on my PC. I think that I am currently doing my WBTB.
      There is something important I need to ask ~ Dreamer ~, but I cannot quite remember what it is.
      I have the private message site open, trying to remember what it is I wanted to say.
      Then, I spot some movement from the corner of my eye.
      I could have sworn that ~ Dreamer ~'s Avatar just winked at me.


      After some initial confusion, I think that she must have changed her Avatar to an animated gif, which does just that.
      I think it is a pretty hilarious idea, because it is going to catch people off guard.
      It might get people to RC if they notice...
      I try to increase my awareness, given what just happened.
      Hmm...
      That avatar does look somewhat suspicious.
      I poke it with my finger.
      The avatar giggles and moves further into the screen a little.

      "... Hello?"

      The avatar then proceeds to climb outside of the screen and eventually ends up on my desk, still giggling.
      It is so cute. But I resist the urge to poke it again.
      The avatar points towards my left. I turn around.

      ~ Dreamer ~ is standing right next to me!
      This comes as one hell of a shock. I immediately stand up.
      I was in a semi-lucid state, but now, in the blink of an eye, I am fully lucid.

      I run my fingers over the palm of my left hand to check my senses.
      Everything is crystal clear. I can feel the individual patterns on my skin.
      I haven't had a dream this clear in some time...
      Oh... right... Dreamer!

      "Hi..."

      Really? That's all that I can come up with? "Hi"?
      Well, I suppose I'm still a bit in shock from her sudden appearance.
      She smiles.

      "Hi Hyu."

      I try to calm down a little. I point at my monitor.
      Her voice is very soft, so I decide to reply softly as well.

      "That was one hell of a trick."
      "Which trick?"

      I look at my monitors, and they are all blank now, with a purple haze around the corners.
      This has happened many times before. I don't worry about it.
      There is no sign of the Avatar.

      "You made me realize that I am dreaming."
      "Yes."

      This is amazing! And the dream is so vivid and clear!

      "Hyu, do you remember my dare?"

      I wouldn't have remembered that on my own.
      Lucid Dares

      "I am to confront Faye."
      "Yes. It is time to solve this once and for all."
      "Yes... it is."

      But you're right here in my dream.
      I want to talk with you about all sorts of things.

      "Go now. Faye awaits you."

      She points towards the door leading out of my room. It becomes clear that Faye awaits me behind it.
      I suppose ~ Dreamer ~ has a better grasp on priorities than I do. She is right.
      The dream is so clear and stable, I need to use it to confront Faye.

      "Thank you!"

      ~ Dreamer ~ winks at me, just like her avatar did, and then slowly fades away. Wow... what an amazing encounter.
      I approach the door, but hesitate a moment before opening it.
      I assert again that the dream is perfectly stable, and that my head is clear.
      Yes, I am. Though I'm not entirely sure what to say yet. But that's okay, I'll figure it out on the fly.
      I open the door with confidence, expecting to encounter Faye behind it.


      To my surprise, this new room that I've just entered looks like some sort of an interrogation room.
      One table, two chairs facing each other, and a big, probably one sided mirror.
      Faye sits in one of the chairs waiting for me.
      I'm not off to a good start. Not only does Faye look like Kate again, but I really dislike that this is an interrogation room.
      I can understand why this happened though. It must have been caused by my determination to get answers from her.
      I sit in the other chair and try to smile.

      "Hello Faye."

      She doesn't answer. She just stares down at her hands which are on the desk.
      That's alright. I'll talk for now.
      I recall positive memories we shared together. I retell those stories. (Unfortunately I don't remember this part of the conversation well)
      But I can't seem to get any reaction out of her.
      I gently grab her hands. She finally looks me in the eyes.

      "I miss you Faye."
      "We had so much fun together. I want to go on adventures with you again."
      "..."
      "The Faye that you remember is dead."
      "..."
      "I understand... What do you want?"
      "No. You don't understand. And what I want..."

      She smiles.

      "I will destroy you. I will destroy us both."

      She plays with a butterfly knife a little, then shows me the palm of her left hand, and then cuts right across it.
      I can feel the cut in my left hand clearly. I look at it, and I have the same wound Faye has. We're both bleeding a little.


      "You and I we are the same. We've always been."
      "What has changed?"
      "There is darkness within you. I am that darkness now."
      "Nothing you do can stop me now."

      This is not what I wanted to hear. But I suppose deep down, I already knew that things would never return to the way they were.
      She also made it quite clear that I cannot remove her by force. What do I do now?
      ... first of all, I need a change of scenery. This interrogation room is inappropriate, it probably plays right into her hands.
      Teraluna it is. I stand up and use the wing technique to teleport to Riven. Faye follows me. We are on a bridge close to Yuya's place.
      She's no longer looking like Kate. She's looking the same way she did when we first met. She shows me her knife and says.

      "I will never let you be with Yuya again."

      I can see Yuya in the distance. She reads my thoughts. I make it clear that now is not a good moment to come over. She understands.
      I look at the horizon. The gas giant that we are orbiting is experiencing a huge storm. It is quite beautiful.
      This change of scenery was a good idea. I feel refreshed. And I know what I have to do...


      "Oh Faye..."
      "When I look at you, I remember all the good times we've had together."
      "I will cherish those memories. I'll always remember you as the person you were, not as the person you have become."
      "Whatever it is you are trying to do. It is not going to work."

      I just smile. It is a genuine smile. I truly do cherish those memories.
      And what I am about to say is going to hurt. But I know that it is the only way out.

      "Faye... you are right. You always are. You and I, we are the same. And there is darkness within me... I do understand that."
      "You do not... you have no idea. It will destroy you. I will destroy you."
      "I know."
      "No."
      "You see, I've done a terrible thing."
      "..."
      "I didn't see what was wrong. I couldn't understand. So I have channelled all that darkness; all what was wrong, into a single dream character."
      "You're making this up..."
      "I needed for it to have a face. So that I could clearly identify..."
      "These lies will not work on me!"
      "Faye, I am sorry. I did not do this consciously. But it is all clear to me now."
      "You are all that remains of that darkness. I will have to let you go..."
      "No... I am your dream guide!"

      Her voice has become faint. I can see fear and sadness in her now.
      Is this truly the explanation I believe in?

      "Faye is no longer here... My dream guide is dead."

      I touch her face... one last time. I look deeply into her eyes. I can see nothing within them. You are no longer Faye.
      Was it my fault that she ended up like this? Or was it beyond my control? I will never know.
      But this is the only choice I have left. I take a step back... and then I let go...

      "Goodbye Faye..."

      She closes her eyes... and slowly fades into dust. The wind takes her away until nothing is left. Faye is gone.
      Have I done the right thing? Was this really the only way?
      Yuya approaches and hugs me. I hold her tightly.
      I can feel her thoughts, her emotions, how helpless she felt, because this is not something she could help me with.
      This was something I needed to solve on my own.

      "Did I do the right thing?"

      She gently answers:

      "What do you think?"
      "I think so... but I cannot shake the feeling that I may have taken the only path, rather than the right one."
      "When there is only one path, is it not by definition always the right one?"
      "Well..."
      "Worry not. This was the choice you needed to make."

      And suddenly I feel such relief. Like all the weight has been lifted off my shoulders. My dreams are mine again.
      Yuya rarely gives me such a straight up answer. Instead she helps me to find my own.
      But this time I needed to hear it from her.
      I am so happy to be with her again.

      We walk through her gardens, knowing that my dream will soon end. That is fine. I am exhausted.
      I know that I can now visit Yuya again whenever I desire. That is what is most important.
      But Faye is gone. Forever.

      Updated 08-04-2014 at 08:37 PM by 37117

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    4. WILD - Encounter with future self - Faye - Encounter with DV members

      by
      Hyu
      , 07-30-2014 at 12:29 AM (Hyu's Adventures)


      I set myself an alarm to wake me up after ~6 hours of sleep.
      The idea was to attempt a WILD, which is something I haven't done in a long time.
      I figured with a WILD I would remember my goals more easily, and I might be able to tackle the issues I have with Faye.

      I wake up from the alarm. I immediately close my eyes again and try to remember any dreams.
      All I can remember is a few weak fragments. I do not bother writing them down.
      Instead I get up and walk around in my room a little, thinking about my dream goals.
      The most important thing would be to deal with Faye. I feel like this is crucial in order to fix my dreams.
      I've also been dared to tell her how she makes me feel.
      I go back to bed after roughly 5 minutes and attempt to WILD.

      I quickly get some HI, followed by the appearance of random faces.
      Some scenes begin to form, but they seem to fall apart before I can transition.
      I open my eyes a few times by accident. I'm really not used to do this anymore.

      After some time I notice that I can see my room even though my eyes are still closed.
      Oh. I am actually already dreaming. For some reason I decide to just stand up, even though I know that I've lost many lucids by doing this.
      Fortunately this time it works. My body is really heavy though.
      I have a lot of trouble moving, but I eventually manage to stand up.

      I shake myself, a bit like a dog shaking away water from its wet pelt. Except I shake away the weight. It works. Neat!
      I rub my hands together and look around.
      I'm not in my room anymore. It's really dark.
      Upon closer inspection, I appear to be standing on some dark marble floor, in an empty room that is clouded in dark fog.
      Another person appears in front of me. First it's just an outline, but as he comes closer he looks more and more like a normal human being.

      Wait what? He looks exactly like me!
      I take a step back as I'm really creeped out. I am super uncomfortable encountering myself.
      He looks a bit older than myself though... maybe by a few years.

      "Who are you?"
      "I am Hyu"

      Great...

      "You're not being helpful."
      "Haha, I'm a future version of yourself, of course!"

      Right...
      So now what? Am I supposed to ask him something?
      I probably should. Even though he's still creeping me out...

      "So... any future advice for me?"
      "Hmm... well... not really."
      "Dude!"
      "Alright, alright. I can tell you that it is going to work out. Is that helpful?"
      "What is going to work out?"
      "You'll know."
      "Oh for fucks sake, you're pulling the same shit as all of the other DC's"
      "Well. What did you expect? I am a DC."
      "... you do have a point..."

      He starts to walk away from me, but just before he disappears in the fog he addresses me one last time:

      "On second thought... maybe you should get that Unreal 4 license. Mess around with it a little you know?"

      (I have thought so much about starting my own company over the past few days. Was this what he was referring to when he said that everything would work out?
      The comment about getting a UE4 license seems related to this.)


      The black fog suddenly starts to move in. Oh shit, the dream is falling apart.
      I panic and slam my palms against the ground yelling "PORTAL!".
      For some reason this works. I fall through the ground, spin around a little and then crash land somewhere in the city.
      I rub my hands against each other very hard. The dream is still unstable, I need to engage my senses.
      A young girl eating some ice cream catches my attention. I steal her ice cream cone and take a large bite.



      "Hey! That's MY ice cream!"
      "Sorry, I need to stabilize."
      "Oh, okay."

      After the inevitable brain freeze I feel like messing around with dream powers a little.
      I don't do this very often. I try to grasp onto the clouds and squeeze them to make it rain.
      It doesn't work whatsoever. Well, this is disappointing, but I'm not sure what I was expecting.


      Then I notice the presence of a huge stargate. That wasn't here before!
      I want to visit Yuya! I point at it and yell:

      "Teraluna, Riven!"

      The gate dials in and opens a portal. Well, that was easy. Sweet!
      I charge at the portal, wanting to jump through.
      But at the last moment someone grabs on to me, trying to hold me back.
      What the hell? Go away!
      ...
      I can't unsummon him??? WTF? This never fails!
      More people run at me, all trying to prevent me from going through the portal.
      Oh my god there is an endless stream of them. Hundreds of people all holding me down.

      I use my dream powers to release a shockwave to get them off me.
      Those who were close to me are thrown a few meters back and they pile up on top of each other.
      Then I spot Faye in the middle of it all, controlling the DC's like puppets.
      Her smile is pure evil.
      She makes a gesture, and the stargate unsummons.

      "You're not going anywhere tonight."

      I am afraid of her, and angry at myself. I want my dreams back. I am sick of this Faye nonsense.
      My katana materializes in my hand, even though I have no desire to summon it.

      "Cute."

      Faye summons an exact copy of my katana... how...?
      This is not right. She can't do that. She doesn't have that power.
      Are these her dreams now? Have I lost all control over them?
      My desire to visit Yuya fades. I want this dream to end. I feel completely powerless.

      "Aww, I thought you would put up a fight. That would have been so cute."
      "And oh so idiotic. You don't understand anything."

      I have no reply. I close my eyes. This will end the dream...



      ... I'm in some sort of japanese garden. Probably sight seeing or something? I'm with a few other people. (3 I think)
      Everyone is talking about dreams, so I conclude that they must all be DV members.
      But I don't understand what they're talking about. Some induction techniques involving butterflies? What?
      I feel bad because I can't contribute anything to the discussion.

      Then I notice that one of them has purple hair, so obviously she must be ~ Dreamer ~.
      I'm somewhat proud of having figured that out all on my own!
      I want to do something to impress her. I want to show her something really cool.
      And then I have the most glorious of ideas! I am going to use my dream powers to piss a rainbow!
      (Oh god why . By the way I'm totally blaming KristaNicole for this. XD)

      "Hey Dreamer, check this out!"

      I unzip my pants, point my dick upwards at a 45 angle for maximum efficiency and commence some high pressure pissing.
      The stream of piss is nothing short of impressive, but it doesn't create a rainbow.
      Everyone is giving me this what the hell are you doing look. I don't understand why.
      It makes me sad that no rainbow is appearing.


      The WILD has helped to some extend. My dreams did contain elements from my dream goals, but I failed to act on them.
      It's cool that I saw ~ Dreamer ~, even though I wasn't lucid and I behaved like a complete idiot.
      I'm quite disappointed at how I dealt with Faye.
    5. Helping someone to face her nightmares

      by
      Hyu
      , 04-05-2011 at 12:21 AM (Hyu's Adventures)
      non dream - lucid - non lucid

      My dreams start getting more vivid again, even though I'm still quite stressed and I don't have enough time to sleep properly.
      I didn't believe that my dream recall would improve before I have more free time, but I am very happy that it seems to do so.


      I am walking through the city. I become lucid for no apparent reason, I just know that I am dreaming.
      For some reason I feel the urge to use some form of dream control.
      I look up into the sky, there isn't a single cloud. It is a very nice day.

      I point my right hand at the sky and command it to rain with my mind.
      It starts raining, even though there are no clouds.
      The DC's around me realize what I have done and become pissed.
      I don't really care about them and just start dancing in the rain whilst creating background music for the dream.

      I am quite impressed how easily I can control the dream, it is so stable.
      Some DC's approach me with an angry look on their faces.
      What do they want?

      "Go away."

      All DC's around me cease to exist. This is an intriguingly good feeling.
      I should probably do something more productive though, even though this is a lot of fun.

      "Excuse me."

      What the hell?
      I turn around. There is a women standing in the rain. Didn't I just remove all DC's?

      "Hello friend, what brings you into my dreams?"

      (I have no idea why I feel the urge to talk like this, but it is not the first time this has happened.)

      "I'm sorry, I do not mean to intrude."
      "It's quite alright."
      "I need your help."

      I look at her closely. I'd guess that she's in her late 20's, maybe early 30's.
      She has natural curly red hair and very dark eyes.
      I approach her with confidence.

      "What is it you need help with?"
      "There is darkness within me, darkness which I cannot face alone."
      "I need help Hyu, I need help facing this darkness."

      "Do we know each other?"
      "You do not know me, but I have read many things about you."

      I feel the sudden urge for an adventure.

      "Lead the way, friend."

      She opens a portal, using the hand flicking trick I have used before.
      I find it somewhat impressive, then again, why would she not know?
      I form an energy shield around myself and follow her through the portal.
      Somehow I just understood that using a shield can prevent some of the portal trouble I have encountered before.


      We are in a very big room. It looks absolutely amazing.
      The architecture is absolutely blowing my mind, everything is so detailed.
      It is a blend of old japenese, victorian but also futuristic design.
      The neon-stripe lighting and the heavy usage of glass gives it a bit of a Tron-look but for some reason it blends very well with the older elements.
      The windows are very colorful, like in Christian churches, except the drawings are clearly not religious.

      I realize I'm getting distracted. I follow this women over a marble path.
      There are doors to the left and right of the path, but they don't lead anywhere.
      There are no walls or anything, just doors.
      I get the impression that I am in the dreams of this women and that she created all of this.

      "This is highly impressive!"
      "Do you like it?"
      "Absolutely. Have you created all of this?"
      "I have indeed. I'm an architect, I have let my inspiration run wild for a few weeks, and this is what I ended up creating."
      "Wow, this is really impressive, so you can create persistent scenes?"
      "Yes. If I want to keep a scene I save it behind one of these doors."
      "Wow... I'm speechless."

      She seems to be very experienced with dreaming.
      She laughs.

      "Says the guy who can step through the fabric of space."
      "I'm an architect, this is what I do, it's not really that hard for me."

      "I see..."

      The marble path ends before another door, but this one is very different.
      All other doors were white stone with beautiful carvings, this one is pitch black.
      There are many Japanese seals attached to the door.
      I've seen them in manga before.
      Some of them look very recent, others slightly older. All the older ones are destroyed.

      "This is where I have sealed my nightmares... the darkness."

      She sealed them away? I didn't know anything like that was possible.

      "I can no longer contain them, I need to face them and destroy them."
      "I have no doubt that I will manage to destroy them, but I am too afraid to face them alone."

      I was wondering how I could possibly be of help to someone who can do all of this.
      But I suppose this makes sense.
      I power up and draw a protective energy bubble around us using my phoenix wings.

      "Let's do it."

      With a wave of her hand all the seals disappear and the door opens.
      There is nothing visible inside, it's just darkness.
      But even though I cannot see it, I can feel it, VERY clearly.
      Fear emits from this room, just pure fear.
      The women starts shaking.
      I grab her hand.

      "You can do this."
      "Yes... SHOW YOURSELF!"

      The yelling was unexpected.
      A ball of pure darkness comes out of the room and hovers in front of us.
      She grabs my hand strongly and I reinforce the protective bubble even further.

      "BEGONE DARKNESS. I HEREBY CAST YOU AWAY FOR ALL ETERNITY!"

      Her voice is very powerful, I can feel it resonating in my body.
      She then speaks some sort of incantation in Japanese which I cannot understand.
      The darkness catches on purple fire and disintegrates before my eyes.
      As the last bit of it disappears, the Door that was housing it turns into ashes.
      How impressive!

      The women drops to her knees.

      "Are you alright?"
      "Yes, now that the darkness is gone, I truly am."
      "Thank you for you support young dreamer."
      "You're welcome."

      She summons a small engraved stick of wood and hands it over to me.
      It is immensely detailed and very beautiful.

      "A gift for your troubles."
      "Thank you!"
      "I am very sorry, but you must leave now."
      "Oh?"
      "I don't usually let others into my dreams, please understand."
      "Of course."

      To be honest, I don't, but it would be disrespectful to say otherwise.
      If these are truly her dreams than she deserves privacy whenever she so desires.
      I draw my phoenix wings and prepare to teleport to Teraluna.
      I feel that I am no longer welcome in this world, I will not be able to visit it again once I teleport away.

      "Goodbye friend."

      I step through the fabric of space and the dream ends.