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    A visit from ~ Dreamer ~ - Confronting Faye

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    Hyu
    , 08-04-2014 at 05:11 PM (1838 Views)
    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.

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

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    Comments

    1. ~Dreamer~'s Avatar
      Wow, it is SO weird that you dreamt of the animated GIF avatar, because I actually had this exact idea in waking life the other day! I had a weird waking hallucination where I saw that happen from the corner of my eye and I thought, exactly like I did in your dream, that it would be a cool way to throw people off and encourage them to RC! Super cool sync!

      As for the rest of the dream... I don't even have words.
      You are truly incredible Hyu, and I'm so proud of you for taking this step.
      You really did make the right choice. I'm glad that your final moments with Faye were spent reminiscing about the good times you've shared. Those can never be destroyed, and I'm glad you can still cherish them.
      I'm so glad you have reclaimed your dream world. I hope your adventures return to the warm and peaceful state I remember from years ago.
      I'm so honoured to have played such a significant part in this dream. You have guided me in my dreams in the past, so I'm glad I could finally return the favour.

      I actually had another non-lucid dream about you last night that I haven't posted. I only recalled fragments, but I'll add it to my journal in a minute. You've been in a few of my dreams lately, but I haven't remembered any in full.

      You have a beautiful mind, I'm so glad we could reconnect.
    2. KristaNicole07's Avatar
      Wow! So intense! This gave me literal chills.

      It sounds like you have reached the end of the battle with Faye, finally. I am so glad for you! And you are finally able to be with Yuya again, and, most importantly, you finally have your dreams back. I'm proud of you, and glad that Dreamer could lend a helping hand.

      On another note, I was thinking that this story line with Faye (among many other dreams you have had) would be an excellent one for a video game, if that would be something you would be willing to show the world.
    3. Hyu's Avatar
      Wow, it is SO weird that you dreamt of the animated GIF avatar, because I actually had this exact idea in waking life the other day! I had a weird waking hallucination where I saw that happen from the corner of my eye and I thought, exactly like I did in your dream, that it would be a cool way to throw people off and encourage them to RC! Super cool sync!
      Wow, what a coincidence!
      It was such a surreal moment when your avatar climbed out of my monitor. I couldn't believe my eyes.

      As for the rest of the dream... I don't even have words.
      You are truly incredible Hyu, and I'm so proud of you for taking this step.
      You really did make the right choice. I'm glad that your final moments with Faye were spent reminiscing about the good times you've shared. Those can never be destroyed, and I'm glad you can still cherish them.
      I'm so glad you have reclaimed your dream world. I hope your adventures return to the warm and peaceful state I remember from years ago.
      I'm so honoured to have played such a significant part in this dream. You have guided me in my dreams in the past, so I'm glad I could finally return the favour.
      I'm so glad to have had your support in this dream. You definitely played a crucial role.
      I couldn't have done this without your help!

      You have a beautiful mind, I'm so glad we could reconnect.
      The feeling is mutual!

      On another note, I was thinking that this story line with Faye (among many other dreams you have had) would be an excellent one for a video game, if that would be something you would be willing to show the world.
      I would love to one day make a video game that captures some of the amazement of lucid dreams.
    4. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      What an amazing dream, hyu. The final conversation with Faye was gut-wrenching but it sounds like it represents a huge breakthrough. I sometimes forget that when you need them to, lucid dreams can go much deeper than the flying around and grinning that I spend mine on.

      In any case, I'm glad that you have your dream world back!

      The lucidity sequence with Dreamer was so cool! I kept kind of glancing over at the img you placed in there almost thinking, "Hey that wasn't a wink now was it? Did... did she just move?" (Yes, I performed a reality check or two here, ha ha!)

      Quote Originally Posted by KristaNicole07
      On another note, I was thinking that this story line with Faye (among many other dreams you have had) would be an excellent one for a video game, if that would be something you would be willing to show the world.
      Strongly agreed, listen to Krista! I think that you would be perfect for a project like this!