Last night I remembered some of my last dream fragment or fragments, I do not know how it started though, I only remember going to a public shelter with many other people.
I am not sure what the disaster was, which is common in dreams like this for me, which I find annoying since I am curious.
I think the public shelter was actually a small casino or some type of business and appeared to be owned by people who I think were in the mafia, the building had a main bottom floor that was open like a gym and a second floor that over-looked the first floor; the second floor was not a complete floor but more of a loft-like area.
The whole first floor had been cleared for us to use, there were no beds or private places on the first floor so people had to make or bring their own beds.
At first most of us looked confused and scared, I wonder if most of us even knew what was going on?
The owners of the building and their security/workers were on the second floor and there was a control room or two on the second floor, that allowed the owners some privacy and a place to watch us; the second floor even still had some casino machines and/or products for whatever type of business this was.
As me and the other people picked areas to put our stuff and sleep, many of us started talking and/or listening to others; there was a lot of shock and confusion around the room.
I can not remember what happened the first night but I do remember the next night when a suspicious looking man came into the building on the second floor, where the security/workers/owners were along with their business customers, it appeared he had come to kill one of the owners or all of them.
But one of the security guards saw him and chased him out of the building before he could get out his weapon, I went to the second floor to see if they needed help securing the building, and some how even though I was inside the building I could see what was going on outside like a camera person.
The man ran to the back of the building and put a small shoe box sized bomb on it and ran, the security guard saw this and ran back to the building to warn everyone.
Once the security guard reached the entrance of the building and yelled that a bomb was on the back of the building, I then told everyone to get down and/or run out of the front of the building quickly, so I then ran outside and the security guard did as well.
The security guard started to run far away from the building, which I wanted to do, but I was afraid that it was too late; so I ducked in front of the building hoping the blast would go over me.
As soon as I ducked the bomb exploded and it was a bigger explosion that a normal bomb, it was like a small stone burner from the Dune franchise or something, it was a big fireball that covered the building except the front where I was ducking; it almost covered it too but it stopped at the edges.
I was afraid that almost everyone was dead and that the building would be mostly destroyed, but to my surprise the building was still standing, it was made of metal so it was stronger than normal wooden buildings.
Parts of the building were black, parts of the walls & ceiling had holes in them, there were missing pieces of the building, but it was still in good condition considering a bomb had just blew up; I also think either no one died or just a few people died, either way this felt real and not like a dream, it was scary.
The bombing really disturbed a lot of people and the owners increased security and I along with a few others started to help with security as well.
After the bombing, life became harder and more depressing, we slowly patched parts of the building, and occasionally doctors came to help the sick and wounded and sometimes supplies were sent to us.
I am not sure how long we all lived at this shelter in the dream, but it was a while, after a while supplies were getting low and we did not receive many shipments, and the doctors stopped coming.
There were sick people of all ages and some, especially the old, started to die.
As I did security duty around the building and outside, sometimes I would see bodies being buried or burned or people walking around half-naked to cool down since it was hot and the electricity probably was no longer working. (it reminded me of life after a hurricane)
Inside sometimes people would change their clothes in the open, since there was almost no private spaces, or even clean themselves with wet rags since there were no showers or tubs.
I saw women with babies, senior citizens, kids, and middle-aged people.
When the doctors stopped coming some of the old women would help the sick, I remember one sad situation in particular, there was this nice healthy looking young mother that had a baby; her and her baby appeared to be doing very good, but one day the mother got sick, very sick.
I remember the older women trying to help her and they also took care of the baby, the woman had a high fever, so they brought her outside and they had to take some of her clothes off and kept trying to cool her down with wet rags; it was sad to see.
I was shocked that someone who looked so healthy would get sick so quickly and seriously, and I wondered what would happen to her baby if she died.
After a few days the young mother died outside, the old women continued to take care of the baby, and a small funeral or however they disposed of the bodies was done.
The morale was so low and things looked so bad that even I could not take it anymore, I decided to walk around trying to find people who wanted to leave the shelter.
At some point in the dream whether it was a memory and/or the beginning of the dream, I do not know, but I remember my mom showing me a place and/or a small quiet somewhat hidden town or area with a few houses out in the country somewhere.
I think it must have been in the beginning of the dream before the disaster or whatever happened, and somehow my mom died or was killed in this disaster.
My idea was to go gather up those that wanted to join me and we would go live at that place instead of the shelter, and we would try to survive off/live off of nature/in the wilderness.
So I walked around asking people to join me, at one point I saw a former classmate of mine MK & her baby & her boyfriend/husband, but they did not want to go.
Most people were too afraid to leave, besides the unknown disaster, there were rumors that the man who bombed the building was still on the loose murdering people.
After hearing several rumors I started to see some of the crimes this man had committed and/or were committing, I was not there but seeing it like a camera person, and I saw him randomly traveling around murdering people usually one at a time.
I wanted to find and stop this man, but I would not probably survive the long journey to find him and he kept moving from place to place, and he was very dangerous.
After seeing those scenes I continued to try to get people to join me and eventually I got a group of mostly senior citizens to join me, which I had no idea how we would survive, especially since most of them did not seem to be fit enough to survive the journey.
I explained the dangers and unknowns, but they still wanted to go, so we left; but the dream jumped and I was someone else, the guy with the blond hair that is playing the angel on the movie Legion.
He/I was going to collect water from a lake, for some strange reason it felt that I was not far from the shelter, it was like instead of trying to travel to the place my mom showed me; I decided that it was too dangerous for the senior citizens to make that journey, so we decided to live in the woods near the shelter, or something.
The lake was lower than the land that the shelter was on, so you had to either climb or jump down, so we had made a wooden structure that allowed us to walk or climb or jump down; and we even made a pulley system that would allow us to easily bring water to the top so someone could carry back to the others.
I decided to jump down from platform to platform to make it dramatic like a movie or something, once I reached the lake I used a hand pump to pump the water into a container that I had connected to the pulley system; I guess we each took turns getting the water each day.
Everything was going good and I started to use the pulley system to pull the water to the top, and then I started to climb the platforms and practice my balancing skills.
At some point something happened, I think someone from the shelter pushed the platform as I was balancing, and I fell and nearly died; or something like that.
I think the platform was broken as well, I think it was a woman from the shelter and for some reason she broke our platform and tried to kill me, and she ran away.
I laid on the ground in pain and felt my head swelling from the fall, I laid there with broken pieces of the platform around me and I could not get up, to my surprise new people who had joined my group in the woods came to help me.
One of them seemed to be in charge or second in command or something, and he asked me who did this to me and the platform and what happened.
I could barely think or talk, and I told him that I think the butcher from the shelter, I even said her real name, that she had broken the platform and tried to kill me; I think.
Actually I was no longer the man on the ground at this point when he said that, but I could still feel his pain, and some of the people helped carry him away as he lost consciousness; to my surprise my group now had a lot younger and healthier people now.
The dream jumped to me traveling on my own to find the man who bombed the shelter and was murdering people for fun or whatever, during my journey, I found out that a man who looked like Agent Wong from Law & Order: SVU was after him as well.
One day when I was close to finding the man, he was about to murder two women that were about to ride their horses away from a small town, and they were in the horse stable area.
The man liked to kill people with mêlée weapons and bombs mostly, but this time he had a revolver, and as he took the first shot Agent Wong tackled him; which made his first shot hit one of the women in the arm instead of a vital part of the body.
They started to fight, fortunately I arrived in time to help Agent Wong, and we were able to capture the man; we had no handcuffs so we had to hold his arms and walk him back into the town to find a police officer or something or take him to a city that had a jail.
Most of the people in town were in a gym using it as shelter, I guess from whatever disaster that most other people were hiding from or whatever, Agent Wong walked around looking for a police officer or something that could tell us where the nearest jail was; so I had to hold the man’s arms and make sure he did not escape.
As we waited the man kept talking and moving, so I constantly had to keep twisting his arm and grappling with him so he could not escape, at some point he started to almost escape so I had to ask for help and a man helped me wrestle him down to the ground.
I was getting really annoyed and wanted to knock him out, but I was trying to treat him humanely; the dream then jumped to the future, I guess, or this was another dream.
In this dream I was driving around a fictional version of L, actually I think I hovered without a body at first again over some apartments, and I saw some people talking.
Later in the dream I drove there with my brothers to check out and/or sign up for an apartment and look around the city; I remember seeing the same people I had seen earlier talking, they drove up and walked into another building near by.
My brothers and I walked to a shopping center to find a restaurant, and we found a pizza buffet or something; some woman started talking to me about the buffet and/or I asked her about it, but then I woke up.
-John Jr 🙂