Synchronous Dreams (a.D. MMVI)

War has broken out worldwide and being an able-bodied nineteen-year-old, I have been drafted. I stand on the curb waiting for the bus to take me to the basic training camp, but there she is, the girl I’ve been conversing with, standing beneath the glow of the streetlamp.

The bus is approaching and my best friend is urging me to get ready, but I can’t stop looking at her.

I approach her and she runs up to me. She jumps into my arms and I lift her up. She wraps her legs around me. We share a kiss. She feels so wonderful in my arms. The driver sounds his horn.

My best friend yells “Forget about her and get on the bus. We need to fight in Vietnam like my dad did many years ago.”

I let her down gently and her eyes swell with tears as we kiss once more.

The bus driver announces over the PA, “Board now or you will be court-martialed.”

“Get on the bus damn it.” My best friend shouts.

Suddenly, I wake up.

It was all a dream.

I collect myself.

Thoughts are racing through my head.

Thoughts of “Is this a sign from God that I should enter into a relationship with this girl I’ve been talking to online?”

“I guess I really do have feelings for her after all.”

“But she wrapped her legs around me. In real life, I wouldn’t dare let her do that because I revere her so much.”

“Of course I’ve never been in her physical presence, so I don’t know what I would allow happening. I know well that the flesh’s weakness is, unfortunately, greater than soul’s willingness.”

I’m off today, so I go visit my grandparents. I don’t tell them about her though.

When I arrive back home that night, I log into my computer and begin to converse with the girl.

Over the course of the conversation, she randomly mentions “I could feel you holding me last night.”

I am in shock and awe. We had a synchronous dream. My feelings for her are now beginning to multiply.

I feel dizzy and in a euphoric confusion.

“I dreamed about you last night.” I finally reply.

I explain the dream.

She too seems shocked, but happy.

We don’t talk much longer and then I go to sleep as I have work in the morning. I’ll see if I can pull a double.

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