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Ushahin Dreamspinner ([personal profile] ushahin) wrote in [community profile] hadriel2017-02-09 01:01 am

Video; I Feel My Nightmares Watching Me

[It's a random day of the week and two o'clock in the morning. Therefore, it's time for, as someone once put it, Ushahin's philosopher's hour. The lights are dim and Ushahin is lying flat on his back on one of the beds in his house. The phone is propped up near him. He's got something in his hands, a pale looking stone carving that is mostly hidden by the fingers closed in upon it.

He's been thinking quite a bit since he was brought back from the dead. His double had caused him to reevaluate some of his previous behavior. Perhaps he's treated some of those around him rather poorly. Well, there's nothing but time here, and always a chance to make amends.]


This place is frightfully full of nightmares. I mean that quite literally. I've never met such a group of people where the night terrors come upon them without provocation. Every night, nothing but tossing and turning amongst you all. That used to be my job.

[He sits up, fingers uncovering the rhios stone he has cupped in his palms. There's three figures carved into it. The one on the left is a long-haired man, stern looking, and with lines around his mouth that suggest he's older than the twenty-eights years he is. This is Tanaros, the commander of Satoris' army. There's anger flashing in his eyes that the carver was able to perfectly capture. The middle figure is Ushahin, his broken features captured starkly, with an unfocused, dreamy look in his eyes as he stares out towards whoever is holding the figurine. The one on the right is an older man in his forties, fat and with a long beard, his close-set eyes looking shrewd as if he's ready to make a bargain. Vorax, the last of the three, and the one who kept supplies for Satoris.]

I'm sure you've all grown frightfully tired of them. So I will make you a deal, fellow denizens. Tell me one of your nightmares and I will exchange it for a better dream. That's fair enough, is it not?
circumitus: (503): forewarning i'll probably have done those drugs with you (i wanna bring you to show and tell)

[voice]

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-09 11:20 pm (UTC)(link)
[Rey has plenty of nightmares. Even so, she isn't all too sure about this.]

What do you get out of it?
circumitus: Otherwise you'd be a dad by now. (thank god you're gay)

[voice]

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-10 01:59 am (UTC)(link)
No one is that altruistic.

[Especially not if they were brought to these parts. Because of that, Rey tends to assume that one would mean to gain something from the experience. Be it information, a door opening to a consciousness, or something of the like.]

So by that you mean you could just as well intrude on other's privacies even if they didn't specifically ask you to?
circumitus: There's my chippy! (where's my chippy?)

Re: [voice]

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-10 04:47 am (UTC)(link)
[In this case, "deliberately" is key. Because she sure as hell knows that that isn't entirely true without that to note.]

No. Am aware that it isn't always a choice for everyone.

[Rey knows this better than a lot of people.]
circumitus: even drones can fly away.... the queen is their slave... (chill out big head)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-12 03:49 am (UTC)(link)
[Rey is usually loathe to say that she has anything in common with anyone. Mostly because she wouldn't wish that experience on them, though.

[She falls quiet for a moment, thinking about Ushahin's earlier offer. The one that started this conversation in the first place.]


Does anyone get to control what sort of "better dream" you give them?