This dream is actually from two days ago, but it’s been lingering in my mind for long enough that I should really have written it down by now!
It all starts off at a convention like Dragon*Con or something. I think it might have been an anime convention, though, because the cosplayers I remember were all cosplaying anime characters. I was even cosplaying a Sailor Scout—Sailor Mars, I think. I was there with two or three friends—one of my old old friends whom I no longer speak with was there (I’ll call her Lilly), cosplaying… Sailor Neptune, maybe? The cosplay wasn’t quite right, so maybe not.
ANYWAY a cosplay contest was underway and went into a break and they advertised that if anyone still wanted to join in, they could. So I signed up. I was really nervous waiting for it to start back up because I knew most people went into character when they were presented for the contest and I wasn’t sure what to do or say.
But suddenly I noticed my friends weren’t with me anymore. I was especially worried that Lilly wasn’t with me because she was supposed to be in the contest too. I leave the little line of contestants and start looking around and they are nowhere in the big convention room. Not in the audience at all like I expected. So I left the room and started going down a side hallway to look for them.
This is where things get a little hazy in the dream. I don’t really remember what happened next—I have a faint memory of people running away and screaming? But then all of a sudden the place is under attack from these… large black and red demons. They’re almost humanoid in shape, but they’re taller and bigger than us, and they’re predominately black in color but they have a red strip down their back and arms and legs.
Everyone in the convention was huddled into the one big room in hopes of keeping them safe, but I decided to make a break for it for some ungodly reason and took off. I climbed to the roof of the building and start roof-hopping to get away, but two or three of them are after me. The convention is in what looks like the downtown of a city and I’m trying to scramble across these old roofs to get away.
And then suddenly everything changed and I wasn’t running away from the demons, I was one of the demons. It was like things had fast-forwarded and perspectives had changed. I was getting into a huge bathtub with another one of the demons who was a sibling of mine. We’re all siblings. Anyway, I climb in and several of our other siblings hop in after us and there’s just this… strangely adorable family moment between demon siblings scrubbing each others’ backs and chatting about things (I don’t remember what we talked about; only that we did talk).
SCENE CHANGE AGAIN and this time the story is totally different. I’m in some huge factory-like building—as myself again, no longer a demon—with Lilly and it’s… almost like an amusement park? Most of this part of the dream falls apart, but I remember seeing a lot of different “attractions” in the building—a huge swing, for instance—before we got to a roller coaster that very closely intertwined with two other roller coasters in the building. We climbed in—at least I think Lilly went with me? Maybe it was just me—and I remember that when the coaster went down the first hill the safety bar hadn’t been secured over me so I nearly flew out of the seat before I had time to slam it down. The ride was really fun but terrifying because it swung so close to the other coasters. I think, while we were there, we were also looking for my parents? I think so.
That’s all I recall. I just had to write it down because the details of the first large chunk with the demons is still so vivid in my mind and it won’t fade.