Ten years later.
He was walking alone on a dusty path that does not seem to end. It seemed that he’s been walking that road for countless years now. And then one day, he heard a voice.
“You’ve been walking this road for some time. You must be exhausted.” said the haunting voice.
He replied while looking around him, “That’s true, I’ve been walking down this road for a long time now but I’m not exhausted. Not at all. Who are you? Show yourself.”
Suddenly, a big wolf jumped out of the bushes.
What he didn’t know was the big wolf has been following him all this time, waiting for the perfect time to devour him.
“Are you ready to lose your life?” asked the big wolf with its mouth watering at the sight of its helpless food.
“No, please! Don’t eat me!” He cried.
“Wrong answer, little one.” And with that, the big wolf jumped onto him and devoured him starting with his head.
He woke up screaming, trembling.
“Danny, it’s just a dream! It’s not real. It’s not real.” Jimmy tried to calm him down. “You’re dreaming.”
“Jimmy! It seemed so real! The wolf! The wolf ate my head! It was following me! Following me down the long dusty road! Oh my God!” He explained yelling in panic.
“It’s alright, Danny. It was just a dream. It’s not real.” Jimmy assured him.
“But it seemed so real! When its teeth took my neck, the sound of my bones breaking is still ringing in my ear. I can still feel the pain of its bite.” Danny reasoned out and then he started to cry.
He would have the same dream almost night after night. And he would cry and tremble just as he did the first time he had the dream.
“Jimmy, in school today, I learned that wolves are vicious animals. But the teacher said they hunt in packs.” Danny started.
“That’s right, Danny.” Jimmy confirmed his statement.
“So how come there was only one wolf who kept following me in my dreams? And why does he keep asking me that question?” Danny enquired.
“It’s hard to tell, Danny. It was just a dream. What’s weird is that you have this recurring dream.” Jimmy responded.
Ten more years later.
“You’ve been walking this road for some time now. You must be exhausted.” A voice said.
All of a sudden a big wolf jumped out of the bushes.
“Are you ready to lose your life?” Asked the big hungry wolf.
Suddenly, he thought about changing his answer. So he yelled, “No! I’m not ready to lose my life. Please don’t eat me!”
“Wrong answer, boy!” responded the wolf and devoured him again.
He woke up from the dream. It wasn’t as scary as he used to have it. But it’s been years now since he had that dream.
From this day on, he would have the same different version of the dream night after night.
They say that dreams are either the thing we are scared the most or the thing we most long for.
In ancient times, they said that dreams are a telling of things to come. A guide. To help you navigate through life.
(To be continued…)