Today’s post is kind of yesterday and today? I started it yesterday but it was way too late to post it. So here goes nothing! (this is sort of like Inside Out, now that I think about it!)
Benny stayed very still, trying not to disturb his human, Leeza.
“Shush!” Benny whispered to Goldie, who was fidgeting impatiently. “We don’t want to disturb her!”
Goldie shot him a glare but complied, flopping down on the ground. She was a dark-skinned beauty, with long golden hair and golden eyes to match. She seemed like she had walked out of a dream.
And she had. Goldie and Benny and all the other Dream Friends only existed in the Dream Plane. They were Leeza’s dreams come to life, and some of them were more influential than others.
Goldie tossed her hair. “Where is that macho dude from yesterday’s dream?” she asked.
Benny shrugged. “He must have not stuck around in Leeza’s memory. He’s just a one-time dream friend, I suppose.”
Goldie huffed but didn’t argue. They, and some other Dream Friends, were the only ones who had been in Leeza’s Dream Plane consistently for over two years now.
“Leeza’s getting older,” another voice lamented. “She’ll replace us soon.” The voice belonged to an old man named Jarvis.
But Benny shook his head. “Maybe you, Jarvis. But Leeza wouldn’t stop dreaming about us after so many years. We have a story going on, remember?”
Jarvis croaked out, “Well, maybe you’ll be killed off one day, boy.” And he hobbled away.
Goldie laughed. “Great guy, hmm?
She stood up and looked around. The Dream Plain changed every night. Yesterday it had been a starry sky, with fluffy pink clouds and rolling hills. Last night had been the top of a mountain, with snow dusting the ground.
During the day, however, the Dream Plane was the same. Concrete floors, blue-gray skies, occasional clouds. That was it.
This meant that all the Dream Friends waited in boredom for nighttime, entertaining themselves until then.
“It’s almost nine-thirty PM!” Goldie exclaimed, standing up and looking around as the landscape changed from dull to bright.
Leeza went to bed at 9 but her dreams only started at around 9:30 every night.
Everyone in the Dream Plane stood up, some of them disappeared, and some more Dream Friends started popping in. They were appearing in Leeza’s dreams today.
“It’s starting!” Benny said to Goldie, who was staring at the yellow sky. “And we’re in today’s dream!”
It was obvious that they’d be in Leeza’s dreams- after all, they had been in almost every dream since she was four.
Benny adjusted his stance and met the sky’s taunting gaze.
He was ready for whatever tonight would throw at him.
I hope you liked that!
Did you have an imaginary friend when you were little? Have you seen Inside Out? Can you remember your dreams?