I was dreaming of my true love. But I don’t remember what he looks like.
The dream shifted and I was at reunion concert. The Smashing Pumpkins. 🙌
Only Billy Corgan did one song, and he walked off!
Melissa and D’Arcy were fighting who would sing lead, when out walks Serena Gomez.
Everyone in the crowd was stunned. They were the who’s who in the music and movie business. She hadnt been seen since her break up with Bieber and rehab. She was a mess. Her long black hair veiled her gaunt pale face. She appeared ethereal, in her silver sheer gown.
Oh this isn’t going to be good.
She started to sing, “tonight tonight” she butchered it.
Demi lovato tried to get her off stage.
They walk off the stage, and that’s when the scene changes.
All three of us are in a dark dank place. “Where are we?” I asked. I could hear hysterical laughing. I looked around and noticed dirt streaked glass cells. Something about them niggled my memory. There were prison like bars that ran from one end of the ward to the other. I inhaled sharply. No. I thought panic rising within me. No.
“Where are you going?” Demi demanded as I began to search the cells. “Don’t leave us here”
I ignored her. I came to a stop at one cell, as I got closer the lights flickered.
NOT ALONE. Was scrawled in the dirt.
My heart stopped.
The sanitarium where Rachel was lured by Dr.grey and his best friend Sheriff Ryan!
“We have to get out of here” I said.
I turned around to find Demi and Serena gone. “Girls?!” I cried. ” this isn’t funny!”
I began to walk towards the entrance of the ward where Demi was shoving Serena into a cell.
“What are you doing?!” I shrieked. “Get her out of there, do you know what this place is?!”
Serena was crying, fighting to free herself of Demi.
“Its the only way!” Demi sobbed “she won’t get help!”
“No! Listen to me, this place is evil.” I wrestled Serena away from her. “She doesn’t belong here”
The lights flickered again.
My fear rose like bile in my throat. “We have to go. They are coming.”
I took Serena by the hand, and pushed Demi out of the cell.
“But they said she had to stay.” Demi protested. “They hadn’t cured yet.”
“The good doctor can fuck himself!” I hissed “now come on!”
We were almost at the cell block gate when someone stepped out.
“Toni?!” I was incredulous.
Toni Collette was eating yogurt covered bon bons, her red hair in a bun. Her nurses uniform pristine white.
“Demi’s right. You can’t go anywhere until Serena is cured.”
My eyes narrowed, “cured like your appendix, Toni?”
Toni’s cheek twitched. “Touché! I faked appendicitis so well they removed it.”
“What’s going on here, Toni?!” I demanded. “Stop eating those damn bon bons!”
She smiled a deprecating smile. “Demi came to us. Begged us to help her dear friend!”
I glared at her. “You don’t know what you’re doing,Toni”
The lights flickered more violently, and then out of the shadows they emerged.
“Aw hell no.”
Dr. Douglas Grey and Sheriff Ryan. Looking Remarkable young. “We will take good care of her” Grey assured me in a placating tone.
“You are not touching them!” I shoved the girls behind me. “You and your twisted freak of a friend can fuck yourselves!”
“What is going on?!” Demi cried.
Grey held up his hands, in one there was a syringe.
“We are only helping.”
I sneered, “yeah I know all about your kind of help at Willow Creek.”
Ryan glared at me. “Its offense to interfere with a doctor and his patient.”
I ignored him, and glared at Toni. “They are going to hurt these girls, Toni! Help me!”
The lights flickered, and in that moment Grey lunged for Serena. She shrieked. I twisted, shoving both girls as hard as I could out of his reach.
They sprawled, rolling along the floor into one of the cells. The door slammed shut behind them.
Toni ran to open the door. I scrambled to my feet and chased after her. I slammed my weight into her, the body chuck knocking her out. As her head hit the glass.
I scooped up the keys, and stared at the girls thru the glass. “Don’t worry, you will be safe in here. Rachel will protect you.”
The girls screamed. Looking into the reflection, I watched as Grey and Ryan advanced.
I knelt, taking one off Toni’s stiletto shoes, I rose slowly.
I let them get closer, Ryan’s hand was ready for his gun. He withdrew it and aimed.
I whirled, and threw the stiletto at his head. His eyes registered shock and horror as the tip sank deep between his eyes.
He fell to his knees, dead.
“A stiletto, Ryan?!” Grey screeched. “You let that bitch kill you with a high heel?!”
“Actually, this type of high heel is specifically designed to be a weapon. Like a knife. So hookers can defend themselves. It is why it is called a stiletto.” I replied coldly.
Grey lunged for me, but a hand snaked out grabbed his leg. He shrieked as he toppled over.
I was on him in a sec, my knees pinning his arms down. Smiling twistedly, I pried the syringe out of his fingers. I emptied it out. Then let him watch as I pull air into it. “Tell me, good doctor what happens when I release this air bubble into your blood stream?”
His eyes grew wide. “It goes to my heart, and I die” he whispers.
I jammed the needle into his artery. He gasped.
I stood. “Open the door, Rachel” I called out.
The door to the cell open and Demo and Serena ran out. “You killed them!” Demi choked, staring at the two dead bodies.
“I know.” I smoothed Serena’s hair from her face, “did both of you learn your lesson? Never turn your back on your bff? And never ever commit her to a sanitarium?!”
The two girls hugged. “You kept calling out for Rachel, who is Rachel?” Serena asked.
I smiled. “Rachel? You can come out now.”
The lights flickered. Not far from where we were, a young girl stood. Her hair clumpy and soiled. Her face smeared with dirt and blood. Her clothes torn. I reached out for her.
She hesitated. “This is Rachel,” I sighed. My arms closed around her, “she was one of the many girls that Grey and Sheriff Ryan murdered.”
“Murdered?” Demi whispered. “She is a ghost?”
I smiled. “Yes.” I hugged Rachel tighter. “She saved you two tonight. But we must be going.”
Serena reached for my hand “you cant, what about us?”
“You two will be fine, I will call you some help, but I promised Rachel that I would be with her. She needs me more than you two,”
“What do you mean?” Serena whispered. Then both she and Demi turned their heads to look down.
They began to scream.
My body was slumped over Grey’s. A pool of blood forming where Ryan’s bullet lodged in my chest.
“No!” Demi cried.
“Its OK.” I assured. “Look at me?! You go on now. Go on. And you be strong beautiful women!”
I woke up just as Rachel and I led them out to the night air.
If you didn’t get the movie references, it was Gothika I had been dreaming about.
I am never drinking Pepsi before bed again!