I’ve been sick for a week – nothing supernatural, surprisingly, just a bad winter cold that totally knocked me out for days. I even called out of work sick for a few days – I never do that. This winter has been bad, with a lot of snow storms and bitter cold with this ‘polar vortex’ business, and I finally caught something.
I’ve been sleeping a lot more since I fell ill, I’ve just been so tired, which is both a blessing and a curse. It’s good to get the rest I need, of course, but the dreams have been more twisted and bizarre, I think the fever and illness are affecting them somehow. My soldier and gateway dreams are mixing with more ‘normal’ dreamscapes now, like the twisted soldier appearing in my office, or that blasphemous gateway appearing in the middle of the local super market. It’s very unsettling, like two completely separate worlds colliding violently. I wake up disoriented and dizzy, clinging to fragments of memory and dream, unsure which is which.
The shadows are gathering again, too, I see them almost every day now – I think the incident on the stairs was just the beginning. I haven’t been able to do anything with the spell book since I got sick, but I know I need to get back on it soon. I got a few necessary spell components already, but I need a few more, and there are two things that I’m still not sure about, so I’m still in research mode. I need to try something soon, I can feel things getting worse.
I’m exhausted, so I think I’ll go back to bed and try this again tomorrow.