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I was at work and it was generally a typical day - then a truck with some of the redneck types pulled up to the window and asked for some 30 packs of beer. Nothing unusual. I ran them out to the truck since there were quite a few, they are very heavy and you can hurt your back handing them out the window. This was just easier. After loading up the last one they said I looked like I could use a break. I laughed and agreed - typical polite banter. This happens every day. So one of them pulls me up in the truck and they take off. I start protesting, pointing out I was kidding and all that. They just kept laughing it off. They weren't taking the situation seriously.
They ended up driving to a place that wasn't terribly far - about half an hour walk (I was keeping track cause I had the feeling I'd be on foot soon as the damed vehicle stopped). It was an illegal bar set up in a barn accessable only through an alley. Soon as they stopped and started unloading beer I started trying to head back to work. The driver put an arm around my shoulder and said "You've got to see this place!" and guided me in. It wasn't all that great. I gathered it was one of his close friends or a cousin that actually ran the place - he was very proud (even though there wasn't really anything to be proud of).
The most annoying part is that the guy didn't realize I was kidnapped from work and being held against my will - he was just livening things up a bit. He had no intention of keeping me there or doing any kind of harm. He was just pissing me off. I finally slipped away when one of his friends came up to talk to him and started jogging down the alley. My husband met me shortly after that (he was out looking - when the manager realized I wasn't there she called him to ask if he knew what had happened. He panicks a bit at the thought of me disappearing so he was out driving around and calling everyone we knew simultaniously)
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There was more to it but these are the only parts I remember.
Went to visit Dad in Washington - for some reason he was still with his second wife and those horrible kids of hers were now selfish, disrespectful teenagers. One of them was always sleeping and got really angry if anyone woke him up. In a previous dream Dad had called to tell me he made some banners and other medieval decorations for our re-enactment group out of posterboard but one of the boys had ripped a couple of them 'accidentally' (this dream was a a few months ago) and I got to see what he meant. All the banners were beautiful - he is an excellent artist - and the ripped ones were complimentary red and blue fish. I agreed it really was a shame they were torn but reassured him no one yet had a fish as on their coat of arms so it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Most of the others WERE armorial and would be more appreciated for that.
About an hour later a thunderstorm blew in and snapped one of the tall trees in the back yard in half (I had been outside at the time and was worried it might - there was a weak spot in the tree, I was worried it would fall on me because the way the wind was blowing it was hard to predict how it would fall) somehow it managed to crash down without causing any damage. We were all worried a bit because it looked like it might have damaged the power lines - for once the company left enough slack that they were pinned to the side of the garage without breaking.
Later I was at work. It was a mostly normal day - though there were job interviews. There was one particularly odd woman - very cheerful and obsessed with kittens. There was also a woman who spoke in ebonics (which makes my head hurt - I could only hope she didn't get hired. It pains me when people try so hard to make themselves sound ignorant when they most certainly are not). At one point a Mexican guy came in - got $26 worth of stuff and paid with $21 in bills and the rest in VERY old and foreign coins from a number of different countries. Lots of old pennies and quarters (we're talking pre-1950) which put me in an uncomfortable position. I have a customer that collects old quarters, a family member collecting old pennies and I snag all the foreign money. There was something for everyone but they were all so rare and this guy spoke NO english - the only possible way he could have gotten all those coins and had them at one time was if he stole someones' collection. I was excited and furious but I don't speak enough Spanish to confront him - not that I had any right to make accusations based solely on such circumstancial evidence.... and he was still over a dollar short. I just wanted the bastard out of my store but didn't have the money to cover what he was missing.... but wanted to keep these coins and at least put a little effort in to finding the person he stole them from... not that I could even READ the non-American ID to tell them who it was that stole them.... I woke before the situation was resolved.
The coin thing still bothers me a lot. Not because of how uncomfortable the situation was but because it is TOTALLY possible that it might happen in real life. When gas and ciggs get expensive, people start spending their own coin collections as well as those stolen (often from family) just for a pack of smokes. Of course, our store is across from a pawn shop so the really good stuff goes over there and THEY have to deal with that particular stress far more than we do. Still... I hate it when I can't do anything more than accept the darker side of humanity.
I wish I had the skill and the guts to go vigilante.
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I only remember the end of the dream and even that not very well. (*grumble*)
I was at work and my voice started getting gravelly (In waking a coworker sounded like this a couple days ago - not sure what it was but she was sick for a few days) and the others insisted I was getting sick and go home. I argued that aside from my voice, I felt fine. They pushed until I agreed. I started walking home since I didn't live far away. (Note: I worked in the same store, lived in the same house and was myself - but the rest of the scene was different. We were on some island that looked like it might have been off the coast of Washington or Oregon)
On the way home a friend (or friendly neighbor? Not sure - just know that I didn't have a problem with the sudden company) saw me and offered to walk home with me. So we chatted as we went - I was almost home when we saw a fairy-like imp critter. All knobby joints, pointy ears, red hair and skin that looked like tree bark. His wings looked like a dragonflys' but ended in points. Even though it was only about eight inches tall, it seemed bigger. He was accompanied by a fairly normal looking guy with wavy black hair and one of those secretly entertained smiles. I couldn't recognize the human but I did recognize the imp after a moment.
"You're Loki, aren't you?" I asked and the little imp beamed at me, laughing in delight."It's an honor to meet you."
"Keep up the flattery." He snickered and my friend pulled me away, walking quickly toward the house. I dragged behind, wanting to talk to those two and find out who the other guy was. They followed behind, pretending to be casual.
When we got to the house I started to invite them in but my friend pulled me in and slammed the door. "Don't even THINK about asking them in! What's wrong with you?! Those two are tricksters! There's no telling what they would do if they got in here! They could trash your house!"
I nodded, annoyed. I knew what they were capable of but I really doubted they would do anything bad. After a bit the friend left. I saw Loki playing in a bush outside, smiled and 'forgot' to close the door. Soon they were knocking at the door, waiting politely at the threshold even though it was open. The other one smiled at me "Just wanted to come say hello."
Of course I welcomed them in. Loki had changed form - becoming normal human size without the wings though the coloration stayed the same. We talked for a while. I realized I was still in work clothes so excused myself to change out of them while they played with the cats. (The cats loved them LOL)
I had pulled on an oversized Tshirt when I heard a crash and ran out to see what was going on. Nothing was out of place and all four of them looked supremely innocent - all I could was laugh. Seeing Joshua hanging out with Loki, I thought of something. I sat down next to them and asked Loki if he would help us with her. I explained the situation (This has really been bothering me in waking world - she's about 6 years old, spayed for five of them but still has a thing for spraying. It's a pain to try and figure out where that stink is coming from!) and he said he would talk to her.
About then I heard my husband coming home, realized that after the crash I came out wearing nothing BUT a really big Tshirt and got ready for the 'are you cheating on me!?' thing.
Before he got a chance to start on it I hopped up. "This is Loki and Morden (or was it Mordon? Still a name I don't recognize) - I'll be right back." and zipped off to finish getting dressed. By the time I got back he knew what was going on (somewhat) and wasn't mad. (It honestly surprised me that even though I was half naked - it just never entered my mind as something to be concerned about - they were so not human it was a non-issue)
Bit of garble here.... I stepped outside for something and next thing I know I'm clinging to the side of a cliff. I vaguely remember being told to get to a certain point at the base. Very annoyed about that. It had something to do with a very bored guy and his pointless but entertaining (for him) tests. After climbing down, clinging to the rocks and getting soaked by sea spray there were a few other minor trials - the last of which had an audience. It was like one of those really annoying surreal puzzle games. I only got out of it because one of my friends in the audience gave me some hints using body language.
The guy refused to let me go when he realized what happened. Luckily that same friend was aware of the rest of the situation and slipped out, returning with Loki and Morden. They were rather unhappy that this guy was being a total jerk to someone they were rather fond of.
I woke before the situation was completely resolved.
I can't help but be disappointed that those two aren't real. Half hoped they would be sitting in the living room when I woke up. hehehe