i was in some foreign country, middle east or oriental or SOMEWHERE. not sure. there with a female friend, although i couln'dt tell you for the life of me whom.

we do our touristy things, look about, have fun. we've been *warned* about violence and kidnapings of american girls, and hostility towards them, but we've met no problems. we finish our day and return to to the hotel to sleep. we gossip a bit, then nod off.

we wake up in what appears to be a closet. we've been captured. there are three other native girls there who seem to be captured too, but are treated less harshly. the place seemsto be halfway between an attempt at a "concentration camp" (anthough it's in a HOUSE) and a brothel. my friend and i were to be married off to some native noble. but we were treated like posessions, being "lowly" americans, and women at that, we cant POSSIBLY have any value but tokens.

the native girls treat us like shit. they're NATIVE so they're SO much betterthan we are, and let us know it. they make fun ofthe american makeup, pretending to help us get on our makeup without a mirror (we had to meet our "suitors"),and then shoving it in our eyes to cause pain, all the while mocking us.

we tried various forms of escape andeach time were captured by the harsh women who ran the house and kept us and the native girls "safe". each time we were punished by worse quarters or food or something.

one of the native girls decidedshe hated her treatment there, too, and triedto rebel against the housemistresses. she was caught, punished, and deemed unclean and thrown with us. she soon was won over to our side, and joined forces with us.

we tried more escape methods; finally one night we knew it was our alst chance. tomorrow my friend was to be handed over to her new husband. there was no time left.

we snuck out. it was then our friend revealed she had some magical abilities, due to her training and upbringing. she was in the posession of a charmed amulet that would hypnotise the weak of heart.

the first row of guards succumbed to it. we left them sleeping and took their swords. my friend and i were trained; the native girl was not swordtrained but had exceptional stealth skills.

the amulet somehow then summoned a large sentient bird, upon which we rode as we tried to fly out and escape. after fighting off all manner of guards in melodramatic kung fu movie style, we finally got free. we were just trying to return home (and the bloody alarm went off).

methinks my dreams are getting WAY too complicated...