I return to a building that recurs
in my dreams. Sometimes it is a library, sometimes an office, but the architecture is more or less consistent. A conference
is being held.
People are in small groups in different rooms. Minutes
are kept and published. I discover that my siblings are present for some reason .
It evolves that I am crawling throug a tight plaster-walled passage. I come to a glass box. It is a puzzle
. One must be inside the box, which is sealed, while another manipulates sliding gears using controls on the outside in order to open a lock.
I enter the box, and, contorting to avoid the sliding gears, I am able to remain while the puzzle is solved.
Suddenly I am atop the box, while everyone else is inside. The box sits in a grassy field near the building. It begins to fill with water. Those inside will drown if I don't do something. I try to force it open, but cannot. There are zombies
. A girl is walking by in the distance. Somehow it comes to me that she only speaks Japanese. I shout "tasukete!"
. She turns and starts running.
I am awoken by heat.