had_not_lived: (☞ While these visions did appear)
Neil Perry ([personal profile] had_not_lived) wrote in [community profile] poly_chromatic2013-04-10 12:42 pm

♕ |[100]| I dream'd a dream to-night

The air is yet a little chill, but the sun streams brightly enough to make up for it. This dream starts between the roots of a great tree-- too wide around for five men to circle it with their arms, and even half a dozen would have to stretch.  Its branches start low, arching and splitting and reaching to claw the clear sky, as brilliantly blue as it ever has been.  They're still largely bare, neither leaf nor bud, but the scent of life is in the air.  The soil beneath your feet is dark and rich, a few bedraggled strands of half-dead grass interspersed with the shadows of branches.  

A little distance away, where the sun streams unhindered, a riotous crowd of flowers is starting to rise.  Crocuses of every color, the blinding green of new growth on low bushes, the heady scent of lilac.  Daffodils stretch their yellow maws toward the sun.  A hundred thousand other wildflowers creep along the withered grass and claw their way out of the earth, some seasonable and others not; some familiar, others strange.  The further from the tree, the greater the quantity; soon enough your line-of-sight fails, blocked out by the rising curtain of wild color.  There is, for all intents, nothing in the distance.  

And now, perhaps, you might notice a splash of color on the tree.  Hanging from a low branch is a crown of twigs and dry branches, twined with a rose vine which trails down to root in the earth.  These flowers, too, are in luscious bloom; the petals are colored a pale green, their perfume delicate but oddly energizing.  

The roots and branches, over here, are gently sloped and close together. If you squint, they almost form a staircase, winding its way up and around the tree... 

[ooc; separate threads will be considered separate incidents with different people, unless otherwise arranged, and will pan out differently for everyone <3 No continuity expected and OPEN to ALL comers. Extremely backdating friendly!]
unflagging: ([f] We say the world has moved on)

[personal profile] unflagging 2013-04-11 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
[Let us walk that staircase. Even so, let us do.

And so this interloper on the woodland and pastoral scene walks.]
unflagging: U mad, Roland? ([f] Dwellers all in time and space)

[personal profile] unflagging 2013-04-11 04:13 pm (UTC)(link)
[Towards the stage, of course. Perhaps there's something to be seen there.

But perhaps with a momentary step to the side to regard those books, that jar of sand, those coins. They are things rife with meaning, clearly.]
unflagging: U mad, Roland? ([f] Dwellers all in time and space)

[personal profile] unflagging 2013-04-11 11:53 pm (UTC)(link)
[The trinkets are nice, but that soft noise is more intriguing. The absence of silence is sound, which speaks loudly enough.

Yes, let us go into this arboreal auditorium. Give o'er the play.]
unflagging: ([c] He can call the wolves)

[personal profile] unflagging 2013-04-12 01:41 am (UTC)(link)
[A bird is better suited to such branches. A crow could alight there easily. Yes. A crow, then. The stranger shall become a crow.

And having become such, for such things can be done in dreams, he too shall perch in these branches.

Who is this boy? Why does he rest in these moonlit trees? Are these his books or does he belong to the dreamer too?

Bright-eyed and dark-winged, the crow flickers through the moonlight.]
unflagging: ([c] He can call the wolves)

[personal profile] unflagging 2013-04-12 03:52 pm (UTC)(link)
[The crow cocks an eye at him.]

Think you so?

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universaltranslator: Uhura looks out a window and smiles (Happy: Look at this world)

[personal profile] universaltranslator 2013-04-12 02:15 pm (UTC)(link)
[Uhura shivers in her nightgown, but the scenery is too beautiful for her to resent the cold...much. She wanders over to admire the flowers.]
universaltranslator: Uhura climbs out of the water (Flirty: Swimsuit edition)

[personal profile] universaltranslator 2013-04-13 12:19 am (UTC)(link)
Ouch! [One of the thorns snags on her nightgown and cuts into her skin. She licks her thumb and gently tries to wipe away the blood welling up.]
universaltranslator: A dressed up Uhura smiles (Happy: Glamming it up)

[personal profile] universaltranslator 2013-04-13 08:48 pm (UTC)(link)
[That's a little eerie. Though that's the nature of dreams, isn't it? She backs away from the flower bed -- message received.

Instead, she looks around to see if she can find the dreamer.]


Hello? Is anyone here?
universaltranslator: Uhura at work (Boss: Hard at work)

[personal profile] universaltranslator 2013-04-14 04:16 pm (UTC)(link)
[It's getting a little eerie, this solitude. Hesitantly, Uhura makes her way to the great tree and peers up into its branches.]

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[personal profile] mumbled_truth 2013-04-14 06:51 pm (UTC)(link)
[Maybe it isn't surprising that Todd's wound up here, of all people that could have found their way into Neil's dream. It probably also isn't surprising that as much as this place feels foreign, definitely not his own, there's also a sense of familiarity. It's a warmth, like being someplace that he knows - or someplace that knows him, perhaps - even though he doesn't remember ever having been here. One hand trails along the trunk of the tree as he looks up the staircase, taking a few steps up and pausing to reach out and lightly brush the hanging crown with the fingers of his other hand.

That, he certainly recognizes, and he lingers on it before he turns his gaze back up toward the higher boughs. His ascent of the tree's gnarled steps will follow after a few moments.]
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[personal profile] mumbled_truth 2013-04-21 06:28 pm (UTC)(link)
[He watches the scenery as he climbs, shifting as bits of shapes catch his eye and then fade again, until he reaches the room and stands there, for a moment, caught up in taking it in.

It's an interesting juxtaposition of their lives, the collision of the two worlds they've spanned, the wildly different environments blurred together with themselves as the only connection between the disparate realities.

And there, of course, sits Neil. The smile, of course, inspires its match from Todd - a warm beam that lights his eyes as it spreads across his face.]


Hi.
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[personal profile] mumbled_truth 2013-04-21 08:46 pm (UTC)(link)
[And Todd crosses the melded room, settling on the bed next to Neil with a light laugh.]

You might have been waiting since I'm here - though if I wasn't, maybe you wouldn't have been. Who knows in a dream?

But... I'm glad I'm here, too.
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[personal profile] mumbled_truth 2013-04-25 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
I was, I think.

[And now he's here, his hand contentedly wrapping around Neil's in his grasp.]

But then my dream slipped, and now I'm here.

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