A companion ficlet to rayemars's "In the Key of Insanity Minor." Dream, noun; 1) A condition or achievement that is longed for; an aspiration. It is my dream to write novels. 2) A series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. I had the strangest dream about you last night.

"And still they dream that they shall still succeed." --Cowper.


Anzu's dream is to dance, isn't it? I don't think I could dance. I mean, physically I could, but I just wouldn't care for it enough. Anzu, though, is enthusiastic about it – she tries at every chance she gets to practice. Last night, when the Other Me dropped her and Honda off at their rooms, she started to do some ballet steps because she couldn't sleep. She's rather skilled and graceful when she wants to be.

I have a dream, too. I practice every day and I've built up a lot of skill at it. I was already talented in this area before, but now that I've got such a rigorous training course I'm quite good at it, if I may say so. I'll achieve my dream too.

Anzu thinks that the Other Me is just a dream, and I'll make sure she continues to think so. It's not so hard to lie. You just tell yourself that it's the truth, and it comes out and to the person you're talking to, it is the truth, because it's the only truth that they know. In their reality your lie is true.

I'm quite skilled at lying. After all, lying and acting are almost the same thing, and the Other Me insists that I do both every day.

In acting, you tell yourself that you are that character. I'm not Ryou Bakura; I'm Hamlet's step-father Claudius, I've got the power and the woman and I don't mind killing my nephew to keep this life. He might kill me, otherwise.

Pegasus is a lot like Claudius. They died because they wanted their wives.

They won't achieve their dreams, unlike me.

One day I'll be a star. I'll be in all the movies, I'll make it to Hollywood, I'll be the best actor ever. You just tell yourself…

I'm not Ryou Bakura; I'm a shy and quiet little boy who has no dreams and is unaware of the evil inside him.