Lacing up the Dream

The world around me twists… Changes… No single sky is ever real for long… It always recolors and twists to fit a new master…

I remember the last moments that one day… I saw my master, the young Sheep, begin to die before my very eyes, but then, hope shattered the sorrow as a human interacted directly with the Sheep…

Something like that was never meant to occur. Such an act cost the Sheep everything…

Dream Demons must use mortal flesh as a vessel to conduct our business in the real world. Some demons force themselves selfishly upon their hosts, while others are co-dominant and somewhat friendly towards their hosts… I am neither… I was born a mortal, and through many actions, I brought my creative mind into reality and safely became one with it…

Once I was reborn as a half-mortal Dream Demon, deemed by the others as a 'Golden-tongue' which stated my affinity for reality manipulation as well as general mind manipulation, I quickly went into the world of dreams to serve the Sheeps…

But, after the incident, when the Sheep was banished to Reality with half-mortal flesh, I also fled back to Reality and did a dual-duty of looking for the lost lamb in addition to hunting down renegade 'dream demons' under the pseudonym of 'Yumechi'…

I have slain…so many…of the defected… But I have found nothing…

Then, I was drawn into a daydream unexpectedly…

A winged figure descends upon a wheat field lit only by a bright full moon… Good… My mask is still on… She cannot see my face, as that would not be good…

I say with a chuckle, "Ah… I see you wished to talk to me…"

The winged dream demon looked at me with her triangle-pupated eyes and exclaims with shock, "Yumechi?"

I chuckle and say gleefully with a bow, "The one and only… Now, why did you bring me here?"

The demon kneeled before me and said with apology, "I am so sorry… I meant to lure an evil Dream Demon, but I seem to have gotten you instead…"

I crack a smile as I offer a hand to help her up, "No issue… I heard of an angel vigilante around, but I never thought we would cross paths so soon… What is your name, fellow crusader?"

She answered with a slight smile, "Play Threepiece…"

I reply with another chuckle as I cross my arms, "Ok, Play… Now, the question lies where your vessel is hiding…"

I then hear a voice as a young teenage girl with innocent purple eyes crack a wide grin at me, "Ah, so you are a friendly face, Mister Yumechi… My name is Yui Kounagi… Play here is like my older younger sister…"

I narrow my eyes and reply with another bow, "Well, greetings, Yui-chan…"

Play then closed her eyes and said as the daydream began to dissolve, "Now, to send you back to Reality, Yumechi..."

I found myself in a dusty alleyway with neither the vessel nor the demon present… Odd… I seemed in their proximity… Whatever… I can find them later…

I pull up my hood and as I pass on into traffic, I catch a foul smell… The smell of despair… That is when I see a dull-eyed teenage boy pacing about the streets in boredom… Poor boy… I wonder what happened to him to destroy him so…

Maybe all will be revealed in the future… Maybe…