I had the most horrifying nightmare last night where I shifted into multiple characters, all who had a pretty terrible time in the Walking Dead world. I went to bed thinking my life was shitty, but woke up with a terrified shock from what I just lived through. It felt so incredibly real.
I think it began as continuing off where an episode last left off, like it was starting a new season. The situation was that what was left of Rick’s crew, maybe around 12-15 people, had been living on a farm, they were all intense and on guard with guns. A lot of wind was picking up, so naturally, many of us looked up- there was a large military looking vehicle looming over us, and I was playing on a swing- for a second, the thought that we were finally going to be saved flitted across my mind. I started hearing gunfire ring out, and realized that one by one, the people across the field were going down like dominos. They were being picked off. From the air. Some of us were looking elsewhere though, distracted- and I realized a horde of the walking dead were headed towards us. It was a massacre, where men and women alike ran towards the shed to retrieve more guns, fending off the zombies while each continued to fall down; the zombies were being hit from all sides alike. One lone woman, Sasha, ran towards the fence, but like everyone else, she too, fell over and didn’t get back up. My mind furiously debated over making it over to the other shed, where my dog was kept, to shoot her before she got eaten alive, but then- blank. All was dark. And yet, I was still thinking, has the scene ended, or did I get killed, or both?
Then, it was like a rewind, and I paid attention this time to one of the members of our party. She was an attractive, young, bi-racial woman. Towards the back of the house, she comes face-to-face with the military leader, a perhaps 40s, arrogant looking white dude with a cropped hairstyle. He charms her, they walk into the house, and enter a dark tv room to discuss matters. She has that permanent frown on her face, but they seem to come to an agreement. He assures her that it’s better not to alarm the others that the military force is here, and that they won’t come under any harm. Because this is the Walking Dead, it is implied they hook up. Cut to next scene, she runs out the house, appalled at what she is seeing as her friends get shot down all around her. As the lone survivor, she realizes all is lost, and in the chaos runs towards the fence. Because the general is fond of her, he lets her go.
We see the POV of the pilot now, as he flies over the farm and discovers living residents. As if it were a video game, he zooms in, centers on the face of each terrified individual, and aims right at the face, and they go down. Later on, he claims he was just following orders from the general, and it was like a repeat of MyLai Massacre.
To be finished another time.