The rays of 2018 fell down upon the Vegas desert without much fanfare and with a few less souls around to witness the event. Fortunately for the purpose of this story, we don’t know those souls. The ones we are familiar with are still following their dreams.
After playing “what can I see in the clouds” with the water stained ceiling for twenty minutes, he concluded this session of “lets put off my day”. He also thought that losing himself in the cards would take his mind off of his troubles.
He thought about that for a moment.
What have I got to worry about? My troubles aren’t anchored to reality. They are attached to something fleeting and nebulous. They’re just dreams. They’re very vivid and painful dreams but they’re just dreams. Maybe “vision” is a more appropriate word.
With that one thought his malaise melted away and he let the hot shower wash any remnants down the drain.
The light crept into her window and announced its presence by alighting on Nadine’s forehead. She became vertical like a shot. She had no time to waste today. A man’s life may be at stake. It was just a dream but this one, as well as the man, stood out from any other in her life. She was worried it may be an actual vision, one that she needed to prevent from becoming reality.
She looked under the bed. Unfortunately, the briefcase was still there. She was hoping it had been swallowed up by her dream. No such luck but she knew what to do.
The hotel’s lost and found was destined to have a new briefcase.
“Nadine putting that in the lost and found will not salve you conscious,” counseled Gladys.
Nadine had not told Gladys about her vision. She didn’t need her boss questioning her sanity. She just told her that the story she shared scared her. She figured that much was true. Whether she had a dream or a vision, there was one thing she knew for sure. The story was certainly the cause of it and it scared the hell out of her.
“You know what you have to do.”
“Yes Gladys, I need to give it back to the owner. Can I just put it back where I found it?”
“Yes, I think that should do it.”