Lichen Story: Daydreams & Daedalus

Before Reading This Consider Reading Its Prequel A Dreamers Nightmare.


Many, many nights ago, I was awoken in night by a ghost in dreams form. Not a day can go bye, not a second can fly without the remembrance of His Words, & His Face.

“Vile, Vile, Defile Hidden In Steam”, he said after he crept out of the bushes before I was hit with a bright gleam in my eye.

I had finally after almost a month had passed convinced myself he was gone forever, was not real, and does not last, or exist. That he was simply a figment of my minds strange, mental mist.

But then just minutes ago, as I approach the stores payment counter I was struck with a sudden encounter. The room slowly turned black, then red, then all was gone for some time. As a new world formed I stood in front of a house on a lawn, greener than lime.

It was beautiful, not macabre one bit. It was on a blue bay, and perfectly sunlit. Then I saw through the house’s painful pain glass, a young man with two kids and a Lass.

Then I heard the lass speak “Oh Daedalus, Oh Source Of My Lust! Our Love Is True, Not ‘Cause I Must!”.

It seemed as though the fair maiden was implying their marriage was arranged, yet it also seemed as they were close and true blue lovers, not one bit estranged.

It was seconds later that I was taken to an ancient house, which the fine lass entered in a fair blouse. I almost yelled to warn her as Smoke arose through its doors!… but it was mist covering the house from roof to floors…

Suddenly I saw what I saw as the truth which what it was: A Bathhouse. It was then that I saw which the Lass was there to see: “Sir Touse!” A name yelled by his slaves to enter him unto the scene. “Sir Touse!” A man about to do the obscene…

Then my soul entered the room which they lay, investing in Horrid Play. I was forced to see as she defiled her marriage with glee. My spirit could not flee, I was frozen in time planted like a tree.

Daedalus must have suspected her sins, as he entered the same bathhouse Following soon after Sir Touse was all done. It was then that I heard these words again spoken to each one:

“Vile, Vile, Defile Hidden In Steam”

Words which now have new meaning, and I understand clear. Words which for the second time I was saddened to hear. But this time it was not out of fear… I had empathy and sorrow for Daedalus…

Yet at the same time it seemed so unfair! Why should she be punished for wanting a true Pair? She was forced into Daudus’ arms, without any chance to ever leave… is it her fault that she tried to be with one her Heart Truly Eyed?

But then all was gone, and all was white again. But then it was then, just then I heard a horrible scream… “Daedalus! No! Forgive me Please!? Forgive me to my treason in the steam!”

The sound that came next was one you could not miss… the slash of a blade resembling a Serpents Hiss…

“Daedalus, You killed her! Oh my true love…” he then responded ” Well then you may meet her again up above!” And I heard the hiss again…

The hiss lasted, and began to grow in sound until it suddenly awoke me and I jumped off the ground!

I had fallen, and they thought I had had a stroke, but as I suddenly healed many thought it was some sick joke…

That was just now, and I’m not sure what to do. Im frozen once more. Daedalus may return, or may fade off in my mind as lore… I’m really not sure…