Once at the first floor walkway, SOMETHING SCARY happens (from here on the dream is scary) and all of a sudden his hoist starts raising him up forcefully. He doesn't know what's happening, he thinks maybe the woman has followed him up and is pulling on the rope from above, but he looks out the window of the warehouse and he can see that they're still waiting for him at the door. He gets panicky because of how forcefully (but not excessively quickly) he's being pull back up, he might be crushed between the scaffolding that he dodged on the way down. He gets pinned between 1st and 2nd level scaffolding and is winded by the crushing effect it has on his chest. He can hear the steel framing groan under the stress, but he can't reach his carabiner to detach himself from the rope. And just as suddenly as it started, the lifting stops, and he plummets to the catwalk at the 1st level. With a shriek of steel, he lands on his back, struggling for breath but quickly detaching his harness from the rope.
It's a moment before he manages to stand up however, he's bruised and exhausted but otherwise okay. He feels an urgency to get on with the investigation of the warehouse, feeling that he's lost some time and the loud noises might've alerted others. The woman and girl had heard the bang from his landing and stand near the door at the window, peering inside. They try to quietly get his attention, but his bashing, eagerness, and prior panic have caused him to forget about his companions and he makes his way down to warehouse ground floor.
Much to his surprise, the ground floor is completely clear, with seemingly nothing being stored there at all. But he notes that it's very cold on the lower levels and the cement flooring seems wet and slick. With nothing to see in storage, he decides to cross the clearing to the warehouse offices on the other side, perhaps he will find papers or documentation on the SSIUCS there. He makes his way to the center of the warehouse where he suddenly slips on his backside. He looks at the flooring and it's actually ice! He is very perplexed and struggles to his feet. He looks around the warehouse and up towards the doors where he came in. He spots the woman and girl still standing there and remembers that he needed to open the door for them.
At this point my dream cuts to the woman's perspective from the window. He waves at the woman and girl from inside and they look at each other and call him a baka (baka means baka) for only just noticing. The woman looks back inside and all of a sudden everything rumbles very low and the ice flooring explodes near the man. Everything seems to slow down here and the explosion sends thousands of ice shards into the air, all black and glinting with moonlight in the crisscrossing shadows. It's a moment later that a huge dark blurry shadow hurtles from the icy epicenter, striking the man and sending him flying into the air, before the shadowy figure returns to the ice and disappears.
The man has been ripped asunder from the strike, his abdomen and legs have been torn off and left on the ice, while his upper body flies towards the woman and girl. He body lands on the 1st floor walkway, just beyond the window. The little girl has saw it all take place in front of her and her eyes widen in horror as the man bleeds profusely from his tearing. He looks to the window but his eyes do not really focus on his two companions outside - perhaps he is only looking towards the deep blue light visible through the window. A moment later, the girl screams and the woman grabs her and runs off, leaving the man for dead.
The next morning she watches the news (it's in Japanese) and the incident is being reported, the company spokesperson's comments are typically Japanese - terse, tight-lipped and understated.
There is more to the dream but it's like the aftermath and I consider it a second and separate dream even though it's related. It's very dystopian and unsettling. Eventually TEPCO's SSIUCS enables them to take over Japan and form a megacorp dictatorship. TEPCO have their street cleaning vehicles (the ones that are used for sweeping litter and leaf debris off the road) modified so they can push very heavy loads off the road (more like a cow catcher or snowplow). There are like thousands of bodies lining the streets that TEPCO have purged in their takeover and the cleaning vehicles keep the dead off the roads.
If you enjoy reading long posts about dreams, I hope you enjoyed reading about my dream!
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I guess no one liked my dream.
I've read your dream I just didn't know how to comment on it…
It sounded pretty spooky!
The shadow was kind of like a big dolphin leaping out so it was kind of funny in retrospect.