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I was in a fighting troupe on a mission to defeat evil creatures like zombies, vampires and such. We were in somewhere like a basement full of small, dark rooms where evil creatures hide and ready to attack. In one of the rooms, my troupe mate, Julie, who in real life is my coworker, got attacked and bitten by a vampire. She would soon turn into one of them.
Frantically we dragged Julie out of the basement and checked on her wounds. Her face was pale and her heart was beatingÂ slowerÂ andÂ slower. Some of the troupe mates started to weep. I scooched in closer to her body, put her head onto my lap and placed my left hand close to her mouth. I said, “guys, I have an idea. Julie, go ahead and suck my blood. My fresh blood will flow into your body, and your toxic blood will flow into mine. I will harness the power of the sun to cleanse my body and turn the toxic blood into clean blood again for both of us. Let me be your blood transfusion. I can save you.”
I held up one arm to receive the power of the sun while Julie cycles out her toxic blood into my body. Seeing Julie was doing well, I finally looked up and paid some attention to our surrounding. Lo and behold, we were in a building situated in the middle of the ocean. Looking out, I saw the waves of the sea gleaming underneath the sun and hitting against the glass windows, whales, dolphins and mermaids playing and splashing at the surface of the sea. I could see miles and miles away where the sea and the sky meet.
Sensing Julie’s body turning warmer on my lap, I said in a whisper, “Julie, this is our country. We live together with all creatures of the ocean. We are one. Isn’t this amazing? I think you are going to be okay.”