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The Power of Dreams

by Judith Freudenthal - 1999

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I don't own Forever Knight and promise to return the characters when I'm

done. I'm not making any money off this. Send all comments to

DanaKnight@aol.com.

 

A Clairvoyance story

Natalie was asleep in her own bed after a long, busy double shift.

Part way through the morning, her peaceful slumber turned into nightmares.

 

******

 

Natalie saw an accident. Two cars colliding. One smashing into the

other, completely out of control. Natalie was stunned when she saw the driver

of the second car. It was Grace. Both people were dead. Natalie saw a church

in the background.

 

******

 

Natalie woke startled, tears in her eyes. She was a bit unsettled,

not knowing what to make of it.

She tried to get back to sleep but couldn't so she got up, showered,

dressed and headed into work early.

 

Natalie saw Grace arriving about an hour after she did and felt

herself relax.

"Natalie, you okay?" Grace asked a little concerned.

"I'm fine. I didn't get much sleep."

"What happened? I hope it was because of a certain blonde detective…"

Grace said.

"No. I was home alone. I had the strangest dream." When Natalie saw

Grace's curiosity she continued. "You were in it."

"Oh." Grace's eyebrow raised.

"Nothing like that!" Natalie said as her expression grew grim.

"Promise me you will stay home tomorrow night. And you'll be very careful

this morning."

"Natalie, you're scaring me."

"I'm sorry. I don't want you going past the church for the next few

days. Please." Natalie said, some begging in her voice.

"Okay. Please tell me why."

"In my dream, maybe it was a premonition., I saw someone out of

control smash into your car. Both drivers died. You died." Natalie watched

Grace's expression, hoping her friend wouldn't think she was nuts.

"I didn't think you believed in premonitions."

"Normally I don't, but I don't want to risk your life. I wouldn't be

able to live with myself if I didn't warn you."

"Do you have these dreams often?" Grace asked curiously, wondering if

she was seeing a whole new side of her friend.

"No. This was the first one."

Grace saw the extreme concern in her friend's eyes. "I'll do as you

ask."

 

 

The next evening Grace was fixing dinner while listening to the news.

The lead story was a car crash. Grace listened she realized it was the one

Natalie had warned her about. She was thankful she was safe at home.

"Thank you, Natalie," Grace said to the ceiling.

 

Across town, Nick and Natalie were in his loft enjoying one of their

movie nights. They were seated on the couch as the movie ended. Nick got up

to swap tapes. The local station was on the screen.

"Oh my God!"

Nick looked at the screen and saw the car accident.

"What's wrong?" Nick asked a bit confused.

Just then the phone rang. Natalie snatched up the receiver from it's

cradle on the table right behind her.

"Hello."

"Nat, thank you for warning me, for making me promise to stay home

tonight."

Nick heard Grace's voice and saw Natalie's entire body relax.

"Thanks for calling."

"I didn't want you to worry if you saw the news. I knew you would

until you learned I was okay. I've gotta go finish cooking my dinner."

"Enjoy," Natalie said with a lighter tone.

Natalie hung up the phone and noticed Nick watching her with a

concerned look.

"I suppose you heard it all?" She knew he sometimes eavesdropped

either accidentally or on purpose.

He nodded with a sheepish grin.

"I had a nightmare, maybe it was a premonition where I saw that

accident, only Grace was the driver of the second car. She was killed. Both

drivers were."

Just then the news reporter commented that both drivers were dead.

Nick and Natalie just looked at each other.

"Nat, I didn't know you believed in premonitions." Nick wondered if

there was more to her than he was aware of.

"I don't. But, I wasn't willing to risk Grace's life. I warned her

and am *so glad* she listened."

"Have you had many of these?" Nick asked, his curiosity growing.

"No. This was the first one." Natalie looked at him a moment. "Do you

think I'll have more?"

"I don't know. If you do and need someone to talk to, I'll always

listen." He knew she might talk to him about it because he wouldn't think she

was nuts.

"Thank you. It's a really strange feeling." She was relieved to have

someone to talk to her wouldn't think she'd lost her mind. She had accepted

one strange thing already, that vampires do exist, and was still sane.

"I know. I don't have premonitions, but I understand."

"How about another movie?" Natalie asked, needing to get her mind

onto something else.

Nick understood and stuck in the second movie.

 

To be continued? That's up to you. Do you want to see if Natalie has

untapped powers?

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