I had a dream Jake was alive.
All of his friends were there.
We were celebrating his funeral, but he was the star of the show.
There were hundreds of people.
There was a competition shop that they all worked at
But at times it was full of desks like a classroom.
And at times it was full of video games.
Everyone was eventually outside, and there was a big screen.
It was projecting Jake's life for everyone.
Everyone was in a really good mood.
Jake was really hard to keep up with that day.
His other friends kept trying to lead me to where he was.
But it was so difficult to find him.
At one point in everything I was in a contest.
We sat on the front row of the outside progression.
There were two other competitors, a girl and a guy I think.
I don't know who won, but I eventually left to find Jake.
I still could not find him, even though everyone kept saying he had just been everywhere I was checking.
This was the largest part of the dream, me disoriented and looking for Jake with people I didn't really know.
Eventually, though, I did find him.
Jake was sitting Indian style with some of his friends.
We were not in a gym, but in a room that size with wood floors.
I came up to him and that's the first time it hit me.
I asked him how this was happening.
He was dead.
We had already had a funeral for him,
And this whole thing, this event, felt like a funeral,
But everyone knew he was alive.
I asked how was this all possible.
I remember actually feeling elated then, but really nervous for his answer.
He smiled his cheeky smile at me and then my cell phone ringing woke me up.