I was in a car somewhere in the Middle East (probably Iran, because I was with Laela and her family is from there) and Laela was driving and her bf Luke was in the passenger seat and I was in the back. There were a TON of people in the street and Laela wanted to be a good Samaritan, so she decided to pick up as many people as she could. The problem was, she was letting all these hitchhikers pile in the backseat with me. After three other people were added, I told her I was getting out and would meet her back at her house. I asked her what the address was, but she didn’t know how to spell it in English so I just told her I’d figure it out myself.
I got out of the car holding my cell phone and was immediately ambushed. This guy saw my phone and said “I could really use a good phone like that” and I pushed past him with a “yeah, in your dreams” comment.
I saw a city bus and hopped on it. There weren’t any seats available so I had to stand. I then remembered what was in my other hand — a lighter, one of those long ones used for lighting grills. Anyway, I accidentally dropped it on the floor of the bus and before I could bend down and pick it up, everyone on the bus started shrieking. Upon being dropped, the lighter had activated but there was a wall of flame coming up about a foot from it, the entire length of the lighter.
I’m not sure, but I think I got kicked off the bus because the next thing I know I’m aimlessly walking through this neighborhood. The homes are all townhomes or duplexes, and very small. I meet this group of guys who are fellow Americans and I guess they were trying to meet up with Laela and Luke as well, so I follow them.
Instead of navigating the streets of the neighborhood, we go through people’s houses. Apparently in Iran, using door locks is not common. We must have cut through 5 or 6 houses during this dream. In one house, I saw one of my Israeli coworkers asleep on a bed with her husband in a room with two other beds and two other couples. Talk about close quarters.
We eventually end up back outside, looking out at this giant lake. Then I woke up.