That sudden falling feeling. The one that happens without warning and for no apparent reason, slapping you right back awake.
That's got to be one of the worst feelings ever, but here it's worse.
For us, it's caused by dreams destabilizing. Bedlamization.
It leaves you dizzy and disoriented. It's hard to understand, too.
I mean, normally you wake up right after it happens, and you feel so confused.
But maybe more startled. Slightly scared.
Like falling until you hit a brick wall that came out of nowhere.
Like it just came at you from behind some smoke or mist so you couldn't see it coming until it was too late.
The Ranunculi. They know that wall, and they find ways to make us fall.
Sometimes I think that's why they were always so strong.