As I walked into this room, I could tell it was somewhere I’d never been before. There was furniture molded into the wall, of many different colors, the lighting soft but everywhere. He was there, on his back rolling around like he always used to. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw him, so I spoke, “Is this real?”, and the entity replied, “As real as it can be.”
Shaking my head I walked towards him, my tears started to roll down my cheeks as he sat up, tilting his head side to side and inviting me over. I only reached down to pet him, and his jet black fur was as soft as I remembered it. The next thing I know he was on his back legs, reaching to be picked up, so I did. Coltrane nuzzled me like he always used to; but that was when I noticed his crimson red eyes. He was no longer alive so this must be a side effect of being a ghost. I knew this was the last time I’d hold him and feel him against me, so I held him tightly and couldn’t help but cry into his fur like I used to. I missed him so much, he was like my best friend. Not wanting the moment to end made it harder, but I couldn’t stay forever, and neither could he.
"It’s time to go..", said this unknown entity, and I shuddered as I held him. I didn’t want to let him go but knew I had to. I kissed him on his furred forehead one last time and put him down, and he scampered about ten feet away, then sat to watch me go. One last meow as I turned, and walked through the gate and out of my dream.