I don't want to discuss about why Aaron died. But I can really feel the pain of his girlfriend. I have also been currently struggling with nightmares. I have never realized that dreams can have such an impact in my life. During the day, I would be so busy and thus do not have time to think about the thing I don't want to think about. But every morning before I wake up, I would dream about "the thing".. I especially understand the part where she says that she has to force herself to wake up from the nightmare... I have done that many times as well. But after I wake up, I just have to face the reality ( in Taren's words "the real-life nightmare" ).