This is a real recurring nightmare I used to have from age 4 to age 12. The lion used to chase me, and wherever it walked the ground would bleed. They were always painful dreams, and about a year after I stopped having them I began to fight the biggest battle of my life against multiple chronic, painful diseases that I still fight with to this day.
Here's hoping you make a full recovery friend.
I actually used to have a very similar dream, but it was a freak canine and it would always end up smashing into the back window of a car.. getting blood and teeth everywhere. I was always in the trunk.
full metal alchemist inspiration?
The description really added to this. The fact that this beast seemed to foreshadow your illness is eerie. It must've taken on a more realistic form, in this case the form of the diseases you face
This is really creep because i used to have the same fear. Then i kept having nightmares of me running through these dark woods with a lion chasing after me, it looked exactly like this pretty much! Bleeding and everything, just more of a ... fluffy/hairy mane. But great job on this!