I just had a conversation with a man yesterday in which he alluded to his desire to save women, which coincided with his fear of women. He was telling me about the energy work he does, that sometimes he's not sure he can hold all of what he finds in women's shadow spaces. It sounds like a similar experience from the one you had in your dream. It's facinating. My own response is conflicted -- on one hand, it's an authentic desire and I respect that, even admire it. On the other, I feel a hardness and resistance around this desire a man has to save a woman. Perhaps because it's a desire to save us from the world which men created... of course an individual man is not the entire patriarchy but it's often hard to separate. Beautiful writing and story in any case!