Feelings in a Dream - Chapter 2
Lizen soon regained her composure. It was a one-time thing anyway. Kaiden would only appear in one night’s dream. It wasn’t anything serious, she just had to move on from it. Lizen entered the conversation with a nonchalant smile.
“I’m just trying my best. What’s the point of being rivals, if we’re going to work as colleagues anyway?”
She spoke like an angel because she was in front of Daniel, but inside, she was fuming with anger. If one were to repeatedly go back and forth between 1st and 2nd place, it’s natural to become competitive. She had to become the Chief of the Bureau of Investigation to prove to people that she was better than Kaiden. Her heart was no different from that of Kaiden’s, as her eyes glistened coldly.
“But, it’s really unexpected. I thought Lizen would support the pharmaceutical empire.”
Ashé nodded and repeated the story she had said at least a hundred times.
“You’re really good at Herbology. You are Ruella’s niece after all.”
“I don’t want to go crazy like my aunt.”
Lizen shuddered and said.
“I’ll clearly go crazy if I’m alone in the lab all the time. I’m good at sports and I’m active, so the Bureau of Investigation fits better.”
“Wow, I’m so curious as to who will be the top student. Why don’t you two sparr in advance for us to see?”
Daniel laughed playfully. When Daniel laughed, his blue eyes bent into a half moon shape, creating a beautiful curve. Lizen looked at Daniel’s pale white face, fluttering blond hair and sparkling blue eyes, as if she was dreaming for a moment. Yes, today I’ll just dream about Kaiden and then I’ll try again tomorrow…
“Why do you want to see the showdown of the century so soon?
Ashé poked Daniel in the side and said.
“Neither of them will show their final move anyway.”
“Ah, I’m so excited. I really don’t know.”
“I side with Lizen! I want Lizen to win!”
“Kaiden’s like a monster. It’ll be hard to win.”
While the brother and sister duo were chatting away, Lizen and Kaiden remained silent. After all, it is only while being in the Royal College that they can laugh like that. After graduation, both Lizen and Kaiden will become employees of an affiliated institution that is loyal to the Royal Family.
That night, Lizen was definitely going to dream of Kaiden, so she thought she wouldn’t be able to fall asleep but to her dismay, as soon as she put her head on her pillow, she fell asleep. Her consciousness was getting fuzzy. She was unsure how much she drifted between consciousness and unconsciousness. When she came to her senses, she was at the sparring field she was in earlier in the afternoon. Kaiden was training.
‘Woah, is this guy training in his dreams? What a tenacious guy.’
Because it’s a dream, the sparring field was strangely distorted from reality. According to her aunt’s additional explanation, the space in the dream is entirely dependent on the unconscious mind of the person who drank the reagent.
‘What techniques are you using? I will also prepare for the comprehensive exam.’
Lizen sat down carefully in a corner of the training ground. There is a 1:1 competition in the comprehensive exam. This was because combat ability was naturally important due to the nature of the Bureau of Investigation. Due to the gender difference, Lizen could use magic, which was an optional subject, but at the same time, she needed to monitor Kaiden’s movement as magic could not deliver the final blow in a 1:1 competition.
‘Mmm… Well done. There aren’t any unnecessary movements.’
She was watching Kaiden’s movements avidly when Kaiden’s dark eyes abruptly turned to look at her. Lizen, who made eye contact with him, was startled.
Lizen blinked and took a deep breath. It’s okay, that’s not Kaiden, that’s his consciousness, it’s just one night’s dream anyway. Just act as natural as possible. Looking at her clumsy smile, he asked with a blank face.
“Lizen Hakart, what’s going on here?”
Wow, even in my dreams he’s brutal. Lizen rolled her eyes and answered quickly.
It’s a little underhanded. I don’t really participate in battles in fear that my killer moves would be exposed.
“Aren’t you going to spar?”
She was only ever active and outspoken when she wasn’t around Daniel. Looking at Lizen smiling brightly, in his dream, Kaiden paused to think for a moment.
In the blink of an eye, the space was distorted. It seemed to be because they were in Kaiden’s dream. Dreams change in an absurd manner depending on one’s subconscious. Lizen shook her head in a moment of dizziness.
It was a classroom. She wasn’t sure why he’d thought of it, but it was Kaiden’s dream anyway. Before she knew it, her clothes had changed into that of her school uniform. Undoing one of the top buttons of her blouse, Lizen climbed onto the desk and clenched her fists. Kaiden was also in a fighting stance, preparing to fight with his bare hands.
‘That’s too much. There’s nothing I can do about being a woman.’
When a man and a woman compete against each other, the original rule allows the woman to use an extra sub-major to compensate for gender-specific physical disparities. In her case, she chose magic. However, seeing that she couldn’t feel any magic, it was clear that magic couldn’t be used in the dream. Then, the result was obvious. Of course, it is a fight against Kaiden. Still, it certainly would help to have a pure fistfight. Lizen kicked off the desk first and kicked Kaiden in the chest with her foot.
Kaiden’s chest didn’t move an inch, instead, he grabbed her shoulder in an instant and slammed it down into the chair. She turned around and jumped, standing on another desk. Even though it’s a dream, she was quivering. She leapt incessantly and kicked hard, aiming at Kaiden’s face. Kaiden dodged it easily, and shoved his fist into Lizen’s stomach, which she managed to slightly dodge from. She was about to give a second blow to the jaw, when he conveniently stopped her.
Her foot was caught by Kaiden’s foot. She turned for a moment, but her neck was still firmly held by Kaiden’s arm. Kaiden kicked down one of the desks and sat on a chair. Once subdued, she could no longer beat the strength of a man. She struggled as if being hugged by Kaiden, who was sitting on the chair. One arm was wrapped around Kaiden’s neck, the other was completely restrained and both legs were held by Kaiden’s firm legs.
His low voice rang in her ears. She struggled and grinded her teeth.
“Why don’t you just admit defeat? Even if you’re on par with me for everything else, hand-to-hand combat just isn’t it.”
Lizen snorted her nose in anger. Yes, that was the truth. Those eyes that for some reason were ignoring me, had a kind of meaning to them. No matter how many times she ranked first in the women’s competition at Royal College, Lizen was annoyed at the thought of his expression, for he didn’t bat an eye at all.
“If I used magic, the results would be different!”
“You think it’ll be different?”
He laughed out loud. He loosened his right hand that was holding onto Lizen’s shoulder and laughed as if he were making fun of her.
“I can hold you down like this with just one hand though?”
His left arm completely encircled her arms and torso. She was so angry that she was on the verge of tears. She didn’t expect to be overpowered this easily. She knew she was going to lose, but she didn’t expect the fight to end so easily. She still had overwhelming physical skills compared to other women, and she easily won some battles with other men. Hence, she thought she’d do pretty well…
“Why don’t you just admit defeat, Lizen Hakart.”
Lizen twisted her body with all her might. Still, he didn’t budge. His hard chest was like that of a wall, refusing to move even an inch.
“How funny, I’m not giving up.”
“Really… Don’t move. I can’t stand it.”
Lizen was startled by Kaiden’s voice which seemed to have been locked up, and stopped moving. She didn’t know because she was busy struggling, but his body was heating up. Also, she felt something under her buttocks. Lizen blushed.
Since she was still a student and had no experience in dating, Lizen had no experience with men. And the same went for Kaiden. As long as one attended Royal College, dating and having relationships were prohibited so as to save energy. However, their current situation could be seen in books that the girls had read.
“…I can’t stand it.”
His lips touched her neck. Lizen was startled at the first touch of a man’s lips. Suddenly, she felt a heavy pain and a hot breath on her neck, and a moan escaped. With his free right hand, he unbuttoned her uniform, button by button. Lizen struggled again, but still couldn’t move because of his immense strength. In the classroom, sitting in a chair, she was stuck in that state! All the buttons on her blouse were unbuttoned, as his right hand moved towards her muscular stomach.
Twenty-two is a great age. He had forced himself to endure all his desires so that he could take the elite course of the Royal Palace, but in fact, he did have a lot of dreams of women. However, Lizen was very embarrassed for she never expected that Kaiden’s subconscious would approach her like this in private. She throbbed as her hands were still tied down. His hand slipped into her blouse and into her bra.
“No! Ah, no!”
Her upper body was almost completely naked as her bra rose. Her blouse came loose, and her underwear humiliatingly raised. His tongue now swelled up and licked her tingling neck. Lizen was startled by the first sensation. And when his hand grasped her breasts, she clenched her teeth and moaned.
“Ah… Don’t do this…”
She felt a tingling pain on her shoulder, in the area that his lips had bitten. Kaiden looked at his traces, which weren’t red but instead purple, and then made eye contact with her, who managed to turn her head to look at him.
“…You don’t like this?”