Chapter 3: Dragon Dreams

Weekend. Present time in Belmont, Wisconsin.

Elise woke up with her heart beating so fast, and bullets of sweat were scattered on her forehead. She wiped away her sweat by the back of her hand. She had a bad dream. She was staring at the eyes of a dragon, and she was immobile.

She got up and went into the bathroom. She switched on the light and stared at herself in the mirror. Her eyes grew wide unconsciously as she saw a dragon with red sclera and the pupils were cat-like and green. Then she saw something like a crest, with a dragon showing its side view, a castle on a mountain and a bloody battle.

She leaned her palms at either side of the mirror and forced herself to shut her eyes and the images ran through her mind’s eye. She shook her head several times as if to shake off those images. Then she breathed long and hard afterwards. She opened her eyes and looked at herself in the mirror. Must she tell her brother about her visions this time?

She swallowed hard and washed her face. She stood like that for a long time until she heard a knock on the door.

She left the bathroom with its light on and opened her bedroom door. She saw her brother’s silhouette standing there.

“I had a bad dream,” he said. He looked calm though.

“What is it?” Her brows furrowed.

“I saw a dragon.”

“What? How is that possible? I dreamt of it, too.” Elise was confused.

Eric just stared at his confused sister. He himself didn’t know what that dream could mean.


“We had the same dream?” Diana blurted out when they met at the famous local fast food in town, Menominee’s Hut, by mid-morning.

Good that Kent had already arrived last night from Massachusetts. His father wanted him to study in one of the prestigious universities in the said state—Harvard University. He agreed but in one condition: that he had to come home in Belmont every weekend and special occasions.

His father could not help it but had to agree with it. His father thought it was kind of a punishment that Kent did this to him after almost a lifetime of not giving him attention and for keeping himself busy with their business in New York.

While Kent studied, Mazoi was left in his apartment in Massachusetts like a prisoner. Pity Medjay.

Kent toyed a slice of pizza on his plate, with the use of a fork. He looked at Diana who just spoke. “You three had the same dream. I did not have that kind of dream,” he said coolly.

The three pairs of eyes stared at him.

“I did not sleep last night. I had to study for our exams next week.” He shrugged as though it was the most logical reason to it. “How about you, Mazoi?”

The ancient dark man just shrugged. “I did not sleep as well. I was watching you.”

“Then what do you think about our dream?” Eric asked his best friend.

“I’m not sure. Maybe it is just a coincidence,” Kent replied, looking pensive nonetheless.

“Yes, it could be but it could not be, too,” Elise insisted. She was quite frustrated to have that kind of dream. Because if it was going to be come true, how could they face a real dragon in real life?

“If it is not a coincidence, then we will see what it means later on,” Kent said resignedly and laid his fork on his plate before he sat back on his chair.

Diana was chewing on her lower lip as she looked at Eric thoughtfully. “Alright, let’s just say that it is not a coincidence. I suppose this has got to do with the next mission of Elise,” she finally said.

Eric swallowed and looked at his sister who was actually staring at Kent almost dreamily.

“What are your interests lately, Elise?” Kent asked her while they looked at each other.

“Nothing in particular,” she answered truthfully but distractedly. “But I did have visions last night. I saw a dragon, a crest with a dragon and a battle.”

“A battle?” Eric asked with curious eyes.

“Not again!” Diana shook her head. “I don’t want to face another shrieking priestess!” she complained.

“Well, that’s interesting.” Kent’s eyes twinkled with excitement.

Then Mazoi and the two guys smiled at each other and cracked their knuckles. The two young ladies sighed resignedly.

They realized that after the battle in Ancient Egypt, the two guys were always pushing themselves on training martial arts and secretly honing their talents in magic.

Elise and Diana just looked at each other with bewildered eyes.

“I guess we have to brace ourselves, too, Elise,” Diana commented.

“But I don’t know where we’re going next. Could it be in another time and place in Egypt?”

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