1014 Perplexed and Smitten 74
Fang Erlan craned her neck to take a look outside, only to find that the rest of the buildings in the estate were not affected by the power trip. Why is that? she wondered in displeasure.
She closed the window and made her way to the balcony to look at Yan Ge's apartment. To her astonishment, the lights were still on inside.
What was happening?
She turned around and put on her clothes with the aid of her mobile phone's flashlight.
She grabbed the umbrella and left the house in a bid to ask the management staff about the power trip.
She headed to the management office in the rain to inform the staff on duty about the incident. Dumbfounded, the staff member said, "You're experiencing a blackout in your apartment!?! Ms. Fang, please go home to get some rest first. I'll go take a look at the power circuit of your apartment when the rain gets lighter. If there's nothing wrong with it, shall we settle it tomorrow?"
Fang Erlan answered, "Alright, thank you."
"Don't mention it, Ms. Fang."
Fang Erlan had no choice but to head home with her umbrella in hand.
She felt that it would be inappropriate to impose on Yan Ge, especially since it was late in the night.
Thus, she fumbled about and made her way to her bed where she sat down and changed into her nightdress again. She then lay in bed and used her mobile phone, which emitted a faint glow. After fiddling with her mobile phone for a while, she dozed off and drifted off to dreamland.
The same scenario appeared in her dream again.
However, this time, the setting was in her bedroom.
It was now brightly lit, unlike the pitch-dark room in real life.
Fang Erlan stared at the man who was standing beside her bed. She sat up straight and blinked a few times before collapsing onto the bed again.
"This dream has occurred again. Why did I dream of that man in the elevator? I must be possessed," she murmured.
Upon hearing her words, the man remained silent. He walked toward her and bent forward to grab her chin before stuffing a white pill into her mouth.
He then closed her mouth forcefully.
Fang Erlan swallowed the pill involuntarily, even before she could react.
"What did you make me take?"
"Some good stuff." Fang Erlan tensed up the instant she heard his voice, which was the same one she had heard in her previous dreams.
It was all too familiar.
She did not expect that she would be so lucid even during her dream.
She wanted badly to wake up from this dream.
She didn't want it to continue…
She leaped up from the bed in a bid to run outside. However, he grabbed her wrist forcefully and asked, "Where are you going?"
"I want to wake up…"
"Are you silly? You're not dreaming."
"I'm not dreaming?" Fang Erlan then slapped herself with all her might, only to find that it really hurt. Rubbing her face in pain, she exclaimed in astonishment, "How did you end up in my house!?! Ah! Help! There's a burglar in my house!"
The man pinned her onto the bed and warned, "If you dare yell again, I'll skin you and eat you alive!"
Fang Erlan gasped in shock, robbed of her senses and speech.
Seeing that she had stopped shrieking, he said, "I won't hurt you, you don't have to be afraid."
She stared at him in disbelief. Gritting her teeth in perturbation, she said, "Just who are you? I don't know you at all. It was my first time seeing you today."
"Your first time seeing me? So were the previous times all just dreams?" he said with raised brows.
"Were those few times… not dreams?" she asked, her eyes widening in shock.
"Those were obviously dreams, but I had visited you in them."
Fang Erlan opened her mouth before closing it again. She then asked, "You can… enter my dreams? Are you some god?"
He let go of her and stood up straight. "If you don't believe me, I'll communicate with you in your dreams again. How does that sound?"
"Sure. How did you come inside my house?" she asked.
"I walked in."
"You would need the passcode to unlock the door. How did you even enter?"
"I've already damaged the lock on your door. Get it replaced tomorrow."
Fang Erlan was speechless.
"Don't you wanna test my ability to enter your dreams? Let's try it now. I'm not going to do anything sordid," he said with a smile.
Fang Erlan's heart almost jumped out of her chest. "I don't know you at all, why must you behave like this? Please leave."
"It doesn't matter if you don't know me. What matters is that I know you," he said nonchalantly.
She dared not anger or provoke him, for fear that he would do something outrageous to her. She purposely mellowed her tone and said, "Go back and get some rest. I'm getting sleepy too."
"Since I've decided to meet you face-to-face, I'm not planning to leave anymore. I'll live with you from now on."
"What!?!" Fang Erlan felt extremely helpless, as if she were stranded in an ocean. Who's this lunatic? Did he recently escape from the asylum? But he's still so good looking. Just what's going on!?!
"I shall repeat myself if you didn't understand what I said. From now on, I'll live together with you and we'll sleep on the same bed, go to the same bathroom, and use the same toilet bowl."
"I don't agree to this and I never will. Get out of my house immediately!" she yelled in extreme agitation. After all, no one would remain calm and composed in such a situation.
She simply could not do it.
She felt like she could not even be in the least bit rational.
"How dare you tell me to scram?" he questioned, staring at her with a threatening look.
"I…" Fang Erlan's initial fury instantly vanished at the sight of his austere expression.
At this very moment, she felt like she was fading from head to toe and was losing control of her body.
"Just what did you feed me with?" she asked, unsure what he intended by doing that. She found him extremely terrifying and hoped that he would leave as soon as possible.
"A bone-weakening drug."
"What's that…" she questioned, trembling uncontrollably with anger.
"It literally means that your bones will be weakened after ingesting it."
Just as she tried to grab her phone, it was confiscated immediately. At this moment, Fang Erlan wished that it was really just a nightmare and that everything would return to normal once she wakes up.
She lay down flat and closed her eyes, as if she had really fallen asleep. She felt as if she was just administered with an anesthetic that made her feel feeble and powerless, such that she could not even lift her arms and legs.
The man switched off the lights and lay down beside her.
She felt relieved about the fact that he did not touch her.
However, even then, she could not relax her mind or ease the tension within her. She kept her eyes shut tightly with all her might. And yet, her mind was completely lucid.
She continued to lie stiffly all the way until daybreak.
She simply could not fall asleep.
Curiosity filled her.
"I dreamed of your voice consecutively throughout the past few days. Was that really you?"
"Since you don't believe me, why do you still bother asking?"
"I've never seen you or offended you before in my life. Just who are you? Why must you do this to me? Will you give me a reason?"
"Because I fancy you. Is that a valid reason?"
Fang Erlan wished she could answer, "Go to hell! I don't want to be fancied by a lunatic like you!"