It worked. While shielded I saw a passing beam light up the room. It stopped when it reached me — as if thinking about something — but shortly after it continued and was soon gone again.
Once under I found X in eir cabin, but how is that possible? If that beam I saw is what I think it is, X should not be able to stay in this dream — or any dream, but either I’m wrong about the beam or X must have found another way to avoid detection. Had X been awake, I could have asked em.