Okay, so I know that a lot of people hate when books start with a dream, but what if the dream is recurring and the events involved actually happened? For instance, my character has a recurring dream about something that happened in her past that affected her greatly. It's not an action packed scene and there's no "she wakes up, sweat dripping from her forehead. It was just a dream, she tells herself. Just a dream." scene. I understand that that's cheesy and terribly overused. So, my question is, could this circumstance be an exception to the "rule"? Thanks in advance!