I think this is a bug.
I had my first dream with the lover I created during character creation too.
After the rest, the 4 characters that were in my party at this time get a new ability, but the other two characters who were not in my party (Gale and Shadowheart) did not get new abilities, even though they say so when I talk to them after rest.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Mad S. Tist
World leading expert of artificial stupidity.
Because there are too many people who work on artificial intelligence already