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    Hob Gadling has been a teacher at Yewtree Secondary school for four years, staff and students know he's married but they have never met his partner, this year they plot to get them to come to the schools annual Halloween party... While they plot Hob is happily remembering when he met and fell in love with his husband the third son of Duke and Duchess Aevum Endless.

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    You're now officially dating Dream of the Endless. Together you face challenges ahead and share happy moments. But dark clouds gather on the horizon. Someone threatens to destroy what you and Dream have built. Will they succeed? Or will you and Dream prevail?

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    When a threat to your realm emerges, an alliance between yourself and the Dream Lord may lead to far more than either of you bargained for.

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    中文-普通话 國語
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    When his dear stranger returns after over a hundred years, Hob assumes they will return to their regular routine. Instead, the visits become frequent, more casual, and slowly his friend he now knows is Dream of the Endless opens up to him. He tasks Hob Gadling with an impossible mission: teach Morpheus what it is to be human, how to grow and heal as a human, or else the cracks in The Dreaming may never fully close.

    But humanity is complicated. Healing is nonlinear, with many wounds and little sutures, and to grow sometimes means derooting the past. As their connection grows from something centurial and casual to a reccurring pull towards one another, bordering on love, Hob helps Morpheus expose the horrific underbelly of his biggest mistakes and most painful betrayals, happiest days and darkest nights, in order to allow himself the room for something new to blossom in place of the pain.

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    Sequel to Of Nightmares and Sins

    A year has passed since Dream has recovered his tools of office and recovered himself from almost being remade... into Dread of the Endless - thanks in large part to Johanna, Hob, and his sister Death... he refuses, even now, to acknowledge Desire's aid in any of it given their fault in it all.

    However, things are far from okay. Dread remains ever present, Lucifer is far from accepting their humiliation, and there is once again plans being made to try and destroy the Endless.

    All too soon, Johanna and Hob find themselves at the center of it all - with some allies (sometimes unwanted)… doing what they can to try and limit the damage and fallout. Of course, made all the worse, by having to also care for a suddenly very human Dream...

    Recap inside Of Nightmares and Sins, so theoretically could be read without the first part if wanted

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    Burgess tortures Dream in his prison in order to scrape away bits of his being. Dream's suffering brings visitations from his siblings who are unable to help by the old laws and the magic of his prison. As he loses bits of himself, Dream finds it harder and harder to pull himself back together again.

    Hob is having terrible dreams all seemingly centering around his Stranger and the need to find him. Except he has no place to start and journey may change him forever.

    Or a lot of Dream whump, a Hob rescue, and eventually these helpless boys admit feelings for each other.

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    Tension is good - necessary, even - on a stage. It's less good in a relationship.

    Calliope wants Dream's help. Dream wants to make amends. Hob doesn't want to be a burden.

    The sequel to "That Which Constitutes Poetic Faith," in which Morpheus is a prolific theatre director and Hob is a stagehand.

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    “It’s too bad you’re not secretly some rich fuck, laddie,” Seamus mused with his chin in his hand, “You could always just buy the place yourself, or build your own.”
    Hob sat up so suddenly the barstool wobbled like the lip of a preschooler. The world only spun a little as he pointed a semi dramatic finger at Old Seamus. “That’s it Seamus, old chap! I’ll just buy the place!” Seamus of course only chuckled at him.
    “Oh aye? With what, the vast wealth you’ve accumulated over an immortal lifetime? Yer drunk, boy.”

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    In 1987, in the cellar of Erasmus Fry's mansion, Calliope births a child.

    She will not allow him this treasure, too.


    Or, the Fates bring Dream a gift that will bend the shape of things to come, and Hob Gadling would like to know when it became acceptable to lock gods in cages.

    [updates mondays]

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    After Dream rescued Calliope, she heard of this immortal he meets every hundred years, and it intrigued her. So she goes off to see Hob Gadling for herself, but apparently some misunderstandings happened along the way, and she ends up telling Dream's secret to Hob. Now Dream has to act on his recently formed feelings for the man.

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    Illustration for my stories. Some are improvisational

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    for the kinkmeme prompt 'Dream and Calliope Switch Prisons'

    Calliope prays finally to a god with the power to assist her. She's been told that Morpheus is also imprisoned, so she asks that she be free of Erasmus Fry and that Morpheus be free of Fawney Rigg. In the way of gods and magic, that request is followed to the letter - she is now in Dream's prison and bound by the circle, Morpheus is now in her prison and bound to obey Erasmus Fry.

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    In a universe where Morpheus isn't freed by Paul, Calliope spends her day waiting for Richard Madoc to set her free. She also worries about her former husband.
    It takes years for her to be freed, by none other than Hob Gadling, who still wonders about his stranger’s whereabouts. Together, they set a course to free Dream from the Burgess' basement.

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    When everything went downhill, so did the Queen.

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    Sarah never thought herself to be particularly special. She was special in the ways many other people were special. She liked to sing and to read and dance. The day her life took a sharp turn wasn´t extraordinary either at first. Just another rainy day catching a bus to the university... or was it ?

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    Here in the darkness.

    The words echoed in the dark basement. The sense of dread intensified as a pure white feather was lifted into the air then slowly floated towards the circle.

    Here in the darkness.

    The hooded figures chanted, their voices acting as a symphony. The feather glowed in the darkness and the voices faltered for only a second before they resumed with a fevered intensity.

    Here in the darkness.

    The feather spun and spun until it morphed into a glob of bright sand at first. The chanting echoed in the basement.

    Here in the darkness.

    Then from the sand a being dropped out.

    Hob gasped awake in his bed. The look in the Stranger's eyes echoed in his mind. His gut twisted in unease. It was the nightmare he'd been having every night since 1916.

    He checked his calendar and winced, today was the day.

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    Hob is a patient man, and Dream is a stubborn one. Or a stubborn something, considering Hob still doesn't quite understand what exactly he is. In fact, there isn't much he does know about his stranger, and even less about his stranger's family -- so Hob certainly hadn't expected his friend's sister to waltz on into The New Inn asking if he had any apples and telling him that she was in town for work that "luckily" didn't involve him.

    And, naturally, he also hadn't seen it coming when she told him that his stranger needed his help. But if Hob had learned anything in his unnaturally long life, it was that things never went quite how you were expecting them to -- and sometimes you wound up breaking into a rich magician's basement to get your friend back.

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    Before, Hob Gadling never believed he’d be unfortunate enough to love someone who’d never love him back. He’s never coughed up flowers before, and he’s willing to bet he never will.

    After 1789, Hob Gadling dreams of his Stranger, realises a few things about himself, and coughs up his first flower petal.

    ———

    [or: nobody talks about their feelings, Hob Gadling has been coughing up flowers for centuries and can’t speak properly after 1989, and it turns out communication is a vital part of a relationship. Who knew?]

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    It's a common story; you meet a tall, dark, and handsome man outside of a club and take him home that night. When he leaves, you don't think you'll ever see him again.

    Now, what's less common is what happens a couple of weeks later, when you realize you're pregnant. But you only know his name, if that even is his real name: "Dream".

    What exactly are you going to do now?

    (title from the song Treehouse by Alex G)

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    14/?
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