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    Todd wakes up in an alleyway with no recollection of how exactly he ended up there. It only spirals from then on.

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    Whumptober 2021: "It’ll Be Fun They Said" Torture/made to watch/begging

    The worst part of the tests in Blackwing is that you never have any company to join you… or wait, no… that’s not it…
    Dirk finds himself face to face with Todd, who is given the brunt of his punishment for failures in testing, and Todd does not have a good time.

    Trigger warning: screaming, restraints, imprisonments, electrocution

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    Whumptober 2021: Day 9 Rumors of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated (Presumed) Death, tears

    Dirk dies. Todd and Farah find him and have to deal with the horribly normal and human way he dies, coping with the loss of someone they both cared about dearly. But as they deal, there are pieces that stick out, things that don't fit that make them think that things aren't all they seem.

    Trigger warning: First chapter deals entirely with the finding of a dead body (not bloodied or disfigured), but described multiple times. Grief/mourning throughout, some swearing, pararibulitis attacks

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    Whumptober 2021 Day 8: Coughing Up a Lung: exotic illness (pararibulitis)

    Todd has a bad attack alone in the apartment right after Dirk storms out after an argument.

    Trigger warning: suicidal thoughts, unhealthy relationship dynamics, hallucinations, near death, suffocation

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    Whumptober Day 6 "Touch and Go" and Day 20 "Lost & Found"

    Project Blackwing gets on Dirk's last nerve and he decides he is done with it. He'll deal with whatever punishment, but he's not doing anymore tests. The punishment? Isolation. He's left alone for who knows how long whilst his friends are still searching for him in the regular world, experiencing some isolation of their own.

    Trigger warning: Confinement, Drowning, Emotional Abuse, Mild Suicidal thoughts/Depressed thoughts, mentions of guns, dream sequence

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    Whumptober 2021 Day 4: "Trust Fall" Taken hostage

    WE HAVE MR. TODD BROTZMAN. HE WILL DIE. COME TO 1435 WATERTREE STREET. BRING $ AND FOOD.

    When Dirk receives this note along with some of Todd's belongings shortly after Todd goes missing picking up lunch, he and Farah go into find Todd mode. Dirk's panicked, Farah's planning, but what happened to Mr. Todd Brotzman?

    Trigger warning: brief mentions of blood and nausea.

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    So things are okay. Todd's here, and Dirk knows he’ll be here, and that makes this different from last time. Dirk’s going to be alright.

    He tosses and turns all night, and when he wakes up in the morning, Dirk is gone.

    Hobbs gets hurt, and Dirk blames himself. But Todd didn't think it was bad enough he'd leave.

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    He doesn't wake on the floor, as expected.

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    Dirk was self-aware enough to acknowledge that he was bad under pressure. But he'd started to get the hang of things, at least with Todd, so when he finds Todd on the floor of the kitchen he is, thankfully, not entirely helpless.

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    It goes like this:

    Todd is stubborn, fiercely independent, and refuses to let other people do nice things for him. He's the one who does things for other people, that's his whole thing.

    And frankly, that works quite well for Dirk as well. Dirk has had a lifetime of doing for himself, of just scraping by, of the universe giving him "just enough" and never letting him rest. He likes being taken care of.

    But sometimes – just sometimes – Todd needs Dirk. And Dirk learns to be there for him.

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    It's been four months since Dirk solved the Oneiroi case and human existence, (yes, Dirk solved the case of human existence) and they were beginning to get used to the idea of maybe, possibly, living a normal life. Not that they wanted that, of course. But they had stopped Blackwing so maybe the universe was fixed and no more weird stuff would happen...

    Wrong!

    Get ready for a tale of goats, a boat, drugs, and lots of other random stuff. I told you this one was weird.

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    When the universe called him in the middle of the night on Tuesday, Dirk Gently knew immediately what was happening

    Of course, the glowing green alien floating in front of his face was also a bit of a giveaway.

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    An alien appears in Dirk's bedroom. The next day, Dirk's office has vanished. As usual, everything is connected.

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    Todd offered as small of a laugh as he could manage. “What can you see?” A white-hot streak of pain seized across the muscles of his ribcage as he spoke anyway. He shut his eyes and took in a breath as evenly as he could. His shaking hands were betraying him.

    “Well, um, you’re— you’ve got—” Dirk stuttered to describe Todd’s condition to him. “There’s blood.”

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    “Todd,” says Dirk one morning, apropos of literally nothing, “have you ever been married?”

    Old Todd would have either pretended not to have heard or, alternately, jumped out the window and burned down the building, but Todd has been trying, so he says, “No, Dirk, I have never been married.”

    “Hm,” says Dirk. Todd has about two blessed seconds of thinking he’s done with the topic before Dirk follows it up with, “Do you think you would like to be married?”

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    Dirk and Todd plan simultaneous proposals, neither of which (predictably) goes as planned.

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    todd is asleep but tomorrow he will wake up in pain.

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    A moment’s pause, then footsteps, then Dirk’s inquisitive face popping into Todd’s line of vision as he leans over. “...Hello.”

    “Hi.”

    “You’re on the floor.”

    “Uh, yeah. Yeah, I noticed.”

     

    In which Todd and Dirk bemoan the weight of living.

    Written for the 12/04/21 DGHDA Big Bang Fortnightly Free For All prompt: 'overwhelmed'.

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    "Terrible as it is, it’s easier to cling to the hope that there were good reasons for what they did. That the people who treated him well were at heart good people, and they hadn’t just been lying to him the whole time, that the small amounts of affection he’d been given were real and tangible. Even when he knows the truth somewhere deep inside it doesn’t mean he wants to acknowledge it.

    But, like all things, it’s only a matter of time."

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    The only thing Dirk Gently has ever learned to do with his trauma, is shove it down as deep as it will go, lock it away, and hope that ignoring it means it isn't really there. For a while at least, it works. But when the past comes knocking looking to make amends, and pretending that none of it was as bad as it seemed isn't an option anymore, the delicate balancing act he's been practicing for years finally tips over the edge.

    Healing is painful, recovery isn't linear, sometimes you have to tear everything down before you can start to rebuild.

    His own demons might be the scariest thing he's ever had to face, but it's not something he has to do alone, and in the end that makes all the difference.

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    todd resists the very tempting urge to knock his head against the counter. dirk plays with the loose threads at the hem of his shirt. it’s a t-shirt, for once — a bit stretched, and bland, and falling apart: it’s todd’s shirt. obviously. dirk rubs the fabric between his fingers like it’s made of gold.

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    Todd hasn't seen his parents for a while. And he owes them a lot.

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    Soulmates.
    What a crock of shit.
    Somewhere, some asshole was going to claim to be some sort of destiny for her. How a total stranger was supposed to be a magical missing piece of Amanda, and she was supposed to be their magical missing piece in return, was a complete fucking mystery. She was whole and complete all on her own, and barely able to legally drink, and all of a sudden that meant she was supposed to find her ‘one true love’ via the most ridiculous messaging system ever invented?
    Un-fucking-likely.

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