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    1924. Roderick Burgess' continued attempts to control Dream result in a shattered cage, eternal sleep, and one very human, very cold, very hungry, very naked, VERY angry Endless.

    Several days later, Captain Robert Gadling opens his front door, and said very human Endless falls into his arms.

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    26 Sep 2022

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    Hob has to do a double take because Dream is crying; big, ugly, hiccuping sobs that wrack his skeletal frame to the point where Dream looks like a leaf in the wind. The raven that’d been following the man the last time they met— Mike or Martin or Matthew or something— pecks at the guys shoes.

     

    The story of how Hob Gadling starts a pub, beats up a god, stares down Death, falls in love with Dream of the Endless, and amasses a small army of fidget cubes. Not necessarily in that order.

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    20 Sep 2022

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    ‘This is a casserole recipe,’ she said, not entirely sure what reply she was hoping for. Normality was a station they were rapidly departing, and if Morpheus said this was a joke, she’d derail this train trying to turn it around.

    ‘I require your assistance once more, Constantine,’ he said with all the gravitas of the time he sent her after a rogue necromancer.

    Johanna does a few jobs for Dream when she needs to lie low. She preferred the detective hunts and the exorcisms; having her skills as a master occultist used to give potluck recommendations felt like employee abuse.

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    Johanna learns about Dream and Hob’s relationship and thinks it’s pretty wholesome.

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    20 Sep 2022

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    “To pledge honesty for love is an unpredictable path, where the possible reward is seldom worth the risk of injury on the way. You are a brave man, Hob Gadling, if also hopelessly naive.”

     

    Hob just got dumped.

    It's fine, nothing that hasn't happened before, but it hurts. At least he has a good friend to help him through it. But his friend is struggling with his own shadows, and is counting on Hob to help him through it, too, even if he won't admit it.

    Perhaps this is an opportunity. Perhaps they can finally learn how to be better friends for each other. And perhaps, if Hob just plays his cards right, he will even get to figure out who exactly his friend is.

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    17 Sep 2022

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    What led Hob Gadling — at the time known as Robert Stranger, because he’d been in a permanent state of pettiness from 1889 to about 1904 and now he was stuck with it — to the dank, cold, and dark basement of the Burgess house on March of 1957 was not so much coincidence or fate as it was curiosity.

    Yeah. Cats isn’t the only thing it kills.

     

    Alright, wait. Back up. Let’s start from the beginning.

    It was 1957 and Hob Gadling was, by no action or choice of his own, sort of — it’s a bit embarrassing — a criminal master.

    Not mastermind! He hadn’t planned any of it. Honestly.

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    17 Sep 2022