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    Dream seeks to neutralize what is left of the Order of Ancient Mysteries. It should be a simple matter. But while the Endless may be many things, they are as prone to repeating old mistakes as anyone.

    Or: Dream misses another appointment. This time, Hob is determined to find out why.

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    Morpheus, the son of Time, has just been crowned as King of Dreams, ruler of the Dreaming. Sir Robert Gadling, descended from a long line of soldiers and war heroes, is called to serve as the King's personal knight, but they cannot be more different.

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    “I’ll guard you for a night,” Hob says, “and say I please you, you can either pay me for a day’s work, or keep me on ‘til you reach where you’re going.”

    “Do you know the way to Canterbury?” the lord asks, and Hob nods.

    “Oh, yes. It’s a few days’ ride, not more than three or four, by my memory.”

    “Then you shall have three days to please me, Robert Gadling.”

    In 1389, known mercenary and bandit Hob Gadling offers to escort a strange lord to Canterbury, and wagers that he can guess the man's name in three days.

    Incredible art by Tashina!: 1

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    Hob Gadling is hired by Lord Burgess to retrieve a strange artifact from a cave.
    But why is Burgess so interested in some dirty old lamp?
    And what if Hob decided to keep it for himself...

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    The meeting in the pub lasts longer than either of them expect, and Dream lets slip a couple of vague facts that give Hob more information about his friend than the previous six centuries put together. He learns that he’s something of a king (which isn’t a surprise) and that he missed their appointment because he was trapped somewhere (which is). The rest is cryptic and reluctant, but when Dream implies that everyone he’d ever known had either assumed he’d abandoned them or been too busy to come help him well—

    Furious doesn’t quite cover it.

    AKA: What to do when your mysterious friend who might also be a god doesn’t realise they feel betrayed.

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    Hob sustains a mortal wound when he instinctively blocks an attack meant for Dream. Before this, Dream has never been a witness to any of Hob’s “deaths.” Even though it’s only temporary, the shock and sorrow immediately overwhelm him, and he burns. Everything.

    Hob catches glimpses of the chaos during his resuscitation.

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    The grimoire Burgess uses to trap Dream contains a more sinister secret, something that will strip power and essence from the Endless. Dream's sibling must bear witness to his suffering but 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. His only hope? The human he scorned in 1889.

    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 the journey may change him forever.

    Or a retelling of season one episodes 1-5, where both Roderick and Alex Burgess are worse, Dream loses and finds Hope, and Hob saves Dream from the cellar and more, and the Endless ship Dreamling.

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    “Sir! Sir!” There is a loud call from down the street and Hob stands to peer into the night. This street is not known for its late night callers. The slight man looks ill put together and his steps are slow and uncertain. “Sir Robert Gadlen?” And that was something, for the caller to be after him.
    “Aye, who asks?” Hob doesn’t have his sword but he never needed one in the past and this figure can barely stand.
    “Tis Will Shaxberd,” the man replies, stumbling further. “I- your friend-”
    Hob is down the street before the man even takes another step. “What of him? What did you do to him?”
    The playwright shakes his head and it looks like he immediately regrets it. “Men, they came and took him."

    --
    Or Dream gets captured by people who would do him harm in 1589 and Hob Gadling and Eleanor need to save him.

    2023 Dreamling Bingo Fill for #DB024 A2 - Rescue (chapter 1)

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    "I should have asked you earlier, but I don't suppose you'll still be in town tomorrow?" Hob says. "It'd be lovely to see you again."

    The man truly looks regretful as he says, "We won't."

    It was worth a shot. They hardly know each other. There's no reason for the sick film of disappointment settling over him.

    "Ah, well. I'm happy to have met you anyway," Hob says, subdued.

    "Are you doing anything right now?"

    --

    When incognito rock star Dream of the Endless drifts into Hob Gadling's record store, it's instant attraction. Neither of them expected things to get this serious.

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    History begins to seemingly repeat itself as young Alexandra Gadling begins to suffer from a series of nightmares that unknowingly plagued her biological mother throughout her own childhood.

    As Alex’s nightmares worsen, Hob seeks Morpheus’ help in getting to the bottom of it; leading to the Endless learning just how connected he was to a daughter he never knew and a granddaughter he had initially been so hesitant to connect with.

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    Dream of the Endless gets more than he bargained for in the Burgess' basement. Hob Gadling is just trying to live his comfortable domestic life. Neither of them are prepared for what comes after the glass shatters.

    Updates Fridays.

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    It's been two weeks since Hob Gadling has seen his stranger, and has been longing to see him once more.

    When Dream shows up unannounced in his apartment, Hob had plans to watch a play at the theatre, so he invites Dream along and unfortunately, they watch a certain unexpected Greek Tragedy.

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    Hob receives a strange letter from a woman in his dreams. On it is an address to an old manor. With her words “get him out” still ringing in his ears (and quite a bit of recklessness since he pushed away his one true friend) he decides to check it out.

    Once there, Hob impulsively breaks his Stranger out of his cage. While doing so, he discovers that almost 600 years of injuries, grief, and death might just leave an impact on someone.

    (Or: Hob, oblivious to the fact that he has several lifetimes worth of PTSD, is a self-sacrificing idiot, and Dream is too far out of touch with humanity to notice.)

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    Hob Gadling attends a party at Roderick Burgess’s mansion at the request of his client, following the rumour of a ‘devil’ in the magus’s basement.

    To his utter surprise, Hob finds none other than his mysterious stranger. Well, Hob can’t leave him there, can he?

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    Hob never thought that, when he started to dabble in the supernatural, it would come to bite him in the face (quite literally).

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    Hob navigates being a werewolf, packleader & pack Dad(TM), while Dream finds out just how much he missed while being imprisoned.

    ~~~~~

    Werewolf!Hob AU
    Enjoy ~

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    Hob saw two things immediately, obvious as anything, in what he felt distantly sure must be the wrong order.

    The stranger was surpassing handsome: tall as he was, but lean where Hob was broad, with pale skin, black hair as long as a maiden’s, eyes as sharp and bright as the bite of water in winter, and a mouth that made him think, suddenly and irrationally, of wild roses; and more was the pity for all of it, because the other thing, the thing Hob ought to have noticed first, was that he was staring at Hob like he meant to kill him.

    In which Hob and Dream make poor first impressions, become fuck buddies, and, somewhere along the way, start trying to save one another. Out of friendship, of course. A love story.

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    In which the Lord of Dreams makes some impulsive decisions at least once a century, Hob Gadling is bad at getting him to talk but good at getting him into bed and a promise that was never meant to be said will be broken...

    -*-
    This once porny oneshot is a longer, plottier story now as of October, 14th, 2022. Come join me for the ride! :-) I can't reveal too much, that would be spoiling!

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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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    A love story between two beings who have all the time in the world, and yet nowhere near enough. A dive into how Hob Gadling and Dream of the Endless fell for each other, from their 1789 meeting through the present (and beyond…), and in which Dream breaks their 100-years pact before their pact is broken for them. Because Hob was right: Dream is lonely.

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    “Hob! What do you think of death?” His friend asked, eyeing him curiously, his mouth and beard glistening from warm beer, round eyes the color of new pebbles.
    That was enough to attract his attention, because well... he had a long record of losses in his past that would simply make the melancholy bards jealous.

    "Look! I've seen death!... I lost half my village to the Black Death, I fought battles and gave my blood, it's not that I don't know what death is."

    or

    Where Hob Gadling isn't just a normal human and he conveniently shows up to save Dream throughout the centuries.

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