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    Two events take place on the same fatidic evening of June 1916.
    One, Dream of the Endless goes into the Waking world searching for a wayward nightmare and ends up captured by a magic patrictioner called Roderick Burgess.
    Two, Robert Gadling wakes up to a stake in his chest courtesy of the descendant of a certain Lady who once tried to kidnap him (and his Stranger too).
    Both events prove life changing.

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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 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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    Hob Gadling, a history professor with an unusual mutation, decides to embrace the opportunity of a lifetime when he is tasked with a special operation for the Division of Recovery. Nowhere in the mission statement does it say he should fall in love with the target, but there is little else he can do once he meets Dream, a powerful metahuman with a tortured past.

    When Hob takes too long to realize the truth, he makes the wrong choice with disastrous consequences for everyone.

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    An unlikely hero saves Dream of the Endless from his glass prison and sets him free from the perils of humanity.

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    1891

    Hob Gadling realises he wants to apologise to his stranger just a few years too late.

    He shouldn't have doubled down on what he said, as now he has probably lost any hope he had of ever becoming his friend. But he refuses to let that be the last time they meet, he has to find a way to say he is sorry and maybe even fix this mess.

    So he does something he has never done before, not in all his centuries.

    He begins to search for his stranger...

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    After banishing his lover to the waking world for her deception, Morpheus learns that she's been captured by a revenge-seeking Alexander Burgess.

    She's also very pregnant with his child.

    Neither of these things lend much to the possibility of a happy ending.

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    “If you wish your brother freed, Angel, then there is a simple means to do so. Take his position. You see that I have his tools. He will regain freedom and in return I hold captive the one I wanted in the first place.”

    Death nodded and her brother’s shock mirrored Burgess’s triumph.

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    The first time Morpheus met the angel, he'd just left the tavern after his meeting with Hob Gadling.
    The second time, it was just a passing acknowledgment.
    The third, Morpheus had no idea that the angel was there.
    And the fourth time Morpheus met the angel, he didn't recognize them.

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    Hob had first stumbled upon, and then been dragged into this whole esoteric business. The chance of sating both his wanderlust and his loneliness had been to good to pass, and there he'd gone - Faking it until he'd made it. Conning this secret society at leisure, posing as the immortal Count of St. Germain. For once, he didn't have to lie about his age...

    ... And their books let him search for an echo of his Stranger in their lines. He'd keep his distance, he swore. But the loss of the one place he could return to always, the distress of this place being a person-- It had hit him hard.

    ----

    (Or, Hob Gadling learns first hand why you don't impersonate another immortal, the perils of cult mentality, and why calling your Stranger your North Star isn't platonic. Not at all.)

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    Years before Dream and the Corinthian corner Hob Gadling on a dark street, they meet as teenage boys at a private day school near Wych Cross. They dream of murder and each other. Their love story has a body count and it begins with Randal Gadling - the man abusing the boy that would one day become Dream.
    ~:~
    A prequel to "A Subtle Web in a Little Corner Sly" to answer the question of how exactly did Dream and the Corinthian meet.

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    Dream stumbled back a step, his hand falling from Corinthian’s face, and then sand was whirling around Him and Corinthian knew something was very, very wrong. He could hear chanting, and his Lord seemed to be in pain, and then He was gone. His overwhelming presence had vanished, and so had the chanting. 
    Someone had dared to summon his Lord. Whoever they were, they would pay.

    Or, instead of Dream immediately choosing violence, he attempts to find out why his Masterpiece left The Dreaming. When Dream is summoned right in front of him, The Corinthian finds out that his devotion to his Lord has teeth and claws and it is hungry

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    A self-indulgent take on what might have happened if, at twelve years old, Alex had broken the binding circle and his father had died. Focuses mainly on Alex, his feelings on the situation, and the aftermath.

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    The Corinthian was left sitting in the alley, blood drying on his hands. If all he had wanted was to be in the waking world, he had gotten it. He could run off to wreak havoc upon the world until Dream found him again, but it was never about that. Sometimes, he thought, we run just to be caught. He picked up the knife he had dropped.

    “My lord,” he whispered into the silence, clutching the knife tight. “I’m coming.”

    In which Dream decides not to be a total dick and the Corinthian decides to save him.
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    The news of Morpheus' capture spread quickly, far and wide, especially in the world of The Fae; after all, what else did merpeople do all day? Sadly, even with quite nearly everyone in the unnatural world catching word of such an unfortunate situation, nobody was really able to provide any aid--and if they could, they certainly were not going to risk outing their species to a maniac. So there you came in, a child of one of the elements, determined to help in any way you could. You'd been around the Earth and it's waters for some time, fighting in battles where your aid were necessary; and while the nature of the surface world may be different from the cold waters you call home, there wasn't a thing in the universe that could prevent you from freeing someone you'd never even met before. Except, perhaps, an unlikely enemy.

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    Magnus Bane receives orders to investigate what is a trapped warlock (or something demonic) in the basement of one Roderick Burgess. He isn't expecting to come across two creatures already planning a rescue of said captive. Even more than that - he isn't expecting the captive to be an Endless, of all things.

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    Hob Gadling, when a talking raven (named Jessamy) shows up to tell him that his oldest friend has been captured and needs his help, isn't expecting to get plunged into a world of magical beings, time travel, and more than his fair share of violence, but. For his Stranger? He would do anything.

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    You have finally found your husband after he was suddenly taken, but the Burgess men have worked their hardest to keep you at bay. Tonight is the night you can finally free him, and seek your revenge.

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    Born with what seemed to be the worst luck in the world, you have managed to get into, and out of, life threatening situations all your life. That is until the plague of 1514. You had escaped Mother Death countless times before, but not this time. Mother Death has taken a liking to you, and with your kindling relationship, you become that which historians whisper about. You are the great Fortuna, Goddess Incarnate of luck, and ruler over fortune and fate. No one could have anticipated what your ties with Death would bring you: Pain. Torture. Death. Love.
    Updates: Sunday, Completely Written

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    "...when they appeared in the binding circle, he was clutching onto her so hard it was a futile effort to separate them."

    Jessamy, along with Dream, is confined in the glass sphere.
    The future has never been more hostile.

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    The entity in the dome looked around her at the fog that had appeared there. Roderick Burgess had seen the fog, had heard....something from it that was best left alone. Those strange eyes like literal pools of darkness gazed at them and then Burgess saw something both awed and and horrified him. The wings had changed long ago, the eyes were pools of liquid darkness. Those were things he'd become inured to. The fog that held the monster in the sphere in that damnation aided by its own sibling becoming ice and then seeming to wither into nothing.....that he was not prepared to witness.

    Masses of darkness in the loose shape of wings, the dark hair turned half-white, these were things he could perceive. For a moment she seemed to take an unnatural bone-hue and then it faded. The being turned to him and then her lips parted in an unnaturally wide grin as a sound echoed that would haunt him for the rest of the long and painful life which took its first steps within the dome. Laughter, rasping and echoing with a booming sound that would sear the hearts of those who heard it.

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    "You've never even given me your name," Hob calls out. He fails to hide the hurt and frustration in his voice, his nose tingling with the promise of tears.

    The semblance of a sad half-smile flickers across his stranger's face. He replies without hesitation, without discussion.

    "I am Dream of the Endless."

    At last, something real. Peculiar, and it raises even more questions. But the answer is honest; Hob can tell.

    "So… just… Dream?"

    "I go by many names – but yes."

    "Why tell me now? What's changed?"

    Dream answers, unblinking.

    "Everything." 

    - - -

    In which Hob and Dream reunite after Dream's escape. A story about healing, longing, change, and forgiveness, featuring lots of cuddling. And tea.

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