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    “Right.” Matthew ruffles his feathers, huffing a breath. “Look, boss, unless you made him mopier on purpose or something, I just… I think the Corinthian's sad.”

    Dream almost dismisses the thought out of hand. A nightmare, sad? It is preposterous. He should tell Matthew his concerns are unfounded, that nightmares are happy to fulfill their functions by design, that –

    And then he remembers Gault, and her desire to become a dream, her dissatisfaction with being a nightmare. He remembers the agony etched on the Corinthian’s face in the last moments before Dream unmade him. And he thinks that, perhaps, he should heed Matthew’s warning.

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    03 Sep 2022

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    28 Aug 2022

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    No matter. It is a new age for dreams and nightmares. Corinthian will come to learn that, to believe it, with time.

    And for now…

    “When we last spoke, you accused me of not letting myself feel.” Dream shifts, holding out his arms. “Come here, my little nightmare, and let me show you all the things you think I do not feel.”

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    26 Aug 2022

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    “What do you want?” Bruce asked quietly though his voice always sounded threatening when he spoke to Edward. “Did your nose heal too fast? Hmm? Want me to fix that?”

    Edward smiled to himself. “Bruce Wayne,” he said, sounding scandalised. “Don’t you know you’re on school grounds?”

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    Edward may not be as strong as Bruce Wayne, but he sure as hell is smarter. AKA the high school AU where they hate each other's guts

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    The Dreaming holds all dreams within it.

    As a nightmare, Corinthian never slept to dream, not in any real sense, not in the usual way of things, but Dream needs to know how he has failed and where, the why of it, if he is to do better than before. So he goes down to the dark and endless water and all that hides within it, sprinkling a gustful of sand upon the surface, and-

    “There you are.”

    -they are in a bathhouse that existed an eternity ago, open to the public, mosaic and tall urns with drifting fronds. People come and go; wine is sold, perfumes. A charlatan heals the sick in one room, another holds court to an adoring public in the next.

     Corinthian floats in the middle of a heated pool, steam rising from blue water.

     He is gold in his paleness.

     Naked, save for the smoke tinted glass over his eyes.

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    15 Aug 2022