Our story begins on 21 April 2008, between the clips “Global Food Shortage” and “Farewell to Bobby.” 2008. Stephen: …We’ll be right back. Bobby! Come over here a minute. Bobby: Better make it quick, Stephen. Stephen: Oh, it’ll be quick. I’m…hungry.
Bobby: All you have left to do is the closing. We can have BLTs waiting in your dressing room just as soon as– Stephen: Bobby… You are completely failing to anticipate my needs here. [CLATTER]
Bobby/self-confidence is my undercover OTP. 2008. Heinkel: We have him subdued as well. Yes, the real one. …No, I will not get you an autograph. Jon (thinking): That’s right…You saved my life that night. More than once. Hell, technically speaking, you died saving me. What kind of dick would I be if I abandoned you… Continue reading Chapter 2 Page 04
Stephen: Bobby! Bobby: Yep. Stephen: You’re dead! Bobby: Right again. I gotta say, this isn’t what I expected death to be like. Although, as a Unitarian, I didn’t have any set expectations in the first place, and would have been prepared to accept the afterlife as envisioned by any number of different faith trad– Stephen:… Continue reading Chapter 2 Page 05
As always in the Shineverse, that’s the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen design for Mina, and the Hellsing design for you-know-who. Bobby: Okay, here’s the Cliff Notes version. In the story, when Dracula starts regularly feeding on Mina, it establishes a mental link between them. Later, when she and her friends have Dracula on the run,… Continue reading Chapter 2 Page 06
Stephen: You have my very conditional attention. Bobby: Well, for starters, I can tell when you’re being an idiot — that feels so good to say, you have no idea– Stephen: Bobby — Bobby: Sorry. Thing is, you’re not using your powers very effectively. Stephen: …I sort of don’t have any. I mean, not dying,… Continue reading Chapter 2 Page 07
Bobby: Plus, think about it — you’ve been in a state of borderline starvation for years. That would leave anyone feeling sluggish. Now, though? You’re full. Stuffed, in fact. (You’re welcome, by the way.) Can’t you feel the untapped potential coursing through you? I can. It’s kinda giving me the shivers, to be honest. Stephen:… Continue reading Chapter 2 Page 08
And They All Died Happily Ever After