Sebastian’s player was late due to some appointments so we started the session with the other members of the Waffle House Four (Three) getting together the next day. Also this session was a little shorter because I started to get a headache that just wasn’t quitting.
Da’Mon, Patrick and Alexander meet at the Waffle House and become concerned when Sebastian doesn’t show up. Da’Mon texts him and doesn’t get a response. Worried for their friend, Alexander and Patrick head to his place to check on him while Da’Mon goes to work.
Patrick and Alexander find Sebastian’s apartment door kicked in and his apartment trashed. They find Sebastian’s cellphone in a back room. A neighbor tells them he saw three men (it was only two) kick in the apartment and then go running off. He doesn’t know where Sebastian is but hopes he’s okay.
Patrick and Alexander spend the rest of the day checking out the area to see if they find Sebastian. When they don’t have success with that, they clean up his apartment and wait for him there until its time to go back to Carmine Oddities to follow up with Jimmy.
Meanwhile, Da’Mon goes to work and starts his shift. During one of his breaks, he is walking through the Utilidors when the color drains from the area and Pluto appears. Da’Mon immediately pulls out his phone and starts recording. Pluto urges Da’Mon to follow him down a corridor and leads him to an ornate door. Going through the door, Da’Mon finds a colorful, cheerful Mickey wearing tarry cloth robe and drinking a scotch.
Mickey explains to Da’Mon that he knows that Goofy has been weighing on his mind a lot recently and that he shouldn’t be too hard on Goofy because he isn’t in control of his own actions. When Da’Mon asks who is controlling Goofy, Mickey says that it is so hard to tell because mortals are so hard to tell apart. There are only a few special mortals, and Da’Mon is one of them. Mickey explains that he and his friends have been here for so long and that they’ve been confined here for so long. Once, they were able to roam the land.
Hearing this last part, Da’Mon suggests that perhaps he can help Mickey and his friends. Mickey asks if Da’Mon is suggesting they make a bargain. Da’Mon becomes wary and says that he couldn’t enter into a bargain without his friends knowing about it and that he would have to talk it over. Da’Mon is also leery of accepting a drink from Mickey.
Mickey says he understands and offers him an easy way to find his way to him again. He give Da’Mon Toodles and tells him that to find him again, all he needs to do is take Toodles out and say, “Oh, Toodles!” and it will guide him to Mickey.
When Da’Mon leaves, he finds himself back in the Utilidors with the hallway gone. He checks his phone and finds darkness and spectral images fill the video that he took. In addition, three hours have passed. Da’Mon panics that he is going to lose his job. When he encounters his supervisor, he says that he had passed out.
Before going back out into the park, he texts Patrick, “Hinkey shit. Really hinkey shit.”
After work, Patrick and Alexander pick up Da’Mon and drive to Carmine Oddities. Da’Mon relates his encounter with Mickey while Patrick and Alexander tell him of Sebastian’s apartment.
They pull up in front of Carmine Oddities and head to the door as they are hailed by a familiar voice.
The night before…
Sebastian comes out from between two buildings and sees the two figures come out of his apartment. They spot him and Sebastian takes off through the complex running between cars, across the parking lots, and through bushes with the two men in pursuit. Racing down one of the main streets bumping into people, Sebastian narrowly missing being hit by a car, instead sliding smoothly across the hood and continues running. He manages to catch a bus just as it begins to pull away from the stop and leave his pursuers behind and promptly throws up.
After taking several buses, he goes to a low rent motel and passes out from exhaustion. He awakes mid morning and finds a payphone to call out from work because he just can’t lose his job. Sebastian goes to the Waffle House and finds that his friends aren’t there. He decides to take a circuitous route to Carmine Oddities and waits at a nearby McDonald’s. When he sees his friends pull up, he quickly leaves and calls out to them.
His friends are glad to see him and worried about the news that he brings while Sebastian is also shocked by Da’Mon’s encounter. Patrick suggests that he goes back to Sebastian’s apartment and waits with him to see if his assailants return.
The four of them turn toward the door of Carmine Oddities to see what news Jimmy has for them.