"Souvenirs, Part Three": The Corinthian catches up with Gabe and Echo in a bar at New Orleans. Gabe doesn't sense the Corinthian approach, but Echo sees him sitting at the bar and warns Gabe. The two of them head to the bathroom. The Corinthian tells Matthew that he has to piss which surprises t
The Dreaming #19 is an issue of the series The Dreaming (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 1997.
Synopsis for "Souvenirs, Part Three"
The Corinthian catches up with Gabe and Echo in a bar at New Orleans. Gabe doesn't sense the Corinthian approach, but Echo sees him sitting at the bar and warns Gabe. The two of them head to the bathroom. The Corinthian tells Matthew that he has to piss which surprises the raven as he didn't think nightmares had to piss. Inside the bathroom, Gabe has decided to cut out one of Echo's eyes and escape, leaving the other for the Corinthian. They find Echo bleeding in a toilet stall. The Corinthian wants to devour the remaining eye, but Matthew convinces the nightmare that his purpose is to show this kid what he really is.
The Corinthian manages to control his hunger and return to the Dreaming, leaving Echo to beg help from Matthew in the toilet stall. Matthew is indignant to Echo's plea and tells him he's nothing but a common murderer where at least Gabe had an excuse. Echo says Matthew is not like the Corinthian and that Matthew is good so he must help, but Matthew states he is neither good nor evil. All he needs to do is wait until Echo dies and pick a few choice bits as it's what ravens do. They are interrupted by a patron who is astonished the raven can speak and Matthew tells him to get Echo an ambulance or he'll peck his stupid face off.
Gabe confronts the Corinthian in the Dreaming where the Corinthian shows Gabe what he really is, a frightened victim pretending to be a predator so he doesn't have to deal with his own pain. This heals the rift that Lucien tasked the Corinthian with, so Lucien calls back Matthew. Before Matthew returns to Lucien, he visits the Corinthian who is once again struggling with his hunger and asks him if he wants to talk. The Corinthian says there is nothing to talk about, but as Matthew flies away, he finally addresses him by his name rather than merely as 'bird'.
Appearing in "Souvenirs, Part Three"
- Gabriel Ashe