Serpaz: Peruse corporate calendar.

Sure, why not! You decide to take a closer look at the current blink. Quite a few special nights in this one, but tonight is the MOST special of all. It is your FLUSHED ANNIVERSARY!!! You make a mental note to mark tonight's accomplishments, along with a special note to go give Laivan a special prod about this special day.

You instantly forget about both notes as you look up at the tawdry advertisement hanging just above the calendar. The guy on display stares right back at you — relentless, yet somewhat curious. He's offering you a piping hot vegan weiner sandwich, unearthed from the confines of his magical strong-armed torso.

Hunger may get what hunger wants, but you do not crave sustenance in the way that this fellow does.

No. What you crave is far more tempting. Far sinister. Always near...