By Tom Siddell
Who's this guy? (It's Tony)
Oh look, he's doing the thing again, only dirtier.
I'm not sure if knowing how it turns out makes this more hilarious or just plain horrifying
I see the Deluxe Dreamboat Tony models just arrived.
Flame on? 😬
Nature! Quit it with ✨romantic lighting✨ effects! She. Has. A. Boy. Friend!
how in the 16 multiverses did they fall in love?
stibnite's the one who's supposed to fall for tony, quit tryna bewitch the rest of us!
Is that Eglamore she's dreaming about?
I wanna know what they were chatting about!
Fantastic page. So much going on here, utterly inscrutable to newcomers. Color palette is spectacular. And Surma in panel 5 is perfect. So, this "Tony" guy...wait, do we know him? Not yet, I think. And that's going to piss off a lot of people who thought that they did.
The moment you find the perfect picture moment
So, she notices that he's fit?
Seems kinda shallow.
Anja's memories have some excellent Instagram filters.
*Reynardine voice* Does THIS excite you, girl?!
So she dreams of...
For an instant I was like "Why is that Clonk so wet?" and then I realized we were going for the toon convention of a popped dream bubble. Nice touch. pizza
Awww, she's so into Eglamore, I wonder how great Tony is to make her change her mind in so little time.
Oh NO he's HOT
Dreaming of her dream goat, sir lord egla most.
They gon' frick
So it was his body? Surma, I didn't know you were so shallow
Yeah, but who is that OTHER guy?
Stop this at once. I will not be attracted to Tony.
oh no he's hot
Oh no he's hot!
Oh No He's Hot
I brought breakfast. And bugs.
There may be some slight overlap between the two.
People are really going to do a 180 On Tony after this story is finished..
Well he's hot now, commence romance. :P
He got down and dirty early in the morning.
I think I speak for all of us when I say this:
Dream of dem hunks, Surma.
Annie looks and acts tons more like her father then her mother.
Little known fact:A Tony is a music award..
Wait, the big guy was *Tony*? I'm so confused now...
Early to bed and early to rise, helps us log Phasmatoptera by mass and by size.
The human Tony who seems absent in Present Tony...
Heh, our Dustin would get along with your Eglemore guy.
..hey wait biceps?
Guy seems interesting now.
Where did he hide those?
Also who were she to know that he was not the boring silent type but the strong silent type, if he didn't start out showing his biceps?
Infuriating, inconsiderate boy :>
"YES YOU WOKE ME!" *stomps off*
Oh no, he's hot.
Was she dreaming of Eglamore?!
Tony doesn't sleep?
Surma dreams about Eglamore - he's the one with the flat-top haircut, not like Tony's tousled-yet-severe style.
Ah. She dreams of muscles, turns out Tony has muscles
Also, that's one heavy rucksack.
Definitely not dreaming of Tony.
Why dream of James when there's a dreamy guy right in front of you?
Internal Monologue: OH NO HE'S HOT!
Damn that last frame. I almost turned gay.
Where'd Mr. Elgamore come from?
WELL, maybe you did ... maybe you DID!!!
wow he's hot!
The one in the dream or the one in the door? :)
I will speak for all of us when I say:
oooooOOOOOOH? It appears Handsome Young Lad Tony has appeared
Panel 5 is gorgeous.
Am I seeing things? Because I just noticed that Tony looks pretty cut.
Tony actually looks good in this panel!
Alert, alert, we're going into Pastel-O-Vision.
Lol at this art shift. Tony's gradually transitioned from a scrawny nerd to a romance novel hunk, complete with lens flare and bulging muscles.
the proportions are looking a little weird here...
maybe it's just the position
It's that strange hybrid zone between bishie and rugged.
I see. She fell in love with Tony out of sleep deprivation. It all makes sense now.
Hahaha, Tom, you're orchestratimg this development flawlessly.
Squidward: OH NO, HE'S HOT!
Bad morning face, Surma.
As a socially-awkward guy who looks amazing with his shirt off, I verify the 100% accuracy of where this story-arc is going.
Damn, Tony got hot :O
This guy's kinda dreamy in his own way.
Tony: "Oh? THIS bag? It's nothing special, really."
Nice little place they've got there. CLONK aaaaannd hello jet lag.
Somebody is NOT a morning person
I swear to God why am I literally the only person that likes Tony? Like, LOOK AT THIS GUY. HE'S JUST GOING OUT FOR A MORNING JOG IN THE AMAZON LIKE IT'S NOBODY'S BUSINESS
Searching ants get you buuuuuffed
Tony uncharacteristically let his guard down and the steroid bugs got him good. Next time he'll bring spray.
Daisho's right, I'll fix it "ANJA!! Quit it with the ✨romantic lighting✨!" Hmm more purple. Goodnight, it's curtains, it's the big sleep for Surma 💟🙀💜
Am I still dreaming????
-and me sometimes too
I've literally been waiting YEARS for this. I started reading in 2008. Thank you, Tom ♡
Lemme get some of that!!
STILL WITH THE SHOUJO LIGHTING
Okay, who is the hunk and what has he done with Tony? *casually poses seductively in the door* RUN SURMA RUN
Surma, not a morning person.
Pfff. Shallow Surma.
Why do I get the feeling that Surma isn't a morning faerie?
Clearly that's Elgamore, in disguise... Tom you really have become transparent in your writing.
Somebody please draw fanart of a young muscly Tony.
See what happens when you have to haul all your own boxes around without help?
LAWL. I love this :D
Anja: "And that's when your mom noticed Tony was pretty buff too..."
Tony is still garbage. Surma needs to punch him in the face and go back to dreaming about hunks. Also his anatomy looks SUPER off in the last panel. The whole shoulder/neck area, I think?
I like how Kat's mom know EXACTLY how this went down.
Anthony's reception is changing due to the idea that he's "hot"?
When he wasn't something to smash with, people demonized his behavior...but now the behavior is irrelevant due to his appearance AND NOT THE FACT THAT HIS TRAUMA WAS EXPLAINED?
FOH old bum ass comment section.
Taking bets on the chances that they go behind Eglamore's back and that's why he hates Anthony.
For all the years that he's known her, he's been a wet blanket. But now that there's better lighting she's suddenly in lust? The cringe is real. Surma just...isn't as cool as I hoped. Apparently the only thing she has going for her is that men inexplicably want to sleep with her (because what impressions have the seven pages of backstory before this arc given us besides that really?).
Good grief. He was actually attractive once. O.O
Perhaps the shiny good looks will return if he stops being such a poophead in the present timeline.
Wait, it's Tony? I thought it was Elgamore.
im SO HYPE for this love origin story
Phew quite a romance you're telling us Anja. XD I feel like Kat would jump in with a deadpan expression at THIS.
If Surma hasn't dreamt of James in muscles I wouldn't have thought that Carver would have had a chancr. But it turns out that Tony has stuff she likes so we're forced to make the obvious conclusion.
Honestly when I saw this I thought for a sec that Surma was still dreaming and someone she dreamt of a Tony crossed James man. Stramge as heck.
Whoever said that Annie would not be impressed if this was how Surma got attracted to Tony, I applaud that analysis 😂
Lots of people calling Surma shallow, but hey, it's just biological guys!
thats something I thought that I'd never see, hot Tony.
Her un-composed made-up face on waking up is kinda cute in a real way.
So many great comments, didn't see anyone mention that.
Also yes Tony is looking really good. He always did, but all this humanization helps. Poor guy.
Oh no he's hot!!!