Early in the morning, Bobby, unable to stop thinking about Dipper, speaks to his guardian for the first time.
This chapter introduces Bucky, Bobby's guardian. The idea behind the guardian originally surfaced from me liking the voice of the little squirrel Max used in 'When Christmas Comes To Town'. I asked Max if he was willing to do the voice for Bobby's guardian, and he agreed. Although timeline-wise, it isn't the first time Bobby meets Bucky, (because he meets him in a dream in Porcupine Passions 2, which predates this story entirely as far as the timeline is concerned), it is the first time Bobby meets him while awake, and, like most people, he doesn't know who Bucky is right away, owing to being unable to remember his dreams.