FlashbacksTwo boys, identical in appearance save for their hair color, raced down a dirt path.
Wait!! Claus! Claus, I want to go! Slow down!! shouted the blonde-haired boy in behind, his voice betraying his lack of breath.
The boy in front, the redhead Claus, paused and turned to look at his brother, doubled over in an attempt to catch his breath.
I want to- to help- I want to avenge moms Lucas paused for a moment, shaking his head violently. He didnt want to say it, he wanted to avoid saying it, saying it would make it real. I want to avenge what happened to mom! Slow down, okay? Im not as fast as you!
Im- Claus looked away from his brother, avoiding eye contact. I cant let you go with me, Lucas. If we if we both go, wholl take care of Dad?
We both will, Claus! Lucas shouted, as quick as his tongue would let him. When we get back!
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