Impulse Buy

Fandom: Fringe
Rated: G
Category: Ficlet. Peter angst as seen by Walter. Family.
Season: Two
Spoilers: A New Day in Old Town
Summary: When the going gets tough, the tough get going – right out of town. Or at least Peter Bishop does. But not this time.
Word Count: 146
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Walter found it by accident.

And despite it being one of his lucid days, he didn't know what it was at first.

When he realized it was a credit card statement, he blinked at it for a long time before truly understanding.

Because Peter almost always used cash, and he never used a card for travel expenses – even ones this large. He was far too paranoid for that.

But judging by the date, and the charge, Peter hadn't exactly been himself. This was impulsive; done without thought.

Walter would have known that even without the reversal of charges that were next on the bill.

But when he added that into the equation, Walter had no doubt what had motivated his son to do something so blatantly out of character.

And once again, Walter thanked whatever deity there might be in the heavens that Olivia woke up.