A/N: Set during the summer before season four. 643 word drabble -D because I cant do short things…

He couldn't get attached, because he knew the second he did…the second he came to love them like a real family the truth would come out. The truth of what he did. He knew they searched for his father, but the cocky side of him always reared it's head whenever they mentioned having come a little closer. His plan had been too worked out, no one would ever dream to look at the bottom of the ocean. No one. Fred acted like the mother he never had, her gentle hands cleaning and bandaging wounds acquired as he hunted. Gunn spent his time training him, scolding him, and keeping him from going off the deep end. They were just beginning to settle into a routine of sandwiches and vampire dust…when it all shattered because of his mistakes and a box full of water.

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