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Cody woke up to find Zack kneeling next to him, looking terrified. "I did it again, didn't I?"

Zack nodded, trying not to look to nervous. This was the fifth time in a week that Cody had started screaming in the middle of the night. It left Zack feeling so helpless; like he couldn't do anything to help his brother.

"Was it them again?" Zack asked in a low voice. Cody nodded, not looking at Zack.

"It was so real. You have no idea how horrible it was." Tears started down Cody's cheeks and Zack held his twin loosely, rocking him back and forth as he let his brother cry.

"I feel so dirty, Zack. I want to get away from it. I want it to end." Cody sobbed into Zack's shoulder.

"Just forget about it Cody. I won't let anybody do this again." Zack didn't know what else to say.

Cody just nodded, not trusting himself to speak. "Please, don't leave Zack." He whispered finally.

Zack nodded and arranged himself so that he was laying side by side with Cody, still holding Cody. Since Cody had gotten back, he hadn't let anyone, not even their mother, touch him. Except for Zack.

"You want a story, Little Buddy?" Zack muttered. He felt, rather then saw, Cody's nod.

"Once upon a time, there were two brothers. Identical twin brothers who lived in a great big city with their mom. One day, one of the brothers was kidnapped by two terrible people who did unspeakable things to him." Zack choked, but managed to keep talking.

"When that brother got back, he wasn't the same, and the other brother did everything he could to help him." Tears came down Zack's cheeks. He listened to Cody's slow, even breathing for a few moments.

"But no matter what that brother did, he couldn't get that other brother to tell him anything." Zack's voice trailed off to almost a whisper.

"And now he has no idea what to do."

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