Shadow Puppets (I'm Sorry)
by pari106

Disclaimer: Not mine.
Rating: G
Code: Drabble.
Summary: Max's thoughts, post-Pollo Loco.

I remember, when we were kids, how you used to give me shadow puppet shows.

Now I think that's all you ever gave anyone. Shadows. Illusions of light and dark. The
illusion of normalcy, of control, to satisfy your superiors and to reassure your siblings.

But that's all any of it was. An illusion. A shadow…of who you really were.

You let us believe the nomalies really scared you. But what you were really afraid
of…were the anomalies in yourself. And we let ourselves believe. *I* let myself

Because we were afraid, too.

I'm sorry, Ben.

I love you.