A Brother Lost

By RascalFlattsS

Disclaimer: I do not own Royal Pains.

Summary: In the heat of the moment, Hank says something he later regrets. When he goes back to apologize, Evan is gone. Hank will stop at nothing to find him and keep him out of trouble. It's a mix of everything: AU, teen Hank & Evan and of course Evan Whumpage!!

A/N: MAJOR SPOILER ALERT FOR THE SEASON FINALE!!!! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK! I also changed a few things from the season finale and added my own idea of what I think might happen. Enjoy

Chapter 1: An Accountant-Doctor Showdown

Hank looked at Evan shocked. "I can't believe it, Evan. I can't believe you lost all the money."

Evan looked up hopefully. "We can rebuild, Hank."

"I'm sure we can rebuild HankMed," said Hank, slowly shaking his head. "But my trust? I don't think so. I can't believe I trusted you, Evan! How could you do this? We were doing so well and you just through it all away!"

"That's not what happened, Hank," said Evan defensively. "If you'll let me explain-"

"No, there's no explanation needed," said Hank, shortly. He shook his head. "Sometimes I wished I never had a brother." Hank sighed. "Fix this Evan!" With that, Hank turned sharply and left.

Evan stood there at the bar in disbelief. He couldn't believe that Hank would say that to him. He knew he screwed up; he knew that. He knew he shouldn't have trusted him.

Evan got up and pushed away the chairs. He had something to do. He was going to fix this. He was going to make this right.

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Evan got back to Boris' guest house within twenty minutes. He didn't pay much attention to how fast he was going or anything else. The whole drive was a blur to him. Evan was normally a very good driver but today he didn't care.

Evan ran upstairs to his room, grabbed his suitcase and set on the bed. He opened the drawers and starting throwing the clothes over his shoulder into the suitcase. Once the drawers were empty, he went on to the closet, piling everything into the closet.

Once that was done, Evan closed the suitcase with a snap. He grabbed his suitcase and his computer and put them in the back seat of the car.

He then walked back inside the guest house, pulling out one of his business cards. He turned it over and wrote, Gone to see Eddie R. He then set the card on top of Hank's medical bag. He also grabbed a piece of paper from the desk and wrote a quick note to Hank.

I am so sorry Hank. I just wanted you to know that I didn't invest the money to make a profit for me. There is something that you need to know-something that I tried to tell you but you wouldn't listen. A couple years ago, I started a small scholarship for medical students going to your old school. With the economy being bad, I wanted to give more to the students so they could be great doctors just like my big brother.

I am so sorry, Hank. I promise you I will get your money back. There's a bond that I kept for emergencies in the desk. That should be enough to hold you over until I can get the rest back. I will do whatever it takes to get that money back and then, well, you'll never have to see me again.

I don't ask for your forgiveness and I don't deserve it. I didn't deserve to have you as my brother and you certainly shouldn't have to deal with a screw-up brother like me. And I promise, you won't have to ever again.

Evan R. Lawson

With that, Evan set down the note and walked out the door.

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Hank continued to storm around Divya's engagement party. He sat down by the bench by the lily pond. He ran his fingers through his hair. He knew he shouldn't have yelled at Evan, but he was SO angry at Evan. He couldn't believe Evan was so stupid.

"Hank?"

Hank looked up to see Amy standing behind him.

"Oh, hi Amy," said Hank.

Amy came and sat down by Hank on the bench. "Hank's what wrong? Your aura is so dark!"

Hank looked at Amy and sighed. "It's Evan. He's in trouble."

"What happened?"

"He lost our money," said Hank angrily. "I swear all he cares about is making money! He doesn't care about anything else! And now, we have to start all over!"

Amy sighed. "When Zoe suggested that we turn the house into a bed and breakfast, I was so angry at her. I thought all she cared about was money and that she didn't care about the traditions and history of this house and our family. But last night, Zoe and I talked. It turns out that Zoe did care about the tradition and history. She wanted to add the bed and breakfast because she wanted to bring the house into the next century so that the history and tradition could continue."

Hank smiled, "I am so glad that you and Zoe worked things out. But what does this have to do with me and Evan?"

"You assume that Evan did this for the money," said Amy. "But I can sense that there was another reason. But maybe you shouldn't jump to conclusions. And besides, you told me last night; Evan is the only family you have left. Maybe you shouldn't throw that away over something as stupid as money."

Amy got up and patted Hank's shoulder. "Just think about it." She walked away, leaving Hank alone with his thoughts.

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Hank opened the door to the guest house, "Evan! EVAN!"

He walked through the living room and up the stairs. He walked into Evan's room and then stopped dead in his tracks. The drawers were pulled open and all of Evan's things were gone.

"No," breathed Hank, feeling his chest tighten. He ran back downstairs. He saw a card sitting on his bank. He went over and picked up. He read the familiar line that Evan always said so proudly. He turned the card over and read, Gone to see Eddie R.

Hank felt his blood boil. Dad. He should have known that his father was involved. Evan had only been eight when he abandoned them. Evan still looked up to their father and still wanted a relationship. Hank was smart enough to know better.

Just as Hank was finishing med school, his dad found him. He was waiting for Hank outside of class. Dad had said that he was sorry for everything and wanted to make up. Hank ignored him and told him to get lost. Then, his father asked about Evan. He had the nerve to ask Hank for Evan's address. Hank remembered turning on him and punching his father, telling his father to stay the hell away from him and Evan.

Hank never told Evan that their father tried to contact them. As far as Hank was concerned, they didn't need him.

Hank turned and saw another note folded on the counter. He picked it up and read:

"I am so sorry Hank. I just wanted you to know that I didn't invest the money to make a profit for me. There is something that you need to know-something that I tried to tell you but you wouldn't listen. A couple years ago, I started a small scholarship for medical students going to your old school. With the economy being bad, I wanted to give more to the students so they could be great doctors just like my big brother.

"I am so sorry, Hank. I promise you I will get your money back. There's a bond that I kept for emergencies in the desk. That should be enough to hold you over until I can get the rest back. I will do whatever it takes to get that money back and then, well, you'll never have to see me again.

"I don't ask for your forgiveness and I don't deserve it. I didn't deserve to have you as my brother and you certainly shouldn't have to deal with a screw-up brother like me. And I promise, you won't have to ever again. -Evan R. Lawson"

Hank read the note twice. He couldn't believe it. Evan had started a scholarship for med students? At his school? Oh Evan, thought Hank. I am the one who is sorry. I jumped to the wrong conclusions. I didn't trust you. I put our relationship ahead of the money. I am so sorry…

Hank picked up his cell phone. He first dialed Evan's number. It went straight to voicemail.

"Hi. You've reached Evan R. Lawson, CFO of HankMed. Sorry I can't answer my phone right now, but if you leave a message, I will call you back."

Hank waited for the beep. "Evan, why didn't you tell me it was Dad who stole our money?" He felt his voice shaking with anger. He took a breath to calm down before he continued. "That doesn't matter right now. Evan, I am so sorry about what I said. Please come back to the guest house. Please, don't go see Dad. We'll rebuild, okay? We'll figure something out. Just come back home, Evan. Call me as soon as you get this message, okay? And Evan? One more thing. I love being your brother. I couldn't ask for a better brother. So, just call me, okay?"

Hank hung up the phone. He went into his bag and dug around pulling out a piece of paper from the very bottom of the bag. It was faded and beat up. Hank hoped he would never have to call this number. He carefully dialed the numbers and hit the call button.

Hank patiently waited while the phone rang once, twice, three times….

Finally it picked up, "Hello?" said a familiar voice.

"Hi Dad, its Hank," said Hank curtly. "We need to talk."

A/N: Cliffie Karma strikes again! Horrible, I know.

I had planned to write my own Royal Pains fan fiction story where their father shows up and Hank warns him to stay away but yet he doesn't listen and Evan gets into trouble. Since they brought it up in the season finale, I added it into this story.

Please R&R!