Disclaimer: The One That Got Away is Katy Perry's and I don't own Four Brothers :/ Not slash, just brotherly love. May be a little OOC, so if it is, sorry.

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Summer after high school when we first met
We make out in your Mustang to Radiohead

And on my 18th Birthday
We got matching tattoos

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It was Bobby that Jack had really attached himself too. Sure, Angel was closer in age, and Jerry was around more often, but Bobby was really the one that Jackie connected with. Bobby was the one who would let him play hooky from high school, sitting in the car and listening to rock music. They would just sit there, sometimes talking, sometimes driving around, just to try and both forget the things that had happened to them.

Bobby was the one who took him to get his first tattoo on his 18th birthday. They'd both gotten one that day: a Celtic cross. Bobby had gotten his on his left shoulder, and Jackie had gotten his on his right bicep. It had been Jackie's idea to get matching tattoos, but he kinda thought Bobby would laugh at him. He hadn't, though, and had helped pick it out, so that they'd both like it. He'd also paid for them both, which was really nice, because even that cheap, run down tattoo parlor was expensive.

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Used to steal your parents' liquor
And climb to the roof

Talk about our future
Like we had a clue

Never planned that one day
I'd be losing you.

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Bobby used to buy beer and whiskey let Jack drink it. They'd sit up on the roof late at night, just outside Jackie's window, and just talk. Sometimes they'd talk about what Jackie planned to do with his life, and what Bobby was planning to do now that he'd been kicked out of the hockey league. He was still the Michigan Mauler, after all, and he had to do something befitting of that title. However, even as they talked about it, Jackie had always assumed that Bobby would always be in touch, a phone call away if Jackie needed him.

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In another life
I would be your girl

We'd keep all our promises
Be us against the world

In another life
I would make you stay

So I don't have to say
You were the one that got away

The one that got away

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Jackie didn't expect it. The day before had been typical, and then he was gone. No warning, nothing. Evelyn tried to comfort Bobby, had explained that Bobby had a habit of running away when things got to comfortable, but Jackie couldn't help but feel betrayed that Bobby would just leave him like that, leave him trying to understand why his big brother was gone.

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I was June and you were my Johnny Cash
Never one without the other we made a pact

Sometimes when I miss you
I put those records on

Someone said you had your tattoo removed
Saw you downtown singing the Blues

It's time to face the music
I'm no longer your muse

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Jackie went to New York to be a rockstar. He formed his band, the Spares (which he got tattooed on his right forearm), and tried not to think about Bobby, and how much he missed being called a fairy and having his 'boy band' idea made fun of.

When he really missed him, he'd put on those awful CD's Bobby made him, the ones they'd listen to when Jackie played hooky.

He got the occasional phone call from him (at Christmas and on his birthday), but that was it. It almost seemed like Bobby didn't need him anymore.

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All this money can't buy me a time machine
Can't replace you with a million rings

I should've told you what you meant to me
'Cause now I pay the price

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Jackie almost wished that he could go back in time to the year before Bobby left. It was the best year of his life; he'd actually trusted the Mercer's, and he'd had a family who cared about him, and he had a friend that he knew (or thought) wouldn't abandon him. He wished he'd told Bobby that he needed him; wish he'd figured out a way to make Bobby stay.

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In another life
I would make you stay

So I don't have to say
You were the one that got away

The one that got away

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Now he was gonna see Bobby again, but he wasn't excited. All he felt was emptiness. His mom, the sweetest woman in the whole goddamn world, was dead. Bobby had called him to tell him.

So much time had passed where he and Bobby weren't living together that it felt strange to be going back to the family house.

Even when Bobby comforted him about their Ma, it felt different than all the other times they'd spoken. They were different.

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Wolfie: Can go with Family is the Strong Ties, my other Four Brothers story, but doesn't have to. Turned out different than I expected…please review if you like it, love it, hate it, or have critical criticism. And I don't know if Bobby has a tattoo on his left shoulder, I just made that up because Jackie does (both the cross and the word Spares).