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Familial Betrayal

By Lillankan10

Drama / Other

The Elusive Brother Returns

Danny Williams was not a morning person, sometimes he wasn't an afternoon or evening person either but he definitely wasn't a morning person, so when he heard the knocks on his door at 6 am on his day off the only thing he wanted to do was take his gun and shoot the person on the other side of the door.

Okay, so maybe that was a bit dramatic, but he definitely wanted to punch them, and by them he meant his psychotic, sleep deprived, machine of a man partner.

"I'm going to kill you Steven," Danny mumbled under his breath as he opened his closet to grab a pair of shorts.

Steve had said that he may come by and drop off some papers that Danny had needed from the office, but Danny was less than enthused that he had decided to come drop them off this early. Danny stumbled to the front door and opened it angrily.

"What is the matter with you Stev..." Danny stopped mid sentence as he looked at the person standing in front of him.

"That's no way to greet your favourite little brother Danny!" Matt walked in and grabbed Danny into a hug.

Danny was so shocked he didn't even return the embrace. He stood there hands by his side as Matt squeezed him. The last time Danny had seen his baby brother, Matt was on a private jet off the Island, running away from the Feds.

Matt finally let go of Danny and turned around, closed the door behind him, and proceeded to take a seat on the couch.

Danny hadn't moved from his place in front of the door. He finally spun around to face Matt.

"Matty, what the hell are you doing here man, the last time I saw yo–"

"I know Danny," Matt cut him off. "I know I left behind a little bit of a mess last time."

"A little bit of a mess?" Danny looked at Matt incredulously. "No Matty, you crashing my car is a little bit of a mess, you being accused of fraud and running from the Feds is a huge, massive, colossal mess. Why would you come back here of all places?"

Danny saw the hurt that flashed across his brother's eyes but he couldn't be bothered to feel guilty right now; Matt owed him an explanation.

"I made a deal with the Feds and got cleared of all charges," Matt masked the hurt and put on a big smile.

Danny stood there shell shocked and disappointed, he had always hoped that somehow the Feds had gotten it all wrong and Matt didn't actually do everything they were accusing him of.

"So you did do it, steal all that money...how did you get cleared of all charges?"

"I paid back every dime I owed those people and I worked as an informant for the FBI. Apparently they wanted some people way above me and I was the "in" they needed. I helped them and now I'm cleared."

Matt got up and walked over to Danny's fridge, grabbed a beer, and sat back on the couch.

Danny sat down too as he needed to process everything he had just heard, it didn't help that it was really early and he was really tired. Despite everything that Danny had just heard his brother say, there was one thing he needed to know.

"Why Matty?" the look of disappointment in Danny's eyes almost broke Matt's heart. Despite all the trouble he had gotten himself into, the one thing he regretted the most was hurting Danny and their parents.

Matt looked at the ground and started playing with his hands. He was nervous to tell his big brother what a screw up he was.

Matt spent the next hour explaining to Danny what had been happening in his life for the past two years, how he had lost a lot of money and thought "borrowing" it from clients wouldn't be a problem, but then he had had a hard time returning the borrowed money. Pretty much anything that could have gone wrong, went wrong.

Although Danny didn't condone any of the things Matt had done, he was still his little brother and he would always forgive him. So he sat through Matt's explanations trying his best to keep an open mind and not to judge, after all, everyone makes mistakes right?

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