In the picture on his mantlepiece, his family looked perfect - too perfect.

There were imperfections within the five of them.

There were his parents who, although they are smiling in the picture, hated each other and were on the edge of divorce.

There was Rachel, his oldest sibling, who had a past of drug-abuse - serious drug-abuse. She kept stealing off their parents to feed her addiction.

There was his older brother, Wyatt, who - despite his cheerful grin on the photo - was in a depression. The whole shebang - cutting and everything. Once he'd tried to commit suicide.

And there was him, the one who got scared at the first sign of committal and ran. Ran all the way across the Pacific Ocean to escape.

So, despite the picture on the mantlepiece, his family was not perfect - far from it.


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