Aran always had his secrets, things he didn’t feel like sharing until his younger brother finally got up the nerve to ask about the past he never mentioned. At least until mid a few days in mid September after an early morning swimming lesson. Until asked, he never spoke of the family had before being adopted by their parents or some of his own past. It was his own until Tristan’s curiosity made him finally tell the story. Alternating between the present day and the years prior to his time in Seattle.