@WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Working with the public is never boring, that's for sure! And having a Robin to cry-laugh about the crazy with definitely helps. Thank you so much for reading! @earlybird-obi-wan Absolutely! Having good coworkers to laugh with is the best. Thanks so much for reading! ***** Title: Letter To You Characters: Max, Billy Notes: This ficlet is inspired by, and the title is taken from, Bruce Springsteen's new songs Ghosts and Letter To You. Please give them both a listen because they are AMAZING and I just love them and him and the band SO MUCH. I heard "Letter To You" a couple weeks ago and I liked it, and then I heard "Ghosts" yesterday and it was just...so powerful. I felt "the blood shiver in my bones". The idea for this popped into my head on the second listen, I think. I finally got it written down and wanted to get it posted before I talked myself out of it. I hope it leaves your "spirit filled with light" or at least makes you smile a bit. Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy! ***** Letter To You Sometimes the smallest things hit her the hardest. A joke that no one else gets. A memory that no one else shares. A whiff of cologne, hairspray, cigarettes. Today it was a song. They'd never been big on hugs, always found it easier to share insults than I love you's. But hearing that familiar riff and the lyrics she learned simply from hearing them so many times left her yearning to hug him and tell him how glad she is that he's her brother. She can't do that when he's not there. Instead she takes a worn notebook from its hiding spot and turns to the first blank page. She picks up her pen and starts telling him about her day. ***** The letter's waiting on the kitchen table. It's two pages of random gossip and sarcasm in Max's messy handwriting. He can almost hear her chattering away as he reads. She closes by saying she misses him. He misses her, too. They usually talk on the phone once a week, but sometimes it's hard to speak the words they want to say. And it's not the same as being face to face, when it's easy to express affection through teasing and sharing whatever random thoughts come into their heads. He can't wait to see her again. To hug her so hard he lifts her feet off the ground. To let her know how glad he is that she's his sister. For now he gets a pen and paper and begins to write.