- 24 May 2019, 11:02
Reiner nodded slowly, he understood that. He and Jaime had a surprising amount in common. He could definitely sympathize with being the unlucky younger brother of a man with little to no regard for how his actions impacted others. Raban wasn't quite as bad - he'd never actually kidnapped Reiner and his friends. But he had spent their entire childhood torturing Reiner and their baby brother. Reiner had always taken the brunt of it, to protect the very young, and very scrawny, Rex from Raban's violent whims. But that wasn't quite the same as knowing your brother would do something to you as extreme as what EJ had done, even if Raban was a criminal, sociopathic piece of work.
"Still. You deserved more closure than what I was able to give you." He could play the 'what if' game all day - what if he'd captured EJ alive, what if EJ had to spent the rest of eternity in prison, what if being locked up gave EJ a new perspective. It was one of the major reasons he was beating himself up over this - outside the whole "what if I killed him on purpose" aspect of it all. But even then - logically - Reiner knew from experience that all his what ifs weren't likely to change things between the brothers.
"You deserved better than what he was able to give you too, to be honest." he peered at Jaime from the corner of his eyes. "I know what it's like. To have a brother that does horrible things to you, and feels no remorse about it. Nothing quite as...nothing like what happened to you. But I think I understand. And you deserved more." As awkward as their meetings had been, and they were plenty awkward, Jaime wasn't a bad kid. Reiner even kind of liked him.
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