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How Much Fathers Live in Sons"Sometimes," Max said, "Sometimes... I think I only cared about you because Dmitri did. I only loved you because I was supposed to, but it never really meant anything."
Jan paled, "Don't you say that."
Max shook his head and blew out a breath, like years of smothered emotion were threatening to overwhelm him. Jan watched him, shaking his head too, but while Maximilian was struggling to restrain the turmoil within him, something in Jan's chest seemed to sink, and all of him felt a thousand times heavier. It was a struggle to cross the room and to put his hands upon his son's shoulders; Jan made Max look at him.
"Don't you say that!"
"It was always him," Max replied, "It was always him. Sometimes I thought I might have done anything to get the sort of attention he did. It was me you held at arm's length, never him."
Jan tightened his grip on his son's shoulders but not in anger, "And you preferred Richard!"
"Richard was never my father," he said, so honest it was painful, "Sometimes I wa
How It Began"God, your two o'clock is here."
"I have a two o'clock?"
"He's been here since 7:45. I figured it's only polite to... sir."
God sighed. "Fine, send him in."
While He waited God cleared His desk of papers and blueprints; no need for outsiders to see His plans. Soon enough the door to His office opened and God stood, smiled, held out a hand towards one of the two visitor's chairs.
"God! Great stuff you're doing in sector 2-7-0! Great stuff!"
The man's hands were clammy, his handshake limp. Rumpled suit, porkpie hat, briefcase... oh Jes-- oh dear, a salesman. God's smile slipped a little but He soldiered on gamely. With luck He could shoo the poor guy away in a few minutes.
"So, what can I do for you?"
The man sat, briefcase across his knees. "Sector 2-7-0! Everyone's talking about it! What do you call it? Man and merman?"
"Man and woman, actually. And thanks. But we're pretty busy around here, and..."
"Oh! Right! No time for the wicked, eh?" The salesman winked and popped his briefcase,
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