SE - Together In BloodChapter 1:Brothers The water was lukewarm against his skin, his small, frail body pruned and huddled together against the bathtub wall. He watched behind matted pink bangs as the water distorted his nervously wiggling toes, his chin resting between his knees. The bathroom was quiet and dimly lit, flaming candles flickering nearby solely for his mother's tastes. She had not returned for quite some time, perhaps an hour or so. She was far too busy, or simply disinterested, to bathe her two sons herself; rather, she expected them to bathe each other, although the younger would usually come out crying while the bratty elder pointed at him and shouted raspy accusations of "He started it!" It was for this reason in particular Crona hated bath time. "Come on!" gruffed an impatient voice beside him. "Are you gonna do it or not?!" Crona turned to his near identical brother, a slightly taller b
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