Drew shook his head as he read the list and explanation of what happened with Adam. “That’s crazy, we live in Degrassi..not exactly the hood. God only knows why we have gangs” he wondered. “I love you too, Adam” Drew said, wiping a stray tear away from his eye quickly, praying Adam hadn’t seen it. He couldn’t help it, Adam just seemed so helpless. Drew leaned over and gave Adam a gentle hug, being careful not to knock into anything.
Adam shrugged when Drew said he didn’t understand why there are gangs in Degrassi. He figured there were people who hate him everywhere, people who thought he would be better off dead. Sometimes there was a group, sometimes only one or two but they were everywhere. He winced slightly when Drew hugged him. He carefully lifted his uninjured arm to put it around his big brother.
Drew sat back down at the edge of the bed after his embrace with his brother. “You didn’t do anything to deserve this shit” he shook his head. “I wish I could help you, make it go away” he sighed. “People are ignorant, violent assholes bro. And I couldn’t be sorrier that you have to deal with them” he said. If there was a way Drew could help Adam, he would do it in a heartbeat. Drew would always feel a protective instinct over Adam, it was just the way things were.