"He left when I was eight and I haven't seen him since."

The moment Hank said those words, Sean felt a connection to his stepfather. He knew how it felt to have an absent father. True, his own father had been plunged to the center of the Earth, but he'd only discovered that recently.

That was why he'd been so hostile to the man, and his Uncle Trevor before. He had trouble bonding with people because they packed up and left far too often.

Hank had said he understood, but Sean didn't believe him until now. Now he knew that Hank wouldn't leave. He wouldn't inflict his past loss on anyone.

Sean could finally begin to trust him.

This is my first Journey 2 fic. How'd I do?