Methos isn’t sure exactly how it starts, but he’s blaming MacLeod.
The Scot isn’t even involved in the situation, or even anywhere near him, but MacLeod is the only explanation Methos has for stepping in when he sees the kid, alone and frightened,
though hiding it well, for the third time in two days. Well, that’s not entirely true.
Methos has always had a soft spot for kids and he might have indirectly intervened otherwise, but MacLeod is definitely to blame for what follows. Somehow.
So much for his Hawaiian holiday, Methos thinks as he settles down beside the kid, who’s sitting at the pool edge, legs dangling in the water, desperately trying to look nonchalant.
He can’t be more than ten years old and he’s the picture of loneliness and despair.
Methos sometimes can’t believe, even if he understands, how the world can be so callous as to ignore such suffering.
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