They worked together and had lived together since college, so when Nick found a large house that needed fixing, it made sense that Phil join him.
They bought it with the idea of flipping it - fixing it up while they lived there then selling it for more and making a profit.
It was a nice side project for them, a way to unwind after a hectic day at work, and it went well for the first few weeks, until Phil brought home the first one.
"Nick, this is my nephew Steve," said Phil. "And this is my other nephew Bucky. They're going to be staying with us for a bit."
Steve was about twelve, Bucky maybe thirteen. Steve smiled and shook Nick's hand but Bucky scowled and turned away.
Nick noticed the kid was missing part of his arm but clearly wasn't interested in talking about it - or anything else.
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