Fandom: The OC
Pairing: slight Ryan/Seth
Word Count: 100 exactly
Disclaimer: I don't own these characters and I'm making no money off of this.
A/N: Part of my "Reaction Shots" series, for the_oc_100.
He regrets not saying anything more than anything he's ever regretted before. He could have said, "Stay. Please. I need you here." Or "I love you." Or even "Goodbye." Something would have been better. Instead he turned the volume up on his walkman, stared at the wall, and tried not to cry.
He only lets himself cry after he leaves. Once he's on the water, it's okay; no one can see him. He doesn't know how long he'll stay away. Probably as long as it takes to undo the past, to go back and say something. To not be broken.