It's been years since the Hargreeves siblings have spoken to one another, but on their twenty-third birthday they manage to cross paths with each other a whole lot anyway. A canon-compliant prequel fic in the form of a flashback episode.
(Otherwise known as, an assistant who worked on The Umbrella Academy S1 had so many feelings that she took her unused pitches, wrote a spec script, and uploaded it to AO3 after the show was finally released.)
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Link to pdf is in the text.
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