The Touch Of Hope - Brandon Shire Oh dear, what a touching, sad, heart wrenching yet somehow heartwarming and hopeful story. Jonathan is 16 and ran away from his abusive father, he really isn't cut out to make it on the streets, good thing he runs into Erik.Erik takes him under his wing and helps him, but Erik has his own troubles and heartaches to deal with.Poor Erik, I can't tell you how sad I am for that child. I will freely admit to sniffles and just wanting to scream at the injustice in the world that makes this story not all that fictional, unfortunately.The prompt was wonderful and [a:Brandon Shire|5080042|Brandon Shire|] wrote a wonderful story for it.