I understood the title as there are always sparks between parents and children and once older, the child wants out from the parent's/parents' shadow. I have also presnted prequels and sequels about Adam leaving and so I can understand why you positioned two exits for Adam; it's an enticing supposition with so many variations and you handled your singular variations well.
A very tight story that focuses just on Adam and Ben and their struggles to escape one another and yet, not really desiring it; Adam and Joe are discussed but are basically non-entities and it works for the story--they are expendable for the story's purpose.
Nice little read this morning and I will post it in the Reading Club as soon as I find another story by someone I haven't read (I've read almost everybody!) to give me at least 3,000 words.
Thanks again for this story. Author's Response:
Thank you very much, adamant! ♥