Drabble written for the 1_million_words word of the day prompt: Gentle.
"I have to warn you, Detective, you'll find him very changed from the man you knew."
Danny's eyes flick to the figure sitting motionless in the chair under the tree, big hand resting on the head of the dog beside him. Steve, missing in action for so long and finally located.
The sister continues, her voice soft with pity and kindness. "His head injuries were severe; he was unconscious for several weeks. We don't know how much he actually understands. He's very gentle but he won't speak to anyone, except to that stray who's adopted him. He calls it 'Danny'…"