It was a normal night with my sister. I had set up a movie on my
computer, How to Train your Dragon, apon her request, and we
assumed the movie watching position. I laid down with the
computer on my lap while she rested against my chest with my arm
around her shoulder. We weren't too focused on the movie; she had
found a ticklish spot on my stomach and tortured me with it most
of the time. To be fair, I had tortured her a little myself
beforehand, so this was payback.
But as always, the movie was good. But about halfway through, I
heard something from outside. Wondering what it was, Sis and I
headed to the window. I couldn't see anything, but she saw
fireworks booming a couple of miles away from us. Fireworks?
What's the occasion? But it seemed as though the fireworks were
firing just for us.
Inside Sis's closet was another window that led out to the roof.
She stepped outside first and sat down on the slightly damp
shingles. She was careful to keep her balance as she helped my
through. I sat down next to her.
It was perfect. The night sky shined with bright stars; they
reflected nicely in her eyes. There was a slight breeze in the
air that played and teased with her long curly red hair. I was
lost in the moment, until we heard another boom. A red firework
just went off.
She shivered, it was pretty chilly out. I held her close to keep
her warm. We watched for a good ten minutes before the finale
came. Afterwords, we helped each other back inside and finished
the rest of the movie.
The credits rolled, and I closed my laptop. Sis's head rested on
my chest; I took a look at her eyes, they were peacefully shut.
"Are you tired?" I asked. She shook her head. but she obviosly
was. I laid her on the bed and put a blanket overtop of her. She
snuggled into it so comfertably. She let out a little tranquil
moan. I kissed her forehead.
As I was about to set up my sleeping bag on the floor, she
whispered, "I love you, Bro."
I smiled. "I love you too, Sis."
She held her hand out over the edge of the bed, as if reaching
out for me. I took it in my own hand and assured it that I was
still there. Even though she seemed so far away, she was closer
than ever before.