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The Love of a Sister

Today I am beginning a new series that I have really enjoyed writing. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it as well!

I love my brother. He and I have always gotten along so well. My parents always say that we are “two peas in a pod, always doing things together.” We hardly ever argue and when we do, it never lasts long.

It is because we are so close that we would do anything for each other, no matter what the cost.

When Marcus was 14, we found out that he had leukemia. The doctors immediately put him on a new medicine that they hoped would help him.

When Marcus came home from the hospital, I wanted to do all I could for him. I read books. I sang songs, much to his dismay. I even volunteered to take care of his dog Sunny every day, even though I couldn’t stand the looks of her.

Much to our joy and relief, the doctors soon told us that Marcus was in remission. I was so glad to have my teasing, oh-so-fun brother back.

“Marcus! Where are you?” I shouted, tossing my library books on the coffee table. “Marcus!”

“I’m right in front of you, Lindy. Did you really not see me sitting right here on the couch? What’s the fuss about, sis?”

I stopped, laughing. “Sorry, didn’t see you there. I was wondering if you want to play a game. Mom dropped me off and went to get groceries. Dad won’t be home until late.”

“Yeah, sure. What were you thinking?”

I thought for a moment. “How about Monopoly? It’s been ages since we’ve played that. Maybe I can actually win this time.”

“Hmm, we’ll see. You keep telling yourself that.”

Chatting and laughing, we got out the game box and began setting up the pieces. Marcus took the top hat, and I used the dog.

After a few minutes, we both became quiet. Marcus was probably figuring out his strategy to beat me, but I was thinking about more serious things.

“Hey, Marcus?”

“Huh?”

“Can I ask you something?”

“Of course.”

I took a deep breath. “Are you ever afraid that the leukemia will come back, and that the doctors won’t be able to help you?”

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