Drabble: Drastic Measures
After so many years, he finally had his older brother back, but while his brother was physically present, his mind was still miles away.
“What do you think?” he asked after his brother ate his dumpling.
His brother nodded. He fought to keep the smile on his face.
The brother he knew would have He reached for the teapot. As he refilled the little cups, someone bumped into him. The teapot, already unwieldy because of its weight, tipped over and split the hot tea inside it all over him.
With a yelp of pain, he jumped to his feet. His brother rushed to help with every napkin he could grab, eyes wide with the most emotion he had seen from his brother in a long time.
Later, as they walked home, he eyed the passing cars. If he ‘accidentally’ fell in front of one, would the distant look in his brother’s eyes leave again?
He shook his head, as if he could shake the thought out of his mind.
Too extreme. He would start small. Like falling down the stairs.
PS. Please don’t throw yourself down the stairs to get someone’s attention. Try chocolates instead. Or a dog. It’s hard to ignore a big, fluffy dog 🙂