Chapter Fifteen (Part 17)

I don't know what I've accomplished so far in my life that's medal-worthy, but there is one thing I'm sure that is worth winning a prize for. Lea Storm was born crazy, and to this day, is the craziest, most intolerable (at times) person I know. The fact that I have survived being her sister for all these years is a massive accomplishment, trust me.

Looking at her now though, smiling at me with adoration and love in her eyes, I admitted to myself that if it weren't for her, I wouldn't have had half as many awesome memories as I do now. Sure, at the time, egging our noisy neighbour's house down seemed like the worst thing to do (especially considering the fact that Mr. Rivera worked for the police). Thinking back to it now though, it makes me smile as do several other things. All thanks to her.

"Little Ms. Insane," I said with a smile, squeezing my sister's hand. "You'll have to help me make a list when we get home of who to bash at the reunion for picking on my sister."

I barely finished the sentence before Lea threw her arms around me, bursting into happy tears. "Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

Laughing, I hugged her back and pet her on the head when she pulled away to beam up at me - all smiles.

"I never really cared if you had a date or not! I just thought that might be a good way of getting you to join me at the reunion, if I added a romance-element in it."

I rolled my eyes at Lea, putting my arm around her and pulling her to my side. She returned the hug happily, wrapping her arms around my waist. Even though she was the older one by a couple of months, I couldn't help but have a protective, almost maternal, love towards her. Not just because of her small stature, but because of her bubbly personality. Lea was always happy, like 99.99% of the time. Though I knew at times it was a façade, she'd never talked much about her family life before we became sisters.

"You could have told me the reunion meant a lot to you before."

She shrugged, pushing back a few of her red curls. "Some things are better left unsaid, and I was hoping you would realize on your own. But, girl, you can't take a hint." With a twinkle in her eye, she stepped back and walked towards the door, her hand wrapping around the handle. "But now that my sympathy-card has worked on you, I do want to make sure anyways; are you upset about Jensen's response?"

I was surprised she asked me that. I decided not to make a big deal out of it though and shook my head. "No. Who needs boys anyways?"


Grinning, she slid the glass door open for both of us and as we made our way in, she hooked arms with me. By the extra skip in her step, and the way her face glowed, I knew Lea was over the moon about my 'yes' to the reunion. Sister-power mattered a lot to her, and it did to me too. Which is exactly why I decided to push aside the fact that Jensen had let go of my hand the moment talk of the reunion had come up.

Something was on his mind. I wanted to know what, but for now, my mind was focused on making Lea the happiest sister on the planet.

The End

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