Mat sat on his damp bed in the orphanage looking over at the sleeping figure of his sister, Petunia. Mat felt very protective of the girl because of... well... he didn't like to think about why.

But Mat couldn't sleep. That day he'd been yelled at by his teacher for leaving class, but it wasn't his fault. Sometimes he just had a feeling that his sister needed him, and she had. Her... problem... was acting up and she had a very serious rash. He had taken her back to the orphanage and put some cream on it, but it still itched and burned.

Mat was so scared. If only he could help! But there was no way. She was going to die, and then he'd be all alone.

The End

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