Thunder and Lightning.

Thunder and Lightning.

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Photo by Brandon Morgan

“Will you forgive your brother?”

“No.”

“Are you ever going to move past this?”

“…”

“I had hoped that you would someday see your brother for who he is, not the mistakes he’s made.”

“Not happening.”

“But, it’s been so long since it happened. How can you still hold on to something as petty as that? It tears your father and me apart, hearing your bickering and arguments.”

“You don’t understand what it’s like having him constantly putting fear and awe in people and when I try to do the same, I get laughed at.”

“It should never be about drawing attention to yourself. You should be focusing on helping others.”

“That’s easy for you to say. You can give people rain for their crops. Dad can give people shade on a summer’s day. I can’t do that. I don’t even have a body! All I can do is yell and scream at people; not that they listen anyways.”

“You have a big heart; you just don’t let it shine enough. You hardly ever go out in the daytime anymore.”

“What does it matter?”

“You matter to us because we love you. Some will count our rain and clouds as a blessing, while other curse us when we lose ourselves. I just want to see the two of you together again.”

“He’s never in one place long enough to talk to. As soon as I catch up, he flies off again completely blinded by himself. It sometimes take minutes for me to catch him.”

“The two of you used to be close. Too close at times that I forgot that their were two of you.”

“That was before he started striking people. I won’t have that on my conscious. I just try to warn others that he’s coming.”

“I think you’re doing the best you can for now. Don’t lose hope. One day, people will start to listen again to your voice and heed your warning. I have my duties to see to. Do try to make amends with your brother. The world would be a much better place if you did.”

“Like the old days?”

“Like the beginning.”

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