Do you see what I see?
Focus on Aiden for a moment; he’s exhausted from living this life. He doesn’t want to die, but he can’t do it anymore. He doesn’t feel loved the way Allison did — he doesn’t feel appreciated or honored. But he’s at peace — the final breath slipping from his lips and he falls back.
Now, focus on Ethan. He soothes Aiden; hushes him to rest, like he had so many times before. It’s okay to let go. But he’s not okay; the moment he feels the life leave Aiden, he breaks down. Lips quiver, tears burns his eyes and he caves. He falls with his brother, the response so automatic that the thought of leaving his side is unbearable. He clutches him, inhaling sharp breaths as the pain washes over him again and again.
He’s defeated; the world has won.
CRYSTAL REED SMILING AT ME HAHA BYE