TITLE: Glimpse of Another Shore
GENRE: YA Fantasy
There should've been a party for my brother. Or at least a good-bye gift. It should be a big deal when you ship off to war.
Instead, Mom looked up from the fish net she repaired and said, "Try not to get killed."
Tidus laughed, of course. He always laughed at everything. I didn't understand how he could be so happy all the time. Of course, he was off to the navy to fight the Resties. I guess we couldn't all be so lucky.
Nemmy rushed across the kitchen to Tidus and grabbed him around the waist. Tidus rubbed her head and returned her squeeze. The evening sun spilled around them and turned them into silhouettes.
"Don't worry," he told her. "With me on board the war is sure to end soon."
Tears pooled in her eyes before she released him and ran to her room, her bare feet thudding on the wood floors. Tidus's smile faltered as he watched her go. He turned to me.
"Take care of her, will you, Bro?" he asked.
"Someone has to." I glanced at Mom.
Tidus followed my gaze. "Take care of her, too. She needs you more than she lets on."
"I wish I could go with you." I'd said it so many times before, Tidus had to be sick of hearing it, but I couldn't help myself. I would've given almost anything to trade places with him.
"No you don't, Pier." He leaned against the door jamb. "This is a war."