the one who is a brother. he use to be little, you still think of him that way. but now he's suddenly growing up faster than what you can believe. he actually got over his fear of cooties. his palms sweat and he does some nervous floor pacing, glancing down the driveway every five seconds to be sure she isn't coming. acting silly and goofy when she arrives. taking a walk with her and talking. and you watch as he's falling in love.
the one who holds your sister's heart. puts his arm around her while they walk side by side. he makes her smile illuminate. he's someone who brings out the best in her, because she brings out the best in him. they're soulmates. he adores her. and causes her laugh to sound something a whole lot like happiness.
the little one who holds your hand down the lane. camera in one hand, his hand in your other. he smiles up at you like you're the best thing in the world. asks to see the picture after every time your finger hits the shutter button. you hold onto his little dark hand, admire his chocolate skin against your fair own.