“Return in the Rain”
Non-competing - Cycles
And something that came to me as I was making the image:
Writing Exercise (Teenage drama alert)
"The rain started coming down again. Maybe that’s how it should be. If I had to show my bad side, why would nature gift me with a bright sun and clear skies? I had no choice, of course. Because it was for the greater good. Josh wasn’t a bad person, he just… did not belong with Nadja. He would step back now, and reject her. She would suffer for a week or two, and things would move on. Everything would be back to normal. And maybe the pain would bring her back to me.
I was her sister, after all, and that was her place. On my side.
The rain got thicker, and I wished I had brought my umbrella. But who could had seen it coming? No one around me on the busy street seemed to. Like me, some of them still had their sunglasses on. It was the middle of the summer, anyway. Not that I was too bothered by the rain. With my job done, I couldn’t care less. All I needed to do now was act surprised, and comfort Nadja, like a good sister. Like I had nothing to do with what happened.
I stopped in front of our building for a moment. Everything will be back to normal soon , I said to myself. The little inconvenience was over. I took a deep breath, raising my head to the clouds, wishing I could stay at that moment forever, wishing that the rain could wash off my guilt, take away all the little schemes, erase my little crimes. Silently, I promised that would be the last time.
I will be a good person , I promised. But now, I have a job to do .
-That rain sure surprised me! - I said happily, while opening the front door - didn’t even had time to take my sunglasses off!
Nadja was nowhere to be seen. The apartment had a silent, strange feel on the air, as if it was Havier than usual.
-Nadja? - I took my coat and shoes off, and checked the living room. nothing. I proceeded to Nadja’s room, and immediately noticed something was off. The door was wide open, and sat on the bed, side by side, were Nadja and josh. Nadja had being crying.
Maybe Josh and her were just breaking up? No, it was something else. Maybe…
-Ann. - My sister’s voice was full of disgust. - Ann, I know everything."