Sibling Prompt

Another prompt, this one about siblings. I wrote two separate entries. They both use roleplay characters. Here’s the first:


“Leeeoonnn,” Jenna sighed as she stared up at the ceiling from the bed, one knee propped up. Above her head, she held an old ratty rabbit that she dragged everywhere when she was a little girl. It was her favorite thing, that stuffed rabbit. Now its head teetered to the side and the bow around its neck was faded and dingy.

Leon didn’t answer her. Instead, his attention remained fixed on the computer screen. Figured. Jenna rolled over onto her stomach, hugging Eleanor to her chest. She kicked her legs back and forth, fixing her own gaze on Leon’s back. He was sitting at her desk with his laptop. Jenna pouted.

“You’re being a jerk,” she said. “I thought you came over to visit me.”

“I did,” Leon said, finally, though he still sounded distracted. He flicked his gaze over at her. Then he quickly looked down, apparently startled by the cat rubbing his head against his ankles. Jenna heard the swear that Leon probably thought was under his breath and she smirked before she sat up and patted the side of the bed.

“C’mere, Kimba.”

“Why do you even bother calling him? He’s deaf.”

Jenna stuck her tongue out at her brother. So what if Kimba was deaf? He still came because he felt the vibrations of her hands against the bed.

“What are you even looking up?” Jenna asked as she leaned over and traded Eleanor for Kimba, hugging him to her chest instead.

Leon looked over at her, smirked, then turned the laptop screen toward her.

Rachel Aseltine

R.A. Aseltine is an author and roleplayer living in California with her husband, guinea pig, and five cats.

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