“Last week he promised to take me there one day,” she mumbled, staring out across the water with her arms dangling over the railing.
“Mhm…” her brother murmured, his eyes drifting closed.
“I guess now that he’s gone, I’ll never see the sunlight.” She sighed, staring down at the dark green waters rushing past her feet.
Her brother cracked an eye and glanced sidelong at her. She looked so pathetic with her bangs spilling all over her forehead, her hazel eyes squinting out from under the dark locks. She was wrinkling her nose at the water, as if that would bring the sunlight to her. He stood up and stretched, patting her on the head. “Come on,” he said. “We’ll go chase the sun when we’re older.”
“You promise?” she asked, looking up at him.
“No,” he replied, gazing off into the fluorescent glow of the city. “I know.”