This is my final year of high school. On to bigger and better things. I can’t wait to get the hell out of this town and away from my brother and family as soon as possible.
No one at my school understands how hard it is to share your youth with a disabled brother. Ugh, no one even knows I have a disabled brother! I hide Jake.
I hide my imperfection.
Even from him.
I couldn’t care less about getting a college degree, hell, I couldn’t care less about graduating high school, but I’ll do it, because that’s what is expected of me.
Nothing has been the same since my father died, and my mother has moved on without me. I can’t move on. His memory still haunts me.
I hide my imperfections.
Even from her.
**This is a short love story unlike any other. Written by two completely different people on opposite sides of the planet as a writing exercise. It started with a chapter. No direction. No agreed upon narrative thread. It turned into a unique and cute little love story about assumptions, self-awareness and above all trust.**