My brother and I have a tumultuous relationship with my brother. We're five years apart. When he was younger, I remember pulling him around in a toy wagon. He would laugh and tell me to run faster. However, as we've gotten older, it has become harder to see eye to eye. As the older sibling, I like to be in charge (in fact, I like to be in charge in almost any relationship), but he now refuses to recognize my authority.
On New Year's Eve, I had a party and invited my friends. Trevor decided to raid it with his Nerf guns, shooting everyone in sight. When we finally broke into teams (I somehow ended up on his team), I was taken hostage and he shot me anyway!
Regardless to say, I was surprised when I heard that we was really going to miss me when I went away to college. My parents separated a few years ago and it has been really hard on both of us. He's in therapy right now, trying to smooth out those issues. My mom told me that part of the problem was that I was leaving him too.
A week ago, I was in my room, facebooking and listening to music. My brother knocked on my door and asked me to come out. I said, "Sure, just a minute" but then got right back to my computer. I completely forgot about him, and five minutes later came rushing out.
"What's up, Trev?"
"I just wanted to tell you that I love you and I'm really going to miss you when you go to college."
He has never brought me so close to tears.