Finally making my decision, I get up, and tip-toe to Alice’s bedroom door. I gently open the door a crack, releasing a soft squeak, silently, I go to my sister. She was facing the wall. I sink to my knees and gently shake her shoulders,
“Al, wake up. I’m bored…” I whisper to her ear.
No response. I waited a few seconds and shake her shoulders again, only a bit harder.
“Al… Don’t ignore me…”
“Alice…!” I’m shaking her with both my hands now.
I turn her around and let out a yelp of horror…
My sister’s beautiful blue eyes are bloodshot, staring blindly at me. Her soft lips stuck in a snarl of agony. I bring her to the floor with me.
All I could do is cry and stare at her helplessly. I cradle her in my arms and stroke her cheek with my thumb as my silent sobs drop tears on her once rosy cheeks.
“M-MUM!” I call out through the tears, desperation in my voice. “D-DAD!”
I hug her as my parents burst into the room.
And the most horrid thing came to my mind.