Author: Lady Merlin PM
Sad!Artemis, about his deep family life, about his hiding... One shotRated: Fiction K - English - Words: 394 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11-22-07 - Status: Complete - id: 3907046
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Er. I think this is Artemis. slightly based on personal experience. Sad Drabble.
There is no hiding.
There is nothing but echoes down the empty corridor.
There is nothing but screaming voices in my house, and in my head.
Ever since my brothers grew up, life has been nothing but hell. They aren't as smart as me. I'm okay with that. But my parents aren't. They're always yelling at them and comparing them to me. Why can't you be like Artemis?! Why must you be so insincere? He studied so hard you know! He was a perfect student! He's not a genius. You are infinitely smarter than him! Why is it that he is better off than you are? Why is it that my perfect children are unable to do what he did?!
His mother. His father. Both of them. In the beginning, his brothers told him.
Hey Artemis, today, Dad told me that they all know we're better than you. We don't believe him. We love you Arty!
Then it became bitter.
Hey genius, why don't you do something really important, that everyone wants? Like, hmmm, you dying!
When his grandfather, who had loved his brothers only, died, they asked Artemis,
Why didn't you come up with a cure to old age? Why didn't you put him in a time machine? Why didn't you take care of him in his last days?
Because I was busy taking care of his treatments…
When Ma was ill…
Why didn't you take care of your mother? Why aren't you a doctor?
Because I'm scared to see her hurt. Because I need to do something I'm good at, so I don't feel the fear clawing at me.
Today they got 27 marks less than me in their A levels. 36 marks below everyone's expectations. They were valedictorians for the whole year. They're teachers were shocked. Their parents fell into violent depression, ranting and screaming.
Even when I covered my head with the pillows, I can hear them outside. I can hear them forever angry and jealous.
There is no hiding.
There is no meaning in my life.
There never will be.
There is no hiding…
Okay, creepy, but welcome to my life.
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