Author: The Big Hosepipe in the Sky PM
Seven years after Sapphire leaves for ingo her sister Melwyn seeks out to find her sister that she lost at just four years old but when she finds more questions then answers will she discover the family secret or will it remain hidden forever?Rated: Fiction T - English - Family/Drama - Sapphire T. & Mordowrgi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,053 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 03-10-12 - Published: 01-06-12 - id: 7717057
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Okay firstly I'm going to try and update every week or second week but I'm not promising anything, secondly thanks soooooooooo much for the reviews, they really help me update faster *looks at time between chapter four and five* Well if life isn't too busy. But they do help. Also I'm sorry if I don't reply to reviews I mean to but I kinda forget Sorry!
Thanks SapphireOceans for Betaing.
Disclaimer is somewhere in a chapter in this story but which?
That's when I spot it. She's got some fancy dress costume on; why else would she have that seals tail?
She looks hurt, like I'm the one who left her before she was even in Year One. She is not my sister. Rainbow is; she's always been there. Well, not always, but…but…Oh I don't know! It's not fair; the worst thing most girls my age have to worry about is whether they'll fit into their new school; before that it was whether they'd be punished for hitting their younger sibling; or whether they'd get more pudding if they were extra good. But I've had to worry about my sister since I was four and it changed me. I've never trusted anyone fully except for people like Mum, Dad, Rainbow and River; and I kind of trust Hannah. Sort of. I used to trust Conor, but I don't know what to think of him anymore. I don't know what to think of anything at all.
"Melwyn, please just listen. I'm sorry to have left you at such a-"
"NO!" I interrupt. "You're not sorry! If you were sorry, you wouldn't have left and then come back, seven years later, just to have a swim in the cove in a costume!"
"Oh, don't pretend that you're speechless; you missed everything that was important! You missed my first day of school; you weren't there when I was in hospital, or when I was bullied! You weren't even at Conor's wedding! And you know what? When I was walking down the aisle as one of Rainbow's bridesmaids, I felt like I was just a replacement; that I was there because you weren't. But I don't feel like that now because I'm not you; I would never just leave."
Sapphire doesn't say anything for a while, but when she does she sinks even lower in my opinion.
"So they got married then?"
Is that all she cares about? If she was right? Well, I've been wrong all these years. Sapphire isn't anything special; in fact she's just a coward, too afraid to even face her family.
She faced you... Says a voice in the back of my head, but I ignore it. If she wanted to know me, then she should have never gone or she should have come back sooner, because the little girl who always wanted to play 'Grown-Up's' has grown up. Melly is gone forever.
She left. She just turned and climbed out of the cove.
"Well. That went well." says Gorran.
I don't reply. My sister hates me; but who can blame her? Maybe I could go back to having legs so that I could visit them? No; I'd probably give Mum a heart-attack. If I'd have gone back sooner, then maybe it would be alright. But what about Faro? Is this what Dad felt? Trapped between love and family? I went through this when I was a teenager, and I picked Ingo. Well, Sapphire, whoever said life was simple? When Dad left I was a carefree little kid who thought the worst thing in life was school. But Melly has had to go through all that from the age of four. I used to be angry at Dad for leaving, but that was before. Before I followed in his footsteps and wrecked our family for a second time. Just as Mum was happy again. Just as they all were happy.
I'm sorry for shortness but I felt it was a good place to end the chapter. I'm also sorry if it's a bit gloomy or however you would put it but hay if you had a sister who'd just left then come back to 'have a swim in the cove' then you'd probably be mad too. I'm sorry again if it was a bit disappointing. But I'm not sorry if you think I needed to put those things I was sorry about on here Wahahahaha. And yes that wasn't meant to make sense.