Disclaimer: No money is made off this; it is purely for pleasure and the sake of writing. Plot (what little there is of it) belongs to me. The characters belong to...whoever owns it, which isn't me.

Author's Note
The first time I saw The Mists of Avalon, I was touched by the scene between Morgaine and Arthur when they first leave each other as children. This drabble was inspired by the feelings that watching the movie evoked.

-Astronema

Little Brother

I watched him ride off to his destiny, and I to mine. I watched him leave my side for the first time in his life.

My beautiful little brother. What will happen to you? To us, to the love we knew from the time you were but a babe in my arms?

Will you still remember me as the darling sister who took you riding, told you stories, and played knight with you?

Will you still remember the way I always protected you, kept you safe from the monsters underneath your bed?

I will. I'll always remember the time we spent together, dearest brother.

No matter what happens in this life, the next, or the one after, I will always be your big sister. Always will I protect you, hold you, cherish you, and love you until my last breath. This I swear to you. Always.

~Fin~

For my brother - may you always know that your sister loves you.