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Allyson Gimenez Christine Sumption Power Of Story 5/12/2017 Sister When I was younger I would always play games with my brother. He was always into video games, so I would sit and watch him as he defeated all the bad guys. When I got stuck I would go to him for help. I remember sitting on our brown couch, playing with the fabric watching it turn lighter and darker with the swish of my hand, laying on my stomach watching him. I imagine the house was warm as we played video games in the summer. A fan blowing my hair into my face as I tried to cool down my body. He would get angry and frustrated when he couldn't win, he would tell me hold hold my breath and not to blink. I remember watching as he played Alice In Wonderland, leaping across decaying metal cogs. As he consistently fell into the black nothing-ness beneath him, he grew more and more red and breathed heavier as he grew in frustration. We would play dress up and he would do my hair and make up. I remember sitting still, trying not to fidget like I always did. The tension in my eyes begging to flutter was too much to bare and I would pull away from the brush. He tied and braided my hair while I looked up at him. He would put shadow on my eyes. Usually too dark in contrast of my bright blues, giving me bruises for eyes. He would play dolls with me and wear my dresses over his clothes when we played dress up. I remember we only had one ken doll that we came together one day and destroyed. We sat together roaming around my room finding ways to take him apart. One by one he became less of a man. First we cut off his clothes, then his hair. Finally in a desperation we found nail polish and decorated his body. He is unrecognizable now. I don't remember him wearing my princess dresses, but I've seen the pictures. We would play this game, where we would pretend we were older and living together. My brother always pretended 47

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