Who We Are - Part 1Who We Are - Part 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“If you’re not actually going to use the thing, I can just take it back to the store.”
Aleksa Kosev’s head turned sharply towards the pink-haired man leaning against the door frame. She sighed and opened the package, staring at her reflection in the polished metal of the laptop’s lid. Everything her brother said came out in the same irate tone; however, she could see the smile on his face as easily as she could see her own, betraying that he had no intention of taking the computer back to the store. She looked back up at him, her hands still on the box to make sure it was real. “This is way too nice a computer for me.”
“Just because we’re Kosevs doesn’t mean we’re stuck with second-hand goods for the rest of our lives.” For a moment, she caught a glimpse of her older brother’s face softening, a hint of a genuine smile for a split second. She thought back, wondering if she’d ever seen Kolya smile before.