“She’s all yours.” Nancy said, passing Mike on her way out of her room.
Mike was too nervous to notice Nancy’s smirk and he didn’t hear the smile in her voice over his own heartbeat. Her smirk fell into a compassionate smile as she put a hand on her little brother’s shoulder.
“Calm down Mike. You’re all she’s asked about. Don’t be too long though. She needs her rest.” Nancy said, smiling down at him.
Mike looked up at her and did something that shocked them both. Quickly his arms wrapped around her waist and Nancy felt her heart swell at the action.
“Thanks Nance. For everything.”
The past year hadn’t been easy on either of them and after months of suffering, the two finally found comfort in each other. Slowly the hurting healed as the two became closer than ever.
Nancy wrapped her arms around him and smiled into his hair.
“Of course Mike.”
The two pulled away and Mike turned to the door, knocking three times.
“Yeah it’s me. C-can I come in?”
Mike took a deep breath before slowly turning the doorknob to Nancy’s bedroom door and stepped inside. El sat on Nancy’s bed, hair still wet from her bath, but visibly healthier after blankets and many helpings of Eggos.
The two stared at each other and Mike resisted the urge to scoop her in his arms, bombarding her with a thousand questions.
Instead he settled for…
“Hi.” he breathed.