Another bit from my story.
Sam looked out from the tree he had been hiding behind. What he saw made him want to vomit. Caleb was laying in the rain drenched dirt and grass. Just a step farther was that man, that terrible man who calls himself a true human, had his back turned to the body of Caleb. He called himself Rikus Lleventus, prince of Atlantis. What was he talking about? What does Atlantis have to do with anything? Isn't Atlantis just some children's tale or some lost city no one can find?
That didn't matter right now, Sam could care less about some bullshit like that. All Sam could see wasn't a human, he was a madman. No, not even a madman, a demon. Something Sam never thought to have existed, something he never believed in. Rikus stood there, then looked back halfway at Sam. Sensing him hidden in the treeline, Rikus gave a smirk, then pushed himself into the air. Those deathly black wings looked like a hole into space against the dark clouds. Once Rikus was absent from the area, Sam ran to his older brothers body. His clothes were stained with blood, and he was still bleeding.
"Caleb!", Sam called out. He sat down and held him in his arms, he made sure to hold Calebs hand. Calebs eyes opened, and saw the rain falling from the clouds. He also saw black hair, which he knew could come from no one other than his younger brother.
"Sam, why are you here? I told you to stay back..", Caleb strained to say. Sam could hear his pain, and dug his face into Calebs shoulder.
"I don't want you to go Caleb, I don't want you to leave me man. We-We'll get help, we can take you to the doctor, we can...we can...", Sam said, but Caleb could hear his brother begin to cry. Listening to Sam say that, Calebs eyes began to tear up.
"You and I both know that there's nothing we can do. Sam, do you remember that one time when you were 9, you saw that bird at the side of the road and wanted to save it? Even though there was no chance of it living? And even though there was no chance, you still pushed forward into life. You never let it bother you, but you still had compassion. I need you to do that for me. Please don't let this stop you. You are my brother, Sam Locke. Please take this, and remember it, but don't let it stop you."
Sam took heavy breaths, but stopped momentarily. For a moment, they were both silent. The rain pattering on the mud and leaves of the trees.
"Hold on tightly brother..." Sam spoke, " I'm doing everything...everything that I can do, to keep you here with me. To keep your heart beating."
"'The Plot in you, Miscarriage'" Caleb said.
"Why can't I be dreaming? I've got to be asleep..."
Remembering the songs message, and knowing what Sam was doing, Caleb teared up a little more.
"Please Sam, I know this isn't the best thing to happen..."
"Just tell me that I'm sleeping, I pray I'm not awake."
He wanted to sing one last song with his brother, for old times sake.
Then, with both voices strong, " Why can't I be dreaming? I've got to be asleep. Just tell me that I'm sleeping, and pray I'm not awake."
With that last push, Caleb wasn't sitting up by himself. Sam could feel his weight against his torso. Then, slowly but surely, his heartbeats were getting longer. Sam could feel Calebs hand losing grip against his.
"I love you", Caleb said with his last breath.
Calebs hand fell out of Sams and into the mud. All Sam could do was sit and stare into the woods. He didn't know what he was looking at because all he could do was think about what just happened. Speechless, he sat. He began to cry and hold onto his brother again, tighter.
Taking a deep breath, he let out a yell. No, not a yell, a cry. With all his soul, that came from the bottom of his heart.
Listening to: The Plot In You - Dear Dad