Lana’s head hurt. So did her heart. It hurts when someone close to you dies, let alone your twin. She held back tears as she sat down on the piano bench. Her heart wrenched when she realized she was alone this time. Normally Liam was next to her on the bench, playing along with her. A silent tear fell down her face.
She placed her hands on the keys and started to play. She didn’t think about it, she just let her hands do their things. She let her fingers move up and down the keys, letting the sound echo through the theatre. As her fingers continued she let her mind wander.
Liam, she loved him like herself-- maybe because he was her other half. She remembered how when someone would pick on her in school he would stand up for her. A smile spread across her lips as she remembered his smiling face. She imagined him sitting there next to her on the bench and she didn’t feel so alone anymore.
This is for you, Brother, she thought as she snapped back to reality.
She added so much emotion into each note. All the anger, the pain, it felt so good to let it out. Her eyes shown with tears as she played the last note. The whole theatre erupted in cheers as she took her bow. It felt as if Liam was standing right there, beside her, his hand in hers.
If my life was to be just a single note in an endless symphony, how could I not sound it out for as long and as loudly as I could? -Lauren Wolk