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Baby Brother's Idea Of Helpin Me Study For Finals by AmbitionDFined Baby Brother's Idea Of Helpin Me Study For Finals by AmbitionDFined
I've been studying since 6 am. It's about 1:30 in the afternoon. This is the week of my final coming up. I study so early in the day because I got work in the evening. My first final's tomorrow. My baby brother hasn't seen me all day, he knocks on the room to my door. He just turned five.

"Um...excuse me, Aaron. Why you work all time? We don't play anymore."

I mean, he's right, though. Since January, I've almost literally never been in the house. Since when I'm not at school, I'm working. And when I'm not working, I'm at school. I feel bad, because when I'm coming back to my parent's sometimes, I look up at the apartment window to see him with his hands pressed to the glass with a big smile on his face.

Before I even come up the stairs, the door to the apartment swings open. "HE'S HOME!! YOU'RE BACK! WE'RE GONNA DO THIS!! AND THAT!! ITS GONNA BE COOL CUZ MY BIG BROTHER'S HERE!" I'm not even lying, that what he says.

And my response is usually, "I'm sorry, buddy, I had a long and busy day, I just want to go back the my art room and get some sleep, is that okay?" And then his smile kinda melts off his face and he walks away disappointed. And then one time, I say, "Alright, buddy. I'm gonna take a nap, wake me up in exactly two hours." "OKAY!"

And then he knocks on my door, right on the dot. And I'm like, "Gimme a few more minutes, buddy." And then I turn around and go to back to sleep. Only to wake up after he's gone to bed.

Makes me feel like horrible big brother to look up to.

So THIS TIME is different:

"Um...excuse me, Aaron. Why you work all time? We don't play anymore."

"Buddy, I'm crazy busy."

"Awww. Can we play the Megaman?" (Its "THE" Megaman to him. He's still got all these little, toddler inflections he uses for things. Its funny.)

"Whoa, you remember Megaman? I can't remember the last time we played that?"

"You say you played it when you were in kindergarten like me." Its your favorite, right? Lets play Megaman ON THE WII!"

He's ecstatic now cuz he got my attention with Megaman. I literally sat down and played Megaman 9 with him last year while explaining to him why I liked the idea of Megaman 9 and how it reminded me of childhood. He was so busy staring at the screen, I thought it went in one ear and out the other. That was the last time I sat down and played a video game with him. Its been a while.

So I'm looking at all the lovely papers on my desk and then back at him. He's just sitting there with a big, goofy grin on his face, like I can tell he's thinking, "Please say 'yes'."

"Well, buddy, I got a REALLY BIG test tommorow..."

"This will help you study! I have to study, too. I have game class...tommorow at school! Megaman class!"

He's a good negotiator...I know these classes don't exist. But, damn, that sounds awesome.

"Alright, buddy, c'mon, let's go."

So he runs over and grabs the wii remote off the charger and hands it to me. Turns the system on and unwraps two Gamecube controllers and plugs them in, like he's been practicing this or something. And then he grabs the Megaman Anniversary Collection case off my game wall and hands it to me. I bought that in the fall of 2004. 2004 was a good year.

So I start it up and next to me, and he's just SMILING. Like just grinning really hard. Like me sharing this old game I played as a kid with him now is just the best thing in the world. So, I think I studied enough, I think, for now, the better use of my time.

My baby brother is awesome, by the way.
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Angelshredder Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
respect bro
samayooo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Awwww dat heart warming story. Adskljlfjdlfja.

But man finals. Hope you did well. xD
AmbitionDFined Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
i did alright. i have to work way too much to take on school at my full potential, though.
Aeris020 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you're the best brother ever. I love my brother but when ever 'we' play megaman he says how much I suck at the game ,Then leaves to sleep in a different room. But you, it sounds like you work hard. I approved this heart warming story. :heart:
AmbitionDFined Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! Haha, its that and Mario Galaxy that'll keep him fixed in place. If I play anything else he doesn't stick around for long.
Gumutsu Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Heya dude. Give him a hug, tickle and a noogie for me will ya? And while your at it, TELL ME HE LIKES POKEMON. PLEASE. I WILL DIE OF CUTENESS DEFICIENCY IF HE DOESN'T. :doh:
AmbitionDFined Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
uh...heh. Thanks. I'm not very into Pokemon myself (I was when I was younger) so by extension he's not really into it either, he's young, though, so he'll discover it eventually.
Gumutsu Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I AM GRIEVING. :iconkyonfacepalmplz:

Ehh, he should discover it eventually. *dies of cuteness deficiency*
imbisibol Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww man, what a heart warming story. Pretty cute brotherhood you have! XD And your kid brother's pretty damn cool being able to appreciate an awesome game like Megaman. :headbang:
AmbitionDFined Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you! yeah, he's smart enough to have good taste. i hope it can stay that way without my influence, haha
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