"I know that you told mom you were going to stay here for a week or so, but I can't believe that you decided to go home in the middle of the school year. Are you seriously telling me that you are risking your studies for relaxation?"
My brother Alister was never close with me, and he and Izzy became much closer over the years. I disappeared as the eldest to study in another city a few hours away from home, and I knew he hated my guts for leaving the responsibility to him.
"Wow, you haven't seen me and spent time with me for months, and this is the welcome greeting that you give me? Don't you have a softer side for your sister, Alister?"
I saw my brother compose himself, and the well-trained Alister De Leon was now present before me. He was definitely more mature than me, and I would never get shocked if they suddenly announced that he was now the new heir and not me.
"Well, big sister, I am aware that you were never the most responsible one, but I did assume for a while that you would take college seriously enough to actually not mess it up."
"Don't worry, little brother, I may be the black sheep of the family, but I still aim to be a success. Whether people believe that I can be or not, it no longer matters to me."