Violet danced into a fever. Her hair became soaked in the moisture of her bouncing chaos. She had ransacked the place after what Michael put her through. Surely she was going crazy now. She wasn’t before, but now she was crazy. No. You’re not crazy Violet. You’re just happy. The loud music woke Henry up and he rushed out to find Michael dancing in the hallway in front of Violet’s room.
“What the hell! Michael!”
“What the hell is going on here!”
“Violet is getting her guitar fix!”
Henry stared at his son. This hadn’t happened in a long time. Michael and Violet. Helen appeared next to Henry. She smiled at the joyful noise. The music was loud and chaotic but there was solace in this bonding journey. Behind the door was a wild chaotic Violet. She spun around the room like a fairy in the twilight of a witching hour. Tiny beads of sweat caressing her face then gliding, glistening as if to cleanse her all the way to her chest. Her night shirt soaked into submission. Nothing gave her greater pleasure than the noise in her head drowning in the quicksand of a loud guitar blasting the four walls of her haven. Michael was only too happy to join her. She could hear him moving right by the door. She smiled staring at it, imagining Michael. Henry couldn’t say much else. Helen took his arm and guided him back to the bedroom. As the song ended, a breathless Violet walked slowly to the door placing her right hand on it. Michael’s breath matched hers and he walked over mimicking his sister’s pose.
“I love you Michael.”
“I love you Violet.”
Violet smiled the comfort out. Michael swallowed his smile in agreement. It was the walk back to his room that ached. The broken was becoming unbroken and he longed to embrace her. Such thoughts invaded her breath. She was no match for herself. She cried feeling the scream in her heart as she collapsed on the bed. She couldn’t help the tears. They were her fiercest companions, crooning the perpetual smile Michael had gifted her tonight. The ache is sweeter when shared, isn’t it Violet?
© 2018 Mel Gutiér