"Here, keep this." Lovino sighed as he took his brother's hand, giving him a small stuffed bear.
"But... Mother made this for you..." Feliciano said, he looked down the bear. It was more than 5 years old but looked so new. Lovino took more care of that bear then he did himself. "I can't keep this..."
"Well you're going to. I don't have anything else to give you that'll make you feel better about this." He replied in a low voice. "... Mother and Father are splitting up and Father's taking me and moving to different part of the world... I don't want to go, I don't want to leave you alone, but I'm only 6 so I don't have much choice. Just be happy you get to stay with Mother."
Feliciano held the bear tighter in his arms as he tried his best not the cry. He knew this day was coming. At his young age, he was smarter and picked up on things faster than a normal 5-year-old would. Feliciano was scared of the say he father would finally leave and run off with his girlfriend that he thought no one knew about.
But he didn't think he would take Lovino with him. He wasn't ready for his brother to leave. He took a deep breath and leaned on his brother's shoulder as they sat in the backyard, in the huge family tent that sat beside the playground their father had built not so long ago. They sat there in silence and watched as the sun set and starts came out.
It was, for some reason, the only places they can go where they couldn't hear their mother and father fighting. They even slept in the tent at time through time. As Feliciano thought about how it would sitting back here alone he couldn't hide his tears anymore. Lovino held him, trying to calm him down before he had to leave.
"... L-Lovino..." Feliciano mumbled, finally being able to stop after crying for so long.
"We'll meet again, right? You'll come see me and I can do the same, right?"
"... Yeah, of course. Don't worry about it much. If it takes a year we'll see each other again."
Feliciano's frown slowly turned into a small smile as he seem to slowly drift to sleep. He and his brother were almost asleep when they heard the back door open. It was their father, he came out and knee down at the two. "... C-come on, Lovi... It's time to go..." He mumbled.
"I.. I don't wanna go... I wanna stay here here with Feli!"
"You can't! ... I mean, I'm sorry. It's by law that you come live with me until you're old enough to live on your own. Now, Lovino, please. We have to leave."
Feliciano's grip on his brother's shirt tighten as Lovino sighed and stood to leave. He turned back to his brother and smiled. "Don't worry. Like I said, We'll still talk and see each other. And the bear. Keep him close to you." He reminded and hugged Feliciano before walking off.
Feliciano followed them to the front door, trying to keep from crying again. As he watched them drive off in the their father's new white Volvo into the dark. When he finally couldn't see the car he broke down crying, hugging the bear for a good hour before going back inside.
He sat there, waiting on his mother to come down from her room. He thought that she might have been crying or in a really bad mood so she didn't want to come down to say goodbye to Lovino. But as it was going on 1 in the morning, he got scared. Feliciano slowly walked up the stairs, clicking the bear in his arms. He stopped when he stood in front of his mother's room.
"... Mother...?" Feliciano called, his voice shaky. "Mother..." He called again, but she didn't answer. He thought she was finally sleep so he slowly creeped in. His mother laid there, silent as he walked closer to her. Feliciano didn't say anything has he slightly shook her.
She don't even move. Feliciano was more than scared now as he climbed on the bed. He looked down as her, the bright yellow dress she was wearing was cover in blood and she wasn't breathing.
He started to cry again, shaking and calling out her name over and over... And over... And over again. Soon, the relation had finally sunk in.
His mother was dead.
And his father had killed her.