It was around ten years ago that I woke up in tears in our humble sixth-floor loft back in our hometown, which my brother and I had shared for almost 25 years. It was the first time I genuinely cried for a living being. I had dreamt that my brother died. My own tears woke me up, and I ran across the room to check whether the bastard was breathing. Even half-awake, I concluded that snoring wasn’t one of the signs of death.
The other day, it happened again. This time, however, I didn’t wake up in tears, I didn’t even have time to cry. The action was surreal, and there was no time to waste — I had to save him.
Moments before falling off the rooftop of our six-storey building in Croatia, he was showcasing his one-hand hanging skills at the very edge of the rooftop, just to show me how he would shoot otherwise unreachable scenes. Knowing his weak fist grip, I knew I had to get him before shit happens. Despite being not more than a few steps away, his grip failed almost instantly, and I could do nothing but watch him accelerating in his freefall, bouncing off the Venetian facade several times on the way down to the pavement.
I rushed down. He was moving. He was moving in a puddle of own blood, but couldn’t say a word out of shock. Couldn’t you choose a better time to stutter, I said. We laughed like idiots as I was holding his head above the puddle. That sincere and long laughter seemed like a decent ending, but it might have been just too loud not to wake me up. It took me a few moments to realise where I was. Then it took me another few to realise that my little brother wasn’t dead, as I figured no six-storey buildings existed in Trondheim.
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