Over the years my brothers had gotten great jobs and left this town to pursue bigger dreams. I was so proud of them but they couldn’t take Mom and Dad with them. I decided to stay behind and be there for them. When my brothers returned we had some shocking news though. Both of them seems to have married off to a girl from another town and did not utter a peep for months . Mom and dad were furious. I didn’t see a problem but I felt bad that we were not part of their hour of happiness. After hours of fight they finally reconciled. To make it officially known we decided to host a function and invite everyone to our house. The house was filled with colorful lights and sound system. Everyone in town was there to enjoy the occasion, it’s been so many years but I can recall everything that happened that day. It was truly and unforgettable day of my life. But as time flew by things changed. People change. Mom and dad were very weak and I did what I could but that was not enough.
My brothers changed for the worse. I don’t know if it was them or because of their wife but it was all money they thought of now. May be the world outside this town is like that. They would fight constantly on who got what and it reached the pinnacle when it hurt mom and dad more emotionally than the physical toll of their age. The finally decided to forge the will and soon after; both my parents passed away, one after the other in a matter of weeks. It was a rainy time and the rain hid my tears well. With both of them gone and both the brothers coming to an agreement they decided to tear down the house and me and then, sell off the land. It’s fine. I’m just a house in the end. I won’t bleed nor can I scream. It’s all just property and my worth matters only as long as you need.
My brothers flew in and they knew it that their parent’s clock would eventually stop. The will was written, mom and dad knew how much the house was part of the family and wanted my brothers to make sure they kept it as it. I stood along with them during their last breathe and it was time to say good bye. My brothers would leave me behind from time to time but that’s fine I’m a house after all. But I know they would return with their family and my nephew’s. I will wait here strong. I may damage overtime but I won’t die. I will be a part of this family till the day they won’t need me but that’s fine. Wasn’t that my mom and dad built me in the first place, to be the home that her kids could return to.