The Great Storm of 1774

(COMPLETED) Read along as 15 year old Angelica Lexington is left alone to take care of her four younger siblings at the height of the revolution, in Georgia. She looks back on her life through her vivid and inspiring writing. Yellow for death, disease and injury.

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26. "You Shouldn't Have To Go Through This"

Then all of a sudden I saw what I thought was my deepest fear back home in the basement. Aaron was lying on the ground, his head slightly propped under what I recognized as Charles' jacket. His face was covered in blood and dirt. 

 

"Angie... I'm sorry..." Charles said to me with a whimper. I ushered him into my arms and he put his head in my hands.

"It's okay...Shhh...you shouldn't have to go through this." I couldn't help but think how my father had said those same words to me what seemed like years ago.

 

But I couldn't help but feel as if it was my fault when my father had told me it wasn't. This time I thought the same, and I knew I was right. But I couldn't dwell on it. There was a bigger problem at hand- Aaron. His right white sock had turned maroon.

 

"I hate to have to ask you..." I whispered to Charles, as I ruffled his hair gently.

"But...what happened?"

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