I heard a faint rumbling in the distance as I kept my balance, moving slowly along the snow covered bramble bushes. My shawl kept coming loose, so I undid it and tied it around my wrist. I peeked into my pack, and stared. We only had a few things, that would only be a little bit helpful. I closed my eyes and envisioned a machine in my brain to make something to find my sister, Autumn. A vision entered my head that I quickly pushed away. I envisioned that my sister fell down and became paralyzed. I focused my brain back on my invention. When I didn't think of anything, I untied the ribbon that held back my hair and sighed. I needed to find Autumn! She couldn't survive without any warmth. Right in the nick of time, it started to snow. I sensed a blizzard moving past the mountains. I used my weather monitor to predict the weather. It read: The blizzard will last for two hours. Stay put where you are and stay together, and without each other, you will both become in danger. Look for shelter up in the mountains. The message sent a chill down my spine. I needed to find Autumn. But how could I? A scary thought entered my mind. There were bears, and wolves, what could have happened to her? I quickly pushed yet another negative thought from my head and walked around calling Autumn's name.
Before I almost completely lost hope, I heard Autumn cry, "I'm here, don't leave me!" I rushed to a cave where Autumn lay. "Autumn?" I gasped. "What happened?" "I must have gotten a fracture on my wrist when I slipped." She said with a small grimace. "But, let's go anyway." She said. "No, Autumn, we have to wait this storm out." I said, my blue eyes pleading. "Fine," Autumn sighed. "Ellie, sometimes you get as stubborn as a mule, I'm just one year younger." Her words hit me, like a punch to the chest. I swallowed down my boiling anger and took deep breaths, a ritual which helps me calm down. "I'm sorry, Ellie, I shouldn't have said that, and I'm sorry, I'm just hurting." Autumn said.
When the storm was over, I helped Autumn down the mountain. I slipped, and a pain hit my foot, sharper than a knife. A cracking sound made me wince even harder. "I'm okay," I said. I got up and plowed right through the pain. I mostly could hide my limp okay, but it was super painful to bear weight on. I noticed myself dreading the time where I needed to bear weight.
Autumn noticed and took me to an institute. They gave Autumn a wrist wrap for her fracture and they me a boot for my break. The heavy boot made me walk a little off. "Um, Sir, what does this total to?" I asked. "Nothing" a kind woman said. I grinned, "thank you ma'am." I said gratefully.
"I'm glad you're okay." I told Autumn. "Me too." She told me. We hugged each other tightly, and even though we were injured, we still were happy and reunited. I had never been so happy to see Autumn safe and sound before. "You're the best sister in the world." We both said in unison. "Thanks!" We both said again and laughed.