It was a dark and stormy night. I was staring out the window watching the lightning. We were all in the living room because the power had gone out and we only had enough candles for one room. Sky was sound asleep as was Noah. Pax the insomniac was pacing the house. Liberty was attempting to fall asleep and Hikaru was… somewhere. Where was she anyway? I looked around and noticed I couldn't find Reed either. Hmm that's strange. Getting up from the couch I went over to the window. There was a flash of lightning and then almost immediately the loudest crack of thunder I've ever heard.
"What the… ugh" Noah said waking up.
Liberty opened her eyes and complained "stupid storm. How is anyone supposed to get any sleep around here?"
"Well it appears Sky is getting some well needed rest" Noah pointed to Sky who was seriously just out cold.
"How does she sleep through this" I asked as another crack of thunder went off.
Meanwhile Hikaru's POV
I walked into Reed's room as the power went out. He was cowering under the bed. It was kind of cute. He reminded me of my baby brother.
"Reed are you ok" I asked.
"I'm fine" Reed sneered coming out from under the bed but I could see the fear in his eyes.
"Why don't you come in the living room with everyone else" I suggested.
"Why should I" Reed jeered.
"Well it beats sitting here in the dark" I pointed out lifting Reed from the floor and starting to carry him into the living room.
"Put me down" Reed demanded wriggling.
I complied so I wouldn't drop him but still watched him carefully. Halfway to the living room Reed stopped dead in his tracks.
"Why are you being so nice to me" he asked.
"Because I like to help people" I replied "it's what I do."
"Yeah but why" Reed probed.
"I don't know" I shrugged "why do you do what you do."
Another crack of thunder went off and Reed flinched.
"You know it's ok to be scared" I changed the subject "it looks like you'll be stuck in that five year old body for a while so you might as well embrace it or at least get used to it."
Reed scowled but nevertheless eventually held up his arms to be picked up. I lifted him up and he yawned. As I carried the child to his bed he fell asleep in my arms. I tucked the sleeping form of Reed in bed and walked out. Looking back I smiled at memories of my own little brother.