Earbuds in, hairbrush microphone in hand, Susie belted out “Don’t Speak” in her best Gwen Stefani vibrato.
Tipping her fedora to the mirror, she hopped on one foot, then kicked out her other leg. Keeping time to music only she heard, Susie danced and sang until she glistened with sweat.
“Don’t tell me ‘cause it huuuurts,” she held the last note until the music faded out.
Taking out the earbuds, she looked up to see her brother’s reflection in the mirror.
A cruel smile split his face, a condescending smirk only a sibling has. Without a word, he walked away.