Reading response to “The Scent of the Gods”

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“Who broke the iPad? Who??” Dad shouted angrily. The house went absolutely silent…

I have a little brother named Timmy, who was 11 years old. I have been living with him since he was born. I get along well with him. We share everything we play.

One day, my parents went on a business trip and we were told to take care of ourselves until night, when they came back. Since it was a holiday for us too, we stayed at home and tried to get something to entertain us. “Why not play with the iPad? It’s fun, isn’t it?” Timmy suggested. I nodded my head and agreed. We went on enjoying our games happily with it …

Later, my stomach started to grumble, telling me to get some food. I went to the kitchen and got Timmy and I some snacks. “Crack!!!” A loud noise flew through my ears. It was a strange one. I went out of the kitchen. I saw an iPad on the floor with its screen being cracked. “Timmy, are you supposed to tell me what happened?” I said. Timmy was frightened, didn’t know what to do. “I’m sorry…”

It was eleven at night. Mom and Dad came back from their work and noticed the broken iPad. “Who? Who broke the iPad???” Dad shouted angrily and the house went absolutely silent. “Sorry Dad, I was the one who broke it…” I told Dad in a shaky voice, I knew that Timmy wouldn’t be brave to tell the truth and I didn’t want him to get scolded again, which happened always. Dad punished me severely. Timmy was feeling quite sorry, but I never regretted what I have done.

If the same thing happened again, I would do the same, because I think it’s my duty to protect my brother. “Remember to be careful always, I might help you successfully this time, but not next time. What if Dad knows the truth next time?” I reminded Timmy. Luckily, Dad fixed the iPad and Timmy learnt a lesson too…