My best friend’s stepbrother

Isla Chiu
2 min readMar 23
Photo by Jens Lindner on Unsplash

The man turns around, and my eyes bulge out of their sockets. He says, “Raven?” at the same time I say, “Ian?!”

I’m staring at Ian Reyes, aka Aimee’s stepbrother, though he’s old enough to be her dad. Aimee’s stepfather–Ian’s dad–is old enough to be her grandfather. When her mom was first dating him, Aimee would call him “the ancient one.”

Isla Chiu