Chapter 7: Be Truthful, a Story

My big brother has put me in a bad spot.

We share a room and when I was looking for my Nano earphones I found a box of stuff that I know he stole from the electronics store. There is no way he had the money for all those MP3 players; and why would he need so many anyway?

Then, just when I’m trying to figure out what to do about it he catches me looking in the box and basically says he’s going to kill me if I tell anyone.

He even tells me these crazy lies about how he’s “holding them” for a friend and he’s going to “give them back.” He is such a bad liar; I can read him like a book.

Man, I don’t know what to do! I went in to the living room and my Mom asks me “How was your day?”

What am I supposed to say?! “Fine, except your first born is a thief and a liar.”

I almost told her but then I didn’t because she was tired and looked kind of worried about other stuff. Now that the chance went by, I figure I have some time to think about it. I might not have to tell her at all. Maybe. I just don’t know.

What should he do?

  • Go right in to his parents and tell them.
  • Make his brother return the stuff and then he won’t tell.
  • Go ahead and lie a little bit and wait for a better time to tell them.
  • Let it go.  It’s not really his problem since his brother is responsible for his own actions.

What would you do?

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