Moving: A Sister’s Goodbye
“This doesn’t feel real,” I thought. I was walking through the airport with my dad and my two younger siblings. Amaya, my younger sister, was carrying her suitcase. My brother and I, however, were not, nor was my dad. We went to the check-in desk and my dad requested an unaccompanied minor badge and three boarding passes. She printed out the passes and one plane ticket.
“Amaya?” the ticket agent looked at us, trying to figure out who to give the badge to.
Amaya raised her hand and took the badge.
“Don’t lose it,” the ticketing agent warned.
We then proceeded to check Amaya’s suitcase. We were all set to go. We rode the tram to security and not many people were there. The security line was short and we made it through fairly easily. Sometimes it could take almost an hour to get through the security line, which is why we were always two hours early. We went to our gate and took a seat. I watched Amaya play games on her iPad for a while as we waited for the plane to start boarding. It was a bright day, and her plastic badge reflected the sun, reminding m...
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