Siblings relationships are complex but they are also the simplest of all. 

You fight all the time but no one needs to explain themselves. 

You do big and touching gestures towards each other but there is no formality. 

And finally, there is just heartwarming knowledge that they will be there, no matter what. 

The story of this sibling duo, which was originally posted by Humans of Bombay, is about this and a lot more.

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Born first, the girl always wanted a brother and would innocently plead her mother for one.

My mom told me that when I was 2, I’d pray for a younger brother every single day. When Varun was born, I was so happy! When I started going to school, he’d wait for me to come home & only then have lunch. We’d eat out of the same plate!
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They loved each other but of course, there were fights. A lot of them.

Like any other siblings we fought over clothes, the cycle & who gets to bat while playing cricket. We’d beat each other up, but these fights brought us closer. 

But they had each other’s back, like all siblings do. They’d threaten to reveal secrets to their parents but would never actually do that. 

And just like that, they grew up and life became tougher. 

The first blow came with her brother’s accident. 

I got the call at 3 AM & panicked – thankfully he wasn’t injured…but his friend passed away. It took a while for him to move past the trauma. I tried to make sure he took care of himself and moved on.
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The second in the form of his sister’s ailment.

A few months after, I got a stomach infection. It kept getting worse & ultimately I was diagnosed with a kidney disease, which was already in its last stage.
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The disease was not treatable and a transplant was required. When none of the family members’ blood groups matched, her brother came forward and said he’d do it. 

She resisted so he went to the doctor to talk himself. 

He went to the doctor on his own & said, ‘I’m doing it.’ I tried talking him out of it but he was set on his decision. 
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The ultimate and possibly the most difficult challenge came with their parents’ demise. 

Time & again he tells me that dad would’ve been proud of me. So here we are… from fighting with each other to fighting for each other. I guess it’s a sibling thing!

It is a sibling thing, indeed! You can read the entire post, here.

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“My mom told me that when I was 2, I’d pray for a younger brother every single day. When Varun was born, I was so happy! When I started going to school, he’d wait for me to come home & only then have lunch. We’d eat out of the same plate! Like any other siblings we fought over clothes, the cycle & who gets to bat while playing cricket. We’d beat each other up, but these fights brought us closer. We’d share our secrets too. Once I found out that he had bunked class & gone for a movie. When my mum spoke about his ‘extra class’ I just went along with it. I used this to blackmail him but I never actually told on him. We’ve grown up this way; fighting but also supporting one another. A couple weeks after my wedding, he got in an accident with a friend. I got the call at 3am & panicked – thankfully he wasn’t injured…but his friend passed away. It took a while for him to move past the trauma. I tried to make sure he took care of himself and moved on. A few months after, I got a stomach infection. It kept getting worse & ultimately I was diagnosed with a kidney disease, which was already in its last stage… the only thing I could do was live a healthier lifestyle. Six years later, I needed a transplant. Nobody in my family matched with my blood type – except my brother. Initially I refused, I couldn’t let my younger brother donate his kidney to me. Not when I was supposed to be the one protecting him! But he went to the doctor on his own & said, ‘I’m doing it.’ I tried talking him out of it but he was set on his decision. So on his birthday, a few days before the surgery, we went all out. We partied & ate lots of pizza. On the day of the surgery we were taken to the operating room together. When I woke up, my first thought was, ‘Is Varun okay?’ I didn’t rest until they told me he was fine. Our bond has grown since then. He works in the hospitality sector & travels a lot, but he always finds time to come down & meet me. When our parents passed away, we took on the role of parents for each other. Time & again he tells me that dad would’ve been proud of me. So here we are… from fighting with each other to fighting for each other. I guess it’s a sibling thing!”

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