Envy, Day 2. Also, Leviathan is the demon lord that’s associated with Envy in Christian Mythology. (I edited last night’s post btw :))
“So we’re in the process of remodelling the house, you know. Two bedrooms extra just wasn’t enough, I want a guest room as well so we’re turning the study into a guest room and then we’re going to add a study on. We might have to shorten the patio a bit, but we’ll be able to keep the pool…” His sister in law droned on and on about her plans for their house, and he sighed, picking at the pasta in front of him. It was another family dinner, and he knew he’d have to suffer through everything awesome his siblings did before his mom and dad came to him and asked him about how his life was going.
And his answer? “Same ol’ same ol. Still no girlfriend, no house, no new fancy car or job. Just… me doing what I do the best.” Would be his answer, and everyone would smile pityingly upon him and return to their conversation about their new houses, relationships or cars.
“That’s nothing! My husband has decided we need a brand new car, he’s unhappy with the way things are going with this one. I’m trying to tell him that he’s being silly, after all, we’ve only had this one for a few weeks! But he’s already been back to the dealer and discussing trading it in…” his younger sister started in, and he blinked, having obviously missed the switch in the conversation from houses to cars.
“WE’RE HAVING A BABY!” his middle sister squealed, interrupting all conversation at the table. He resisted the urge to bang his head into the table. Another niece or nephew for everyone to coo over. He didn’t have any – hell, he didn’t even have a girlfriend, much less a spouse and kids. He didn’t really want kids anyways but this… sigh.
Later that night, his dad pulled him aside as all the women in the family gushed over babies. “When are you going to pull your life together son?” he asked, concerned but kind. He shrugged and took a swig of his beer, focusing on his own little version of a perfect life.
He would have a grand house, and his brother and sister in law with the amazing house would clean it for him daily, thanking him for the opportunity to even walk inside his house and ask him over and over again who designed the house and decorated it. He would smile at them and shrug and tell them that he had, of course.
His other sister, the one with the husband who was trading in cars, would drive him around, playing chauffer.
And last but not least, the sister that was having a baby, she would babysit his own children that he had with this perfect, beautiful wife, who cherished and adored only him.
Yeah… that would be the life.
His eyes flashed green as his father continued to talk about the accomplishments of his siblings. He would give almost anything to take away their successes, and make them his own.