Some people say the weapon is not real, others say it is all too real. Without ever being seen, the legend of the weapon tormented a poor girl named Kristi for six long years! Kristi is my younger sister. I am the oldest of three kids. I have a younger brother, Jake, who is a year and eight months younger than me. Kristi is eight years younger. I would love to say, because I love my sister, that I couldn't stand by while the legend of the weapon continued to torment her, but that just wasn't the way it went down.
I was about twelve years old when I began to feel annoyed by my then four year old sister following me everywhere asking me questions. You know, getting all up in my business. One day Jake and I were deciding on our weekend plans, and Kristi was being particularly annoying, or at least I felt like she was. So I decided to take action.
Without thinking I just blurted out, "If you don't leave us alone I will have to get the weapon!" That statement alone was enough to fill the poor girl with terror and she took off running. I wasn't expecting that reaction. I wasn't really expecting anything. After she left Jake and I could not stop laughing. We quickly switched our subject of discussion to what we would actually get if it ever came down to us having to brandish the weapon. My best idea was a bent wire coat hanger, but we never really settled on anything.
For the next six years we threatened to "get the weapon" every time she wouldn't leave us alone. There were times when I thought for sure she would call our bluff and I would have to get something and call it a weapon. Some days she would take a little too long to run and one of us would walk of to "get the weapon", but she would run then if she hadn't already. I even started humming Beethoven's fifth symphony when I would get up to get the weapon. Eventually all I would have to do was hum the tune and she would run. We all grew up, and became close friends, but we never forgot the legend of the weapon. Kristi says she doesn't recall or believe in the legend, but Jake and I both know it is true.