“Sshh! Akhil, we have been through this before, haven’t we, now? He is her son, he is entitled to it, to her love, her attention.” Anu rebuked her brother, knowing fully well her words would have no effect on his innocent mind.
Everything that Bittoo had — a mother, her love for him, the indulgence — brought about a wave of envy in Akhil’s young mind; a fact that his sister could do nothing about, except encourage him to grow up and accept the harsh realities of life without a mother of their own.
Lillie McFerrin Writes] Five Sentence Fiction – Envy