Just Between Brothers

This evening, after dinner. Enter Quinton, in dragon costume, to the living room. Plops down next to Elliot, who is of course, reading a book on the sofa. He has been giving his brother the serious please-for-the-love-of-god-quinton-leave-me-alone treatment for a couple hours. Q: Elliot (pronounced "I-yet"), you know you are my best friend.

E: (miraculously shifting attention from book to brother and smiling) Oh, you're my best friend, too Q-Q.

Q: Let's do a hug.

The boys hug. Mommy sighs. A good moment.