He was laughing while telling what he did....
The other day, when he saw his unpacked baggage still on the floor (since we went to Israel and returned), it gave him an idea. A cruel one.
Joel opened the balcony door and made his way down the rope ladder, he turned his face a little towards Ethaniel so that he cannot see his uncontrollable-smile-turning-into-a-full-fledged-roar.
He said, "Ethaniel, I am running away. I am leaving home because I don't want to stay here anymore."
Ethaniel had a bewildered look on his face. Flushed cheek and teary eyed. He must have really been traumatised by his older brother's desire to leave home. What will he do without his best friend, playmate, room mate and partner-in-crime.
Joel couldn't stop himself and started laughing.... "I am just kidding!"
Since that day, everything Joel tells Ethaniel, he had a hard time believing it. Do you blame him?