Connor has thought about how his life is different with Alex. He couldn't envision a life without her. He realized his short story, "The Ziblings" is truly about their bond.
You know, I've been thinking a lot about what you said in the trunk of the Zibling Mobile. You were right. 'The Ziblings' is definitely about us.
Alex apologizes for any harm that she has caused him in the past. In second grade, Alex didn't stand up for her brother and she didn't believe in his capabilities. Though Connor knew that Alex would always love him. That was all that mattered.
I told you, and just to reiterate, I want to apologize for anything I might have--
In seventh grade, Connor felt alone though as soon as Connor showed Alex his stories he gained confidence in himself in writing. If it wasn't for her acceptance he may not have grown as a writer and a person. Alex's approval inspired Connor to keep writing.
I don’t remember the second grade, but I do remember the seventh...I showed you my stories for the first time. You liked them, you said they were special, and you gave me the confidence to keep writing. It was your approval that inspired me--you were my champion.