Separated at birth

Harry looked at me with intensity in his eyes, “I don’t know why you’re here, or who you are. I don’t know if you’re telling me the truth, or if it’s a pack of lies. But I do know for the first time in my life, I feel complete. I feel like I’ve finally found you Marty, this is crazy and I know it is. But it’s true. You could be my twin like you say, or you could be another person, but whatever it is I don’t feel empty anymore.”

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1. Chapter 1

Screams pierced the silence, my body quaking with fear. I ran as fast as my legs would carry me, gasping for oxygen. I collapsed falling to the floor, my hands fought the air for something to grab on to, only to have failed, my bum hit the floor along with the rest of my body. I writhed on the floor clutching my stomach. Tears streamed down my face as a familiar pain appeared down my spine. I dazed out as my head thudded against the floor everything suddenly becoming clear…

“Marty are you there?” my mother called.

“Here” I shouted jumping out from the sofa making her jump.

I burst into fits of laughter making her laugh with me. She grabbed me pulling me into a hug, I rested my head on her shoulder. My mum meant everything to me. We were inseparable much to my father’s dismay. I tried to be a daddy’s girl, getting involved with the things he liked but nothing compared to my mum.

“Happy birthday sweetheart” she kissed my forehead.

I smiled widely “thanks mum.”

She handed me a small box, I opened it looking down at the silver necklace. I looked up to her my face brightened. There was a small heart at the front of the necklace, engraved ‘Marty’.

“This is beautiful, thank you.”

“Here let me put it on you” she turned me around.

I moved my hair out the way as she placed it around my neck. I clutched the heart with my hand closing my eyes.

“I have a surprise for you” she clapped her hands.

“What?” I shrieked a little too excited.

“You will see. Your father and I are going to collect it now.”

“Okay” I smiled sitting down on the sofa…

Those were the last words she said to me before she died, before they both died. Now I am completely alone and unwanted. Flashing lights came from above me. Maybe I am in heaven with them. I smiled tilting my head back, ready to be taken.

“Marty, wake up Marty” an unfamiliar voice said.

My eyelids opened to see a young man standing in front of me. He wore a blue nurse’s uniform. I creased my eyebrows looking at him, what is going on?

“Marty speak to me, how are you feeling?” he asked.

“What happened?” my voice croaked.

“You had an accident, you hit your head pretty hard you’ve been unconscious for over 24 hours.”

“Oh, where’s my mum and dad?” I asked.

“Marty they died a few days ago, do you remember?”

Everything flashed back, more tears ran down my cheeks.

“Yes” I said quietly.

“I am sorry for your loss” he frowned.

“So this is what I’m going to have to put up with now? How people are sorry for my loss, how they wish they weren’t dead. How everything is going to be okay when in reality it isn’t, it never will be” I said coldly making him wince.

“I get you are angry, damn I would be but please calm down” he said softly.

I scowled at him, I know none of this was his fault but he was the only person around I could take this out on.

“There’s someone here to speak to you Marty, are you okay to speak to them?”

I nodded my head not really listening, another man walked into the room. He was holding a brown folder and a white envelope.

“Hi Marty, my name is Leo. I am here to discuss your families will with you.”

God knows why, my family had hardly any money. They would have nothing to leave me.

“It is requested that when they pass on,” he looked down. “They want you to have this letter” he passed it to me.

“If you would prefer, I could read it to you?” he asked.

“No” I said defensively. “I want to read it, alone.”

He nodded looking at the nurse, they both went out the room giving me some privacy.

I held the envelope close to me, the only thing left of my dearest parents. My hands trembled as I ripped open the envelope.

To my darling Marty,
there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t think of you. To know that I have raised such a clever and beautiful girl makes me so happy. I am so proud of you Marty, you will go on to do great things I am sure of it. I need you to know that I love you no matter what happens, and that I am so sorry for never telling you. You have to understand how hard it was for me to keep this from you, I bet you’re wondering what the hell I’m talking about. Okay I just have to say it. My beautiful Marty your upbringing is a little different than what we told you. You’ve always wondered why you have no pictures from your birth. I know we told you some story which let’s face it is not true. You were adopted at 3 months of age to be exact, I still remember the day like it was yesterday. In science you may not be mine and Johns, and for that I am so very sorry. But in life you are ours, you always have been and always will be. Even if we’re not around, please don’t hate me for this. You have to know that this was only to protect you from the truth. The truth can be cruel and hurtful. I know this isn’t the perfect timing for you to find out, and honestly I wish you never had to. But I would never have forgiven myself if I never told you, I know I’m not here to comfort you and tell you everything’s going to be okay. But it is Marty, you may not be my own but I always thought of you as mine. You are everything to us, and you are a miracle. You changed me for the better, you gave me hope. Never give up, I know you can do whatever you set your mind to. I love you Marty always remember that.
Mum x

“What?” I whispered.

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