8. The Sanity of Violet
"Is Yuki all right?" For once, Gemma wasn't talking to Annie with a rude tone. She seemed worried but maybe it was an act. No one could tell what was on Gemma's mind.
Annie nodded as she packed the remains of her belongings. There weren't many and her battered old suitcase was only half full. Annie stood up, her head swaying after the events that had happened in the past 24 hours. She wheeled her suitcase to the doorway and knocked five times on the door.
"Who are you planning to stay with? You can't go back to your aunt." Gemma asked Annie.
"I was thinking that I should go look for Scarlett and her family."
Gemma nodded. Annie had lived with her aunt for 12 years and had not known her real family. Recently, Annie had decided to track her family and twin sister, Scarlett. Gemma was an only child and had lived with her mother and father before she had gone to study at Riles, an expensive and posh boarding school and then moved to the Academy. She was quite glad that she was an only child. Twins were popular in the realm of Guardians, but since ancient times, there had been a curse. One of the twins will die before the age of 20 in human years, killed by the other twin.
"Ow." Annie looked at her feet to see a potato lying there. "Stupid potato." She kicked it.