Trust Me, I Should Know.

This is the story of two sisters, Lilly and Rose, their father, Midas, and his strange new secret. The sisters know their father is hiding something from them and are hell-bent on finding out what... Whatever it takes.

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8. Lilly - The Secret.

Dad was looking awkward and out of place as I cried. He was just about to put his hand on my shoulder to comfort me when he jerked away as if I was a wild and rabid animal that would hurt him at any opportunity. He cleared his throat and said, "Lilly, darling, I need to talk to you for a moment. Outside,"

I must admit I acted stupidly. "I'm not leaving. I'm not leaving Rose!" I cried, knowing full well that it might be too late. I cradled her head in my arms and whispered, "I'm not leaving you. I promise." That was my first promise I wasn't sure if I could keep.

Dad just said, "I supposed your mind would be already made up." He sighed, I nodded and he began.

"The day after last I went to work as usual. I swept and cleaned and scrubbed until my fingers were rubbed raw and my palms were wrinkled from the water. I was outside, trimming the hedges when a man with a beard as wild and tangled and disorganised as a birds' nest staggered up to me and shivered. I guided him inside and pulled up a chair for him to sit on. The hall's walls reverberated the noise when he spoke, multiplying the noise to ten times its usual sound. He said, 'you have helped me and so I shall help you.' I told him there was nothing more I wanted in my life.''

I had no clue in which direction this conversation was going. I was too upset to care.

"I just want you to know that, well, things aren't how they used to be."

"Tell me something I don't already know!" I have to admit that I yelled. I just wished that the world would just shut up and leave me alone with my sister.

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