I stood there with my arms wrapped around my brother, not wanting to let go. I had already experienced what it would be like to lose him in a dream, and I didn't want it to come true. Ashton held me close, rubbing my back and whispering calming words to me.
"Lacy, it's okay. I'm not going to leave. I could never ever leave you. You're my sister and I wouldn't leave you all alone." He looked me in the eyes, half smiling in a comforting way.
"Okay, Ashy" I sighed, trying to calm myself down. I slowly pulled away from the embrace, sitting down on his bed and looking around. There were no blood stains, no crumpled up notes, and no bullet casings lying on the floor. Everything was back to normal.
~Two hours later~
When Lacy finally left my room, I sat down on my bed and sighed. After a few minutes, I pulled out my phone and called my friend Calum. He picked up almost instantly.
"Hey Ash, what's up?" He answered the phone cheerfully.
"Can I tell you something, Calum?" I chewed on my lip nervously, my hands shaking a little.
"Sure. You can tell me anything Ash" he sounded concerned, and I sighed.
"You can't tell anyone... "I trailed off, taking a deep breath before continuing, "Lacy isn't my actual twin sister... My parents adopted her when she was eight, and she had a severe case of amnesia due to head trauma. Her real parents died in a fire, and one of the support beams in the house fell on her when she was trying to get out. My family took her in, and pretended that she was my twin sister since our birthdays were only one day apart." I paused for a few seconds, seeing if Calum had anything to say. When he said nothing, I continued.
"Lacy doesn't know about any of it, and my parents never want to tell her. I feel like an awful person keeping this from her, especially because I love her like she's my actual sister. I really hate not being able to tell her... What do I do, Calum?"
"I don't know. I honestly wouldn't know what to do if I was in your place either, but I kinda think you should tell her but I also don't. It's your decision." His voice was calm and steady, unlike mine.
"Okay. Thanks Cal. See you in class." I set my phone down, laying back on my bed and sighing.
I heard a floorboard creak, and my head snapped towards my open door.
Lacy was standing there, her mouth open and tears in her eyes. My eyes widened when I saw her, and I mentally hit myself for not making sure the door was shut. Lacy was still staring at me in horror, her hands shaking. When she spoke, her voice was quiet and shaky.
HEY GUYS!! I'm so sorry I haven't updated in a while. I keep forgetting to, and I'm kicking myself for it. Anyways, I hope you enjoyed the new chapter~ and the plot twist. I'll try to update again asap.
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