A Small Escape → Anna && Claire
Anna sighed and put away her books. Everything had been so hard lately. She hadn’t been acting like herself. Looking in her mirror, the girl brushed her short straight hair. She longed to get back to herself. It was just hard. She couldn’t explain why she was doing the things she was doing.
Anna was lonely. She had barely spoken to Claire in a week. She felt something was wrong but didn’t know what. Claire wouldn’t tell her. Anna quietly walked down the hall to her sister’s room. She sighed and knocked on the door. “Claire Bear?” she said.
A light knock on the door ceased the teenagers inner thoughts. She quietly sat up until hearing her sister’s voice. Sighing, the girl stood up once more and opened up the door. In the doorway, it was as if she were looking at a mirror. Every part of her appearance was reflected back at her sister which made it nearly impossible to tell the two apart. The only two things that changed was the girl’s clothing and their hair. Anna’s hair remained straight as to Claire’s hair always seemed to have a gentle wave to it or sometimes when it was really humid, curls.
“Come in.” The girl said gently, and gestured her twin in. When she finally came in, the brunette shut the door behind her and opened one of the vodka bottles and poured the clear liquid into red cups. She gave one to her sister. “Drink up.” She said lightly. She no longer bothered to pretend to the cheerful girl she was in school, with her sister there truly was no point. No matter how well of an actress Claire could be, she was positive her sister could always see that look in her eyes. Beyond the warm brown, there was the real her and it carried a distant look and seemed as empty as crop fields in the middle of winter.
Taking a sip from her own cup, she felt the sweet liquid burn her throat on the way down. She loved that familiar heat and actually, enjoyed it’s bitter taste. “So,” The girl said interrupting the silence between the two. “What’s wrong?” She asked slightly raising an eyebrow.