Dear Edward, I can't help but wish that you will miss me now that I am gone. After all, we had a lot of great times together. Though I hope you won't feel guilty and go and try to kill yourself, as I know you will try. It's not your fault that I am dead. It's mine. I didn't even attempt to move out of the way when the car came. Okay? But I do hope you let everyone know that I will miss them. Even if they hate me as much as you do, just let them know that. I hope you lead a normal life now, one with a normal vampire girlfriend, one where you are happy. Forever yours, Isabella Marie Swan
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7. Like the fish?
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"Char, it's time to get up." A voice called to me. The voice sounded so far away, miles and miles from where I was. The voice seemed to reach into my dreams and pull me back into reality.
"Charlotte Elizabeth Hall, you have 30 minutes before school starts." My twin sister, who I had registered as the voice, told me sternly. I pulled the covers tightly over my head, trying desperately to get back to sleep.
She sighed. Do you want me to force you? She thought to me.
My sister and I aren't what you would call normal. We can send thoughts to each other. The downside is, we hear every thought the other twin has. There have never been any secrets between us.
"Go away." I mumbled from beneath the covers.
"Fine." She said calmly. I peeked from behind the covers. My sister stood with her platinum blonde hair pulled into a single braid that fell to her waist. Her green eyes glinted evilly. Her hands were folded behind her back innocently. She lifted a hand and revealed an ice cube.
Oh, crud. I thought, and jumped from the bed at lightning speed, suddenly wide-awake.
That's what I thought. Serafina turned on her heels and left me. I sighed and looked longingly back at my bed. There was no hope of going back to sleep now.
I walked into my bathroom and took a shower. When I was dressed, I stared at my reflection. I was met with purple eyes and jet-black hair that was curled naturally into tight ringlets. I had pale skin that never seemed to go away, even with that spray tan, it made me jealous of Sera's glowing tan. I sighed again and went downstairs for breakfast.
Good morning! Sera greeted me from the breakfast table.
"Grr," I responded.
"Did you seriously just growl at me?" Serafina laughed. She checked her watch. "Time to go." She announced, steeling my half-eaten bowl of cereal. She pulled me outside and into her red truck.
"I heard we have new students today!" Serafina told me excitably. Then she bit her lip. "Don't play any pranks on them, okay? I really, really, want them to like me. And I can't do that if my devil of a sister keeps mailing school toilet seats to any friends I try to make."
"School toilet seats?" I laughed. "I don't think I've ever done that before. Good idea, though."
"I'm serious, Char!"
"You're an Animagus?" I asked. Sera groaned. "Fine, I won't play tricks."
"Thank you." She said. Then, "We're here!"
"Class." The science teacher called the class to order. Everyone froze and stopped talking immediately. "Today we have a new student." Mrs. Humboldt announced.
Then she walked in. Her beautiful mahogany hair cascaded down to her waist in loose curls. Her sharp angular features were laced with pain and cold beauty. Her chocolate brown eyes danced across the class, finally landing on my sister and I.
Wow. The guys won't be able to keep their hands off her. Sera thought.
No kidding. I answered.
The new girl, who was introduced as Bella, sat down next to my sister. Mrs. Humboldt began a lecture about mutated frogs.
"I'm Serafina Hall, but you can call me Sera. This is my twin, Charlotte, who likes to be called Char." My sister whispered.
"I'm Isabella Welles, but please call me Bella." She said politely.
"You're not normal, are you?" Serafina blurted, or at least as close to blurting as you can get when you're whispering.
"No. I'm not." Her face twisted with pain. I looked into her grey eyes, and I knew that Isabella Welles was no stranger to pain.
"You're not normal either, are you?" Bella said, clutching her stomach.
Most certainly not. Serafina thought.
"No." I answered. No one spoke for a while.
"So, where did you go to school before you came to Schurz High?" Sera broke the silence.
"Oh, you know, Elsewhere." Bella said vaguely.
Elsewhere, why does that sound so familiar? It reminded me of something. Something about a cruise ship and a girl who looked like an African queen. Thandi. The memory disappeared as soon as it came.
"Do you have any siblings?" Serafina asked again. The bell rang then, signaling lunch.
"You can sit with us, if you like." I spoke for the first time. I offered a smile.
"Sure." She said, giving me a smile of her own. Her whole face glowed; even her green eyes seemed to smile.
"So, you guys are twins." Bella said as we walked to the lunchroom.
"Yeah." Sera and I said in unison.
"That's kinda freaky." We shrugged and sat down at our usual table. A few moments later, a short girl with spiky purple hair and golden eyes walked up to us. I blinked.
Um, Sera thought.
"Hi, I'm Bailey, but you probably already know that." She said, sitting down and taking a bite out of a juicy red apple.
"Uh," Serafina said. I elbowed her. "Hi, I'm Serafina, or Sera, and this is my twin sister Charlotte."
"You can call me Char." I told Bailey.
Bailey cracked a grin. "Like the fish?"
I smiled. "Exactly like the fish."
We were all fast friends. Over the next few months we became as close as sisters. I could go into great detail on everything that happened, but I think I'll just skip ahead into the interesting part. It was January 20, and it was snowing outside. I was driving us home from a movie night at Bella's.
"That was fun." Serafina told me.
"Yeah." I muttered, concentrating on the icy roads ahead.
"I can't wait for next week, Bella said she wanted us to come over again. She said she had something important to tell us. I wonder what it is?"
"Uh huh." I said, trying to see the slick bridge in front of us in the dark.
"Are you listening?"
"What did I just say?"
"Uh huh.""Char," I tore my glance from the road. "I have this weird feeling that-OH MY GOD, CHARLOTTE, WATCH THE ROAD!!!" I whipped my head around and saw that we were skidding across the ice and we were about to fall down into the freezing waters below.
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