“That was her? I can’t believe she did that; you’re her sister.”
“You mean her slutty sister. She hates me, and I mean really hates me Michael, if there was a speeding car about to hit me, not only would she let me die, but she would then dance on my grave.” I tried to sound light about it, but I had to fight hard to bite back the tears.
“I’m sorry Emma.” Michael says as he puts his arm around me and pulls me close. I automatically stiffen, despite how badly I wanted to lean into his warmth.
“What? Are you mad at me too?” Michaels says playfully in response to my actions.
A few tears slip out from the corner of my eyes, but I wipe them away before he can notice.
“Michael, I just want to apologize about... that night.” There was no doubt that my face was redder than a beet.
“Umm... It’s alright... you know what they say, it takes two to tango.” He gave a little chuckle and my blood began to boil. I scooted away from him, and he let his arm drop.
“Dammit Michael! Why does everything have to be a joke? Did it mean anything to you?” I raised my voice a bit so that it wouldn’t tremble.
“Of course it did Emma... it’s just that-“
“What? It's just what? I’m not Anna? Is that it?”
“Yes!” he hissed out. “You’re not Anna. Anna is... or was my girlfriend. She’s the one that I love, the one who knows me better than anyone. She was supposed to be my first...”
I wasn’t sure that I heard him correctly, but the look on his face was all the confirmation I needed.
“You could have stopped Michael. You knew it was me before we even made it to your bed!” I was done taking the blame for everything.
“Yeah, I knew. I knew five minute after you walked in. I could have stopped, but I didn’t.” He looked so relieved to say it.
“And here I was thinking I was some tempting siren...” I laughed half heartily.
“You are definitely that... Look Emma. Yes I knew it was you, despite what I told your sister. You’re twins, but you’re nothing alike. I like Anna, some days I even think I love her, but she’s so safe. But you... Emma you’re everything I wish I could be. You’re badass!”
“Thanks... I guess?” was that supposed to be romantic.
“I guess I’m not exactly being smooth here... You’re spontaneous Emma. You’re daring, and not afraid to change! Anna has tapped into a bit of that the last couple of days, but I know it’s only in response to what we did. I feel like we’ve become an old marry couple, and we’re not even out of high school yet! There’s just no spark.”
“Well that’ll pass, it’s just a phase. Don’t let this rut jeopardize your whole relationship. It happened to Josh and I...”
“First of all, Josh is an idiot. And second.... What if I don’t want to fix it Emma? I thought I did, that’s why I came here tonight, but when I saw you... I felt so...happy.”
This was all too much. I didn’t want to hurt my sister anymore than I already had but...
“What are you saying Michael?” I barely whisper. He doesn’t say anything. Instead he come closer to me, and parts my lips with his. I breathe him in, and press my body to every line of his. As he puts his arms around me, he deepens the kiss.
It feels so good...but then I realize who I’m kissing and I push away.
“Michael, I can’t... we can’t...” I realize I’m not making any sense, so I stand up and take a deep breath.
“Michael, I won’t hurt my sister any more than I have. This” I say, gesturing between us, “was a mistake. You need to go work things out with Anna.”
I see that he is about to object, but I don’t give him a chance. I run. I don’t stop until I’m on the sidewalk outside. I here Michael calling my name, so I hide behind a nearby tree. After about five minutes he finally gives up, and I fall to the ground, pressing my cheek to the cold foliage, and I start to cry.
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