SINISTER TWIN SISTER
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The same hair, the same eye color, the same face, the same everything. Nothing differentiated us. My twin sister Leah and I sat next to each other at a circular wooden table in front of Ms. Dumille, Virginia's own locally famous tarot card reader and psychic. People would travel hundreds of miles just to get their cards read and fortunes told by her. She was said to be the most accurate psychic around. She'd been reading fortunes for the small town of Outland, Virginia since our parents were our age, maybe even longer.
She was an older woman, maybe in her eighties or nineties. Her pale wrinkled skin was rough textured, her messy gray hair was in a long braided ponytail that hung over her right shoulder, and she was wearing a beige night gown with a black shawl wrapped around her shoulders. Her dark brown eyes were focused on the deck of tarot cards that she shuffled in her frail wrinkled hands. She dealt the cards into four rows of four before shutting her eyes. She then put her hands on her temples and began to rub in a circular motion while she chanted something in a language that I had never heard before.
Leah looked at me with a smirk of disbelief.
The thing with Leah and I was that even though we were the same in alot of ways, we were also very different. Growing up, we'd spent all of our time together and told each other everything. I don't think we'd ever spent more than an hour at a time away from each other. She was the yin to my yang, the night to my day, my everything, and I wouldn't have had it any other way. We looked and acted so much alike that even our parents would mix us up from time to time. We were also very different though. For example, I believed in psychics and the unknown while she was a total skeptic, which is why I was the only one getting my fortune read, while she just sat next to me observing doubtfully.
Ms. Dumille removed her hands from her temples and very slowly proceeded to open her eyes. Once they were completely opened, my jaw dropped in shock. Her dark brown eyes had turned completely white, not a pupil or iris to be seen. I looked over at Leah whose face said it all; she was bored and uninterested, she hadn't even been fazed by what had just happened. My twin vibes were telling me that she thought that it was some kind of trick, but I could tell that this was the real deal.
Ms. Dumille flipped over the first card without even looking at it. Instead she kept her vision focused straight ahead. Featured on the card was a girl who was slightly smiling; she was standing completely naked with her hands gracefully covering her private areas and was surrounded by a beautiful forest of trees and land, but if you looked at the ground beneath her, there was a serpent that appeared to be coming her way.
"Eve from the beginning times..." Ms. Dumille said in her husky sluggish voice without blinking, and still staring straight ahead. "... A representation of innocence, youth, curiosity, feminism, and love..." She slowly cocked her head to one side, never once breaking her stare. "... But it also represents naivety, gullibility, fatuity, disobedience, and heedlessness." Her sluggish voice dragged out each word.
She slowly placed her hand on the tip of the tarot card, still looking straight ahead. "She is you, and you are her, and without the birth of the other, neither of you would have ever existed." She slowly shifted her head back to an up right position, not letting anything distract her from whatever it was that she was staring at. "Oh my dear, there are more secrets about yourself than you were ever meant to know, but WILL know in due time." She slowly began to bob her head from side to side, still having her hand placed on the tip of the tarot card. "Eventually my dear, there will come a time where like Eve, you will be forced to make a decision..." She steadied her head from bobbing. "... A decision that will affect your every waking moment, from the deepest hair follicle in the top of your head, to the roughest patch of skin on the bottom of your feet, from your steady heart beat that repeats itself like history, to every invisible breath of air that exits your lungs. A decision that could lead to your fine recreation, or your bitter destruction..." She slowly nodded her head still staring into space, never once losing her focus. "... Around the time that decision is made, you will be forced to make a second decision, and in THIS decision you must choose to either annihilate, or be annihilated." Her sluggish voice still dragging out each word.
My eyes narrowed as I thought about what she'd just said. For as long as Ms. Dumille had been around, I'd never heard anyone say that she'd been wrong about their fortunes, but I HAD heard millions of fortunes that she'd been right about.
"OH THIS IS CRAP LELA, LETS GO. THIS WOMAN'S NUTS!" Leah grabbed my arm as she stood from the table, but suddenly Ms. Dumille's pure white eyes, which had once been staring into space, had now shot towards her. The room was silent for a moment as Leah stopped nervously in her tracks.
A sly grin came across Ms. Dumille's face. "Whats wrong dear? Leaving so soon?" She let out an aggressive husky chuckle "If you look closely at the card, you'll be able to see YOUR representation too." She said finally moving her hand from off the tip of the tarot card, revealing the serpent that was moving towards Eve.
I looked up at Leah's face.
She looked at the tarot card, looked at Ms. Dumille, and without another word, pulled me from the chair.