My name is Summer Rose Garcia. I have an identical twin sister, Autumn. (Our parents named us both after seasons... I think those may have been their favorites.) Autumn and I are both thirteen, born June 24th. We just moved to Florida and are starting our seventh grade year at Bloom Hill Middle School.
Our old school was fun and we met a lot of nice people there but, there were never any REALLY cute boys. Of course, I’m going to be excited if there is a cute guy but, I don’t want to jump into anything. Autumn on the other hand… Well, she’s Autumn.
My mom had us move because she got stationed here for her job. I’m happy to be moving because living in Colorado felt weird to me. I just didn’t feel like I belonged there even though I had been living there since I was six. My dad… left when Autumn and I were only two years old so, it’s been hard for my mother to take care of us.
Sometimes I miss him. My dad. I never really got to know him and sometimes I strain myself to try and just remember a glimpse of what he looked like or who he was. But, most of the time I can’t and I have to go look at old albums and photos that mom has stored in her room.
Suddenly, I hear a scream coming from Autumn’s room and immediately know she’s had ‘The Dream‘again. She and I both get it but, we’ve never spoken to anyone about it but, each other and mom. Sometimes it’s just hard to trust others.
I got up from my desk and ran into her room. I found the light next to her bed and turn it on. My head turns towards her and I notice she has tears falling from her eyes. She just stares straight ahead unmoving from her bed and the position she’s in.
“Autumn? Are you okay?” I ask.
“Yeah. I hate that dream! I hate it! It makes me remember and sometimes I don’t want to.” She said, tears still spilling from her eyes.
I climb up into her bed and hold her close. Whenever we’re together we always seem to calm down a lot easier than, if other people tried to comfort us.
“Sum, will you stay with me for tonight? I don’t want to seem like a baby but, tomorrow is the first day of school and summer is going to be over, and I just don’t want to be alone tonight.” Autumn said breaking the silence.
“Sure.” I said giving her a small reassuring smile.
I pulled down the covers and climbed in next to Autumn, falling asleep instantly. Not even remembering to turn the light off.
The next morning I woke up at 5:45. Autumn wasn’t next to me so; I knew she must have been in the shower. I went into my room to turn on my straightener and curling iron. Autumn and I agreed that we would do our hair and make – up differently but, we’d wear our matching outfits that we had made two days ago.
“Hi! Aren’t you exciiiiited?!” Autumn practically screamed as she walked into her room, next to mine.
“YES! Don’t forget to put your extensions in!” I said laughing.
When I got in the bathroom, I brushed my teeth before taking out the pony tail I had in my hair from the day before. I took off my clothes and jumped in the shower. Autumn had actually saved some hot water for once so, I was very thankful.
By the time I had got out of the shower and got dressed it was only 6:27. I still had enough time to do my hair and make – up the way I wanted. I put in my clip on extensions and started curling my hair, making sure no piece went untouched. After that, I straightened my bangs, did my make – up, and went to have some breakfast.
Autumn and I ate French toast with a glass of orange juice. Mom made our breakfast so, of course, it was great. Autumn had put her extensions in and straighten her blonde hair. Her hair was always a tad bit blonder then mine. We both wore shorts, black converse, and our white shirts that said ‘I’m with my twin!’ and had arrows pointing to each other written in puffy paint. I had to say, we looked pretty good. We grabbed our things and headed for the bus.
Our stop was only a few minutes away so, we got there right at 7:10. Our bus came at 7:15 so, we made good time I guess. As soon as we arrived a group of about seven or eight kids walked over to us.
“Hi I’m Charli! And this Jacquelyn, Johnette, Sean, Holly, Jake, Zane, and Tyler! Are you guys seventh graders?” She said pointing to everyone as she went.
“Yeah.” Autumn and I both said in unison.
“I’m Autumn and this is Summer. Our Mom’s job needed her to move down here so, here we are!” Autumn said sounding very happy.
“So you guys are twins? We all went to elementary together last year and we didn’t have any twins in our whole school.” Sean said making us all erupt into a fit of laughter. By the time we had calmed down, the bus pulled up.
I went to go sit next to Autumn but, Zane ended up stealing my seat. I looked around confused but, before I could say anything Tyler grabbed my wrist forcing me down into the seat with him.
“Hi.” I said very softly. I have trust issues with new people I guess.
“Hi. I’m Tyler. I know Charli introduced us and all but, I just wanted to get to know you a little better.” He said while starting to grin. Boy was he cute. No! Focus Sum. Nothing too fast.
“Okay well, I’m Summer but, my friends call me Sum. My dad left when Autumn and I were only two so, I don’t remember much of him. Just that he was there one day and gone the next. My favorite food would have to be chocolate chip pancakes. I’m 13 and my sister is like my best friend.” Man that was a lot to tell someone I just met.
Tyler turned towards me and just sat there smiling at me. I was confused as to why he was staring at me but, smiled back oblivious that we had arrived at school.
“Summer? Tyler? Would you two love birds quit flirting and get off the bus?” Sean said from the seat behind us.
I quickly started blushing and tried to hide my face, hoping nobody had seen. I bounced up out of the seat with Tyler only two people behind me. Autumn raced up and fell into step with me when I had reached the ground.
“Okay! You’ve got to inform me of what just happened on that ride to school!” Autumn said.
All I could do was turn my head and look at her and smile. Seventh grade was definitely going to be great for Autumn and myself.
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