Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Today I had to do the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I had to prove I am who I say I am. Most people think this is the easiest thing you could do but when you are trying to prove you are who you aren't, then it gets a little tricky.

My name is Lola. Well, that's who I tell everyone I am. My real name is Adri and I come from a small town called Riverwood in England. I haven't told anyone that small piece of truth in a what feels like a very long time. If I told someone that it could ruin everything, especially me.

I was walking around the corner that leads from the long path through the park to the street I live on with my dad. The street I live on was once one of the most famous streets that you could get in London, but now it is mostly deserted except for the odd person going in or out of their apartment, which is the only building still occupied on the street.

I walked swiftly to the main door to get out of the cold December air. I started my long journey to the twenty-fifth floor, the top floor, on the stairs as the elevator has been removed to give more room for the people occupying each apartment.

Each floor has one apartment with two bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchen and a sitting room. Most of them have been decorated in the unique perspective of the person living there. Ours, on the other hand, has just the furniture from the previous resident with a few of our boxes lying about, fully packed in case my dad gets relocated again.

I pick up the mail on the coffee table, most of which are just advertisements. There was also a piece of paper showing that we have to pay the rent by the end of the week. The one that caught my eye was an envelope with my name scribbled over the front of it in my best friend's handwriting. I opened it and started to read,

Hey, I know I haven't talked to you in awhile and I'm sorry about that, but you know that with everything that is going on I find it hard to talk to anyone. I have even stopped telling Danny things.

I paused at that part. She is right she used to tell Danny everything and right now, when she needs to confide in him, she finds she can't.

I know I have to tell him that I am pregnant. I know that! But, what if he decides he wants nothing to do with me? I am only 17 and I am scared of telling my parents. The only person I want to help me through all this is living in another town, fifty miles away. You are my best friend and I need you. You have been gone for over a year and I hate the fact that the only person I can talk to all this about is Lola, or Adri or whoever, you know who I mean. I know for the plan to work I have to treat her the way I treated you but... I just can't. It's getting harder and harder. Anyway, please write back. I'd love to hear from you and I'd love for you to give me some advice if you can. Thanks, love you, Jane xx

I felt really bad after reading it. She is my best friend and I have just abandoned her when she needs me the most. I have to go back, is the first thought I have. I don't care that I have loved living with my dad even though he doesn't know it is me he is living with, as he still believes I am my twin sister, Lola, who I am supposed to know nothing about. She is currently living as me with my mum in Riverwood.

I went straight into my bedroom and packed the view things that I wanted to take with me into my suitcase before grabbing my purse and phone heading out the door without a second thought. And just like that I just left all the things I have always dreamed of having. That is what true friendship is, willing to give up everything you have ever wanted to be able to help a friend in need.

On my way to the bus station, which is only a five-minute walk away, I run into John, someone who has always been nice to me even if I haven't deserved it, listened to me while I rambled on about things that neither of us cared about. He is a person that I have learned to care about. He has become my best friend. As my dad and I moved around a lot I haven't had much time to make friends so that is why it surprised me that we became friends so quickly.

"Hey, Lola!" he said with a smile. As he approached I was able to make out his tanned skin, thick dark brown hair and deep brown eyes that have always shown kindness.

"Hey. Where you headed?" I asked. I know I am in a rush but if I was leaving I wanted to be able to give him a proper goodbye which he deserves.

"Oh Em... I was actually headed over to see you." He sounded shy.

"Oh well sorry, I was actually headed to the bus station..." I trailed off wondering how I was going to explain all of this to him in a short space of time.

"Really? At this time?" He looked down at the watch on his wrist, then seemed to notice my suitcase for the very first time and gave me a funny look. "Planning on skipping town?" He meant for it to sound like a joke but his face was serious.

"Em... well I have to go visit a friend of mine. I will be back in a view days." Even if it isn't me that comes back but Lola, he hopefully won't see the difference. "Anyway I will miss the bus if I don't go now, but I will see you in a view days." I took five steps before looking back to see John watching me walk away. I run back and hug him. It was quick but it was enough for me to get the strength I needed to walk away. I waved once then started walking away again. I didn't look back.

I know I was planning on telling him the whole truth but I knew if I did he would want me to tell my dad and if I did that it might be ages before I get to be able to see Jane and I just couldn't risk that.

Once I got to the bus station and bought my ticket. I sat down in the waiting area and waited for the bus to arrive. I hear the sound of my phone over the sounds of people talking. I take it out of my pocket and see my dad's name on the screen. I take a deep breath then clicked answer.

"Hello?" I asked.

"Lola, where are you?" He sounds tired.

"Em... staying at a friend's, I'll be home in a view days." I know felt bad for lying to him, but it isn't the right time to tell him.

"Ohh, right well ok. You could have left me a note." He says, sounding even more tired.

"Sorry." I looked up to see my bus arriving, "Dad, I better go. I'll see you in a view days." I hang up without giving him time to answer. It was hard enough saying goodbye to John face to face, but I just couldn't have a face to face goodbye with my dad else he would have known something was wrong.

I step onto the bus and took a seat near the back and settle in, getting out my IPod, ready for my four hour bus journey to Riverwood.


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