"Why are your siblings so disconnected?" I asked finally, my voice monotone and my expression without humour. "I mean, you're so welcoming and friendly, and they just seem like... I don't know. Like they're hiding something."
I could see something change in his eyes, something I'd just triggered. But before I could confirm anything was even there at all, it vanished and was replaced with a look of amusement.
"You read too many books," he replied finally, finishing his sandwich before focusing both arms now on the handball between us. "And play too many games. And watch too many movies. Too much, River. It's too much."
"Two seasons in one day is never too much," I mumbled under my breath. That's how I knew he was hiding something.
River Sin wasn't like other stereotypical girls her age. She grew up like her twin brother; surrounded by video games, sport and the independence she got from being distant from her father. All judgement people held towards her went straight through one ear and out the other, and she cared about no one. All she wanted to do was survive a new school so she could go and survive the real world.
Then the Slaters appeared, and all River Sin ever knew about her life went spiralling immediately.
Tyler Slater was the eldest sibling, a mixture of god-like features and torment when it came to anyone that could possibly get close to him. He knew how to push people away before he knew how to walk, but he wasn't always like this. Neither were his siblings.
Will and Adriana Slater were the exact opposite definition of twins, despite being labelled as such; Will was warm and welcoming in all the places his sister was cold and disdainful, leaving River in a mess of confusion. The gorgeous heart breaker and her tall, silent, brooding brother weren't welcoming like Will, they didn't like the attention. They didn't want to be seen. And River acted exactly the same way. Which was precisely what scared her.
Because she was hiding something too.
- 1 | The First Chapter
- 2 | The Second Chapter
- 3 | The Third Chapter
- 4 | The Fourth Chapter
- 5 | The Fifth Chapter
- 6 | The Sixth Chapter
- 7 | The Seventh Chapter
- 8 | The Eighth Chapter
- 9 | The Ninth Chapter
- 10 | The Tenth Chapter
- 11 | The Eleventh Chapter
- 12 | The Twelfth Chapter
- 13 | The Thirteenth Chapter
- 14 | The Fourteenth Chapter
- 15 | The Fifteenth Chapter
- 16 | The Sixteenth Chapter
- 17 | The Seventeenth Chapter
- 18 | The Eighteenth Chapter
- 19 | The Nineteenth Chapter
- 20 | The Twentieth Chapter
- 21 | The Twenty First Chapter
- 22 | The Twenty Second Chapter