This is just and introduction to the lives of Maxine and Jennifer.
“I don’t want to move again!” I heard my sister scream to me as she ran up the stairs to her room.
I didn’t want to move either but it wasn’t my fault I mean we were about to get separated if we didn’t move soon. Our parents had both died and my uncle was supposed to be here taking care of us but each time the government came to check on us he was missing. I mean why couldn’t we just stay together we only had two years left of high school but of course we had to be separated. Maybe if I talked to the people we could come to an agreement.
“I mean why can’t we just live by ourselves Maxine?” I heard Jennifer ask as she barged back in the living room.
“Because we are both sixteen not adults yet and I told you to call me Max.” I said as I sat on the couch turning on the TV.
“But we’re so alike, plus we’re twins we can’t be separated!” Jennifer said as she sat on me and put her arms around my neck as she laid her head on my chest.
“Yea I know and I’m going to talk to them and see if I can come up with a deal.”
“Ugh I hope you can keep us together, sis you’re the only family I have left besides uncle George.”
“I know and I’m going to try and keep us together legally but if we can’t we’re running.” I said as I held my sister almost like I would be holding a baby. I know we were going to have some problems but a good friend of my mom’s had made some fake IDs, birth certificates, passports, etc. and well my family was pretty wealthy. Don’t worry we thought about the government stopping our accounts which is why we transferred them to other accounts again with the help of my mom’s friend.
I could feel my sister’s tears and I gently held her as she cried. I hated when my sister cried or was afraid, I know I sound really protective and hey I was. She might be older than me by a few minutes but she was still my baby sis to me. I don’t really know how much time had passed but my sister had finally calmed down. So I picked her up and carried her to her bedroom where I gently laid her on the bed. As I moved back I looked at my sister and promised to myself that she was not going to lose me like she had lost everyone else.
I walked downstairs and was just about to read a book when phone began to ring. As I looked at the number I realized it was the government.
“Yes, how may I help you?”
“I was just calling to inform you about a man who is willing to take your sister and you both.”
“Really?” I asked a bit uneasy about a man willing to let us live with him.
“Yes, now I know that you may be concerned about him being a single man but he is a homosexual man so…”
“Oh um well I’ll talk to my sister tomorrow since she is asleep but I think it would be a good idea.” I said with relief knowing that we would be together.
“I’m sorry if you don’t think it’s a good idea, but he is the only one who would accept you both as teenagers, twins, and one being gay and the other straight.”
“I know it must have been hard but thank you for trying, but could you tell me the location?”
“Oh yes it’s in Montana in a small town, we will sent you the accurate location by email if you accept the new location.”
“Yea I accept.” I said knowing that my sister wouldn’t mind it.
“Very well, I will send you the address and would you like us to take you or would you rather go yourself?”
“We’ll go ourselves, when do we leave though?”
“I think the sooner the better.”
“Very well, we can leave by tomorrow.”
“Okay I will inform him and I will talk to you when you arrive.”
“Thank you.” I said before hanging up. I was happy that we would be able to live together without running. I laid down on the couch and fell asleep.
I was so lost in my sleep that I didn’t even notice Jennifer on me until I felt something on my face. As I opened my eyes I looked up and saw that she was holding a marker.
“Oh hell no, tell me you didn’t write on me.” I said as I sat up and she went flying to the ground, which she didn’t care because she was laughing too hard. I ran towards the restroom but saw that I didn’t have anything, that little brat only scared me.
“Oh my gosh you should have seen your face.” I heard Jennifer say as she kept on laughing.
“Yea yea whatever.” I said as I moved to the kitchen to make some coffee.
“So what you plan on doing?”
“Well the lady called last night.”
“Oh my gosh what did she say?”
“That we would be separated.” I said acting like if I was upset.
“We have to go then!” Jennifer screamed clearly freaking out.
“Can’t they’re outside watching the house.”
“No! This can’t be happening!”
I couldn’t help but burst on in laughter at the terror in her eyes.
“OMG I hate you so much!” Jennifer screamed as she ran towards me and punched me on the chest.
“Ouch you brat.” I said as I held her wrists and pushed her against the table making her cry out but she ended up getting my hands and flipping me on the ground.
“Damn, I knew I shouldn’t have showed you how to defend yourself against me.”
“Ha-ha yea you shouldn’t have because now I can kick your ass.”
“Yea whatever come on we need to hurry up.”
We began to carry all the stuff that was ours and left what was our uncle’s. Once we were finished we drove to the airport bought some tickets and headed to Montana. Jennifer didn’t care where we were going just as long as we were together, and I felt the same. We were sisters for life, no one could change that.