"We need boyfriends." I said to my fraternal twin sister, Tenley
Leane Monroe. "Speak for yourself, Charlie." she told me. My full
name was actually Charlotte Willow Monroe, but everyone called me
Charlie. I hated my full name. I could live with Willow, but
Charlotte? Ugh. Just kill me. "You don't want one?" I asked her,
surprised. She was the boy crazy one here. "Oh I do, but I already
have one, you idiot!" she said, and slapped me on the head. "Who?"
I asked her. "Alec!" she exclaimed. "Alec? Alec Benden? Since when
are you going out with him?" He was the most popular guy in school.
I didn't even know he knew either her or I existed. "Well... he
doesn't exactly know yet... but it's going to happen!" she
exclaimed. We both burst out into laughter. I heard a faint noise.
It sounded like a car door closing, so I quickly rolled off my bed
and turned down the music Tenley and I were blasting in my room. If
my step dad, Rick, heard the music, he'd freak. My mom was super
cool, but she married a total moron. Rick didn't abuse me or drink,
he was just old. He was rich though, and I think that's part of the
reason my mom married him. My parents are divorced, and my dad
lived a while away. "What would Rick be doing home so early?" I
asked myself. I looked out the window of my bedroom to see an
unfamiliar car and a moving truck. "Tenley! I think we have new
neighbors!" I shouted, excitedly. "No way!" She yelled. We were
both surprised. We lived in a small neighborhood with giant houses.
We were the only teens in the neighborhood. We were the last house
in our neighborhood, and the house next to us has been for sale
since before we moved in with Rick. "Wanna say hi?" I asked Tenley.
"Yeahhhh!!!" she said. She was very adventurous, and I was too, but
I was almost crazy. She was the sane one. We walked over to the
neighboring house and rang the doorbell.
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