Alter-Ego

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Chapter 1 (v.1) - Where the Hell am I?

Submitted: January 13, 2018

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That's the first thing that Stephanie said to herself when she woke up on that fateful morning. She sat up in the bed with flowery sheets, and looked all around the pink room. On one wall, she saw a desk with a laptop on it, as well as the door. On the wall to the right of the bed, she saw a window overlooking a tree. To the left, she saw a little bedside table with a small lamp, a phone, and a keychain with some keys on it. As she looked around, Stephanie felt like she had been here before, but she wasn't completely sure. Everything looked familiar, but she couldn't quite put her finger on where she had seen it all before. As she got up, she looked down and noticed that she was wearing a shirt with a picture of a slice of pizza on it. "This looks like something that Sarah would wear," she thought. She heard a woman, whose voice sounded familiar, saying "Sarah, get up honey. You're going to be late for school!"

"Sarah? I'm not Sarah, I'm Stephanie," she thought. Then, she finally realized what was going on. "Oh, crap! I'm in Sarah's body! That means that she must be in my mind. Oh, well. Better her than me," she whispered. About this time, Sarah had about the same realization, for you see, you can only hear the voice in your head when they are talking, not when they are thinking. "Stephanie! You'd better not do anything stupid, or I'll make you regret it!" said Sarah, but Stephanie couldn't have cared less. She replied back to Sarah with, "Oh hell no, girlie. I'm finally getting a chance to live the life that I wanted, and that's exactly what I'm going to do!"

She decided to rummage through Sarah's closet to find something decent to wear. What she found was basically a collection of T-shirts and jeans. She finally decided on a purple shirt, threw on some jeans, and looked in the mirror for the first time. She saw a girl with long, wavy, dirty-blonde hair and large hazel eyes. She made a mental note to herself to find whatever money she could get her hands on and go shopping after school. After all, she needed some decent clothes, and maybe a curling iron or straightener.

Stephanie walked downstairs, and was greeted by Sarah's parents, Cindy and Stephen Walker. "Hurry up, dear, we really don't need for you to be late today, I've got to be at a meeting soon," said Cindy in that tone of voice that wants to remain calm and yell at you at the same time. "I'm coming, I'm coming," said Stephanie, with no enthusiasm whatsoever, which took Cindy by surprise. "Aren't you excited to go to your new school? You love school, I don't know what's up with you today," Cindy remarked. "I'm fine, just woke up on the wrong side of the bed today I guess," explained Stephanie. "That's right," she thought, "Sarah and her family just moved, didn't they? What perfect timing! Now I get to be myself instead of having to act like Sarah!"

Inside Stephanie's head, Sarah was about to start having a mental breakdown. "Stephanie, please don't ruin this for me. School is the best thing about my life right now, I don't really know what I'd do if it was ruined, especially if it was ruined by you." All she wanted was to be able to get back into her body, but she didn't know of any way to do that. So, she just had to sit there, knowing that her world as she knew it was about to be shattered.

At school, everyone acted like Stephanie was invisible. If Sarah was in her own body, she would have been ecstatic, but since it was Stephanie, she was extremely disappointed. Things turned around a bit when a girl with platinum-blonde hair marched up to her and said, "My name's Kristen. If you expect to survive at this school, you'd better remember it." Stephanie replied, "And why is that, exactly? I think that I would have lived just perfectly fine without ever knowing your name." At this, Kristen turned red as a cherry. "Because I rule this school, honey. You'd better remember that in the future. I'll let the insult slide just this once, because I'm so nice, but it won't happen again. Are we clear?" "Crystal," replied Stephanie with gritted teeth. Kristen then walked back to a crowd of girls who looked about as rich and spoiled as they come.

"Spoiled brat," Stephanie thought as she walked to her first class. Luckily, it was the first day of school, so almost everybody was a little bit confused as they attempted to find their way around the vast halls of Diamond Valley High. As she looked down at the schedule in her hand, she saw that her first class was Advanced Chemistry. "What on earth has Sarah gotten me into?" she thought to herself as she walked confidently into class. The teacher, who introduced herself as Mrs. Sanders, told everyone to pick a number out of a bowl, and to sit at the desk with that number on it. Stephanie reached into the bowl and pulled out the number 15. "How convenient," she thought, "I'm in the center of the classroom. At least I'm not at the front." As she sat down, she looked around at the people sitting next to her. In front of her sat one of the girls that Stephanie had seen Kristen with earlier, to her left sat a dark-skinned boy with curly hair, behind her was a red-haired girl with freckles, who introduced herself as Molly, and to her right sat the most gorgeous boy that she had ever seen. He had a medium skin tone, blue eyes, and jet-black hair. Stephanie decided to ask Molly, who seemed like a nice enough person, about who the people were around her. "You're new, aren't you? Well, the girl in front of you is Lorelei. She's probably the nicest of Kristen's minions. The guy to your left is Logan. He's nice, although he doesn't really talk to that many people. The guy to your right is Austin. He's Kristen's current boy-toy, although I don't expect the relationship to last much longer. She usually drops them after about three months, and they've been dating all summer." "Oh," replied Stephanie, "I see. Thanks for telling me. I'm Sarah, by the way. It's nice to meet you." "Class! Settle down please!" yelled Mrs. Sanders, and with that, class started. 

After Chemistry, Molly showed Stephanie around the school a while, and then took her to her next class, English, which Molly also just so happened to be in. This time, they were sat in alphabetical order, so Stephanie was at the very back corner of the classroom. Molly was in front of her, because Molly's last name was Turner. They got a bunch of forms and syllabuses, and then were allowed to go to lunch. Kristen came over to Molly and Stephanie as they were walking into the cafeteria, and said, "Sarah, why on earth would you want to associate with someone as weird as Molly? You should come over and sit with me and my friends. After all, you wouldn't want to look like a nerd, would you?" At this, Molly looked down at her feet awkwardly, and Stephanie replied, "First of all, Molly is a perfectly nice person and I'm glad to call her my friend. Secondly, no matter how high and mighty you think that you are, you can't just come over here and try to tell me who to hang out with. Thirdly, if not sitting with you and your cronies whom you have brainwashed into following your every command is considered to be nerdy, then so be it. After all, I wouldn't want to sit over there with you and your spoiled rotten friends." Kristen stormed off without saying another word. "You probably shouldn't have done that. It's really not a good idea to get on Kristen's bad side. She can make your life a living hell. Trust me, I know from experience," said Molly. "Oh well," replied Stephanie, "It would have happened sooner or later anyway. Come on, we'd better eat something before we have to head to third block."

Third block, PE, was Stephanie's favorite period of the whole day. She pretty much just got to sit there in the locker room and do nothing for an hour and a half. Then came Career Preparedness, which was a course that was required to graduate that Sarah had wanted to go ahead and get out of the way. It was really boring, especially since the teacher, Mr. Young, spoke in a monotone voice constantly. Finally, the bell rang. Stephanie met up with Molly outside of the front doors, and together they decided to go shopping, because there was supposed to be a party that night at one of Kristen's minions' houses. So, Stephanie got to pick out a whole new wardrobe, which she brought home. Luckily for Stephanie, Sarah's parents were still at work, so she could go to the party without having to ask. Little did Stephanie know that the party was a disaster waiting to happen.


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