As she gets all I want

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How sisterhood is important to you?

Submitted: November 01, 2009

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Submitted: November 01, 2009

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It was a very good night, the sky was dark and clear lightened up by the full moon and blinking stars. I was at the terrace sitting on our swing and wondering what it would be like tomorrow. What would be the result of our hard work at our nursing course? Will we become nurses, or maybe not? “Are you nervous for the big day tomorrow?” Hailey asked and stared at the moon.
“Oh come on Hailey, it’s just a job interview, we can pass it. Trust me my twin, trust me.” I said to her.
“That’s what I like in you. But Sharon, I’m scared.” she said and bit her lip. “I don’t know if I’ll be hired. I’m not as good as you and you know that.” She said while walking back and fro.
“Be confident!” I said and stood up. “Hopefully we’ll become a nurses and tomorrow is the day that we‘ll never forget.”
The wind was getting colder so me and Hailey went inside to rest and prepare for tomorrow.
The next morning, a yellow sun rose and the wide blue sky greeted us. Hailey and I were both ready: both excited and both nervous but we needed to be confident whatever happens to our job interview. Hailey stared at me and I read in her eyes that she looked like she wanted to give up. “What’s the matter?” I asked.
“Nothing”
“Are you nervous?”
“Of course I’m not.” But her voice was intense.
“Don’t deny it because I read it in your eyes and I saw a sign.”
She nodded and frowned. “Oh come on Hailey, we can do it. I’m telling you.”
“But Sharon, What if you’re not hired or me: either one of us. What will happens next?” she hesitated. “This is our dream since we were kids.”
Our conversation was cut off when the lady called my twin Hailey and entered to the blue door. Hailey is very nice, beautiful and a charming person. I also have that but it was vanished because of the accident.
When she went outside and shut the door of the horrifying room, her face was full of joy. No wonder that she was accepted to job and she sat down next to me and said. “I did it Sharon. I did it!” she giggled “Your turn” and tapped my shoulder.
I took a deep breathe and looked at her eyes. The lady called me and entered to the door of unsure future. Step by step, I answered the questions confidently, I did my best but the result is still in the hands of the lady who was very strict.
“Well Miss Sharon Lopez, you have a very good and excellent grade but the thing is………” she looked at me straight to my eyes.
Before she opened her mouth and spill those words, I knew it already what she’s talking about. It’s because the thing in my left face. 
I was ten years old when my parents went out to celebrate their fifteenth anniversary late at night. Hailey and I were in charge to take care of our five year old brother Michael. An accident happened, our house caught on fire I was in the bathroom when I heard my twin yelling for help.
An angry fire all over the place and I saw it with my very eyes that the house was full of smoke everywhere. I followed the voice that brought me to the kitchen and saw my twin. I grabbed her away from the fire and brought her outside the house. When I went back inside the house looking for Michael, I saw him lying on the floor breathlessly. I tried to save my brother but it was too late. Before I fainted, I remembered debris from the ceiling falling on the left side of my face and it was so hot.
 
When I woke up, I felt so miserable losing my brother and a big bandage all over my face and it took three months before I saw my face again in the mirror and saw an ogre. A big scar that’s forever in my face has marked that I haven’t saved my brother Michael from the fire and now 15 years after here I am jobless behind my twin Hailey who got the job that I really wanted to.
Everyday I see my sister going back and forth to work, while I’m just sitting at home and doing nothing. I live as jobless person with a scar on my face. This scar is from the past that is forever on my face. It’s hard for me that every single day I live and face in the mirror to see the big scar in my face. Then what hurts most are people around me that judge me for what I look like. People usually judge me before they know me.
Hailey got everything that I want. I felt jealous, angry and melancholy in my heart that pushed me to have an awful fight with her that night. She just came home from work and she sat on the couch and said. “What a long day! The people at the hospital that I work with were so nice.” while brushing her long brown hair. “What’s for dinner?” she said.
“What took you so long?”
“I am just home from work, what is your problem? You seem so stressed these days.”
“Nothing, I’m still jobless. That job was for me.”
“What are you saying?”
“Everything that I ever wanted you always seem to get: job, attention, beauty, everything that must be mine!!” I proclaimed. I ran upstairs and pack my things up.
“Where are you going?” she asked.
“I’m going to a place where there is no you.”
She held my hand and wore her begging eyes. “Please don’t leave me Sharon. I need you!”
“Sorry Hailey, it’s too late. You better start a life without me because I’m starting it now.”
“Please, I’m begging you!” she said down to her knees and tears from her hazel eyes. “I’ll leave my job just stay here with me.”
“Too little too late, from now on you’ll never see a Sharon in your life and I’ll never come back again whatever happens” I said and she slowly let my hands and bag go.
 
 
Yes, I said that to her and ended up all the things between us. I thought I did the right thing, until I realized it when I was walking at Wagner Street. It was five blocks away from my home when I saw fire trucks racing in my direction and a man yelling about the fire from Meteor Street, in a yellow house and there’s a lady trapped inside.
It was an instinct for me to run back. I knew that Hailey was inside that house. A big thick black cloud of smoke from the roof surprised me and without hesitation I entered inside although I knew that it was too dangerous.
I went to the kitchen and there I saw my sister lying on the floor. It was a big flash back from fifteen years ago. I remembered how my young brother died. I don’t want to lose another life: another sibling. I hurriedly went to Hailey. “Hailey, God!! What happened?”
“You are back!”
“Answer me, what happened?”
“I want you back. I know that you still love me. I know this is the only way to make you come here and see you and it was successful.”
“You are insane Hailey.” I yelled. “You burned the house? I’m so sorry for what I told you. I didn’t mean that” then I looked at her feet and they were already burned. “Let’s get out of here! Your feet are burned!”
“No.” Hailey disagreed.
“What?”
“Look around you” Hailey pointed. “Everything is on fire. There is no way out from this blazing hell.”
“Yes, there is a way out Hailey.” and I carried her on my back.
“No Sharon. I‘m burned too bad. So save yourself, just leave me alone.”
“We can do it. Just believe Hailey. Please, don’t go. I need you!”
“I want to rest Sharon. I want to be with our brother Michael. The fire is really seeking for me.”
“Hold on, we are almost on the door.”
“I can’t. It’s enough to save me once from the fire. I know because of me you have a scar on your face. Because of me people judge you. But that scar, you mustn’t be ashamed of it because it shows your heroism. You’re my hero but this time; let me say it’s enough. I’m sorry.”
“Hailey, no please. Don’t say that. Come on!” I cried.
“Farewell Sharon you’re my beloved sister and my heroine”
 
That’s the last words I heard from her last breathe. I felt so sorry and miserable. I’m so angry to myself; I fought for that stupid job. I really wanted that job but in the end I realized that Hailey was more important. I became so selfish and neglected our sisterhood. My one and only twin that I cherished is now vanished and I can never bring her back to my life. I can’t see her smile again. She is gone forever. That’s the biggest thing that I really regret in my whole life.
 


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