|The Two of Us
Author: jnl94 PM
Raina and Rayanne r twins. When one is overprotective and likes to be needed and one is going off to summer camp alone, it could put a strain on thier relationship. Cowritten w KML92Rated: Fiction T - English - Mystery/Horror - Chapters: 13 - Words: 16,361 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 05-10-12 - Published: 07-16-11 - id: 2933588
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The excitement in the air was thick. All the students were anticipating the last bell on the last day of school. Among these students was Raina Dilerentes. She, like all the others, was excited for the last day of school, but for a very different reason.
Raina was going to summer camp. She got to be away from her entire family for a full three months. This, however, was not the biggest reason for her excitement. Her twin sister was finally getting out of the Juvenile Detention Center. Rayanne Dilerentes was coming home.
Though they were twins, Raina and Rayanne were completely different. Both girls used to attend a high end private school, but Rayanne was kicked out for fighting, while Raina maintained her exemplary grades. After that Rayanne ended up in juvie and Raina switched to public school.
The seconds ticked by and Raina watched the clock intently, awaiting the moment when the bell would ring and she could go home and see her sister again.
After what seemed like an eternity the bell rang and everyone surged to their feet and rushed for the door. "Have a nice summer everyone. Stay out of trouble!" the teacher shouted at their retreating backs.
Raina paused and smiled at the teacher. "Thank you," she said. "You have a nice summer too." And then she was off like every other student in the school.
She said her goodbyes and hurried out to her beat up, rusted blue Taurus. She climbed behind the wheel, started up the engine and motored out of the parking lot.
She drove at a normal pace down the road and drove on autopilot home, her mind wandering. She wondered how Rayanne would look. Was her hair longer or shorter since the last time she had seen her? Was she taller? Thinner?
Before she knew it, Raina was parked in her driveway. She hurried out of her Taurus and into the house. He mother wasn't home yet, but there was a note on the front door, saying she was at the store and would be home shortly.
Raina stepped into the house and dropped her book bag on the floor. "Well it's about damn time." A voice called from the living room. Raina jumped at the sound of her twin's voice. Rayanne was sitting on the couch with her arms crossed.
"I didn't expect you to be here yet." Raina said in surprise.
"Oh I see. You don't want me here. That's okay. I can just leave." Rayanne snapped, standing. She strode purposefully toward the door, but Raina stopped her.
"Wait! That's not what I meant. I'm glad you're here, really, I just didn't think you would be able to get here so fast." She explained. Rayanne smiled at her twin suddenly, her blue eyes sparkling.
"Well here I am Raina! Did you miss me? What am I saying? Of course you missed me." Rayanne sang happily.
"You know I missed you, sis. Why wouldn't I?" Raina asked, cocking her head to the side, trying to appease her sister as always. Rayanne shrugged.
"Don't know. Don't care." She sighed, plopping back down on the couch.
"So how was your stay in juvie?" Raina wondered innocently.
"It wasn't as bad as everyone seems to think. I was like their freaking leader. I had so many bitches, I couldn't even keep track of them all." Rayanne bragged happily. Raina nodded, though her sister's happiness about such an awful subject disconcerted her.
"That's…good." She said slowly, unsure of how to respond to that. It was unnerving that her sister could be so nonchalant about going to juvie because she'd gotten into one too many fights and had to pay for it. She was just lucky she was too young to be sent to jail.
"Yup. So what's been happening here? Got any warrants out for your arrest yet? Any stalkers? Drug dealers? Prostitutes?" Rayanne asked, being dead serious.
Raina stared at her for a long time. "No." she finally answered. "I've just been going to school."
"That blows. Haven't you been having any fun around here?" Rayanne asked, sounding bored and uninterested.
"I have plenty of fun!" Raina exclaimed. "Reading is fun to me, and I go to the movies sometimes."
"With boys, or by yourself? No one likes to read. It's boring. Haven't you ever heard of books on DVD?" Rayanne asked.
"It's not the same. And boys aren't everything you know. School is more important." Raina muttered, folding her legs underneath her on the couch.
"Sure they are. You don't know much do you?" Rayanne snapped, getting angry with her naïve sister.
"I know plenty. I know enough not to get sent to juvie!" Raina growled, instantly regretting it. She never knew what was going to set her volatile sister off.
"I'm home!" The twin's mother shouted from the front door. She bustled in, interrupting Rayanne and Raina's argument, holding a paper grocery bag.
"Hi mom." Raina said, smiling for the interruption.
"Hi honey, how was school?" The girls' mom asked.
"Hello! Aren't you going to say something to your other daughter that you haven't seen in six weeks?" Rayanne asked, annoyed.
Raina stayed silent, waiting for her mother's response. "Did you hear me Raina? I asked how school was. This was your last day, summer's officially started. And you have summer camp tomorrow. Have you started packing yet?"
Rayanne's head snapped up and she glared at her sister. She hadn't known about summer camp. Raina hadn't mentioned it. She focused back on her mother, who clearly wasn't speaking to her. She was probably still pissed that one of her oh so perfect daughters got into some trouble and was punished for it.
"That's real mature Mom. Don't talk to me. See if I care!" Rayanne shouted before turning on her heel and storming out of the room and up the stairs.
Raina watched her sister go and frowned deeply. She hadn't meant for Rayanne to find out about summer camp like that. She sighed and stood. "School was fine, mom. And you're right, camp is tomorrow and I need to go pack." She said and hurried up the stairs after her sister.
She pushed open their bedroom door slowly and looked in on Rayanne. Rayanne glared at her twin with daggers in her blue eyes.
"Why the hell is this the first time I'm hearing about summer camp? Am I not good enough to be let in on the secret?" She snapped.
"Rayanne, you know that's not it. I've been looking forward to summer camp for weeks. You can't expect me to not go just because you're home. I can write every week. I'll write twice a week if you ask me to." Raina said desperately.
"Don't bother. It's clear you just want to pack your bags and leave me behind with our psychotic mother who won't even speak to me." Rayanne said, turning away from Raina.
"Please don't be like that." Raina begged. "Mom will come around, I promise."
"Yeah right. That's why she never wrote to me, or came to visit me. That's why she gave me the cold shoulder when she came home. Mom will never come around. She's a selfish bitch just like you Raina."
Raina stared at her twin in shock. "You know that's not true! I would love for you to come with me if you could, but camp is full. There are no more rooms, no more beds." She said apologetically.
Rayanne didn't say anything as she walked out of their room. She smiled to herself as she walked down the stairs. "We'll see about that." She said to herself.