|Not So Average
Author: Nadia Ocean PM
Amaya is average. Her biggest problem in life is always being compared to her perfect twin sister, Catalina, and she always comes up second. Then things get complicated and she is thrown into a world full of surprises. Join Amaya through an adventure that will change how she views the world, and herself, forever. She might even find love. Read and Review!Rated: Fiction T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 50,892 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 12-21-12 - Published: 08-06-11 - id: 2940552
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Sooooo sorry for the lack of updates in this story!
What has it been like 8 months?
But, I've been having the worst writers block in this story! I still sort of have it, but I forced this out! I'm not sure how good it is, but I hope it's okay.
Why was it that my sister always made my life more complicated then it needed to be? Since we were born, I had to deal with her being prettier, having a better body, and being all around cooler. But now I was the one with something cool. Something better. And I knew Catalina wasn't going to like that. At all.
"Where are you going?" Catalina repeated. She was eyeing me suspiciously. Her eyes narrowed, and she looked me over like a stranger.
"Out. Obviously," I said as nonchalantly as I could.
She stood up a foot away from me. Those four inches of height she had on me, suddenly made a difference.
"Where?" she asked. She was still eying me as if I was a foreign specie.
"Why are you being so god damn nosy?" I said exasperated.
Catalina arched a perfectly shaped eyebrow and said,
"Because you somehow pushed me without touching me, and I want to know how the hell that happened."
I bit my lip. I was hoping Catalina wouldn't ask me anything about that and just think it was a mistake or something. But no, she actually knew something was up.
"I have no idea what you are talking about. At all," I lied.
She licked her lips and pursed them. She didn't believe me. But she still said,
"Okay. Whatever you say."
Right at the moment Hunter arrived. Catalina recognized the car and looked confused.
"I don't remember making plans with Hunter."
I bit my bottom lip again. Catalina still didn't know I was hanging out with her boyfriend. She was the jealous type and I didn't know how she would take it, and now wasn't the time to find out.
"He's giving me a ride. I got to go. Bye," I rushed out and ran to his car. I quickly slide in and said,
"What are you waiting for? Go!"
Hunter rolled his eyes and drove off.
"No 'Hi. How are you, Hunter?'" he said.
"Sorry. I needed to get out of there fast. My sister was being a pain. Anyways, how far is Derek's house?"
"About a ten minute drive."
"Well, make it five," I ordered.
Hunter smiled and a devilish glint came into his eyes and he said,
Then he sped up drastically.
Once we got there, which was in the heavily wooded areas of the outskirts of town, we drove up a long driveway and parked. As soon as the car stopped I was out the door and I went up the house. It was an enormous Tudor house. It was right next to the lake and since the sun was setting, which meant it was about six o'clock; it looked beautiful.
Before I could reach the door and knock, Hunter caught up with me and stopped me.
I opened my mouth to tell him to buzz off, but he clamped a hand over my mouth and said,
"Before you say anything sassy, listen. When we go knock, Derek will probably mad at me for telling you that Gina was here. But whatever, he'll get over it. I just want to know what's going on. You seem on edge tonight. You also mentioned that Gina might be in trouble. What's wrong?"
He sounded like he actually cared about her, and me. That almost made me smile.
"Nothing. We just had a disagreement, and I need to see her. Okay?" I said once he moved his hand from my mouth. I looked and saw his eyes looking me over as if trying to decide whether to believe me or not.
"Fine," he said with a voice that said he wouldn't press the issue but he didn't believe me.
He stepped away from me and went to ring the doorbell. After about a minute, a flushed Derek answered the door. He looked smiley and happy. Oh, god. It couldn't be what I thought it was. Derek blinked twice and said,
"What are you two doing here?"
"I have to talk to Gina. Where is she?" I said and stepped into the house. It was well-lighted and the foyer had three different archways you could take. One was the living room, the other the kitchen, and the last were stairs that I assumed lead to the bedrooms upstairs.
"She,um, isn't here?" Derek weakly said. Man, and I thought Gina was a sucky liar.
"I know she's here," I insisted.
"Sorry, man, I told her. She seemed all worried and stuff. I had too," Hunter said trying to sound all innocent. Derek gave him an accusing glare and said,
"Way to keep your promise."
"Gina!" I yelled, ignoring the boys beside me.
After a few seconds Gina appeared from the archway that led to the living room. Her hair was messy and clothes misplaced. I widened my eyes. What had these two been doing? I grabbed her by the arm and dragged her to the living room. Derek and Hunter started to follow us, but I gave them a glare and they stopped and headed into the kitchen.
I sat Gina down on the black sofa and sat down beside her. I took a deep breath and whispered-yelled,
"What the hell, Gina! You leave without telling me where to. And right after you find some life altering thing. And people are after you. How was I supposed to know you weren't dead? Huh? How? And then I found out you were here, I rushed over to find you with post-make out hair and clothes! What the hell happened?"
She cringed and I felt bad about yelling at her, but I wasn't going to take it easy on her.
"Don't be mad at me, Maya. I just had to leave. I didn't want to keep dragging you into this and I needed a place to stay where I could think things through. So I came here. Derek was so nice about things and he didn't ask any question. I was crying in the room he let me use when he came to give me some water. He immediately comforted me and hugged me and then suddenly I kissed him. It made me forget what was going on so I didn't want to stop. It felt perfect," Gina rushed out. She was blushing. This was Gina's first every make out session. I know, long over due since she is 17 and all, but the guy she liked before Derek turned out to be gay, so it really didn't work out. That happened during freshman year.
I sighed and said,
"Gina, Gina, Gina. I'm happy about you and Derek. I know you really do like and he likes you. But you are coming back with me to my house. I need to know you're safe. I am your protector after all. That means I am involved no matter what. You can't keep me out of it. And Gina, I need to tell you a few developments in our never ending list of weird things happening."
Gina crinkled her eyebrows in concern and whispered,
"What? Did you have another dream-vision?"
"No. I sort of developed powers. I mean like actual super hero powers. I'll show you when we go home," I said and stared her down.
Gina then tackled me in a big hug. I smiled and said,
"Don't ever make me worry like that again, okay?"
"Okay. I'll go get my shoes from upstairs," Gina said and left.
I got up and went to the kitchen to see if Derek was still mad at Hunter. I sort of felt bad for making Hunter take me here and for acting edgy all night.
I was about to walk in the kitchen when I heard my name in a sentence and I stopped. Why were they talking about me?
"So, you have been hanging with Amaya lately. Is she your latest conquest?" Derek said while stuffing his face with the Doritos they were eating.
Hunter nearly choked and said,
"No. I just like hanging out with her. She's a cool chick. Not like the other girls. Plus, if I do sleep with her it would be only to piss her sister off."
I tried not to get offend by that. Was I not womanly enough for him to sleep with him? Not that I would ever sleep with him, but still.
"Right, Catalina. What's up with you guys?" Derek asked while opening the fridge to get more food. Hunter joined him and they got out cold pizza and dove right in. Ew.
"Well, she can get my dad fired and she's fooling around with other guys behind my back. But other than that she still has a delicious set of fun bags so I guess that balances out."
They both laughed. I cringed. I looked down at my chest. Not much there, unlike my sister's 'delicious set of fun bags'. Guys could be so shallow. I decided I was sick of this conversation, so I walked in.
The guys stopped laughing and Derek said,
"She'll be back. Anyways, we are leaving. If one of you two would give us a ride home that would be lovely," I said somewhat coldly.
Hunter noticed and said,
"Nothing. Now, who will give me and Gina a ride?"
"I'll give you two a ride, but Derek and I want to know what's going on. Gina has been crying, you've been worried, and you both seem like you are hiding something. What is it?"
I shifted my feet and said,
"Nothing. At all. And even if we were hiding something it would be none of your business."
Hunter rolled his eyes.
"Typical answer from Miss Amaya. Oh, so secretive."
"Whatever. Just give us a ride and forget about it. Okay?"
"Yes, m'am!" Hunter said while saluting me. He was so annoying sometimes.
"Maya, I'm ready. We can leave now," Gina said as she came into the kitchen. Derek eyes instantly lit up and Gina gave him a small smile and a little blush. I could tell they wanted sometime alone to say good bye.
"Hunter, follow me. Bye Derek, I'll see you at school. Gina, we'll wait for you in the car, okay?"
She nodded and Derek waved goodbye. I dragged Hunter out and toward the car.
"What was that?" Hunter asked once we got into his car.
"They needed some time alone, if you couldn't tell from the look they were giving one another," I explained.
"What look?" he asked confused.
"You know that yearning look that two people in love give each other. That look that says a thousand words."
Hunter just looked at me.
"What?" I said.
"Wow. You sounded like such a girl."
"I was being sarcastic. And newsflash, I am a girl. Even if my boobs aren't as big as Cata's," I said and crossed my arms.
"What? Where did that come from? Wait...did you hear what I was talking to Derek about?"
"Yeah. I did."
"Are you upset by what I told him about you?" Hunter asked in a surprised tone.
"Not upset, more disgusted," I said. I wasn't upset. Not really. He just thought I was not good enough to sleep with. That didn't make me upset. No.
"I'm a guy, not going to apologize for that. But I do think you are upset. I think that under that angry face of yours is a vulnerable girl that is resenting the fact that I said I wouldn't sleep with her unless I wanted to piss her sister off. Just a thought."
Ouch. He read right through me. But, I rolled my eyes anyways and said,
"I am not at all vulnerable. And you're wrong, I'm not upset. I've just had a long day."
"You could tell Gina and Derek were in love from a look?" Hunter asked.
"I don't know if they are in love, but it sure is heading that way. Couldn't you tell? Honestly, haven't you ever been in love?"
Hunter shook his head and said,
"Nope. Never. I've liked girls but I don't think I have ever loved one. I wouldn't know if I ever did."
"Seriously? With all the girls you have dated?"
"You are assuming that I fall in love with every girl I sleep with. Not the case."
I scrunched my face in disgust and said,
Hunter rolled his eyes.
"Think what you want."
A moment of silence passed. Gina really was taking a long time.
Hunter broke the silence.
"So, you've been in love before?"
That question took me by surprise.
"Is it any of your business?"
"It is, actually, since we are now friends. And friends tell each other stuff."
I was about to retort with something. But he just shook his head and said,
"Don't even begin denying we're friends 'cause we are. I mean why else would I hang out with you?"
"Fine. We're friends. And, yes I have."
Hunter raised an eyebrow in curiosity.
"With who? Would I know him?"
"David. Gina's brother. That was two years ago though. It's in the past," I said while I twirled my thumb ring. The ring David gave me when he left for college.
"Oh. Interesting. I remember him! The swimmer right?"
"How long have you two been together?" Hunter asked.
"We're not. Not since he left for college. I'm also dating someone. I don't cheat," I said. I gave him a pointed glare.
"Oh. He dumped you, huh?" Hunter said. He assumed more like it. He didn't even acknowledge the cheating jab.
"No. I dumped him. I didn't think the whole long distance would have worked out. But, we still talk. We're friends," I said.
Hunter looked at me oddly. Then said,
"Interesting. And right, you're dating that one kid. Does David know about that?"
"That one kid? His name is Will. And no I haven't told David yet, but I will. We're friends. It's not like I have to tell him I'm dating someone," I said.
"Will. Right. Anyway, here comes Gina. She sure took a long time. She looks all dreamy eyed," Hunter said while watching Gina out the rearview mirror.
She totally did. Gina had a smile on her lips and was glowing! Damn. She was going to explain that to me later.
Gina got in the car and said,
"Sorry for taking so long. Derek just wanted to talk for a bit."
"Yeah, talk," Hunter said sarcastically. I gave him a nudge. Gina blushed.
"Yeah, so, we should get going. Its getting late," I said.
Hunter drove off. When we got to my house, Gina got out of the car quickly and said,
"Thanks, Hunter. I'll see you tomorrow at school."
"Sure, but tomorrow's Sunday," Hunter said with a laugh. I couldn't help but laugh also.
"Opps, I meant see you Monday! Bye," Gina said and then rushed inside.
"So, are you ever going to tell me what was up with Gina and you tonight?" Hunter asked.
"Not likely. It's a secret," I said coquettishly. I hopped out of the car and said,
"Listen, Hunter. I appreciate what you did for me today. You know the whole being my chauffeur thing and telling me where Gina was. Thanks."
He gave me an odd look again. He shook his head and said,
"You are so bipolar. First you're pissed off then you thank me? You sure are one of kind."
I felt a twinge in my stomach when he said that. How did he mean that?
"You know I am," I replied.
"Bye, Maya! I'll see you maybe tomorrow?" Hunter asked.
"Maybe," I smiled at him.
He smiled back and said,
"Never a strait answer."
I shut the car door and walked to my front door. I looked back and Hunter was still there watching me with that odd look on his face again. I gave him a wave and walked inside.
Once inside, my sister was there waiting. She had her armed crossed and a hard glare in her eyes.
Shoot, this was not going to be pretty.
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