Author: Boreeeed PM
Even though they looked the same, didn't mean they acted the same.Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Friendship - Words: 1,740 - Published: 06-19-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3033964
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"Such nice weather."
A girl with hazel eyes and black wavy elbow length accompanied by straight eyebrow length bangs proclaimed. She turned over on her fold in chair she was laying on and rested her chin on her hand. There to the right, in her line of vision, was someone exactly identical to her; the same face, the same position, the same body, the same blue bikini, and even the same small black beauty mark under her left eye. But there was something different about girl's duplicate. Instead, of the content smile that was gracing the girl's lips, the other girl's face was marred with a frown.
"Nice weather?" the duplicate scoffed, "I could fry an egg on the pavement."
"Then, why don't you go in the pool then, Kate," the girl replied, gesturing to the in ground pool in front of them, "Or, you could just go inside the house, if it really is too hot for you," she said, pointing to a white house behind them.
The duplicate's frown deepened.
"You know I can't swim, Kati," the duplicate, named Kate, said with a sigh, "And you sure as hell know that I won't leave your klutzy ass alone."
Kati gasped at Kate's language before letting a smile pull at her lips. She was used to her sister's foul mouth. Even though they looked the same, their mannerisms and personalities were completely different.
Kate was the usually monotone but easily angered twin. Kati was the energetic but not very smart twin. Kate was the more graceful of the twins, taking martial arts is her free time, but her foul mouth and blunt attitude contrasted the fluidness of her movements. Kati was the more clumsy one, often tripping on her own two feet, but her tactful and gentle attitude made up for the harshness of her actions. Even their voices differed; Kate's voice was low and smooth like velvet, Kati's voice high and sweet like honey.
"Really, you should have more faith in me. I can take care of myself," Kati said, slapping her hand against her chest in a dramatic flourish of movement, to which her sister rolled her eyes.
"Says the one who ran into a wall," Kate replied with a light smirk tugging at her mouth.
"H-hey," Kati stuttered, a frown starting to form on her lips, "That only happened one time! Well, okay, a few times…. but that's not the point! I swear that wall came out of nowher-"
Kati's outburst was cut off by the sound of water swishing around. She quickly looked at the pool, seeing a small ripple disturbing the still surface of the water, but thought nothing of it. She frowned when she saw a green blob in the bottom of the pool.
"Dad really has to clean the pool. There's green gunk forming at the floor," Kati said, scrunching up her nose in disgust.
"That green gunk is called algae," Kate said, correcting her sister, "Anyway, there shouldn't be any in there. Dad cleaned it yesterd-"
The noise of water splashing around cut Kate off. Kate looked at the pool suspiciously before turning back to look at her sister. But, before she could even open her mouth, the noise resounded again; this time louder and more persistent. Kate then quickly sat up, eyes narrowed and staring at the pool. Kati soon followed, glancing between the pool and her sister.
Suddenly the pool's surface started to gurgle and burble, the green blob rising and rising to the top. And, then two yellow eyes popped out of the surface, Kati almost falling out of her chair while Kate's eyes widened in shock. Slowly, a head began to come out of the pool followed by a scaly green body. It looked at the twins, opening it's mouth and showing it's sharp white teeth. Kate tensed up and Kati looked as if she was about to faint.
"What the hell is a crocodile doing in our pool?" Kate whispered feverishly.
"I don't know!" Kati whispered just as feverishly, "But, is it a crocodile or alligator?"
"How should I know? This isn't the time to compare the two species!"
"I know but I thought it might help us out in this situation!"
"Well, it isn't helping the situation at all!"
Kate looked at the crocodile or alligator or green thing, but she didn't care what the hell it was. She just wanted to get her sister and herself into their house and far away from the damn thing. She stared at the crocodile as she slowly got up from her seat.
"Okay, Kati," Kate whispered as she deliberately crept towards her sister, "don't make any sudden movements. Let's slowly walk to the back door so we don't piss it off."
But, Kati did not listen. Instead, she looked at the crocodile's mouth, and once hearing the hiss that came out of it, quickly got up from her chair in fear. The crocodile in turn looked at her and with it's mouth still open, went to move towards her. And, before Kate could stop her, Kati hysterically threw her chair at the crocodile. The chair landed in its mouth and the crocodile closed down on it by reflex, crushing the chair between it's massive jaws. Kati in response turned blue in the face and fainted in Kate's arms. And, if it were the time for it, Kate would have sighed in annoyance.
But, upon seeing the crocodile throw the chair out of it's mouth and stare at her as if it was going to charge, Kate kicked her chair at the crocodile, carrying Kati bridal style before running to their door and into their house. And, once safely inside, Kate shook her sister.
Kati woke up with a gasp and began flailing her arms and hands in a frantic action, promptly hitting her sister with each swing of her arm. Getting annoyed with the abuse, Kate cleared her throat. Kati, hearing the familiar noise, stopped her onslaught of slaps, seeing her sister's face with red hand marks and her black hair in disarray. Kati laughed nervously, but when her sister narrowed her eyes at her, she gulped instead. And, when Kate gave her a smile full of aggravation, she only had a moment to panic before she found herself on the ground. Kate crossed her now empty arms.
"What the hell was that?" Kate questioned angrily.
"I don't know! I just freaked out!" Kati exclaimed, getting up and covering her face with her hands.
"Freaked out? You freaking panicked! You could have gotten us killed!"
"I know! I'm sorry!"
Kate sighed and treaded her fingers through her hair in irritation, her sister peering at her through the space between her fingers; she looked as if she was going to cry. Kate sighed once more.
"I- I'm sorry," Kate said, hand covering her cheeks and mouth, her eyes looking away from Kati, "I shouldn't have yelled at you like that. You were just scared."
Kati lowered her hands away from her face and smiled at her sister. She put a hand on Kate's shoulder, threading her fingers through her sister's hand that wasn't covering her face.
"I accept your apology," Kati said, resting her forehead against Kate's and removing and twining her fingers through the hand covering her sister's face, revealing her sister's beet red face, "So, please don't beat yourself up because you yelled at me."
Kate frowned and turned her head away from her sister, though she kept her hands in Kati's identical ones. Kati chuckled in response.
"I don't know why you get so embarrassed when you show your kind side," Kati said and tilted her head.
"Because it's hard for me to be nice," Kate said, head still turned to the side, "I'm not like you, where being kind is as easy as breathing for you."
"That's because I'm just like Dad," Kati replied and giggled.
"Yeah, just like Dad," Kate mumbled before her eyes widened and she ripped her hands away from Kati.
"Wait, Dad!" Kate said to a confused Kati, "Didn't he say he was going to bring me some floaties?"
"Yeah," Kati replied, looking at her sister as if she was crazy, "but, what does that have to do with anyt-"
Suddenly, Kati eyes widened in shock and she briefly looked at Kate before they both ran to look through the clear door leading to backyard. And, as if on cue, a man with blonde hair and hazel eyes walked into view, carrying a bag with floaties in it and walking towards the pool, where the crocodile once again was laying at the bottom of it. But, the twins were already swinging the door open and running towards the man, screaming in unison:
"Dad, don't you go near that pool!"
A.N. Helllllloooooooooo. I know, I'm still alive. It's just school was in the way, and what with studying for the finals (plus me being lazy, but I digress), I couldn't find the time to post anything. But, rest assured, since summer vacation already started, accept me to update more often (unless I get lazy, but again I digress).
Anyway, I thought I'd write something totally silly, funny(well, me trying to make it funny), amusing and ridiculous. I even added some fluffy sisterly love (and no, not in that way) in there. Anyway, I know twins with totally different attitudes have been done before, but I hope I made it enjoyable for you to read, and not make you think of it as "another twin story". Actually, I planned on writing a short story (about 1,000-5,000 words) about twins as they deal with the fact that one of them has cancer. It was going to be rather depressing. But, I said, what the heck, and decided to write this. :D
Anyway, if you like the twins' characters, just put it in the reviews if you wanna see them in more situations. I'll provide you with another chapter with them in another humorous situation.