Story: IDENTICAL (Kind, Crazy & Cold-hearted).. Episode 5
(Kind, crazy & cold-hearted)
By: Faith Lucky
IDENTICAL Episode 5
Kim nana (Crazy):
I huffed and looked at her.
Hold on; did I hear her correctly or what?
She looked at me and drew near.
“What’re you talking about?”I asked, opening my palms.
“You…want us to do what? I don’t get you”.
“I want us to switch, Kim. I want you to take my place and I’ll take yours” she said.
‘What?” I shrieked immediately.
“What the hell are you talking about? Why on earth would you want us to switch??? I mean…”
“Please. Its just gonna be for two weeks, I promise. I…I want to get to know mum and…know what it feels like to be with her. Please, Kim…”
“Well, if you really wanna be with her, show yourself to her, then. Let’s tell her the truth!” I snapped.
“I can’t!” She paused and sighed.
“I…I just feel scared revealing my identity to her for now. Besides, if really our parents were married before they got separated, its possible the court must’ve shared us between them. So, even if we reveal the truth right now, you’re still gonna have to stick to mum, while I’d have to stick to dad! It’s still gonna be the same thing. So please, Olivia. Let me enjoy her touch for just two weeks before anything happens” she enthused.
“Well, what if we try to unite them?” I asked and she shook her head.
“That’s not possible. Dad.. Is already married”
“What?” I rose my brows in shock.
Woah! What the heck? So, he’s married?
“Please Kim” she called tenderly and held my hand.
“All I’m asking is just two weeks. Two weeks and after that, we’ll think of what else to do. We can actually use this medium to investigate and find out what really happened between our parents. Please”.
I kept mute and withdrew my hand from hers.
It sounded inane.
“Please, I want this to be the first thing you do for me as a sister” she added morosely and I shut her a stare.
“With the look of things, it seems you grew up like a princess” I said, hoarsely.
“My mum and I…we don’t really live a…”
“I know. And I don’t care. I’m ready to bear it. All I need is to be with mum” she cut in with a light smile and I rolled my eyes.
This is really really crazy.
“Fine! How do we go about it?” I asked and she smiled.
Just then, her phone started ringing.
“Hold on, is this for real?” My ‘sister’s’ so called friend exclaimed as we all stood in the room together.
Kim ji had insisted on Calling her saying she’s her best friend and needed to know what we were doing.
“Well, It seems so.” I rolled my eyes.
“But Kim, don’t you think its dangerous trying to switch places with your twin? If really you’re sisters, why don’t you reveal yourselves to your parents then and know the truth?” She asked and I looked at my sister.
“It’s not dangerous, Gyeong. Besides, no one would notice. We look alike and it’s only going to be for two weeks” she replied.
“We look alike, but we don’t act alike” I told her.
“Although, I know I’m a good girl, but people see me as a trouble maker and I have a lot of enemies over here”.
She sighed and itched her hair.
“I…I’ll cope. Besides, its just for two weeks”.
“What if your parents get to find out?” Her friend asked.
“Then, we accept our fate from there” she replied, looking at.me
A long silence stepped in.
“The bus will be leaving soon, Kim. You need to make a proper decision now” her friend said again and she narrowed her eyes for a while.
“I think I already have” she said and looked at me.
“Let’s do it” she said and I nodded slowly.
“Okay, then. I’m ready” I told her.
“This is insane” her friend muttered.
“First, we need to cut your hair” she said and I opened my eyes wide in shock.
“What’re you talking about?” I scoffed.
“I’m not cutting my hair. You’re the one who needs to grow your hair”.
“But that’s not possible. If you go with a long hair, it’ll be suspicious”.
“I’m not cutting my hair. Do you know the stress i had to go through, making my hair become this long? When I get there, I can simply tell them I met a magician who miraculous grew my hair for me”
“Then, there’s no way this is working out” her friend cut in.
“If you can’t cut your hair, then you can’t go home as Kim ji”.
“Right. Maybe we should just cut your hair instead, then” I rolled my eyes at her angrily.
“Kim nana, please” my sister cut in with a pitiful look.
“Just do this for me”
I huffed and folded my hands. How can I possibly cut my hair after so much stress?
She dipped her hand into her bag and brought out a razor blade.
Gosh! This shit is really happening.
“You mean I’m doing this for a two weeks stuff?” I asked bitterly.
“Please, it won’t happen again” she said calmly as she brought the razor blade close to me.
I shut my eyes and felt her touch my hair.
In a while, she was done and we were both having the same length of hair.
I looked at the pieces of my hair on the floor and felt like crying.
“You still look beautiful” her friend commended, but I still saw it as mockery.
“Sure, I do” I said gruffly.
“Okay. We need to hurry up now. Is there anything I need to know about you? Like….your favorites, your best friend, your…”
“I don’t have any friend” I cut her off.
“The only friend I have is my mum. And my favorite is drawing”.
“Oh!” She mouthed.
“Well, Gyeong here is my best friend and the reason I wanted her to be aware of the switch is because she knows me too well and would’ve definitely noticed the change which might create problems.
“My favorite is cooking and…I think the only problem you’re gonna be having at home is my step mom and brother” she said and I flinched.
“Your step mom? How?” I asked, perplexed.
“They’re one of the major problems I’ve been facing in that house. Dad is always busy and barely has time for me. So, they use that opportunity to bully and maltreat me most of the time” she replied and I laughed.
I laughed so hard and they watched me in surprise.
“Seriously sis, I’d suggest you call them and tell them you’ll be having a new attitude for two weeks. So, they should better back off. Else, I swear, you’ll be coming home in less than two weeks for a burial” I said and Gyeong chuckled.
“Please, just try to flow with them” she said and tried holding my hand but I didn’t let her.
“Hell no. They’re the ones who needs to flow with me!” I rasped.
“Its running pretty late, Kim. I think we need to go now” Gyeong chipped in.
“Okay, then. Let’s get changed” I told her and started taking off my clothes.
We left the uncompleted building together, both looking different now.
I was now looking like a rich kid, while my twin looked like me, not really poor, tho.
She’d given her phone to me and said she’d look for another way to be contacting me since I didn’t have a phone.
“Are you sure about this?”. I paused and asked her and she took in a deep breath before nodding.
“I’m sure of it. Thank you so much” she replied and I hugged her.
“Bye then. Make sure you look for a way to call me everyday” I told her and she nod.
Her friend drew close and hugged her as well.
“Make sure you stay safe”, I heard her say and she smiled.
We, all stood and looked at each other for a while.
Come to think of it; this might be an opportunity for me to live a wealthy life – at least for two weeks.
“You still remember the way home, right?” I asked her and she nodded.
And finally, we departed.
I went away Gyeong, while she took a separate route, headed to her new home.
Now, the main story begins???
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