When you see this /./ it means a scene change. Thank you:)
"Are you sure your ok?" I asked my sister.
"Yes. Just a few bumps and bruises." she replied.
"So, this is what I'd look like if I was hit by a freight train." I joked.
Hanna smiled. She and I are identical twins. If we didn't have different personalities, no one would be able to tell us apart.
"I can believe that after two years of not seeing each other, the minute I get into a car to come see you I end up like this." she said half-heartedly.
" The cops said that it was a hit and run." I said angrily." Dammit that's just our luck! They are so glad I wasn't there."
I stopped and looked at her.
"I. Am. Fine." she said.
I sighed and leaned over to hug her.
"Miss." The nurse said, poking her head in.
"Visiting hours just ended. Unless you wanted to stay the night, I have a paper you can sign."
"Ok. I'll just-"
"No." Hanna said.
I looked at her.
"No?" I asked with a questioning look.
"I'll be fine. Just go home, relax, maybe knock back a few."
We both smirked.
"ok." I said hugging her again." I love you."
"i love you too. Oh hey, can you keep this for me? So I don't lose it." she held out her necklace that looked identical with mine. A single red ball held in place by two magnets that were attached to the strings.
"Ok. Bye." I said walking out with a weird feeling. I headed for the elevators and waited. Iv never been one for patience, and I already had a headache so I took the staires. Only stopping to check my phone before I opened the door to the lobby.
Right when I walked through the sliding doors, the terror hit, the nausea rose, and painful chills cascaded down my spine. As if in slow motion, I watched what was unmistakably a human body crashing to the ground at my feet. My breath caught in my throat as the display brought me crumbling to my knees.
The same blue eyes I see in the mirror every morning were now looking back at me with an empty, lifeless stare. I tried to call out her name, but for the first time in my life I was speechless. I couldn't utter a single intelligent word. Just weird noises like croaks escaped my throat as I scramble to her on my hands and knees, now sobbing like a child.
The rest was a bit blurry. A nurse who had just gotten off work had found me crying I've Hanna's now limp, broken body. She thought at first that I might have killed her or that we were mugged but once the cops got there, and pryed me off, they confirmed she had fallen from her room window on the 7th floor. The whole time, I could acknowledge they were questioning me , but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't comprehend what they were saying.
They moved me from the hospital entrance to the passenger side of a police car. I took deep breath as the drowned out noises of the police cruisers finally became audible.
"Miss? Do you know what's going on?" a man asked as he flashed a small light in my eyes." Do you remember your name and the date?"
Looking up from the ground after regaining a fraction of my composure, I whispered."H-Hadley Brooker." I wiped my eyes." May...May.." I erupted in sobs again.
"Ok, Hadley." said a comforting voice." I'm detective Muños. I know this is hard, but I need to know. Do you know any reason why your sister would kill herself?"
I shook my head.
"we...haven't seen e-e-each other for two-hoo years." I said while crying.
"Is there any family here you could stay with for a few days? you understand, I can't let you go home alone."
Again, I shook my head.
"Damn." he said sighing." Alright, would you like to stay here at the hospital for the night?"
"No!" I said immediately.
"Alright, come on. We'll talk more at my office. I'll keep the AC on and you just try to sleep. I gotta go talk to a few people and I'll be back. Kay?"
I nodded and shifted my legs into the car and shut the door. Blanketing myself with his jacket, I leaned my head against the door. I'd never be able to sleep properly, never be able to function the same. Why the hell was this happening? It was like a bad dream, and I needed to wake up.
Today was Hanna's funeral. Everyone walked through the funeral home talking, giving me thier pity lines while I stood at my sister's open casket.
"I'm so sorry, dear." Led to." you poor thing." but when they walked away it turned into"Look at her, not a single tear." and "She doesn't seem so upset."
They were all hypocrites! They, my own family, never liked me! They preferred Hanna, but I never cared about that. As long as she was by my side, I didn't need family members. she was my family. And I'am tired of thier fake sympathy.
"Oh sweetie, I know how you must feel. When my hus-"
"No! You don't know!" i inturrupted her, ignoring the silence now engulfing the room." you don't know what it's like to watch your whole world shatter in an instant. To watch the only person you cared about die right after you talked to them. No you don't know what it's like! Especially when it's like watching yourself die."
I ran out of the room leaving everyone to stare in an akward silence. I hid in the bathroom, restraining myself from punching the wall. I didn't have anyone to comfort me anymore now that Hanna was gone, so I just sat against the wall hugging my knees.
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