The day had dragged on past afternoon, and it was time for her, and her sister's, patrol. It wasn't a particularly hot day to say, but she had just had her lunch so all she wanted to do was to lie down and be lazy. Not much happened on afternoon patrols, and she was itching for it to be over already so she could go and play basketball or something alike. "Hey Eb, you okay?" Ivory twisted her shoulders slightly so she could take a glance at her twin. She's not your twin, it's not possible. And for what seemed like the hundredth time, had to remind herself that she had not really come from the same mother as her tw- sister had.
Any bystander wouldn't even venture to think that these two girls were twins. Sisters? Perhaps, but never twins. The two girls had the same height and facial shape, but that was where the similarities ended. Their colourings were vastly different, as well as their demeanor and shape. While Ivory possessed a toned and supple figure from years of training, her sister Ebony had more ah, gentle curves, if any at all. "You didn't have to go on patrol with me, you know, but I appreciate it."
Ebony was a daughter of Apollo, but she seemed different from the other kids there. Ebony usually spent most of her time in the library or around the lake only, but Ebony had- in her own silent way, insisted to come with her sister. What for, Ivory had no idea at all. Most people would think that the energetic and likable teen would have a better grasp of what went inside Ebony's head, but she didn't. Just because Ebony actually talked to Ivory didn't mean she knew what the girl was thinking about.
Ebony trudged on after her sister, one hand on her forehead to shield her eyes against the bright sunlight. As the black haired girl in front of her continued to talk on, she found herself giving a shrugging in response to Ivory's statement. Coming with her sister was better than being holed up in a room where hardly anyone talked to her. Not that it was from lack of trying- oh no, but Ebony just couldn't seem to make herself answer them, and eventually they stopped trying.
Not for the last or first time, Ebony wondered why. Beautiful, charismatic Ivory made friends easily and could talk the ears off a stranger if she wished to. And herself, Ebony, the silent twin. She was the shadow, the one that was there yet not there. It seemed so much like yet another urban fairy-tale, one with the two contrasting twins and their story. Amused, Ebony shook her head before hurrying slightly to match pace.
Ahead in the distance, something yellow- a cab, pulled up and a figure (quite obviously a girl) stepped out. A summer camper? Doubtful, they usually came later. A new camper? They hadn't had a peaceful arrival in ages. This new girl didn't know how lucky she was. I wonder, who told her about this? That was something she would hear later on. Talk spread quickly through the campers, and almost everyone knew anything about anyone. Lifting a hand, she tugged on her sister's sleeve before pointing the girl out to Ivory. With her sister by her side, Ebony shuffled forward, her curious eyes studying the newcomer. "Hey," Ivory called from behind her, "you wouldn't happen to be a new camper, would you?" A quick glance from Ebony revealed that her sister was smiling widely, as if she was excited by the prospect.