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On June 29th, identical twins were born. One was named Olivia and the other Emily. Olivia was energetic and hearty; Emily was quiet and shy. Even though their personalities were different, everyone at their junior high would mix them up. Eventually, Olivia took the spotlight because Emily refused to make friends unless she was first approached. She was never approached. Olivia was Emily's only friend.
The loneliness grew out-of-control causing Emily to take drastic measures. She was sick of looking like her sister. The final year of junior high arrived, and with it an idea. Emily stepped into her bathroom and chopped off her long hair. She brushed off her shoulders and stepped into the bedroom where her sister glanced up at her.
"So, what do you think?" Emily asked.
Oliva, shocked and amazed at Emily's drastic change, responded, "You, you look great!"
The girls grabbed their backpacks and headed toward the living room, Emily beamed until she spotted the glare on her mother's face.
"What have you done?" She stood up.
"I've cut my hair."
"I see that."
"I think she looks great," Olivia said, inching toward the front door.
"How dare you cut your hair without my permission?"
"I...I..." Emily stammered.
Olivia interjected, "We're going to be late."
She grabbed her sister's wrist and bolted out the door.
When Olivia and Emily started High School, something changed. Emily was no longer mistaken for Olivia, instead she was bullied over and over again while her sister rose in the ranks of popularity. One day Emily had, had enough.
"I can't take it anymore, I can't." Emily whispered as teens threw toilet paper as she walked by.
Emily walked passed her sister, bypassing the exit, instead she chose the stairwell. Olivia was quick to follow. Emily, with trembling hands, jotted down a quick suicide note. She slowly walked closer and closer to the edge of the tall building. She heard the large, roof-access door open.
"Don't try to stop me." Emily shouted when she turned to see her sister standing within only feet of her.
"Please, Emily, wait!" Olivia screamed just as Emily stepped onto the ledge.
"I can't, I just can't." Emily whispered before taking the final step off the roof.
Olivia, without even thinking, bolted and found herself flying to the air. "We are twins...we were born together and now we die together."
A shriek was heard from the parking lot.
Olivia and Emily were dead.