Chapter Reviews #2

Hi guys, so… it’s been two months since I’ve written a chapter of The Telepathy Twins. I realize I also have some new followers since then to, which is totally cool.

Brief overview:

The Telepathy Twins is a story about two twins with powers. Adam and Adla. They’ve been through alot together, constantly moving since they were little kids takes a tole on a person. But it also bonds these two siblings together. Ever since the death of their close family friend, they’ve been forced to scatter to different places together and finding more about themselves, their powers, and their background. They meet up with various people along the way too that shapes them into who they are.

Sooooooo, yeah.

In the last chapter, Adla and Adam leave Bert, a kind man that took the kids in, and gave them some money for working with them, and made their way to a motel. Using their powers to get in they finally get some peace before they’re on the move again.

I’m not done with this story yet, that’s why this a chapter review not an actual chapter, but you can expect more from this story in the future. If you want to read some of the past chapters, just click on the Short Stories tab on the menu and scroll all the way down to chapter one.

I apologize for dragging this story out so long, and for dropping if for a while, but I think you can understand why with all the where I’ve been posts. Same with my Instagram, but I’m starting to post on that avidly aswell, and I’m also posting previews of some of the new pictures to be expected when you see the blog page revamped for July and August (@thatgirlissie). If you like the stories feel free to read more, if you have any ideas for new ones, leave them in the comments below,and if you find me tolerable please like and subscribe for more.

I guess that’s about it, catch ya on the flip side.

-Issie

 

The Telepathy Twins: Chapter #7

“I think it’s bout’ time you kids enrolled in school!” Bert yelled walking into the little closet that Adam and Adla had called home for the past month.

“Morning’ Bert” Adam responded as cheerful and happy as ever.

“Yall hear me?” He asked. “I think it’s bout’ time you kids went to school” he repeated himself.

In a soft tone “yes, we heard you the first time Bert” Adla responded.

“Well, yer minors and you’ve been here a month, it’s bout time you went to school” Bert said. “I already took the liberty in buying you yer things, as he handed both of them backpacks. “Ya know where the high school is, you’ve seen it before, go up to the main office, and…”

“We’ve been to high school before Bert” Adam cut in.

We’re ditching Adla spoke to Adam telepathically.

“Well, yall will be off now, it starts soon, I think”

Before they left Bert had a nice greasy home cooked breakfast waiting for them. Adla hugged him and said thanks for everything he had done, because those would be the goodbyes of the twins.

They walked out heading out of sight of Bert. They appreciated everything he did for them, and after a month the twins had learned that bert was a kind man who wanted kids but his wife died during giving birth killing both her and the child. That’s probably why he was so great with them. Despite their past he never asked questions and never tried to force them to do something they didn’t want to do, but legally to stay there they had to go to school, and within a month talk went around the small town they were in that the twins were staying there.

Around noon they both started getting more hungry, but instead of going into a place to eat they went into a motel for a place to stay.

“Hey” The guy behind the desk said. He had the blood shot eyes of a smoker, and there was weed next to the cash register. His shirt was dirty and torn. He had a half shaved beard and bad breath. His Metallica t-shirt was torn, sweaty, and stained. Despite all of that, they twins needed a place to stay.

I don’t know Adla spoke to Adam. He glanced at her and took a step forward towards the man behind the counter.

“We need a place to stay” Adam said.

“No shit” the man behind the desk said. “Fine, we have some rooms, you pay when you’re done with your stay. ID’s?” the man asked.

“Oh yes” Adam responded. Adla just stood still behind them. They stood their for a second as the man’s wallet started wiggling.

“You got your ID’s or what kid” he asked.

“Yes sir” Adam replied. The man behind the desk looked disgusted by his manners. The wallet came out of the pocket of the man, and the man behind the desk never noticed. Adam took the wallet into his hands and took out the ID.

“Huh I have a wallet just like that” The man behind the desk said while glaring at him. Adam handed him the ID and the credit card. When Adam handed the man the ID he covered the picture and the man never suspected a thing.

“Looks legit man” and he handed the twins the keys. Just as they were leaving the main office of the hotel to their rooms, Adam popped back into the office and said “Have a nice day” and in an instant without the man behind the desk noticing, the wallet went back to the man’s pocket.

The kids opened up the room of the little motel and Adam said looking at Adla “Hope you enjoy your free stay”. They laughed and walked in.

Adla threw a pillow at Adam “You idiot that could have gone so wrong!” she said while laughing, but tried to stay serious.

“But it didn’t” he said smirking at her “and besides, you said to only use our powers during emergencies, and I think this was a pretty big emergency.” he said.

“Okay fair point” She said flopping on the bed smiling.

“There’s only one bed” Adam pointed out. Adla looked at him, then looked at the ground, then looked up at him again, then pointed on the ground. They hung out in their room watching TV for awhile, and they waited until 10:00pm to order their linner. They decided that it would be best if they ordered dinner at night when it was dark so that the people bringing the dinner couldn’t really see them, and they ordered a lot of food being that they hadn’t’ eaten anything but the greasy diner food.

As time started going by it started to get to be 1:00am and Adam was on the ground making his bed, and Adla was laying on her bed comfortably, just watching Full House. They then turned off the TV deciding that they should get more sleep, because they were going to leave tomorrow morning before the sun came up.

The room was silent, all the lights were out. Adla was cuddled up in her blanket, and Adam was currled up on the ground.

“Hey Adam” she Adla whispered in a soft tone.

“Yes Adla?” Adam responded with his face against the floor.

“Adam we can’t stay here, and we can’t run for the rest of our lives. When we leave what are we going to do?”

“I don’t know Adla, we kind of have to make it up as we go, but if you ask me, I think we have to figure out who is tracking us, who killed our parents, and who killed Chase, who tried to kidnap us, I think only then will we figure out what we are, because you know it Adla, we’re not human” he responded.

“Adam”

“Yeah Adla”

“I love you”

“I love you too”

It Girl: Chapter Five

The two of them sat in silence for awhile. Then Annabelle started to break the ice “Some conversation we are having” she said.

“I’m sorry” Skyler responded. “If I’m being honest I thought that talking to be you would be cool, you seem really cool, but my anxiety always gets in the way. It did the first time we met and it’s still getting away now, I don’t have any friends so I wouldn’t know how to talk to you, I get it if you want to leave”

Annabelle just sat there, and looked at her, then looked forward.

“I’m not gonna leave” she said.

Skyler just decided there and take the approach of shutting up and looking cool like Annabelle instead of overthinking everything.

“Okay” Skyler responded.

The bell rang.

“What class do you have next?” Annabelle asked.

“Nothing, free period” Skyler responded. “How about you?” she followed up.

“Whenever I want is a free period”. Annabelle said while standing up on a chair in the band room dramatically.

The two of them, they had been completely unable to speak for such a long time decided to leave to hang out.

Annabelle jumped down form the chair, and stuck her hand out. Skyler with a curious look on her face decided to take her hand and they left out of the room running.

The End.

The Telepathy Twins: Chapter #6

Day broke through the window. The twins had no clue what time it was. Adam was awake, watching over everything, and Adla was sleeping on a sack of flour. Not the best place ever, but for them it was a new sort of home. They had slept in a small closet with all sorts of bags, Bert said he didn’t have a an extra room for them. Despite the digs, they had amazing food for living in a diner.

Adam eventually woke Adla up. “Hey, good morning sunshine” Adam spoke to her in a soft tone while nudging her to wake up.

“Hey” she said in a grouchy tone, “so our entire life wasn’t just a dream, it’s a real thing, great.”

“Glad I can count on you to be there with sarcasm” Adam responded. She just rolled her eyes, they got out of the little room they were in, and came into the diner where Bert had breakfast waiting for them.

“Good mornin’ kids” Bert said when he saw their tired faces. “Once you’re done with dinner I already got your chores lined up for ya” he followed up.

“Okay, thanks again” Adla responded changing her tone for the sake of whom she was speaking to.

Bert left to check up on other things while the two twins sat there eating their meal in silence. Adla spoke to Adam telepathically no use of powers today, I know that is hypocritical because I am using them now, but do nothing to give away our position. In between chewing, Adam nodded.

The kids finished their meals and Adla went to go find Bert about their chores.

“Say, you must be the brains of this operation, you always seem to be the one doin’ the talking” Bert said while staring Adla down.

“Adam strives to be the strong and silent type, but it doesn’t exactly work” Adla responded. They laughed for a second, but then a bit of silence lingered.

“Well, what was your name again?” Bert asked.

“Adla”, she responded politely.

“I’ll have mercy on you since you are the brains of the operation and start you off with cleaning the dishes, but your brother has to clean out the bathrooms” Bert responded.

Adla giggled for a moment. A greasy truck stop diner, and Adam had to clean the bathroom of it.

They immediately got to work, at least Adla did, Adam did as much as he could before he needed to step outside for oxygen.

Adla and Adam both finished around noon, well, their are two bathrooms at the diner, and Adam had only finished one. Adla somehow managed to clean the two foot tall monster of dishes with half eaten food and stains on them. She figured those were all the dishes this place had. The lower and lower she got to digging in the pile, Adla discovered that Bert probably hadn’t done the dishes in about a month.

For the rest of the day Adam cleaned the second bathroom, and Adla was promoted to working on the cash register.

“Hey hottie” A boy said. He looked about Adla and Adam’s age (17). He was about 5’6 with fiery red hair. Red eyebrows and a red goatee. He was skinny to the bone, and when he walked in everyone turned. A popular kid. Adla thought to herself. A rude popular kid. He approached the cash register with his arms sweeping behind him trying to look cool.

“So hottie” he said looking Adla over. “You’re new aren’t you? Well, you must be from Tennessee, because you’re the only ten I see.” He continued. The rest of the diner just watched with amazement on the edge of their seats to see if the new girl would be the first girl to turn him down.

“Un, no, and unlike the people here, your ignorance is not appealing to me, but do you want to order something?” She replied. The boy had a confused look on his face as if he did not understand most of what she said, but he still continued with his harassed come back.

“Yeah, I’d like to order you on my table” He said. Adla’s face went red. This had never happened before and she didn’t know what to do. Adam Help!! She sent a message to her brother. Before the boy could open his mouth again Bert came walking out of the kitchen smelling like grease and sweat. Bert standing straight in front of the boy was towering over him with his arms crossed he looked down at the boy, then looked at Adla.

“Honney, is this boy giving you trouble?” Bert asked.

“Uh, I just feel kind of uncomfortable” Adla responded. Adam rushed out of the bathroom smelling like, well crap.

“What happened?! Are you okay?!” He said huffing and puffing for fresh air.

“Yeah, I’m okay” Adla responded.

“Because Matt here was just leaving” Bert said moving his point of vision from the twins to the fiery boy.

“Fine, but I’ll remember this” He said.

“I hope you do” Bert replied. The boy left. Adla’s face was still red like a tomato.

“Adla, are you okay, do you need to take a break?” Adam asked.

“Yes, yes, I’m quite fine now, stop smothering me, I’m fine to keep working” she replied to Adam, then looked up “Thank you Bert”. The rest of the diner went back to eating their food unimpressed.

“Yes, thank you” Adam added.

“Anny time kids, and if that ever happens again, just give me a holer, this is a small town, and some of the boys here think they can go and own everything around here that’s new.” Bert subtly warned the kids.

***

Midnight. The kids sat outside the diner just looking at the stars. Bert offered to clean up the rest of the restaurant for that night. Their was a soft cool breeze, that filled the warm air, as the twins looked up at the stars, and at the full harvest moon that lit up the night. Thank you Adam, but you must stop smothering me all the time. He looked at her, then looked at the stars, nodded, then smiled.

Chapter Reviews

So, I understand the fact that I have written a bunch of stories off and on, and over time I surprisingly have gained subscribers and followers. I normally write a chapter for the sories every other week… if I can. The two stories I have right now are The Telepathy Twins, and It Girl.

It Girl:

It Girl is the story of Skyler the shy cello playing girl that keeps it safe, but lets her emotions out on paper, and Annabelle, the rebellious lonely girl that hides all her pain. These two bumped into each other once but it didn’t entirely go well. In the second and third chapters we learn about the characters, and how they feel inside. Towards the fourth chapter the two of them start to collide in each other’s world again, being that they haven’t seen each other since. We also find that Skyler is a girl of high anxiety, and has a crush too.

At this point if you can’t tell something has to do with the two girls, Skyler and Annabelle, but you have to continue to read to find out the hell high school puts them through.

The Telepathy Twins:

It was suggested by my good friend JoJo to write this story. A story of a telepathic girl and a telekinetic boy, and brother and sister. I love this story, so the two of them always travel, because they can’t stay in one place for long. They traveled with their uncle Chase, the only person that knew their secret when they traveled to Arizona something happened to him. The twins are 17 but still technically minors, and even they don’t know the secret of what is wrong with themselves. They caught a ride from a man who turned out to be an agent sent to kidnap them. Now they are staying at a diner with a man who is giving them a roof over their heads in exchange for labor in the diner. They have no idea what makes them special, but they have no clue who to trust.

I will encourage you to read my past chapters to understand and to keep up with my stories. I post Short Story Mondays, and Photography Fridays. I usually post It Girl chapters every other week on Short Story Mondays, and I normally like to tell The Telepathy Twins stories with my original photography so I post chapters every other week on Photography Fridays. I wish you happy reading, and if you could like and subscribe to my blog, and comment bellow ideas for the next chapters and comment bellow what content you want to see.

So, I guess I’ll catch ya on the flip side.

-Issie

The Telepathy Twins: Chapter Four

“On the run like renegades” Adam said with a smile.

“That’s not exactly something to be excited about Adam” Adla replied with a stern look on her face. “This isn’t a X Ambassadors song Adam” she followed up. Adam tried to cover up how scared scared he was, because he knew his sister was stubborn, and as much as he’d like to protect his sister, he knew it was her who was much better at protecting him.

“What is up with all of this?! We have these weird ass powers we have no clue how to use, and ever since we started playing with them when we were little kids we’ve been having to move from place to place every time something weird happens!. Now these crazy guys are after us!” Adla was screaming she was breaking down, and starting to shake.

Adam held her before she could fall, and held her tight until she stopped shaking, when he moved his arm from around her, he realized his arm was soaked with tears.

“It’s okay Adla, we’re gonna figure this all out, it’s okay, it will all be okay, we’re together that’s all that matters.” Adam said in a calm sweet voice.

Adla just nodded, trying to convince herself all would be okay.

No money,  no place to sleep, no idea where they are, both minors… with superhuman powers. All they knew was that they were somewhere in Texas. So before it got too dark they got to a nearby alleyway where they were able to curl up into each other and sleep. Turns out Texas isn’t too hot or too cold at night.

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“Adam, ADAM!” Adla shreeked.

Barely waking up “What is it Adla, I hope you realize that the sun isn’t even up yet.” Adam said.

“I hear a noise Adam!” She screamed again.

“It’s probably nothing” He responded. “Go back to sleep”

Adla just curled up even tighter onto Adam’s chest. She tried to sleep, once again she was crying, but didn’t know.

Scream

“What just happened?!” Adam yelled because the piercing scream woke him from his deep sleep.

“I, I, I’m sorry Adam, I just, I…”

“It’s okay Adla, was it a nightmare?” He asked.

“Yes, uh, sorry, I, I just had a dream that you got killed by those men like Chase did” She said trembling.

“It’s okay Adla, I guess it’s early enough, let’s go ahead and get started” Adla responded.

“Get started going where?” She asked.

“I figure the best thing we can do is start heading back to Arizona” He said.

Adla nodded, as they got up and started walking.

They knew they couldn’t trust anyone, but at the same time, they needed to ask people where to go. Most people would rely on the signs, but as they continued to walk, they noticed that most were punctured with bullet holes.

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“I am so tired” Adla stated.

“Maybe because we only got two hours of sleep Adla” He said in the most sassy tone.

“Do you have any food?” She asked.

“Only the flesh and skin I have on me, maybe if we go back to the alley you can find a rat to cook” He said smirking.

“Pass” She said.

Hours passed by. Nobody asked, but everybody stared as they walked through town in these horribly smelling rags. As noon started to set in Adam decided to stop through a small diner to ask about directions.

“Uhm, Hello” Adam said as Adla somewhat hid behind him.

“Howdy, man is that you that smells bad?” The man behind the counter asked.

“Probably, we were wondering how you could get to Arizona?” Adam asked.

“Where Arizona?” The man asked.

“Just Arizona” Adam replied.

The man was big, fat, and greasy he had a beard two inches long, and wore a hairnet on both his head and his chin. He had a scratchy voice with tinge of an accent.

“Well, for starters you turn around, because you’re heading in the wrong direction.” The man told Adam.

“Oh, okay, thanks” Adam replied.

“You kids got any parents?” He asked.

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“No, we’re both adults” He lied. “We’re just going on a trip for fun, but our friends dropped us off here, but we have nowhere to go, but we know our friends are in Arizona.” He lied again.

“Well, how about this I’ll give you lunch on the house, and let you crash here for a few days if y’all will work for me. I need someone to sweep the place, and clean the bathrooms. Them truckers just let it all out after they have my famous breakfast burritos.” The man said.

Somewhat traumatized Adam said “If you don’t mind we’ll think it over.”

“Okay, well, you can think it over some burgers and fires, on the house.” The man responded.

“Oh, no, we have no money, we can’t accept that” Adla spoke up.

“You can little lady, that’s what on the house means, you don’t have to pay.” The man said as the twins took a seat.

They chose a seat furthest away from anyone around.

Almost instantly Adam said “I think we should do it”.

Adla just looked at him trying to keep her voice down “What the hell, are you crazy?!”

“Maybe, but that’s not the point here.” Adam said as stern and stubborn as usual.

“Do you remember the last time we trusted someone?! He kidnapped us, remember stupid.” Adla responded while smacking him upside the head.

“Okay, okay, but where else do we have to go?” Adam responded, but he brought up a very good point.

“Fine, but I’m not telling him.” Adla responded, not happy but they had nothing else.

“Just in case don’t use your powers around him, but if you need to tell me anything important send me a mind message. I am not planning on trusting this guy, but we need the cash and food. Okay?” He asked.

She nodded. That’s all that had to be said.

“Howdy kids, here’s the burgers” he placed the two burgers and the side of fries on the table overwhelming with grease, and the burgers were bigger than the two kid’s faces. “Have you thought about the offer?”

“Yes, Mr.? What’s your name exactly?” Adam asked.

“Bert, Bert McDoogal” He responded.

“Well, Mr. McDoogal, yeah, we decided we would take up your offer” Adam responded.

“Well then once you’re done with the burgers then we’ll get started, and by the way, don’t call me Mr. McDoogal, the name is Bert.” He said, nodded his head then left.

Adla and Adam looked at each other and drowned their worries in huge burgers.

 

 

 

It Girl: Chapter Four

“Ouch”

“Oh, sorry”

“Hey”

“Oh, hey”

Annabelle looks in the mirror rehearsing a possible situation in the mirror. Anxiety takes you over, who knows who you can bump into. That’s normally her worst fear, having to make conversation, because she’s so bad at it. Normally when it comes to her thoughts she just writes them down.

“Okay, bye Dad, I’m going to school!” she leaves before he can reply.

She starts to walk, as she pulls out some ear buds, plugged into a small MP3 player. She listens to Ed Sheeran as she starts to think to herself it’s okay, everything will be okay. This will be okay, if you sit alone again you can get your homework done, everything that happens to you happens for reason, and you have to trust that something good will come out of this. Her normal morning ritual.

When she finally makes it to the parking lot, she starts to hid her eyes behind her hair, and hide her head over her hood, as she retreats to her usual place under the tree most distant from the school, but still technically on school grounds.

She’s given up all hope that anyone will come up to her to be friends as she writes once again.

The bell rings.

For a moment she watches all of the students rush to their classes like bees buzzing, then eventually she gets up to go to her English class.

Mrs. Lumos was her English teacher. She’s a huge Harry Potter fan, (probably because of her name.) So when you walk in you see the entire room looking like a muggle version of Hogwarts.

“Ear buds off Annabelle” Says Mrs. Lumos.

So Annabelle silently takes off her earbuds and takes her seat.

Everything that Mrs. Lumos says is just a blur to Annabelle, until the very end of class when Mrs. Lumos comes up to her.

“Annabelle, I just reviewed your last essay on your view of the human race, and I thought it was amazing! You know, you should really put this into our next open house, in fact, if you’re interested I’d love to make you a member of the Wanderlust Writers club.”

“No thanks Mrs. Lumos” She says in a soft tone thinking out what to say next.

“I write for myself, but thank you.” she adds on to her previous phrase.

“Well, if you change your mind PLEASE tell me” replied Mrs. Lumos.

Annabelle nodded.

After a long day, somehow Annabelle made it to lunch where she decided to go to the band room for a change instead of under the tree. Her worst fear was that she would meet up with Skyler again. It had been a month since they had last spoken, but that just makes it even more awkward.

“Hey” said Skyler from behind the cello. Her cheeks were flushed, half scared to death to say anything, but she thought it was the right thing to do after the last time they had met.

“Oh, hey” Annabelle responded exactly like she had rehearsed in the mirror before.

“I’m sorry I ditched you the last time I saw you, I…”

“It’s okay, it’s just, whatever.” Annabelle responded cutting her off.

“Well, since you’re here, you wanna hang out?” Skyler asked half scared to death.

“Shure.”

Neither of them had any idea where this was going to go, and neither of them know how to talk to each other, but it was worth the risk.

 

It Girl: Chapter Two

The Mind of Skyler

Good morning. Is it a good morning? Will it be a good day? Studies show that if you put a smile on your face and think it will be good, most of the time it will be. gets up and looks in the mirror. “It will be a good day” I say to myself outloud. Fake it till you make it right? That’s what they say. Who are ‘they’? Who are ‘they’ to make advice like this? So then I think to myself that I just need to calm down. “Whatever, let’s just go to school” I say while looking in the mirror still.

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My dad drives me to school, I’m a sophomore so I don’t have my licence yet. We don’t talk to each other, but I just listen to music. He pulls up in the small tight parking lot with the rest of the teenage reckless drivers. I don’t want to be here. Mentally I beg him not to say it, please don’t say it.

“Have a good day Kitty-Cat!” my father yells from the car.

I stop in my tracks and I don’t turn around.

I just tread forward into hell. I go into the band room like I always too, and take my seat in the back. This time instead of playing cello I just sit there listening to my music, close my eyes and immerse myself in the moment. I just pretend that I’m in a different place, and it works, until the bell rings and breaks the silence.

First period, okay, we can do this. Biology.

“Alright class we will be doing some pair work” Mrs. Gallagher says.

My mind starts getting clogged with the anxiety of working with someone else. I start thinking who I would wish to be with as I look around the class. I have no friends. My only wish is that my partner isn’t Brandon, I can’t deal with that. Varsity soccer player, captain of the swim team, photographer for the school paper. With cheekbones I could cut myself on. If I get anxiety from normal people imagine how I would be talking to a genetic god like him!

Mrs. Gallagher spends almost the entire period on explaining the assignment, she says it’s an assignment you can’t throw together, and you need to work with your partner more than just in class, and blah, blah, blah.

Five minutes left in class. God has blessed me, we haven’t gotten to partners. Then she mentions we still need to pick partners. Of course, we don’t choose them. First thing Mrs. Gallagher says is “Brandon you’re with Skyler”. I don’t mean to, but my immediate reaction was facepalm. It was very loud… only me. Why me?!

***

Lunch, finally, I can do lunch. What do normal people do during lunch? What is normal? Okay Sky, chill you’re getting in your head again. I quickly grap some cardboard pizza from the cafeteria before it floods with badly smelling humans. Wow, I made it out alive, good job, now just get to the band room and hide out.

I make it to the band room, I eat my pizza, I put in my ear buds, and I play my cello. Where I only awaken from my deep sleep until the bell of reality rings.

And it did. I make it through my last two periods only to come to my last class. English class, where I listened to nothing the teacher said, and just watched the clock tick. I tried to listen to it, until finally, the sound of freedom rang. Now it was all about making it through the stampede.

I didn’t. All I told myself is don’t die, and I got the equivalent of it. Slipped and fell on my butt, and yes, I got stepped on. Nope, no prince charming was there to save me, but I never expected that in the first place. Five minutes later once all the hustle and bustle has ended, I got up, and walked home.

Home. In my room. With my music. I do my homework for an hour. But then I just sit there. I listen to the radio, and stare at the ceiling. I wrote a bunch of quotes on the ceiling to remind me of everything. The lights were off, I could have gone to sleep, but yet I couldn’t. I thought about life, I thought about Brandon, and had a mini fan fiction moment in my mind with him. I thought about Annabelle and how she is. I thought about my mom, and how she’s dealing with the divorce I thought about everything until my mind just shut off and I slept.

The Telepathy Twins: Chapter Two

“Adam, where are we supposed to go from here?!” Adla yelled at Adam with a hint high pitched terror in her voice. “I don’t know, you’re the smart one, what do you think we should do?!” He yelled at Adla in more of a up beat sarcastic tone.

Adla laughed, Adam was always good at making things easier. She was silent for a moment sitting there thinking about who to call. She had know no other family to come and help them. She was standing there just staring at the phone. The twins had been at the gas station for two hours now, it was starting to get dark.

Adam was strongly pacing, while Adla was now sitting, still staring at the phone, still lost in thought. Cars came and went, but one pulled over right beside the kids. It was an old man. Looked about in his late 60’s. He had a very thick gray beard with gray hair. His eyes were an ocean blue, with thick black circles underneath them. He had a very old hat on, almost torn to shreds, and some old clothes that look like he had worn to work that day.

“You kids need a ride?” he asked with his old scratchy voice. “Might we inquire who you are?” Asked Adla in a sweet fake voice. “I’m Billy Ray Joe Bob” he said, “but most people call me Billy Bob… I’m not a fan of that name though it’s not as fun, and not as good as Billy Ray Joe Bob in my mind, but feel free to call me Billy Bob.” “Okay… Billy Bob… so, where are you going?” Adam asked. “Why, I’m going to California!”

Adla quickly sent a message to Adam telepathically and said, we’re going to California.

Adam started laughing to break the ice “Funny, that’s where we’re going! We have some family we need to meet up there.” “Well, hop in, I’ll take you” responded Billy. Adla in a softer more sympathetic tone commented “But, we have no money.””Ah, no sweat, hop in.” Said Billy Bob. Adla and Adam looked at each other and had a slight smile, because with all the misery they’ve been through, it finally had seemed like things were going their way, even if they had no clue what lies in store for them in California.

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It was a silent ride for the most part. Adla fell asleep in the car overnight while Adam stayed on his guard watching over Adla. Soon enough they both fell asleep, but little did they know that Billy Bob had plans of his own, because instead of heading straight for California he started heading towards Texas.

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Billy Bob got his phone out and called a strange man with a raspy voice. If we’re being honest he sounds like a mafia leader. “Hello Gray, how are you” the man with the scratchy voice said. “I’m doing fantastic, and so are you, because I have the kids.” Responded Billy Bob. “Really” said the man with the scratchy voice, he sounded astounded and excited now. “Okay, Gray, if you’re not pulling my leg, bring the little bastards to me. How’s their unkle?” he asked. “Gone and dead, just like their parents” responded Billy. “Good the man replied, bring them to me” he said. “We’re already on our way” Billy Bob said with a new arising smirk on his face.

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The next morning when the twins woke up, they found themselves feeling good, and happy. For once, they were normal… or somewhat. THey felt like they were finally going somewhere. Although, there were some concerns about mone, living, and more. But they decided not to focus on that for now.

“Good morning Mr. Bob” Adla proceeded to say in a soft innocent tone. “Why, good morning darling, nice to see you up and at ’em.” “I agree” Adla responded. “Good morning everyone” Adam decided to say while having his arms extended liaw he was yawning, and stretching at the same time. “Do you kids want some breakfast?” Dilly Bob asked. “Yes, if you don’t mind, but we still don’t have any money.” Adla responded so innocent it made you want to give her everything you had.

So, they stopped at a nearby Quick Stop restaurant. Clearly everyone in the restaurant knew who Billy Bob was, and they all called him by his real and more fluently amazing name, Billy Ray Joe Bob and said it very fast with a twinge of southern accent. Billy Bob told the man looking ready to take our order that he wanted his usual, whatever that was. “I’ll have the Super Grande breakfast Burrito” Adla told the man. “I’ll take the All American Meal, hold the salsa” Adam added. “Make sure to add a little extra to em'” Billy Bob added, and winked at the waiter. “You got it boss” the waiter replied.

Fifteen minutes of straight silence. Adla just peered out the window the entire time, while Adam was playing with his straw, and Billy Bob was checking the time.

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Once the food finally arrived the waiter gently set it down and said enjoy. Not a word was said, the silence continued. Adla and Adam were shoving their faces because they hadn’t eaten in three days, while Billy Bob gracefully took his time.

Once they finished, they headed back to the truck where, although the kids were filled with energy, they soon fell asleep from the drug that the waiter slipped into carefully transport The Telepathy Twins to Texas.