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by HelloLanaya

“You two scrub up nice!” my grandmother reached up to pinch my cheek. I was two meters tall and had to hunch over so she could keep pinching my cheek like she had done since I was born.

“You two look so…” My mother looked at me and my twin brother with tears in her eyes. “So handsome.”

“Did we really have to have matching suits?” I sighed, still annoyed about my parents going out to buy the clothes without our knowledge.

My father stood with the camera to snap another fifty photos of us. I rolled my eyes at me brother and he smirked in reply. “Let them have their moment,” he said. Always the peace-keeper.

I sighed and straightened up for the photo. I tried my best to give my most genuine smile. But I wasn’t excited for tonight. Going to our end of year formal was going to be full of “You two look so alike!” statements. But I was done always being compared and connected to my look-a-like. I was excited to finally start my own path at university. I would no longer be a second half, I would be a whole piece. My own piece.

Ermisenda Alvarez

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