The Mirror Part 8

The next morning, the angel queen is sitting at a large dining room table inside the castle. Anna walks in as she passes a bunch of angels in the hallway talking. She stares at them as she walks into the dining room.

In the room, Anna notices three bright and beautiful chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. She also sees the wall, which is colorful just like she imagined it. Anna smiles at the angel queen.

“Anna, good morning. You may have a seat and join me.” The angel queen implies. Anna takes a seat.

“Good morning. What is going on?” Anna asks glancing at a large number of angels in the hallway.

Some of the angels in the hallway gaze at Anna in her direction. One of them whispers something to the other angels.

“This is where all the angels come to train and hang out. Some live here like you. It’s basically school, but for angels.” The angel queen explains.

“Oh,” Anna replies surprised. “I wanted to talk to you about something if that’s okay?” Anna mentions.

“What is it, Anna?” The angel queen asks.

“It’s about the mirror,” Anna murmurs. The angel queen doesn’t like where this is going.

“I see.” The angel queen responds, not pleased.

“If the girl in the mirror is me, past me, I guess. I don’t really understand. Why can’t she come out?” Anna asks curiously. The angel queen stares at Anna worried.

The angel queen thought Anna knew everything about the mirror and who was in it, but I guess some things were left unsaid.

“She didn’t tell you?” The angel queen asks.

“Tell me what?” Anna asks confused.

Anna didn’t realize she was missing another piece of the puzzle. What could possibly be so important that the mirror left out? The angel queen stands up quickly and slams her hands on the table angry. She glances at Anna calmly, realizing she’s frightened her.

“She left the most important part of your memory out. She didn’t complete her mission.” The angel queen explains.

Anna tilts her head down and stares at her hands in disappointment. The reflection in the mirror didn’t tell Anna everything she needed to know. What was she hiding from her? Anna stares back up at the angel queen wanting to know more.

“Someone tell me what’s going on,” Anna begs. The angel queen sighs before telling Anna the truth.

“The girl in the mirror is your twin sister.” The angel queen says slowly.

Anna can’t believe what she’s hearing. Twin sister? That’s unbelievable. Anna sits frozen, unable to move, unable to speak. Why in the world would her twin sister hide that she’s her sister?

Anna realized that her sister was genuinely trying to save her by not telling her. Maybe she thought if she had told Anna, it would influence her decision.

“Prepare to destroy the mirror.” The angel queen demands to one of the guards beside her.

“No, you can’t!” Anna shouts quickly, standing up. The angel queen stares at Anna.

“Anna….,” The angel queen starts to say but doesn’t know what to tell her.

“Please? She’s a piece to the puzzle.” Anna begs the angel queen.

“Fine, but be careful.” The angel queen adds as she walks out. Anna feels relieved as the angel queen leaves the room.

Anna decides to confront her sister and demand answers. She peeks out the dining room, making sure the coast is clear. She slowly walks out the room searching for the door that leads to her sister.

The door across from the dining room catches Anna’s eye. She tries to pull the door open, but it doesn’t open.

“Are all the doors in the castle locked!?” She asks herself, annoyed.

“Most of them, yes.” A young angel behind Anna replies softly. Anna turns around slowly, meeting the girl’s gaze. The girl has long blonde hair and a pretty smile on her face.

“I’m sorry. I didn’t think anyone else was here.” Anna apologizes. The young girl admires Anna, staring at her.

“I’m Sapphire. A new angel.” She says smiling with happiness. Anna stares at the girl speechless.

“Sapphire? Like- wow. That’s a beautiful name.” Anna replies blown away by her name.

“I know. It’s different. My parent’s wanted different.” Sapphire explains.

“No. It’s really an incredible name.” Anna answers remorseful. Sapphire smiles brightly.

Anna didn’t mean to offend Sapphire. She just thought it was an odd name.

“You know, all the new angels need a mentor. I was hoping, you could be mine.” Sapphire implies hopeful. Anna is stunned by Sapphire’s request.

Anna’s not sure that being a mentor is such a great idea, primarily because of her past. She doesn’t want to lead a new angel down the wrong path.

“I don’t think I’m the right angel for that,” Anna replies hesitantly.

“Why not?” Sapphire asks curiously.

“It’s a long story,” Anna responds.

“Non- sense Anna. Sapphire is right. You will be her mentor.” The angel queen demands, walking toward Anna and Sapphire. Anna stares at the angel queen, not pleased by her request, as Sapphire smiles brightly.

“Yes, ma’am,” Anna replies unwillingly. The angel queen walks away. Sapphire follows her slowly.

Poor Anna. What happens if she ends up like her sister? If Sapphire turned from being a good angel to an evil one, it would be on Anna. She would be trapped in the mirror, along with her sister for eternity.

Anna continues to search for unlocked doors in the castle. Minutes later, she sees the door that leads to her sister. Anna walks outside and through the door that she came up before. She slowly walks down the stairway towards the mirror.

Anna stares into the mirror as it brings back terrible memories. She shakes the bad memories out of her head and focuses on the mirror, waiting for her sister to appear.

Two minutes have passed and no sign of her sister. Anna sits down on the floor and continues to wait. Anna wonders if she knows she’s waiting for her. They are twins in fact, which means they should feel something or maybe not. At this point, Anna doesn’t know what to believe and who to trust. Her own sister lied to her about her past. All Anna wants, is answers.

A couple minutes have passed, and Anna realizes that her sister doesn’t want to see her. She stands up slowly and begins to walk away until she hears a voice.

“Wait!” The voice in the mirror shouts. Anna stops in her tracks and sits back down on the floor facing the mirror. She stares at the reflection of her twin sister. She sees black angel wings and a black dress that belonged to her sister.

“You lied to me.” Anna finally spits out.

“I know. I was trying to protect you.” Her sister replies with a sad face.

“Why didn’t you tell me?” Anna asks.

“I thought, that if I told you, it would influence your decision. I didn’t want you to make the same mistake that I did.” Her sister explains, ashamed of what path she chose.

“It wouldn’t have, but I would have tried to save you,” Anna responds back.

“Anna. You can’t save me. I chose my path, and this is my punishment. I am stuck in this mirror for eternity. I will never forgive myself for what I did to you, my own sister. I am truly sorry, but you have a second chance to make it right. Don’t screw it up.” Anna’s sister tells her, feeling guilty.

Anna doesn’t understand what her sister is talking about. What did she do to her?

“What do you mean?” Anna asks.

“Anna. You didn’t decide to become evil all on your own. I influenced you to come help me, and you did, because I was your sister. That’s how you got your dark wings.” She explains to Anna.

Anna can’t believe what she’s hearing from her sister. She chose the evil side because of her. Anna becomes angry at her sister. She had no idea that she was stuck in this castle because of her.

“Why did you do that?” Anna asks angrily. She sighs.

“Because I needed my sister. I was foolish, and I know that now.” She replies.

“You know, you’re my sister, and I don’t even know your name.” Anna states.

“It’s Alana.” She replies.

“It’s different, but in a good way,” Anna adds.

“Yes. I like it.” Alana answers back. “I understand why you’re still angry with me. You have every right to be.” Alana says, realizing how upset her sister still is.

Alana never knew how much she really hurt her sister, until now. She wishes that she could change all that, but Alana didn’t want to be alone, so she did what every other teenage girl does who a sister has. She dragged her along and made sure she stood by her side and obeyed her, no matter how bad it was.

Alana knew that she didn’t want her sister to suffer the way she did, so she did her best to point her toward the right path. And if that meant hiding the fact that she was her sister, she was going to do it, no matter how bad she wanted to tell her.

“I’m not sure I’ll ever forgive you, but that doesn’t mean I won’t try and save you. You’re my sister, and you deserve a second chance too.” Anna replies emphatically.

Alana wishes she could believe her sister and indeed save her, but she can’t. She searched for years for a way out but came up empty.

Alana knows that she deserves to spend eternity in the mirror, and she was okay with that, as long as her sister got a second chance. That’s all Alana really wanted. She wanted to know that her sister was going to be okay and be taken cared for, so she made a deal. She was to spend eternity in the mirror, while her sister was given a second chance and that she be the one to change her path. That was her mission.

The good angels were to erase all of Anna’s memories and lock her in the basement. Once Alana was in the mirror, she was to begin the process of changing her sister’s future. She was also supposed to tell Anna every detail and lead her to the right path, but she left the part about being her sister out of it, on purpose.

The deal was, if she completed her mission, all of it, she would have her sentence reduced, but Alana didn’t finish her entire task. She knew what she was doing, protecting her sister, which is what she should have done years ago.

 

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