The Mirror Part 9

“Anna. What’s done is done. I am to stay in this mirror. Do you understand? I made a deal.” Alana tells her sister.

“Deal? What kind of deal?” Anna asks. Alana sighs.

“I agreed to be put in this mirror, only if you were to be given a second chance. Anna, your memories didn’t just fade away, they were taken away. The Angels erased your memory. That was the only way this could be done.” Alana explains, feeling bad.

Anna is stunned by her sister’s deal that she made. She had no idea that this was all her sister’s doing.

“You decided to wait and tell me now?!” Anna asks angrily.

“I’m sorry Anna,” Alana replies. Anna stands up slowly and backs away from the mirror. “Anna… Please forgive me.” Alana begs her sister.

Anna hurries up the stairway to get away from her sister. She opens the door and walks outside and inside the castle.

Anna runs to her bedroom as fast as she can. All she wants to do is be alone and forget everything her sister told her. Anna shuts the door behind her quickly as suggests enters her room. She sits down on the ground beneath her door, lost and upset.

Anna wishes she could erase everything, including being an angel. She doesn’t want this life anymore. All she wants is to be normal and have a relationship with her sister, but unfortunately, that’s not the case. Not for Anna and her sister.

Anna glances up at the window. She stands up and walks over to see the night sky. Anna stares out into the evening, wondering and thinking about what it would be like if she got away from this place and started over. She and her sister could go somewhere beautiful and start a whole new chapter. If only Anna knew how to save her sister, then she could make her dream a reality.

Anna crawls into bed happily. She hasn’t slept in a bed for a while. Anna glances at the ceiling trying not to focus on her sister, but that’s all she can think about. Minutes later, she shuts her eyes slowly, falling asleep.

The next morning, Sapphire calls out to Anna outside her room as she’s still asleep.

“Anna? Are you in there? I’ve been looking for you everywhere!” Sapphire shouts. Anna wakes up annoyed. She quickly rushes out of bed and locks the door, so Sapphire doesn’t come in. Sapphire tries to open the door, but it doesn’t open.

“Anna! You’re impossible!” Sapphire retorts as she leaves. Anna crawls back into bed as she stares at the door sadly.

An hour later, Anna spots Sapphire roaming around in the large hallway with other angels. She whispers softly to Sapphire to grab her attention.

“Sapphire. Sapphire.” Anna whispers. Sapphire quickly turns around and smiles as she sees Anna.

“There you are! I’ve been looking for you.” Sapphire tells Anna.

“Can we talk, privately?” Anna asks cooing.

“Sure, I-” Sapphire begins to say, but Anna pulls her to the side before she can finish. “Whatever you have to say, you can say in front of the other angels.”

“I don’t think so,” Anna replies. She sighs.

“What is it?” Sapphire asks.

Anna’s not sure if she should be talking to Sapphire about a question she has, but she’s afraid to speak to the angel queen.

“How do I get rid of my wings?”Anna asks.

“Why would you want to get rid of them?” Sapphire asks trying to understand Anna.

“I don’t belong here. I want a second chance, but not here.” Anna explains to Sapphire.

Anna can tell Sapphire doesn’t like what she’s saying, but this is what she needs to do.

“What are you talking about? This is your home.” Sapphire says as her smile fades.

“No Sapphire. It’s not. It might be yours, but not for me. Now tell me, how do I get rid of my angel wings?” Anna asks a second time.

Anna knows she hurt Sapphire’s feelings, but she didn’t mean too. All she wants is her life back, and that means being normal. Sapphire stares at Anna with confusion and sadness.

“I don’t know. I’m sorry. I don’t think an angel can do that. The only one that knows is the angel queen, but please, don’t do it, Anna.” Sapphire begs Anna.

Sapphire walks away keeping the tears from falling down her face. Anna stares at Sapphire as she leaves. Anna sighs and walks back to her room. She slams the door and crawls into bed, hugging her knees to her chest.

Anna knows what she must do to start over. She’s not sure of a plan just yet, but knowing Anna, she’ll come up with something. She’d do anything to save her sister.

Anna stands up from her bed and walks over to her door. She opens it slowly, making sure no one catches her and follows her. She strolls along the hallway toward the door that leads to her sister, making as little noise as possible.

Anna finds the door that takes her to Alana and walks down the stairway. She stands in front of the mirror, waiting for her sister to appear.

“What are you doing here Anna?” Alana asks, appearing. Alana sounds frustrated and upset.

“I’m here to save you,” Anna replies.

“I already told you, Anna. You can’t.” Alana tells her sister.

Anna takes a step closer to the mirror. She slowly puts her hands on the mirror, feeling sad for Alana.

“Anna, what are you doing? Get away from the mirror!” Alana screams, but it’s too late.

Anna’s disappears into the mirror, where her sister is trapped. In the mirror, is a different world. It’s dark and gloomy. There are no buildings, only darkness, trees, crows, but mostly emptiness.

Alana sees her sister enter the mirror into the dark world. It’s been awhile since she’s been this close to her.

Anna stands up and looks around, afraid of what she stumbled upon. She stares at her sister, unsure what to do.

“What is this place?” Anna asks.

“Anna, you shouldn’t have come.” Alana answers worried.

“I didn’t know. You left that part out.” Anna replies back, still taking in all the darkness that surrounds her.

“I’m sorry. I didn’t think you would-, I was afraid that if I told you, you would do it anyway.” Alana explains to her sister.

“Well, you have got a point, but now that I’m here, we can leave, together,” Anna suggests.

Alana sits down on the dirty ground with a sad look on her face.

“No Anna. We can’t. Don’t you remember what I said? There’s no way out.” Alana says.

“There’s always a way out,” Anna replies, hopeful.

“You’re wasting your time,” Alana tells Anna, annoyed.

Anna stares at the mirror and then at her sister. She notices her black angel wings are enormous. Anna wonders how long her sisters been trapped in this terrible place.

“Your wings are big. I wish mine were like that.” Anna says. Alana doesn’t say anything. “Do you remember our parents or when we were kids? I still don’t remember. How did we become angels?” Anna asks.

“I’m sorry Anna. I don’t remember our parents. I only have one vivid memory of us as kids. We were playing outside in a field picking flowers and then someone took us in to become angels. We were separated. We were in this dark, cold place, almost seemed like jail. You cried as they took you away from me. They put me in a cell, and I didn’t like it. I didn’t want to be apart from you. We were both so young. I was supposed to take care of you. Instead, I did the opposite. I don’t know what happened to you after that. I tried calling you, but you couldn’t hear me. After years and years, waiting to see my sister again, I freaked out. I guess I took a turn for the worst. And then I saw you again, and I didn’t want to lose you again. I wanted revenge Anna, for what they did to us. This place wasn’t home. They trained us to become something we never wanted. I’m glad you don’t remember. I hope you never have to.” Alana explains to Anna.

Anna is speechless. She had no idea what actually happened to her and Alana years ago.

“Wow. I had no idea. Do you remember what you said to me when you were in your cell?” Anna asks.

“I think I told you to save me and said I was scared of who I was becoming. I just wanted my sister back.” Alana responds.

Anna realizes who the voice in her head was in a passing memory. It was her sister.

“That was you. The voice in my head through memory.” Anna says.

“Are you sure? How is that possible?” Alana asks, suspicious.

Anna stares at her sister, trying to figure it out.

“I’m not sure, unless, it wasn’t a memory,” Anna replies.

“What do you mean?” Alana asks.

“I mean, you knew that I would come and save you, especially after I was let go. But the only way you could reach out to me was by calling to me. You tricked me. You know something.” Anna explains, disappointed in her sister.

“Anna, I think you’ve lost it. You sound crazy.” Alana tells Anna.

“Am I? Did you use me?” Anna asks.

Alana stares at her sister, avoiding the question. She doesn’t want to hurt her sister again, but she has to tell her the truth.

“Fine. You’re right. I was using you, but I also said the exact same thing when we were kids. I didn’t think you would connect the two. I’m sorry.” Alana explains.

Anna is upset with her sister. She wishes she could take back the last few minutes. She should have never tried to save her sister, but that’s what sisters do, well, at least some. Alana is the only family she knows of, and she doesn’t want to lose her, but she was afraid she might have to do something to protect her and others around her.

“Are you really or are you just saying that? Becuase, I realize, I don’t know who you really are. Never did. I guess I never will. Tell me, what’s your plan?” Anna asks.

“Forgive me. It’s simple really when you entered the mirror, you opened up a portal, which means one person gets to go back, or in this case, escape. So sorry little sister, but it’s your turn to suffer the way I did. There’s no redeeming me. I know that’s what you want, but ever since that night years ago, I’ve changed. I lost the most important person in my life. I knew that this little reunion wouldn’t make any difference. You couldn’t trust me and you never will again. The girl you used to share everything with, is gone. This place made me who I am, and I tried to take you down with me, but you were always different. You can’t save me, Anna. In my mind, I lost you years ago. Make yourself at home little sis.” Alana tells her sister with an evil smile.

Anna can’t believe what her sister is saying. She feels terrible for Alana, for turning out the way she is. She thought her sister was saving her, but really, she was using her for her own freedom.

Anna knows what she must do to protect the world. Before she left to see her sister, Anna found a lighter on the floor after Sapphire left. She picked it up and told herself she would only use it if it were necessary. In this case, it’s necessary. Tears roll down Anna’s face as anger begins to show.

Alana ambles toward the mirror and starts to put her hands on it. Anna takes out the lighter and lights Alana’s black angel wings on fire. Alana stops in her tracks and screams in pain. Anna backs away from her sister. Alana turns around to face Anna furious and upset.

“What did you do?!” Alana asks as she screams in agony.

“I may not be able to save you, but I can protect you from yourself and others,” Anna answers back.

Tears begin to roll down Alana’s face as she still screams in pain.

“How could you!? I’m normal.” Alana says.

“You might be normal, but I still don’t have a sister. She’s gone. All I wanted was to save you, but your right, you can’t be saved.” Anna tells Alana.

Anna takes a step toward her sister.

“You will never ever be able to leave. Have fun being trapped in here for eternity. This is last time you will ever see me, Alana. So much for being sisters, right?” Anna says.

As Anna walks away from her sister, Alana’s memory of her sister being taken away reappears in her head with tears streaming down her face. What has she done to herself? Alana could have had her sister again, her trust again, but she chose the wrong path.

Anna enters the mirror, stepping foot into the castle. She stares back at her sister one last time, wiping the last tear from her eyes. Alana looks at her sister from the other side and knows what she’s about to do next.

“Anna, please don’t!” Alana screams before Anna smashes the mirror. Little pieces fly everywhere, as she sees parts of her sister in each of them.

Anna turns around and marches up the stairway for the last time, leaving her past and her sister behind. She did what she had to do, no matter how hard it was.

The End




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