The Dark Before the Dawn II: My Other Half - Part Three
Sugar was getting weaker by the second. Both Cream and I
knew the truth deep down. Neither of us wanted to admit it, but we still knew.
We were losing Sugar.
Cream was starting to worry me too. She was holding
her sister's hand, and staring at Sugar as if she were in a trance. She didn't
move, not even to blink, for a very long time. I was almost relieved when she
finally fell asleep in her chair. Her troubled mind was at ease, for a while
Not long after Cream fell asleep, the doctor
came in. He looked rather nervous. He was fiddling with his clipboard. The doctor
was behaving kind of like how the twins acted when they had to tell me something
that they knew would upset me. I wondered if that was the case. Sometimes, I
really hate it when I am right. Luckily, what he had to say was not about Sugar's
"Miss? There's a visitor here to see Cream--"
"Actually, it's Sugar who's in a coma." I shouldn't
have cut him off, but I really wasn't in the best state of mind at the moment.
I didn't feel like myself at all.
"Yes, well, there's a visitor here for Sugar
then, but I'm not sure you'll want to see him."
I figured it was Phoenix. "It's alright, doctor;
send him in." I really regret saying that now. I should've asked who this visitor
was. When a teenage boy - er, I guess he really isn't a teenager anymore- walked
in, I was only partly surprised. After all, he had promised to be there when
we were in trouble. What I wanted to know was why was he keeping that promise
"Clay." I hissed. I had hoped to never see him
again. He was the one who ruined our lives. Actually, he helped us in a small
way. By leaving us, he helped us meet Phoenix. Clay was our old owner. "What
are you doing here?" I whispered bitterly. I didn't want Cream to wake up. She
"Calm down, Adriane--" I cut him off.
"It's Adrianna!" I corrected him.
"I'm just here to see Sweet--"
Again, I cut him off. "It's Sugar!" I was furious
with him now, not that I wasn't mad before, because I was. "You named us and
you can't even remember our names? You have no right to be here!"
"Adrianna, stop it! I just wanted to know if
she was okay or if she was going to - well, you know," Clay said. He sounded
"Why do you care?" I asked. "You left us for
dead once already."
"I know, and I'm sorry. It's taken me a few months
to work up the courage to just come and say that to you." Clay sounded sincere,
but I wasn't too sure. If he was asking to move back in and rejoin our family,
then he must be insane. "Please, Adrianna. I'm sure Milk here--"
"Her name is Cream!"
"Sorry! I'm sure Cream here would love to have
a happy family again."
"We are a happy family without you," I said coldly.
"I want to be your owner again." Those words
pierced my heart. I had been really mad at Clay for leaving, but he truly seemed
sorry. Our life had been really good with Clay around.
Just then, Cream started to wake up. She looked
around as if she wasn't sure where she was. A look of realization and sorrow
crossed her face as she remembered what had happened. She looked up at me, then
at Clay. Her eyes widened when she realized who he was.
"Clay!" she shrieked, running over to him. She
immediately hugged him. Clay gave me a look that clearly read 'I told you
so. This is what Cream wants.' I bit my lip. I wasn't sure I really wanted
Clay back. After all he had put us through while he looked after another family.
Though Cream really did seem happy. Could I upset her again by saying Clay couldn't
Then I remembered something or rather, someone
else. Phoenix. If Clay came back, Phoenix would have to leave. Owners were only
allowed four pets each. Phoenix would make our total five. Without an owner,
as many of us as we wanted could live together. I really liked Phoenix, and
I wasn't sure I ever wanted him to go.
Cream looked up and gazed into my eyes. She seemed
to realize the same thing. I know that she wouldn't want Phoenix to go either.
Halo liked Phoenix too because he always got what he wanted from Phoenix. I
looked at Clay hugging Cream. She looked so happy. I knew right then. There
was no choice.
I took a deep breath in. "I'm sorry, Clay, but
we don't want you as our owner anymore. I'm not sure that we can trust you.
You've already left us once; how do we know that you won't leave again? We have
someone else living with us and I know that we can trust him."
Cream looked from me to Clay. "She's right, Clay.
Phoenix is really nice and would never leave us. I once thought that about you,
but you changed that."
Clay looked at both of us and laughed. Then he
realized we were serious. "What? You don't want me back? I made one mistake
and you give up on me?"
Cream and I both nodded. "We can't trust you,"
I whispered. None of us had noticed, but Sugar had stopped breathing. The raspy
breathing that had once filled the room had stopped. Cream noticed and started
wailing. She collapsed on top of her sister. I too felt tears burning at my
"You two are making the biggest mistake of your
lives!" Clay fumed. He was about to leave. Both of us were looking after him
and not looking at Sugar.
"No, they're not, Clay," a raspy voice said.
We turned to see Sugar glaring at Clay. Her eyes were open and she was breathing.
"Oh, Sugar!" both Cream and I cried as we hugged
"Dri," she whispered, "Clay is the reason I was
in a coma." Sugar was still very weak and her voice was soft.
"She doesn't know what she's saying. She's obviously
delusional." Clay tried to defend himself. Sugar shook her head.
"No, I'm not. When you're in a coma you gain
temporary mental abilities. I read his mind. He cut different parts of the ice
in hopes one of us would fall in. He saw Cream and recognized her. He pretended
to be cleaning the ice while he was actually sabotaging it."
Clay had turned visibly white while Cream turned
to glare at him. "That was you at the rink? You did this? I can't believe that
I was ready to let you be my owner again! Get out of here!" I had never seen
Cream so enraged before. Clay did what he was told.
When he was gone, we started talking to Sugar.
"Do you really gain mental abilities?" I asked
her with a grin. I had a feeling I already knew what she was going to answer.
Maybe I'm a bit psychic myself. Or maybe I know her a little too well. My bet,
it's the second one.
"No," she giggled, "I made a wild guess and I
was right. I did see him doing something to the ice earlier, but I wasn't one
hundred percent positive that it was him." We all laughed about this. Sometimes,
I like it when I am right.
After this the twins got along really well. They
got their hair cut just a little bit shorter, not much, just enough that it
was noticeable. Each of them, much to my dismay, got one ear pierced. Phoenix
was furious with Clay after he heard what had happened. He was really glad that
I made the choice I did, and I was too. To this day Sugar has remained a little
bit delicate, and she sometimes says that she's cold when it is hot outside.
She finds this handy on very hot days. Phoenix was right. It is always the darkest
The End… for now.
Author's Note: Hey, thanks for reading my story! I hope you enjoyed reading
it as much as I enjoyed writing it (which was quite a bit. I love writing stories,
and for some reason these stories about Adrianna are my favourites). Yes, this
is the second one. There will be a few more stories, I can't say for sure how
many because, truthfully, I don't know! I write them as I go along. There will
be at least one more anyways. Maybe even more, if people (and Neopets!) enjoyed
them. If they didn't, well, one more it is. I'd love to hear from you and know
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