“Ally is quieter than Annie, wouldn’t you say? Annie’s got a touch more confidence. She’s a smidge taller, too. Other than that, they’re exactly the same.”
Ally and Annie’s mother glowered at her friend. “They’re completely different. It’s like comparing apples and oranges. They’re each totally unique.”
Her friend laughed. “They’re identical twins.”
“And they have some similarities, of course. But they’re each unique in their own ways. I don’t want my daughters’ identities to be dismissed as one and the same.”
“Fair enough. Sorry I spoke.”
Ally and Annie pulled their ears away from the wall of the next room.
“That bitch,” Annie said.
Ally nodded. “Yeah. Absolute bitch.”
“We’re identical twins. Of course we’re identical in every way. How could she say we’re not?”
Ally’s eyebrows twitched. “Yeah. How could she?”
“And I’m not taller than you. We’re exactly the same height. You just have a habit of slouching. Stand up straight, raise your shoulders.”
“I’m sick of that old cow always insisting we’re different. Being twins is our thing. It’s our novelty factor. It’s our… our…”
“Right, exactly. But we’ll put a stop to it. Won’t we?”
Ally mimicked her sister’s vicious smile and crossed her fingers behind her back .“We’ll put a stop to it…”