I let Theo fall. He coughed and held out his arms.
“Ezrai- we didn’t want you to know, but now that you do… I want you to know that it’s ok. I still love you. You’re still my sister.”
“I’m not anyone’s sister. I’m not anyone’s daughter. I’m… I’m an abomination. Theo, I see things. I can zoom in on things that are far away. I can feel every emotion that is running through you now. I can…I don’t even know what else I can do.” I exclaimed. Theo shook his head.
“Let’s go inside and talk ok. I still want to give you your birthday present.”
I sat on the pavement and put my head in my hands.
“No; you want to give me Ezrai’s present.” I told him. I closed my eyes. I don’t know how long I closed them for. But when I opened them, Theo was gone. The front door was shut. The sun was setting, sitting just above the horizon casting a pretty orange glow over the sky.
I stood up, stretching out my leg muscles. Everything seemed to come easy to me now that I knew I wasn’t exactly human.
No, that wasn’t true- I was human, I just wasn’t the same human.
That wasn’t true either. I was the same human, just…different.
I opened the front door. No one was to be seen and there was no noises coming from any of the rooms in the house. I followed the familiar path to my room- to Ezrai’s room.
On the purple and black bedspread was a medium sized spotty box. I took the lid off and peered inside. I gasped and covered my mouth with my hand. I lifted out the clay model of a turtle.
This clay was the same clay that Theo was moulding the same day that IT happened. The turtle, as Theo very well knew, was my favourite animal. The turtle writhed in my hands and I let out a tiny scream as I dropped it.
It fell to the floor and I jumped onto my bed as it scuttled underneath. I then laughed. I could bring inanimate objects to life.