Blind Beauty

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Chapter 3: Family Background
(by Marissa, added on 26 March 2014 04:25 AM)


"Hi." another voice said. "My name is Alice. You must be Sarah."

"Yes." I said. "How did you know my name? I haven't even been here that long."

"O I know." Alice said, "But your name's been going arround."

"Great." I muttered.

"What's wrong with that?" Alice said.

"I don't want to be rude," I said, "but have you not noticed I'm blind?"

"I've noticed." Alice replied. "But what does that have to do with your name beeing known?"

"People will see me as the "blind girl." I said, "Not verry pleasant."

It was silent for a few minutes before Beth said, "So. Tell us about your family Sarah."

"Well," I said, glad for a change of subject, "my mom is a nurse here. My dad is a policemen in town."

"Why haven't we seen you in school?" Alice said.

"Because I just got registered Friday. I start tomorrow."

I decided to change the subject again.

"So," I said, "what about you Alice? What's your family like?"

"My father, Carlisle, is a doctor here." Alice said. "My mother, Esme, and Carlisle adopted kids."

"How many?" I asked. I wondered why Alice called her parrents by their names, and not just mom and dad, but pushed it asside.

"Five." Alice said. Emmett, Rosalie, Jasper, myself, and Edward."

"Wow!" I said. "That's a lot of kids. And all teens?"

"Yes." Alice said. "All arround the same age."

"You said your dad was a doctor, right?" I said.

"Yes." Alice said. "Why?"

"I'll see if my mom knows him."

"It's a small town," Alice said, "I'm sure she does."

"Her name is Ann Wells." I said. "And my dad's name is John."

"Sarah." Alice said suddenly, not seeming to here my last comment. "Can I ask you something?"

"Depends." I said.

"How did you become blind?"

"I was born that way." I said. "I'm use to it, obviously, but sometimes I don't like it. Sometimes I want to know what things look like."

I sighed.

"Sarah." Beth said. "It's nine. I think your mom wants you home by nine thirty at the latest."

"Allright." I said, standing up from the table and taking Beth's elbow. "Lead the way."

We started to walk to the door. I turned back and looked in the direction of Alice and Edward. "See you in school tomorrow?"

"Definitely." Alice said.

As Beth and I walked out in to the rain, I thought I heard Edward say, "She's interesting Alice. I'll give you that."

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