When I was talking to this weird guy who told me I was one of the few chosen ones to be a model, I was all cheerful and happy. I thought he's here to offer some goods to sell. I really need to replace the lightsticks. But As the guy was talking, a cold air hit me. Cold air but when it started to enter my body, It begins to feel warm and a very bright light in my vision. I don't know it's like something exploded inside my head. It is so bright, it's blinding my vision but it didn't take long. It all happened in just a second. But when it ended, I can see the guy still talking. But my memory. It feels loaded. I closed my eyes. I heard my name and someone was calling me so I open my eyes, still the guy in front of me.
"I..I'm sorry,what?" I asked. I'm confused. But I suddenly felt suspicious over him. I remembered Camila, gesturing over me the "Call me" thing a while ago outside our house. I also remember I have a twin. They are slowly coming in to me. It's like I'm having a reformat but the past files are still intact. I have a twin. Shit. Josefin. Where is she now? Our plan. What is going on with our plan? Is she safe? Oh my god. And why am I facing an eruo? How did he got here? I tried to observe the eruo, maybe I was mistaken. But this feeling. I know this feeling. There's nobody around us except me and him enclosed to my aunt's living room. There's no movement surrounding us. No slow motion. But still, I'm pretty sure he's an eruo. Did he tracked my trace and followed me here? So, does that mean our plan didn't work? I'm not shaded? Then I remember it is my birthday today. Oh damn, he traced me. But I'm not sure yet. I'm panicking. My brain is thinking fast I couldn't keep with her. There are so many what ifs and buts. I took a deep breath and get back my pieces.
"Something's wrong Ms. Choi?" the guy asked.
"N..not..nothing sir. Uhmmm from what company are you again?" I'm stuttering. I need to buy some time. I need to think how can I get Camila to go over here. Oh no. But Camila shouldn't find me or else our plan will all be ruined. But I need her this instant.
"I'm from Creative Agency. We are the creators of finest model in the country" he answered.
"Oh I see. So....." A knock. There's a knock. Please be it Camila. Please be it her. I stood up as soon as the eruo stands. He looked worried. OMG I hope it's her. But damn I don't want her to find me.
"Who..who is it?" I tried as much as I could to find my voice. I heard Camila answered and demanding to open the door.
Shoot, it's Camila.
I didn't move. I don't know if I should open the door and let Camila find me or just run away to the backyard and never mind the eruo if he kills me or not. I heard my aunt's footstep getting nearer at us. She asked me what's wrong, but the eruo runs to the door and make his out right past Camila. The bastard might've asses his situation that once Camila found him, he's one dead meat. I was quite surprised when Camila ran to me instead of chasing off the eruo. She quickly went to me and asked if I was okay. Oh, the feels when she got near me. I haven't felt her chakra for quite some time. It feels new but familiar all at the same time. It gives me goosebumps. I was still overwhelmed. I don't know what to do. Camila is here right now. In front of me. My twin and I worked so hard to get rid of her but now, I don't know. My head is pounding, feels like every vein are about to explode. I didn't notice my aunt asked me what had happened. I didn't answer until Camila whispered at me. Hey, snap out of it. And then it hit me. My aunt is not suppose to know about Camila. Of course. I'm so stupid not to know that until now. I have to think of an alibi what the heck is Camila doing over here and why the hell the weird man quickly ran away from the living room. I put my arms around Camila and answered my aunt,
"Oh auntie. Nothing. That was nothing, I was just... Uhmm the man got the wrong girl and my friend here Camila, just came by from the province to visit me! God how I missed you Camila!" and I take a step and hug her. Yuck. Good thing Camila got what I meant in a snap and went with the flow, "Oh yes! It's been awhile!"
As soon as my aunt was convinced that everything was okay, Camila asked me If I'm okay. I'm still shaking and overwhelmed. I don't know what to do next. "Yeah" I answered but my mind is like in a circus right now. Should I run away from Camila? Or pretend like nothing happened inside me at all and just continue what my twin and I have planned?. If I run away, it's a hundred and ten percent she'll find me. But hey, wait. How did she find me then? If she found me then there's a possibility that she can find my twin, Josefin. Oh god. Please no. What should I do?
"Phew. Good thing I didn't left. I followed him the moment I sense his chakra" Camila said. "I thought you figured it out already, how come you didn't call me?." Yeah right Camila, how the hell can I call you when me myself doesn't know if I'm gonna be safer with you. And yeah, I don't even know her number so a little common sense I wanted to throw on her face, "How can I call you? I don't know your number!" but now I decided that I have to pretend. I realized if she knows where my sister's at, then she should be with her now, right? So it's possible she haven't found her yet. Good. "And what do you mean you thought I figured it out? How am I supposed to know that he's evil?!" I pretended. I couldn't tell the color of her face when I let that out. She's in shock.
"You can't sense him?" Camila asked shaking her head. If she's in shock, my pretension might be working. Assa! Okay, I have to go on. Now, I have to look like I'm in panic mode, "Of course I can't. I'm not like you!" and she continued.
"You should've sensed him. You can do that!"
"I can't! I just remembered what you said about them that they might be around to kill me now that you've found me. I totally was stunned when I thought of that while talking to that man" I explained and almost blurt out.
"Oh god..." Camila sat down at the sofa and drank the coffee that was supposed to be for the man.
"I can't believe everything has changed. You're not supposed to be like this Joselin" Camila said. Yeah, I'm not supposed to be like this, I was supposed to be normal even just for one lifetime. I need to be normal. Josefin and I wants to be normal.
"What should I supposed to be then?" I asked.
"You really can't remember? Even sensing them?" Camila asked. Okay here goes nothing. I slowly shake my head hoping she's starting to believe everything I'm saying.
"This is bad" she concluded but I have to dig deeper.
"What's wrong?" I asked. Camila put her hands on her head showing frustration and fear.
"You shouldn't be this way Joselin. Your new life now, it's not supposed to be this way. I can't think of a way that made you like this." My stomach is in knots right now. I'm getting mad and annoyed to Camila. Why are you pulling us back to your world?! We were almost there, almost normal but just like before, you ruined it all! Everytime you get near us. something bad always happens. I took a deep breath and asked her what's wrong with me then. She answered, "A lot". Yeah a lot has changed Camila. I urged her to say all the things I was supposed to be just for the sake of the conversation and just because seriously this is driving me nuts. But the idea of finding me again in this lifetime still bothers me. How the hell did she find me? Of all places in the world, how did she do it? I need to know so I will know what to think next and so I can also warn Josefin.
"How are you so sure that I am the Joselin you are talking about? As what you've said, I'm not supposed to be this way. Maybe you got the wrong person." I challenged her and also I need to fish something out from her.
"If I'm wrong, then so are the eruos who almost got you today" Camila answered, "And besides I know your soul too well. I've been your overseer for about 100 years!" Ha! Got you there! You are our overseer since the nightmare of our birth day came. To be exact Josefin and I are a hundred and fifteen years old already. You are a hundred and twelve so we're older than you!
"100 years? You counted it?", "No actually, just an estimate" Oh my god Camila, work on your math. You're terrible! And so I go on interviewing her. I need to know. We need to know what are the flaws on our plan. Especially why after 26 years all this came back to my head. I know the usual Kalachakras will start to have their trace when they reach 26 years old, so if I have my trace with me now then the shade obviously only worked for me for 25 years. Damn that Shaman.
"Is Joselin my past life's name?" I asked. Well, of course not. My past life, I was from Canada and my name is Marie and my twin was Maira.
"No. That's your very first name. You're from Bolivia" Camila answered. Whatever Camila, that's not what I asked you!
"And you said I have a twin sister, right? What's her name again?" Here it goes. I really need this to ask. I have to keep my twin safe.
"So what do you think happened? Why we got separated in this lifetime?" Oh I sounded like an arrogant bitch but I can't help it. I need to know what she think had happened to us.
"I honestly don't know Joselin" Phew. So we're still safe. Now, I need to know if she knows where my sister is.
"Do you know where she is?" Camila shook her head as an answer. That's a relief! "How did you find me, then?" the million question of the day. "I don't know either. Korea is just a random country. I sensed chakras here and so I went" Camila answered.
"How long have you been here?" Everytime I ask her, my heart is about to get out from my chest. Damn.
"About a month. I was in Chile last month. I thought I'd find you there"
"What made you think I was there?"
"Look Joselin, I'm an overseer. I can sense all kind of chakras around me. But since I lost track of you, I went to all the chakras I sensed I thought were yours and your twin's." "I got lucky this time" she added.
"Maybe it was destined to be this way. Maybe there's a reason why you lost us". That's all I can say now. I have to end this or my nerves might accidentally reveal all our plans in accident.