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    The Rivalry

    作者 Author 插畫者 Illustrator
    Xinyan Fan Emily Fan (12)
    Singapore International School
    Singapore International School

    字數 Word Count: 0(中) 619(Eng)


    Annabel was walking down a dirt road that led to her house at her favorite time of day, nighttime.

    It had been a while since she had gone outside, due to all the paperwork she had to do at home. Her job was tedious, and she was planning to quit.


    She physically shook as she remembered her archenemy, Vix.

    She was the one who taught her how to use magic in the first place, but she was also the one who destroyed almost all happiness from her life.

    Her mother, her home, and many photos were lost, thanks to Vix.


    As Annabel finished her last thought, she realized that her stroll was over; she had reached home. Song, a stickperson who she lived with, was at the door to greet her.

    "What-"

    Before Song could finish, Annabel pushed him aside, rushed up to her room, and blasted all the papers.


    Song appeared shortly after.
    "Her?"

    Annabel sighed.

    "Obviously."

    Then her tone of voice changed.

    "Vix should have stayed a child stickperson!"

    Her voice was so sharp that Song stumbled back a few paces.

    Then he went pale.

    If someone said that, their power would be taken away. For eternity.


    "Annabel. She can hear you."

    Song's eyes were wide with urgency.

    "She could report you to the police."

    Annabel snorted.

    "Yeah, right. Like she's gonna tell and show everyone how cowardly she is. She'll try to duel me."

    Song narrowed his eyes.

    "You think?."

    Tomorrow wasn't going to be fun.


    POW. KABOOM. Annabel groggily raised her head from her pillow. She strained to recall yesterday's events.

    The banging sound had something to do with yesterday, but she just didn't know how.

    Then it dawned on her. The insult. Vix. The discussion. Annabel remembered all of it.


    She first crept over to Song's bedroom to ensure it wasn't a prank.

    Annabel creaked open his door.

    SNORE. *Burp*

    Song was lying facedown on his pillow.

    It wasn't a prank.

    As Annabel opened her front door, Vix was standing there hissing like a cat.


    To her surprise, Sule wasn't there. Why wasn't he there?

    "This is between you and me. THEY have nothing to do with this."
    Vix said coldly with her steely gaze fixed on Annabel's forehead.

    She reads minds?!

    Vix interrupted her thoughts. "Duel. Midnight."

    Annabel gave a curt nod. "Accepted."


    LATE, VIX!

    The clock had struck thirteen, and Vix hadn't come! Annabel shook her head; this happened constantly.

    Suddenly, a sharp cry split the air. A duel starter.

    Annabel inwardly slapped herself. The battleground was empty, yet she still managed to get surprised!


    After three rounds of dueling, the two slumped to the ground. They both had tried really hard to win.

    Suddenly, Annabel noticed a colored bush to the side. She signaled for Vix to follow her.

    As they neared the bush, it started jerking around violently.

    Out tumbled Sule and Song.


    "WHA-" Sule cut Vix short.

    "GO. AWAY." He then turned to Annabel.

    "You need to tell her. About what really happened."

    Annabel's eyes widened.

    "She shouldn't know!"

    Sule's expression darkened.

    "She has to! Your grudge with her should stop! NOW!"


    Vix overheard his last words and turned to face them. Sule backed off. Only Annabel was standing there. Vix unconsciously glanced at her forehead.

    She watched her younger self change her name, burn down everything, and walk away as if nothing had happened, all from Annabel's POV.


    "We're...sisters?!"

    Annabel nodded. Confusion formed in Vix's eyes. She smiled sympathetically.

    "I showed you the memories...for peace between us."

    Vix shook away the confusion.

    "And now there aren't any more secrets, right?"

    A glint appeared Annabel's eyes.

    "Maybe not."

    Vix-no.

    Alexa.

    Alexa really hoped there were no more.

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