06-30-2005, 12:31 PM
The girl behind the counter said loudly, "She's not Nilly. Trust me, I would know myself. That rumor was all humdrum started by some pathetic dorks." Her voice was metallic in a way, two voices at once, and she had walked over while talking. "I am Akaya. I wish to help you because Nala is my twin sister, who I was forbidden to talk to her for the first thirteen years of our lives because we were supposed to have been identical twins, but I ended up the darker half. Or two fourths, to be completely honest." She paused for a moment. "Did you know Nilly? Just wondering because you both look far too young to have known her 16 years ago.."
I stare at the girl in the mirror: T-shirt, torn up jeans, no beauty queen.
But the way that you see me, you get underneath me, and all my defenses just fall away, fall away.
I am beautiful with you, even in the darkest part of me. I am beautiful with you;
Make it feel the way it's supposed to be!
You're here with me: Just show me this and I'll believe I am beautiful with you!