Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Hi everyone! This is Summer. Ever since I found out that I have a twin sister, I've been e-mailing Marigold and talking to her on the phone. Today, we were chatting online and she suddenly asked me, "Would it be okay if I come to visit?"
I was a little bit surprised, because we'd already talked about meeting and it was something we both really wanted to do. It seemed odd that she was asking me again. "Of course," I replied. "Like I said."
She typed back, "No, I mean, can I come visit right away?"
This startled me, but I replied, "Yeah, I'd like that."
"Great, I'll see you soon!" she told me.
Then there was a pause. Um... I was excited to see her. But I need a bit more information than that!
"Are you coming with your parents?" I typed.
"Nope, just me," Marigold replied immediately.
That seemed... unusual. We're only twelve! I know kids our age fly alone all the time, but not usually halfway across the country to stay with people they've never met! Yeah, she's my twin, but her parents have never even talked to our guardians.
"Your parents are going to let you?" I asked doubtfully.
"Sure, they don't mind," Marigold replied, again really fast.
I don't mean to judge, but that seems kind of irresponsible of them. Marigold hasn't ever told me much detail about the parents who adopted her, but what little she did say seemed positive. Would they really not care?
"I think Inna and Maia will want to talk to them," I told her, trying to be diplomatic.
"Okay," Marigold typed. "I'll have them phone."
Maybe it's just me, but that doesn't seem like she was exactly rushing to get everyone talking. I didn't see any point pushing it, though, so I just asked, "When do you think you'll be coming?"
"I don't know. Soon. Oops, got to go! Love you, Summer!"
I barely had time to type back "I love you too" before she went offline.
Now, please don't get me wrong - I'm really, really excited to meet Marigold. Something about this visit seems really weird, though. I hope everything is going to be okay. I hope she really comes... but that nothing bad is going on, too!