Darya looked at Dimitri and bit her lip to keep from smiling. Asher covered his mouth with his hand and collapsed onto one of the couches. Genevieve coughed and started to pack up her violin. Selene wasn't as smooth as the rest of them so it was her that broke the silence. She giggled, then tried to cover her mouth with her hand. Darya turned to look at her just as she burst into a fit of laughter. Selene doubled over, clutching her stomach, while the rest of them tried their hardest not to laugh themselves.
Dimitri went over and pulled Selene towards him, smiling to avoid laughing. "St-Stop," he begged. Selene shook her head and buried her face in his shirt. Dimitri looked at the others for help. Darya tugged on Selene's sleeve. "Come on, don't do this to us. You're going to get us all busted," she pleaded. Around fits of laughter Selene spoke, "S-Sorry guys!" Guiding her to the unoccupied couch they handed her a pillow, which she covered her face with. "At least her laughter is quiet," Genevieve pointed out, coming over and seating herself next to Selene. She patted her sister on the back and smirked. "She's actually kind of cute when she's like this."
That silenced Selene, who looked up at Genevieve in complete awe. "I... I'm what?" she stuttered.
"I said that you're actually kind of cute when you're laughing," Genevieve repeated. Selene looked over at her, silenced by her words of praise. Genevieve smiled. "You don't think I'm serious do you?" she asked. Selene let out a sigh of relief, as did Darya, Asher, and Dimitri. "Thank god," Dimitri muttered. "I thought you were serious. I was going to call 911 or something." Genevieve chuckled quietly and kicked out at Dimitri. "That's the Genevieve we all know," Dimitri replied, smiling.
Genevieve sighed and leaned back against the couch. "So what are we doing? Because I personally do not want to go upstairs," she asked. Selene shrugged, but didn't reply. "Let's crash down here," Darya offered.
"Sounds good to me," Asher seconded.
"It works," Dimitri finalized. "I'll grab some blankets from the cupboard while you guys put the furniture back."
In a couple minutes the living room was back in place. Darya was curled up at one end of the couch with Selene on the other, Dimitri was next to them on the floor with Asher next to him, and Genevieve was stretched out on the other couch. They had put another movie on for something to do, but no one was paying attention. Darya had talked Selene into letting her play with her hair, so Selene was sitting in front of her while Darya put little braids in her hair. Dimitri had his eyes closed, hands clasped over his chest, appearing to be asleep; Asher was in the kitchen pouring himself something to drink, and Genevieve was once again reading.
By the time the credits started play everyone was bored out of their minds. "What time is it?" Dimitri asked. Darya glanced at her watch. "About three in the morning," she replied. Asher laughed. "Whoa. Is anyone tired?" No one replied. "I'll take that as a no," he said, sitting up and stretching.
"Let's play a game," Darya offered.
"What kind of game?" Selene asked.
Darya shrugged. "I don't know. A talking game."
Genevieve rolled her eyes. "A talking game, wow. What kind of game is that?"
"Like truth or dare," Darya clarified.
"That sounds fun," Asher said. Selene nodded. "Then let's play," Dimitri said. They all repositioned themselves so that they faced each other. "Any boundaries?" Genevieve asked.
"No food dares, those are boring and annoying and Madam Luseer will find out one way or another," Darya said.
"Let's just do school and people dares," Asher suggested. "Since we'll be starting school soon."
Selene bit her lip. "Guys..." Darya wrapped an arm around her shoulders to comfort her. "It'll be fine Selene, I promise." Selene looked down at her hands. "I'll start," Genevieve announced. "Dimitri, truth or dare."
"Have you ever seen your sister naked?"
Dimitri paused. "Which one?"
Genevieve rolled her eyes. "Darya of course."
"Once I guess, since I'm the oldest."
Darya laughed. "Thanks, I really needed that."
"Alright... Asher. Truth or dare?" Dimitri asked.
"I dare you, on the first day of school, to ask the first girl you see out. No cheating."
Asher laughed. "You sure? That's your dare?"
Dimitri nodded. "Yep."
Asher smirked. "Alright then. Well... Selene, truth or dare."
Selene was quiet for a moment. "Truth."
"How many languages do you know?"
Selene was taken aback. "Well... I know-"
"That's not a fair question," Genevieve interrupted. "One, it's not possible to answer seeing as though she might not know an entire language, and two, it's too easy!"
"You're sticking up for her?" Asher asked.
"No, I'm just telling you to ask her something else," Genevieve stammered.
Asher smiled and leaned back on his elbows. "Fine. Selene, if you had to pick between Dimitri and I, who would you rather date if we weren't your brothers?"
Selene looked from Asher to Dimitri and back again. "No... No offense Dimitri, but Asher."
"Why?" Asher asked.
Selene clasped her hands in her lap and stared at them, letting her braided hair fall down to cover her face. "Because you make me happy and you don't make me feel alone. You have a presence. Dimitri you... you're nice and everything but you're too calm to make me feel any different."
No one spoke. "Um... Darya, truth or dare?" Selene asked.
"I dare you to go to school one day with your entire face painted bright pink."
Darya coughed and covered her mouth to conceal a laugh. "Alright then, well, make sure to have your camera ready."
Selene smiled. "I will do just that."
"Now, Genevieve!" Darya announced. "Truth or dare, the mighty question!"
Genevieve sighed. "Truth."
Darya leaned forward and stared at Genevieve through squinted eyes. "Why are you such a-" Before she could finish her sentence Dimitri smacked her on the arm. Darya looked down at him then back at Genevieve. "Fine then. Genevieve, what do you look for in a guy?"
"What kind of question is that?" Genevieve shot back.
"An intriguing one," Darya replied.
"No it's not!"
"Yes it is! Now answer it!"
Genevieve sighed and pushed her glasses up her nose. "Tall, dark haired, bright eyes. He has to be smart or I won't even consider going out with him."
Asher laughed. "Tall, dark, handsome, and smart. Isn't that our lovely Dimitri right here?" He patted Dimitri on the back and Genevieve glared at him. "Just playing, just playing," Asher assured.
Genevieve straightened her shoulders and sat back. "Asher, truth or dare."
That awarded him another glare from Genevieve's cold blue eyes. "I dare you to jump from our balcony." That got a round of groans.
"Come on Genevieve baby, you can do better than that," Asher pressured.
"I dare you to go drunk to school on the first day."
Asher cringed. "That's a little too good."
Genevieve crossed her arms. "God, you're so picky."
"I wouldn't have to be if you weren't so bad at this."
"Guys, guys!" Dimitri interrupted. "Enough! I'll go! Selene, truth or dare?"
Genevieve settled back into the couch as Asher looked away. Selene gave a small glare to the both of them, then looked at Dimitri. "Dare," she replied in a small voice.
Dimitri whistled through his teeth. "Alright then... Tomorrow I want you to go out and strike up a conversation with the first person our age that you see."
All the colour drained from Selene's face. "Wha-what?"
Dimitri smiled and Selene glanced around, hoping that someone would save her. Realizing that no one was going to help her, she bit her lip and stared at the ground. "Darya," she said whispered. "Truth or dare."
"I dare you... I dare you to come out with me tomorrow to Central Park and sing a song at the top of your lungs."
Darya laughed. "You guys are giving me easy ones! Come on, you can do better!"
Selene pouted slightly and curled up at her end of the couch. Darya rubbed her arm and smiled kindly. "Selene, it's fine, it's fine. I was just saying. No need to get upset."
Selene closed her eyes and buried her face in her pillow. Darya sighed and turned back to Genevieve, Dimitri, and Asher. "I guess that Selene's not playing anymore." She shrugged. "Dimitri, truth or dare?"
"I dare you to kiss Asher."
The room went silent as Dimitri looked at Asher, who blushed at the same time Dimitri did. A few seconds passes before Dimitri leaned over and pressed his lips to Asher's. For a brief second they stayed connected, then Dimitri pulled away and looked in the other direction.
"Genevieve," Dimitri said. "Truth or dare."
Genevieve paused for a moment before replying. "Dare."
"You can't be mean for the rest of the winter holidays. So that's about a week. You can't make sarcastic comments, you can't tease, nothing." He looked at her and smiled.
Genevieve stammered, trying to find something to shoot back at him. Dimitri's smile grew and he shook his head. Genevieve closed her mouth and lay back on the couch, pulling her blanket over her and turning away. "And then there were three," Asher voiced. Dimitri chuckled.
"You go," he told Asher.
Asher rubbed his hands together. "Darya, truth or dare."
"Would you ever go out with a girl?"
Darya was silent for a moment, and when she spoke her words were slow and thought through. "I... would. But it would have to strongly depend on the girl. Not just any... she has to be special."
"So no flings? One night stands?" Asher concluded.
Darya nodded. "I wouldn't even have one of those with a guy, but the chance of me doing it with a girl is even smaller."
Asher nodded and Darya looked over at Dimitri, who shrugged. "Truth or dare," Darya asked him.
"How about we stop the game for tonight," Dimitri replied. "We're all tired."
Asher yawned and lay back on the floor. "See you in the morning." With that he turned over and it was just Darya and Dimitri left. Darya slowly got down off the couch and sat next to Dimitri, who pulled her in for a hug. "I love you," he whispered. Darya rested her head on his shoulder. "I love you too," she replied. Dimitri moved so that he was leaning up against the couch. "Are you cold?" he asked. "You're shivering." Without waiting for an answer he pulled his blanket up and over the two of them. "Asher's weird sometimes," Darya pointed out. Dimitri chuckled.
"That he is, that he is," he replied. Darya sighed and moved closer to her twin. "This was a fun night. We should have more nights like this," she said. Dimitri nodded and tucked a piece of Darya's hair behind her ear. "It was fun, but I'm not sure how many we'll have. Treasure them little sister, treasure them." Darya laughed quietly. "I will, I will."
"Good night," Dimitri whispered. Darya smiled and replied, half asleep, "Good night."
AN: I cannot thank you enough for reading this story. It started out as my own creation but then I realized that it followed the 'Another Faust' storyline/idea too much, so I turned it into a fanfiction. This is all I have written and all I plan to write, so I hope that you like what you have read.
Thank you again.