A/N: So, I just posted chapter one, but I had chapter two already kind of in my head, so I went ahead and posted anyway…hopefully it's good, guys.
Some Hotel in San Francisco
Ellie was sitting in a hotel room, staring at the wall.
"Ellie, Kate keeps calling your phone," Will said, holding Ellie's cell out to her.
Ellie shook her head, "Let it go."
"Ellie, she's been calling ever since we got here, why won't you take the call so she stops calling?"
Ellie looked at Will, confused, "You've never cared about if Kate's calling before."
"The ringing's starting to annoy me, Ellie."
The phone started beeping again, and Will held it out to Ellie.
Ellie sighed and took the phone.
"Hey, Kate," she said into the phone.
"Why haven't you answered the other ninety nine times I've called you?"
"Kate, it isn't like that."
"Uh-huh, cause I believe that, Ell. Let me know when your done."
"Hang on a second."
"Just…trust me when I say that we're not doing anything like that."
"I already said I believe you, Ellie. I gotta go; talk to you later."
Before Ellie could reply, Kate hung up.
"What'd she want?" Will asked her, not even waiting until she had closed her phone.
"Why I haven't picked up the phone."
"I guess that hasn't changed since we got here?"
"You know what, Will? No, I'm not okay. I'm not okay! There, I said it; I got it out."
"Why did you tell me?"
"Tell you what?"
"About Chloe; why did you tell me Will?"
"I thought you should know. You deserve to know, Ellie, she's your sister."
"What if you got the wrong person? What if she isn't my sister, you just messed up on who it is?"
"You know how Nathaniel is with his research. He practically stalked your parents after you died; followed Chloe after she got taking out of the Ukraine by her adoptive parents, to San Francisco. He wanted to tell you as soon as we found you, but you were still coming to terms with yourself, so we agreed that it could wait."
"Then why tell me at all? I don't particularly know if I can believe that I have a sister from a past life, Will. Especially if she's alive."
"She was born not long after you died."
"Then how is she still sixteen? Shouldn't she be…" Ellie did the math in her head, "thirty four?"
"I don't know how it works, Ellie. If I did, I would tell you, but I don't know. But she's here, in San Francisco, alive, and probably in need of something besides the Mai." "The what?"
"The Mai; it's what her race is."
"Does that mean that I'm…Mai too?"
"I've already told you that you are something else entirely."
Ellie still didn't understand, but, as tired as she was, she fell asleep.
Chloe woke up in the morning feeling more tired than she'd felt when she went to sleep the night before.
To her it felt like the night before had been a dream. The training with Alek and Jasmine, that much she knew had happened; it was happening almost every night now. But the part after that… when she'd heard the girl on the other rooftop talking about her with that guy…about how they were sisters, that was the part that felt fake.
Nothing really felt real to her after that; not the run home, or calling out to her mom that she was home…not even talking to Alek in her bedroom. She always felt better after talking to Alek, everything made since afterwards…but last night felt so…so fake.
Chloe stared at her ceiling for a long time, trying to make sense of what she'd heard, of how Alek had told her it was a mistake, that she wasn't related to the redhead, but the only thing that would come to her mind was: I have a sister.
But that was crazy…right?
"Chloe," Chloe's mom knocked on her bedroom door, "You're going to be late, get out of bed."
"Mom, I don't feel so good today. I think I'm just going to stay home," Chloe called back.
"What's wrong with you?"
"I just… feel sick. Can I just stay home? Jasmine or Amy can bring my stuff home for me, I'll ask them."
"Is this like your birthday when you ditched school?"
"No, Mom, this isn't like that; I just don't feel good."
Chloe heard her mom sigh, "Okay, text Amy and Jasmine, see if one of them will bring your homework back."
Chloe waited until her mom was downstairs, then she got up and on her computer.
She'd been planning on looking up the girl from the rooftop, but as soon as she'd opened the internet, Alek started trying to talk to her.
Alek: Chloe, are you there?
Chloe: Yeah Alek?
Alek: Why aren't you outside?
Chloe: I'm not ready yet.
Alek: Are you ditching?
Chloe: I am if I want to.
Alek: Well, do you want to?
Chloe: Well, let's see: my boyfriend and his cousin torture me with no break-training every night, and last night I heard some girl talking to somebody about how I'm her long-lost sister. So yeah, I think it's safe to say that I'm in the mood to ditch.
Alek: I'll stay with you if you want.
Chloe: No, you should go to school Alek. Thanks for offering, though.
Alek: I won't go if you don't want me to, Chlo.
Chloe: If both of us stay home Amy will start to wonder.
Alek: Amy isn't at school.
Chloe: She isn't? Wonder why.
Alek: Chloe, don't change the subject. Do you want me to stay with you or not?
Chloe: It wouldn't hurt, I guess…I mean, I don't really want to be alone all day. If I'm alone all day, I'll start thinking about last night.
Alek: I'll be over soon.
Chloe: And Alek?
Chloe: Thank you.
And then, Chloe forgot why she had gotten on in the first place.
A/N: Okay, so this was kind of just a fill-in chapter, but it's gonna get better and this chapter will fit in with the next one, so thanks for reading guys! Review for me and let me know what you think please!