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Man Who Is Certain Late Ex-wife Gave Birth to Only One Kid Meets Their Daughter’s Carbon Copy – a Short Story

Could you imagine meeting your carbon copy? Someone who looks just like you, is the same age as you and was even born in the same place you were? What would you do if you found out this person was actually your twin? This short story which was inspired by the readers at AmoMama, is all about a little girl who found her twin, and how her father came to realize that you can not change the past.

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Moving and Change

Paul had finally gotten that promotion so he and his 7 year old daughter, Becca, had to move from Texas to LA. This meant that Becca was to start at a new school, too. She was very nervous but her dad made her feel a lot better. On her first day he drove her to her new school and assured her that she would make new friends in no time!

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Paul kissed his daughter on the head and got her out of the car, handing her her school bag. He waved as she nervously walked up the stairs towards her new school. Becca was still worried that nobody would want to be her friend, she held back the tears and opened the doors. A teacher showed Becca to her new classroom.

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Meeting her Clone

As soon as she walked into the classroom everyone stopped and stared. A little boy yelled out “WOW LOOK EVERYONE ITS JESSIES CLONE!” and at that moment, Becca saw her carbon copy. Both her and the other girl, Jessie’s, mouths’ dropped open. The teacher was surprised too and asked someone to move desks so that Becca and Jessie could sit next to one another.

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Once everyone in the class had calmed down, the teacher asked Becca to introduce herself. She then let the kids know to keep quiet because the class was starting. Becca could not stop staring at Jessie but tried to pay attention to the teacher.

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Making Friends

It was lunchtime and of course, the two girls could not stop chatting, they tried to figure out why they looked so similar. Jessie told Becca that she lived with her mom only, but that she was not her real mom. She had been adopted. Becca told Jessie that she lived with her dad and that her mom had died, but they were her real parents.

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Becca and Jessie waited together after school for their parents, very excited to show them one another. They could not believe it. Becca was just glad she had made a friend, and they both loved the same things! How lucky!

When Becca and Jessie’s parents arrived, they could not believe it either. Shocked, they exchanged numbers and agreed that Jessie would come over to play on Friday after school.

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Puzzle Pieces

Finally, Friday arrived and school ended. The two girls skipped out of school and made their parent’s cars. Jessie’s mom, Sarah, was coming over too for coffee and to chat with Paul. They wanted to figure out how the girls could possibly look so alike.

At Becca’s house, the two girls ran off to play and Paul and Sarah started chatting. Paul learned that Sarah had adopted Jessie. Even odder was that Sarah had the same birthday as Becca. Not only that but both girls had been born at the same hospital in Texas. There was only one explanation. And that was that the girls shared a mother, Paul’s ex.

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Paul confessed that he had been completely absent during his ex’s pregnancy. She must have been pregnant with twins and not told him the truth. The only reason Paul had Becca now was because his ex had died in a car accident. But why would she only keep one baby?

To be extra sure, Paul and Sarah called the hospital. They confirmed that twins had been born on that day. They were so shocked they could not believe it.

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Sisters

The two parents decided not to wait, and to let the girls know right away. They called them in from the garden and sat them down. Paul told them that they were sisters, and tried as best he could to explain how and why. He had to be careful not to hurt Jessie as she was the one who was given away.

He explained to the girls that everything happens for a reason, he also explained forgiveness and understanding. Sarah hugged both of the girls and told them that they were so lucky to have one another again. They were meant to meet and they did.

The two girls were over-the-moon, they did not care too much for the how’s and why’s. They were SISTERS! TWIN SISTERS!

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A Lesson

For Paul, having to take responsibility for his actions could have gone the other way, but he chose to take responsibility for being absent when his ex was pregnant. He could not lay all the blame on her at all. And, he also chose to forgive her for not being honest with him, and understand why she gave Jessie up. He knew that he would never be that person again, and promised to be in both the girls’ lives forever.

Becca and Jessie had gained one another, and a whole new family too!

This story was inspired by an original piece of fiction that first appeared on AmoMama. Any similarities between this story and actual people is purely coincidental.

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Jade Small
Freelance Writer
Jade is a freelance writer and content creator from South Africa with over 7 years experience writing and creating. She's also a proud single mom to a super 13 year old boy.
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