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She loved him and she couldn‟t wait to get married. But her world came toppling down when her own twin sister took Allison‟s identity and married Pax, claiming that she is Allison. Pax didn‟t know what exactly happened to his wife. She no longer acted like her normal self, and he felt her love for her disappear day by day. When Pax took a vacation with his wife to her family‟s house, how will he act when he found out that he married the wrong one?
But not this time. But then Ely had to go on and ruined it. The twin sister who always had her back was long gone. They looked so identical together. Her sister had done many wrong things that caused Allison the things she treasured. It was their official first date together. for this wrong act cost Allison the man she loved most that anything else in the world. It wasn‟t his fault.Chapter One She shouldn‟t do this. But then the hatred was always followed by a stabbing pain because Allison would see the wedding ring Ely was wearing. She knew she shouldn‟t do this. Although they had gone on so many dates before. Allison knew Ely only did it for Pax‟s reputation as a son of the famous multi-billionaire Jenson Michaels and his money. It would lead to nothing more than pain in her heart. They were at the amusement park and he had his arms around her torso and his chin on top of her head. . The picture brought so many beautiful memories to Allison. How could her sister do that? Ely Grey was a sweet girl. It showed Pax and Allison on their first date. Replaced. to get what she wanted. He proposed to her and she said yes immediately. Allison Grey couldn‟t help the bitter taste that came to her mouth when her sister‟s name came to her mind. She had taken Allison‟s identity as Pax Michael‟s wife. he couldn‟t have known. Allison liked to think that particular date was their first. And Allison had always forgiven her. Then her eyes drifted on the next picture. But she did anyway and it brought waves of pain and anger to her heart. Pax Michaels was supposed to be Allison‟s. Nothing was different except for the way they acted and the scar Allison had at the base of her ring finger. But it still hurt to know that he married someone who he thought was her. Would Pax even notice? Because the money and the fame wouldn‟t matter for Allison as long as Pax loved her. Allison knew that Pax would never notice the difference between Allison and Ely. Her eyes landed on the picture once again. Allison felt hatred boiling for her sister every time her face came to the news. by a girl who would do anything. even if it meant hurting other people. This one showed her and Ely. the wedding ring that was supposed to be Allison‟s. She was such an attention hog. but she changed when they reached high school. But the scar could be covered by the ring and Ely was an incredible actress.
and he would have to get it for her. we‟re going to be late. and he was afraid that it‟ll disappear completely and leave him alone for good. It pained him. Pax ran a hand through his tired face and pressed the bridge of his nose. Pax felt his love for her disappeared day by day. It was the picture of them on their first date. Pax admitted that he was a player in high school. She wasn‟t as humble and she hardly kissed him. he liked the Allison when they were dating better. Just a few weeks and then it‟ll all be over. Ely. His wife‟s whining had hurt his ears to the point where he could just go deaf. He tried. he would have to go get the divorce papers and Allison Grey would no longer set foot in his life. She had changed so much. making him cringe. It made him sad that she was only acting and she wasn‟t the woman that he thought she was.“Ally. . But now it was like he knew two different Allison in his life. The one when they were dating and the one in their marriage life. At least she had to try to be strong for her mother. He didn‟t know why. Allison would want something. he just had to. She was the best thing that ever happened to him. Honestly. he really tried. She was so much better when they were still dating. and she‟ll be better off without him. A lot better. but it needed to be done. where he met Ally. She would hate to see her daughter cry. But after the vacation with Allison‟s mom and sister. “Pax. But she changed him for the better and he loved how she could change him. Sometimes. She wasn‟t caring and loving towards children anymore like she used to. It made Pax wanted to take back his proposal and just be her boyfriend until the day they died.” Allison wiped every trace of her crying and changed her pajamas to shorts and a tank top. They looked so happy. She was his wife and he had to be a husband she wanted. His eyes wandered around his bedroom until it reached the picture on the nightstand. Every day was the same. it made him feel like Allison‟s been acting the whole time they were dating and was showing her true nature now. Allison wasn‟t the one for him.” Her shrill voice called out. No other woman came and stuck to his mind like Allison Grey did. She acted so differently in their marriage life. Pax Michaels felt frustrated. time for dinner.
it was enough to make her day. they would think that there was nothing exciting about it. rambled on about her work and day and how the neighbor had a crazy new dog Allison should see. her father had insisted wife to learn English. are you okay?” her mother said softly in an Italian accent. Mark. “What is it. Cara. But ever since Mark died. Her mother rarely smiled ever since Allison‟s father. Her mother. Lucia. Before he died. Lucia had been studying hard to learn English. She only did that if she was nervous. a day where she could just relax without pain and heartbreak. Her mother was Italian. “I‟m fine mom.Dinner was amazing for Allison. Lucia spoke fluent English. So it meant a lot to Allison to see her mother so happy and excited.” Lucia said. Her mother‟s day sounded like heaven to Allison‟s ears. Allison heard her mother sigh and looked up to find her staring at Allison sadly. But to Allison. Yeah that sounded nice. But when she saw how happy her mother was now. using Italian for the last word. “Your sister is coming for a visit. “I have something to tell you. If someone else had heard Allison‟s mother talk about her day. But she had refused.” “Is it them?” Her mother always knew what was wrong with her. her mother‟s day couldn‟t be more exciting.” . even though she sometimes slipped into Italian. died and Ely stole Allison‟s identity as Pax‟s wife. Allison nodded as she stared at her plate of food. She taught Allison Italian instead. “Allison. She had gotten her last name from Allison‟s father when they got married. mom?” Lucia pursed her lips and took Allison‟s hand.
he would‟ve thought she . At the time. or a new dress. dummy. smiling. the neighbor was a married couple who had a son named Garret. Allison‟s friend had once told her. “Hey. She couldn‟t help it. Allison had laughed it off. It was as if there something wrong with her until the point where she wanted to destroy her own twin sister‟s life. The only time she got to relax was when she was asleep. If they were still dating. “I missed you.” For once in her life since it happened. They were in their senior year and the new neighbor had just moved in. Garret had once told Allison when they were ten that he wanted to work for a huge law firm as a lawyer. Speak of the devil.” “‟Sup.Chapter Two Her heart couldn‟t stop beating hard the last few days. The caller id showed „BFF‟. He looked over to the passenger seat and found her asleep. she‟d been scared. But that was exactly what happened to him. She always got what she wanted. had gotten furious and tried to sabotage Allison and Garret‟s friendship. Allison put the phone in her ear and said. Garret. Allison remembered when Ely didn‟t get what she wanted. The thought of Pax seeing her but not know it was her was enough to make her heart reel in pain. He wasn‟t sure that he‟ll stand her insistence chatter that had been going nonstop since they got in the car. Ely. Allison actually felt happy. Allison had befriended him and Ely wanted to be his friend too.” Garret said in a fake sad tone. She braced herself and went out to greet the guests. “Of course I‟m excited. and nervous all at the same time. He had saved their friendship. Pure evil.” Allison chuckled and took a moment to listen to her crazy best friend‟s voice that she missed so much. jolting Allison out of her thoughts. If Ely was here.” Allison giggled. Thank God she had fallen asleep. Ally!” Garret Wilfred‟s voice could be heard loud and clear. “Aren‟t supposed to be working?” Allison said. Ever since they were young Ely was always the one whining for a new toy. Ever since her mother told her the news. To this day. Alls. “Don‟t tell me you aren‟t excited that I‟m coming home. How could she deal with seeing Pax happy with a woman that wasn‟t her? Her twin sister was evil. anxious. The phone rang. But Garret didn‟t want to be friends with Ely. Allison would congratulate her because she did just that. Then the doorbell rang and her happiness went down the drain. “I‟ve been waiting ages to hang out with you. of course. Allison was grateful of Garret‟s smart brain.
Next to him. but now he didn‟t mind. But . The wind chimes swung back and forth thanks to the cool breeze. Her hair had gotten longer and she was wearing decent clothes. Pax looked at the twins again and found himself in awe on how similar they looked.” Allison said. “Make yourself at home. Maybe Allison Grey was sent to make him pay for what he had done? That thought made him shiver. Not this sweet looking and polite woman. She looked at the house and she crinkled her nose in disgust. there was one thing that would never be different about Ely Grey and that was the fact that she hated her twin so much. Maybe he deserved it? He had broken so many hearts in high school. “It‟s good to be back. earning a glare from Ely. She had on a smile and deep pain in her eyes. avoiding his eyes. He had known a different Allison Grey. *** When he knocked on the door. She wore a simple blouse and jeans. But was that part of the act too? He didn‟t know which was which anymore. It had a simple garden at the front and a wrap-around porch. It was more home-like than his since his father was always working and his mother left never to return. Allison awoke and yawned. “Come on in. They both had blue eyes and brown curly hair. “We‟re finally here. Pax didn‟t want hurt the most. Pax couldn‟t help but feel like he was home. velvet curtains. Finally. “Hey. The fact that he had fallen for a woman who had put up an act or the fact that she was acting the whole time they were dating. he was a bit surprised that Ely Grey answered the door. Well. It smelt like pine and it felt like home. his eyes found the Grey‟s house.” Pax wasn‟t surprised when he saw that the house hadn‟t changed much.” She said in a low voice. Ely looked at her twin with hatred. Pax could see it clearly in her eyes that Allison loved her house. Allison‟s was short and Ely‟s was long.was beautiful and cute with her mouth half opened and her eyelids fluttering once in a while. It was a plain house since Allison‟s family wasn‟t rich. But now his thoughts were completely different. It didn‟t scream „whore‟ and that shocked him since Ely Grey always wore clothes that were too revealing. This wasn‟t the woman he wanted to marry.” Allison said in an enthusiastic voice that sounded a little bit fake to Pax‟s ears. Since when was Ely Grey this polite? Pax remembered her as a rude and inappropriate girl.” Ely said. Even though she was faking it when they were dating. Pax thought Allison had long hair and Ely had short hair not the other way around. Pax used to think that it was ridiculous that anyone could ever hate Allison Grey. It still had the beige walls. and the creaky floorboards.
It was better to stay silent.Allison did tell him that she had cut her hair. But then he also wondered how on earth Ely grew her hair so long in a matter of two months. tell me everything over a cup of tea. he realized he was alone in the living room. Next to him. Just like she always does. There was a little voice in her mind that told her that she should tell him. looking pointedly at Ely. He didn‟t know why but he felt like he couldn‟t hear the rest of Ely‟s words. Allison didn‟t want to look into his eyes because then she‟ll spill everything out and her secret would be known.” Lucia said in a worried and sympathetic tone. who was probably cooking. and she might have a chance to win him back. “Ely had something very important to tell you. It was the only explanation. “Don‟t you want to—?” “Non posso. he caught a bit of Lucia and Ely‟s conversation. “What do you have to tell me?” he said.) Ely said in a sad voice and Pax almost felt heartbroken when he heard her pained voice.” Lucia Grey greeted him with a tint of disappointment in her voice. “You have to tell him. even though he didn‟t understand a word. .” Allison didn‟t dare to look into his eyes or his face for that matter. But Allison decided to ignore it. Pax stepped in the kitchen and plastered on a smile. And she really didn‟t want that to happen. “Come on dear. “Pax. He was still unbelievably handsome to her with his light brown hair and clear blue eyes. Eyes you couldn‟t possibly lie to. her sister would throw a tantrum and get her revenge. don‟t you Ely?” Ely looked flustered as she shook her head and dashed out of the kitchen without sparing a glance at them. Lucia sighed but smiled eventually. He decided to greet Lucia Grey. No matter how painful it would get and how unreasonable the reasons were. When he reached the kitchen.” (I can‟t mom. who had developed a sudden interest in her shoes. When Pax looked up. But the sound of it was enough to send daggers to his heart. She must be using hair extension. I haven‟t seen you in ages. mamma. It would make things so much easier. For in her heart she knew that even if she got another chance.
Chapter Three Allison managed to enter her room without seeing her sister. Outside. She wanted to stay in the dream where she and Pax were happy as a family. The house was her dream home with a large kitchen and a homey looking living room. but she had refused. They were all happy. Until he finally just gave up. He would know what to do at a time like this. He used to tell her a story every time she cried. like she used to do with her dad when she was a girl. Only God knows what will happen if she did. The glass door opened and a blue eyed boy and a green eyed girl stepped in. Smile. *** It was a beautiful dream this time. Their father always tried his best to show both Allison and Ely a good time. Then he stepped in. Allison admired her father. they looked like Pax and…her. He would know how to deal with it and everything would go back to normal. his clothes were dir ty. he was her hero. But he wasn‟t here. but the point was the same. All three of them were dirty. . and for once. Allison wanted to feel the coldness of the raindrops on her body. It sounded like there were three people. The smell pierced her nose and it smelled wonderful. fresh tears had blurred her vision and a painful longing for her father grew in her chest. She had to deal with it alone. And memories of him made her happy and sad at the same time. Without even realizing it. made her feel like a failure. indicating that it‟ll rain soon. Mark wanted to get Ely to come out too. The stories were always different. and that was when he was in his death bed. not cry. Allison could hear shrieks of laughter and screams of joy. a nightmare that she couldn‟t wake up from. once. the sky had already turned the shade of gray. But it was only a dream and Allison would have to face reality that felt more like a nightmare. Allison dreamed that she was cooking dinner. The summer was unbelievably hot. Allison could imagine his words. and Allison was alone. She hoped it would rain. but there was a smile on his face. but Ely would never budge. but Allison didn’t mind. Waking up from the dream. Allison knew that right there and then Ely didn‟t like her father much like Allison. Outside.
” Pax said in a miserable tone. and a grin on his face. Lucia felt angry at her daughter. “Gare. So why did he call you Ely?” “He thinks I‟m Ely. if you‟ll excuse me.” Pax looked surprised as his eyes widened as if he expected her to be angry for divorcing her daughter. How could Ely do such a thing to sabotage her own twin‟s happiness? “Yes. *** “Where‟s Allison?” Garret said. I‟m a friend. feeling the excitement bubble in her chest. emphasizing on the name Ely. “I‟m Garret Wilfred. she wasn‟t the one I was looking forward to spend the rest of my life with.” . “Who are you?” Pax asked.” Garret seemed to relax and loosen his death grip on her arm. I need to have a chat with Ely. Lucia knew that Allison didn‟t change. Lucia wondered how Pax would react if he ever found out how he‟d been married to the wrong woman for three months. it‟s me. talked. “From what I heard from you. You must be Pax. and looked at Garret.“So. but Garret heard it and rubbed his temples. “I can‟t believe I‟m here too —” “Ely. Garret smirked and held out his hand. “You‟re not angry at me?” Lucia shook her head.” Allison muttered under her breath. He mouthed: Ely? Then his eyes set on the man behind Allison and his eyes widened. His voice sounded cold. Lucia nodded and gave his hand a motherly squeeze.” Pax shook his hand. Garret stood at the other side of the door. Allison isn‟t Allison. there was never an Allison in Pax‟s married life. but it was up to Allison. “I can‟t tell him. Lucia wanted to tell the boy now. There was something off about how he stood. “I can‟t believe you‟re here!” Allison shrieked with joy. “Oh. “Now. wearing regular everyday clothing. Pax was in his „business mode‟. only Ely. Allison could see that he didn‟t like Garret much. She‟ll be happy to hear that nothing could stand between her and Pax again. Pax had sat down and told her how Allison had changed. who‟s at the door?” Garret frowned as he looked at her with a confused look on his face. Allison knew that right now. “Do what you must.” Lucia would have to tell Allison this.” Garret said. are you really going to divorce Allison?” Lucia said.
“But you have to. “You love him. she‟ll do something to me. The one where her scar was. “Let me see your hand. joining their conversation. Why didn‟t you tell me. Her face was sad. but a voice spoke first. His eyes darkened with anger. to you. “Why didn‟t you tell me? You have no idea how much pain I‟ve gone through thinking that you had changed.” “Pax—” “Do it!” Allison held out both of her hand and Pax took her right one. “You‟re Allison?” Pax stood at the bottom of the doorway. He eyed her suspiciously. maybe?” her voice quivered and she hated how defeated and hurt her voice sounded. Pax glared at them and then looked at Allison. Lucia and Garret took it as a sign that they should leave.” Lucia came. “Come with me.” “Why?” “I thought that if I told you.” . until his eyes finally found the scar at the base of her ring finger. why don‟t you tell him the truth. Allison?” She was about to answer the question. I‟m scared of her. Allison?” “Because of Ely. He checked her ring finger. Pax nodded and took her hand in his.
“It happened two days before the wedding. That‟s why he always felt like he was betraying somebody whenever he touched her. and the news said that you already got married. I guess. Pax held her hands. but the result was always the same. she said she needed help and I turned my back for one second to turn off the stove. How could he be so unbelievably stupid to think that Allison would ever change from who she is? “Is that why you‟re scared of her?” Allison nodded as tears started to blur her eyes. Pax. I was heartbroken. “I love you too. he finally kissed her like he always wanted to. Garret. His arms were wrapped around her torso and everything was peaceful. calmed his nerves.” Pax said as he tucked a loose strand of her hair behind her ear. said the name Allison to a girl that he thought was Ely. Ally. He missed her kisses and her touch. Of course the girl who was by his side wasn‟t the one for him. I tried to go to your house and explain but your stupid bodyguards kicked me out. Ally. . *** “How long have we been here?” Allison asked. “I‟m so sorry.Chapter Four Pax felt the pain that pierced his heart when he heard the man. It had a fountain at the center and grape vines curling around the wooden stakes. but I should‟ve. she knocked me out. “I was cooking for mom when Ely came in. I didn‟t know. But he didn‟t know what he was longing for. She wasn‟t Allison. he missed her. looking up to look into his eyes. When I woke up.” Pax felt the joy that came to his heart when she said that. and I blamed Ely. that it always reminded her of her home in Italy. “Tell me everything.” “I love you. Lucia had once told him. alright? I‟m here. I saw the TV. after so long. They were sitting down on the cool grass. she was Ely. I just gave up. Allison was leaning into him with her head on his shoulder. They finally stopped at the garden Lucia had created. I tried for two weeks. He always felt longing. Now he knew.” Finally. Allison. The girl in front of him was the one he loved. Don‟t be scared of her. He was longing for Allison. He should‟ve known that it wasn‟t Allison that was next to him for the last three months. The feel of her hand inside his now.” The whole time she was speaking. Pax drew her close and held her.” Allison started.
She wasn‟t her sister. “Why do hate me so much?” Allison asked. “My mom would be worried. He‟d h ave to give her credit for fooling him for the past three months. as long as Allison was there with him. there‟s no more need to pretend that you‟re Allison. Even my best friend ditched me to be friends with you. “And you are not my sister. But she did. “A little over dramatic don‟t you think. “You‟re tricking him again!” this time. she turned to face Pax. She was no longer the girl who used to sit under the tree having lunch with Allison. So now that you‟re together. “I know who you are. and they would always choose you over me. but an ear deafening shriek came from the gate of the garden. don‟t you Pax?” Pax held Allison‟s waist and pulled her closer to him. Ely scowled. “I don‟t really care. sister. he would dump you like he did with every girl. about two hours.” “She knows that you‟re with me. her eyes begging. “Because you always get everything!” “What?” Ely laughed a miserable laugh. and she could see that Ely didn‟t expect that. Ely?” Ely rolled her eyes and stood in front of them.” Ely‟s begging smile disappeared from her face. She didn‟t even know that the girl who became friends with her when she was fourteen used to be Ely‟s best friend. Allison didn‟t think that she would answer her. with her hands on her hips. “Ouch. Allison would always question her on how Ely hated her. “And then him.“I don‟t know.” Ely pressed a hand to her heart.” Pax said as he kissed her temple. She was the girl that would do anything to ensure that her twin sister would never be happy. “What the hell are you two doing?” Ely stood there. her face red from anger. Allison opened her mouth to say more words. too cruel. replaced by a smile that looked cruel. Do you know that I used to date him?” . “I never thought you as someone who would take some other woman‟s husband. you hurt me. He didn‟t care how long they‟ve been outside. You were everyone‟s favorite. mom‟s favorite. even for Ely.” Pax said. Only now did Pax realize what a wonderful actress she was. but she brushed it off every time. dad‟s favorite. and for a minute. “You believe me. with my sister!” Allison scowled. “I thought that when he dated you.” Ely continued. everybody loved you. “Don‟t play dumb. You always get everything. what are you going to do next?” Allison didn‟t know who the woman standing in front of her was now.” Allison stayed silent the whole time Ely yelled at her. “You‟re cheating on me. for sure. You were the teachers‟ favorite.” Allison laughed the laugh that he‟d been dying to hear.” “He is not yours!” Allison said through gritted teeth.
she‟ll be fine. Your friend always talks about you. “Ely. you have to know that. .For the first time in her life. “You did everything you could.” Allison nodded and found comfort in her husband‟s arms. They loved you too. Pax gave her an encouraging nod. He wrapped his arms around her. Ely never cried real tears before this.” She said as she turned to run away.” Ely shook her head and looked at her with a glare. She‟ll get through this. She needed to console her and comfort her. Dad‟s always trying to get you to come with us. everybody loved you too. Ally. Pax saw how disappointed Allison looked. as long as she had Pax. “There‟s nothing you say that can fix this. Allison saw Ely cry. Mom wanted the best for you.
daddy. “I don‟t want to mama!” For an eleven year old. but I needed to see my family. Tara was probably the first girlfriend he ever had and Allison liked her. Tara. They now lived in a house Pax bought in the Hamptons. After Allison finally enjoyed her life with Pax. but sometimes she hated his work because it always took his time together with his family. At the thought of family. it was Pax. although he had the looks and the fame of being Pax Michaels‟ son. Allison thought about her sister and mother. He had thin bags etched under his eyes. she gave birth to a son first. Lillian nodded excitedly and raced to the living room. “Lil. smiling softly. Then six years later. she could never figure out who was who. Lucia was happy living alone. Pax had been taking care of the company. what it the world are you doing?” Allison heard Zack‟s voice. Allison visited her once a week and the kids always loved visiting . but ever since he got himself a girlfriend. Sometimes. a large kitchen. Even after years. “Okay. named Zack. “I feel tired. But when she turned. I own the company. Pax grinned back.” He said. Allison was surprised that Zack didn‟t turn to be a player like his father. how „bout you go annoy your brother?” Allison suggested. but Allison could see how tired he was. She ached to comfort him. looking up to stare into his eyes. “I was. get over here and help me with your sister!” Allison yelled to Zack who was sitting in the living room couch with his girlfriend. Allison already considered her as family and was secretly planning Zack‟s wedding in her mind. but Allison loved her daughter. she still acted like a five year old. remember?” He was right. she still wouldn‟t be bored looking into his blue eyes.” Pax kissed the top of her head. “You look tired. “I‟m taller than you. Lillian stuck her tongue out. Once she was out of her line of sight. and a view overlooking the sea. Ever since Jensen Michaels retired. Lil. Lillian came. he‟d been helping less and less.” Lillian grinned happily. Zack was now in high school and Lillian was still in elementary.Epilogue “Lillian. “Zack Michaels. She was nice and helpful around the house. Allison came over and wrapped her arms around his waist. Zack used to help a lot. Tara reminded Allison of her mother. get off that table!” Allison ordered her eleven year old daughter. Lillian looked just like her father with her brown hair and blue eyes. “Besides.” Allison said. Allison was happy how successful he was becoming. it wasn‟t Zack. I don‟t really need to go to work.” “I thought you were working late. she got confused. If she only listened to their voices. It had four bedrooms.
“Ally. Whenever she got that faraway look on her face. Even though they still might have problems they have to deal with in the future. He knew that life would be this great when he married Allison. He loved that she could care for sister so much. Pax tucked a loose strand of Ally‟s hair behind her ear. . he wanted to enjoy what they had now and the feel of her in his arms. He was also glad that his love for her hadn‟t disappeared. She had her sister back and life couldn‟t be happier.their grandmother. she still forgave Ely and now they were still in contact. which he took as an invitation for a kiss. He kissed her lips and enjoyed the sweetness of them. even after of what she did. Pax knew that she was thinking about her mother and sister. Allison was also happy to hear that Ely had married a man too. you okay?” Ally nodded and smiled at him.
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