Dialogue Prompt – Twin Makes No Sense

In this prompt by The Fake Redhead, something is not right. Depending on which character you believe, what isn’t right could be very different.

The relationship between the two characters is a little unclear, but it seems likely that they have known each other for a long time or they know each other well despite only knowing each other for a short time. It also seems likely that either the “twin” is lying or has had his memory manipulated.

There is a small possibility that the second character actually does have an identical twin brother, but if that is the case, why doesn’t the first person know this? Are they not as close as I assumed from the conversation? Did something happen to the twin a long time ago and so no one speaks of him for some reason and the second character just got so used to it he assumed everyone knew and just didn’t say anything?

What’s going on?

If one were to assume that the second character doesn’t actually have a twin, who is the so called twin? Is he pretending he has a twin for some reason that puts his safety or some sort of mission at stake? Is this person a clone someone made for some reason and he is now trying to bring his clone into society and putting him off as a twin so people don’t suspect what the real situation is? Or maybe there literally are two of him and the second one is going to go away in a few minutes or days, but for now he wants to play make believe.

There are a lot of different things that could be going on and it’s difficult to guess just which one idea to go with. The ones I mentioned are the first ones that came to my mind. One story came to mind, Pretty Little Liars. I don’t know a whole lot about the series, but I have seen some of the TV show and read up a little on the book series, so I know that there are twins in that series and from the sound of it everyone thought one twin was dead until it turned out it was the other twin. I think they also thought the twin who died was dead long before she actually died.

So that’s another situation that could be going on here. Maybe he did have a twin and everyone knew he had a twin, but something happened and his twin either died or was believed to have died. If his twin actually died, maybe he convinced himself it didn’t happen. Maybe someone is pretending to be his twin either with his knowledge and even at his request or without him knowing. Or as in some stories, maybe his twin actually returned from the dead.

What do you think happened? And is there a twin or is there not a twin?

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