: Born into the world from another mother's womb, one actually capable of growing a child, was Serena Rachelle Everett. They already had two children did the Everett's, however, Rena's older brother and sister were from her father's other marriage and Rena's mother wanted a child of her own.
Rarely was Daddy around, and even less were her older siblings. They were not there to play with her and so Serena had made lots of friends instead.
Imaginary friends. Was that where it all started?
Oh how Mother hated those trivial things. But being confined to the education of tutors and having only interactions with only caretakers and teachers could offer so much to the girl. And besides, her 'imaginary friends' were much more honest, fun and creative than anyone else she knew. Her brother and sister never wanted to play with her and always tossed her back into her room. But that was okay. She loved her brother and sister and did not want to tell on them and disappoint Mother. The friends in her room were so much more fun anyways. They knew things. They told her stories. They showed her things. And they were so fun! But no, Mother hated those trivial things and so she had to push them away. It was too bad. She had many friends. Especially Rini. Rini taught her to make paper dolls and that was so much fun.
Rarely was Mother around, and even less were her older siblings. They were not there to play with her and so Serena was sent to a school for the creative arts.
Dancing. Was that where it all started?
Oh how mother loved her dancing little doll. But being confined to the education of those who wanted her to use her physical traits alone( she could sing too, you know) and having only the interactions of pale skinned girls picking on her and teachers pushing her so very hard could offer so much to the girl. And without her 'imaginary friends' to keep her company, and the only other coloured girl there being mute, who could she tell that one of her teachers was doing bad things to her? Very bad things. This teacher wanted to teach her more than just regular dancing and always tossed into a room. But that was okay. She loved her teachers and did not want to tell on them and disappoint Mother. There were no friends in this room. For all the times it happened she was alone. Until the one day Rini came back. She knew she would. Rini was her best friend. But little did she know that Rini was bad. Very bad. No one believed her as she shrieked that it was Rini that did it, girly crimson stained hands struggling to be free, pretty, naturally full and beautiful lips still flowing hot, red life from the corners of her mouth, little white dress never to remove the bright red drenched into its soft yet constricting fabric.
Rarely was Mother and Daddy around, and even less were her older siblings. They were not there to play with a psychotic little broken child and so Serena was sent to a prison disguised as a hospital.
Room 81, Henderson Heights Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre. Was that where it all started?
Fuckin' hell... just shut the fuck up already, okay?
Know where it all started? Listen up and I'll tell you. It all started when they tried to get rid of Rini. Did they not know that I've always been a part of Rena's life? We are best friends. Forever. I've been there with my girl since birth. I was there when Mother kept Rena's 'brother' away from her. She was still too young to remember, but oh Rini remembers what happened.
I could do nothing to stop him. Fuckin' hell, all I could do was make things shatter to call Mother. I felt so powerless back then, rendered absolutely fucking worthless as I watched it happen. Over and over. GODDAMMIT!!!! But I kept the memories from staying with Rena. You know I love Rena. We're best friends; sisters from the day we both took that first breath from the stinking cess pool of the living, that shitty air made even more wretched by unkind festering humanity. The fuck is wrong with this world? Why does it have to hurt her like that?! And it continued with that fucker in the dance school. It's all I can take. Enough is enough. How could I let anyone hurt Rena? Mother had me banished, but Rena had called to me. I heard her and the call was irresistible. I came back for her. Powerless and worthless?
Fuck that. I came back with a vengeance.
With a dark serenity slipping over Rena did I come back with a bloody, wall-splattering vengeance.
And then the hospital. They were going to try to find out what was wrong with Rena. Again it was Mother that told her to do anything to stop me, to stop Rini from coming back. Rena loved Mother and sooon enough Rena found out that I would go away only if Rena kept hurting herself. And so it started with one small incision. One small bloody red 'x.' Soon enough hundreds more appeared and finally I got the hint. I was not wanted. No longer needed. I was not Rena's best friend. Forever.
Fine. Whenever she needed me, I would be there to watch my girl's back.
So yeah, she was a bit older when they finally released Rena and all was well for a time. Until that fucker touched her again. And again. There was not a third time. Because I heard her calling for me again. Rena did actually still love me; it was in her voice. She didn't say my name directly, but the code was hidden in a song. When Rena hurt the most, she would reach out with the soul in her singing. And finally I heard it. That 'just right' sound. That twang. That Rini twang. Oh the Others heard too, but Rena was mine and no Other would ever get close.
So no, there was not a third time because Rini happened. When Rena woke, she held a string of paper dolls in her hands. Four to be exact. I had brought my friends. We took good care of her 'brother. ' I'm not sorry and neither are my girls. No one hurts Rena. Ever. Not while Rini is around.
But then Mother happened. I got sent away again. And Mother made it so that I could not find my girl again. They sent her away somewhere far. But Mother doesn't know about Rini's girlfriends. They're still out there. And they're gonna' find Rena for me.
But hey... don't worry. I'm not mad.
I'm fucking pissed right the fuck off.
But I'm not gonna' hurt you Rena. No, I swear I still love you. But you have to love me back. Just have to, girl! And any of those Others that you seem to draw towards you from the other side better just back the fuck away. And if I find out anyone on the smelly side has tried to touch you again... well, the 'accident' that unfortunately befell your 'brother' will look like torn pages from a child's picture book compared to what we are gonna do to them. I don't care. I don't fuckin' care. You are mine and no one hurts you.
Paperdolls, Rena... You be good to yourself out there, okay?
Take care and I'll be seeing you soon. Love ya' girl. Rini loves ya. Forever.
Air Canada Flight 1433. Landing on time at 1722. Gate 69 Arrivals at Terminal 3 of San Fran International Airport. This is not where it all started for Serena Rachelle Everett. But this is where the ghosts new and old will find her. This is where it will begin.