Lucy’s only friend was the girl she saw in the mirror. Lucy grew up in a very strict household, where she was not allowed to play with other children or leave the house.
She had been very sick when she was younger, and even though she was much better now, her mother wasn’t quite ready to loosen the apron strings, so to speak. Lucy didn’t mind, though.
She loved her friend in the mirror. She looked exactly like Lucy, and she even liked doing the same things Lucy liked to do.
Lucy would be sitting in her room, reading a book or playing with toys, and she would look up and catch the glance of the girl in the mirror.
They would wave at each other, sometimes mime a few things together, being silly and playing around, and then Lucy would go back to what she was doing and the mirror girl would do the same.
It was nice just having someone there with her.
One day, Lucy was sitting on her bed when she saw movement out of the corner of her eye. She looked up to see her mom enter her room.
Except it wasn’t her mom in her room – it was only in the mirror. Lucy realized this mirror mom must be her friend’s mom! She had never met another mirror person before.
And her mirror friend’s mom looked just like Lucy’s mom!
Excited, Lucy ran over to the mirror to introduce herself.
In a flash, the mirror mom reached out, grabbed Lucy’s wrist, and pulled her through the mirror.
Lucy was thrown to the ground of her mirror bedroom just as she saw her actual mother appear on the other side. Her mother started banging on the glass, yelling at the mirror.
“We had a deal!” she yelled, tears beginning to fall, “You were only supposed to take one! You can’t have both!”