Niña Le Dice A Su Padre Que Tiene Una Gemela En El Colegio; El Padre Se Derrumba Cuando La Profesora Le Envía Una Foto

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Cara Conocida

No podía creer lo que le había dicho. ¿Podría haber algo de verdad en ello, o sólo estaba diciendo que una chica se parecía? Jaco sintió que la ansiedad le subía por el pecho mientras rebuscaba entre sus posesiones familiares.

Tenía que encontrarla para estar seguro. ¿De verdad le había mentido su mujer todos aquellos años? Por fin encontró el álbum de recortes que buscaba. Pero sólo guardaría penas para el padre.

Quitar El Polvo

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El álbum de recortes llevaba tanto tiempo guardado que se había llenado de polvo. Antes de nada, Jaco tuvo que limpiarlo. Después, empezó a mirar las fotos.

Fue entonces cuando vio en algunas de ellas a la niña a la que nunca había prestado demasiada atención. Fue entonces cuando empezó a cuestionarse los motivos de su mujer. Era realmente su sobrina la que aparecía en las fotos?

Una Niña Perdida

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Jaco se apretó el pecho y cayó de rodillas. Si sus sospechas eran ciertas, en su casa se había ocultado un oscuro secreto durante años.

Pero ahora la verdad había salido a la luz, y había una niña perdida. Casi se echa a llorar al comprender la gravedad de la situación. Sabía lo que tenía que hacer a continuación. Cogió el teléfono.

Una Llamada

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Jaco cogió el teléfono y llamó a la única persona que podía darle respuestas. Llamó a su hermano. Pero no se trataba de una llamada social; necesitaba hacer preguntas serias.

Pero una vez terminada la llamada, no vio muchas opciones. Una de las cosas que más le rondaba por la cabeza era algo que nunca pensó que haría antes de ese día: se planteó el divorcio.

Lágrimas

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Sólo quería la verdad antes de hacer algo demasiado grande. Le suplicó a su mujer que le dijera la verdad. Pero lo que ella hizo a continuación no hizo más que reforzar sus sospechas.

Cuando se enfrentó a la verdad, ella hizo algo que él no esperaba. Se echó a llorar y le dijo que la perdonara. Pero, ¿cómo iba a hacerlo después de que ella le hubiera hecho algo así?

Jaco May

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Jaco May era un padre cariñoso que no necesitaba mucho para ser feliz. Sólo necesitaba dos cosas para superar casi cualquier situación.

Su mujer y su hijo eran lo más importante del mundo para él, y nunca dejaría que les pasara nada. Pero un día, todo cambiaría.

Lily May

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Lily May era lo más querido para Jaco. La niña, que ahora tenía diez años, estaba entusiasmada con su nuevo colegio. Lily tuvo que cambiar de colegio porque en el anterior la acosaban.

Jaco encontró un colegio muy bonito y no dudó en matricularla. Sabía que haría amigos enseguida, pero no tenía ni idea de a quién conocería allí.

Una Niña Nueva

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Lily era una niña nueva en un colegio nuevo y no conocía a mucha gente ni muchos sitios. Pero una niña decidió ayudarla.

Se sintió atraída por ella por razones que Jaco aún no comprendía. Pero cuando Lily le contara la verdad, todo su mundo se vendría abajo, y él sabría a quién culpar.

Becky

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No pasó mucho tiempo antes de que Lily empezara a mencionar a su nueva amiga del colegio. Se llamaba Becky y cada día estaban más unidas.

Jaco supuso que se debía a que las dos chicas compartían muchos intereses naturales. Pero no tenía ni idea de lo estrechas que serían las similitudes cuando descubriera lo que realmente estaba pasando. 

Enseñándole La Casa

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Por la forma en que Lily hablaba de Becky, parecía que le estaba enseñando la escuela. Jaco se alegró de que hubiera alguien tan amable como para acoger a su hija bajo su protección.

Podía dar miedo no conocer a nadie ni nada del nuevo colegio, pero a Lily le estaba yendo bien. Por desgracia, las cosas no durarían.

Evolución Interesante

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Después de unas semanas en el colegio, Lily seguía hablando de su nueva mejor amiga. Era algo extraordinario. Nunca antes había estado tan obsesionada con alguien.

Pero había razones que desconocía. Su hija estaba a punto de mencionar de pasada algo que a él le parecería mucho más importante que a ella.

Igual Que Ella

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Una noche, durante la cena, Lily le dijo a su padre algo que él jamás habría esperado. “Papá, Becky es igual que yo en todos los sentidos”.

Él supuso que ella sólo quería decir que tenían muchos intereses similares, pero se equivocaba. Ella estaba a punto de mencionar un pequeño detalle que lo cambiaría todo.

Hasta En El Aspecto

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“¡Incluso nos parecemos!” añadió despreocupadamente mientras cenaba. “¿Qué? ¿Quieres decir que lleváis el mismo tipo de ropa?”. preguntó él, interesado por la vida de su hija.

“No, no es eso. Me refería a que hasta en el aspecto, ella y yo somos iguales. Es un poco raro lo mucho que nos parecemos”. Dijo ella con una risita.

Una Toma De Conciencia

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Fue entonces cuando Jaco empezó a darse cuenta de lo que su hija decía en realidad. Quería ver a esa chica por sí mismo, pero eso no sería muy lejos.

Su hija no tenía teléfono desde que era tan pequeña, así que no tenía fotos de la niña. Jaco tendría que esperar a verla orgánicamente. Pero no estaría preparado para lo que viera.

Invitarla A Casa

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Durante la conversación, Lily le preguntó a su padre si podía invitar a jugar a su nueva mejor amiga. Él no se lo pensó mucho al principio, pero aquello cambiaría su vida para siempre,

Aceptó encantado sin consultarlo con su mujer, Lisa. Él no pensó que sería gran cosa, pero ella tenía un secreto que intentaba ocultar.

La Fatídica Cita

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A la semana siguiente, Becky vino a jugar con Lily. La recogió del colegio junto con Lily, y el parecido era asombroso.

La niña era idéntica a Lily, sus ojos, su pelo, incluso su personalidad. Era como si hubiera un calco de su hija. Pero, ¿cómo podía ser así? De ninguna manera era una coincidencia.

Sospechas

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Jaco sabía que aquello no podía ser una coincidencia, sobre todo cuando un coche familiar la recogió al volver a casa. Había visto ese coche antes, pero ¿dónde?

Necesitaba averiguar la verdad, pero tendría que indagar cuidadosamente antes de hacer acusaciones. Pero su entrometimiento sólo acabaría en un desengaño amoroso.

Un Recuerdo Desvelado

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Al devanarse los sesos pensando en la niña que le resultaba familiar, desbloqueó un recuerdo en el que no había pensado en ocho años. Recordaba haber visto a la niña antes.

Corrió a su salón. Recordó que en los cajones de abajo estaban las respuestas que buscaba. Empezó a rebuscar en él, pero ¿qué buscaba?

Por Fin La Encuentó

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Rebuscaba en el cajón, empujando viejas y polvorientas fotografías con la esperanza de encontrarlo. Hacía siglos que no miraba en el cajón.

Por fin encuentra lo que buscaba. Estaba dañado por el agua y cubierto de polvo. Lo limpió con un cepillo y separó las páginas pegajosas. Tenía que encontrar la foto que buscaba. Era una prueba.

La Foto

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Por fin, tras revisar las viejas fotos de hacía casi una década, encontró lo que buscaba. Era la foto que había olvidado durante tanto tiempo.

Examinó a la niña y casi se derrumbó. Era exactamente lo que buscaba, aunque eso significara que las cosas no iban bien en su matrimonio.

No Coming Back

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Jaco had never expected something like this to happen to him. How often had he read or watched such cases on the news, lamenting to his wife how bad people could be?

He never stopped to think that the same thing he kept pointing out in those news pieces would be the thing to end his marriage. There was no coming back from this. 

Thinking It Through

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Jaco sat next to the drawer for what felt like hours. His mind walked his past, going through every memory he had of his family. 

He needed to know where he’d messed up, where he’d failed to see the signs that would have told him what was happening. But what he’d uncover here would only bring more pain. 

The Past 

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Jaco remembered how difficult it had been for him and his wife to conceive. Like many newlyweds, he and Lily’s mom, Lisa, wanted nothing more than a big, beautiful family. 

The initial plan had been to have three kids, one boy, and two girls. The parents had hoped to have twins first, followed by a little girl a few years later. But it seems like the world had other plans for them. 

A Biological Barrier 

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First, the hopeful young couple had spent years trying to get pregnant. But it soon became apparent that something else was baring them from their dream – something of the biological kind. 

As expected, Jaco and his wife visited a doctor, who, after extensive tests, presented a humbling truth that would leave the couple devastated. 

The Issue 

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The news was simple enough to digest. Jaco had a problem with his reproductive system, sufficient to hamper his ability to sire a child. 

The news came as a blow, taking away his confidence and will to live. He couldn’t even look at his wife in the eyes. He’d failed as a man and husband the way he saw it. 

Take Heart

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But his wife, Lisa, assured him that that wasn’t the case. She was thankful and proud of him for taking the needed tests to ascertain why they were having difficulty conceiving. 

She also told him to take heart. She wasn’t going to leave him because of this. In fact, she predicted that they would have a child by the end of that year. 

She’s Serious 

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At the time, Jaco thought his wife was only trying to make him feel better about the situation. But the more she continued talking about having kids, the more he realized she wasn’t jesting. 

He wondered if she was referring to adoption, which she refused when he asked her. “We’re going to have one biologically,” she smiled, ever so hopeful. Jaco thought she’d lost her mind when out of the blue, it happened. 

It Happens 

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Eight months had passed since Jaco’s diagnosis when Lisa started complaining of nausea in the morning. She’d speed to the bathroom to throw up at the crack of dawn, insisting she was pregnant. 

Jaco got her a pregnancy test, although he was sure she had the flu. You can imagine his bewilderment when he discovered Lisa was pregnant. It didn’t make sense, so a curious and equally worried Jaco visited an expert. 

The Same Doctor 

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The expert was the same doctor who had broken the bad news to him eight months prior. Jaco had been visiting him on occasion to talk about his health.

The doctor also pushed him to continue trying for a kid, saying Jaco’s case wasn’t completely hopeless. Although his chance of conceiving a child was low, it wasn’t zero. So what did he say about Lisa’s miracle pregnancy?

They’re Hiding Something 

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Well, he didn’t look shocked at all. If anything, he kept sharing awkward looks with Lisa as if they had been meeting in secret. 

When Jaco mentioned this, he pretended to have met her at a shopping mall. “She helped me with my daughter, who needed to shop for sanitary pads,” he said sheepishly. But Jaco could tell he was hiding something. 

Moving Foward 

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However, Jaco didn’t fixate on this. He could see how happy Lisa was with the pregnancy and decided to put his suspicions aside. 

He would love and take care of her until the baby was born. Afterward, he’d take a paternity test to ensure the child was his. But none of these measures would save him from the truth ten years later.

Meeting Lily

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 Jaco and Lisa lived life for nine months, nursing the pregnancy until Lisa’s water broke. Jaco stayed with her in the delivery room, immediately falling in love with Lily the moment she was born. 

His love deepened when he took the paternity test and learned he was her dad. To him, Lily was a miracle, a one-in-a-million chance for him to be a dad. But he had no idea something else was happening below his nose.

A Happy Family 

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Jaco, Lisa, and Lily grew into a happy family. Of course, Jaco had taken more tests to make sure Lily was his. The tests weren’t because he didn’t believe Lisa’s loyalty but because he still couldn’t believe his luck. 

Lily grew up with features that reminded him of his own mom. She truly was his, and he couldn’t shower her with enough love. But ten years later, she’d be the one to lead him to the truth. 

What Is He Missing?

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Sitting next to the drawer, with the photo album on his lap, Jaco wondered what he was missing. Who was this little girl, and how had he missed her before?

The resemblance between her and Lily was so mind-breaking that Jaco started wondering if Lisa had twins and gave one up. But that couldn’t be. He’d seen every sonogram and had been there when Lily was born. So what was happening?   

Questioning Everything

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What Jaco had discovered in that picture made him question his entire married life. Becky, as young as she was, had him thinking he’d been living a lie. 

Yes, he’d taken tests to ensure Lily was his. She even had his eyes and nose. But what if he was wrong? What if the test results had been tampered with? What if Lisa and that doctor had planned everything from the start? 

Contacting Lily’s Teacher

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Jaco needed to be certain, so he got the number of Lily’s teacher and called her. He asked her about the similarities between the girls and even asked for a photo.

She sent him a class photo that was taken a few weeks ago so he could compare it to the original he had in his possession, but he was biting off more than he could chew.

Comparing The Photos

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In both photos, the two girls were sitting next to each other. In the one from eight years ago, they were sitting on the floor as two-year-olds. But the new one was different and the same.

Even though they were eight years older and in a classroom, he could tell they were the same girls. That also meant that he finally recognized who the girl was, but it would lead to his world ending.

World Crashing Down

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Jaco couldn’t believe what was happening. The girl in the photo confirmed his suspicions about his wife. But this also meant that there was someone else who had hurt him so badly.

He couldn’t believe a family member could have done this to him. He knew he had to make a phone call to confront them once and for all.

Calling The Only Person He Could

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Jaco didn’t want to confront his wife immediately. He knew it would only make things worse. He had to make sure that things were this bad before confronting her.

He called the only person he knew he could depend on for the truth. He called his own brother, who also happened to be a lawyer. He needed answers desperately.

Divorce Advice

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Jaco asked his brother, Mark, for some advice about divorce. He told him it was all theoretical, but Mark immediately seemed concerned. But this was all part of his plan.

Jaco knew exactly what he was doing by baiting his brother into showing concern about divorce. That’s when he started explaining what he had found out about his daughter and his wife. 

Must Have Cheated

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Jaco explained that his wife must have cheated on him if there was a girl that looked identical to his daughter. Mark tried reassuring him that his wife was loyal, but of course, he would say that.

He knew more than he was letting on, and he was going to let his brother have it once he revealed what he had learned.

He Knew The Girl

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From the photos, he had learned that the girl in Lily’s class was the same girl from the scrapbook. She had been in Jaco’s home, that was because Jaco now knew who she was.

Becky was Mark’s daughter. He hadn’t seen her in years and had no idea that she had grown up looking just like his daughter. That only meant one thing.

Accusations

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That’s when Jaco let Mark have it. He accused his brother of sleeping with his wife, but that’s when he thought about it logically. Was she never pregnant twice? Or was it that she was a twin, and Jaco never got to see his second child?

That’s when Mark’s voice grew shaky over the phone. He started explaining everything. He told him the secret his wife had kept for ten years.

Struggling To Get Pregnant

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Mark explained over the phone how his own wife had struggled to conceive for years. He never bothered Jaco with it because he didn’t want to worry him. But they did go to desperate means.

That’s when he told Jaco that he had gone to his wife, Lisa, for help. He was desperate and knew one way to make sure they could have a child.

In Vitro Fertilization

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The couple opted for In Vitro Fertilization. That meant they needed an egg to fertilize before using it. That’s why they went to Lisa. She and the doctor from her visits with Jaco agreed in secret, knowing Jaco might overreact.

That meant that Becky looked a lot like Lily because of her mother’s genes. She had no genes belonging to Jaco, and he had no right to be angry. His wife was loyal, after all, and she had even helped his brother.

In order to protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events, places, or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.