Hey, guys. My name is Marshall, and I want to tell you about my evil twin brother. His name is Seth, and he is driving me crazy. Listen to what happened to me a couple of years ago. Just to make you understand, we are absolutely identical physically. At the same time, we are absolute opposites. I'm a nice guy; I study well and have lots of hobbies. Seth has always been a problematic guy. He likes to break rules and disobey. Unfortunately, we have always hated each other. I thought it would be nice to be close to my brother, but he's always detested me, and I never understood why.
嘿，各位。我是 Marshall，我今天想跟你們聊聊我邪惡的雙胞胎哥哥。他叫做 Seth，他真的快把我逼瘋了。聽聽看幾年前發生在我身上的事吧。前情提要一下，我們長得一模一樣。同時呢，我們卻是非常迥異的兩人。我是個好人；我讀書認真，而且有很多興趣。Seth 則老是惹麻煩。他喜歡破壞規則跟不遵守規範。遺憾地是，我們一直都很討厭對方。我以為跟哥哥要好是件好事，但他卻總是很厭惡我，而我總是不明白為什麼會這樣。
As seniors, we moved to a new district and entered a new school, where no one knew us. I started my hard studies at once as I wanted to enter the university. Seth, on the other hand, was all ecstatic as he found himself some new friends—all weirdoes and bullies—and hung out with them all day long doing nothing. We didn't bother each other; both were minding our own business. We even studied in different groups.
One day, something strange happened. One of our teachers caught me in the hallway and said, "Look, Marshall. I have discussed the matter with the headmaster, and as far as you're a good student, we will not call your parents, but I hope this will be the last time." I was quite surprised and asked what she was talking about. "You know perfectly well," she looked at me angrily and went away. I understood she mistook me for Seth and found him to clarify. He swore he had no idea what the problem was. I decided to ignore it.
But suddenly I noticed that teachers weren't really well-disposed towards me. They said, "You have good brains, but your behavior issue is..." I got nervous and pointed out several times that they clearly referred to my twin brother, Seth. But they thought I was telling lies until one day, a statement came to our home from school principal that Marshall was caught trying to set our school on fire, so our parents were asked to come for a talk.
但突然間，我發現老師們對我不太友善。他們說：「你頭腦很聰明，但你的行為...」我緊張了起來，並講了好幾次他們很明顯是在講我的哥哥，Seth。但他們認為我在說謊，直到有一天，我們家接獲校長通知，通知上說 Marshall 被抓到試圖要對學校放火，所以我們爸媽被叫去談話。
I was furious. I faced Seth and asked him what was going on. He first pretended to be oblivious. But I was about to beat him, so he had to tell the truth. Turned out that he was caught several times in semi-criminal activities and said his name was Marshall. "Why would you do a thing like that to me, you brother?" I asked. "I am fed up with you being the good twin that everyone loves and me being the black sheep of the family. I want you to get some problems as well." He left me speechless.
我氣炸了。我去找了 Seth，並問他發生什麼事了。他一開始假裝什麼都不知道。但我準備要揍他了，所以他必須說實話。原來他有好幾次做壞事被抓到時，都說他的名字是 Marshall。「你怎麼會對我做出那種事，老哥？」我問他。「我受夠都由你當雙胞胎裡面人見人愛的那個，而我卻只能當家裡的害群之馬。我要你也惹上一點麻煩。」他讓我語塞。
My parents went to the headmaster and explained the situation. They pledged for Seth. And the principal warned them that another episode and Seth would be expelled. I restored my good name, and Seth finally behaved himself. It all went well for a couple of weeks until the word spread that several boys got caught smoking in the bathroom. Among them, my brother Seth... And this was when I understood that he would get expelled. I didn't like him a lot but didn't want him to get into trouble, either, because he was my brother after all.
我的爸媽去找了校長，並解釋情形。他們為 Seth 求情。校長警告他們，只要再闖一次禍，Seth 就會被退學。我恢復了我的好名聲，而 Seth 終於也守了規矩。事情順利地過了幾星期，直到我聽說幾個男生在廁所抽煙被抓到。他們之中，我哥 Seth 也在裡面...我也是這時候才明白他真的會被退學。我不是很喜歡他，但也不希望他捲進麻煩裡，因為他畢竟還是我的哥哥。
So I went to school officials and said they got mistaken, and it was not Seth who was caught smoking but me. They understood I was lying, but no one could prove anything. After all the talks and threats, Seth was cleared, and I got a serious warning. But I was sure I did the right thing. I was also rewarded when Seth came to me, shook my hand, said, "Thank you, brother," and gave me a hug. He's calmed down a bit since then, and our relationship's also improved a great deal.
所以我去找校方，並說他們搞錯了，被抓到抽煙的並不是 Seth，而是我。他們知道我在說謊，但也沒人能證明什麼。在經過那些約談跟威脅後，Seth 洗白了，我則是被嚴正警告。但我確信我做了對的事情。我也得到 Seth 釋出的善意，他來找我、跟我握手，並說：「謝謝你，老弟。」並給我一個擁抱。那次之後他就變乖了一點，我們的關係也改善了不少。
So maybe if your brother or sister dislikes you a lot, maybe the reason is that they are not evil, but just trying to get more attention. If you also have mean brothers or sisters, share how you'd try to improve your relationship in the comments. Please also like my story, and share it with your friends. It would be very pleasant for me.