The Story of Madeleine Berger

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The Bergers consist of two siblings - a boy, and a girl - the two of them have lived together ever since Winston was born. Five years after his birth their parents died, Madeleine knows how it happened but even after years of nagging she still hasn't told her brother. Winston only hardly remembers them, the older sister, even if only of two years remembers much more. Their parents didn't care for their children — Madeleine gave Winston his name when he was born.
After the death of their parents they lived in their childhood home until Madeleine was about 10, feasting on goods stolen from grovery stores and neighbors. By that time the house was so run down that it was raining through the roof.
The siblings had few friends among the other street children, sometimes lending them the comfort of their house; from them they heard about a supposed circus coming into town. Winston begged and begged his sister if they could ask to join the circus, it had been his dream ever since they saw a circus performance when their parents were still alive. Madeleine was hungry and knew the house woundn't host them much longer but still she wasn't happy about this. She wasn't hapy about this. Actually she simply rarely ever was. Quite the opposite of her brother who was a joyful boy, always grinning and smiling.
They were part of the circus family for a while, it provided food, education and shelter. Winston started performing as a magician when he got 15. Madeleine worked in ticket sales and popcorn making, performance wasn't her cup of tea_
Now Madeleine is working at the movie theater to save money so that one day she will be able to study history at the university. She hates her brother but he is also the person she loves most in the world, the two of them hold each other dearly.

No one understands Madeleine's powers (yet), not even she herself. She has had them since she can remember. Some ghosts and spirits follow her around all the time and some are so faint that they can't even talk. At times she grants them wishes (if they are nice to her).
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