She planned on telling him from the moment she figured out what he was, but suddenly it’s very important that he thinks she is a good, normal girl.
“My twin.” It is not a very big lie. She did have a twin brother, but he was stillborn. He might even have been named Clarke, if he’d survived.
Shou’s brows draw together, but she speaks again before he can figure out what to ask.
“I found something when I was trying to escape. I don’t think I can go back for it without raising suspicion. Will you help me get it?”