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Catch the Wind

Summary:
Axelle is seventeen, but her parents still haven't told her their secret. When a new kid shows up at school, Axelle can't help but find him interesting. When all the pieces of the puzzle fall into place, Axelle has some big choices to make. Part three to the Twist of Fate series!


Notes:
Like I have said many times before, I am totally addicted to this story. This story is entirely in Axelle's POV, for those of you that didn't know. I have this one planned out almost all the way... and let me tell ya, there are some HUGE twists :D But that's just how it works with me :)


12. You Don't Know Jack

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I took a deep breath and opened the front door. I pulled Jack in by the hand. The only person in the front room was my dad. He was reading a book on the couch. He heard us come in and turned around.

“Well, hello, Axelle,” he said. He got up and stood in front of me. He examined Jack's hand around mine. “I'm afraid I can't let your relationship go on.”

My heart sank. “That ruins what I came here to say,” muttered Jack. He was the same height as Jasper.

“Dad, that is so not fair! You don't even know Jack,” I said. I couldn't even see the humor in the phrase “you don't know Jack” at that point.

“I know what Jack is, and quite frankly, I think you should drop his hand right now. You never know when he's going to turn into a dog.” My dad was looking at Jack with something that could only be described as hate in his eyes.

Jack's hand quivered. “Calm down,” I whispered.

“He can't even control himself,” murmured Jasper.

My Uncle Edward walked into the room. It seemed like he had been visiting more often lately. “Would you like to talk to the boy alone?” he asked.

Jasper nodded.

“If you hurt him I will not ever speak to you again. I will leave Forks forever,” I warned.

He sighed. “I promise not to hurt him.”

Edward took my other hand, the hand Jack had not touched, and led me outside. My heart was thumping in my chest. Why did Jack want to see my family? He should have known it was a horrible, horrible idea.

Edward led me to the fringe of the forest, the very edge of their huge lawn. We sat on the ground. It was wet, but we didn't mind.

“Axelle, you need to watch yourself. I saw what you did with him at his house... You know better than that,” said Edward.

“Maybe you should leave my mind to me, eh?” I retorted.

“I would if I could. He isn't one of us, Axelle. He is our enemy, for God's sake,” said Edward.

I'm not one of you. I'm not one of him. It's like I'm the freak among freaks. It's not like I can undo this! He imprinted. We are meant to be,” I explained.

“I saw that,” he mused. He picked up some grass and played with it in his palm. “I know that pull. I know the feeling that you can't live without someone. It's happened to me twice... three times, just about. Only once have I imprinted, but I think it's different. I think I've loved three people in my lifetime.” Edward laughed. “It must be different. Both Alice and I have had our little slip-ups. I had Bella, and she got together with Eleazar once.” I knew Eleazar was someone from Denali. “She still thinks she's hiding it from me, but we all know that's impossible. She let it slip once while we were together. I don't hold her accountable. It's more like we're experimenting than cheating,” he explained.

My mouth hung open. “What?” I asked.

“I was just trying to explain that sometimes you don't have to cave in to your admirers. Sometimes there are better people to give yourself over to.” There was an emotion in his eyes that I didn't understand.

“But I want to be with Jack,” I said.

“Maybe you do now, but what about later?”

“I don't exactly have a line of people waiting to take me out,” I replied.

“As far as you know,” he muttered.

“Pft, who else would take me out?” I leaned back on my hands, taking advantage of the momentary cease in the rain. I was happy with Jack, werewolf or not. I would be with him forever. We were soul mates!

“He isn't like us, Axelle. We are vampires. Your family is a coven of vampires, and you are dating their sworn enemy. Last I checked, that wasn't a smart move. It certainly didn't work out for your mom,” he said.

“What happened there?” I asked. I was glad to change the subject away from Jack, for once.

“Well, after I got with Alice, your mom ended up getting with Jasper. Jacob didn't like that. He was so jealous, and your mom, being the kind creature that she is, tried to be friends with him. Even after she was a vampire, he still wanted her. He took advantage of that and tried to... get with her. It got to the point where he kidnapped you and your mom. Jasper was furious. He would have killed Jacob if Bella didn't save his life. Bella told Jacob to stay away from you forever. I'm assuming that Jacob's reentry into your life is not making Jasper very happy. The fact that you're dating his stepson... well, Jasper definitely isn't happy about that.”

“What about my mom?” I asked.

“Oh, I'm sure she's okay with it. She knows that werewolves can be trusted sometimes. She almost chose him, after all.”

“Jacob tried to kidnap me...” I whispered. It wasn't a question, just a statement.

“Yes. That's why Jasper is reacting like he is.”

“But... that's not Jack's fault. It's not his fault his step dad is a crazy kidnapper,” I said.

“To Jasper all werewolves are the same,” said Edward.

It was quiet then. Edward looked at me, the same unfathomable expression in his eyes.

“What is it?” I asked.

Before I could answer, he leaned towards me. I thought he was going to give me a hug, so I extend my arms to meet him.

At first it was a hug, but it changed rapidly. Edward took my face in one of his hands and looked me in the eyes. He moved his face to mine... pressed his lips to mine. My mind clouded. I was too confused to react. Why was Edward kissing me? I sat there and let him get it out of his system. It wasn't like I could pull away. He was superhuman, after all. It wasn't until I heard Jack's shout of fury that I realized it would look like I was cheating on Jack.. I was with Jack, not Edward, so maybe I was cheating... Not intentionally, though.

“What the hell?!” yelled Jack. He was sprinting towards us. I stood up quickly and brushed myself off. Edward stood up smoothly, acting as if nothing was wrong.

“Jack, please calm down! It was nothing, I promise!” I exclaimed. He was by my side in a second, furiously look between Edward and me.

“Yes, Jack, it was nothing,” said Edward. He kept himself composed.

Before I could say another word, Jack punched Edward square in the jaw.