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Catch the Wind

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!

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 :)

32. You Need Some Rest

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By the babies' two week birthday, Jack and I were exhausted. We had told our relatives that didn't need any sleep at all that we were going to take care of our children twenty-four hours a day, and we didn't need any help. We didn't want an easy way out. Being awake all the time would be handy, though. That way I wouldn't be dead tired all of the time.

At about nine that night, during one of Allegra and Ansel's short periods of actual sleep, Jack and I lounged on our bed. They slept a lot but woke up crying a lot, too. It was a rare event if they had two hours of sleep without waking up.

We had two bassinets right next to each other, and they were only about three feet away from the bed. We heard the babies breathing heavily, a sure sign they'd be asleep for at least a half hour.

“Jack, what are we going to do about the Volturi?” I whispered. I had my head on his chest, and his arm was wrapped around me. I hadn't thought about the Volturi in months. Even thinking about them made me nervous.

He sighed. “I have no idea, Axelle.”

“I think I may just have to become a vampire.” I frowned. That was the only solution I could think of that didn't involve any violence. If there was one thing I didn't want, it was for anyone in my family to be hurt. It'd be all my fault.

Jack growled quietly. “There is something else we can do. There has to be.”

“You are not going to go 'kick Volturi ass' with Emmett,” I warned. I knew it was something they had discussed before. When Jack was with Emmett everything was always about kicking something's ass.

“No... Axelle, there's something I've not told you,” he said.

My heart leaped into my throat. I already felt the tears collecting in my eyes. “I can't believe you. You said you would never talk to her again.” I was having trouble keeping my voice down. I didn't want to wake the babies up.

“No, Axelle! Aww, don't cry.” He tilted my head up and kissed me. “I didn't mean anything about Melinda. That's not even close. It's just that... Okay, so I imprinted on you, right?”

I nodded.

“Well, I was talking to Jake and he said that once you become someone's imprintee, you sort of... inherit, for lack of a better term, some different abilities,” said Jack.

“I don't understand,” I admitted.

“Well, apparently, if you are turned into a vampire you will not be hungry for blood. That gene would virtually evaporate once you are turned. It has something to do with my instinctual hate for 'bloodsuckers', according to Jacob,” he explained. “That somehow gets transferred to you. There was a big long explanation, but I can't quite remember it.”

“How would Jake know that?” I asked.

“For a very long time Jake was left alone. All the other werewolves had grown old and given up on their lives as wolves. There was no threat from vampires because the Cullens had moved away for awhile. He was lonely and bored, so he decided to read up on everything he could find about his heritage. That was one of the things he found out.” Jack shrugged.

“So... so it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if I were changed?” I asked. I looked at his face, just so I could know exactly what he was thinking.

He wrinkled his nose slightly. “Well, I like the way you smell right now. I don't know if I could stand having sex with a vampire, quite frankly,” he said bluntly. “It's hard enough being at the big house all the time.”

I frowned. “Oh, I see. Then we need another plan to evade the Volturi.” Sure, I didn't want any violence between the Volturi and my family, but after Jack said that he wouldn't have sex with me... that put a whole new spin on the story. We needed to do something else about the Volturi for a whole different reason.

“We have a few months before we have to worry, Axelle. Why don't we just wait and see what happens. The main guy said you could wait until your children were settled, and I think that gives us awhile. We do not have to think about this right now.” He squeezed me tighter, as if that would prove his point.

I sighed and closed my eyes. “Bella and Jasper want to take the babies tomorrow,” I muttered.

“For what?” he asked.

“They love those kids,” I giggled.

“I don't blame them. We make pretty babies,” chuckled Jack.

“I know it,” I murmured. We didn't say anything else. I must have drifted to sleep at some point, because the next thing I remembered was being awakened by two crying babies. I didn't mind getting up to feed them, change them, or just entertain them. They were so cute, I wouldn't mind if they threw up right on me... which they had done. A lot.

The following morning Jack and I got Ansel and Allegra all dressed and headed towards the big house. Emmett was still kind of bored of the babies. They didn't do anything besides eat and sleep, and Emmett just wasn't that entertained with them. I couldn't wait for them to start walking, talking, crawling even. I knew I was getting too eager, though. It'd be months before any of that would happen.

“Oh, the babies!” exclaimed Esme as she opened the front door. She pulled us into the house, and slipped the diaper bag off of my shoulder. She looked at both of the babies lovingly, gave each one a kiss on the forehead, and then bustled off to fix some food.

I was holding Ansel, and Jack was holding Allegra. It was snowing lightly, the first snow of the New Year. The twins had been born on December 27th, and they had only been out of the hospital a day before it was New Years Eve.

“Unc!” I called. “Come here!”

Emmett flew down the stairs and stopped right in front of us. “Hi, Allegra! Hi, Ansel!” he exclaimed. “How's being a baby?”

I rolled my eyes. “Mom and dad are going to be here soon. They're taking the babies for the day.”

Just as I finished my sentence, Bella and Jasper walked through the door. Both of them were smiling.

Before even saying hi, they grabbed Allegra and Ansel. “Say bye to mommy,” crooned Bella. She was holding Allegra. She strolled out the door as quickly as she could, talking to Allegra the whole time.

Jasper pulled me in with one arm and gave me a kiss on the forehead. “We'll be extra good, I promise.” He looked at my face closely. “And you need some rest.”

I smiled and stifled a yawn. “You have no idea.”

Jack and I said bye to Jasper and then turned our attention to Emmett. He was pacing the room.

“What is it?” I laughed.

“I can't decide what I want to do!” he exclaimed. “There's hardly every free time anymore!”

“Emmett, we never watched Mars Attacks!” I exclaimed. It had been almost a year since Emmett and I had attempted to watch it together, and I knew that he was really eager to finish it.

“Oh, yeah!” he shouted. “Let's go!” he ran back up the stairs.

Jack looked at me, an eyebrow raised.

“We've tried to watch this movie a million times, and I have yet to see the whole thing. I always fall asleep.”

By the time Jack and I got upstairs, Emmett had set up our whole viewing area. Jack and I got the couch, and Emmett sat on the floor. The lights were off, the the first scene started.

Jack pulled me into his side tightly. His warmth and the dull glow of the TV put me to sleep almost as soon as I situated myself on the couch.

“Dammit,” was the last thing I heard before I went to sleep. It was Emmett, and I had, once again, fallen asleep during Mars Attacks. It was just like old times.