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 :)
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The long plane ride gave me time to calm down. I didn't think about the Volturi, or about how they'd probably end up killing me. I thought about my beautiful babies, about my Jack, about my family. I didn't want to think about anything negative, so I simply didn't.
The babies would fall asleep every once in awhile, and it gave Jack and I a chance to talk. We talked about everything. About Mario Kart, about the house, about races, family, everything. The only thing we didn't talk about was the Volturi... we'd put off talking about them for as long as we could.
I was feeding Allegra when the pilot's voice echoed through the speakers. Jack was burping Ansel.
“We will be landing in about five minutes. Please fasten your seatbelt.” We were landing in a relatively small airport, so there wouldn't be any waiting time before we got off.
Just as we were told we could leave the plane, Ansel threw up on Jack.
He cringed. “I'll be out there in a second. You go ahead.”
I nodded. “Love you, guys.” Ansel smiled.
“Love you, too,” said Jack, grinning slightly. “Bye, bye, Allegra!”
Just as I walked out of the gate, I felt a hand on the small of my back.
“That was fast, Jack,” I said without turning around.
“Who is Jack?” replied the voice.
I spun around, and guiding me across the airport was the biggest man I had ever seen. He was even bigger than Emmett. His hair was cropped short. He grabbed my waist and steered me in a total different direction. Nobody in the airport even gave us a second glance.
He smirked. “Surprise!”
I clutched Allegra closer, but she was plucked out of my arms by another one. He had black hair that waved to just above his shoulders. Both he and the big man were absurdly handsome.
“I-I,” I stammered. I couldn't speak.
“Just come with us,” said the big one.
The man that took Allegra was looking at her curiously. She stared up at him, her blue eyes shining. She didn't cry, but she didn't look happy at all.
“Please, give her to me,” I pleaded.
“Well, Demetri, should we give her the baby?” asked the big one.
“Felix, don't be an ass,” replied the one named Demetri. He didn't hand her to me.
“Jack!” I called weakly. I hoped Jack heard, but I knew he probably didn't. He wasn't very quick when it came to cleaning the babies.
In response, Felix squeezed my hip. I cringed and tried not to cry. There would be a bruise there, no doubt about it.
“Ow,” I breathed.
“Best not try that again,” murmured Felix. Demetri shook his head.
My knees went weak and I almost fell. Felix supported all of my weight as we swept out the doors. There was a car waiting on the curb. Before they stepped out into the sun, the checked all around them. I knew what happened with vampires went into the sun, and I couldn't blame them. It'd be hard to explain to a passerby why their skin was so glittery... not that they would explain if it came down to it.
Felix pushed me into the back seat and Demetri followed. Felix hopped into the driver's seat and floored it out of the airport.
“Can I call my husband? Please?” I cried. I had to tell him not to follow us. If he did, he'd be killed. There was no way, no possible way I'd let him die. He had Ansel, so he'd have to stay away.
Demetri, who still held the confused Allegra, looked at me. He frowned.
“Felix, we could just take the phone if she said something dumb,” he said, still looking at me.
“The boss will not be happy if he finds out,” replied Felix. “And you don't want to have to deal with Jane, do you?”
Demetri cringed. “I don't, but honestly... what could she possibly say? We've got her, and there's no way her husband is going to get her. I think we're in the clear here, Felix.”
Felix sighed. “Just know that I don't approve of this little plan.”
Demetri nodded at me, and I dug my cell phone out of my pocket.
It rang once.
“Axelle, where are you?” answered Jack. He sounded furious.
“They have Allegra and me, Jack. Listen to me, though.”
“Axelle, I swear, if th-”
“Jack, shh. Do not follow us. Do you hear me?” My voice trembled. “Keep Ansel away from here. Even if you haven't heard from me in four, five days, stay away. Please, Jack. I'm begging you.”
He sighed. “I won't follow you. Axelle, I love you so much. Do you understand?” His voice was laced with absolute agony.
The lump in my throat wouldn't go away. “I love you, too.” I croaked. The tears that welled in my eyes spilled over.
“I'm going to miss you,” said Jack. I heard Ansel doing the silent laugh in the background, and I cried even harder.
“I'll miss you, too,” I sobbed.
“Bye,” he said hoarsely.
“Bye,” I breathed.
I dropped the phone into my lap and buried my head in my hands. A stupid vampire was holding my baby and wouldn't give her back, I wasn't going to see Jack or Ansel again, and I couldn't do anything about it. Feeling helpless was horrible.
Demetri cleared his throat about five minutes into the drive.
I looked up through teary eyes and glared at him.
“Here,” he said. His voice was deep, but I noticed a hit of pity. He held Allegra up.
I gasped happily, and took Allegra. Her hands immediately tangled in my hair. I hugged her tightly, and kissed her forehead. She did the silent laugh.
“Hi, baby! Hi!” I said, tickling her belly.
She smiled, showing all of her gums, and blew a spit bubble. I laughed despite the situation. I adjusted the bow that clung limply to her tufts of black hair.
When Demetri reached for her again, I turned away from him sharply, and held Allegra as tight as I could. I was not going to let him take her away from me again.
He shook his head, but didn't keep trying to take her. I would kick, hit, bite, anything before I would let him touch Allegra again.
The next hour was quiet. I knew I couldn't escape, so I spent every moment playing with Allegra. I would do anything to make her happy. I didn't want her to notice that the men we were with were not safe. I didn't want her to notice that I was an emotional wreck. I didn't want her to know that if she cried, I'd cry right along with her.
When the walls of Volterra came into view, I shuddered. Allegra looked worried for a second, so I smiled weakly at her. She wasn't going to cry. I was determined not to let her cry.
Just minutes later, Felix stopped the car.
“Everyone out!” he exclaimed cheerfully.
I didn't get out. It wasn't until Demetri came around the car and pulled me out that I actually moved. He reached for Allegra again.
“No!” I yelled. “Don't touch her.”
He clenched his jaw and rubbed his temples. “You aren't making this easy for me.” He was quiet, but I knew he was infuriated.
He grabbed me by the elbow and pulled me along. Felix was already strides ahead of us. The buildings around us cast shadows in the already dark night. I felt claustrophobia creep up on me. I needed out of the walled city if I was going to maintain my sanity.
“When we get there you will not talk, you will not run, you will not do anything unless Aro says, okay?” he said. I didn't respond.
The only sounds were the occasional outbursts from Allegra, and my own footsteps.
Demetri hauled me into the lobby, where the woman named Gianna was at the front desk. I remembered her from the last time I had the misfortune to be in Italy.
“Popular, aren't we?” she said, smirking. She glared at Allegra before going back to her computer. I wanted to hit her right across the face. Sure, she'd probably end up eating me, but nobody glares at babies, especially when the baby is mine.
Demetri chuckled when we were out of her sight. He pushed me into the open elevator.
“What are you laughing at?” I snarled. I was angry at everyone. More than angry.
“Gianna is jealous of everyone... but a baby?” He laughed again.
I looked at him, disgust apparent all over my face. My baby was about to be right in the middle of a clan of evil vampires, and all he could do was laugh? He ignored me though, and when the elevator doors opened, he pushed me again.
The cold stone hallway looked just as it had before. I hated the stupid place, and I never wanted to be there. Allegra shivered, and I pulled her in even closer. She buried her face into my neck, where I was sure she could feel my heartbeat speeding up by the second.
When Demetri led me into the same stone room I'd been in before, I could have sworn my heart stopped.
Aro and at least fifteen other people were standing in the room. Everyone fell silent when I entered. Allegra saw everyone, and her eyes filled with tears. She started crying almost instantly. My eyes grew hot, and I knew I was going to cry, too.
“Axelle, how lovely of you to join us!” exclaimed Aro. He stepped forward, and the group moved with him. “And you brought a baby!”
I felt sick. My head spun, and if it weren't for Demetri at my elbow, I would have fallen. He waited a minute, and then stood next to Aro
Aro talked a little louder, so he could be heard over Allegra's cries. “I'm not going to beat around the bush here. You are going to be changed into a vampire. You know our secrets, and you don't want to die, do you?”
“No,” I breathed. I closed my eyes.
The second I opened them, I regretted it. Demetri stepped towards me, and ripped Allegra from my arms.
“No!” I screamed. Her cries grew louder. “I love you, Allegra!”
The last thing I felt before I fainted was a sharp, excruciating pain at my wrist.
- Read You Loud and Clear
- Peaches and Cream
- Dance Crazy
- Mars Attacks
- It's Going to Work
- You Don't Know Jack
- Crazy Talk
- Happy Birthday
- Moving Too Fast
- I Have Some Friends
- Two Choices
- He's Not Evil
- No Frank Sinatra
- Big Jitters
- We Need To Talk
- Hush Up, You Clown
- Rainbow Colored Socks
- You Need Some Rest
- Let Go
- We Want Her
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