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An Ocean Away

Twins Ansel and Allegra live very different lives. Ansel lives in Forks, eagerly anticipating the day he will become a werewolf. Allegra lives in Volterra, loving the life of a Volturi guard member. The problem is, they have no idea they're related. Part four in the Twist of Fate series.

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10. Allegra: Wrong Time

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Meanwhile, just a few miles away...

It was easy for me to hunt animals. I could just tell them to be calm, and then I'd shut off their pain receptors. They died calmly and painlessly, and it made me a whole lot less guilty than I was when I fed on humans.

After Ansel practically ran out of the house for his date, Demetri and I decided to go hunting. Jane didn't come because she was having way too much fun pulling pranks with Emmett and Axelle. When Axelle, Jane, and Emmett get together, they are the ultimate team of super pranksters. I was almost glad to be out of the house.

It was dark outside, and the ground was wet from that afternoon's rain. We were just about to catch something, when the cell phone in Demetri's pocket rang. It was something he never used, so it still shocked him when it went off.

We stopped running, and Demetri fished it out of his pocket. “Hello?” he answered.

“Alec and I are almost there. We'd like to try out this little game of yours.” It was Felix.

“It's not a game, and see you then,” said Demetri. He hung up the phone.

“Jane is going to be thrilled,” I said.

Demetri nodded, but he looked distracted.

“What is it?” I asked, taking his hand.

“Do you realize we've not had a second alone together the entire time we've been here? The only part I'm missing of Italy right now is the library,” he said.

It was true. Jane was almost constantly with us, and when she wasn't, another member of the family was. We didn't even have the chance to talk about our kiss back in Volterra...

“You're right,” I sighed.

“And we have some things to talk about, yes?” he said, squeezing my hand.

I nodded.

“Back in Italy... you did want to kiss me, didn't you?” he asked.

“Yes,” I said, looking at my feet.

He laughed. “You're so funny when you get shy.”

“You hush,” I murmured, smiling.

He cupped my face in his hands. “You are the only one I can talk to about the things that really matter to me. You know what Felix would do if I talked to him about the things I tell you.”

I giggled. “Probably hit you. He doesn't like... well, being intelligent.”

Demetri nodded. He still had my face in his hands. His eyes flashed to my lips.

“Or if I told him about this,” he breathed.

He gently pulled my face closer to his. A second later, however, his cell phone buzzed. He sighed angrily.

“I'm beginning to think this thing was a terrible invention,” he muttered.

Before he could say hello, Jane's voice blasted out of the speaker. “They're here!” she yelled. “Get over here already!” The line went dead a second later.

Demetri chuckled. “She was excited.”

“If we don't hurry, she'll probably hunt us down... and I don't want to be hunted by Jane, personally.” When Jane got excited, she was very prone to overreaction.

Demetri grinned. “I'll race you.”

I didn't even reply before running off. I had a very slim chance of winning. Demetri had challenged me to races before, and I had yet to win one.

I was almost to the house, and Demetri was close behind me, when I stopped dead in my tracks. There was a scent in the air...

My throat burned, and I had to fight to stay where I was. I hadn't been a vampire for all that long... and there was blood... close. I took a deep breath and smiled. It was decadent smelling, and I wanted nothing more than to find the person it belonged to. I hadn't eaten in a few days, and the smell was amazing.

Demetri grabbed my arms, but I knew he was struggling too. His hand was shaking slightly.

“Allegra, hold your breath,” he commanded. “We're going back.” His will-power was much greater than mine.

He pulled me backwards, away from the scent. I struggled. I couldn't help it. I wanted, needed, the blood so badly. Living on animals was nice, and I didn't feel any guilt... but the smell of human blood was too much for me to take.

It was only a minute, but it felt like an eternity before we got to the big house. Demetri practically dragged me into the house.

Emmett was the one who saw us first. He quickly wrapped his arms around me, but didn't say a word. I still couldn't stand it. I was maddened by the scent of the blood. I could still smell it. It was not as strong as it was in the forest, but it was still there.

“What the hell?” asked Felix. He and Alec were standing in the middle of the living room. Jane was holding Alec's hand. I hadn't even noticed them there.

“Can you not smell it?” said Demetri, almost yelling. “You forget, she is not as trained as we are at resisting, Felix.”

“Do not yell,” said Alec. “Remember, it's Felix you're talking to.”

“Allegra, please stop breathing,” sighed Demetri.

I did as he told, and instantly felt better. There was the memory of the scent, but I tried not to focus on it. I thought of other things, like how a large portion of the Volturi guard were trying out animals instead of people, and Aro didn't even know it. Or about how excited Jane would be now that Alec with us... or even how happy I was for Ansel. He seemed really excited about the date he was going on. I thought about anything that would make me forget the smell.

Emmett felt me relax, and removed his arms from around my waist.

Demetri pulled me towards him.

“Are you okay?” he whispered.

I nodded.

He kissed the tip of my nose. “You worried me,” he admitted.

Felix coughed. “Uhm... since when do you kiss Allegra?”

Emmett's mouth hung wide open, Jane was laughing hysterically, and Alec was looking at the two of us like we were crazy.

“Axy is going to flip when I tell her,” said Emmett, his look of shock slowly morphing into a grin. “Demetri, you might want to watch out... Jack will not hesitate to eat you.”

Axelle flew down the stairs, and Jack was right behind her. “Tell me what?” she asked. Nobody answered. “What? What? What?” she asked, bouncing up and down.

“Finally! God, you guys. When I walked in on you in the library, whew!” exclaimed Jane. “Hot!”

I cringed, and looked at my feet. I still wasn't breathing, just to be on the safe side.

Demetri laughed. “Wow... I don't even know what to say to you.”

The laughing fell silent when we heard tires screech outside. Demetri grabbed one of my arms, and Emmett grabbed the other.

“Wha-” was all I got out.

Ansel kicked the door open. His hair was messy, and his blue eyes were piercing. His pale face was flushed. “Carlisle! Quick!” he yelled. He was distraught.

And when I saw what was in his arms, I understood why. I knew I shouldn't breathe... but I did.

He was holding a girl, and I could only assume she was Athena. She was passed out, and her clothes were matted with blood. Her shirt was ripped, and her arm hung at a strange angle.

I strained against Demetri and Emmett's hold. The smell was so close... I hated Demetri and Emmett for keeping me from it. The burning in my throat flared, and I thought for sure I was going to burst into flames. They were struggling to keep me in their grasp, but I didn't care. I was thirsty, and there was nothing that would keep me from getting her.

“Allegra, stop,” said Demetri, pulling me backwards.

“No,” I hissed.

Ansel looked at me, and I thought I heard him growl.

Carlisle ran down the stairs, and all but pushed Ansel out the door.

When it closed, everyone shifted their gaze towards me. They all looked just as horrified as Ansel.

Jane was the only one who dared to break the silence. “At least she wasn't thinking of sugar cookies... Demetri and Emmett would be armless if that's what she was thinking of.”

Alec sighed. “You always know how to say the wrong thing at the wrong time.”