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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14. Allegra: Plotting
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Meanwhile, at a hotel in Seattle...
“Hello?” answered Demetri.
I put my head against his chest and listened to him breathe. We were both rather winded... kissing was a lot of work.
Aro was the one on the phone. I could hear his every word with perfect clarity.
“Hello, Demetri!” exclaimed Aro.
Demetri frowned. “What is it you need, Aro?”
Aro laughed. “Can't I just call you to have a friendly chat?”
“Well, you never have before,” said Demetri.
“Oh... well, I guess now isn't the best time to start, then, because I do have something to ask of you. I know that you, Allegra, and Jane are probably have a lovely time, but I would like it if the three of you would come back to Italy in exactly two months. We have some things to discuss.”
Demetri sighed. “If it were at all possible, we would be there. It just isn't right now.”
“Oh,” said Aro, exaggerating his sadness much more than necessary. “That's too bad. Are you in any kind of trouble? Because if you are, we could have Felix and Alec out there. I just have to contact them, and I'd need to know where the three of you are, of course.”
“No, we're not in trouble. We're just not ready to leave,” explained Demetri. He left out that Felix and Alec were already with us.
“Well, I'm afraid this is a rather mandatory meeting,” said Aro, getting angrier by the word.
“We can't get there. Sorry,” said Demetri. He didn't sound sorry.
“You have to be here. If you are not, we will have to bring you here by force!” yelled Aro.
“Good luck with that,” said Demetri.
“We could have you terminated!” he exclaimed.
Demetri paused. “We will see if we can make it.” He snapped the phone shut and shoved it in his pocket.
It was quiet for a minute. I still had my head on his chest, and he wrapped his arms around me.
“Terminated?” I asked.
“Killed,” he replied.
“Why don't we just go? We could come back here afterwards,” I suggested. “It wouldn't be that big of a problem.”
“Yes, it would be a problem. Aro would, at some point, touch either you, Jane, Alec, Felix, or me, and then he would know what we have been up to. He would not be happy at all, especially if he found out that Alec and Felix were with us the whole time,” he explained.
“So... what are we going to do?” I asked.
“Well, they're going to kill us,” he answered. He seemed a lot less worried about it than he should have been.
I pushed him away. “We are going to be killed! That's not something to just shrug off, Demetri! He is going to kill us!”
Demetri shook his head. “We have the majority of the guard with us. Besides, I am their best tracker. How are they even going to find us?”
“Aro isn't stupid. I bet he could easily guess where we are. I mean, really, Demetri... How long would it take him to figure it out.”
Demetri growled. “God, I loathe that man! We aren't his collectibles, we're real, rational beings! I hate that I got mixed up with the Volturi!”
“Then why are we still with them?” I yelled.
He sat beside me on the counter and put his head in his hands. “You can't just leave, Allegra. If all of us left, they wouldn't hesitate before killing us. We'd be a huge threat to them.”
I clenched my teeth. “Then what are we going to do? I don't know about you, but I certainly am not ready to die yet.”
He was quiet. I knew he was going over every possible option in his head. “Name every single person in the clan we have here, including the ones in the Volturi,” he commanded.
“Well, theres... Bella, Jasper, Carlisle, Esme, Emmett, Rosalie, Axelle, Jack, Ansel, Jacob, and I'm sure we could get Edward and Alice down from Alaska. Then there's you, Jane, Alec, Felix, and me,” I replied.
“That's sixteen... that's enough,” he murmured.
“Enough for what?” I asked slowly.
He turned to me. “You hated living in Italy, didn't you?”
I shrugged. “There were a lot of rules... and I really hate Aro, Caius, and Marcus, to be honest.”
“And Heidi?” he urged.
“Yes, her too.”
“Is there anything or anyone you even remotely like there?”
I thought back to my life in Volterra. I remember being scolded repeatedly for things I didn't do. When I was six years old, Caius yelled at me until I cried because he thought I knocked over one of his precious statues. Aro was a controlling freak, and Marcus urged him on. The people there were very rude. Everyone thought they were better than everyone else.
I shook my head. “I hate everything.”
“Then why is it there?” he exclaimed.
I paused. “What are you planning?” I asked slowly.
“All of us in this family hate that place, Allegra. The Volturi has always picked on the Cullen family, and they hate Aro for it. How hard do you think it would be to convince the Cullens to fight against the Volturi?”
My mouth fell open. “Do you... do you think we could do it?” I breathed.
“Yes!” he shouted. He hopped of the counter and started pacing the room. “I mean, think about it! We have two whole months to train! And of course the clan here would agree to it! Think, Allegra! We can finally escape from the Volturi!”
I did start thinking about it... and the more I thought about it, the better it sounded. I would never have to be called back for some idiotic mission. I would never have to abide by the Volturi's rules again. I wouldn't have to be one of Aro's pretty little prizes.
I grinned. “We could do it...” I murmured.
“Yes!” he exclaimed. “We could do it!”
I laughed. “No more stupid rules!”
“I know! And that idiotic Aro will be history! We could live as we want to, and not have to worry about being part of any guard!”
“How are we going to tell the Cullens?” I asked.
He stopped his pacing. “Well... I don't know. I don't think it will be that hard.”
“I don't either. I think they'll actually be glad to hear it. How do you think Felix, Alec, and Jane will respond?”
He grinned. “Oh, I don't think they'll have a problem with it at all.”
- Ansel: The Bee's Knees
- Allegra: Fishing
- Ansel: Narcissus
- Allegra: Embarrassing
- Ansel: Sick
- Allegra: Cookies
- Ansel: Freeze
- Allegra: Good Hosts
- Ansel: Secret
- Allegra: Wrong Time
- Ansel: Bear
- Allegra: Get Away
- Ansel: Rip Your Pretty Little Face Off
- Allegra: Plotting
- Ansel: S' My Job
- Allegra: We Could Pay
- Ansel: Anso!
- Axelle: Best Friend
- Allegra: A Whole Forever
- Ansel: Camping
- Allegra: Too Easy
- Ansel: Don't Even Think
- Axelle: Auntie
- Ansel: Boring
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