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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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19. Allegra: A Whole Forever

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Meanwhile, at the big house...

I walked into the big house just as I heard Jack and Ansel cheer. I had justs gotten back from hunting. Demetri, Alec, Jane, and Felix were still looking for bears. I settled for a few mountain lions.

As soon as he saw me, Ansel swept me into a massive hug.

“We won, Allegra!” he exclaimed.

I laughed. “Won what?”

“A game!” he answered. He spun me around.

That was Ansel. Always so specific.

“Hey,” he said, putting me down. “Do you want to go see Athena with me? I haven't seen her for a few hours, and I don't really like being away from her.”

I frowned. “Do you really think that's a good idea?”

He paused. “Well, you just ate didn't you?”

I nodded.

“Then let's go!” he exclaimed. “I trust you, Allegra.”

It was only six when we left. Ansel looked at me suspiciously as soon as we turned onto the road.

“So how is Demetri treating you?” he asked. His voice was oddly cool. I didn't know what it was, but it seemed like he was actually irritated.

“He is treating me great,” I answered.

“If he does anything you don't like, you just let me know,” he said, gripping the wheel tighter.

I laughed. “You're so overprotective.” I'd only known him for a fraction of my life, but as soon as we saw each other, a bond formed. It was a bond that neither of us could break, no matter what happened. We both had to make sure the other one was okay constantly.

He shrugged. “It's my job.”

I smiled. I was glad.

When we pulled up to Athena's house, Ansel sighed happily. I could smell three humans, but I wasn't thirsty.

Jack waltzed up to the door and knocked three times. A girl who looked to be about three-years-old answered the door.

“Anso!” she gasped. “It's been a whole forever since you've been here!” She held out her arms, so Ansel picked her up.

“Hi, Natalia!” said Ansel. “Can we come in?”

“Yes,” said Natalia, nodding.

“Mr. Reynolds?” called Ansel, opening the door a little wider.

“Ansel!” he exclaimed from the kitchen. “I'm so glad you're here! Athena was asking for you. She's up in her room.”

“Thanks!” Ansel replied. He bounded up the stairs, and I followed. Natalia was giggling furiously by the time he swept into Athena's room. He dropped her on the bed next to Athena lightly.

“Ansel!” exclaimed Athena. She was lounging on her bed, watching TV.

“Hi, babe,” he said, stooping down to give her a quick kiss on the lips.

Natalia leaned over to me and whispered, “Eww.”

Athena looked at me curiously.

“Athena, this is my twin sister Allegra,” he said, gesturing to me.

“Hi, Allegra,” said Athena, smiling. “Are you a...” she looked at her sister and stopped herself before continuing her sentence.

I knew what she was getting at. Ansel had told her that there were vampires in his family. I nodded.

She took a deep breath. “Okay.”

“Allegra has been in Italy for... for a long time,” said Ansel. Natalia was playing with the edge of Athena's comforter.

“Hey, 'Lia?” said Athena.

“Hmm?” Natalia hummed.

“Why don't you go and ask dad if he wants to color with you?” suggested Athena.

Natalia's face lit up. “Yeah!” She hopped off of the bed and skipped as best as she could out of the room.

“Sit down, guys,” said Athena, smiling.

“So yeah, Allegra is from Italy,” said Ansel.

“How long did you live there?” asked Athena.

“Oh, about seventeen years,” I answered nonchalantly.

Athena's mouth fell open. “What happened?” she gasped.

Ansel looked at me. “I don't even know where to start!”

“I don't know!” I laughed.

“Well, there's this family in Italy. They're like the vampire police... and they're not good people,” started Ansel.

Most of them aren't good people,” I corrected.

“Wait, what ones are good?” asked Athena.

“Me, my... my boyfriend Demetri.” Boyfriend sounded life such a silly word for it. “Jane, the one who raised me, Alec, Jane's twin, and Felix, my big brother of sorts.”

“Wait, you're with the bad guys?” asked Athena.

I nodded. “But our leader, his name is Aro, is not a nice man at all. He collects the vampires that have powers he thinks are useful.”

“The Volturi has had it out for my family for years. When my mom was pregnant, they told her that she would have to come back after the pregnancy so they could make her into a vampire,” said Ansel.

“Why would they do that?” Athena was getting very absorbed in the story.

“She was a human. Humans are not supposed to know the secrets of our world. They are considered threats,” I answered.

“But... but I'm a human,” she stammered.

Ansel cupped her face in his hands. “You have nothing to worry about.”

She shook her head, but motioned for him to continue the story.

“When they called for her, only she and my dad were at home. They said that she had to be in Volterra as soon as possible... and you don't not listen to the Volturi,” explained Ansel. “They were forced to take Allegra and me to Italy with them.”

“My dad had to stay on the plane because Ansel got sick. My mom got off the plane first, and she was holding me,” I said. “We were intercepted by Demetri and Felix. They took me away from my mom, and then changed her. She, my dad, and Ansel were forced to leave after she was changed. There was nothing they could do without getting killed.”

“I didn't know she existed until just recently,” said Ansel. “But I can't help but protect her. She is my family, after all.”

“But why did you leave Italy?” asked Athena.

“Aro is insane,” I answered simply. “And after I realized just how horrid he was to my family, I knew I could never go back. We are going to go fight them in a few days, actually. They've been in charge for long enough.”

“Wait, you guys are going to go fight them? That does not sound very safe,” said Athena. Her heart rate started to rise.

“Athena, I'll only be gone a day. I promise, you will only be alone for a little bit,” assured Ansel.

“I'm not worried for myself, you dope. I'm worried for you! I don't want you off fighting some crazy tyrant! What if you don't come back?” Tears started forming in her eyes.

“I'll come back!” he exclaimed. “This is just something I have to do.

“Well, I'm going with you then,” said Athena.


“No,” she said, interrupting him. “If you are going away to go fight some crazy people, I am going to go with you. It'll make me feel better knowing that I'm close to you, just in case you get hurt,” she said.

He sighed. “I don't want you getting hurt by being there!”

Athena laughed. “Well, I'm afraid we're just going to have to take that chance, because I'm going with you.”

He frowned. “Fine, but if you get hurt, Athena...” he left his sentence hanging.

I grimaced. I knew the odds were strongly in our favor, and I knew that nobody was going to be killed, but people were probably going to be hurt, and that was something I wasn't looking forward to.