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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21. Allegra: Too Easy
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Hours later, a few seats away...
The closer we got to Italy, the more excited I seemed to get. I couldn't sit still, and I could hardly think about anything other than what we were about to do. Demetri had his hand clasped around my own, and we spent the entire time talking about what the plan was. All of the vampires and werewolves in the cabin could hear us, aside from the sleeping Ansel, and everyone agreed.
Ansel would take Athena to a hotel and then come join us in battle. They'd need all of their forces, so they wouldn't do something foolish like sending a member out to get Athena. Demetri, my mom, Emmett, and I would force our way into the fortress. The rest of them would hold off and stay behind, following only as far as we needed them. There would still be quite a few guard members, but the four of us would be able to get around fine. As soon as we get into the deepest part, where Aro, Caius, and Marcus would be hiding, the four of us would kill them.
As the plane started to descend, I could hear Emmett quietly chanting, “Ass kicking, ass kicking, they're gonna get an ass kicking.”
Axelle giggled. “A bit cocky, are we?”
“No such thing,” he scoffed.
When we touched down, Demetri gave my hand a squeeze. “Are you ready?”
I nodded, a tight smile playing at my lips. I was very ready, but also a little nervous. I had to keep telling myself that we would win by a landslide. I knew it would be easy to beat them... the most talented members were on our side, but the thought still lingered at the edge of my mind.
Ansel finally jerked into consciousness when the plane touched down. “Michael Palin is Bicycle Repair Man!” he gasped.
Athena laughed so hard, it was amazing she could still breathe. “Have a nice dream?” she breathed when she finally had enough breath.
Ansel grinned. “I just had a dream that I was beating Emmett and my mom again. You know, the usual stuff,” he explained.
“Yeah, like usual,” snorted Emmett.
When we got off the plane, we told Ansel what he was going to do. He would be lucky to catch the very end of the fight at the most. It wouldn't take us long to defeat the Volturi, not with all of us.
We looked positively absurd as we left the airport. We rented six cars and then headed towards Volterra. I rode with Demetri and Felix. Felix wasn't very excited about having to sit in back, but he got over it quickly. He had a short attention span, to say the least.
“We are going to crush them,” laughed Felix. “It'll be so easy!”
I smiled. “You could just sit on them.”
He looked at me, instantly serious. “Is that a fat joke?”
I kept a straight face. “Well, you aren't the skinniest now, are you?”
He flexed. “But it's all muscle, baby!” he cheered. “Wanna touch?”
I rolled my eyes. “Do you know how many times I've touched your bicep, Felix? Probably more than I can count to.”
“Jealous?” asked Felix.
“Oh yeah, very jealous,” said Demetri sarcastically. “I would never want to be caught under those massive arms of yours.”
I giggled. I loved the way we got along. I was just sad that Jane and Alec weren't in the car with us. The five of us made the best team. We could laugh for hours talking about nothing in particular. It wasn't often that we got the chance to talk for hours, though. Aro always had us running several missions, so none of us were ever in Volterra at the same time. It was almost like Aro planned it that way. He never liked to see cliques form, and, for lack of a better term, we could be considered a clique. Family would be more accurate...
Demetri drove slower than usual, giving us time to take in the landscape. I had grown up in Italy, but after all that time, it seemed to lose its beauty. It was more routine than picturesque. But, driving through it for the first time in months, I realized that it really was a beautiful place.
When Alice pulled up behind us and started honking frantically, Demetri went faster. Alice was a very impatient driver, and always liked to go as quickly as she could.
The anticipation grew as we drove closer. I was itching to get out of the car and run the rest of the way. I was enthralled with the idea of being free. I had never given it much thought before Demetri pointed it out... I just thought that being ruled over was something everyone went through. The fantasies of being able to be my own person, and not having to report back to any kind of leader, it was intoxicating.
We parked the cars outside the high walls and then entered the city. They knew we were there, no doubt about it. Aro, Caius, and Marcus would be retreating to their inner rooms, hiding away. They wouldn't join the battle. They considered themselves much too important to be involved in any sort of fighting.
Fifteen supernatural beings, all incredibly powerful, would shock the very pants off of the Volturi. Their crippled numbers would give us a huge advantage, and I felt safe knowing that. There was no time for them to gather forces from anywhere else... we were going to win.
All fifteen of us strutted down the street, virtually stunning the few citizens of the city into frozen shock. I imagined it was pretty overwhelming. Fifteen... well, it was a lot. I was just thankful it was slightly cloudy. Fourteen sparkling vampires and two impossibly huge werewolves would be enough to cause them to faint right out of their shoes.
We got all the way past the clock tower before turning into the dark alley. We were met by two new recruits. I hardly remembered them at all, and I actually wasn't all that certain that they were there when I left.
“You guys better stop!” called one of them. It was a man, and he didn't look any older than I did. I could see he was struggling to control himself.
Carlisle stepped forward. “We will give you two a chance to join us,” he said calmly. He never liked killing things. “But if you do not, we will not hesitate to dispose of you. We came here to get something done, and you are not going to stop us.”
The two of them paused. Finally, the one that spoke before said, “You aren't going to pass without killing us.”
Jasper shot from the group like lightening. In a mere second, he had both of them killed. He talked about how he had experience with newborns, and from what I saw, I couldn't doubt him at all.
Demetri, Emmett, Axelle and I slipped past the bodies of the two former guards.
Emmett turned around, a silly grin on his face. “Bye, Rose! Love you!” he called. He blew her a kiss.
For the first time since I had been with the Cullens, Rosalie laughed.
Axelle just looked at Jack. She didn't have to say a word. He mouthed something at her and then she turned around.
Demetri took my hand, and together we kicked the grate off of the sewer entrance.
At the bottom, like we predicted, were another few members of the guard. We ran right past them, though. They barely had time to try and catch us before a member of our family was down the hole. The ones trying to beat us were, so far, impossibly easy.
The muffled sounds of battle echoed down the hallway, but I knew nobody in our clan was hurt. We outnumbered them so far, and I didn't think we'd have any challenges in the future, either.
When we finally pushed through the huge wooden doors that lead to the lobby, Gianna was there, accompanied by three others. I knew them... they were part of the group that always criticized our little group. They were the ones who poked fun at us for being different, and I loathed them for it. The four of us stopped
Gianna looked at Demetri and I. Her gaze lingered on our intertwined hands.
“Oh, how lovely. Freak love,” she spat.
My mom laughed sharply. “That's my child you're talking about,” she pointed out.
Gianna shifted her gaze to Axelle. “Freak mom, too?”
Emmett roared and charged at Gianna. Nobody made fun of Axelle and got away with it, especially in front of Emmett. In a moment, Gianna's head was multiple feet away from her body. Her two idiotic sidekicks tried to pry him off, but Axelle was there, ripping them to shreds. Demetri and I looked at each other, and then joined the brawl. Arms, legs, torsos, they were all in a pile on the floor in what seemed like too short of a time. Emmett pulled a match out of his pocket and flicked it onto the pile. There were so many ways out of the fortress, I was positive we would have no problems if there was a little fire in the lobby.
As soon as we were sure they were gone for good, we charged to where the elevators were. There were stairs there, also, which were what we took. It would be pointless and stupid to take anything else. I knew that there would be quite a few members waiting in front of the elevator... Aro thought his pets were empty shells of people, and that they didn't actually have functioning brains.
We shot from the stairwell and ran right into the group of four waiting for us at the elevator. In a few quick moves, we had all of them in pieces, just waiting to be burned. Emmett did it quickly. We didn't have time to waste.
“Which way?” asked Emmett quickly. The look in his eyes, of pure elation, it was almost crazy. He was so thrilled to do what he had been waiting so long to do. He was going to kill the family that had made his family's life a living hell.
Demetri dropped my hand and led the way. He was one of the people Aro trusted the most. He knew all the secret inner workings of the building. Some of us only knew how to get from the meeting room to the street.
I was just behind Axelle and Emmett. Axelle reached for his hand.
“I love you, Unc,” she said, kissing the top of his hand.
“Love you, Axy.” He grinned at her, and I could tell that both of them knew we were going to win.
Moments later, Demetri burst into one of the chambers that only Aro, Marcus, Caius, and their person guard were allowed to enter. It was furnished simply. A plain, hardwood table sat in the center, with three large, throne-like chairs behind it.
The three of them were standing at the edge of the room, each of their personal guards in front of them. Six against four... it would be cake.
“You've been in power for too long,” stated Demetri. “And we've come to remedy that situation.”
Before anyone could say another word, Emmett charged at Aro. Demetri told me that I was supposed to take care of Marcus' guard.
I crouched down and glared. His guard was tall, intimidating, but I didn't feel the least bit scared. Somewhere inside of me, I knew that I was going to beat him.
I lunged at him and landed just where I wanted to be. I was quick, powerful, and everywhere at once. I ripped at his flesh, making sure not to be even remotely sane. The Volturi had caused my family pain for too many years.
And, in a sick, demented way, it was extremely fulfilling. I was having fun. When Marcus' guard was down, I turned my sight on Marcus. It was hard to believe that he was considered powerful. I stalked forward, and was entirely ready to rip him to pieces.
That was before I heard Axelle scream with every single ounce of her being.
- 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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