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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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22. Ansel: Don't Even Think

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Meanwhile, a few miles away...

“And you promise that you're going to come right back afterwards?” asked Athena. We were minutes away from the hotel she was going to stay at while I went to the battle. I had to hurry, though, because I knew it had probably already started, and I didn't want to miss any of the action.

I laughed. “I promise. What else would I do?”

She bit her lip. “I don't know. Go party because you won?”

I took her hand and gave it a kiss. “I'll be back as soon after the battle as I can be. There will not be any partying, I swear.”

The hotel was small, and there were only a few cars in the parking lot. It did look rater swanky, though, which wasn't really surprising. My family never really cared how much things cost. Being loose with money was just one of the things that came with have unlimited amounts of it.

I parked and grabbed Athena's bag out of the trunk. We walked swiftly into the hotel. I wanted to get her checked in quick. I knew that battle had already started, and I wanted to be there. Something seemed a little... off about the hotel, but I ignored it. We stood at the front desk, waiting for someone to help us, but nobody came.

And then, as I looked out the sliding glass doors to the parking lot, I saw someone outside... someone who wasn't human.

I dropped Athena's bags. “Stay here,” I commanded.

She opened her mouth to protest, but when she saw the look I gave her she snapped her mouth shut and nodded.

I rushed out the door. The vampire turned towards me and smiled wickedly.

“Hello, Ansel,” she said seductively. She was beautiful, even by vampire standards. Her eyes were the oddest shade of purple... like my Grandma Bella's eyes. Bella never absorbed the blood from her human life, which meant her eyes were always red. She wore blue contacts over them, just so she could fool any humans that she ran into.

“What are you doing here?” I asked fiercely.

“Well, Ansel, I'm just dreadfully hungry, and your mate smells simply delectable. I've tested my strength, killing all the humans in that building.” She pointed at the hotel. “And I think I'm ready to crack.”

“You killed all of the people in there?” I asked incredulously. My hands began to shake.

She smiled apologetically. “I didn't need anyone to see me kill you, Ansel. Anyone besides your mate, of course.”

I looked behind me and saw Athena standing at the doors, her hands at her mouth.

“Who are you?” I growled.

“Heidi,” she answered.

I knew that name. Heidi was one of the people that Allegra had told me about.

How was your life before coming here, anyway?” I asked. Allegra had only been in Forks for a few days, and I was still getting to know her. It was fascinating, talking to her about our lives. We were sitting on First Beach. It was one of the very few sunny days, and Allegra and I were going to make the most of it.

She shrugged. “It could have been better.” She had her legs pulled to her chest, and her chin rested on her knees.

I frowned. “And why is that?”

The people in the Volturi are not nice. I mean, there's this girl named Heidi, and she never, ever leave me alone. Think of the nastiest, rudest, meanest girl you know and then multiply that times fifty. That's Heidi. She insists on taunting me and yelling at me. She treats me like dirt. It's just horrid.”

“Heidi,” I murmured.

“Oh, you've heard of me?” she asked, her hand flying to her chest. She seemed flattered by the fact.

“Yes, I do know you,” I said through clenched teeth.

She laughed. “Well, that makes killing you seem a little less pleasurable! But I do have to kill you, you know. That girl...” she trailed off. Her eyes flashed behind me, towards Athena.

“You aren't going to kill me,” I said defiantly.

She smiled again. “Oh yes. It seems a shame to kill one such as you. If it weren't for your smell, you would certainly look and act the part of vampire. Pity,” she said.

My entire body shuddered before I burst into my werewolf form. I had one objective, and that was to keep Heidi from getting to Athena. If I died in the attempt, it would be fine, as long as I took Heidi with me. She would never, never lay a hand on Athena, I knew that much.

Heidi laughed. “Oh, you silly boy.”

She moved to my left, slipped to the right, and tried everything to get around me. I would always block her though, with a swift motion in which ever way she was going.

And then I realized there was someone in my head with me.

Left, Ansel. Right. Dodge. Hit. Right. It was my dad. He knew everything she was doing as soon as I did, and he was helping me through the battle. I knew that he was involved in his own fight, but it seemed he didn't have to focus much.

And as the seconds ticked by, I found it easier and easier to act by instinct. It was almost like I knew what she was going to do before she did it.I wondered why.

You're doing what we were made to do, answered my dad.

I could see Heidi get more aggravated with every blocked attack. I was on the defense, but I knew I would have to start attacking her soon.

She got fed up. “Don't just block me!” she yelled. “Man up! Try and hit me!” I didn't think that's what she would say. I thought she would want to keep herself nice and pretty.

I smirked. I wouldn't want to ruin that lovely makeup, I thought sarcastically.

Focus, commanded Jack.

The thrill of my first battle was exhilarating. Sure, I had practiced with family, but we were never aiming to kill each other. I felt a strength that I had never felt before surge through my veins. I felt ten times stronger than I remembered. It was the best feeling in the world.

As Heidi got more and more exasperated, she started getting sloppy with her attacks. Finally, when I did decide to attack, I hit her square in the side. She flew across the parking lot and slammed into one of the parked cars. She was on her feet in a second, charging towards me.

I knocked her back again, though, into a different car, and this time I didn't give her a chance to get up. I bounded over to the car and pounced on her. She shrieked as I ripped the hand that reached towards me from her body.

I was shocked, at first, that I could actually do something like that. Ripping someone's hand off, especially the hand of a vampire, was a fairly hard thing to do, but I tore it off without a second thought. I was more powerful than I realized, and I was loving it. I understood why Emmett loved fighting so much... it was exciting.

“No!” she screamed. She pushed me away from her roughly.

It was almost to easy to get her again, though. She was distracted with the pain from her now handless wrist, that she found it hard to focus on me. I rushed towards her again, this time ripping off the entire arm.

“My arm!” she cried

Don't even think of Monty Python right now, Ansel, said my dad.

I resisted the urge to talk back... I mean, it's just a flesh wound.

The rest of the fight was easy. Heidi was practically defenseless with one of her arms gone, and little pieces of her soon joined the pile that began with her hand. Just minutes later, all that was left of Heidi was a pile of burning vampire flesh.

I morphed back into a human so I could throw a match on the pile. I made sure to change by the car, where my bag was, so Athena didn't have to see me without my clothes on. I grabbed a pair of jeans out of the car quickly, lit Heidi's remains on fire, and then turned to the door where Athena stood waiting.

She looked absolutely horrified, and I couldn't blame her. She walked out the door as if she was in a trance. She stopped right outside and just gazed at the small fire.

“Athena,” I said quietly, cautiously walking towards her.

She looked up and met my eyes.

“Ansel,” she whispered. She swayed on her feet.

I ran forward to catch her before she fell, but she kept her ground.

“Wh-what are the people in the hotel going to think?” she breathed.

I frowned. “Heidi kill them all,” I answered honestly.

“Oh,” she managed to peep.

“Athena, I need to go fight the Volturi... There is a hotel right down the road, and I will take you there. I just need you to stay there until the battle is over, okay?” I asked.

She nodded.

Less than five minutes later, Athena was all settled in a room at a hotel that wasn't filled with dead people. I kissed her goodbye and then ran outside. As soon as I knew there was nobody watching, I changed into my wolf form and ran towards Volterra.

From what my dad was thinking, everything seemed to be going smoothly. I was at the walls of the city, and I knew that everything was going to end wonderfully... Until I heard my mom's bloodcurdling scream...