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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6. Allegra: Cookies
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Meanwhile, an ocean away...
The following morning, Demetri, Jane, and I told Aro we were leaving. He was in the meeting room, as usual. He was surrounded by his personal bodyguard.
“We're just going out for a few weeks,” said Demetri. “We've all got the wandering urge, I'm afraid.”
Jane nodded. “Yes. We've never been to the Antarctica, and we'd really, really, really like to go.”
“I love penguins,” I added.
Aro smiled. “You are free to come and go as you please, you know.”
“If you need us, you know how to contact me,” said Demetri.
“I don't have anything planned, so you should be free to wander as long as you would like,” said Aro.
“Excellent,” said Demetri.
We turned and hurried towards our rooms. We had our bags packed, our flights booked, and no plan at all for what we were going to do when we got there. Demetri said we could wing it, but I wasn't so sure. If there was one thing I didn't want to do, it was surprise a coven full of vampires. There were so many of them, and only three of us.
Just before we left, I heard Heidi shriek. “What did you do to my hair?” she screamed. She sprinted around the corner and stopped short in front of Jane and me. Her normally luxurious hair was hot pink. She was enraged.
“It looks like someone made a big batch of cotton candy right on her head,” whispered Jane.
I giggled. That's exactly what it looked like. I had no idea Heidi could be so dim. If there was one thing you didn't do, it was take something from Jane when she didn't like you. She was the biggest prankster I knew, and that was saying a lot considering I knew Felix.
Jane pushed the button for the elevator.
“Heidi, your hair looks wonderful!” I exclaimed. “Who's your stylist? You must tell me.”
“How am I supposed to get us food now?” she yelled, throwing her arms into the air. “I. Am. Not. Attractive!”
Demetri chuckled. “You could be a clown, and lure in all the easily entertained tourists. I'm sure you'd be a hit.”
She glared at him. “You aren't even angry?”
“Nope,” he answered.
The elevator doors slid open and we got in. All three of us waved goodbye and smiled. She glared daggers at us. I had a feeling that she wouldn't let that little prank go, but I wasn't all that worried. She was not good at doing anything funny at all. If anything, she'd probably end up trying to hurt us... but she wasn't very good at that, either. She was mostly there because of her looks, and how easy it was for her to lure in meals.
In the car, Demetri and Jane started lecturing me about the trip.
“Allegra, you are going to be very close to humans on this plane,” said Demetri, eyeing me carefully.
“Yes. And you've only been one of us for a short time,” said Jane. She was sitting in the backseat, I was passenger, and Demetri was driving. He hardly payed attention to the curving roads.
“And there's really no way to escape,” Demetri added.
I sighed. “You guys don't think I can do it?”
“It's not that, it's just that we're worried. I don't want you to be uncomfortable, or anything,” explained Demetri. “Do you think you can make it?”
I nodded. “The whole reason I'm going is so I can try not eating humans. It'd be sort of silly to fail before I even start, wouldn't it?”
He smiled. “I suppose so. And remember, you don't know your family, and they don't know you, so you may not get along at first.”
I frowned. “But... we're related.”
“Just don't hold your breath, Allegra,” said Jane. “Actually... maybe you should. The airport is crowded, and we don't need any killings right of the bat, do we?”
When we got to the airport, I realized just how hard it would be to control myself. People were everywhere. On the plane, it was even worse. As soon as I got on I stopped breathing. Jane sat by the window, Demetri sat by the isle, and I sat in between them. They both were holding onto one of my arms.
“Tell me whatever you know about my family. It'll distract me,” I said with my last bit of oxygen.
“Uh... your great-great grandfather was a part of the Volturi a very long time ago. He left because he didn't like the diet. He started his own coven, and they've grown quite large over the years. They are the biggest vegetarian coven in existence, followed by one in Denali, Alaska,” said Demetri.
“Your grandmother was initially with your great uncle,” added Jane, grinning. “She also had a fling with your dad's step-father.”
I cocked an eyebrow. It sounded like my real family was rather... strange.
“Name all of them,” I commanded.
Demetri frowned. “Wow... that's a lot of people. There is Carlisle, Esme, Alice, Jasper, Bella, Edward, Emmett, Rosalie, Axelle, Jack, Ansel, and I think that's it.”
Strange, and apparently massive, too.
Someone across the plane coughed, and my throat burned. I ate the day before, but that didn't mean I was still tempted. I clenched my teeth and slammed my eyes shut. Jane and Demetri tightened their grip on me.
“It's okay, Allegra. You can do this. Remember that time you were craving sugar cookies, and we didn't have a single one in the entire castle? This is only a little worse than that,” said Jane, trying to lighten the mood.
And she was almost right. Sugar cookies were my very favorite food when I was human. Nobody ever got them for me, though, so I hardly ever got to eat them.
Needless to say, the plane ride felt like it was much, much longer than it should have been. It was like every human was a tasty little sugar cookie that I wanted to devour whole. I hated myself for wanting them. They were people, not cookies.
Every time one of them talked, I got a little thirstier. If only they knew how close they were to being killed...
“We will be landing in five minutes. Please fasten your seatbelts,” announced the pilot.
I smiled. “I made it.”
Demetri beamed. “You owe me twenty dollars, Jane.”
I laughed. “You bet on me?”
Jane shrugged. “I thought once I brought up cookies you wouldn't be able to resist.”
When we landed, I got excited. It was like everything hit me at once. I was going to meet my birth family. I was going to see my mom, my dad, my twin brother. I didn't know if they'd accept me, or even let my try living like them. It was worth a shot, though.
“Allegra, if this ends badly...” murmured Demetri while Jane got our bags.
“If this ends badly?”
“They are a strong family,” he said.
“Oh. That kind of badly,” I whispered.
“If this ends badly, just know that this family loves you, alright?”
The people in the airport would stop and stare, and I didn't blame them. Demetri was incredibly handsome, and I know I would have stared if I had the chance. We were not very good at blending in when we had to, sometimes.
Jane came back, all three bags in her arms. “Thanks for the help, guys. Ready to get this little adventure started?”
I smiled weakly. “As ready as I'll ever be.” I couldn't get what Demetri said out of my head. What if it did end badly?
- 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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