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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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7. Ansel: Freeze

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Meanwhile, a few miles away...

“Wait, what?” I asked, shaking my head. It was impossible. If there was one thing I didn't have, it was a twin sister.

My mom looked up. “You had a twin,” she whispered.


Both of them looked away from me. The only sound was the rain hitting the treetops above us. Neither of them would talk, and my hands started to shake.

“Calm down,” murmured my dad.

“Tell me what happened.”

Axelle looked down at her lap. It was hard to hear her, and I had to focus carefully on everything she said.

“Your Uncle Edward has always been approached by the Volturi, as you know.” They told me about the Volturi a few months ago, and from what I heard, they weren't good people at all. “Aro, the one who can read minds by touching someone, shook hands with Edward. He saw everything about me. I was human, so of course I wasn't allowed to be alive anymore. Edward took me to Volterra, but they didn't end up killing me or changing me. I was pregnant with you and your sister, and they said that they would change me when the two of you were settled.” She stopped and buried her face in her hands. Jack took over.

“When you and Allegra were three months old, Aro called. He told us we had to be there as soon as possible. Not a single member of the family was home to watch you, so we were forced to take both of you with us,” said Jack.

“Then how come I'm here, and she isn't?” I asked. I was impatient sometimes.

Jack sighed. “Ansel, please. I'm getting to that.”

“Sorry, dad,” I whispered. I sat on the ground, and leaned in closer.

“Your mom got off the plane first, and she had Allegra. I was just a few minutes behind her, but it was too late. They were waiting at the airport, and they took her and Allegra to Volterra. I got a call from Axelle, and she told me not to go after her. I would have if it weren't for the family. They landed just after we did. Alice had a vision while they were hunting, but it was too late for her to stop us from going to Italy. They were only able to stop me.”

“Where do these Volturi people get off? What kind of sick, nasty, rude people would actually do that to someone!” I shouted.

“Ansel, calm down.”

“No, Dad! I will not calm down!” I yelled. My mom was lying there on the ground, her body shaking with dry sobs, and it was all because of the little vampire police. “Don't follow me,” I added. I was shaking furiously.

Jack nodded, and threw a thick piece of string at me. “Jeans,” he said.

“Be careful,” whispered Axelle.

I turned and ran into the trees. I threw off my jeans, and tied them to my ankle. Phasing wasn't painful at all after the first time, and I was actually enjoying the running as much as I could at that point. I didn't know where I was running; I just needed to clear my head.

I was glad to have my thoughts to myself. It was unnerving, having my dad and my grandfather in my head. I couldn't hear their thoughts, so I was pretty sure they weren't running around as giant wolves. I was free to let my mind wander wherever it pleased.

I was too infuriated, however, to think of anything other than the way those Volturi assholes had hurt my mom and my dad. They took my twin sister and from the way they talked, they knew she was dead. They were heartbroken, and I was ready to make someone pay for it.

After fifteen minutes of running around furiously, but with no real purpose, I decided it would be a good thing if I headed back home. I knew I was about ten minutes away, so I wasn't worried about anything... until I heard the voice in my head.

Stop! the voice yelled. It wasn't my dad, my grandfather... It was a girl. I was determined to find the person behind the voice in my head, and I would have done it, too, if it weren't for the fact that I was stuck in place. My muscles tensed up, and I couldn't move.

Uh... growl if you're human, commanded the girl. I still couldn't see her. There was something about her voice, though, that was very familiar.

I growled. I figured it would be best to let her know that there was a human inside this wolf somewhere.

From the corner of my eye I saw two girls and a man step out from behind a tree.

“I think I know what this is,” whispered the girl that was in my head. Her voice was high, but in a soothing kind of way. Not at all screechy or unpleasant.

The moment I saw her face, I could have jumped up and down I was so excited. Her long, shiny black hair curled ever so slightly down to the middle of her back. Her high cheekbones looked just like my dad's. She was built exactly like my mom. She was my twin, I knew it.

I tried as hard as I could to move, to growl, to do anything! It was my sister. Here... in Forks, Washington. My twin! It was unbelievable. Forks, Washington, the most random place in the country, and my sister, who everyone thought was dead, just happened to show up. It was crazy.

The man, who was tall and had dark brown, wavy hair looked at me closely. “Allegra, I think he's trying to... trying to say something.”

The other girl, the smallest of the three of them, frowned. “I have us covered, Demetri. If he tries anything... well, anything, I can take care of him.”

Allegra, my twin sister, looked at me carefully. If I left you change back into a human, do you promise not to hurt us? Growl for yes. My throat relaxed, and I could make noise.

I did as she instructed. If there was one thing I didn't want to do, it was hurt her. I felt the uncontrollable urge to protect her, if anything. I just met her, and I hadn't even spoken to her, but I knew that she was mine to protect. All of the years of not being a brother seemed to vanish. I knew what my job was, and how to do it.

She nodded, and I felt all of my muscles relax. I took a deep breath, and forced myself to change. It was difficult, and it took me a minute or two. There was nobody there telling me to calm down, and I was so very excited. When it finally happened, I threw on my jeans, and stepped a foot closer, just so I could look at her better.

Demetri put a hand on her back, and I felt offended on her behalf. I cocked an eyebrow and looked at him. “Does she want you to be touching her like that?”

He grinned. “Is that any of your business?”

Allegra didn't even say anything. Her eyes were transfixed on my face, just as mine were on her's. Her dark red eyes scanned my face. We recognized each other in a way that I couldn't even explain. We just knew we were related.

“You eat people,” I whispered.

She nodded. “But you're my brother. You're my brother!” She laughed, and covered her mouth with her hands.

“I am!” I laughed with her. For some reason, I felt lighter, happier.

“Oh, this is Jane.” She gestured to the youngest one. “And this is Demetri.”

I smiled my greeting, but didn't reach for a handshake. I didn't trust the other two like I trusted Allegra.

“How are you here?” I asked.

“Well... I heard of a clan in the United States that only lived on animals. For some reason, I've always felt guilty, feeding on humans and all. They are people, not food. So I decided to come look. When I found out that clan was actually made up of my family... well,” she paused. “I was curious.”

“That's an understatement,” muttered Demetri.

“Shut up,” said Jane, punching him in the arm.

“So, Ansel... is the family here right now?” asked Allegra.

I paused. They were here, but I had no idea how they would take the news. Axelle was sobbing when she talked about Allegra. I didn't know if they'd be excited, like I was, or would go into shock... probably shock. But it was their right to know that their daughter, who they thought was dead, was actually very much alive.

“Yes,” I answered. “And I think they would... they would like to see you.”

I took her hand, which surprised the other two, and pulled her through the trees. I even heard Demetri growl, but I ignored him.

“Will they like me?” she whispered.

“I think so,” I replied.

“Great,” she sighed.

I smiled. Even making her a little bit happy made me happy. I'd like being a brother...