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Stranger Then Fiction

Summary:
Alexandra never thought she would do anything special with her life. She assumed the only way she would get the adventure she desprately wanted was in books, especially Twilight. When Alex sees a shooting star, that all changes and she is thrown into the world she thought was only fiction. Now, Alex is battling a greasy haired Aro who wants nothing more than revenge, keeping a relationship together with her favorite russet brown werewolf, and her penpal, Lor, who just can't seem to leave Rosalie alone. Sometimes, reality can be stranger then fiction. Stranger Then Fiction Co-Written with LoveIsACookie


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6. Alexandra The Great To The Rescue

Rating 5/5   Word Count 3671   Review this Chapter

Alex Rider POV

After spending a little time with Jake, I won't go into details, I decided I wanted to be by myself. I ran off in the direction of Bella and Edward's meadow, finally finding it deep in the woods. I laid down and looked up at the unusually bright blue sky.

There were a lot of things to think about. For one, I was in a fictional book with my penpal whom I've never met before. We were staying in the Cullen mansion. Embry had imprinted on Lor and Jacob had imprinted on me, though we haven't told anyone outside of the pack. Jacob had told me that Embry was planning on proposing to Lor in the next few weeks and I couldn't wait. I hope that she chooses me for the Maid of Honor, but it's all right if she doesn't.

I heard a twig snap. I sat straight up and got into a fighters stance.

"Who's there?" I called into the darkness.

"Why, Alexandra, my dear." Someone called. A figure stepped forward.

"Aro." I hissed and made a wall of air surround me.

"Alexandra, don't make this harder on yourself. You're only going to get hurt." Aro told me. Another figure stepped forward, it was feminine, and she focused hard on me. I grew sleepy, but it was manageable.

I threw fireballs at Aro and the girl who was trying to make me fall asleep. They quickly moved out of the way. I sent a hard jet of water at them, with such force that it would have killed a mortal. Just then I caught sent of someone behind me. I turned and it was Felix and Demetri. I growled and lunged at them, but was restrained from behind.

"Let me go, you dumbasses!" I growled. "Or I'll-"

"You'll what, my dear?" Aro asked, sweet as vomit. "You can't do anything."

I stopped struggling, hoping that Felix and Demetri would lessen their grip. They didn't. I tried my best to relax. Being angry or upset in this situation wouldn't help me. I breathed in and out. Suddenly, I felt a huge wave of sleepiness catch me and I drifted into unconsciousness.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

The next few days were torture. Jane chased me around the castle, trying to figure out if she's loosing her power, because, apparently, it doesn't work on me. Marcus also followed me around, trying to get me to fall in love with him because I look like his lost lover or something like that. Heidi has been looking for me, too, trying to get me into a dress every five minutes. Last night, Felix and Demetri offered to play poker with me. Me, being the nice vampire that I am, agreed. I am now 10 billion dollars and a black convertible richer.

I was in walking down the hall, and Carol was trying to get me to go hunting with her.

"You're eyes are, like, black! You need to go hunting!" Carol said. It was then that I heard it.

"Ah, Ms. Robyn, what can I do for you today?" Aro said. Ms. Robyn? I quickened my pace and jogged over to the throne room.

"Well, you can start by giving me my sister back, Aro. You know, Alexandra Rider-Cullen? Carlisle and Esme Cullen's daughter?" Lor said, her back to me.

"Whom, my dear child?" Aro asked.

"The scent is in the air, you dumbass. Now, hand Alex over." Lor said. My scent was probably faint, because I was downwind of her. Aro just smiled.

"My dear, you are not the one to call the shots. You are in my homeland, if you are have forgotten. Now, I am willing to barter." Aro said, showing his teeth in his smile.

I couldn't find my voice. Barter? Oh no. "Lorry! Don't do it!" I said, finding my voice.

Lor turned to the sound of my voice, and suddenly, I had a feeling that everything would be all right. I know, that's crazy. I'm in a hostige situation, surrounded by blood thirsty vampires, and the sight of my pen pal whom I've known for a total of 3 months conforts me.

"Alex!" She shouted and ran over to me, pulling me into a lung crushing bear hug.

"Don't believe Aro. He'll trick you." I whispered in her ear. The Volturi guard had no hope of hearing.

"Carol! How did Ms. Rider-Cullen come in here?" Aro bellowed, making me cringe.

"She heard Ms. Robyn, sir." Carol said brightly, gesturing at Lor.

Aro sighed and rubbed his temples. Gloria smiled at Aro's displeasure.

"Ms. Robyn, do you know I have Chelsea, Heidi, Felix, Renata, and Corin in Forks? With one command, they could easily kill some people. Let's say, maybe the Cullens? Or maybe those people in the Native American community. Yes, we know. We've been watching you all quite closely. Might I add that we can easily take out just two specific people you two know in that community. No need for the extra bloodshed." Aro chirped out.

Oh no! Not Jake! They couldn't could they? If I weren't such a great poker player, I would have said he was bluffing, but his smug grin told me it was no lie.

"What kind of barter, you ass?" Lor said, breaking my train of thought.

"Well, for Alex's safe return and for the safety of those you love, you stay with us for 50 years. What do you say?" Aro said carelessly and calm, as if he weren't manipulating people to his doing.

"And if I say no?" Lor said. No! She couldn't be thinking of accepting her offer, could she?

"They die, and you and Alex stay here!" Aro said. Crud, these guys stink. I opened my mouth to say so, when Lor interrupted me.

"I accept your offer, you stupid son of a bitch."

My eyes widened. My mouth fell open into a tiny O. I turned my gaze to Lor, and tried to plead her with my eyes.

Please, Lor. You can't do this. Please.

My eyes stung with tears that couldn't fall.

" Marvelous! Now, Alicia?" Aro said.

"Yes, master?" The girl, Alicia, answered without emotion.

"Please put Ms. Rider-Cullen to sleep." Aro said, pointing to me. Crap! I started to run, but Carol and Demetri blocked me.

"WHAT THE HELL?" Gloria screeched, and I winced at her tone.

"We must keep her here for longer." My eyes closed. I breathed in, and out. Trying to relax myself. I realized that they were going to try to put me to sleep! I relaxed myself and pretended to fall asleep. Lor growled.

"Now, Carol, take Ms. Robyn to her chambers. Show her her cloaks, and bring her back here. Felix? Contact Carlisle Cullen, please. Thank you." Aro, said, and I was carried off to Nyx knows where.

-*-*-*-*

"Alex?" Gloria asked timidly.

"Lor! What did I tell you?" I called, pulling her into a hug.

"Listen. Go home. Forget about me. Tell Embry I love him. OK?" My eyes glistened, but Lor couldn't see in the darkness of the room.

"But, Lorry! You're coming back with me! No way am I leaving you hear with Aro's greasy behind!" I told her through the lump in my throat. Gloria shook her head.

"Alex, you'll go home. Pretend I turned bad or something and tell that to the Cullens. Tell Embry I died. Okay? I need to cut off all ties." She said.

"But-"I started and realized that I was just making this harder on her. I closed my eyes, and felt a weak ray of sleepiness hit me. I pretended to fall asleep. Gloria carried me over to a bed.

"Cut off all ties." She whispered, thinking I couldn't hear her. Sobs racked my body for hours after she left.

-*-*-*-*

"Now, Gloria. We shall pretend you caused Ms. Rider-Cullen to collapse. Make something up. Then you'll state you'll want to stay here. Got it?" Demetri's voice said.

"Yes, yes I got it." Lor answered. Oh Lor! You can't possibly be going through with this!

"Lorry! Where have you been!?" Esme's voice came through, and I relaxed. Esme wouldn't let Lor stay here.

"Hello Esme." Gloria said coldly. I felt someone pick me up, Carol maybe. The faint voices grew louder.

"Lorry, are you ok?" Carlisle asked.

"I'm fine Carlisle. I assume you're here to pick up Alex?" Lor said, again in a cold monotone.

"Yes. Come on, Lor. Everyone is waiting outside in the car." Yes, Lor. Go with him! Go home! Please!

"I'm sorry Carlisle. I shall be staying here, in Volterra." Gloria said, and whoever carried me came into view.

"What?! Why's Alex--? And you-? And" Carlisle stuttered. Whoa. That's a first. Carlisle, speechless.

"I'm sorry Carlisle. I am the one responsible for Alex being temporarily unconscious. She was proving to be a fighter." Gloria said, and I felt her arms around me, passing me over to Carlisle.

"Good bye." Gloria told them and I was walked out of there.

I was handed over to Emmett.

"Gloria won't be coming with us. She has decided to stay in Volterra." Carlisle announced. I heard gasps and they all piled into the car. I was laid down in the backseat.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

How many of you have read, "A Wind In The Door" by Madeleine L'Engle? If you haven't, there is this thing called Kything. It's basically talking to people telepathically. After arriving in Forks, I found out that I had this power. I could feel my family's thoughts. All of them hated Lor and planned to attack her if she ever came back. I still hadn't wakened from my, "sleep". I was trying to broden my power so that I could Kythe to Lor. When I thought I was ready, I focused and reached a tendril of thought out to Lor.

I felt confusion coming from her and fear.

Hello? Gloria? I called timidly.

"WHO THE HELL ARE YOU!?" Lor screeched when she heard me.

"I'm Carol, your best friend! This is Demetri, your mate. You were knocked out pretty hard in training." Carol said nervously. It was weird, hearing all of this, and not seeing any of it.

Oh no, you are not! You bitches! I snarled in reply. Whoa. Did I just swear?

Oh great. Just fucking fantastic, I am hearing voices. Lor thought. I relized that she had her memory erased, so I quickly introduced myself.

I'm Alex, your real best friend. I told her.

Alexandra Rider, she thought, what the hell?

Demetri is not your mate; he isn't even your friend. And your name is Gloria Robyns, but your friends call you Lor. I Kythed to her.

Who am I supposed to believe? Tell me why I don't remember you, Demetri, or Carol, and maybe I'll believe you. Lor thought.

Okay. You and I were penpals who were magically sucked into our favorite book, Twilight. We moved in with our favorite characters that were vampires who drank animal blood, and we soon became a family. A few months later, I was kidnapped and you saved me. A vampire named Aro told you that he would kill our family if you didn't join. Carol bit you and you somehow lost your memory. I told her in a rush.

"Oh, hi. And...who am I?" Lor asked aloud.

They think you are Raven Volturi, or at least that's what they will tell you. I thought helpfully.

"Oh dear. You don't remember? You are Princess Raven Rayne Volturi of the Volturi, and a vampire." Demetri said.

"Oh. Wait! What! Princess!" Lor stumbled over her words.

I snickered.

What? Lor asked.

Just the thought of you being a princess. I Kythed finally.

"Aro will want to see you. " Demetri said. I could feel that he grabbed Lors hand and kissed it.

Oh my. Embry will not be happy. And I'm guessing Demetri won't be either, when Embry comes to kick his ass. I Kythed happily. Whoa, what is up with me swearing all a sudden.

Embry? Who the hell...Lor asked.

Your boyfriend. He's a werewolf, but you love him more then anything else in the world.

Werewolf? Holy crap... What the hell was I doing in my previous life?

Which reminds me, when you get your memory back, I have something to tell you. I Kythed, thinking about my own werewolf.

"Ah Raven, my dear! You are alright!" A voice called.

"Sure...sure, I guess," Lor said uncertainly.

"I'm Aro, your adoptive father!" Aro the mother fu--Oh my. I mentally slapped myself. Stop swearing! I told myself and listened to the conversation.

"Oh, hi." Lor said.

The Royal Greasy Haired Dumbass I snarled. Well, so much for not swearing.

Lor was trying to hold in her laughter. Nice one, Alex.

You came up with it first, I admitted.

"I saved you some humans," Aro said. Oh no! She can't! Lor was confused at first and then realized what was happening.

"I'm sorry father. I can not, and will not, prey on this innocent young girl." Lor said aloud. I could feel her reaching down and touching the human's forehead. She jerked back her hand suddenly. What the hell just happened?

"My, my Raven. You have just erased her memories and render her unconscious by just touching her." Aro said happily. Oh, well that explains it.

"Ah, well, what will you feed on? We have a young man here as well, if you would like." Aro said arrogantly and Lor growled.

"I'm sorry, but no." Lor said.

"Jane." Aro said. Crap! No!

"Yes, master?" Jane asked with a smirk in her voice.

"Could you please help my daughter eat her meal?" Aro said. I growled, but Lor didn't notice.

"Of course." Jane said, and looked straight at me. Pain exploded in Lor's body. Whoa! I didn't know it hurt that much. Lor was confused at the familiarity of the pain.

The pain of the transformation is similar to this, only the transformation lasts three days, give or take. I tried to tell her, but I doubt she understood me through the haze of pain.

"Will you eat now, my little Rainy?" Jane said mockingly and Lor shook her head.

The stupid idiots! Please, oh please do not, I mean, do not, drink the blood! I screeched in her head desperately, over and over again.

I felt the pain intensify. Lor screamed and screamed. Holy crap! I have to do something! I could hear Jane giggling. I could feel a human approaching.

"Open your mouth Rayne. Come on, you have to eat!" Demetri urged, pressing his neck to Lors mouth.

"Open your mouth, Rayne or I will have them do it for you. Please." I heard Aro say, and Carol forced Lor's mouth open.

NOOO!!! I screamed as loud as I could, but Lor broke, drinking the blood.

Please, oh please forgive me. Lor thought, full of self-hatred as she drank.

"My daughter, what are you doing? What will you drink? We are not going to continue this practice." Aro said with conviction.

"Animal blood, Aro." Gloria said and I grinned.

Ha! In your bitch ass face Aro! I Kythed. Whoa. That does not sound like me.

"Ah. Very well, child. You may go now." Aro said and Lor walked away, with more self-hatred then ever.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Lor was reading Untamed, the 4th book in the House of Night series, by P.C Cast and Kristen Cast for the umpteenth time, when someone knocked on the door.

"Come in!" I called and Alec opened the door.

"Nice job with your room. You finally finished it." He said, grinning.

"Thanks! I finally got the canopy bed ready!" Lor said happily.

"I see, nice touch. I need to talk to you about something, Lorry."

"What?" Lor asked. She was full of confusion at the use of her name.

Beats me. You're on your own. I wish you would stop talking to him, but as he's helping you escape, I can't complain. Also, you had better get used to your own name! I told her sternly.

Why are you so against Alec? Gloria thought.

Because, I read this one fanfiction where Alec forced Bella to be with him. It still sends shivers down my spine, and I read it a year ago! I shivered at the memory.

"We need to get you out of here." Alec said. Hmm, maybe I could grow to like him.

"How?" Lor said suspiciously.

"I have a plan. I'm going to tell Aro that you and I are now mates, and that I converted you into drinking human blood. I'll ask for him to let us go hunting together and you can make your getaway." He said quickly. Lor's mouth fell open.

Tell him thank you. I Kythed.

"T-thank you." Lor said.

Me? Stuttering? It was inconceivable! Lor thought.

I laughed at the corniness of it all. Inconceivable! That's funny! From the Prince's Bride, right?

"No problem." Alec grinned. "You're my best friend, and your not happy here. I can tell. It's been 5 months and the only true smile I've seen you crack was when Demetri and Carol gave up on you and let you paint or write whenever you wanted."

"When do you want to leave?" Lor asked, laughing.

"Is now alright?"

"Sure. Let me pack first. It'll take me a minute." I told him. Alec sat down and Lor started packing up her favorite items.

"Let's go." Lor said once she was done.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

"Well, I guess this is goodbye." Alec said awkwardly. I should give them some privicy. I let go of the Kythe and woke up.

"Alex? Oh, thank god!" I turned to see Rosalie. I hugged her hard.

"What happened?" She asked me.

I ignored her question. "Do you love me?" I asked.

"Yes, like a sister." Rosalie smiled.

"Then please, don't attack Lor." I told her.

"Lor's coming?" Rosalie asked, incredulous. I nodded. "Then I'm going to go hunting." She said, and left.

I grabbed a book and read to pass the time.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

The doorbell rang, shaking me from my book.

"Alice Cullen, right?" Lor asked. I smiled at the sound of her voice.

"Carlisle! Look what trash I found at the door!" Alice shrieked, and threw Lor on the ground. Shit, I thought and got up.

"What is it Ali- Oh my." Carlisle said as I jogged down the hall.

"Dear, what is Alice scre- Oh dear..." Esme called and froze. I came to the top of the stairway. There was Lor, pinned to the ground.

"YOU GUYS! WE'RE BACK!" Emmett called from the door.

"Um.. Hi. I'm Princess Raven Rayne Volturi. Well, ex-princess I guess. Although you may have known me as a Gloria Jennifer Robyn. You must be Carlisle, right?" Lor said. I was frozen with the shock of seeing her again.

Carlisle stared at Lor, who did a small curtsy. Whoa. What? Lor, curtsying? Has the world gone mad? Can the falcon still hear the falconer?

It was silent for a minute, and then all hell broke loose. Gloria was tackled by Jasper and Emmett, and Lor struggled.

"WHAT THE HELL? WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU GUYS ON ME?!" Lor screamed and I gave a weak smile.

"Emmett, Jasper, hold her tight." Rosalie said, and I glared. I thought I told her not to attack Lor.

"Bella, go to the cottage, please." Edward told Bella, who left.

"Alex!" I heard Alice yell. I looked straight at Lor, and grinned.

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"Okay, can you explain it to us again?" Carlisle asked. I sighed.

"Lor was only coming to rescue me. Aro threatened to kill all of you if she didn't join the guard. She agreed and Demetri told her to act like she hated you guys and after you left she had her memory erased. Meanwhile, I discovered that I can communicate telepathically, and I can shield my mind like Bella can." I said, for the umpteenth time.

"You know what, I'm going to go for a walk." Lor said and walked away.

"So, she really doesn't remember any of us?" Emmett asked.

"Yeah." I said, brushing away a non-existent tear.

"This sucks." I nodded.

"How do we help her get her memory back?" Alice asked Carlisle.

"I don't know." He said miserably. "She could never get it back."