Title: When Visions Come
Sequel to: Diary of Jane
, Seeds Sown
and Step In The Right Direction
Disclaimer: Dont own
Summary: With a year down on his training to Ascend, Alec is trying to fight his jealousy over Chloe and Edward's close friendship, and trying to tell her, finally, that they are engaged. And then the vision came.
Written for my Paranoram25 150 Prompt Table. Prompt of the Day # 96: Bigfoot (or Skoocoom).
It’d been a year since Edward had started working with Chloe in the Volturi. They’d quickly grown to have a close relationship, Chloe seeing Edward like the older brother she’d always wanted, and him seeing her like a younger sister who usually got herself into a lot of trouble which she always needed help getting out of.
Alec was surpassing everyone’s expectations in his trainings, and Chloe couldn’t help but feel so proud of him, even if she never told him to his face.
He had a big enough ego as it was, he didn’t need her adding to it.
“I just wish it’d be over soon.” He admitted to her as they sat on the roof of the Volturi Palace, looking up at the moon. This had been a routine of theirs, a way to get away from the pressures or stress of life, and this was the first time they’d been able to do this since his training had begun.
“And here I thought you were enjoying having Aro and Caius’ constant attention on you.” She sniggered, hugging her knees to her chest as she looked up at the full moon.
Alec snorted. “Right
.” A muscle in his cheek jumped in annoyance as he refused to look at her. “You seem to be doing fine without me to take care of you.”
“Edward’s been doing that.” She shrugged, not noticing the way his eyes narrowed at that. “Ever since he came we’ve been working hard together to change the things I’ve Seen, and its been working. Together we’re dealing with the vegetarian covens, and already have an alliance with the Egypt Coven, China Coven, and the Denali Coven…”
“Wait, the Denali Coven?” Alec frowned, turning towards her. “Didn’t we execute their matriarch because she broke the law and created an Immortal Child?”
“Yes.” Chloe nodded. “It happened long before I was initiated though. From what Edward told me, Sasha created the Immortal Child Vasilli and kept her hidden from her other daughters, but word got back to us and we were going to kill the whole coven, but only killed Sasha and Vasilli when we realized that the others hadn’t known of Vasilli’s existence.”
“And yet…and yet they pledged allegiance?” Alec asked, surprised.
“Edward’s coven is very close to the Denali, and ever since Sasha and Vasilli’s death the Denali have been very purist, they even have an old Volturi member leading them. They were happy to have an alliance with us.” Chloe grinned proudly. “The future is changing, slowly but surely.”
Alec was silent, before frowning and looking away from her, glaring down at the darkness around the palace.
When Chloe had sought Council from the Volturi asking to be allowed to form her own Guard, one dedicated to her mission of trying to change the future in which they were all destroyed---and unite the supernatural realms, it had been a thing of controversy.
Caius and Aro had held Council with her day and night, just the three of them locked in the Council Room, debating, arguing, and finally, on the fourth day, they broken Council and Chloe had left victorious. Her first issue as head of her own Guard was to appoint her first member, Edward Cullen.
Aro and Caius had been unable to get him to join their Guard, and yet Chloe had had to merely raise an eyebrow at him and he’d nodded his head to her.
And that was all.
Together Edward and Chloe had started a campaign, visiting the vegetarian covens across the globe. With most of them they were quite successful, and although the Denali Coven, China Coven, and the Egypt Coven were the only ones to vow allegiance, the others had all asked Edward and Chloe to come back again so they could continue with the negotiations and talks.
“Chloe.” Alec took in a deep breath and turned to her. “There’s something we need to talk about.”
“What?” She asked, turning towards him.
Alec took in another breath. “In circa two years, I’ll have finished my training and Ascend.”
He hesitated. “Well, you know that before I Ascend I will need to be Married and Mated…”
Chloe’s body ran colder than it usually was.
He was going to tell her who he was considering as a bride.
She couldn’t---she couldn’t sit here and listen to him tell her about some other woman! She couldn’t!
Suddenly her eyes glazed over, her surroundings disappearing, as she was transported out of there, seeing a horrifying beast in a rainforest, and herself and Edward, and other crimson-eyed vampires she really couldn’t see or make out.
Chloe came out of the vision with a gasp of unnecessary air, eyes flying open. She found herself lying back on the roof, obviously having collapsed when the vision took over. Alec was leaning over her, worry in his crimson eyes, stroking her hair soothingly.
“Are you okay?” He asked, helping her sit up.
“Yeah.” Chloe nodded, standing up and hurrying to the edge of the roof, jumping down onto the balcony below.
“Chloe?!?” Alec asked, going to the edge of the roof and looking down at her. “What is it? What did you see?”
“I can’t talk right now.” She told him. “I have to find Edward.”
Alec’s face darkened furiously. “When the hell
did you start to rely so much on him?”
“Since you’re not here for me anymore!” She snapped back, and then her eyes widened and she looked away. “Alec, sorry, I had no right---you will Ascend, you need to concentrate on that. But understand that just as you’re becoming who you need to become, so am I. And you’re not around, and Edward is, and he’s my strength now.”
he is.” Alec jumped down so that he was facing her, eyes narrowed. “I
am always here for you! There is nothing
you can’t come to me for! Don’t ever
think that any of this
is more important to me than you
! I would step down from my training if you just ask
Chloe’s eyes widened further as he backed her into the railing, eyes blackening in his fury as he grabbed her arms and shook her.
“I have always
been there for you, brat.” Alec whispered, leaning his forehead down against hers. “Don’t think it’s ever going to be different.”
Chloe closed her eyes and pressed back, biting down on her bottom lip.
She---she hadn’t realized just how much she’d needed to hear that!
She wanted to cry, both from relief and sadness.
She wanted to hit him and tell him that everything would change! He’d Ascend, and be Mated and wouldn’t be able to be with her like he always had.
They would drift apart until there was nothing to hold them together anymore.
Chloe grasped the front of his cloak tightly, not wanting to ever let go, refusing to believe that he was slipping through her fingers.
Someone cleared her throat.
Chloe pulled away from Alec and he turned around towards his twin with an annoyed growl.
“Alec, Aro and Caius are looking for you.” Jane replied, not at all repentant for having broken up the moment. “Chloe, Edward said he needed to speak to you.”
“Chloe and I were in the middle of something.” Alec growled.
Chloe shook her head. “We always knew this would happen, Alec. We knew I’d grow up and we’d have to grow apart.” With that she turned to Jane. “Thank you.” She then hurried away, telling herself she would not cry.
“You haven’t told her yet.” Jane was pure grievance.
“I was trying
to.” Alec snapped, in a bad mood, folding his arms over his chest. “I just started trying to tell her when she had a vision and wouldn’t even tell me what it was because she was in such a fit to go tell Cullen
Jane raised an eyebrow. “You’re jealous.”
“Of that vegetarian?” He sneered, looking away.
“You’re jealous.” Jane snorted. “Of Cullen
“I am not!” Alec snapped once more, black eyes darkening.
.” Jane seemed to be taking much pleasure out of this. “It’s ridiculous. You
“He’s her strength now…she told me that to my face!” Alec turned and kicked at the railing, the metal bending under the force. “Everything I’m doing is for her
and yet she thinks I’ve abandoned her! I don’t care if I Ascend or not! But she saw it happen and--!”
“Cullen and Chloe are not interested in each other like that.” Jane flicked an imaginary piece of lint off of her black cloak. “They are as interested in each other and you and I are.”
Alec made a face at that.
“She sees him like a brother, and he sees her like a sister. They love each other, but not like that.” Jane shook her head at him in disappointed. “If you hadn’t let your possessive jealousy cloud your vision, you would have noticed it, just like the rest of us.”
Alec sighed, leaning back against the bent railing. “What am I doing, Jane? Why can’t I just tell her?”
“You’re scared of her.” Jane smirked. “I find it quite amusing.”
Alec glared at her. “I am not ‘scared’ of the brat.”
“Then just go up to her and say ‘Chloe, you’re engaged to me. You’ve been engaged to me since you were twelve, before you even knew I existed, and I just forgot to tell you about it for all of these years.’” Jane challenged.
Alec winced, imagining Chloe’s reaction if he were to do that.
Jane smirked. “So
scared of her.” And with that, she turned and left.