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).
“What are you doing here?” Chloe asked, looking up as Alec boarded the jet and threw himself down on the seat next to her.
“Sitting.” He replied, somewhat obnoxiously, leaning his seat back. “What about you, my dear brat princess? When were you going to tell me about this mission of yours? About these visions?”
“How did you---?” Chloe’s eyes then widened and turned accusingly at Edward, who was seated across from them and smirking into his book. “You traitor.”
“Look, until you find any other person to join the Guard whom you feel worthy, we’re shorthanded.” Edward told her, putting down the book. “We’re going to go up against something you said could hurt us, and you did say that there were other crimson-eyed vampires with us that you couldn’t really make out. Who’s to say Alec wasn’t one of them?”
Chloe opened her mouth, closed it, and then pouted. “I have taught you too well.”
“I know.” Edward smirked, picking back up the book and beginning to read it once more.
The jet took off and they had a somewhat peaceful trip, getting a couple of weird looks when they got off in Columbia and were wearing their dark clothes, gloves, hoods, anything to hide their skin from the bright sun.
Edward dealt with the locals, being the more personable one of the three, and they made their way to the river, and Chloe paused, looking around her, trying to See where to go from here.
The Sight came surprisingly easier than it usually did, just telling Chloe just how important it was that they be there. She took the lead, following her Sight where it took her, and they soon found themselves deep in the overgrowth of the Amazon.
They walked most of the way, on foot. Usually this wouldn’t mean a thing since vampire speed was astounding, but since Chloe had to follow her Sight and not exactly what she was seeing, they went slower than a vampire usually would.
They then made it to an outpost, and got a boat since the rest of the way was through water and Chloe refused to get her clothes wet.
Chloe sat in the middle of the boat, looking down at the murky water below, wondering if anacondas or gators or any other sort of monster were waiting below, looking back up at her through the murk.
Alec handled the controls of the boat, and Edward jotted down their course on his map.
They’d made their way into Brazil by the time Chloe was able to See the other vampires in the vision with her and Edward better. She kinda felt stupid because Alec had been one of them, which meant Edward had more intuition on her visions than she did.
There had also been a couple of other vampires, but only one interested her.
‘James’, she’d called him.
Although the Volturi’s tracker, Demetri, was supposed to be the best tracker in the vampire world, Chloe had realized that this James person was his equal if not superior.
He was a key factor in their reaching the hidden city.
to find him.
He was somewhere in the Amazon, she knew that.
But she couldn’t See where
“We’ll obviously cross his path sooner or later.” Edward decided as the sound of something being killed reached their ears in the dark of the night.
They didn’t need light or sleep, so they’d been traveling night and day, buying the fuel for the boat at the little outpost stations they’d found situated along the side of the river.
“Is he truly Demetri’s equal?” Alec asked, curious.
Chloe nodded. “I don’t have the power to sense powers, but in my vision I just knew he was that powerful, or more.”
Alec blinked, shaking his head with an amused sneer. “Demetri isn’t going to like this at all. He prides himself because of no one being able to come close to his tracking skills.”
“Well, he’ll just have to get used to it.” Chloe sniffed, running a comb through her hair as she spoke, trying to keep it tangle free. “Because I plan on recruiting James when I find him.”
Edward looked up at that. “You’ve finally found another recruit that is up to your standards?”
Chloe narrowed her eyes at him. “You make me sound so difficult.”
.” Edward reworded.
Her expression morphed into a smile. “You’ve learnt too well from me Young Grasshopper.”
“When one has such a masterful teacher…” Edward smiled back.
Alec cleared his throat loudly, breaking into the moment, obviously uncomfortable with it. “About this James character. Are you sure he’s trustworthy enough to form your Guard? I know I’ve been asking you to add more than Cullen
since it can’t be a Guard with only one person in it---but are you sure?”
“Course I’m sure.” She smiled. “Like Edward said, I’m selective, I only want the best of the best in my Guard. I’m not going to pick at random just because I got permission from Aro and Caius to do this. My Guard has to be made up of immensely powerful vampires whom I must trust with my life.” She smiled at Edward. “I already have one, now, I will have another.”
“You make them sound like collectables
.” Alec smirked, understanding her reasoning and finding it sound.
“We kind of are.” Edward snorted in amusement.
“Oh hush.” Chloe snorted, looking up at the sky. “There’s so many stars out here. I mean, I know they’re the same stars in Volterra, but you really cant see them because of all the lights.”
Edward and Alec looked up at the sky in contemplation.
“Being out here these last couple of days, really makes me think of the primitive days, you know, before we became a cultured species.” Chloe admitted, smiling up at the sky. “The days of the caveman vampires.”
Alec just smiled tenderly at Chloe.
“Imagine having to live here? In the wild? Never knowing music or the classics, or bottle blood?” She turned to look at them. “Talking about blood, we’re going to have to feed soon.”
Edward nodded. “I was thinking that a little while back.”
Alec leaned back. “We could always snack at the next outpost.”
Chloe and Edward shared a look.
Alec frowned. “What is it?”
“Well,” Chloe took in a deep breath. “Whenever Edward and I have been in situations like this in the past, we decided a more discreet way of feeding would be better. Plus, we have been cooped up in this boat for days and I think the exercise would do us good.”
For a moment Alec didn’t seem to know what they were talking about, and then he turned to Edward and glared. “You’re trying to turn her into a vegetarian!”
Edward snorted. “As if
she would ever stop drinking human blood.”
“Exactly.” Chloe nodded, quick to diffuse the problem before it escalated. “I like to vary my intake. Plus, joining in the hunts and partaking of the meals with the vegetarian covens we visit helps garner their trust, to see that we aren’t all fixed in our way with sticks up our asses.”
“Aro wouldn’t like it if he knew you were dining vegetarian.” Alec warned her, not liking the thought of having Aro show his displeasure on his favored creation.
“What Aro doesn’t know won’t hurt him, or me.” Chloe responded crisply. “Look, if you want to dine on someone at the outpost, be my guest. But Edward and I are going to go hunting tomorrow, for animals.”
Alec narrowed his eyes. “What sort of animals?”
Chloe suddenly smiled. “There’s just so much to choose from out here! I’ve been thinking about the jaguar.”
“Me too.” Edward nodded. “Or the black caiman.”
“I don’t want to get wet.” Chloe made up her nose. “You can have the caiman.”
She then turned towards Alec. “Should we drop you off at the next outpost?”
He sighed, as if he found her insufferable. “I’ll go on this hunt of yours.”
She smirked. “Great!”
Alec sniffed and folded his arms over his chest, displeased.
But he wasn’t in such a huffy mood when later on that day he and Chloe were in the middle of the hunt, chasing down a jaguar who’d at first thought them easy prey.
Chloe hadn’t known when she’d had as much fun as this, seeing Alec’s carefully constructied disdain melt from his face as he actually started to enjoy the hunt.
It was the predator in them.
Humans were just such easy targets it sometimes left them feeling cheated of the hunt, the chase.
But with animals it was a completely different story.
That was the only reason why she enjoyed having a vegetarian meal once in a while.
It was just so much more fun
They zigged and zagged, stalked their prey, and then they were upon it, feasting, and in the end they stood, covered in blood, and grinning.
“That tasted horrible.” Alec complained, though he couldn’t quite keep the euphoria of the hunt off of his face.
“Yeah, it did.” Chloe giggled, licking the blood around her lips before sucking it off of her fingers with a purr of contentment. “But when there’s a chase it makes the blood somewhat addictive.”
Feeling a gaze on her, Chloe, finger still in mouth, looked at Alec, pausing when she noticed the intense way he looked at her, his gaze on her mouth, crimson eyes tinged with slight gold darkening in a hunger that she couldn’t understand.
“Chloe…” Alec whispered, voice gruffer than she’d ever heard it before, beginning to stalk towards her.
“Yes?” She whispered, back, pulling her finger from her lips, eyes wide as she backed into a tree.
Alec pinned her there, breathing heavily, gaze darkening despite having just fed as it lowered to her lips. “I need to tell you something.”
“Yes?” She breathed, knowing that if he heart still beat it’d be dancing wildly.
He leaned down towards her, the scent of blood twirling around them on like the strongest aphrodisiac.
…” Alec whispered, leaning down more until his lips were only a few centimeters from her own. “We’re---.”
And then Chloe couldn’t help it anymore, she pushed up on her tiptoes, flung her arms around Alec’s neck, and she kissed him.