There is an End to Every War
Bella and Edward are back, but will it last? From Bella's transformation, to the werewolves, to Vicoria and the Volturi, they have enough obstacles to break up even the most dedicated to each other. Maybe they need a little help... Discontinued.
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There, in the clearing behind Tanya’s house, was what could only be described as a monster. It had a human face, but her hair was green, and her skin was light blue. And instead of a mouth, there was a predator’s beak. Her arms were practically hidden by wings, and instead of hands and feet there were talons. When we got close enough, I realized that her eyes were purple. Edward pulled me behind him as we ran towards them, and I pulled away. It seemed like he was forgetting that I was a vampire, too.
“Calm down, please.” The creature hissed. “I mean none of you any harm. I’m looking for some one.”
“Who are you looking for?” Even Carlisle’s voice seemed to be strained.
“His name is Aaron Scinosvson.” Aaron?
“I’m Aaron. Why are you looking for me?” Aaron’s green hair stood out against everyone else as he stepped forward. The creature laughed. “I guess you wouldn’t recognize me anymore,” she said sadly. “Let’s see if you recognize me now.” And with those words, all of her non-human parts melted away, and her skin changed into a normal color. Her hair turned into a dark brown, and her eyes turned brown as well. The human that was left standing there looked nothing like the monster that had been. This human girl was in no way beautiful, and yet Aaron and the rest of the Denali clan was staring like they couldn’t believe their eyes. “Alanna! How, I mean what, I mean…” This babbling Aaron was nothing like the one I had come to know in my few days here. The rest of my family looked taken aback as well.
Tanya stepped forward. “We thought you were dead. How is it you are standing here? And why did you look like a monster a minute ago?” The girl- Alanna smiled ruefully. “I suppose I did look like a monster to you. I am darisehya now. The ‘monster’ that you are referring to is my other form, a harpie.”
“What the hell is a dariseha?” Emmett asked loudly. Alanna’s head snapped toward him. “When translated, it means, ‘protector of destiny’.”
“What happened to you, Alanna? All I remember is that when those vampires came, they sent you flying into a wall, and left you for dead. And if you weren’t dead, why didn’t you come find me a long time ago? Why are you here now?” Aaron had found his voice again, and was calm again. The rest of my family had looks of understanding on their faces, but I didn’t have any idea what was going on. I figured they only knew because they knew about the Denali clan’s past, and I didn’t.
“They tried to kill me, but the Mother saved me. She came to me and gave me a choice. She said I could die, or become one of her people. I didn’t know who her people were, so I agreed. All I wanted was to be with you again. She took me to a place, she called it Val Halla, where I trained my powers for a year. I wouldn’t be here now, except I was finally assigned charges. Trust me, I wasn’t expecting to see your name on my list.”
“What do you mean ‘charge’? And is he your only one? Why should we believe you?”
“Ah, Carol. You are still just as cynical, I see. A darisehya’s charges are the ones that she protects, and no, he is not my only one. The Cullen’s here are also my charges.”
“You still didn’t answer my last question. Why should any of us, especially my brother, believe you?” Her brother? Aaron was her brother? I thought that they were together!
Alanna ignored her. She looked at Aaron. “I wanted so badly to come find you. I didn’t even know if you were alive until I saw your name on my list. The Mother wouldn’t let me. She said that I wasn’t safe to be around anyone, much less some one I cared about. I could have killed you.” Her voice was pleading by the end of her sentence. Pleading, I assumed, for him to understand, and to still love her. I was starting to like this girl already, and I had this strange feeling that it was meant to be that way. I shook it off, and tuned back into the conversation. Aaron was staring at her. Then, with a blazing look in his eyes, he ran, vampire speed, towards her.
She didn’t even blink as he swept her up into his arms. They kissed so passionately that I had to look away. It felt indecent to watch. When they broke apart he asked her, “I’m not going to be living here much longer, am I?” She shook her head. “It is your destiny to move with the Cullen’s. There is something that will happen, and they will need your help. It is the only way that everything will work out in the end.”
“What about Carol?”
“Her destiny has already been fulfilled.” This was not Alanna’s voice, for all that it came from her body.
“It was wrong of you to ask that of Alanna, since you already knew the answer.”
“Who, who are you?” Clearly, I was not the only one who had realized that this voice didn’t belong in that body. Aaron was just as freaked out.
“I am the Mother, the Creator of all Vampires and their Darisehya. Alanna is my vassal, and my most precious daughter. She also loves you with all of her heart and soul, and you had no right to ask her that question. You already know that Carol’s destiny was to save you from dying. DO NOT ask my child any more questions that cause her such pain.” Why did that question cause her pain? And who was this Mother?
“What just happened? No, never mind, I don’t want to know.” Alanna was back, and was apparently as confused as I was.
“I’m so sorry Alanna. I didn’t mean to be so rude.”
“It’s fine. I really don’t mind.” She shivered as she spoke.
“Now, look. The poor thing is frozen. Let’s go inside, and let them be alone for a while to work things out. We can ask questions later.” Esme said authoritatively. Alanna and Aaron smiled at her gratefully, and we all went inside, satisfied that all of our questions would be answered.
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