“This is where I’ll leave you.” spoke his musical voice into the night air. He gave his creation one last hug before leaving her to embrace her new life. She watched as his tall shadow melted into the dark Italian sky. Finally, a story staring Marcus of the Volturi as the main (and happy) character! NOT OOC! FINAL CHAPTER UP! Warning: may contain spoilers for Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse. Disclaimer: I'm not Stephanie Meyer and therefore don't own the books. I'm just an addicted fan who likes to play with her characters =D
15. Future Plans
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She was afraid that Marcus’s reaction might not be welcoming and joyful when she told him about her recent decision to take in Aiden as her son.
“Um, I was just talking with Aiden and…” Marcus nodded encouragingly for her to go on.
“Hewaswonderingifwewouldbehisparents.” If it wasn’t for his excellent hearing, he would have thought she was just vibrating her lips.
“Of course. I’d be happy to be his father.” He nuzzled the crook of her neck. “So long as you’re the mom.” He added in a whisper. His breathe tickled her neck, making her giggle.
They cuddled and kissed for a bit, and then Marcus stiffened and became statue like.
Eve looked up into his face, expecting to find fear or surprise. What she found instead was nervousness. She tilted her head in question.
Marcus stood up from the couch. He was ready; he just needed one last reassurance. For the first time, he used his power to see Eve’s relationship with him. He’d been afraid to use it on her and find out that she didn’t really love him. Just like he’d been afraid to use it on Ebony and find out that she had feelings for another man.
Evangelina’s eyes were now completely gold; no traces of her previous diet could be found. Marcus took a deep, unnecessary breath and focused his energy on her.
Her eyes shone with love. Never before had he seen so much compassion and love directed at only one person. Her love for him was even stronger than the relationship he’d seen between Edward and Bella.
He was so shocked, in fact, that he stumbled backwards and fell ungracefully on his backside with a load thump. Eve burst into laughter, falling to the ground and literally rolling on the floor.
“What…what’s got you so nervous?” she choked out between guffaws. Marcus flushed and pulled them both up into standing position.
“Nothing, it’s just…I have to ask you something.”
“I’m all ears. What is it?”
Marcus reached into his jean pocket and took out a small box that was ornately decorated with every kind of jewel imaginable. Eve didn’t need to ask what was in the box. Marcus got down on one knee in front of her, holding both of her small hands in one of his, and the box in the other.
“Evangelina of the Volturi, will you marry me?” His voice was musical and beautiful, like the spring.
Eve bit her lip and nodded, holding back tears that would never come. Marcus’s smile lit up the room and he pulled her down onto his lap. His breath was shaking with emotion and his chest thumped with thankful laughter at his luck. His joyous singing filled the entire Volturi home, echoing down the corridors and ringing throughout the massive stone building. The last time he’d sung was when his mother gave birth to her third daughter. That was three thousand years ago.
He sang in his native tongue, ancient Egyptian, but he knew that Eve understood what he was saying word for word. A more beautiful sound had never passed through her ears. Marcus sang of love and eternity, passion and trust. His head was thrown back, a smile on his face, and his eyes tightly shut. Eve melted into him and his whole body shook with the ancient lyrics.
When the last note died out, they both opened their eyes to find half of the Guard and Caius and Aro standing in the door way. Everyone was ecstatic (except for Felix). Aro stepped forward and chuckled.
“I think you two just woke everyone in the city of Volterra.”
Eve leaned into Marcus and he kissed the top of her head.
“So, when’s the wedding?!” Caius squealed. Eve’s eyes widened, Caius had never, ever, smiled before. Much less squealed in excitement. “What, I just wanted to know the deadline so I could start planning the wedding. Is that a crime?”
“Um, no. You just, shocked me that’s all.”
Marcus chuckled. “We’ll let you know when we have the details, Caius, don’t worry. Now, could my fiancé and I have some time alone? I haven’t even gotten to show her, her ring yet.” He motioned towards the door and everyone left after congratulating us.
“Now, where was I?” He opened up the sparkling box and revealed a shockingly beautiful ring. The date scratched onto the back read 1006 B.C. The band was crafted out of white gold, with intricate angels carved into the metal. The center jewel wasn’t too big or too small. It was a professionally cut, heart shaped diamond, surrounded by a pattern of rubies and sapphires. “It was my birth ring, given to me by my father the day I came into the world. I’ve kept it with me this whole time, it’s the only thing I have from my human life.”
“It’s beautiful Marcus.” Eve whispered.
“Try it on.” He slipped the ring onto her ring finger. Eve wiggled her fingers and watched in awe as the candlelight reflected off of the diamond and threw glittery light around the room like a disco ball. It was a perfect fit. Marcus brought her hand up to his lips and kissed the ring.
“Forever.” he whispered against her pale fingers. “You hold my heart on your finger. I trust you to protect it. Strong as it may seem, it’s easily broken.”
“I’ll guard it with my…well, afterlife.” she whispered back, chuckling faintly. “What’s the deal with Caius anyway? I’ve never seen him so excited. Actually, I’ve never seen him excited period.”
“Believe it or not, Caius is very much like Alice Cullen. He loves to shop and design things. That’s the main reason for his sour attitude. Since he’s one of the Volturi, he hardly ever gets free time, and when he does, it’s normally spent trapped inside because of the sun. There aren’t any 24 hour clothe stores in Volterra.” Marcus shrugged.
“Speaking of the Cullens, do you think we could invite them to our wedding? I know I only knew them for a few days, but I like them a lot. They’re a nice bunch of vampires.” Eve said convincingly.
“Of course they can come. I’m sure that Aro would like to see Carlisle too. It’s been a long time since the two have been able to just simply relax together, and they’ve got a lot of catching up to do. If it wasn’t for Aro’s reluctance to allow Carlisle to feed from animals, he’d probably still be here. That was the only thing that they disagreed on.”
“Great. We’ll work on the guest list tomorrow then and give Caius a due date. I’ll call Alice too, I’m sure she’d love to help plan the wedding.” Eve stood with Marcus and they both lied down on their bed.
They stayed in each other’s arms for the rest of the night, reveling in the feeling of completion. The storm outside finally ended, and the dark clouds parted like stage curtains to reveal a promising double rainbow.
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