“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
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“Felix!” snarled a girl’s voice, echoing through the walkways of the Volturi home. “How many times do I have to tell you to stay out of my room?!”
Heads peaked out of their rooms to witness the seen going on outside of Eve’s room. Felix was literally thrown out and crashed into the wall. Once he regained his balance, he stood up and smiled smugly. “Come on Eve, you don’t have to hide your feelings for me. Just tell that you want me and I’ll be happy to make your day.” He took another step towards the room and Eve got right in his grinning face.
Through clenched teeth she hissed, “If I ever wake up and find you in my bed again, I will remove your head from your shoulders and hide it somewhere in china.” She turned and slammed the door in his face.
“You’re really asking for it Felix.” warned Demetri, who had seen the whole event happen. Felix had been hitting on Evangelina for five years and always got the same response. “That’s the maddest I’ve ever seen her.”
“I know.” Felix sighed, the smile still on his face. “I love it when she gets feisty like that.”
That comment earned him a low growl from her room and he chuckled. “Oh well, I’ll try again tomorrow.”
“I’m telling you Felix, Aro saw what she’s planning on doing to you if you keep this up. Let me tell you, it’s not pretty. You shouldn’t take advantage of her weakness like that, you know how powerful she could be if she really wanted to.” he shook his head and went back to his room. Felix shrugged and went to see if Heidi was back with the catch of the day yet.
A few hours later there was a knock on Eve’s door.
“Felix if that’s you I swear….” she yelled, opening the door. Luckily for Felix, it wasn’t him who’d knocked on the door. “Oh, hello Marcus. Sorry about that, I thought he would be back for more after he ate.” she apologized. “What brings you here?” It wasn’t very often that anyone, much less her, got a visit from the quiet Marcus.
“Aro, Caius and I have found a job for you. Come.” he said all of this without looking her in the eyes.
She obeyed, and followed him to the cozy office where she’d first met the leaders of the Volturi guard.
“Hello Eve! I think you’re going to like what we’ve got set up for you!” greeted Aro, enthusiastic as always.
“I surely hope so. Did you have a good trip?” Aro had left for his week long vacation last week and just returned today.
“I most certainly did. Antarctica was beautiful! However, I’d much rather live here than there. Not much food to choose from.” He gave her a friendly wink and sat down in a welcoming red chair.
“Please take a seat; we have a lot to discuss.” He gestured towards two empty recliners next to his.
“So, tell me what you mean by job.” she said, taking a seat.
“Well, as you might have seen, the year before you joined us we got a visit from another group of vampires named the Cullens.”
“Yes. Yes, I remember seeing that in your past.”
“Do you remember the promise they made us?” he asked.
She thought for a moment then answered, “Yes, they told you that they would change the girl, Bella I think.”
Her eyebrows pulled together and she tilted her head. “What does this have to do with me?”
Aro chuckled. “I need to send someone to check up on them; make sure they kept their promise. I figured I might as well send you, that way you could get some time away. I heard the little match that you and Felix had this morning.” His ever present smile grew. “Not to mention, the Cullen family has some remarkable powers.”
“You’re hoping that I’ll be able to pick up some of their powers.” realization rang in her voice.
“That was half of the point, yes.” he nodded. “So, what do you say?”
“I’m game!” It would be good to get out of this place. It was nice, yes, but after five years of being locked up, you start to get a little antsy.
Aro laughed and held out his hand to give her the directions and plan. She gripped his hand eagerly and took in all of the information. Her eyes narrowed when he quickly went over a certain detail and she filtered backwards to “hear” it again.
“You don’t trust me to go alone?” she accused.
“No! No, not at all. I simply think that it’ll be safer for you if you travel with someone. I don’t doubt your ability to fight. It’s just that the Cullen family is quite large.” he explained.
“Oh, okay. Who am I dragging along then?”
Aro turned to Marcus and addressed him. “I was hoping that you wouldn’t mind going with her. I’ve discussed this with Caius and he thinks that we’d be fine. You’d only be gone for a couple of days. Do you except?”
He took a moment to think it over. “Yes.” he answered.
“It’s all settled then! The two of you will leave tomorrow. That should give you both time to pack up and prepare yourselves.” he glanced at Marcus meaningfully and he nodded in return.
“I’m fairly sure that the Cullens still live in Forks, but you may need to track them down a bit. Eve, this will give you a chance to use Demetri’s power. Well, that’s all I have to say, you’re both dismissed.”
Marcus walked her back to her room and then got on the elevator down to his room on the first floor, underground. Eve was getting out of the shower a few hours later when he knocked at her door. She dressed quickly and went to answer it.
“Hello. I thought you might want to know a bit more about fighting strategy before we leave.” he suggested in his monotone voice.
“Sure, why not?” she shrugged and stepped aside to let him in.
He sat down on the bench by her window and she took a seat next to him. He opened his mouth and started to explain different war tactics, but she decided that it would be better to simply read it from his mind. She reached out and placed a hand lightly on his knee. Not even a second after doing this, he jumped up with a shocked expression on his face.
“Why did you do that?” he asked, his voice oddly shaken with emotion.
She stared at him, shocked by his reaction. “I was just trying to use Aro’s power to understand you better. You aren’t exactly great with words you know.” She smiled innocently and he seemed to relax a bit. “Sorry if I startled you.”
“No, that’s fine. I don’t know what came over me.” He resumed his spot on the bench. However, when she reached toward him again, he inched away.
She chuckled at his nervousness. “What is it this time?” she questioned.
“Promise me that you’ll only read what I’m thinking presently.” he said in a serious voice.
“Fine. I promise. Do you trust me now?”
A ghost of a smile flashed across his face. “Yes.”
For hours she sat with her hand in his, listening to his “voice” explain different complex fighting maneuvers. All the while, she had to bit the inside of her cheek to keep from breaking her promise. He was in the middle of explaining how to expertly escape from a large group of attackers when she started to get tired. This was her power’s side affect, after she used it for so long; it started to drain her energy. Soon she would have to sleep to regain her strength.
“I should let you rest, you’ve got a big day tomorrow.” he stood up and carried her over to her bed. “I’ll see you in the morning. Don’t worry about Felix tonight, I took care of it.” He gave her a small smile and left. She soon fell into a deep, dreamless sleep.
She’d kept her promise, he could tell. He didn’t know why, but he trusted her. More than anyone, even Aro. He nodded as he passed two of his guards that he’d assigned to keep Felix out of her room. Poor girl, Felix simply wouldn’t give up. Normally he gave up after a year or two of pursuit. Marcus couldn’t blame him for trying harder with this one though. Evangelina was drop dead gorgeous.
According to Aro, she’d had a hard life before becoming a vampire. She had been albino as a human. That explained why her skin was so much lighter than your average vampire. Her parents had died soon after she was born in the plane crash of nine eleven. They both worked hard, long hours in the twin towers to be able to afford all of the medical care that Eve needed.
After they died, Eve was sent to an orphanage. However, because of her disease, nobody would adopt her. When she was fifteen, she had to have some sort of surgery on her after getting third degree burns. The surgery resulted in her being unable to have children. She never got adopted because of these disadvantages, although she tried her hardest to be whatever the potential parents needed.
That was probably the reason for her ability to mimic others’ powers. As a human, she was constantly mimicking the actions of “acceptable children”.
When she turned eighteen, she was kicked out of the orphanage and forced to live on the streets. All of her money came from the paintings that she sold on street corners. She moved to Forks when she turned twenty because of all of the overcast days. She’d hardly been living there for a month when she was bitten. At this point, Aro says that her memory gets fuzzy due to the pain of being transformed.
Marcus wondered how she was able to be so happy and trusting after all that had happened to her. How come she could over come depression and he couldn’t? Perhaps, he thought, she would be able to help him. Make his life better. He was actually looking forward to getting to know her. He hadn’t felt this way since his mate had died two thousand years ago. Hell, he hadn’t felt anything since she had died.
Until Evangelina came along. Perhaps this was the end of his misery?
He got off the elevator and walked into his room. That night, even though he tried his hardest to focus on the adventure he was starting tomorrow, he couldn’t keep his mind off of Eve’s striking face.
What was happening to him?
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