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“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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Both of their heads shot up in surprise. The source of the growl was the large russet werewolf that had found the blue cloth in the forest a few days ago.
“Oh! Hello Jacob. I wasn’t…expecting to see you here.” Eve stuttered as she straightened her clothes and stood to greet the wolf.
You’re on our land. I almost attacked you. You should be more careful. He scolded.
“I’m so sorry, I had no idea.” she apologized. “We’ll just be on our way and get out of your hair.”
Wait. He said through his thoughts. We need to talk, I’ll be right back.
With that, he ran into the forest to change and dress. During their conversation, Marcus had straightened up and brushed himself off, embarrassed at being caught. He let out a frustrated sigh. Always interrupted, he thought. “What did he have to say?”
“I don’t know, he just told me to wait. He also informed me that we had crossed over to werewolf territory.”
“Oops.” Marcus shuffled up to her and put an arm around her waist. She smiled and kissed his cheek.
They started kissing again, but were interrupted once more by Jacob. “I really wish you two would cut that out. It makes me sick.” He wrinkled his nose as if to illustrate his point.
The sound of glasses tinkling together bounced through the air as Eve giggled. “Is that what you wanted to tell me that was so important?” she teased.
Jacob laughed quietly. “No.” His expression went from amused to troubled. “We picked up the scent again.” he explained.
Eve turned to Marcus. “So that’s who was running around.” she decided. “Rex, he smelt minty, just like the strip of cloth.” Then she remembered the slight smell of sour strawberries that was mixed with the mint on the cloth. “No, it couldn’t have been him.”
“It had to have been.” Marcus argued. He wasn’t yet ready to accept the truth that was running through his head. He couldn’t believe it, it was impossible.
“Mint wasn’t the only smell on the cloth though.” she defended.
“Okay, I’m lost.” Eve turned around and noticed that Jake was still there, she’d forgotten all about him.
“A vampire named Rex just visited the Cullens mansion to talk to Marcus. He smelt minty, like the cloth. But there was another scent on the cloth, so it couldn’t be him.” Eve explained in a rush.
The rest of the Cullens appeared next to Marcus and Eve. “There you guys are. I thought we’d never find you two.” Alice exclaimed.
“Why don’t we all sit down and discuss what just happened?” Esme suggested. The all formed a circle; Jacob was included in it as well. He sat next to Eve, and she could tell that he felt the most comfortable around her. The gesture touched her, she’d only known him for a few days and already he trusted her more than anyone here.
Marcus sat on her other side, and she looked at him. Asking with her eyes about what had happened in the back yard.
“I already told you what happened. He said that he wanted to fight me and left.” Marcus shrugged, answering her unspoken question.
“What were the rules of this fight?” asked Carlisle.
“I have three days to gather up as many ‘troops’ as I can. The fight will happen deep in the forest to avoid attracting attention from mortals. No more than ten vampires are aloud to aid me. He said that he has his ten already picked out. Besides that, there are no rules. Anything is allowed.” Marcus stated.
“Count me in!” blared Emmett.
“Count all of us in. We discussed it on our way here, and we’d be more than happy too help.” clarified Carlisle.
“That’ll still leave us at a disadvantage. There’d only be nine of us fighting ten of them. And I can guarantee that none of us will be able to use our powers, but all of them will. I don’t want any of you getting hurt because of me.” Marcus cautioned.
“Nine? Who are the nine, might I ask?” Eve said bitterly.
“Eve, I’m not letting you go out there and fight no matter how much you beg.” Marcus sighed.
“Well then you’re not fighting either.” she stated plainly, crossing her arms over her chest.
“Excuse me?” he narrowed his eyes at her.
“You heard me, I didn’t stutter.” she spat back at him.
“Here we go again.” Emmett chuckled.
Edward laughed at the situation. “You might as well listen to her, Marcus. Take it from someone who’s been there and done that, the girls always win.” He grinned at Bella who nodded in agreement.
“It’s settled then, I’m fighting too.” Eve added in gleefully.
“The hell you are!” Marcus yelled, looking at her in amazement.
“Marcus, would you drop it already? You know that I’m more than capable of fighting. Face it, you’re going to need my power out there.” She settled back into the grass, leaning on her elbows.
“Eve, you won’t be able to use your power!” he said in exasperation.
“Not if I touch him first.” she mumbled.
Edward’s eyes lit up. “Excellent idea!”
“What is?” asked Marcus.
“If Eve touches Rex, then she’ll have his power. And if she has his power, she can use it to turn off all of their powers! He’ll never expect it!” Edward explained with excitement.
“And just how do you expect her to be able to get close enough to touch him without being killed?” Marcus asked, getting frustrated.
“Quiet everyone, Alice is having a vision.” Jasper shushed.
When she pulled herself out of it, everyone stared at her for an explanation.
“What did you see?” Eve asked animatedly.
Alice grinned and stood up. “It’s a good thing that we have three days left. That’ll give us just enough time to go shopping. In the mean time, why don’t we go hunt a bit to get you filled up, you’re going to need it.” With that vague explanation, Alice pulled Eve to her feet and dragged her toward the mountains.
She scrutinized Eve’s face and hair. “Hmmm, we’re going to need lots of blush.” she mumbled before silently guiding Eve through her first ‘vegetarian’ hunting trip. ___________________________________________________________
Although animal blood wasn’t nearly as delicious as human blood, Eve definitely preferred it. It was easier to ignore a deer’s thoughts and emotions that a humans. Once Eve, Rosalie, and Alice were full, Eve approached Alice about her vision earlier.
“Are you going to tell me what you saw yet? Or am I going to have to force it out of you?” she asked as they made their way through the forest and back to the house. The sun was setting, and cool night air blew past them as they raced through the trees.
“I’ll tell you while we’re on our way to the Seattle Mall.” Alice promised, grinning at the thought of a good, long shopping trip.
“Fine.” Eve sighed, and then turned her attention back to running. Rosalie was about a mile ahead of them, covering ground easier with her long legs. Alice, although short and only measuring up to four feet and ten inches, was only slightly shorter than Eve, who measured five foot one.
By the time they got back to the house, Marcus was throwing one of the biggest fits Eve had ever seen. He was pacing the room in a rage, yelling at anyone who came within ten feet of him. When they walked in the door, he immediately pointed an accusing finger at Alice and started screaming at her in some language that Eve didn’t understand.
Jasper tried calming him, only helping a bit. He placed himself between Marcus and Alice, trying to talk some sense into the infuriated vampire. “Marcus, Alice has no control over what she sees. And you have to admit, it’s a pretty good plan. It’s our last hope Marcus, please try to understand why we have to do this.” he reasoned with him.
"Non starò in piedi qui in questa casa di godforsaken mentre Evangelina rintraccia Rex! E sarò condannato se la lascerò la veste su come alcuna prostituta e lo seduce in toccare lei"! he boomed, shaking the house. His eyes were pitch black as he glared at Jasper and Alice, jaws clenched together.
(I will not stand here in this godforsaken house while Eve tracks down Rex! And I’ll be damned if I’m going to let you dress her up like some prostitute and seduce him into touching her!)
“Marcus, love, calm down. I’m sure that none of this is anyone’s fault.” Eve soothed, placing a timid hand on his tense shoulder. He seemed to relax under her touch, and looked at her with pleading eyes.
“Please, Eve, tell me you’re not going through with this.” he whispered urgently.
“I guess that all depends on what this is.” she answered, still walking in the dark about whatever was causing so much tension. She tried her hardest not to use Edward’s mind reading ability, because she felt that it was a major invasion of ones’ personal space.
“This is the vision that Alice had earlier today. In the vision, you were dressed up like one of those Bratz dolls on TV. But the thing that really irked me was the fact that you were…ugh.” he groaned in frustration, tangling his hands in his hair.
“Sweetheart, please calm down.” she said in her sweetest voice, leading him over to the couch in the Cullens’ living room. She sat him down and seated herself in his lap. “Okay,” she said once she was situated. “Now tell me what has you so upset that you’re yelling in Italian.”
He let out a deep breath and rested his head against her shoulder. “Alice saw what you subconsciously planned, and frankly, it bothers me.” He closed his eyes, struggling to keep his composure.
“What did you see in your vision Alice?” Eve inquired, curious as to what could possibly cause Marcus to react like he had.
Alice ran the vision through her mind again, showing it to Eve. In the vision, Eve was dressed in a very revealing, black, ruffled dress. It was cut low in the front, and had no back at all. The shoes that she wore were high heels, black with cork souls and a ribbon on the front. She had on more makeup than she’d ever even considered putting on before. Her hair was cascading down her neck from a tight bun on top of her head.
She was walking down a dark road in some city. Eve passed an old, crumpling bookstore with the windows boarded up. No one else was there, except for a tall man with curly light-brown hair and a distinctly minty smell. She walked past the man, smiling at him and giving him a seductive glance. The man pivoted and followed her eagerly down the street before they both turned into a dark alley. Just as the vision was going, fading into the shadows of the alley way, Eve saw a large pale hand reach over and grip a slender shoulder firmly.
“Just one problem, as far as I can tell,” Alice told Eve, breaking her out of her trance. “He’ll remember you.”
A wicked grin made its way across Eve’s soft features. “We’ll see about that.”
“What do you mean? There’s no way that he won’t recognize you.” Marcus argued; glad to find a glitch in her plan.
“I think that Alec’s power is at last going to be of use to me.” she explained. Alec, Jane’s brother, had the power to erase someone’s memory. He rarely got to use it, but it did come in handy every once in a while.
“Can you say ‘shopping spree’?!” Alice squealed, lifting Eve off of Marcus’s lap and leading her towards the car. Marcus caught Eve’s wrist as she was leaving.
“Eve, please don’t do this to me.” he whimpered, his eyes begging her not to go.
“I have to, it’s our only hope. I’ll be fine.” she assured him, kissing him tenderly on the lips to eliminate the frown that had taken them over. “I’ll be back soon. I promise.”
A genuine smile took over his face. “If you keep on with the promises like you have been lately, I’m afraid you’ll find it hard to keep them all.” He pressed his lips to hers on more time, then released his hold on her and allowed her to climb into Alice’s Porsche.
“Take good care of her.” he instructed Alice as she backed out of the drive way.
“I’ll watch her like a hawk.” Alice responded. Eve waved to him until they turned the corner and she could no longer see his beautiful, angelic face.