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We Meet Again

Summary:
When the Cullens vote to keep Bella human instead of changing her into a vampire, she knows something has to be done. Edward promised the Volturi he would make her a vampire, after all. Bella goes to drastic measures to keep the Volturi from Forks.


Notes:
INSANE! I am insane for starting ANOTHER story. What is it, a hundred stories? Believe it or not, this story originated from one I did quite a long time ago. More than a year now, I believe. I have rewritten it, so now it is much more loverly :) If you happen to be one of the few who read it way back then, don't ruin it for the new readers. I hope you enjoy! -- Savannah


4. Broke the Rules

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As the plane touched down in Florence, I had my mind made up about what I was going to do. I was going to rent a car, which I didn't even really know how to do, and then I'd get a map. I had no clue where I was going. I didn't even know how to ask for directions. I just hoped that someone I met spoke English. As I thought about all the things that could go wrong, my breathing got faster and faster. I was an idiot.

As soon as I got off the plane, I sat on the nearest bench I could find. I was so close to hyperventilating. People would stop watching and stare at me. None of them spoke English, of course. I sat for what must of been close to thirty minutes, and just as I was about to get up, I heard someone yell my name.

"Hello, Bella!" the voice called. It was a voice that chilled my bones to the very core. I knew I should have been expecting it.

"Felix," I whispered.

"I would very much appreciate it if you came with me." He looked like if I objected, he would not be afraid to use force. Not that it would take too much to get me to move. I would go with him, no questions asked. He would get me where I wanted to be.

"O-okay," I managed to stutter. He looked surprised. He looked like he was expecting a little more of a fight, and not such a quick surrender.

Without another word, he put his hand on the small of my back and led me through the airport. We came out in the parking garage and he pushed me towards a dark black car with tinted windows.

"Where are you taking me?" I asked after many moments of terrified silence. If he wasn't taking me to the Volturi, I had a feeling I'd become lunch.

"Well, to Aro, of course." he replied, acting like it was the most obvious answer.

"Okay," I sighed. He probably had no idea how relieved that made me.

"You don't seem all that upset about it," he noted. He had big, dark sunglasses on, and was wearing a gray long-sleeved shirt. He looked even scarier when I couldn't see his face.

"Well... I'm not. I was planning on going to Aro myself, actually," I explained. He looked at me like I was crazy.

"Why would you ever want to come here by yourself?" he questioned. “I know for a fact that you didn't want to be here last time.”

"I have my reasons," was all I said. He'd find out soon enough.

It was quiet after that. Only the hum of the engine was broke the silence. He slowed as we entered the gates to Volterra. I knew that I didn't have long to go, and my heart started pounding.

“Are you... okay?” he asked.

I nodded. “I'm just great,” I replied sarcastically.

In another minute, he stopped the car. I was slung over just a moment later. I closed my eyes. I was upside down, and if there was one thing that my stomach didn't like, it was being upside down.

I took long, deep breaths. I had to do this. I had to go to the Volturi myself. I couldn't have let them go to Forks. They would kill my entire family. They would fight, and they would lose. They didn't care, though. They voted to keep me human, after all.

"Here we are!" exclaimed Felix as we entered a room not unlike the one I had been in only days earlier. He set me down in front of a line of three throne like chairs. In the chairs sat Aro, Caius, and Marcus, and they certainly looked like they belonged there. The people around the room waited on them like they were the kings of the entire world. It would have been plain ridiculous if it wasn't so terrifying.

Aro looked very amused at the whole situation. Caius and Marcus just looked bored.

"Bella!" Aro exclaimed. "What can we do for you today?

I had to remember to breathe. If I didn't, I'd faint. I knew that if there was one thing I didn't want to do here, it was faint.

"I came to give myself up,” I whispered. “They wouldn't change me, and I didn't want to endanger any of their lives." I was tearing up now. "I had to try to stop them. Please, just make it quick. I know we didn't obey the rules, and I know what that means." A tear ran down my cheek. I was doing it for them. They weren't going to be killed, and my journey was almost over.

"Bella! You think we would waste you like that? Nonsense!" laughed Aro.

I frowned. “What do you mean?” I whispered.

“Just because your vampires didn't change you, doesn't mean you still have to die, silly girl,” explained Aro.

"What?" Caius exclaimed. It seemed so strange. He looked like he was never, ever worked up about anything. "They broke the rules! We have to kill the girl!"

"Don't you want to see how she turns out though? I am so dreadfully curious." said Aro, an eager glint in his eye.

"Wait. You're going to... going to change me?" I asked. My plan was going terribly wrong. They weren't supposed to change me.

"But of course! What else were we going to do? Kill you? I think not!" Aro exclaimed chuckling. “We don't kill just for the sake of killing, Bella. It would be a terrible waste, killing you.”

“But she broke the rules,” urged Caius. “We cannot change her. That will show that we are lenient, and

then people everywhere will know that they can get away with things that they just can't get away with!”

“Oh, you're being ridiculous,” said Marcus. “You know it's no use arguing with Aro. He never changes his mind, and you know it.”

“Yes, Marcus is right,” laughed Aro. “Besides, I'm sure she'll end up being something very useful for us. And if she isn't, then we can always dispose of her.

Caius frowned. “You know she'll be useful, then?”

“I'm positive,” said Aro.

“Fine, change her. She's your responsibility, though. I don't want anything to do with her,” Caius snapped. He glared at me, and I cringed.

“Alright! Someone... anyone, hit her. I need her passed out,” said Aro, clapping his hands. “I do love this part.” He sounded like a kid in a candy store. “I just cannot wait for you to be all done!”

“Wait, hit me?” I gasped. It was the last thing I said. Someone came up behind me and whacked me in the back of the head. I fell to my knees. The back of my head throbbed, and I felt it bruising immediately. It wouldn't bleed, though. Aro wouldn't want it to bleed.

My head swam, and I teetered on my knees. I feel over, but I knew that was the least of my worries

“Perfect,” I heard Aro say as I fainted. It was the worst thing I could have done.