We Meet Again
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.
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
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There were voices all around me as I struggled to remember where I was. When I opened my eyes, I had to close them immediately. The room was horridly bright.
I remembered someone, a man, talking to me. I couldn't remember what he looked like. I turned to my on my side and groaned. Every bone in my body ached. There was also an uncomfortable scratchy feeling in my throat and an empty feeling in my stomach.
"Bella!" A man with a strangely enthusiastic voice called. I peeled open my eyes to look at him. "It's good to see you're awake! How did you sleep?" he asked.
I had no idea who he was, what I was doing, where I was... I didn't know anything.
I ignored his question. "Who are you?" I asked.
I was extremely confused. I didn't remember ever seeing the man before in my entire life. Actually... I couldn't remember much at all. As I looked around, I could see that there were a lot of people, amazingly beautiful people.
The itching, burning feeling in the back of my throat was getting worse. I felt my stomach turn. I didn't know what it was, but I knew I wanted to get rid of it.
"Silly Bella! I'm Aro! Remember?"
I had no clue who this guy was, or how he could get off by calling me silly. I shook my head.
"Well that's reasonable, if I really think about it," he murmured.
I started to get nervous. "Where am I?" I asked, my voice creeping slightly towards hysteria. “Who am I?”
"Okay," the man named Aro started. "Your name is Isabella Swan. You came to Volterra, Italy because you needed help. There were some... people who wanted to get you. We did the only thing we could," he explained, grinning.
I didn't move. I felt like I couldn't quite trust the man who was telling me about myself. He seemed a little shady.
"And?" I asked, skepticism ringing in my tone. I could not figure out what the heck I was doing here with all these strange people. Everyone in the room was staring at me. I was lying down in a bed, but had no idea how I got there.
"Well, the only way we could save you was to turn you into a vampire!" Aro exclaimed cheerfully. I had a feeling that he was stretching the truth a bit. Saving me by making me a vampire? It sounded absolutely silly. I knew that the Aro man was just messing with my head.
"Oh! A vampire! How silly of me to have forgotten!" I said sarcastically.
"Bella," He said losing a bit of his enthusiastic tone. "You are a vampire."
"Prove it!" I said. “Prove to me that I'm Isabella Swan, that I'm a vampire, and that I am not going insane!” I was taking the news of my “vampirism” surprisingly well considering vampires were mythical creatures. I wasn't even that upset about it. Something in the back of my mind was telling me that being a vampire wouldn't be that bad if it were the case.
"Bring it in!" Aro called, regaining his excitement.
I raised an eyebrow. Bring what in? How could he possible prove I was a vampire? Before I could think of another thing, an unbelievably delicious scent hit me full force. I jumped off of the bed and launched myself at the smell. Once I got to it, I was completely ready to destroy whatever it was, if only to get the delectable smelling liquid out. I stopped short when I realized what was in my hands.
It was a woman. She could not have been more than thirty, and she was beautiful. I closed my eyes and shook my head, trying to get back in control. I was so, so tempted to crush her, drink from her.
I just couldn't do it... I could not kill a person. I shoved the woman away from me gently and looked at Aro and all the other people in the room. They all looked disappointed. The human woman started to scream and one of the others in the room clamped their hand over her mouth.
"Yo-you tried to make me drink a human!" I yelled at the creatures in the room. They didn't deserve to be called people. Aro started towards me, a concerned glint in his eye.
There was something nagging at the back of my head, almost urging me to step away from the woman. She had to be safe, no matter how hungry I had to be to make it happen.
Get away from me! I thought as loud as I possibly could. To my surprise, Aro paused and started to back up. He was silent for a good five minutes.
"I think I've found out what Bella's power is!" He was so excited.
"Power?" I asked, my voice low.
"Vampires have rather... special abilities sometimes." Aro explained.
"Oh," I said lamely.
The scent of the human cowering in the corner was overpowering my ability to think straight. I ignored his last sentence. I was very thirsty. My throat burned and my stomach felt hollow.
"Is there anything else I could have, I mean besides human?" I growled.
Aro thought for a minute.
"She's like them..." he whispered to himself shaking his head.
"Who? Who am I like?" I asked eagerly.
"Oh, nobody you would recognize! Just someone I know." He said brushing it off. "There are other things to drink. You could drink from animals, but it's not as satisfying as human I'm afraid." he said, answering my previous question.
I thought about that. I wasn't endangering any human lives, but I was going to have to kill animals. Animals wouldn't make me as guilty.
"I'll do it." I said finally.
"Okay," Aro sighed. "Your loss. Humans really are the most delightful things ever to roam the planet."
He signaled for two of the men in the room to grab my arms, and I didn't resist. We ran out of the room and down many twisting hallways. Running as a vampire felt so exhilarating! I couldn't remember if I had always been as fast.
We exited a gated wall and kept running until we hit a little patch of trees. It was there I saw the deer.
I couldn't help what happened next. I broke free from the guys holding me and ran towards the deer. I broke it's neck and then sunk my teeth into it's satisfyingly warm neck. Blood pulsed into my mouth. It tasted fantastic! I drank deeper, enjoying every second of it. After three more deer, the men led me back to the castle city. My throat had stopped burning as much as I figured it could, and I felt better.
"Welcome back!" Aro cheered as we strode into the room. I wasn't done being mad at him yet so I glared. "There are a few people I would like to introduce you to!"
"Okay." I said, suddenly shy. Meeting new people was not one of my strong points. I, Bella, apparently, did not like meeting new people. I knew that much.
He gestured to a man with shockingly white hair. "This is Caius. He is one of the leaders of the Volturi." He pointed to a man standing next to Caius. "This is Marcus. He can see the strength of a relationship." The man looked almost the same as Caius. Both of them had bored expressions on their faces.
"It's... nice to meet you?" I said. It came out as more of a question.
"Charmed, I'm sure." said Marcus quietly. He started to walk towards Aro. Aro held his hand up and Marcus placed a finger on it. The remained that way for only a moment before Marcus drifted back to where he was standing before.
"Hmm." Aro muttered.
"What?" I asked.
"I can read minds, but I need physical contact first. Marcus was just telling me what it looked like when you used your power on me. Can you think exactly what you thought at me, but this time direct it to Marcus?”
"Uhm... I'll try," I said. I did as Aro asked. Soon after, Marcus' face went blank. He stared blankly at one of the walls.
"Marcus?" asked Aro a minute later.
Marcus shook his head.. "What happened?" he asked. Aro touched his arm.
“Interesting,” hummed Aro. “Bella, I think you can make people forget. When you... acted out towards me, I had no idea what was happening for almost a solid minute. It's like that moment has just disappeared from my memory. I couldn't find the last minute in Marcus' thoughts either. It's like you've just wiped that part of his memory away!” He sounded much more excited than I thought he should be.
I smiled slightly. It was the first time I could ever remember doing so, which made me think of something. “Did I make myself forget?” I asked quietly.
Aro frowned. “That may have been the case. We changed you into a vampire, Bella, and that action may have made you use your power on yourself, only in a much stronger way. Although, it seems that somewhere, subconsciously probably, you are surpressing your memories. Why else would you want to d-” he stopped himself quickly. “Anyway, I'm going to guess that yes, you did make yourself forget your life,” he concluded
“But... what was my life like?” I asked slowly.
Aro hardly skipped a beat. “You were raised from birth to be a part of the Volturi.”
“Oh... are you sure?”
"Of course! So, Bella," Aro started. "Would you like to become part of the Volturi?"
The Volturi is a powerful vampire family, almost like royalty. You don't provoke the Volturi unless you want to die.
I shook my head, clearing out the errant thought that ran through it. I had no idea where it came from.
I didn't know if I wanted to be with these people. They ate from humans, and so far they didn't seem like very nice people.
“Will I have to eat like you do?” I asked carefully.
“You may eat whatever you choose!” he exclaimed.
“Okay... but if I don't like the life here, am I free to leave?”
“Then yes, I will be a part of the Volturi.”
"Excellent!" Aro exclaimed, clearly enthralled. "We will not keep you here against you will if you ever wish to leave. There are some things that you should know before you even begin your new life as a vampire. First, don't go out into the sunlight where any humans can see you. You'll understand why as soon as you see yourself in the sun. Second, you are unbelievably strong now, Bella. You have to watch what you're doing at all times. If you lose control of one motion, even for a second, you could easily do major damage to something. And most importantly, you must keep your existence as a vampire secret. Nobody must know about us. I suppose that's all. Welcome to the Volturi!" He was much more enthusiastic than he had been before
I shrugged. So far Volturi life was not something I enjoyed at all.