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Marionette

Summary:
Edward leaves Bella. The Volturi find a human aware of them, and come for her. Thirteen years later, Bella is a trained member of the guard, loyal, important, enslaved… Readers- I’m moving accounts. This was a shared account with someone who doesn’t really like me anymore. So I’ll post this to all the stories I wrote (I’ll only continue some) then you can read them. Continuing: Complications, Goneandnevercomingback., Marionette, mynewLife, and SpilledMascara. If what you read wasn’t listed and you want it continued, tell me through the “contactauthors” button on the “elainamorrigan” account why I should continue. -elle/Twizzler


Notes:
Twisler Terrier All these characters (with the exception of Azuria named after my beautiful cat) belong to Stephenie Meyer.


1. Fourteen years

Rating 4.5/5   Word Count 1151   Review this Chapter

Chapter 1

Mascara

"Because of you" kelly clarkson

Bella’s Point of View

“Ella! Pay attention!” Azuria snapped.

“Yes ma’am.” I said quickly, not wanting her to hurt me. I wasn’t allowed to call her by her nickname, Zury, so I avoided accidents by thinking only of her full name and calling her “ma’am” as much as possible. I crouched in front of Felix, letting my instincts take over. Terrifying snarls ripped through the training tower as we lunged at each other.

One minute later and Felix won again, I was pinned to the ground…again. If I wasn’t an important member of the guard, I’d be dead.

But that doesn’t mean I can’t be punished, “Ella!” Zury yelled, frustrated at me again. I flinch, knowing what was coming next, “Come here!” I got up and ran over to my master quickly, it was always worse if I kept her waiting.

She held her hands out and I gave mine to her, along with everything else.

I screamed out in pain as electricity flew through my body. Real electricity. Nothing mental about it. I fell to the ground as the zaps rang through, the power making me shake. I begged for it to stop, wishing they would just rip me up and burn me already. I’d sooner go through the transformation to a vampire again than go through this, and do it with a smile!

The pain ceased and I lay gasping on the ground at master’s feet, wondering if they killed me after all. Usually it was longer.

I looked up and Azuria was smiling down on me, “I’m feeling merciful,” she explained. How nice of her.

Not only was she nice but she was painfully beautiful. Her long blond hair fell in large ringlets down to the bottom of her back. She was the same height as me and had pixy-like features. I flinched as I took a confidence blow.

Then I quickly thanked her.

“Now listen up,” she began, “Alec will be babysitting you for me while Aro sends me on an errand. I’ll be back in about four months, you will listen to him and do as he says. He is not as merciful as me.” I flinched, remembering the last time Alec had to train me.

It was about fourteen years ago, when I was still a stupid, wild, newborn. My old views of hating Azuria were laughable now, she was wonderful, she is wonderful. It was also stupid of me to accuse them of calling me “Ella” to take away my personality, it was just easier. And if my master’s lives were easier, then I was doing my job. I couldn’t even remember what I was called before, not that it mattered.

“It wasn’t pleasant” is a deep understatement of my time with Alec.

I walked into the tower with him waiting there for me. I glared at him.

“Ella,” he greeted.

“My name isn’t ‘Ella’!” I snapped. He glared at me. When nothing happened, I yelled at him, “Ha! Doesn’t work genius!”

Then he ran over and slapped me, not that it hurt, it was just demeaning.

The rest of the year was nearly the same.

I’m lucky that Azuria put up with me. Lucky that she molded me to the loyal guard member I am today. “I know you don’t enjoy my absence, but Aro demanded it.” She continued, “You’re to stay in the feeding tower while you wait for Alec to get you. Heidi promised to bring you a snack.” My mood lifted, “snack” usually meant a child. I enjoyed them because they were rarely tainted by drugs and other filth. It was easy to get them, the human parents usually didn’t notice the children were gone until much later, stupid and foul animals they were.

“Goodbye, master. I will obey your orders.” I said.

“Very good,” She said, “You have very much improved since you came here Ella, you aren’t as wild as you were.”

I was shocked, she usually never mentioned my early days here. But I remained composed, so her complement wasn’t wasted. I nodded and she left the tower. I began to walk to the feeding tower.

What was my name before. It’s very odd how I’d forgotten.

No. Not important.

I was walking past one of the rooms when I’d heard Aro’s and Azuria’s voices.

“Zury, are you and Felix ready to go?” Aro asked.

“Yes Aro, we’re ready to head to the Cullen’s.” She answered. For some reason that name was familiar, how odd…

“Tell Carlisle I said hello, and give Alice and Edward our offer again, will you dear?” Those names hurt, though I had no idea why…

“Of course.”

They never noticed me there, that was odd, but they never had to be alert here, so it wasn’t unexpected.

I ran to the tower, so they wouldn’t know I was there.

Two minutes after I walked through the door, Azuria came in.

“I have talked to Aro and we feel that you are loyal enough. You are to come with Felix and I on the errand, you will be a great asset against them.”

I was glowing with pride, she knew I was loyal.

Then Heidi came in, a small child about nine on her heels.

Edward’s Point of View

Thirteen years earlier

I sat in that filth hole in a crappy part of Spain.

Pointless. Worthless. Meaningless. Stupid. Monster. All easy words to describe me.

If I go back, will it help? If I go back, will it heal? If I go back, will I be forgiven? If I go back, will she be there? More importantly, if I go back, will she love me?

The obvious answer was yes. That beautiful eighteen year old girl offered me her soul, her life, her love. But…I threw it away, I left her weak, vulnerable. She probably found someone else…

A horrid ripping growl echoed through the room, it startled me, then stopped. I listened, no one was here. It came from me…

The thought of Bella finding someone else was painful. Like someone dropped an anvil on me, crushing and holding me down to the point where I couldn’t breath.

I can’t take it! I don’t care if she's better off! I don’t care if it’s selfish! I’m going back!

The idea was so healing, it had to be the right thing to do! It just had to!

My cell phone rang, blaring annoyingly through the tiny room. Alice.

“Leave me alone.” I said to the phone, not caring if it was crazy. I took it in my hand and crushed it, I didn’t want to be interrupted, and I didn’t care if Alice was mad. I was heading back home.