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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.


10. NO!

Rating 5/5   Word Count 1512   Review this Chapter

“Edward.” I hissed, walking into the prison room.

“Bella!” He rejoiced, I would have flinched if I hadn’t have practiced being a good actor and liar for the past fourteen years.

“Leave now.” I commanded, “Aro values your talents, he believes there is a chance you will change your mind one day, so we won’t kill you. Pity, I was really looking forward to ripping you apart.” I had practiced my lines for a long time.

“Bella?”

“I’m Ella.” I said firmly, “Now go.”

“No. No. NO!” He yelled, “Stay with me Bella!”

“Why should I? You didn’t stay with me!”

He flinched.

“Go before I change my mind!” I commanded.

“No, Bell-”

“I am no longer yours Edward.” I hissed.

“Bu-”

“Go!”

“Listen to me Bella!” He screamed, pushing me to a wall and grabbing my shoulders, “You can’t keep denying who you are. You aren’t Ella. You. Are. Bella. You are the love of my life, how you ever loved me, I’ll never know. But I will fight for you! I won’t let you become lost because of what I did to you.”

“HOW MANY DAMN TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU?!” I screamed back, “I’m not your Bella anymore!” I shoved him away and he staggered back, “Get. Out. Now. You are no longer welcome in my life!” I turned and left.

“Where are you going, Ella?” Demetri asked as I glided past him and Jane.

“Out.” I snapped.

Jane grinned, “She’s back.”

I ran the rest of the way out of the tower. It was about one o’clock at night so I could let my hood fall as I sat by the fountain just outside our dear Volterra. I ran my hand through the water and sighed. I wasn’t Edward’s Bella anymore. I’m more selfish now, I’m a monster. I eat humans. I…I’m horrible. I’m not worthy of him anymore. I hurt him, hurt him so deeply that he should never forgive me.

“Hey, pretty lady?” a sweet little voice said, I looked up. A little girl who looked about four stood in front of me, twisting and untwisting her little fingers around a necklace with a tiny gold heart pendant around it, and biting her bottom lip. Her straight, black hair fell to her shoulders and her bright blue eyes stared at me. Her pale skin shone almost blue in the moonlight, she wore a little blue dress that was a perfect match for her eyes, she looked so sad, “What’s wrong?”

“Nothing,” I said, “What’s wrong with you?”

She sighed, “I don’t know where my mommy and daddy are.”

“Oh, I’m sorry, do you want me to help you find them?”

“If you want to,” She said.

It was surprisingly easy to talk to the child. It was both easy and hard to be near her. My instincts screamed at me to kill, but I was revolted by the thought. Even here in the silent city, where all the tourists were asleep and no one would see her die.

What was even more surprising was that she came near me. Children tend to run because they rely more on parents and instincts than what they know. It’s hard as hell for Heidi to get children to follow her. But she came right up to me. My eyes were even black. She was brave.

I stood up and she took my hand, not even flinching from the cold. I carefully leaned down and picked her up as if she was a tiny bubble of soap or made of the thinnest glass. She leaned into me and started playing with a lock of my hair.

I smelled her shirt, “Hey kid,” I asked, “Does your mommy dress you in the morning.”

She nodded.

“What’s your name?”

“Theresa Anne Dove,” She recited.

Hmm. That was a mouthful, “Do you have a nickname?”

“Sometimes my parents call me Terry, or Resa. But I like Resa better.”

I nodded, that was much easier. “Close your eyes,” I told her. She squeezed them shut and buried her head in my shoulder.

Then I ran. I followed the scent to a hotel and walked in, then inhaled deeply. I gasped.

Oh, no.

These were the humans Heidi brought earlier, the ones for only Aro and his wife. That meant this child was an orphan.

She tugged on a lock of my hair, “Can I go to sleep?”

I nodded and lay her on the bed. She yawned, her full lips forming a perfect ‘O’, “Night, night.”

I smiled, “Night.”

I sat there all night, just staring at her. I can see what Edward found so special about watching me sleep. Humans were just so peaceful, I envied the child. Why can she sleep and not me? It was extremely annoying.

What was I going to do? I couldn’t leave the girl alone. She was four, she wouldn’t stand a chance. I couldn’t bring her back, she be dead the first day.

There was a knock on the hotel door around noon, I stiffened.

“Ella?” I relaxed, it was Felix.

I opened the door. His eyes widened as he looked at the child, “What’s-”

“She’s an orphan, I can’t leave her alone. She needs someone to take care of her.” I interrupted.

“What about those Cullen’s?” He asked.

I gasped, it was so perfect. Of course the Cullen’s would take her in. Of course that’s the best thing for her. She’d be as safe as I could get her. I heard Charlie wasn’t doing so great, and Renee was dead. I couldn’t leave her with them. Edward always was responsible, he could be like a dad.

The only problem was getting up enough courage to ask. I truly am a horrible person.

Felix was leaning quietly against the back wall, staring at Resa while I thought. He looked at her with unconditional love in his eyes. He’d be a good parent for her if that was an option.

“That’s a good idea,” I finally said, “But what are we going to do with her while we go ask?”

“I’ll watch her,” He said, still staring at the girl, “You can trust me.”

I nodded, I could trust him. I ran quickly though, wanting to hurry and get it over with.

Edward was standing there in front of Aro when I entered, Alice, Jasper, and Carlisle were next to him. I stopped dead in my tracks. I wasn’t expecting them to be here too. This truly sucked.

Alice turned around and her face lit up, great. “Bella!” She ran to me and threw her arms around my waist. I stiffened, she didn’t seem to notice, “Hi, missed ya!”

I nodded, she let go and danced back to stand next to Edward. I swallowed, “Carlisle?”

He turned, though his expression was just as caring as always, the gold in them stared with accusations. “Yes?”

“I need to talk to you for a moment.”

He nodded and I led him outside, “Okay,” I began, “I need a favor. I found a child, an orphan, and I need to know if you can look after her.”

“A human?” He asked.

“Yes, I don’t want her in an orphanage, but I can’t keep her with me or find someone to take her. I need to know if you can find someone, or take her in.” I said.

He sighed, “May I see her?”

“Of course.” I led him to the hotel and opened the door. Resa was in Felix’s lap being tickled and giggling. He looked like he didn’t even have to work to be gentle, he was already.

She gasped and ran to me, her jaw dropped when she saw Carlisle, “So many pretty people.” I smiled.

He held out his arms and she looked up at me, I nodded and she went to him.

“She’s four, her name is Teresa Anne Dove, she likes to be called Resa.” I said.

He nodded, “Yes, I’ m sure we’ll be able to help. She seems healthy.”

I breathed a sigh of relief, thank God.

Felix and I went back while Carlisle stayed with Resa.

“Yes of course Edward, wonderful, I’m so glad. I knew you would come around.” I heard Aro say just as we walked in. Alice and Jasper were staring at him in horror.

“Ah, Ella dear. Edward has decided to join us, isn’t that wonderful?” He said.

I shook my head. My eyes started to burn and my shield gave out, along with my knees, “No Edward, no don’t do this.” I whispered.

Pain was in his eyes as he grimaced at the agony I was going through.

NO! NO! NO! YOU CAN’T DO THIS! I mentally screamed. Or maybe it was out loud, I don’t know, I don’t care.

Edward couldn’t share the same punishment as me, he couldn’t.

I looked into his eyes and I saw: Oh, but he was, he was.