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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.


9. slave

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Bella’s Point Of View

I sighed and leaned back into Felix. His arms tightened around my waist automatically. We were in one of the small, quiet, forgotten rooms he brought me to when we talked and relaxed. Only now, I had no choice to be here. I was being held prisoner, Felix the warden.

I had cracked. I couldn’t take it, I couldn’t bring the humans here, Aro soon found out why, making me useless. Technically, it was Edwards fault. He made me remember, I really didn’t want to, and this was why. My life before was great. Wonderful.

Stupid humans. Stupid Cullen’s. Stupid crap diet. I’m starving but I can’t eat. No. Stupid Edward. He is the one who kissed me. He is the one who brought back the pain. He is the one who left, who doesn’t care. The only reason he did it was guilt. He thought he’d help me, the idiot.

There was no going back. Vampire memories stick, I have to remember these forever. Death sucks. Immortality sucks. Being me sucks.

“Felix?” I asked.

“Mm?” he hummed.

“I know it’s a touchy subject and all, but… What was your life like before the Volturi? I want to find out as much as I can before-” I broke off, unable to continue.

He swallowed, “Before tomorrow?” Yes, tomorrow. My execution. Felix, the usual one to kill, had refused. Marcus wouldn’t push it. Even he wasn’t that cruel. Still things had to be decided, the only reason for the delay. Felix had requested Alec not paralyze me, to give us more time.

I couldn’t answer so I just nodded.

“I was born in the Pensacola, Florida area, 1789.” He began, “I had a mom, who died when I was fourteen, and a dad, who died seven years earlier. From then on I lived with my older brother, Max, who was twenty six at the time, my older sister, Mary, who was seventeen, and my younger brother, who was ten, Jude.

“Most of my human life is a blur. I remember, I was twenty when I was changed, I think it was by a female, Anne. When I had enough control, I kept in touch with the one brother I was close to, Jude.

“One day, he disappeared. I went to his house and found the scent of a vampire, and followed it. I found Jude, half-crazed and terrified in a forest surrounded by twenty or so others. Not even two seconds later the Volturi came, Aro included.

“It was then that I realized I’d been dragged into the one thing I was trying to avoid, the newborn wars.”

I nodded, we’d just nabbed someone who took it too far.

“I talked Aro into touching my hand, and when he did, he had to have me join the guard. He saw my speed and strength was better than most, but what he really wanted was my ability.”

I gasped and whirled around, “I didn’t know you had an ability!”

He nodded, “I can search through memories, make them forget, and add new ones, you had me do that to you when you got your ability.”

“So I could forget everything, like that?”

He shook his head, “It’s so much easier said than done. One it takes a long time, two it is very physically and emotionally draining, and three…it hurts.”

“I’m sorry.”

“I took so many of your tortures and lay them on myself.”

I was shocked, “Why?”

“I love you.” he said simply, stroking my face and gently kissing my lips.

“So anyway,” he continued, “Aro made a deal with me, he’d spare my brother’s innocent life, and I’d join the guard.”

“You’re a slave you know?” I said.

He nodded, “I do now, you made me realized that. Aro has kept a close eye on me because of it, I-” He stopped and listened, so did I.

“Please promise me something,” He said urgently.

“Anything!”

“Don’t fight, just run.” He took me by surprise, but I nodded. He wanted me to escape.

He pulled me closer to him and kissed me passionately, I kissed him back just as much. My fingers tangled in his hair and his hands clamped on my waits, holding me tighter to him. All too soon he pulled away, both our breathing heavy and me dizzy.

Demetri and Alec came in the room shortly after, “Aro calls for you.”

Felix glared but nodded, telling me it was okay. I covered him in my shield, just in case. If I was going out, it would be while protecting him.

We slowly walked to the tower where Aro was. Where I was to die.

I never really had thought about my death, I guess because I had the time now. I wouldn’t be going through this is I hadn’t have moved to Forks. If I hadn’t met Edward. If I hadn’t been nearly killed by James. If Edward didn’t leave. If Victoria hadn’t have blabbed. If the Volturi hadn’t come for me. If I hadn’t have been tortured over and over again. If I hadn’t have forgotten. If I hadn’t have loved Felix. If I hadn’t have met Edward again. If he hadn’t have kissed me if he hadn’t have pretended. If I hadn’t have run. If I didn’t love them both.

There were so many “ifs”, why bother? I couldn’t bring myself to regret it anyway.

“Bella dear!” Aro said happily, holding out his hand.

I snarled, he had to be joking. He was going to kill me and he wanted me to share my memories?!

He made a face, “Something wrong?”

My expression turned murderous, “You know damn well something is wrong!” I hissed.

He smiled, “Let’s get on with this. Demetri-”

Before anyone could think the door burst open and my old savior came running in, faster than most, as always. His beautiful auburn hair wind blown and his body coiled in a protective crouch in front of me. Felix was next to him. They lunged at anyone who came near me.

I turned to do as Felix told me to but was sidetracked. Felix was against Demetri and Jane. I had continued to protect Edward and him without noticing, but Jane can still fight. Demetri lunged at his side, I couldn’t take it, the image horrified me, I had to stop it.

I ran at Demetri and ripped his head off, just like a common newborn, I had taken him down so easily. I proceeded with taking him apart, and didn’t even notice Alec.

He pinned me. “Felix, Edward! Run!” I screamed, “If you care about me at all if you value my life and sanity at all you will run!”

Then I went dead…

I gasped.

“Thank you, Alec.” I heard Felix ask.

I whimpered and clutched him close, Don’t go away, please don’t leave me! I silently begged.

“Shhh, it’s okay?”

I gasped and sat up, “You were supposed to run!” I hissed.

He was taken aback for a moment, but quickly recovered, pain coloring his tone, “I couldn’t, I forced Edward to run but I was to the ground before I could think. I’d rather be here with you anyway.”

I shook my head and sobbed dryly into his shoulder. He can’t die! He can’t! He can’t!

Azuria and Alec came in, “Aro want’s you.” Azuria mumbled, guilt filling her expression, it didn’t help that I glared at her, but I would gladly convince myself that it did.

Once again we were lead in the room, but my panic was building, Don’t hurt Felix, don’t hurt Felix! I silently begged.

“You asshole!” I hissed at Aro the second we were in the room, “I swear to god above if you-”

“I am god!” he laughed.

“Arrogant fool!” I hissed.

He smiled, “Everyone but Bella out!

“But master,” Renata said, panicking.

“Now, Renata.” Aro looked into Felix’s eyes and then at our intertwined hands, which were both clutched tighter, and nodded in approval. Panic reared it’s ugly head again. Felix was going to watch?! Or worse, what if he tried to protect me again? I shuttered slightly.

Everyone left, with the exception of Marcus, Casius, Aro, Felix, and I.

I closed my eyes. Keep Felix safe as long as you can, I decided. That was my first selfless act in a long time.

“Bella?” I opened my eyes, Aro continued, “I’m here to make you a deal.”

“Felix,” Marcus hissed, “Go stand by Casius.”

Reluctantly he obeyed.

“I’ll listen,” I said, anything to protect Felix.

Aro nodded and continued, “You must work for us and do everything we say, no arguing-”

“Never,” I interrupted.

“Ah, dear Bella, you may change your mind when I tell you about Edward.”

I felt my eyes go glassy. I smiled, and decided to call his bluff, “I must have you scared pretty bad old man.”

“We have him, he continued as if I hadn’t have said anything, “And you must make him leave. You know what we’ll do to him if you don’t.”

“I hate him!” I lied, hissing, “Why would I care?!”

“Lair!” Aro yelled, running over and slapping me, making me fall to the ground. I didn’t bother to get up.

Felix tried to run to me but Demetri came and held him back.

“You know what it will do to his family.” He hissed. My eyes were suddenly unfocused. Aro leaned down to whisper in my ear so only I could hear, “Emmett, devastated. Rosalie, horrified. Jasper, catatonic. Carlisle, hurt. Esme, another son gone. And what about dearest Alice? How will she feel?

“You still love Edward, remember all your kisses, biology, the meadow?” I started to tremble. I wanted to cry. More than ever, I needed to cry.

He kicked me and I rolled over on my back so he could see my face. He saw the dead expression in my eyes. “Don’t hurt Felix,” I whispered.

He nodded, “Just promise your service,”

I closed my eyes, pulled away my shield, and touched his hand.

I opened my eyes, he smiled and left, followed by everyone but Felix, who ran over to me.

“Bella!” He pulled me to him.

“Promise me something,” I whispered.

“What?”

“Please don’t make me forget,” I begged, “if you value my sanity and my right as a person, don’t take it away.”

And we sat there, both of us made slaves while to protect the ones we loved.