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Eternally Awake

Summary:
I was a vampire now... Why couldn't my life just balance out? Bella has just endured her transformation, and she is excited about begining her eternity with Edward. However, fate seems to be against her happiness. Everything that was supposed to be fixed only seems to be intensified. Is there a way for her to get what she wants and keep everything she left behind safe, too?


Notes:
New chapter should be up soon!


5. An Unpleasant Visit

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Alice, Edward, Emmett, and I all caught our breath simultaneously, and we listened very carefully to hear exactly what was to happen downstairs. We had followed through on our end of the deal, so there shouldn’t have been trouble, but with the Volturi you could never know. The door slowly creaked open, and that’s when the tension rose.

“Where is she?” We faintly heard Marcus exclaim, harshly.

“Upstairs,” stated Carlisle in a tone of voice strangely unsettled, compared to his typical. Alice and I glanced at each other, unsure of what would happen next.

“Really,” said Caius, not fully believing him. “Aro, why don’t you find out?”

We could hear Aro’s graceful footsteps forward.

“Caius, Marcus, calm down. They followed through, or at least according to his thoughts,” he said to them. Then, to Carlisle, “I would like to see her, anyways. I’m not sure if you really followed through.”

“Of course,” said Carlisle. “Bella, Edward,” he yelled. I gulped and grabbed Edward’s hand. We looked at each other, and he nodded. We stood up, and at human pace, we walked down the spiral staircase. At the end of the steps, we could see Aro, Marcus, Caius, and Jane standing directly in front of us. Aro looked up and down at me approvingly.

“So, what is your power?” Asked Aro, casually.

“I control other people’s powers,” I responded. I then borrowed Edward’s power to glance into Aro’s mind. All he could think about was how wonderful I would be on his guard.

“So,” he started, “would you be interested in joining our guard?”

“No,” I answered blankly. It wasn’t going to happen. Ever. Not in a million years. They disgust me.

“You’ll regret it,” mumbled Marcus, though I did not believe he intended for anyone to hear.

“Excuse me?” I said.

“I said you’ll regret it.”

“How so?” I questioned, though I could have just looked in his mind.

“We’ll find ways,” said Caius, jumping in. I didn’t want to know what ways, so I didn’t bother reading his mind. However, Edward did.

“You won’t.” He stated, defensively. I peeked into his mind and saw exactly what they were planning; a massacre in Forks.

“No!” I yelled.

“Well, unless you join our guard, we will. You have a few years to reconsider, but one way or another, you will be joining,” stated Caius smugly.

“Bella, just join now. You won’t have to follow that stupid “vegetarian” diet,” said Aro.

“I won’t join!” I screamed, and I started to dry sob into Edward’s shoulder. Ugh! I could either leave the people I love most to protect people that are no longer a part of my life, or have my entire past destroyed. There had to be another way…

“You will, eventually,” stated Aro, turning his back and walking away. Disappointment was apparent on his face and Marcus’s, Caius’s, and Jane’s. Jane, though, was only disappointed because she didn’t get to use her power. They were completely out of sight within a few seconds, and Edward leaned over and hugged me.

“It’ll be okay,” he whispered, confidently.

I wasn’t as sure.