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What if Buffy went to Forks ?? Read if you wanna know more :-)
7. Chapter 7
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Both Bella and I jumped at the noise. I frowned and hurried to the door. Bella followed but stayed behind me. I opened the door.
“Buffy, they’re coming ! Would you let me in Bella ?”
Angel. I turned rapidly to Bella who mumbled : “Oh yeah sure.”
He then came in and removed the blanket he was using to protect himself from the light.
“They’re coming right now ?” I asked.
He nodded. “Yes, they’re coming here.”
Bella’s eyes widened. “What ? In the house ?”
“In the woods, just behind the house.”
Buffy turned to me and ordered. “Bella, you have to stay here please. I don’t want them to hurt you if… Well, just stay here, ok ?”
I nodded. “Yeah, ok.”
“Let’s go,” I said to Angel.
We got out of the house and went behind it. They were already there. There were three and immediately, I felt they were different from the other vampires. Even different from the Cullens. There was something but I couldn’t find what. I waited for them to talk.
I was walking round and round, unable to stay still, though it was quite easy for me, as a vampire.
Alice suddenly said out loud : “For God’s sake, please Edward, stop going round and round, you’re driving me crazy !!”
I looked up at her and said : “If there’s any danger and that you see it too lately, I couldn’t be over there on time.”
She replied : “Edward, we’re in Port Angeles, we’re close enough. Must I remind you that you are the one you wanted to come here, and I was the only one who wanted to come with you ?”
I knew she was right, but the Volturi were so powerful, they could kill you with a look, or a simple move.
“Look, for days, I can’t see anything bad. They just want to meet Buffy, they just want to talk to her. To make sure she’s really the Slayer -”
“And how do you think they’ll make sure, Alice ??” I snapped. “Don’t you think they’ll try to fight with her ! And then maybe they’ll find Bella !”
“If you let me finish my sentence, you’ll know ! She has Angel with her.”
I raised my eyebrows.
“Angel ?” I asked, doubtful.
“Yes, he came a few days ago to warn her. Don’t panic but a few minutes ago, Buffy was at Bella’s house, and now they’re behind her house.”
I was about to reply when she held up a finger.
“I told you not to panic. Everything’s fine, they’re just curious. And now that they realized that Angel is with her, they want to see her strength. They’re going to fight together so the Volturi would know she’s really the Slayer. And they’ll simply go back to Volterra.”
I calmed down a little but it wasn’t enough. I would like to go there. To make sure they won’t do anything.
“No Edward, you’re so not doing this. They’d know you’re here spying on them.”
“I know,” I sighed.
I finally sat and put my head in my hands. Alice came to sit next to me, rubbing my shoulders.
“It’ll be ok, she won’t be hurt.”
How much I wanted to believe her.
“How do you plan on doing this ?” I asked, suspicious now. “We fought in front of you, isn’t this enough ?”
Aro smiled and then said : “It won’t hurt you, I promise. Just let me see what’s in your mind.”
He handed his hand, I looked up at Angel, who had a worried expression on his face, and then touched Aro’s hand. I didn’t feel anything but he kept his eyes on me. Then, after a few seconds, he released me.
“Very interesting. You’re made for those other vampires but not for our kind.”
I shook my head. “Before coming here and meeting Edward, I’ve had never seen vampires of your kind. I must admit you fascinate me.”
He chuckled. “I already knew this. I was wondering something… You two are very, very interesting. You are a very special vampire Angel, and you Buffy, have some powers humans didn’t have usually. It would be an honor if you joined us.”
“Join you ? What do you mean ?”
“Would you come to Volterra with us and be a part of our coven ?”
It sank in. “You want me to become a vampire ?”
“No, no ! You’re a special human, I want you to stay human with us.”
Erk. No way. “No, thanks but I really love my life as it is now.”
Aro made a face but then turned to Angel, waiting for his answer. He shook his head. “Thanks for proposing but I’d rather be lonely.”
I looked up at him, his face was pained. I frowned at him.
Aro stepped back. “As you like, but you know where to find us if you change your mind. Now let’s go back to our city. It’s been a pleasure.”
And then, they disappeared. I sighed loudly and led Angel back to the house.
Alice suddenly stiffened. I got up. “What do you see ?”
“They’re gone. Aro read her mind, they’re gone. They’re going back to Italy. It’s ok Edward, Bella’s in the kitchen right now, waiting for Buffy and Angel.” She replied.
Relief passed through my whole being. I sighed. My Bella was safe.
“Let’s go back to the others.” I said, I didn’t want to stay any longer or I would made the decision to come back to Forks, and I couldn’t do that.
Alice sighed. I’d like to see her.
“Stop it, Alice, please.”
As soon as I opened the door, Bella was in front of us, worried. “So what happened ?”
“Don’t worry, everything’s ok, we fought in front of them and this guy read my mind to make sure I wasn’t lying.” I said, smiling.
“Who were they ?”
“The Volturi.” I said.
“The Volturi ?” She repeated, her expression astonished.
“Do you know them ?” I asked.
“Well, Edward told me about them once. A few months ago, before he left.” Her voice cracked.
“And who are they ?” Angel asked.
“A very powerful vampire family. They live in Italy, they can be very dangerous since they have extremely powerful powers but at the same time, they constitute the base of the “peace” that reined between vampires covens.” She explained.
I nodded. “Alright, I understand. They seem pretty clever. They wanted us to join them.”
“What ?” She gasped. “What did you reply ?”
“No, of course ! What do you think ?” I gasped too.
“We should tell Giles.” She said.
“Yes, you’re right. Are you coming ?” I turned to face Angel.
“No, sorry. I have some things to do.”
And he went away. Bella looked at me and shrugged. She put the cookies in a box and then, we were ready to come back to school. On the way, Bella asked me : “So what do you think about Angel ?”
I was a little embarrassed. “Well, I think we can truly trust him. He was ready to fight against the Volturi, I must say it impressed me.”
“Have you ever seen them ? They are really different, even from the… Cullens. They are scary but so beautiful at the same time. It clouded my mind for a minute.”
“You said one of them read your mind ?” She asked.
I nodded. “Yes, he touched my hand and looked at me intensely.”
“He touched your hand ? He wasn’t just listening to your thoughts Buffy, he was watching everything you’ve seen so far.”
I stopped. “What ?”
Bella sighed and looked down. “He told me that they could penetrate the mind of someone like no one could do it. He might have watched everything you’ve seen about vampires.”
I shivered. “Oh, I hate it ! I can’t stand the idea of someone knowing everything I have in my mind. I wonder if it would be the same for you…”
She frowned. “What do you mean ?”
“Yeah, I mean, Edward couldn’t read your mind. Maybe the Volturi can’t either. I don’t know…” Oops, I didn’t pay attention not to mention his name, she made a face.
We were now in front of the school.
“Don’t you think Giles is at home ?” Bella sounded worried.
I chuckled. “No way, he loves his books too much.”
“Oh, yeah I guess that’s right.”
That was weird to walk across the school while the halls were empty, everything was usually so noisy during classes. We both opened the doors of the library and came in.
“Giles ?” I called.
“Yes, I’m coming, just a minute.”
Bella and I glanced at each other and then we both sat, I put my feet on the table. A few seconds later, Giles got out of his office, a book in his hands.
“So what are the news ?” he asked as he slightly tapped my feet. I removed them, sticking my tongue to him.
Bella talked before me. “Well, have you found anything about what I’ve asked you ?”
“Yes, everything is in this chapter. The curse can be broken under special circumstances : with a spell, or if the effect of the curse is diminishing. I’m not really sure of what that second part means…”
“Diminishing… The goal of the curse is to make him regret, isn’t it ?” I asked Giles.
“Yes, I suppose that’s it.”
“So, if he begins to suffer less, the effect of the curse will diminish. Sounds logical to me.” I shrugged.
Bella nodded. “Yeah, that seems pretty plausible.”
Giles stared at us and finally nodded.
“And about the news, I met the Volturi. Those were the vampires who were coming to see me.” I said.
Giles looked up at me as if I had shot him. “Who ?”
I hesitated, troubled by his reaction. “The Volturi… Why ? Have you heard about them ?”
“This name sounds familiar. What happened ?”
“Um… They were three, Aro, Marcus and Caius. Angel first came to warn us, then we both came to them. They wanted to see us fighting, so they could see that I was really strong. And Aro also read my mind. He checked the whole story if you like.”
“And then ?”
“Then, they saw I was telling the truth, that I wasn’t a threat. And they went away. Oh and Aro wanted us to join his coven.” I winced.
“What ? What did your reply ?”
I rolled my eyes. He thought the same than Bella. “I said no, of course.”
He had removed his glasses while listening, something Giles always did when he was deep in his thoughts.
“What are you thinking ?” Bella asked.
“Well, I was wondering who they truly were…”
“They’re like a royal family to the vampires of the other kind. They make sure the peace reins.” She replied.
“How do you know that ?” Giles asked.
I kicked him slightly and raised my eyebrows to him.
“Oh yes, sure. Sorry Bella, I should’ve guessed.”
“Do I need extra-training hours now ?” I asked.
He frowned and said : “Of course, why not ?”
“Because the danger is gone.”
“The danger is always here Buffy, you should know it.”
“Oh please, besides them, there weren’t any bad vampires around.” I complained, like a little child.
“This is not a reason, Buffy. I want you to be ready, just in case.”
I sighed. “Ok, I’ll ask Angel.”
Bella smiled at me.
“Nothing, Angel could help you for sure.” She replied.
I frowned at her and got up. “What if we went to Port Angeles tonight ?”
She crossed her arms against her chest and said : “Um… Yes. Why not ?”
“This would be a girl night, only you and me, to the movies and restaurant. What do you think ?”
She smiled. “Ok, no problem, that sounds good to me.”
“Great.” I loved to see her smiling, she needed to clean her head from vampires.
We came back to our houses so I could warn my Mom and then, we went to Bella’s.
“Let me warn you Buffy, my truck is very slow.” Bella said, while changing her clothes.
I laughed. “No problem, you’re lucky enough to own a car.” I sighed.
“You should ask your Mom again.” She shrugged.
“Maybe yes.” I waited for her to be done, and we got downstairs.
“Dad ? I’m going to Port Angeles with Buffy tonight.”
“Sure. What are you going to do ?”
“We’re going to the movies and then to the restaurant.” Bella replied, impatient.
“Ok, be careful.”
She nodded while I smiled to her Dad and we got out. Once in her truck, she started the engine and drove to Port Angeles.
“Have you ever been over there ?” I asked, curious.
“Er… Yes, last year. I had to check something in a library, and I helped Jessica and Angela to choose their dresses for the dance.” She took a deep breath.
I stared at her, wondering whether I should ask her what was wrong or not. But she carried on talking :
“That’s when I told Edward about what I doubted. That he was a vampire.”
“But you were with Jess and Angela ?”
“Yes, but when I went to the library, I was alone and then, I got lost and there were these guys… Anyway, I wouldn’t be talking to you right now if Edward hadn’t been here to save me.”
“Oh.” I didn’t know this.
We stayed quite silent for the rest of the ride. When we arrived in Port Angeles, it was almost the night. We found a place just in front of the movies, Bella parked the car and we stared at the movies shown for quite a long moment. I finally proposed : “Why not The Descent ? Looks scary. Or maybe you want another movie.”
Bella shook her head. “No, The Descent sounds good. I don’t want to watch any romantic movie.”
We stood in the line, waiting for our turn to buy the tickets. We were talking about the finals when I suddenly felt something. I turned back to watch towards the buildings behind us.
“What is it ?” Bella asked.
A vampire was watching us. I could feel it and then nothing. He or she has gone.
“Er… A vampire was watching us.” I said.
“I don’t know, I can’t know this.” I shrugged and began to talk again about the finals of Trig.
On our way, Alice had a vision. Some danger was coming in Forks but it was still blur for now. I couldn’t stay away. We decided to stay around Forks. We came back to our house but we were very discrete, I didn’t want Bella to know I was here. She and Buffy were going to Port Angeles tonight, I would follow them. Just to make sure. Bella parked right in front of the theatre, she looked fine. Maybe a little tired but she was still as pretty as the last time I saw her. They stared at the movies shown and chose The Descent.
“No, The Descent sounds good. I don’t want to watch any romantic movie.” I felt a sudden guilt inside of me. She was hurt. And so I was too. I sighed.
After a few moments, Buffy suddenly turned and looked toward me. Damn. I watched Bella a last time and came back in my car.
This movie was the scariest movie ever. And very stressing because of the lack of space. Bella jumped from time to time and that made me laugh. After the end of the movie, we went to the restaurant. Well, not really a restaurant, Bella wanted to go to McDonald’s.
When we got home, it was only 9.
“Are you staying a little tonight ?” Bella asked.
“No, sorry. I have lots of homework to do.”
“Ok, no problem. See you tomorrow.” She hugged me and got in her house.