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Heaven Help Us

This is the sequel to 'Maybe...Just Maybe'. Bella and Edward thought that their lives finally calmed down and that they could live happily ever after. But they're not out of the woods yet...When Alice has a vision concerning some vampires that live up in Volterra, Bella and Edward enlist the help of some old friends and a few new ones. But this isn't going to be an easy fight to win... CHAPTER 7 IS NOW UP!!!!!


6. Hostage

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It took me a few minutes to realize what was happening. And when I did, there was a cold hand covering my mouth to muffle my screams. I tried to probe the vampire’s minds, but there was a force blocking their thoughts. In fact, either all the vampires around me had no powers at all, or all their powers were being kept from me. It was really quite annoying.

After I realized that my abilities were powerless against the vampires, I tried struggling. But of course, that didn’t work because there were about five stronger and older vampires surrounding me. So I stopped struggling after a while.

Worry then came. Worry for my family and Beck. Either Beck just gave up or something was very wrong. What if she met Cerberus and she got hurt? That would be horrible. And what about my family? The last time I saw them Cerberus was stalking towards them. What if they were injured? Or killed?

I shook my head, trying to rid my mind of those thoughts. I was taken hostage. I should have been trying to figure out how to get away from my captors. I could worry later, I just had to focus on escaping right then and there. I closed my eyes and tried to think of a way to sneak off unnoticed.

As it turned out, my planning came a little late. By the time I actually started to think, the vampires holding me stopped running in a clearing. Even though the sky was pitch black, I could see figures moving towards me. I started to panic as they came within ten feet of me. Something told me not to trust the figures. That they were very bad news.

“Hello, Bella!” one of the figures exclaimed. I immediately recognized the voice as Aro’s. I sighed and straightened up.

“Aro,” I stated grimly. Somehow, the facts that the Volturi were after me and that I was abducted didn’t seem to click together until right then.

“I hope you reconsidered our offer,” he said, even though he probably knew my response.

“I’m sorry, Aro, but I’m happy with my life,” I said as politely as I could. I knew that rudeness wouldn’t be the best thing to portray in my situation.

“Oh, that’s too bad,” he said in disappointment. “I was hoping that we could do this easily.” I was really starting to panic at that point.

“Aro, you can’t convince me,” I said, my voice starting to shake. “I won’t give up my way of life just because you want me to,” I said, my voice filled with false confidence.

“Oh really?” he said, raising an eyebrow. “Would you change your mind if I showed you something?” he asked, his tone suggestive. I didn’t move. Not because I was afraid of Aro, but because of the woman that walked up next to him.

“Bella,” she said as if she was proud of herself. I immediately recognized her as the former Head Angel. But she was wearing black and red. Once again, my mind didn’t seem to fit the pieces together.

“Bella, meet the new Head Demon,” Aro said. My eyes boggled.

“Can angels do that?” I asked in wonderment. The former Head Angel just laughed at my ‘ignorance’. She stepped closer to me so that we were only a few inches apart.

“There’s a lot you don’t know about the afterlife, sweetie,” she sneered in my ear. The sound of her voice so close to me made me jump back right into a vampire.

“What do you want?” I squawked out. The former Head Angel stepped back a few paces.

“I don’t really like you that much, Bella,” she announced. I nodded. I already knew that. “And I don’t like Beck either,” she said, her voice filled with hatred. “And I made it my goal to make both of your lives miserable.” I cringed back, wanting to just run away. Aro’s smile turned into a frown.

“I don’t think she will be miserable back at Volterra,” he said confused. The former Head Angel started to laugh again.

“And who said she was going back to Volterra?” the former Head Angel asked amused. Aro just stared at her puzzled.

“Our agreement, that’s what,” Aro said. His tone was filled with bitterness and anger. I then understood why Carlisle was afraid to fight him. The former Head Angel just laughed harder.

“And why should we honor our agreement?” she asked, her hands on her hips. Aro started to growl.

“We helped you steal and catch Cerberus,” Aro said, his voice sounding more like hissing rather then actual words. “Do you know how many vampires were killed?” he asked, his temper obviously starting to overflow.

“Oh yes, I do,” she said, her tone mocking. “I saw them die, remember?” She started to walk towards me again. “And if you don’t mind,” she said. “I would like to take my prize now.” She grabbed my arm before anyone could react. “Au revoir,” she announced before disappearing…with me.

The feeling was incredible. It was like I was floating. There was no air around, just me and the former Head Angel. It only lasted a second or two, but it was still amazing. But the feeling didn’t last long. In three seconds I remembered that I was a hostage. As soon as my feet touched the ground, I tried to take off sprinting. But of course, the former Head Angel had a firm grip on me. I yanked and struggled, but she just stood there, staring at me.

“Are you done yet?” she asked. I stopped moving and just stood still. “I want revenge, Bella,” she said in a monotone. I didn’t respond. “It really was ingenious of me,” she boasted. “Coming up with this plan. The Vultures…Voltaire…Whatever were a huge help, too. I didn’t even get a scratch on me!” she exclaimed, holding up her arms as proof. “But I did want more souls in Hell, some went up to Heaven. Oh well,” she said. “At least I get to take you.” I think that’s when I really started to panic. She seemed to notice that, too. “What are you so scared of? An eternity of torture from me?” she asked. I cringed backwards. “And your boyfriend. Can’t wait to get to him. It will be fun, don’t you think? Ripping him apart. He probably won’t go to Hell, but I’m going to make sure,” she moved her face closer to mine so that I could feel her breath. “I’m going to make sure I take you back to Hell with me.” My mouth dropped open and I tried to run away. I got about ten feet before she appeared in front of me. “Thought you could get away?” she asked.

“Get away from me!” I screamed before turning around and sprinting in the opposite direction. My actions were met with a stream of fire right in my back. I shrieked and fell to the ground.

“It’s no use, Bella,” she said. “I’m going to kill you and then you will be separated from Edward for an eternity. The ultimate revenge. Don’t you think?” I didn’t manage to choke out any words before a bright light blinded me.

For a minute I thought I was dead. But then I saw the familiar trees around me. I looked around for the source of the light. My heart seemed to burst when I saw it. Surrounded by a halo of light, Beck stepped out from the shadows of the trees. The Head Demon’s eyes widened when she saw Beck.

“What are you doing here?” she screamed. “The last time I saw you Cerberus was about to sink his fangs into you!” The Head Demon ran towards Beck, shooting a stream of blackish fire at her. But Beck disappeared before the fire reached her. She reappeared right next to me.

“I’m sorry, Kate,” Beck said, emphasizing the Head Demon’s name. “But we have to get going.”

“YOU ADDRESS ME BY MY PROPOR TITLE!” Kate screamed. Beck rolled her eyes.

“Whatever you wish Your Majesty,” Beck said before grabbing my arm. We disappeared before Kate could leap at us.