Vengeance, Sweet Vengeance
A lone, dark figure stands on a balcony, watching the final moments of the setting sun. It was unacceptable. She made me look weak. Like nothing. I am not nothing. I will never be nothing. That creature was going to pay for making me look like a fool. No one had ever done that to me before. And no one ever would again. Especially not her. I could taste vengeance in the air, and it was sweet. Bella and Edward have lived a blissful life with their family following their encounter with the Volturi one year ago... until sweet vengeance comes to threaten their happily ever after once again. banner by Oh_ Mike How will I go on rated teen for violence and sexual references.CHAPTER 12 is now up!!!CHAPTER 13 has been submitted and is awaiting validation!!!CHAPTERS 14-24 are ready to go!!!
This is a plot that's been brewing in my head for about a year. I was just writing the other day, and it reared its ugly head again, demanding to be written. Song that influenced this: Showbiz by none other than... Muse. lol. Go figure. =D
5. Chapter 5- Calm Before the Storm
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“So violent,” said Aro. He turned completely to face me and touched his fingertips together.
“She’s too powerful. She’s a threat.”
Aro nodded. “Yes, yes she is. I just realized that.”
Triumph swelled in me. “Then let’s do it!”
Aro shook his head. “Now, now, my dear. Let’s not be too hasty.”
I snarled. The room echoed with the feral sound.
“Think of the benefits we would gain if young Bella became one of us.”
My eyes widened in shock. “NO!” My lips curled up away from my teeth. “She deserves to DIE!” I roared.
Aro turned from me, maddeningly as calm as ever. A low growl bubbled up my throat.
“What is it exactly that warrants young Bella’s death?” he asked.
Venom welled in my mouth. “She makes me weak. Worthless.” My vision turned crimson. The only emotion present in my entire being was anger.
He turned back to me. “And she doesn’t do the same to me?” He smiled slightly.
My jaw dropped slightly… then the corners of my mouth turned up in a smile, the very smile I show my victims as they succumb to my power. “You already have a plan.”
“I do. Run along now, my sweet, and gather everyone together.
I ran off, gleefully,
As little Jane ran off, I walked over to a small box sitting on my bookshelf. From within, I removed a charming photograph of Edward Cullen and his little human bride, sent to me with a wedding announcement.
“My dear Bella,” I said softly, stroking her image with a finger. “You’re about to make the biggest decision of your existence.”
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, dear Nessie!
Happy Birthday to you!
And that’s when Emmett struck.
“And many moooorrrree!!!”
And just as Nessie went to blow out her candle, Emmett continued, contributing a cheesy dance to every verse.
“On channel 4! And Scooby-Doo on channel 2! And Franken-“
“Emmett, shut up!” I snarled.
Everyone around me chuckled.
Nessie leaned forward and blew out her candle, marking her first birthday. What and interesting first birthday, though. The little girl seated before the cake with a little birthday hat looked about 9 or 10… and annoyed. Not like a 1-year-old baby who has more interest in a ribbon on her present than what’s going on around her.
“Momma?” she asked. “Do I have to eat this?” She wrinkled her nose at the cake.
I laughed. Only a half-vampire child would be disgusted at the prospect of eating cake. “Of course not.” I kissed the top of her head… the part NOT covered her hat.
She played with the hat and its strap under her chin. “Aunt Alice? Can I take this off?”
“No!” Alice smiled. “I need pictures first.” She flitted off and came back in half a second with a fancy digital camera in her hands. “Get over there, Edward,” she said, pointing towards us.
For the next half hour, Nessie, Edward, and I went through what seemed like a full-fledged photo shoot. I finally felt like the supermodel I had come to look like.
Finally, Edward and I were dismissed so that Nessie could get some pictures with Jacob. Edward and I stood watching, his arms around me.
“I can’t believe it’s been a year,” I said in awe. “Time flies when it doesn’t exist.”
I felt Edward’s arms tighten around me. “Yes, it does,” he said softly. His voice was far from awe. In fact I heard… sadness.
I looked up at him. “What’s wrong?”
He shook his head and planted a genuine looking smile on his face. “I’m fine.”
I knew better.
Finally, his smile faded and he sighed. He kissed my forehead. “I’m sorry, love. But Renesmee’s birth holds as many painful memories as joyous ones.”
I reached up to stroke his cheek. “Let’s think of the joyous ones today. We have a child, something we never really thought could happen. And she’ll be with us for eternity. Our family will be together forever.” My eyes pricked at the thought. We had to be the luckiest family in the world. There would never be the threat of a loved one passing away, or getting ill… at least, not in our immediate family. But I refused to think of that at the moment.
He smiled at me. This time it was genuine. This time he glowed, more than he had on our wedding day. “Married for eternity,” he said softly.
Finally, Nessie was finished with her photo-shoot. She tore the hat off her head and threw it on the floor, then hopped out of her chair and made her way to the living room, where me, Edward, and her presents were waiting for her.
The doorbell rang. I ran to get it. It opened to reveal my dad. I grinned and leaped- gently- into his arms. He laughed and hugged me back. We had told him to come late… based on the whole need-to-know deal. I knew that Nessie wouldn’t want the cake, so it was better if we just avoided that whole mine-field altogether. Yes, I still wore the brown contacts, I had a feeling I’d have to until…
“It’s so good to see you, dad,” I said.
He chuckled. “Good to see you too, Bells.” We broke apart and I proceeded to greet Billy Black and Sue Clearwater. Seth was with them.
“Leah didn’t want to come because, well, you know Leah,” said Seth.
We sat down to watch Nessie open her gifts. Rosalie did a good job at distracting Emmett when she opened up Charlie’s gift: her third giant beach ball. Emmett had an addiction to such things, resulting in her first two being utterly destroyed. So it was a good thing Rosalie was right on the ball with her distraction. However, Jasper had to intervene in order to keep the party down to at least PG.
Soon, the party was over, Charlie, Sue and Billy had gone, and Nessie let out a huge yawn.
“Okay, time for bed,” I said smiling, picking her up. Any normal mother would not pick up their child at Nessie’s physical age. But I was no ordinary mother.
She placed her hands on my cheeks. No! Not yet! Another yawn betrayed her. I don’t want to leave.
“How about this,” I said. “I’ll bet that if you ask, Aunt Rosalie, Aunt Alice, and Aunt Esme will throw you a slumber party. But you have to swear that you’ll go to bed when you’re tired. It is your birthday, but physical needs don’t take a break on special days.” Weird, I would not have been able to word it like that with any ordinary child, but it was becoming second-nature.
She grinned and turned to the three women. “Can I?”
Alice squealed. “We’re gonna have so much fun!”
“Yeah,” said Emmett, grinning. “I’m sure Edward and Bella will too.”
I was too distracted by Edward’s smoldering gaze to mind. Yes, “shield practice” was going to be quite the enjoyable experience tonight.
- Chapter 1- Bliss and Shame
- Chapter 2- Home
- Chapter 3- A Random Idea
- Chapter 4- Whoa
- Chapter 5- Calm Before the Storm
- Chapter 6- Plans
- Chapter 7- Family is Forever
- Chapter 8- Jacob
- Chapter 9- Vampires in La Push
- Chapter 10- Lies
- Chapter 11- Pain and Glory
- Chapter 12- Understanding
- Chapter 13- Blissful Escape
- Chapter 14
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