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Where Fate Has Brought Us

Summary:
After Edward left Bella in New Moon, she made an unexpected decision to go to the Volturi and ask them to change her. After 100 years have gone by, Bella realizes that leaving to join the Volturi to escape the devastating memories Forks has left was not the solution. Soon she discovers that a twist of fate can change everything.


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1. Unexpected Visit

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It's been 100 years since the Cullens left. 100 years since the Volturi changed me. And 100 long years since I had my heart broken. Throughout all the years of my immortality, the emptiness pain inside never went away, it just kept growing and cutting me deeper and deeper as time went by slowly. And the only one responsible for this hurt, is the only person I have ever truly loved. And still to this very day keep loving.

I realize thinking of him only makes things worse. I should just forget about him and just move on. He probably has already. I made a choice -although probably not good one- to join the Volturi and start a new chapter in life. And where fate has brought me is here in Volterra as a member of Aro's guard. I decided it was the only way to escape the dreadful memories Forks has left, and I don't regret the decision I made. This is the life I have chosen and that I should just accept.

From the balcony of my room in the Volturi castle I watched as townspeople were celebrating the grand festival downtown. Today was St. Marcus' Day and all of the city as well as the people would be covered in red honor of the special holiday. Red flags and banners covered every corner and inch of the city. Everyone was wearing red cloaks and waving flags as they watched the parade. I continued watching the festival until I suddenly heard a knock from my door.

"Come in," I called. Demetri came out from behind the door searching around the room until he noticed I was standing outside on the balcony.

"Good evening Isabella, enjoying the festival, I see?" He greeted politely as he approached me.

"Um, yeah I guess. There's really not much to do," I sighed.

"You have no idea," He chuckled to himself.

"Well, I just came to inform you that Aro requests you see him immediately," Demetri said formally.

"Do you know what it's about?" I asked him.

He just shrugged. "Not a clue, but he did say it was very urgent. He is waiting for you in the meeting room. I advise you go to him as soon as possible."

"Okay, thank you Demetri," I said. He nodded once and left.

I quickly put on my black cloak and headed off to go see Aro. Walking through the castle's hallways I thought about what Aro wants to speak to me about. What could be so important that he demands to see him as soon as possible? I'm sure it's not something bad. Aro has never been upset with me. In fact, he's been the most gracious with me ever since the day I asked him to accept me into his coven. He was very impressed when he figured out what my power was after he changed me. You would say he treats me more special than the others because of my ability.

When I got to the meeting room I gently knocked on the door and waited outside patiently.

"Come in, come in!" I heard from inside. It was Aro's cheerful voice calling that I recognized. He didn't seem angry so that means it's probably good news he wants to tell me. I stepped inside the room and Aro was sitting on his thrown with Marcus and Caius by his sides.

"You requested to see me, master?" I asked as I approached them.

"Ah, yes Isabella and I have great new to tell you! I have been informed that some of my old friends will be visiting us tonight. I wanted to let you know this because they are very important guests and I expect you to make them feel welcomed," Aro said with excitement.

"Of course, Master." I assured him.

"Excellent! That is all you may go now my child," Aro said as he gestured towards the door.

I left the room feeling confused. We've never had any guests here in the castle. So then who could these people visiting from Aro's part be? The only people who have ever been inside these walls have been humans and they usually don't come back out from where they entered. The Volturi feed on humans, so they lure them into the castle thinking they're on tour. But really, they're about to be dessert. I chose the alternative to feed on animals just like the Cullens had. I showed no preference on feeding off of innocent humans. And respectfully, Aro accepted my demand.

I realized thinking about blood made me really thirsty. So I decided to go do some quick hunting before the guests arrived. By the time I got back to the castle I noticed it was already night time. I didn't think I would take so long, but considering Italy's lack of plentiful wildlife, it's much harder to find animals lurking around in the woods.

I noticed Demetri walking at the end of the hallway. He turned and saw that I was on the other walkway and quickly sprinted towards me.

"Isabella! I have been looking everywhere for you, where have you been?" He exasperated throwing his hands in the air.

"I'm sorry, I was out hunting. I didn't think I'd take so long."

"Aro's guests have arrived and we need to be over at the main room right now," He said impatiently.

"Okay, let me just get changed and I'll be over there in a minute," I told him.

"All right, I'll meet you over there," He nodded and suddenly took off in split second.

When I got to my bedroom, I took a quick shower and put on my silk blue dress. While doing my hair in the bathroom mirror, I stared into my reflection. Ever since I became a vampire my appearance changed a lot. I didn't look like old weak, human Bella anymore. The new Bella had a much stronger resemblance. I looked more beautiful than ever. My cheekbones had a sharp angle to them, my eyes looked like liquid hazel, and my body was sculpted with curves that fit my dress perfectly. I had the look any female model would trade her soul for. Of course, that might be the exact price, one soul.

I sighed as I put on my black cloak and left the room on my way to the main room. I got to the room and waited outside door feel nervous. There was something I felt in the pit of my stomach that told me this was a bad idea. I felt a hard lump in my throat and took a loud gulp as opened the door slowly to see what waited for me inside.