The Twilight Saga

In this story, Edward is a member of the Volturi and Bella lives in Forks as a human. When Bella discovers that her best friend is a vampire, she isn't sure she can take much more shock, but then something happens that will lead to a life-changing series of events which will intertwine her and Edward's fate...

Chapter 1

They were closing in on us, cloaked in black robes that draped to the cold floor. I could see their faces under their dark hoods, though the sky was pitch-black, thanks to my vampire-enhanced vision. I clung to my mother, protecting her, and she cowered into my shoulder. I had come this far with her, I wasn't about to lose her.

I had heard of them, of course. The Volturi, guardians of the vampire's secret. The body of the man my mother had just killed was lying on the cobbled street beside us, his still flowing blood calling to me, but I knew that now was not the time. One of them stepped forward, a girl of about fifteen, with blonde hair and ruby eyes.

"You know of the law, I presume?" she asked tonelessly. I could hear her thoughts running through her mind. She was desperate to use her deadly power on us, to see us writhe in pain as she looked upon our tortured faces. I nodded, knowing not to make her agitated. "I was not speaking to you," she snapped, and her head whipped in my mother's direction.

My mother was quite old for a vampire, though the transformation didn't make her look so. She had bronze hair that went to her shoulders and a kind face, which was contorted with fear under the merciless girl's gaze. She nodded hurridly, and I knew what was coming next.

With blinding speed, I threw myself in front of her and took a defensive stance, ready to fight to the death to protect her. I growled menacingly, but the faces of the Volturi were unfazed. The girl blinked and I was on the ground, pain ripping through my body, worse than the transformation. I faintly heard my mother gasp, but it was all I could do to not fall apart at the ferocity of the agony. I screamed and writhed, begging madly for it to stop.

And then it was over, as quickly as it had started. I lay there for a moment to get over my shock, then got shakily to my feet.

"I'll do anything," I said rashly. "Anything to protect her."

The girl, who was called Jane, according to her twin's thoughts, looked me up and down as if she were buying a horse. Her expression remained unchanged, but her thoughts showed her consideration. She wondered if I had any powers beyond that of a normal vampire, and I knew this my be my only chance.

"Yes, I do. I can read minds." Jane and the three other Volturi looked a little shocked at my proclomation, but they had seen it before; their leader, Aro, could read minds as well.

"We will bring him to see Aro, and see what he thinks," Jane concluded, and I sighed with relief. I held my mothers hand as we made our way up to the castle and I could feel her shaking slightly. We had been through a lot together.

Ten years ago, I had been attacked by a vampire who spared my life and allowed the change to happen. My father had recently passed away and it devestated my mother to have her only son gone, too. After a few years, when I had gained control, I returned to my home and changed my mother so that she wouldn't have to be alone. We had been nomad vampires ever since.

And now we were trapped. We were led into a large circular marble room and the four vampires removed their hoods at the sight of their three elders. Jane walked up to him and put her hand in Aro's, and a flood of thoughts and images rushed through his head, Jane's thoughts. He saw what had happened in the alley and thanked her. She walked back to stand next to her brother and Aro looked at me.

"So, we share some gifts," he said simply, his posture calm and unrevealing. His thooughts, however, revealed how intrigued he really was. "And you wish to protect your mother. Well, I have a solution that will work very well for the both of us. You join us, help us protect the law, and we spare your mother."

"Done," I said immediately, and I felt my mother's hand tighten on mine. I gazed at her frantic expression and heard her desperate thoughts. She didn't trust the Volturi, she didn't want me to be a part of this.

"I'll do whatever I have to to keep you safe," I told her firmly, and she knew that there was no convincing me.

I turned back to Aro and saw him motion to a woman standing beside him. She gazed at me intently and I only had a split-second warning from her thoughts before she used her power on me.

I saw sense in the world. Of course joining the Volturi was the right thing to do! Who cared about my mother, she didn't matter. She had broken the law, killing her was the right thing to do. Aro knew what was best. I began to forget my past, focus on the future that I could have with the Volturi. I would be powerful, more powerful than any vampire who thought otherwise. I felt myself slipping away, and I looked on proudly as they tore apart my mother, making things right once again.

Tags: bella, edward, kill, makenna, not, vampire, volturi, will, won't

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Chapter 2

Here's how my first day at Forks High was: I got stared at. Got lost on my way to History. Got stared at. Met a nice girl named Angela. Got stared at some more.

So it was not a very good day for me. Especially since I was still grieving for my mother's death. After she died, I had come to live with my dad, and it was hard to see a bunch of kids all bright and happy to see me even though I didn't want to be here. They didn't even seem to notice that I was all dressed in black. ( I sat down with Angela at lunch and she introduced me to her friend, Alice Cullen.

Alice was small and sprite-like, with a halo of black spikey hair. She had bright golden eyes and an amazingly beautiful face, with a dazzling smile and pale complexion. It hurt just to look at her, she was so much better looking than me. Not to mention that light seemed to reflect off of her skin slightly, giving her almost a glow. I gave her a timid smile and her face lit up, then went blank almost immediately. She stared off into space, like she was seeing something besides the mundane lunchroom. Her perfect face turned into a mask of horror and Angela leaned close to me.

"This happens all the time," she whispered to me, trying to sound casual. "She has ADHD, so she gets distracted easily." But it didn't seem that simple, somehow I knew it was something worse.

Alice eyed me for the rest of the day with a wary gaze, like I might drop dead at any moment. We talked for a bit and I found out that Alice was one of those girls who was insane about fashion, but we got along very well considering. I noticed that she didn't touch her food, but she was talking so much I couldn't blame her. She pointed out her foster siblings, Emmett and Rosalie, and introduced me to her boyfriend, Jasper, all of them with the same pale, gorgeous faces.

We had Biology together and we talked during our lab. Suddenly a draft blew in the open window, blowing air from my left to Alice. She tensed her muscels and her jaw tightened, her eyes growing cold as stone. I looked at her confusedly, but then it was over. She put on an easy smile and we continued with our lab. I tried not to think about it, but I knew something was not right with Alice.

I drove home at the end of the day, thinking about my dad. He was taking my mom's death worse than I thought, considering they had been divorced. I pulled my ancient truck into the driveway and saw that Charlie's cruiser wasn't there yet, for which I was grateful. I needed a little time to myself to go over today's events. What had happened to Alice at lunch today? Why did she treat me like I would die at any given moment? And what the heck was going on in Biology?

I sighed and began making spaghetti, putting the water on the stove to boil and getting out my homework to do while I waited. It was quite easy; I had taken an advanced class in Phoenix. I pondered what could have been wrong with Alice and was just putting the noodles in the water when there was a knock at the door.

Charlie had a key, so why would he be knocking? I glanced out the window and saw Alice, smiling and waving enthusiastically at me through the window. I sat there in shock for a moment, then gathered myself a bit and stumbled over to the door, fumbling with the lock. Alice came dancing into the room and lit up the kitchen.

"Hey Bella!" she chirped, and it was a moment before I could respond.

"Um...what are you doing here?" I managed, and she laughed.

"I just wanted to come see you," she said casually. How had she even known where I lived? Then I reminded myslef: Oh yeah. It's Forks. Everyone knows where you live.

She sat down at the table and chattered away while I made dinner. When it was dished out for Charlie and I, I offered her some but she declined.

"Are you sure?" I verified. "You didn't eat lunch either."

"Oh, I had a snack after school," she said easily, her face a picture of innocence, but somehow I didn't believe her; that face was just a little too innocent. I momentarly forgot, though, when I heard Charlie's cruiser pull into the driveway.

He came in and greeted me, then notcied Alice. "Hey, you're one of Dr. Cullen's kids, aren't you?" he asked, smiling, and I guessed that him and this Dr. Cullen guy were on good terms.

Alice nodded, her hair bouncing slightly, and flashed a dazzling smile at him. "Well, it's good to see Bella has made a friend so quickly. It's been hard for her, you know, since her mother..." He trailed off and I looked away in embarrassment. Charlie had a knack for bringing up my mother at the worst of times, even back when she was alive.

Charlie ate his dinner, glad to get some real food for a change, and to my surprise Alice hung around. She seemed to be talking only to herself for the sake of entertainment about the latest trends, the school dance and what she was going to wear, her plans to go shopping, it went on and on.

When Charlie finished he went to watch some playoff game on TV or something and Alice waited for me to put my bowl in the sink. "Can I talk to you...alone?" she asked, a look in her eye that might have been pity. I nodded and took her up to my room, still littered with moving boxes. She sat on my bed and pulled her knees up to her chest, wrapping her arms around them. I pulled out my desk chair and sat facing her, waiting for her to speak.

"What's up?" I said when she didn't say anything. She sighed deeply and put her fingers on her temples, closing her eyes like she had a headache. She finally opened them and looked at me with the saddest expression I've ever seen.

"Bella, I see things," she said hurridly, and I blinked in confusion. "I see what will happen in the future, and I see bad things coming for you. I know it's a lot to absorb, but you need to be very wary of the future."

I sat there, trying to process what she had just told me, and I decided that it could be a lot weirder. She could be, like, a witch or something.

"Are you sure that you don't see the past?" I verified. "Because I've already had horrible things happen to me. You heard about my mom." But Alice was shaking her head before I had even finished.

"It's not your mom, Bella," she said tenderly. "It's you...and your dad. I saw a vision of you two, driving in the rain and crashing. You will both die if you don't listen to me!" She had a desperate look in her eyes, begging for me to heed her words, but my mind was stuck.

"We...die?" I asked stupidly, and Alice nodded sadly. I sat there for a moment, trying to process it, but my mind refused. "Is there any way to stop it?" I asked, and to my relief she nodded again.

"The future is never set in stone," she informed me. "All you have to do is make sure that niether you or Charlie go driving when it's raining." I nodded numbly.

"Do you know when it will happen?"

"Friday night. Do anything you can to stop him from driving that night, and don't go with him no matter what you do." She fixed me with a gaze so intense it was like it was her life on the line, not mine or Charlie's.

"Why are you doing this for me?" She met my eyes and sighed.

"In the sixty some years I've been alive, I've never cared as much for a human as I care about you. I don't know why, but you seem different, Bella. You're already like a sister to me."

"Wait, sixty years?" I asked, not sure if I could take anymore shocking news. She nodded sadly.

"I'm immortal," she explained sullenly.

"What...what are you, exactly?" I inquired, desperately curios but not wanting to offend her. Alice eyes me carefully and then did that thing again - where she looks like she's seeing something else - and then her eyes focused back on me.

"Well, you're going to figure it out anyway, so I might as well tell you now," she told me, and I listened intently. She took a deep breath to prepare herself and then said hurridly, "I'm a vampire."

I think my mind had taken one too many big shocks that day, because the next thing I knew I had slipped sideways into blackness.


Chapter 3

I woke up the next morning in my clothes, and it took me a moment to remember what had happened. Then everything Alice had said came back in a rush. I felt tears well up in my eyes at the thought of losing both of my parents in such a short time frame, the shock from last night having worn off. I owed Alice my life.

I got myself up and ready for school, then sat with Charlie down at the table for breakfast. "So...any plans for Friday night?" I asked, trying to sound casual about it. He looked up from his eggs to gaze at me suspiciously.

"Yes, actually. Why?" My heart sank at his words as he took another bite of scrambled eggs and I quickly thought of a lie.

"Alice and I were planning to go shopping that night and I was making sure I was free that night. What are you doing?"

"We are going to visit Billy Black down at the Quileute Reservation," he corrected. "Remember him? You haven't seen him in years-"

"I don't want to go," I said suddenly, and he looked up at me, shocked. "And you shouldn't go either. it's going to storm that night, the roads will be bad."

He looked at me understandingly. "Bella, I live in Forks," he reminded me. "I know how to drive on a wet road. Besides, it's not supposed to rain that night. Where'd you hear that?"

"Alice told me," I said truthfully, knowing that he wouldn't believe me if I said anything else. I glanced at the clock and saw how late I was. "I gotta get to school, Dad. We'll talk later." He nodded, looking irritable at my lack of enthusiasm to go see his friend, and I headed out the door to my truck.

I didn't have a chance to talk to Alice about Charlie's uncooperation that day, surrounded by other students, but I think somehow she knew. School passed in a blur of anxiety. Charlie was as stubborn as me, which was saying something, and I knew that i would be very difficult if not impossible to budge him on this subject. But then I reminded myself that his life depended on it, and I knew that I would have to be equally as inflexible.

I talked to Charlie later that night, and to my surprise, convincing him was much easier than I thought. He assured me that he wouldn't go because the weather forcast for Friday had changed to show the storm that Alice had predicted, which was to my great relief. The rest of the week passed without worry and I got a chance to tell Alice the good news, though somehow she already knew. I drove home from school on Friday in surprisingly clear skies. Of course, there was still complete cloud-cover, but no storm clouds as far as I could see. I got home and as usual I beat Charlie there. I ordered pizza, knowing how much he liked it, and got in the shower to calm my nerves a bit.

I took a longer one than I intended to, but I was out by the time the pizza guy arrived and I paid him. When I set the pizza on the table, I happened to glance at the clock on the stove. It was fifteen minutes past the time that Charlie usually got here, and then I saw that the message light on the phone was flashing. I picked it up and listened to the message, which was from my dad's cell phone.

"Hey, kiddo! Listen, I know you didn't want to go to Billy's, but it looks like there won't be a storm after all, so I'm heading over there now from work. I promised him I would watch the game, and I can't miss it. Sorry I didn't tell you beforehand, I only just decided. My phone's about to die, so if you need to call me, Billy's number is on the fridge. See you tonight Hon!"

I sat there frozen for a moment, then immediately dialed Billy's number. A boy picked up and informed me that Charlie hadn't arrived yet. I called his cell just in case, but it went right to voicemail. My heart pounded and the phone rang again. I picked up immediately and it was Alice.

"Bella...your father is dead...I'm so sorry...."

I hung up and sank into the blackness once more.


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