'What Aro wants, Aro gets. He will stop at nothing to get what he desires. But what if what Aro wants...is someone precious to you?...
All Worlds Collide is the collaborative effort of the following Fan Fiction Writers (Please click on their pictures to go to their personal Fan Fictions):
Edward listened closely over the constant hum of mosquitos in the air. The smell of the damp tundra was so refreshing, always saturated with the essence of a fresh rain. It was late at night but the sun still burned brightly in the sky. He clung under the shade of a huge pine tree so that his skin couldn’t reflect the shards of light thrown down by the sun and give away his location. Each and every one of Edwards senses were on full alert. His enemy was close and he needed to ready for the battle.
The thoughts of the attacker allowed Edward enough time to turn around and decide how to retaliate as the hulking figure hurled himself at Edward. Edward was much too fast and dodged out of the way as the assailant rushed past and ran into the old pine that had offered Edward its shade. The great tree crackled and moaned at the impact as it finally toppled over sending a rush of birds into the sky. At lightning speed, Edward ran at his attacker and shoved him hard into the ground so that their bodies indented the earth.
His opponent began laughing hysterically, “Esme’s going to be furious that you knocked down another one of her trees!”
“Are you kidding me? That one was all on you, Emmett! I didn’t make you run into the tree!” Edward was now laughing along with his burly brother. The two boys stood up and brushed themselves off. Then the sound of the sliding glass door at the back of their house caught their attention. They turned to see Esme standing there with an upset look on her face.
“Boys! What did I tell you about the trees? Pretty soon my Alaskan wilderness view is going to look like a parking lot!” Esme’s hand was at her hip and she looked so motherly.
“Sorry Esme.” Edward offered. He hated to see her upset.
She sighed and shook her head, “Well come on in, we’re expecting company.” The boys shoved each other back and forth as they made their way back to the house.
They walked up the back porch steps of their log home. The triangular front of the home had high windows pieced together allowing the natural light to filter in. The cabin did not have as many windows as their last home in Forks but it was still enough to make the place look bright and cheerful.
Rosalie was sitting on the couch flipping through a fashion magazine and Emmett plopped down beside her and kissed her cheek. She smiled at the affection and then Emmett picked up the remote and began flipping through the channels.
Esme was arranging some wild Alaskan flowers in an elegant glass vase on the dining table. Alice was begging Jasper to play her a game of chess but he remained firm in turning her down. Carlisle came down the stairs after having been in his study all day. He walked over to Esme and wrapped his arms around her. He whispered something to her and she smiled at what he said.
Edward saw who was missing from the group and knew exactly where she was. He rounded the corner of the kitchen and peeked into the office. It was a decent sized room with a mahogany desk and a top of line computer sitting on it. The walls were lined with shelves carrying every book you could ever want. This room had been designed to give Renesmee her own private place to do her homework. Edward smiled at his wife, Bella, as she sat at the computer staring at the screen.
“At it again, are you?” Edward walked into the room and rounded the desk so that he was on the same side as Bella and could see the pictures on the screen that he knew all too well.
Bella shrugged. “I just miss her.”
Bella was clicking through photographs of Renesmee and Jacob in South America. Some of the pictures included their old friends from the Amazon coven. Bella and Edward had never seen their daughter more happy. Her bright smile lit the pictures and she outshined any exotic parrot or other creature she happened to be posing with. She had grown into such a beautiful young woman.
Bella sighed. “I just wish she’d send another email already. We haven’t heard from her since last week.”
Edward chuckled, “Well, she’s on her honeymoon. I don’t think keeping us updated is her first priority.”
Bella turned off the computer screen and wheeled her chair to face Edward. “Why did we let her do this again?”
Edward laughed. “We? I think you were the one that told her she could marry Jacob.”
“Well I seem to remember you telling her that she could get married once she got her first college degree.” Bella shot back.
Edward cleared his throat. “I didn’t know she would get her first degree by the age of twelve.”
They both had to laugh. Renesmee did not look 12 but had already grown into her 17 year old body with the maturity of 25 year old. They knew from the start that the day would come when Renesmee would marry Jacob. They had just hoped that it wouldn’t be this soon.
“Don’t worry Bella,” Edward soothed, “She’s with Jake. What could happen?”
Just then Alice’s musical voice rang out “They’re here!” Moments later there was a knock at the door. Their guests had arrived. Edward and Bella joined the family in the living room just in time to welcome the Denali coven into their home. Tanya walked through the door first and Esme and Carlisle were there to greet her with a hug. She flipped her strawberry blond hair over her shoulder and greeted everyone else. Next through the door were Eleazar and Carmen. Carmen and Esme complemented each other’s outfits and stood to the side visiting with each other. Eleazar closed the door behind them. Bella noticed that the entire coven had not arrived.
“I love what you’ve done with the place!” Carmen exclaimed to Esme. “I think I’ll need you to come and redecorate our cabin!”
“Of course! I would be happy to!” Esme offered. They all settled down on the brown leather couches in the living room.
Eleazar asked the first question, “So how do you like Juneau?”
“We love it.” Carlisle answered. “The kids have been able to go to high school and then move straight onto college at the University of Alaska Southeast. I’ve been able to practice medicine at the local hospital. This really is one of the best places we’ve lived so far.”
“Glad to hear it!” Eleazar smiled.
Tanya spoke up next, “So now that you guys are all out of school for the summer, what do you do to keep busy around here?”
Emmett laughed, “Get all the grizzly I can!” Edward and Jasper chuckled along with him.
Bella’s curiosity about Kate and Garrett’s whereabouts pulled at her so she asked, “Where are Kate and Garrett? Didn’t they want to come and visit?”
Tanya grinned at the question. “Oh those two love birds wanted some alone time.” The boys broke out in laughter once more but Jaspers laugh was cut short when Alice went rigid next to him. Her eyes were glazed over but her expression revealed the horror of what she was seeing.
“Alice, what is it? What do you see?” Jasper asked. The entire room was silent now.
“No, no, no!” Alice fought. She did not want her vision to be real. “No! This can’t be happening!”
In a fraction of a second, Carlisle was kneeling beside her, looking up into her face. “Alice, honey, you need to tell us what is going on. Maybe we can help.”
The vision was over and Alice’s eyes were closed shut. She buried her face into Jasper’s chest. “No, you can’t help. It’s too late. It’s done.”
“What’s done Alice? Please, you need to tell us.” Carlisle pushed.
Alice’s shoulders were heaving as she carried the burden of knowing the truth. She pulled away from Jaspers chest and looked at Tanya. “I’m so sorry Tanya. It’s Kate.”
Tanya jumped up from her seat. “What do you mean? What happened to Kate?” The panic struck Tanya as the fear of losing another sister overwhelmed her.
Alice forced the words out of her mouth. “Kate has been captured. It looks like the Volturi. I saw Jane, Corin, and Felix.” Alice struggled with the next part. “Garrett… He tried to protect her… I’m so sorry…” Alice was shaking her head trying to shake the images out of her mind.
“What Alice?” Eleazar asked desperately. “What happened to Garrett?”
Alice was digging her fingers so deep into the couch cushions that her fingernails shredded the upholstery. “I’m sorry… Garrett… is dead. They killed him.”
“No!” Tanya cried. “We have to go! We have to get back in time to save them!”
Alice shook her head. “It’s too late. It’s over now.”
A cry of anguish escaped Tanya’s throat. Eleazar and Carmen wrapped their arms around her, trying to calm her down.
“I’m sorry I didn’t see it sooner. I wasn’t watching. It was only when Bella asked about Kate and Garrett that I let my mind wander to them. If I had been paying closer attention then we could have done something!” Alice was overcome with despair.
“Don’t blame yourself, Alice.” Jasper pleaded with her. “This isn’t your fault.” He tried to soother her by pushing calm feelings into her but she knew better and was aware of his tactics.
Before another word could be said, the phone rang. Edward thought about letting it go but then worried that it might be important, it might be Kate needing their help. He ran into the kitchen and answered the cordless phone.
“Edward!” It was Jacob’s voice. “Edward! She’s gone!” He was clearly frantic.
“Whoa, calm down Jake. Who’s gone?”
“Nessy! They took her! I don’t know what happened but now she’s gone! Edward, we’ve gotta find her! You have to help me…” Jacob’s voice was cracking as his emotions took over.
Edward was bewildered at what he was hearing. “Jake, listen to me very closely. Who took Renesmee?”
“I think it was the Volturi. Before I could even react or phase everything went black! The kind of blackout that Alec is capable of. I thought I was dead. I couldn’t hear anything, or see, smell, or even feel anything. After a while all my senses came back to me but Nessy was gone! Oh God, Edward, we have to find her…” Jacob was struggling trying to keep it together.
Bella was now at Edward’s side. “What happened? Is it Renesme?” Her golden eyes pleaded with Edward to tell her everything would be okay but he couldn’t lie to her.
Edward turned to face everyone in the living room, they all now had their eyes trained on him. “Renesmee has been captured as well.”