This is a one-shot story and it's about what would happen if the war with the Volturi in BD had actually happened. I hope you like it. :)
Like shattering of glass, a single strand of hope broken, and just like that. The things you fear the most, or hope will never happen become a reality.
This was it. Carefully, I loosened Renesmee's arms from my neck. "You remember what I told you?" Tears welled in her eyes, but she nodded. "I love you," she whispered.
Edward was watching us now, his topaz eyes wide. Jacob stared at us from the corner of his big dark eye. "I love you too," I said, and then I touched her locket. "More than my own life." I kissed her forehead.
Jacob whined uneasily.
I stretched up on my toes and whispered into his ear. "Wait until they're totally distracted, then run with her. Get as far from this place as you possibly can. When you've gone as far as you can on foot, she has what you need to get you in the air."
Edward's and Jacob's faces were almost identical masks of horror, despite the fact that one of them was an animal.
Renesmee reached for Edward, and he took her in his arms. They hugged each other tightly. "This is what you kept from me?" He whispered over her head. "From Aro," I breathed.
I nodded. His face twisted with understanding and pain.
Jacob was growling quietly, a low rasp that was as even and unbroken as a purr. His hackles were stiff and his teeth exposed. Edward kissed Renesmee's forehead and both her cheeks, then lifted her to Jacob's shoulder.
She scrambled agilely onto his back, pulling herself easily into the dip between his massive shoulder blades.
Jacob turned to me, his expression full of agony, the rumbling growl still grating through his chest. "You're the only one we could ever trust her with.," I murmured to him . "If you didn't love her so much I, I could never bear this. I know you can protect her, Jacob."
He whined again, and dipped his head to butt it against my shoulder. "I know," I whispered. "I love you too, Jake. You'll always be my best man."
I tear the size of a baseball rolled into the russet fur beneath his eye. Edward leaned his head against the same shoulder he'd placed Renesmee. "Goodbye, Jacob, my brother….my son." The others were not oblivious to the scene. Their eyes were locked on the silent black triangle, but I could tell they were listening.
"Is there no hope then?" Carlisle whispered. There was no fear in his voice. Just determination and acceptance.
There is absolutely hope," I murmured back. It could be true, I told myself. "I only know my own fate. Edward took my hand. He knew that he was included. When I said my fate, there was no question that I meant the two of us. We were just halves of the whole.
There was no change in the silent, still forms of the counseling ancients. But perhaps there was some signal I'd missed.
"Get ready," I whispered to the others. "It's starting."
Jane and Alec's attempts at penetrating my shield were futile. I smiled smugly at Jane's shriek of rage, trying to contain my laughter at her embarrassing failure.
We all whispered our war plans and strategies, divvying up opponents.
Aro smirked at Alec's ineffective mist, and then finally spoke. "Let me remind you," Aro continued, "Whatever the council's decision, there need be no violence here.
Edward snarled out a dark laugh. Aro glared at him, and spoke softly and precisely like a snake trying to trap us and ensnare us in his fierce grip. "It will be a regrettable waste to our kind to lose any of you." He said, sounding almost sincere.
"But you especially, young Edward and, your newborn mate. The Volturi will gladly welcome many of you into our ranks. Bella, Benjamin, Zafrina, Kate. There are many choices before you, consider them."
He would appear gracious and kind and sincere from a passing glance, but his cold deceiving eyes gave him away.
He put up a great warm demeanor, impressive enough for even the most famous Grammy Award actors to envy. But I knew hiding underneath his friendly smile and his pleasant words lurked a cold, vicious, insidious, power-hungry monster.
I sneered at him, insulted at his pathetic attempt to even insinuate that we would ever want to join his ridiculous cult.
Chelsea's attempts to sway us fluttered impotently against my shield. Aro's gaze swept across our hard eyes, looking for any indication of hesitation. "Very well then." Aro turned around sharply and grabbed Caius and Marcus's hands, probably to keep us out of the conversation…. Well except for Edward.
Caius suddenly smirked cruelly, his eyes landing directly on me.
Edward stiffened and growled and positioned himself in front of me, protecting me from his hard gaze. I felt Edward's hold on my hand tighten "Well I guess justice is in order," Aro shook his head remorsefully "What a waste." He mumbled to himself.
Right then and there I knew that the decision had been made, and I was okay with it and extremely glad to fight and possibly die for the one I cared most deeply about.
An image of her face flashed in my mind, so beautiful, I smiled to myself.
He smiled sadly at me obviously coming to the same conclusion as me, "We'll get through this together." He nodded and smiled lovingly at me, giving me a quick kiss.
"I'm sorry Carlisle, my old friend we have come to a verdict. What you have done cannot be excused, Renesmee may seem harmless now but that's not good enough. She's young and can snap at any moment and expose us to the humans." He said slowly and menacing looking directly at us, I was seeing red now. Is he serious, How dare he just assume my baby will just snap and become a monster?
He's not even going to give her a chance!
Edward and I snarled simultaneously. He continued on ignoring us,
"Your crime and disobedience is inexcusable and you must be punished along with anyone who stands in the way of this judgment."
"I'm sorry as well Aro," Carlisle said tiredly "But this is my family, and we protect our family."Aro nodded stiffly and looked at us all fiercely, while Caius just stood there with a huge grin plastered on his face, looking extremely pleased like the troll he is.
"Anyone who wishes to keep their lives may leave freely."
He stood there patiently waiting for any of us to leave, the only ones that left were the witnesses other than that no one moved. I saw a flicker of annoyance and…. Fear cross his face, before he smoothed it down to a neutral mask of indifference.
"So be it" He whispered and then gave a nod and time stopped.
Or maybe it sped up, because in a flash the space separating us from the Volturi dissipated and they were upon us." Zafrina watch Bella!" Edward roared, she nodded and dodged a blow toward her head, and ripped off the arm of her assailant.
He suddenly started to scream in both fear and pain and began to claw at the air. "Aaah they're everywhere, take them away!" Zafrina tore him to shred and was at my side in an instant. All around us were the black cloaked Volturi and us fighting them off.
I searched my mind to think up all of the fighting moves I learned from everyone.
Although, it was useless because any of the Volturi guard who even came within a two meter distance from me were quickly taken care of by Zafrina.
It was a good thing though, because I had to concentrate and it was extremely hard to keep the shield over the right people while they moved so quickly. The wolves were a great help as well as they helped take down many of the Volturi guars with ease, I was glad that Renesmee was far away from this place and that she had such great protection.
I heard a scream of pain and quickly turned to see Jane flailing hopelessly on the floor armless while a one-armed Kate tore her to shreds. Aro growled and I saw him quickly dodge blows and rush over to Kate. Intent on destroying.
"Kate watch out!" I screamed, she turned around but was Aro was already over to her.
He then grabbed her by the neck fiercely and slammed her head into the ground. "Kate" I heard Garrett scream as he tried to rush over to her.
I was horrified to see her head fly through the air and land right next to my foot. "Kate" I whispered.
She smiled sadly at me "Well heads up Bella, cuz I know where I'm headed ." she snorted
I looked at her strangely, How the heck can she make jokes at a time like this? Has she lost her mind!
"Hey don't look at me like I have two heads, I'm not sure where this conversation is heading!" She burst out in laughter and I giggled along with her unable to stop myself. "Stop it Kate, you're driving me crazy!"
"Okay wouldn't want you to lose your head." She smiled, I frowned at her "Oh come on that one was just lying there!" She pleaded
"Only you would make jokes at a time like this huh Kate?" She rolled her eyes
"Hey what can I say, I'm original."
Zafrina spoke up "Hey Kate shut it! We have a battle going on remember!" I looked up and my eyes automatically drifted to where Edward was fighting Demetri somehow Demetri had one-upped Edward and managed to rip off an arm.
His grunt of pain was like needles to my heart and I was enraged I sprinted over to where they were fighting as quick as I could. I was on high alert and I just knew that I had to protect Edward.
No one will hurt MY Edward as long as I'm alive! "Bella" Zafrina yelled
I was quivering with rage my shield felt strong and powerful as it somehow inched it's way over to where Demetri was enclosing around him. I glared at him and snarled as he through Edward's arm through the air.
Demetri suddenly stiffened and crashed down on the floor his face contorted in pain as he squirmed on the floor.
I ran over to him and ripped him to shreds "No one hurts MY Edward while I'm alive EVER!"
Edward looked around and ran up to me rapping arms… arm around me. "How did you—"
I raised my eyebrow, he smiled and shook his head. "I love you" I smiled back
"I love you too." His lips crashed down on mine and I moaned at the sensation, then suddenly jerked away from him "Oh my gosh, the war!" I looked around me and saw everyone throwing matches into the piles of Volturi bodies on the floor.
"Bella the war is over, we won." I smiled triumphantly
"Kate walked over to me and punched me in the shoulder, well thanks for me all alone Jerk, but it's okay because I've got a good head on my shoulders. She walked off cackling gleefully
"Bella it wasn't your fault" Edward said trying to cheer me up. I sobbed into his shoulder "But it was! She was trying to protect me and I suddenly left her and because of my stupidity she's dead."
He rubbed my shoulder "Noo because of your heroic actions I'm still alive and I'm sure Zafrina is not angry at you for what you did, because you were protecting the one you loved."
I hugged him tightly sobbing in his arms, Zafrina's sisters Senna and Kachiri came over to us "Edward is correct. Zafrina would have done the same if it were us, please do not be distressed." Senna whispered.
They looked so odd without Zafrina, their mouthpiece speaking for them, like two arms and no head. I've never heard Senna speak before so I was honored that she would try to comfort me even though I was partly to blame for her sister's death.
Alice also came over "Yah Bella I'm so sorry. If we had come on time this would have never happened so I'm partly to blame, so you better cheer up or you're going on a major shopping trip with me!"
I smiled and nodded
Eleazer approached me "Bella, Edward was telling me about what happened with you and Demetri, can you explain a little of what happened yourself."
I grimaced, just the thought of that monster hurting My Edward was enough to set my insides on fire. "Well I saw him hurt Edward and I couldn't take it so I ran over to him and I felt my shield enclose around him and suddenly he was on the floor and then I ripped him to shreds." I said matter-of-factly.
I saw Edward smirk at my tone of voice, Eleazer suddenly had a huge grin on his face.
"Bella your shield is even stronger than I imagined!"
Edward jaw dropped "No way, that's incredible" Eleazer nodded enthusiastically "Yes indeed such power, is amazing."
"Helloooo, can you guys explain to me what you're talking about!" Edward gave me a sheepish smile.
Eleazer explained "Bella you have the ability to absorb mental attack and counter it against someone else, so when you enclosed you're shield around Demetri you used Jane's gift on him. My jaw dropped I couldn't believe it.
The whole room of vampires gasped, we talked for a while and were kissed and hugged and wished good night to our family.
Edward and I also left and once we were across the river, we walked barely faster than human speed, in no hurry, holding hands. I was sick of being on a deadline, and I just wanted to take my time.
Edward must have felt the same.
It was a shame, what happened with Irina and Zafrina but I was just glad that all the drama and war was over. We all agreed that now that the Volturi were destroyed we all had to work to keep order in the vampire world and that our identity will and must remain a secret.
I smiled as we approached the beautiful cottage, it was a place of peace in the silver blue night.
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