Skylar was your averege, American teenage girl. Until she ventures to Italy on a trip with her friends. Ever since she got on the plane she knew something was gonna go down. In a bad way. One night while walking alone, she was biten by a vampire. She dosent know who though. Keeping her self away from her friends and the rest of the world for her craving for blood, she is found by the Volturi, and is taking a liking by one of the members.
A year has gone by and there has been no sign of the girl who disappeared in Italy. While checking up on a specific clan, a feud brakes out and the wolves side with the clan. But what happens when one of the wolf members imprints on Skylar? Will she go with the wolves? Or will she stay true to her mate? All that is known is that something is going to be done about it.
( Note: I did not make the banner. I had someone make it for me.)
~*~ Chapter One ~*~
I breathed a sigh out as I buckled my seat belt on the plain.
" Oh come on Skylar! Cheer up!" Kayla, one of my best friends, said.
" I know I know." I said. " Im just a little nervous."
Kayla shrugged and took out her Seventeen magazine. Ever since we started planning this trip, freshman year, I couldn't wait till the day we got on the plain. But as the week of rolled around, I had a bad feeling about it. Like that little voice in your head saying Don't Go! Don't Go! I had no idea if it's because the plain might crash or if it's the fact we're going over the enitre Atlantic Ocean. Or maybe the fact that a bunch of seventeen year old girls are going to Italy by themselves. Maybe I was just being paranoid, but I still didn't have a good feeling about it.
I was actually going to tell them that maybe we shouldn't go a few days before, but then I know that I will somehow be persuade to go anyways. All I know is that I couldn't help but release another sigh as the plain took off and away from LAX Airport.
I slept most of the way, I don't know how I was able to fall asleep threw my fears. I woke up just as we were about to land in an italian airport.
When we landed I got a " Look, safe and sound. Told you there wasn't anything to worry about." from Kayla.
I grabed my laptop case, which was used as my carry on, and exited the plain. If only Kayla knew that my fears weren't just about going on the plain.
The four of us packed into the backseat of the taxi and was taken to our hotel. While my friends "Ooh'ed" and " Ahh'ed" at the sights and snapped pictures threw the open windows of the moving taxi, I just put on a smile and joined them, praying the whole time we wouldn't get into a car accident.
Now it may seem like I have a fear of everything and I don't like to travel. But the fact is i'm pretty much fearless ( this trip dosent count) and I love to travel. Back at home i'm usally the risk taker of the group. Not afraid to take any risk or challenge. And ever since I could drive me and my buds have been taking cross country trips. So now you can see why im so worried right now.
We got to the hotel. We climbed out and got our stuff. We checked into our room and took turns taking showers. When it was my turn I climbed into the shower and turned the cold water almost completely off. I let the hot water soothe my muscles. Whiley cleaning myself from the long, stressful trip here, I kept saying to myself that everythings going to be okay. Even though a part of me told me that it wasn't all going to be okay.
I hopped put and threw on a pair of black shorts and a blue tee shirt. I brushed my teeth and ran a comb threw my hair. I exited the shower, tossing my dirty clothes in a corner. I climbed into bed and fell asleep before I hit the pillow.
I was awoken the next morning. I realized my feet were being tickled. I tried to kick away whatever was doing it, till I released that it was someone who was doing it.
" Knock it off." I mumbled into my pillow.
" Get up.Now." Kallie, my other best friend, demanded.
I groaned and rolled over, opening my eyes.
" Yay! Sleeping beauty has awaken!" Kayla said.
I rolled my eyes.
" Well im gonna go down and get a drink from the soda machine." Kallie said, and went out the door.
I got up and threw on quick outfit. I grabed my straightener and straitened my hair. Kayla was to busy with her makeup.
" What the hell are you wearing?!?" Kallie said as she came back.
I looked down at my short dark denim shorts and black Aeropastel Tee. " You told me to get dressed! " I exclaimed. " Plus I always where this!"
" Yes but your in Italy! Dress a little better!" Kallie said.
I groaned and glared at her as she went to go knock on the bathroom door. " I need your help!" She called threw the door.
A few minutes later, Lana, came out. To tell you the truth I hadn't realized she was in the bathroom this whole time.
" Yeah?" She said appearing beside Kallie.
" Please fix this." She almost whined, pointing at me.
" Hey!" I said acting offened. She just waved me off.
Lana looked me up and down then went over to my duffle bag.
" Here." She said tossing me some of my clothes. " Put this oe."
I looked at what she gave me. A light, grey cami, and my blue and black plaid flanel shirt. I sighed and changed.
We left the hotel to start our day by getting breakfast and to do our sight seeing.
By mid-afternoon I was exhusted. The whole day we walked around the entire city. taking pictures and poseing. It was fun, I had and awesome time, but the sun and walking around was killing me.
After Lana complained about her feet hurting, we decided to head back to the hotel and order take out for dinner. The walk back wasn't bad. Turns out we were not that far from it.
after we got back, we collapsed on the beds.
" Okay," I breathed out. " Who's gonna order?"
" Not it!" Lana said at the same time Kallie said " not me!"
" Okay, guess that means it's gonna be me." Kayla said and hesitantly got up and took out her phone.
" Hey!" Lana said, propping herself on her elbows. " How about we go see the city at night! Maybe find a italian club?"
" Yeah!" Kallie said, practically bouncing up and down on the bed.
" Im in." Said Kayla.
They all turned to me.
" Come on, Sky! It'll be fun!" Lana said.
" Yeah!" Kayla chimned in.
I sighed and looked down at my converse. " Okay. Fine." I said giving in to the pressure of my friends. But I couldn't help but smile at the excitment on there faces.
After we got decked out in evening wear, we headed out to find a place to party. We finally found a place and got in. Threw the night I tried to push my phobia away, but it seem to find a way to sneak back into my focas.
" Hey." Someone said. I turned around to see this really hot blonde.
" Hi!" I said.
" Do you wanna dance?" He asked.
" Sure!" I said. He took my hand and led me to the dance floor.
We danced a few songs, then things went bad. He grabed me by the waist and started kissing me. I pulled away when I realized what he was trying to do.
" No." I said.
" Oh come on!" He begged.
" No." I said firmly.
He then went at it again. I pushed him away and took off. I looked around and searched for Kayla, Lana, and Kallie. But no sign. I left the party and started walking back to the hotel. I didn't care if I was alone, even though all signs were red and my fear screamed at me. But I kept walking.
The next thing I did was really stupid.
I was almost to the hotel when I heard moaning coming from an alley near me. I stopped and looked in.
I didn't see anything. I took a step into it. " Hello?" I called out. " Anyone here?"
then I heard it again.I walked in and saw a guy laying there. He was pale, very pale.
I bent down to examine him. He looked fine until I noticed the blood. I rolled his head over to look at the other side.
I had try to keep the bile from coming up. He had a huge, bloody gash on his neck.
I stood up and looked around, seeing if there was a passer by. By this point I think the guy was dead.
I opened up my handbag to look for my cell phone. I found it just as I heard something move in the alley.
I jumped and dropped my phone. It went flying over to a bunch of boxes. I sighed as I saw a rat scramble away. My heart was pounding though. I went over to the boxes to retrieve my phone when all of the sudden I was thrown against the wall. I mean I went airborne. I slammed against the wall and slid down.
My body started to ache so much from the impact that I hardly noticed the bite from my upper arm until it started to burn.
After that one conversation with Alec, things had gotten a lot weirder.
First of all: Felix and I had become aquaintances. We talk. But it's usally when we are droven together by Aro.
Second: Jane now loathes me even more then before. If at all possible.
Third: Felix, Demetri, Alec and Jane keep talking in hushed tones. More arguing then anything.
And last but not least, Forth: Aro keeps telling me it's okay to be attracted and to go after another member of the Volturi.
I had no idea what it all ment, but I knew that somehow, it all tied together.
I walked into the room one day, as normal. Today no one was talking secrectivaly. Aro game me a big hello that boomed throughout the nearly empty room when I entered. Felix and Demetri bowed there head slightly in a welcoming gesture as I passed them to my spot next to Jane. As I took my spot, she just glared.
" Hello Skylar." Alec said to me.
" Hi Alec." I managed to get out. Everyday is a new suprise with the Volturi. That I already figured out.
Today's Suprise: Alec carried on a conversation with me.
Not just any conversation, but one that he started. And he kept it going! Trying my best to make words come out of my mouth instead of jumbles with shock, I managed to talk to him normally. Everyone kept giving us weird looks. Demetri's face showed jelousey, which made me want to keep the conversation going.
At the end of the day, I went to the library.
I liked hanging out in the library because it fascinated me. It had almost every book ever printed. And im talking about first prints.
Rows and rows and rows of books sat on shelves that went from floor to ceiling. Every inch of wall was taken up my the shelves. Tables, chairs, and couches were scattered throughout the room. The books just sat on the shelves collecting dust looking like they havent been read in ages.
Which made me laugh because it was probably true.
There was only a small desk off to the side were a librarian sat. I asked Aro about her once since he of course somehow knows I go down there. He simply said it was to keep an eye out on things.
So when I wasnt busy with the guard I would sneak down there and read. Most of the time to give me something to do and help my mind not to wander.
A few weeks later, we were all called into the big room, which I call the Royal Room since its what I would imagine Kings and Queens being in. Siting alone in the middle of a room, with the guards to the sides.
" There as been an attempted raid to castle Volterra." Aro said as we all gathered in the room. He wasnt mister happy-positive-sunshine today.
No one said a word or movement. Not even a sound. I did here a few gasps from some of the lower ranked castle workers.
Aro went on. " They were believed to be vampires who turned into vampire hunters. They tried to get in to kill us." By the way he said 'us' I knew he ment him, Marcus, and Caius. " But, well, as you can see they didnt succeed." He sighed.
" What shall we do, master?" Jane asked after Aro's last words made an awkward silence fill the room. Even though I came to hate her as much as she did me, I was thankful for Jane breaking the silence.
Aro sighed again. " We need the guard to step up a bit. Everyone, actually."
" What would we need to do, master?" Alec asked.
" I would like for the guard to pair up in two's and make rounds throughout the castle a couple of times per day." Aro said.
Silence fell as we all took in what he wanted us to do.
" I presume that wouldnt be a problem?" Caius said raising an eyebrow.
" No sir." We all said in unison.
" Good. Now how about we get paired up." Aro said. " I am allowing you to choose your partner."
Everyone but me, Felix, Alec, Jane, and Demetri filed out of the room.
Demetri stepped besides me. " Would you like to be partners?" He had a flirty grin on his face.
Heck no! I wanted to say, but instead I said, " Uh no I was going to partner up with Felix!" I said and stepped by Felix.
Demetri pursed his lips. " Very well. Guess i'll do my course alone." And walked out of the room, glaring at Felix as he passed. Jane and Alec already paired up and left to go start there round.
" Alright, lets get started." Felix said.
I was walking towards the exit when I was called back by Aro.
" Skylar, a minute?" He said.
I turned on my heels and went over to Aro. " Yes master?" I asked.
He bent his head down to whisper in my ear. " Don't be afraid to take advantage of this oppertunity."
I nodded, and just before I turned to leave, I saw him winking at me. Like some kind of secrect thing between us.
" Everything alright?" Felix said as I joined him.
" Yeah." I said, when really, I was more confused then ever.
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I kept pondering what Aro had said the whole week. Don't be afraid to take advantage of this oppertunity he had said, and the words kept echoing threw my mind. It became worse when I was alone at night or anytime I wasnt with the guard. Aro's words that night kept tieing in with his asurrence that I can be attracted to anyone of the guards.
Was he trying to hook me up with one of the guard members?
The thought made me want to vomit.
The rounds around the castle were still going on. Everyday Dimitri would ask to partner up with me. But he still really creeped me out so I either paired up with Felix or left to go do the round by myself before he could ask me.
That is, until today.
I was walking out of the Royal Room to start my round when Aro called me back.
" I would like for you to pair up with Dimitri today." Aro said cheerfully.
I swore my jaw hit the floor.
What was wrong with him? Did he not know how much I hated Dimitri!?!?
Well I technically didn't hate anyone, well not including the one who changed me. I disliked Dimitri very,very,very,very,very, okay I think you got the point. I wasn't really fond of Dimitri.
So why was I being paired up with him against my will?
Because Aro is a clueless idiot and no one says no to any of the Head Volturi.
So I reluctantly turned and walked out of the doors and down the halls to the west wing, with Dimitri trailing behind me.
He caught up with me and we walked side-by-side for a while. I tried to keep as much distance as possible between us. I swore he was going to say some kind of stupid flirty comment which made me want to stab myself in the ears with a big stake knife, but he didn't. He didn't say a word, just had his usal smirk on his face. I then became worried.
We walked towards the west wing, he nodded and said hello to the passing vampires. No humans, not even the ones who worked for the Volturi ever go this far. The west wing is where all the vampires offices are. Well the head vampire offices, and there bedrooms, and there wives room. Even though there are higher guards who specially protect this area, they still thought it was a good idea to have someone else protrolling the area. A second pair of eyes and ears.
I tried to keep calm and told myself that nothing bad was going to happen. Maybe Dimitri wasn't all that bad. Maybe I was just quick to judge and should be flattered he took a liking to me. But I still had this very uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach, and the silence was just making it worse.
As we turned the corner to the west wing I decided that no, I wasn't quick to judge, Dimitri is a creep and I shouldn't have to be with him now. Alone.
As if Dimitri had read my mind, his smirk widend.
I tried to stay calm, it ment nothing, he was just probably just thinking of something that happend the last time he went to China.
Boy was I far off that line.
I went to go turn a corner when I was grabed form the waist and yanked in the opposite direction. I was slamed against one of the walls.
I tried to fight my way free but his hands where to strong as the held both of my hands against the wall.
The hall was bare as I tried screaming for help but then Dimitri's lips pushed against mine. They were hard and eregent and I wished that I was killed in the ally that night, not changed to be put in a forever hell.
I tried moving my head, to break the lip lock, but it was no use. Tears would have been spilling down my cheeks like waterfalls if it was possible anymore.
One minute Dimitri had my hands in one hand and his arm wraped sround my waist in the other. Then his grip on me was free and he was gone. I opened my eyes to see Dimtri being thrown back across the hall. A " Hands off of her!" Echoched a minute to late for the vampiric speed.
I blinked and saw Alec standing in front of me, prepared to fight. Dimitri got up and threw himself at Alec. They were in a blur of a battle when Dimtri fell to his knees. Jane stood over him, the glare on her face when she used her " ability".
Jane dropped her gaze. " Looks like I have to help save your butt again," she said to her brother.
" I could have taken him myself." Alec muttered to his sister.
My back was pressed hard against the wall as I stood, frozen in the hallway watching everything unfold. Alec saved me. But why?
Jane and Alec were arguing over weither or not Alec needed help, that they didn't notice Dimitri getting back on his feet and flew himeself at Alec.
Alec and Jane snapped out of their argument just when Felix appeared out of nowhere and grabed Dimitri out of the air.
Dimitri tried breaking free, but Felix's grip was to strong for him.
" This isn't over!" Dimitri yelled to Alec as Felix dragged him away. I had a feeling that Dimitri's words weren't just for Alec.
I felt like I was going to pass out.
Alec turned to me. " Are you okay?"
I couldn't speak, so I just nodded.
" Lets get you back to your room." He said.
I nodded, again in response and started walking towards my room.
I felt sick. My worst fear has come true. I knew this was going to happen sometime.
As horrible as I was feeling, I managed to keep my balance and walk normally. A pro to being a vampire.
Me and Alec walked back to my room in silence. As I grabed the door knob, I turned.
" Thank you." I said to Alec.
" No problem." He replied.
I opened my door and walked in as he turned and walked away.
I was grateful for what Alec did but one question kept me wondering.
How did he find me?
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New reader please keep me updated. I love it!
A really good chapter.
you got over her revulsion very well and I really want to know if it was all fixed up by Alec or not. How else would he know where to find her?
OMG I am so sorry for not updating! I've been super busy! I will write another chapter and post it soon!
this is good :)
Thank you everyone for reading! And for reviewing! I am really glad you like the story so far!
I am sooooo sorry I havent updated recently! Honestly, I kinda forgot about this story, lol! But from the last update to now things have been crazy! I was about to start writing the next chapter when finals came along. So I wont update till finals are over :( but I will be writing the next chapter within my little bit of free time, so I can post it sooner then planned. Again I am sorry for my lack of posting. But I will be more free this summer so updates will come more fequently:)
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