They moved quickly, silently, with swift, practiced movements; impenetrable, and quite frankly, terrifying. A hiss escaped my lips before I could hold it back. Aro was the first to speak "Renesmee Cullen! How nice to see you again! How old are you now, fourteen?" I nodded, avoiding any conversation with him. "Well, hasn't your clan been in enough trouble with immortal children in the past century, Carlisle?" Jane spoke. "I think we should just kill her now!" She continued "May I do it, Aro?" "No!" I yelled before I could stop myself. "pain." she said in my direction. It didn't hurt obviously, but mom was looking anxiously at me just in case her shield had been penetrated. I nodded at her. "So!" said Aro's voice, bringing me back to the present "Unless you have some cover story to turn the law upon us, your little friend must die." Esme spoke "She is classed as an immortal child, but we have no idea who created her. She hunts animals, like us, and is a danger to no-one. You have deen summoned to get rid of the danger, but there is none." Aro, Caius, and Marcus discussed it for a few seconds, then Marcus spoke "Which of you has the strongest connection to the immortal?" I'm like her sister, so I knew it was me. "I do." I told him. "Come, child, let me read your mind for any danger in this child" Jacob was staring at me anxiously, clearly because of the whole imprinting thing. "I'll be fine." i reassured him, though going up alone to a huge group of powerful vampires was not on my list of things i want to do most. Throughout this, Cherrie had been really quiet. Suddenly, she caugh my eye, and looked at me apologetically. I nodded at her, then walked slowly forwards, approaching Aro with caution. Hesitantly, I held out my hand. He took it, staying silent for a good few minutes. "Aahhh, I see" he said "Her name is Cherrie, isn't it?" Behind me, I heared Cherrie asking someone "how does he know that?" in a whisper. No one answered her. "There really is no danger in her, is there? Wow, my experience of immortal children is very different!" Aro said in an amazed tone "But I'm afraid the law is the law I'm afraid. It'll be a shame to lose you, Cherrie Johnson." "NO!" I screamed, running to attack Aro as he ran to attack Cherrie. Jacob's strong arms were holding me back before I could get anywhere. I knew it was pointless anyway. I wouldn't stand a chance against Aro. A tear of anguish rolled down my cheek. Before I knew it, I was full-scale sobbing. Jake pulled me into a hug, and when I heared Cherrie's ear-splitting scream, I blacked out. I woke up in my own bed, in my little cottage, Jake sat on the end of the bed. "It's over, isn't it?" i said. It was more of a statement than a question. He nodded. "Do you want to get up now?" I shook my head. He took the hint and left the room. I lay there, for the rest of the day, looking at the photo on my bedside table, of me and Cherrie, hanging upside-down from a branch of the tree outside the mall. I remember having that photo taken. I would treasure it for the rest of my existence. I would never ever ever forget Cherrie, not in a hundred thousand years, not ever. She'd live on in my heart, forever.
Hope you enjoyed it, I certainly enjoyed writing it, I don't know when I'll write another story, hopefully sometime soon!
~Emma Smith :)