Hi guys, sorry that I haven’t post anything in a while, but I hope you’ll forgive me:D I’ve got some unexpected things popped to myself too so I’ve decided to end this story sooner than I planned. Thanks to all who followed and commented it, I really really appreciate that.
11th chapter Ending
“So there are more like you with Volturi?” Edward asked in shock, I guess my face was a bit shocked too. Jalley just nodded.
“There are six of us. The bad news that the rest of them, differently from us, are very satisfied with their lives in Volterra.”
“But why it should be a problem, I mean, they’re just children. Just another three half-vampires like you or Nick or Nessie” Jasper noted.
“Actually, everything is much worse than it looks” Jalley sighed.
“Then tell us” Rosalie demanded in a cold tone “I want to hear everything. Whole story from the beginning. Tell us, Jalley”
Jalley frowned and hesitated. She glanced to Nick who was hugging Esme happily and Emi fearfully staring at her. Finally she started talking.
“The beginning… Well, it started with Aro meeting Jacom. Jacom showed his daughters to Volturi – girls was proof that half-vampires can be much more advantaged than normal vampires” Carlisle opened his mouth to speak but Jalley continued “You see, half-vampires have one very important ability that makes them different from vampires – that makes them very dangerous. Vampire and humans hybrids inherit ability to change. Imagine a baby who already has been born with incredible strength. How strong can he or she become if baby will be trained very hard? Jacom’s daughters was stronger than average vampire. That encouraged Aro to do a little experiment. He offered male guards to have children. And then we were born. Now the six of us are stronger then any vampire.”
“Incredible…” Carlisle looked stunned.
“Wait” Emmett burst out “Does that mean Volturi guards are you fathers?”
Emi turned her head away from us, looking embarrassed while Jalley stared at him with painful expression.
“Who?” Edward inquired.
“We more alike to our mothers…” Jalley murmured but Edward kept glaring at her.
“Alec” she pointed to Nick who winced from her words. “Demetri” she showed to Emi. Her reaction was similar to Nick’s . “And Felix”. Then pressed her hand to face trying to cover eyes. Suddenly I felt sympathy for them. Poor children… You can’t choose your parents but having these terrible monsters as ones…
“You’ve must been trough a lot” Esme squeezed Nick’s hand “But we love you and we won’t let anything to happen to you again. Right?”
I nodded to these encouraging words. They are our family members and we’ll do anything we can for them. I watched happiness spreading in their faces as they realized that we still accept them. There were more hugs, kisses and laugh.
“Oh my, I guess we interrupted something important” cold and sarcastic voice came out of doorway. I turned expecting to see one of dark cloaks but there were only two teen girls – one was tall and pale platinum blonde with violet eyes, another one was short dark haired girl with dark complexion and hazel eyes. For a second I thought that they were café’s clients but then I felt Jalley and Emi stiffening, Nick stood in front of Esme.
“What are you doing here?” he snarled. I sniffed the air – girls was definitely half-vampires and that meant we’re in trouble.
“Wow, you’re so protective of that little vampire behind, Domenico” blonde mocked “ I wish you could be so enthusiastic about your duty to Volturi either”
“Don’t you even dare…” Nick stepped forward trying to threaten but girl cut him off.
“I’ll do what I want!” her face wasn’t taunting anymore, it was full of anger.
Jalley stepped between them, her arms stretched.
“What do you want, Helen? What are you doing here?” she turned to blonde who was smiling again.
“What I want? You wouldn’t like that… More important is what elders want. And they want to see you. Aro will be so surprised when he’ll hear about you and Cullens”
“You!” Nick tried to grab Helen but Jalley interfered. She hugged him around the waist while Esme squeezed his hand.
“Calm down. We can’t fight here. There is nothing we can do besides coming to Volturi” Jalley’s voice was soothing but Nick became even more angrier.
“It’s your fault! I wish I’d never listened to you! I wish I’d never followed you to this damned place!” he screamed into her face but she was calm. I realized that he probably blamed her many times before. Emi gently took his free hand.
“There’s no other way. We have to try” she pleaded. Tears filled Nick’s eyes, he turned to Esme who nodded and he gave up.
“Follow us willingly or…” Helen’s voice trailed off and I remembered Jalley saying they all were stronger than vampires. I hope I don’t get a chance to test it.
“Don’t worry, we’re not giving you such pleasure” this time Jalley’s tone was sarcastic.
“C’mon, Bianca” Helen gestured bossily to dark haired girl. And we all start following them.
When we reached Volturi residence Helen lead us to the same hall I’ve been taken while I was still human. I shivered from those memories and tried not to think about our future. Edward noticed my concern and his hand slid into my palm. I’m so glad Nessie isn’t here. Jacob will take care of her, I was sure.
“Carlisle…” Aro was pretending to be sad “You disappointed me. I considered that you’ll forgive me my little mistake with Nessie since there were no victims…” Of course he forgot to mention Irina. “But your revenge was simply unexpected and cruel. To take away these three lovely creatures from us…. Unforgivable”
“But Aro!” Carlisle wanted to protest but Aro lifted his hand.
“No. I don’t need to hear anything else. Helen’s mind showed me everything I need to know”
“And of course you’ll be punished for you crime” Caius added cheered by the thought of our execution.
“You won’t!” Jalley said in calm and firm voice stepping in front of us. “Unless you destroy me”
“Oh, my dearest Jalline, you and Helen are the strongest and most talented creatures I’ve ever seen. How can we destroy you? It would be such a waste…” Aro looked sore.
“Master, if you’ll let me, I can take care of traitor” Helen suggested hiding her smile. Aro hesitated for a second.
“I think I have no other choice… Helen, I hope you’ll make sure Jalline would be still useful after you’re done”
“Of course, Master” blonde was grinning now.
Everything that happened after that was like a strange dream. – girls moved so quickly that it was difficult even for me to follow their movements. Jalley was right, half-vampires can be much stronger. Suddenly Helen hit Jalley to the ground and squeezed her neck. Before anyone could start panicking, Emi and Nick went to help her and dragged Helen off. She threw Emi away and turned to Nick growling. Bianca, quiet girl who was with Helen at café, and another half-vampire who I saw for a first time came closer. It’ll be three against three. I realized that neither Volturi guards, neither we can do anything else besides watching. They all were too fast and too strong for us. And once I thought vampires were the strongest.
“Enough!” everyone turned to pretty vampire with reddish curls who have just entered the hall.
“Who are you?” Aro asked surprised.
“I’m Doreen” she said joyfully and I froze.
“Doreen who brought babies on our doorstep?” Emmett exclaimed.
“The same” she was still smiling. I saw how disappointed Aro became.
“So you admit kidnapping them from us?”
“Yes. I did it” she didn’t look even a bit worried about Volturi’s anger.
“Why?” Carlisle inquired.
“They were only babies but I already knew they’ll be good people. I didn’t want them to suffer between such monsters as them” she gestured to Aro.
“How do you dare…” Helen growled but Doreen just laughed.
“It’s easy for me to dare to do anything”
“Because I have some powers myself. I can erase memories or create some new ones. How do you think I steal them in first place?”
“You’ll be punished for that!” Caius stood up with ferocious look
“I will be?” Doreen sounded almost innocently “You won’t even remember ever seeing me”
Caius expression changed into confusion. “Who are you?”
Everyone froze in shock as they realized that Doreen was right. She could easily mess with their memories.
“You go now” she turned to our side. I’ll catch up with you in Florence”
At first we didn’t move but then Jalley grabbed Alice’s and Jasper’s hands and dragged them to the exit. Emi and Nick followed them too and soon we all were running out of Volterra. No one said a word during our trip to Florence but I think we all hoped for best. Alice bought plane tickets and we all waited at the airport. After an hour Doreen came in, still smiling.
“Sorry it took me so long. I had many heads to work with” she laughed.
“What did you do?” Jalley asked uncertain.
“I’ve erased everything about you guys. And this afternoon, of course. If you’ll run into one of Volturi, he’ll think of you as a stranger” Doreen announced proudly to Jalley.
“What?! “ Could it be so easy? Could Volturi forget everything about Jalley, Nick and Emi?
“Yap, I did it. It was pretty hard, but I’ve been practicing for many years.”
“But why?” Nick looked disbelieving.
“I don’t know… I simply wished good for you. I’m not a bad person, trust me, and I’m really fond of your lifestyle. I think I’m gonna try animal diet too”
“Would you like to join our family?” Carlisle offered but she shook her head.
“Thanks but no. I’m a loner and I like it. Anyway, I have some plans so I won’t bother you any longer. Bye!” she waved and in a second was gone. I glanced around nervously to check if people noticed her quick disappearance but luckily there was no one near us.
“Does it mean…” Esme faltered.
“We can live normal lives again!” Nick exclaimed and hugged Esme. I turned to Edward.
“Do you think, we ever going to run out of luck?” I asked and he smiled.
“I hope we won’t” and he kissed me.
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