Bella was leaning forward, positioning her body into a crouch, ready to attack at any given moment. Aro had threatened to kill her when she had refused to join the Volturi. I was so angry at him. How dare he threaten her? I knew where this was going. This was the battle I had been expecting ever since I had got the phone call from Kate. There was no way things could be simple with the Volturi. I had known there was no way the Volturi would simply let our family come home with us. I knew how awful this bunch of vampires was. The Volturi just changed the rules as they went along. Carlisle had gone from being Aro's friend to being a prisoner who was tortured by members of the Volturi. I would not let the Volturi get away with hurting my family.
I had mirrored Bella's position next to her, a growl falling out of my lips. I was braced for a fight as well. The Volturi's prisoners were my family and we protected family. We weren't going to let some power hungry vampires break up our family.
Aro just let out his high pitched laugh.
"Oh come now you two. You seriously think you can win against us… the most powerful vampires in the world."
"Oh how funny this is. They think they can beat us."
Bella clenched her fists in anger as he laughed again.
"I say we have a pretty good chance."
I felt extremely proud of Bella when she said that. Aro's eyes narrowed in anger as Caius growled at us. Marcus simply looked bored. Aro glared at Bella for a moment before smiling.
"Let's see how they cope with Jane."
I started moving towards Bella for a moment but stopped. I remembered Bella had a shield and got protect herself. Bella looked at me questioningly but I just shook my head. Aro beckoned Jane over to him and she went and stood next to him.
"Jane how about you show Mr and Mrs Cullen what fools they are to try to fight the Volturi."
"Oh this will be fun. I'll be able to finally torture this bitch."
Jane stood in front of us with a small smile displayed on her face. I glared at Jane for her thoughts about my wife I couldn't believe that someone who looked so innocent would take pleasure in torturing other people.
"This may hurt just a bit."
I knew Jane and Aro thought that Bella's immunity would have gone now that she was vampire. I knew I would be safe as well as Bella would protect me with her shield. She would never let me get hurt when she could do something about it. I. I watched as Jane concentrated and sent her power in our direction but of course nothing happened. Jane frowned and doubled her efforts. Nothing happened again. She had just turned her attention to me, having given up on Bella. Jane knew Bella hadn't worked before but didn't understand why I wasn't writhing on the floor in agony.
"What is happening!?"
"I don't understand why this isn't working!"
Jane was furious now as was the other members of the Volturi. They didn't like what was happening. Aro let out an angry growl.
"We have to make them pay!"
"Jane let's make our young friends hurt by inflicting pain on their family."
Jane grinned at Bella before spinning around and focusing her attention of the members of our family. I watched, knowing that there was nothing I could do and I just had to focus on Bella. I watched as my family's eyes started coming back to life and they weren't being numbed by Alec's power or being affected by Jane.
"What is happening!?"
"How has this happened? What is going on here!?"
Aro was yelling frantically as he watched our family come back to earth now that the spell had been lifted. I let out a sigh of relief as I saw that they were all okay. I could see Aro was panicking, not knowing what was happening. He looked at Bella in confusion and anger, wanting to know what was going on. Bella simply smiled at him.
"I'm a shield Aro. I can expand my shield to protect my loves ones from people like you."
Aro just stared at her but then a small smile appeared on his face.
"This is fantastic! Bella can be a part of the Volturi."
"Oh my dear Bella. Think of all the opportunities you'd have if you joined the Volturi."
I couldn't believe this guy. There was no way my Bella would ever be a member of the Volturi
"There is no way in hell that I'd ever join the Volturi."
I loved how well I knew Bella. Aro just sighed and gestured to someone.
"What a shame."
"I guess it's time for you to go. Felix."
I knew instantly that he wasn't letting Bella leave. He intended for my wife to die. I growled as Felix started towards Bella, a happy glint in his eye.
"Oh I'm going to enjoy this. I'll take my sweet time with her. I don't care if she's married."
I knew he thought he was going to enjoy this. Before Felix could get to Bella or I could do anything, Emmett had charged into Felix and had knocked him to the ground. I saw Jasper had taken on Demetri. Aro telling Felix to kill Bella had triggered a fight. Rosalie had pinned Heidi to the ground while Alice was basically kicking Chelsea's ass. Carlisle and Esme were working together and I saw him distract Afton while Esme jumped on his back to pull his head clean off. I focused my attention on both Corin and Renata, immediately ripping off Corin's arm. I saw Bella run towards Alec and throw him to the ground. I kicked Renata in the chest causing her to fly across the room. I quickly twisted Corin's arm behind her back and violently ripped off her head in one movement. I charged towards Renata who was up and heading towards Esme. I had no time for messing around. Renata immediately cast her shield around herself, stopping me from getting to her. There was a reason she was one of Aro's main bodyguards. All I needed to do was distract her. I was so grateful Bella's shield was still placed on me otherwise Renata could create confusion and divert me from fighting her. I turned to help Emmett before grabbing Renata by the hair. I threw her to the ground and grabbed her neck. I only had moments before Renata would fight back and the shield would go up. I quickly cracked her neck and pulled her head off. I threw her body to the ground, before turning around and spotting Alec's body lying on the other side of the floor. I heard a scream of fury and looked up to see Bella chasing Jane out of the room. I knew she would be okay in that situation as Jane couldn't torture her.
I ran towards my brothers who were both battling Felix; Jasper having already defeated Demetri. I charged at them and pounced on Felix, knocking him to the ground and allowing Emmett to grab Felix's head. A few seconds later and Felix was lying dead on the floor of the Volturi feeding chamber. I looked around the room to see Caius and Marcus sitting in their thrones. I frowned as I looked around for Aro. There was no sign of him.
"Where is Aro?"
Caius just glared at me while Marcus just sat there looking bored, as if members of the Volturi hadn't just been killed in front of him.
"Why should I help him? I'd rather he kill me."
I growled at Caius and moved closer to his throne.
"Just tell me Caius! Where is Aro?"
Caius remained silent while Marcus just groaned.
"He followed Jane and your wife out of here."
I nodded and thanked Marcus. I turned to my family.
"I'm going to find Bella. Put the bodies in a pile and burn them. I'll be back in a moment."
I smiled at my family, happy they were okay, before running out of the feeding chamber. I ran through the door I had last seen my wife run out of. I hurtled down a corridor, desperate to find Bella and see she was okay. I could hear someone talking and immediately headed in that direction. I suddenly heard Aro's voice and ran as fast as I could. I was terrified what was going to happen.
"I'm a genius and oh Bella you can't distract me."
"This is it."
"Goodbye Bella Cullen."
I burst into a room that looked like the Volturi library. I quickly scanned the room and saw Aro holding a gun pointing it at my wife's chest. I didn't understand what was happening but knew it would not be good. Before I could move, Aro pulled the trigger and I had to watch as the bullet hit Bella. I just gaped in shock, feeling my world fall apart. I had thought everything was going to be okay.
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