Me and Edward quickly ran back to the main clearing. If there was one thing about the Volturi that we knew, it was that they were not patient people.
As I ran, it confused me to no end as to why the Volturi had arrived. They must have known about Tanya and her newborns before now; why were they here?
We burst through the clearing and once again, my lungs were filled with sweetened smoke. I wafted the black cloud away with my hand and spotted the Cullens and the Denalis in a semicircle, waiting for the Volturi.
Edward took my head and led me to our family but as I got closer, I noticed two vampires that I had never seen before. Both were men however one had dreadlocks whilst the other had brown short hair. As I ventured even closer, my eyes widened as I saw Irina holding hands with the one with the dreadlocks and Kate was holding the other one's hand. As Edward registered them, I felt him stiffen.
"What the hell?" he hissed. I realised that he couldn't see the contact between the couples.
"Edward, look at their hands." I murmured. I saw him squint slightly through the smoke but when he saw their hands, he immediately relaxed.
"Oh." Was his reply. I giggled.
"Silly fool." I pecked him on the lips and made our way to stand by the family.
"How long Alice?" Edward asked, releasing my hand and wrapping his arms around my waist.
"Thirty seconds." She answered slightly breathless. She must have been slightly fazed by the fight. I took the opportunity to glance around at my family and saw that it was only their clothes that had been slashed a few times. Irina caught my eye and I raised my eyebrow at her, glancing pointedly at her entwined hands. She simply giggled and looked down.
"They're here." Alice breathed. The atmosphere in the clearing changed from victorious to tense almost instantly. I heard low growls reverberate from Edward's chest and I smacked his chest lightly to shut him up. I was also surprised to hear growls from the two newborn males too.
Suddenly, everything went quiet as four figures, hooded with black cloaks, stepped out of the shadows of the trees. The two on the outside looked rather big and muscular; one of them could give Emmett a run for his money. The two in the middle were shorter, but one looked slightly lankier than the other. As they came closer, fear gripped at my heart. We had done nothing wrong and yet these people were stalking towards us as if we were serial killers. After what seemed like an eternity, they finally stopped and lifted their hands to pull off their hoods.
The one on the far left of the line was male with dirty blonde hair. His features were in the form of a scowl yet twisted, as if he'd eaten something sour. He stood with his back straight and chest puffed out, trying to look menacing.
The vampire on the far right was also a male. He looked bulkier than the blonde haired man, but still had the sense of intimidation. His dark hair looked ruffled and a smirk spread across his face as he took in our work.
The two in the middle were a boy and a girl. They both looked about nine but the boy was taller than her. He had brunette hair that was swept to the left. Again, he scowled as he took in our group, but he looked bored.
However, the girl was a completely different story. Her face was blank as she looked at my family. She had blonde hair that had been pulled into a tight bun on the back of her head. She was smaller than the others, but I could see that she could do some real damage. They looked so similar yet so different.
"Jane." Carlisle nodded respectively. She glanced at him in acknowledgement but continued to search us with her eyes when they stopped at the bonfire. A sick smile spread across her angelic face.
"Had a little campfire did we?" she asked in a high voice. I was momentarily stunned as I recognised the voice. I shook my head of that thought; I had heard of the Volturi and knew of what they did, but I'd never actually met them.
"It seems you've missed a few." She continued, her ruby eyes fixed on the two newborns. Kate and Irina snarled defensively.
"Indeed sister; it seems they have." The boy by her side agreed, nodding his head.
"I'm sure you're aware of their situation." Edward replied icily. Jane stared at him before she sighed.
"I am." Suddenly, she looked at me. I gasped as memories came flooding back, hitting me full force. Her birth, feeding her, playing with her, laughing with her, her birthday, taking her to school, her death.
Emily Jane Swan.
Shock and hurt ran through Emily's eyes before she composed herself, wearing an icy mask.
"I see you have acquired a new member." She nodded at me, but I didn't respond; I was still frozen at the fact that my baby sister was staring me out, "What's your name?"
I opened my mouth, and then closed it again. My throat was dry and I felt like I was choking on the air. My own sister didn't know who I was.
"Speak!" she demanded. I took in a big gulp of air.
"Bella." I answered. She looked thoughtful for a minute before she shrugged and turned away.
"What's happened to you Emily?" I blurted out before I covered my mouth with my hands. I saw my family as well as Emily tense. Emily spun around to face me as shock, surprise and confusion clouded her face. I kept staring at her until her anger flared.
"You!" She pointed an accusing finger at me and I flinched from her tone, "Come here!" A snarl ripped out of Edward's throat but I placed my hand on his chest, letting him know that it was ok.
I hesitantly took steps towards Emily, praying that she would recognise me. I stopped four feet in front of her and reluctantly looked in her blood filled eyes. I cringed slightly at the reminder that she was a killer. She grabbed my chin and roughly pulled me down to her level.
"How do you know?" she hissed so that only I could hear.
"You don't think I wouldn't recognise my own sister?" Emily looked confused for a moment as she searched my face again until realisation dawned on her face, causing her eyes to widen.
"Oh my God." She breathed. She loosened her grip and moved her hand from my chin to cup my cheek.
"Izzy?" she whispered brokenly. I sniffed and looked down for a minute before I brought my eyes back to hers and nodded.
"Hey Em." I whispered back, my eyes filled with venom. Emily gasped and the next thing I knew I was being tackled to the ground with small arms wrapped around me. I looked up and saw Emily's face with a massive smile on it but with her eyes filled with venom as well; she truly looked like an angel. I looked slightly to my right and saw Edward hovering over us, arms outstretched. I turned my attention back to Emily.
"I missed you so much!" she sobbed into my chest. I rubbed her back like I used to, to calm her down and I felt her muscles start to relax.
"I missed you too." I breathed in her ear. "I thought you were dead." She immediately stiffened and looked up at me with a scowl on her face.
"Is that what they told you?" she asked bitterly.
"Huh?" I replied, confused. She huffed angrily.
"I didn't die that day; I was taken. These men with black cloaks broke into my hospital room. I cried and cried, wishing you were there to protect me but you weren't. I kept screaming for you, but they promised me that everything would be taken care of. They kidnapped me and pushed me into a car, then on a plane, then into another car. I was taken to this castle where they tutored me for four years until one of them bit me. They told me what I was when I woke up and I was horrified; not because I was a monster, but because I would never see you again!" she wailed. I stroked her hair soothingly.
"But your eyes." I observed.
"I know." She sighed, looking down. "I tried to feed off animal blood, but they wouldn't let me." Anger bubbled up inside of me for a moment. I inhaled calmly, attempting to keep my anger at bay. I heard a cough and looked around, seeing fourteen pairs of eyes staring at us.
"Oops." Emily giggled. She turned her face to look at her companions, "I guess you're a bit confused." They nodded their heads simultaneously. She rolled her eyes and winked at me. As soon as she got off me, Edward helped me up, wrapping me in a tight embrace.
As the sun set, Emily introduced me to Alec, Felix and Demetri. She explained to them about our past, which resulted to me explaining to how I winded up with the Cullens.
As the Volturi and my family discussed the situation, me and Emily spent the night catching up with each other. I told her about Tanya and she was glad of what I had done. We were recalling our days when we were human when Irina and Kate came sauntering up to us with their men following like lost puppies.
"Hey Bella!" Irina called. They both started giggling as I raised an eyebrow at them. I glanced at Emily questioningly, but she shook her head and shrugged.
"This is Laurent." Irina introduced the man with dreadlocks. I smiled and nodded at him as he did the same for me.
"Is Garrett." Kate finished off smugly. I greeted him with a nod and a smile as he waved his hand at me. I suddenly realised that my whole family now had mates. I heard Emily sniffle by my side and my motherly instincts kicked in.
"What's wrong?" I asked her, grabbing her shoulders and turning her to face me.
"It's just that everyone gets their happy ending but me." She pouted. I was slightly hurt that she wasn't happy with me, but then I thought of an idea.
"Would you like to come to our wedding?" I asked as Edward came over and wrapped his arms around my waist. She glanced up at me in excitement.
"You mean you're getting married?" she bounced, looking between me and Edward. I nodded, "Oh! Yes please! When is it?"
"Five days." Edward answered as if he'd been thinking about it for ages. Emily squealed and threw her arms around us both.
"Of course I will go! Wait, I don't have a dress!" she panicked. Suddenly, Alice came over.
"You see, that's where I come in." Alice draped an arm around Emily's shoulder and they started walking off together, talking about dresses. I sighed and leaned into Edward's body.
"I want her to be my flower girl." I told him firmly. He nodded and placed a loving kiss against my neck.
"Home?" He asked. I spun around in his arms and draped my arms around his neck. I leaned up and kissed his lips passionately. We were finally free from Tanya, free from danger. Our tongues melted into one another as I pushed my body closer to his. Before he got carried away, I pulled away, only to lean my forehead against his.
"Home." I agreed. Edward smiled and gave me another beautiful kiss and pulled away, leading me back to the house.