Volturi. A name that if spoken of caused shivers to run down the spines of the people who heard it. The darkness that was emitted from the name alone made it ominous. As well as the power within it. The power of the name evoked fear in those of lesser beings, and caused those of higher standards to glance over their shoulder every now and then. For when the Volturi hunted you they would find you one way or another, and when they did it would not be a pleasant reunion. Yes, the name and word Volturi invoked fear in those who heard it, but the true power was held in the rulers. The Three Kings themselves were the cause of such fear. They were the feared rulers of the Vampire World, and no one defied them. Unless that person had a death wish of course. The Three Kings also known as Aro, Marcus, and Caius were feared, and that's exactly how they liked it.
Aro who was the unofficial leader of the Volturi. He exerts control over the world of vampires, and plots against any opposing coven. He made other vampires realize that it was necessary for them to live in the shadows among humans, and overtime turn their species into legends and myths instead of actual facts. To further continue this plan, he and his companions created their own vampires and taught them the laws before letting them loose. He believes, possibly correctly, that the Volturi is necessary for the survival of the vampire species, with its bylaws that hold secrecy of the existence of vampires to the utmost importance.
"Marcus's gift is actually quite valuable in the hands of someone who knows how to use it. For example, imagine Marcus on the battle field. He sees the binding ties between the enemy the guard faces. He can tell who the leader is just by watching the way the others are tied to him or her. He can see how to destroy the resistance simply by picking off a few key people. He doesn't just see romantic relationships, but also ties of family and friends, loyalty and devotion. He can tell if any given person would die for another. Off the field of battle (as the Volturi rarely leave their home), Marcus's gift is valuable politically (for lack of a better word). It's an amazing gift in a diplomatic situation. Plus, when you're sitting on an empire, it's nice to be able to see when someone's loyalty starts wavering. Or if anyone is getting too fond of anyone else. Can you see the potential now? Marcus didn't get where he is with some fluff skill."
Which brings the third and final King. Who is also known as the Merciless One. Caius is very ambitious and can easily be considered the cruelest of all three leaders, and is seen as never extending mercy to anyone. Whenever the opportunity presents itself, he advocates for the most aggressive methods of handling situations, and is usually in favor of executions. He is always at the head of any punitive missions, much to his pleasure.
Yes, The Three Kings were beyond dangerous and ruthless. Which was why if you saw them now you wouldn't be able to believe your eyes...
Volterra, Italy 10 A.D. (First Century)
"No Elizabeth you aren't supposed to eat that," Caius said softly with a shake of his head. He easily picked up the squirming toddler and held her in his arms. "Now give me the wood," He said looking at her pointedly, but the little girl wasn't having any of it. As she again tried to squirm her way out of his grasp. "No Elizabeth, I will not let you down until you give me the wood," He said with another shake of his head.
"Dear, why must you hassle her? You know she'll give it to you if you ask nicely," Athenadora chided as she appeared by his side with a smile. "Now sweetheart give mommy the piece of wood," She said her voice growing much softer, and immediately the toddler spit out the wood. With a smirk Athenadora held it up.
"Be quiet Dora," He said as he situated Elizabeth on his hip.
"Oh, you're just a jealous because she did what I asked," She replied with a smirk and once again Caius rolled his eyes. "Dont roll your eyes at me!" Dora exclaimed but Caius didn't care as he walked out of the room, and towards the Throne Room. "Don't walk away from me Caius Volturi!" He heard her shout, but he once again ignored her as he entered the room. He looked up at the thrones and saw that Aro and Marcus were already there as well as Suplicia and Didyme. He glanced towards the floor of Marcus throne and saw Isabella playing with a clay doll.
"Hello Caius, I see that Dora was talking to you," Aro said cheerfully with a smile, and Caius simply smirked. He walked towards Isabella and set Elizabeth down beside her, and immediately the two girls started to play together. "It warms my heart to see our newest editions together," Aro continued looking at the two girls fondly, and Caius couldn't help but agree. At first when the two girls had been left at their doorstep in a basket he hadn't wanted them, and then Marcus found out the bond that he shared with the beautiful golden haired one. At first he hadn't believed it and still didn't want anything to do with her, and then Marcus brought her into see him. He had stared at the blanket for awhile before nodding, and Marcus had revealed her face and the moment he saw her beautiful blue eyes he was a goner. He still was the little girl, Elizabeth, had him wrapped around her little finger. He would do anything to keep her safe and he would never let harm befall her. Which was why when they turned of age they (Elizabeth and Isabella) would be changed, and become the Principessa of the Volturi.
Caius glanced over at Marcus and saw that he was watching Isabella with a fatherly gaze, and he felt happy for Marcus and Didyme. "Yes it warms mine as well. I just can't wait for them to be of age so we can turn them," Caius replied sitting on his throne with grace.
"Yes I believe we all await that day, but until then our little Principessa's will be kept safe," Marcus said gazing at the girls fondly, and Caius followed his gaze. He couldn't help but smile softly at the sight that was before him. Elizabeth and Isabella were now sleeping soundly beside each other.
"There is nothing in this world that will mess with them. I and I am sure all of you as well will make sure of that," Aro said softly and the other two Kings nodded their heads in agreement. Their Queens appearing beside them as they stared at the now sleeping toddlers, and they all then and there made a promise: To always keep Elizabeth and Isabella safe. No matter the cost.
The years passed in a blur to all of those that lived in Volterra. The two Principessa's grew with each passing day, and they were now two beautiful eighteen year old girls. Elizabeth had beautiful golden locks like the sun's rays themselves, and endearing crystalline blue eyes. Her beautiful porcelain skin was unblemished and her high cheekbones and full rosy red lips made her look like royalty. While Isabella had beautiful mahogany brown hair and beautiful chocolate brown eyes. Her porcelain skin was unblemished as well, and her beautiful full pink lips made her look so endearing. Her high cheekbones gave her the look of royalty.
The Three Kings and the other members of the Volturi watched them both with cautious eyes. They were the most precious members of the Volturi, and nothing would change that. They also watched them with more caution because it would soon be the day that they were changed. The day that everyone in Volterra had been waiting for.
"Aro, I believe today should be the day that they're changed," Marcus said softly watching as Elizabeth and Isabella ran around the throne room.
"I agree brother, but they need to be ready for it, and I will not make them do something they don't want to do. Especially the pain of this caliber that will befall on them. It would be better to wait until they're ready," Aro responded wincing slightly as Isabella tripped.
"I will never understand how they can be so graceful, but so clumsy as well," Caius said with a slightly smirk, and the other two Kings nodded in agreement.
"Yes they are both mysteries," Aro said. Suddenly all Three Kings heard a gigantic crash, and their attention snapped to Elizabeth who was on top of Isabella. Both of them had wood surrounding them of what use to be a table. Caius immediately stood up with his brothers, and Aro said with a worried frown.
"You know what let's just change them before they kill themselves."
The other two Kings couldn't help but agree as servants came rushing in to help the Principessa's. "Or before their mothers kill us," Marcus said softly, and Caius immediately winced.
"Let's just go help our children Marcus, and your nieces Aro," He said as he strode towards his daughter and her best friend. Marcus and Aro following chuckling slightly. "Are you two alright?" Caius asked standing over them. The servants immediately stepped away from them as they approached.
"Yes Poppa we are alright," Elizabeth said with a grin.
"Yes Uncle we are alright," Isabella agreed with a matching grin, and Caius couldn't help but roll his eyes.
"You two will be the death of us," Aro said cheerfully bouncing to stand beside Caius.
"That's not something to be cheerful about," Marcus said with a sigh.
"I know, but it doesn't really matter what emotion you show," Aro responded before turning his attention back to the girls. "Now you two need to get ready because we are changing you tonight."
The news brought the two girls immediately to their feet. "Oh we have been waiting for this day for so long," Isabella said jumping up and down in excitement. Elizabeth only nodded her head in agreement.
"We have as well dearest one. Now go get ready," Marcus said smiling softly at his excitable daughter. Isabella immediately grinned before rushing out of the room with Elizabeth in tow.
"I really hope we know what we're doing," Caius said staring at the spot where his daughter had just disappeared.
"So do we," Marcus and Aro whispered softly.
"Oh I can't wait to be changed," Isabella said with a large smile as she put up her hair.
"You do know Bella that the pain we will experience will be more so than when we fell off the roof?" Elizabeth asked from her position by the window.
"Yes Liz I do know that, but we will finally be able to stop being so weak, and to stop being so clumsy," Bella replied finally content with her hair.
"Bella you know I love you, and I share your excitement, but I can also see the bad that will come out of this," Elizabeth said finally looking up from her book.
"Like what?" Bella scoffed.
"Like the fact that we won't be in control of our urges, and we could kill the people that have taken care of us. Or that we will feel like a thousand knives are being stabbed through our skin, as well as our blood being boiled. Well that's just naming a few," Elizabeth said.
"Alright alright you got me there, but still Liz. We will finally be able to contribute to our family," Bella said coming to sit beside her best friend.
"I suppose so Bella, but that doesn't make what will happen to us any less pleasant. It has both good things and less tolerable things surrounding it," Elizabeth said and Bella chuckled at her friends words.
"You know Liz, I think one day you will be a scholar of some sort," Bella teased, and Elizabeth simply laughed. "Now, come on I need to get you ready, and you know how I love to do that," Bella said nudging Elizabeth up, and towards the mirror.
"You know I think you just enjoy torturing me," Elizabeth teased softly and Bella chuckled.
"Oh no never," Bella teased back as she started to braid her friends hair.
"Yeah we'll see about that," Elizabeth muttered, and Bella simply laughed.
"Have some faith in me. Since we will be with one another for the foreseeable future," Bella replied, and Elizabeth groaned softly and was quickly swatted by Bella. It was going to be a long eternity.
The time came for Elizabeth and Isabella to be changed, and The Three Kings were shaking in anticipation (Mostly Aro). They had been waiting all day for the time to come, and now it was finally here. There were two tables situated in the middle of the room with cloth and pillows on them. Caius glanced up when the doors of the throne room opened, and his daughter and Isabella entered. He felt his breath catch, which was unnecessary, as he stared at his Elizabeth. Her beautiful golden locks were in a beautiful plait off of her left shoulder, and her dress hugged her appropriately. He heard Marcus breath catch as well, and couldn't help but smirk softly. Yes, their daughters had turned into two gorgeous women, and he could never be more proud.
"Poppa," Elizabeth said seeing him, and Caius immediately wrapped her in his arms and kissed her temple.
"My beautiful neonata all grown up," Caius said lovingly and Elizabeth blushed slightly.
"Poppa ami mettere in imbarazzo me non è vero?" Elizabeth asked with a sigh, and Caius just chuckled in reply. He turned to look at Marcus who was having a conversation with Isabella. He could only hear snippets like: "Isabella I really want you to be safe," or "It will hurt a lot just be careful."
"Poppa you know it's rude to eavesdrop," Elizabeth admonished lightly smacking her father's arm.
"It's only rude when you can help it, and in my case I can't. So therefore it's not rude," Caius replied and Elizabeth only raised her eyebrow which caused him to sigh. "Fine, you're right it's rude to eavesdrop."
"Thank you Poppa," Elizabeth said smiling brightly. She turned her attention to a chuckling Aro who quickly stopped when he saw her glare. "That goes for you too Uncle," Elizabeth said, and Aro immediately nodded.
"It is time," Marcus said stepping away from Bella, and walking to the two tables. "If you would sit down," Marcus said gesturing to the tables, and Elizabeth and Isabella quickly laid down.
"Now this will hurt, but we believe that you can get through the pain, and through the transformation," Aro said with a smile that eased the girls nervousness.
"Are you ready?" Caius asked and Elizabeth and Isabella looked at each other, and both nodded in confirmation. The Three Kings looked at one another before Caius gently bit into Elizabeth's neck, and Marcus bit into Isabella's neck as well and pumped venom into them. While Aro bit the girls wrists one by one injecting venom into them as well. When they were finished both girls were out cold, and The Three Kings felt their undead heart clench in worry.
"I hope we made the right call. If not their mothers will kill us," Aro said with a worried frown for both the girls and himself and the other two.
"They will get through it, I am sure of it," Marcus said with a confident smile.
"Then what do we do now?" Aro asked staring at the unconscious girls worry still etched onto his features, and with a sigh Caius answered.
"Now we wait."
A/N: I hope you guys liked the first chapter of Forever Yours. It's a working title, and anyone is free to comment a title they think would better fit this story.
Poppa ami mettere in imbarazzo me non è vero? = Poppa you love to embarrass me don't you?
Neonata = baby girl
I am also sorry if I showed Elizabeth to much instead of Bella, but I want you to one see the OC, and two see the bad ass Caius be totally whipped. Also the pairing for Bella is Bella/Rosalie, but the pairing for Elizabeth is still undecided, though you can choose from the Poll on my page or on the choices below.
Also to the ones that don't think mirrors were made in the A.D. era: Metal-coated glass mirrors are said to have been invented in Sidon (modern-day Lebanon) in the first century AD, and glass mirrors backed with gold leaf are mentioned by the Roman author Pliny in his Natural History, written in about 77 AD. The Romans also developed a technique for creating crude mirrors by coating blown glass with molten lead.
Again, I hope you enjoyed it, and I am sorry about all the misspelled/missing words.