Shielding Pain

C1: The First Meeting

Standard Disclaimer: I don't own any of the recognizable characters

A/N: So this is one of the three Twilight fics I have been working on for quite a while, and now I finally feel confident enough to post it. This will also be my first fic that will not have an OC in it. I hope you enjoy it, but as always I don't know when the chapters will be online. I have two done at this moment and I'm working hard on the third.

Jane's POV

Never in my immortal life had I been so excited to go on a mission for my Kings. Those idiot Cullen's had revealed themselves to a human and left her behind in some backwater town in America, now almost two months ago.

Usually Alec would accompany me on these missions, but the Kings had been adamant that I did this mission alone, probably had something to do with the shifters that were known to live there.

Right now I was running towards the girl's house while keeping to the shadows, and somewhere in my mind I hoped the girl would put up a fight. I loved it when I got to play with my victims a little bit.

The moment I entered the town it was getting harder to contain my smile, which some people might find frightening. The girl was seemingly the mate of that emotionally stunted mind reader, and since I hated him, I would love the chance to bring him eternal pain by killing his supposed mate.

The girl's house was easy enough to find, since I just had to follow the best smell, which at this point was the only thing working in her favor.

For some reason I decided to stalk her a little and I perched myself in the tree opposite her bedroom window, the sight of which almost made me vomit, had I still been able to do so. It was so incredibly bland and regular that it would be almost a favor to kill her, and to top off this pile of shit, her mate's scent still lingered in the room, albeit just a little.

It didn't take long before she entered the room and threw herself to her bed, angrily muttering about that stupid bastard, which surprised me a little, since I was under the impression she was his mate, and even as a human she shouldn't be able to talk about her mate in such a way.

When I took a closer look at her, I felt something pull at me, seeing her like the beautiful creature she was for the first time.

That thought made me both smile and frown at the same time. I knew what this feeling meant, but that this girl would be eternal mate was a bit hard to fathom. On the other hand, with her being my mate would make her a good asset for the Volturi and of course that emotionally stunted mind reader would be the one that would suffer even more from this.

Deciding to make my presence known I slid into her room, and while I expected her to scream, she turned to look at me blankly.

"You know, I should be used to vampires coming into my room by now, especially since they always come in without an invitation." She said softly.

I felt my lips twitch in amusement. "Trust me that I am not a regular vampire, Isabella Swan. You may start with telling me what happened between you and Edward Cullen."

"And why should I do that? Who are you anyway? I know you're not just some nomad, otherwise you wouldn't be here talking to me like I matter to anyone anymore and you would have done me a favor and just killed me." She said softly.

My gaze softened a bit, it seemed something had happened between her and that bastard which I was determined to get to the bottom of. "My name is Jane Volturi, and I have been tasked by the Volturi Kings to either collect or kill you."

"Wait, you're a member of the Volturi? That means you can punish vampires who have broken the laws, because if that is the case, I would gladly tell you everything about what that bastard did to me."

I could hardly contain my smile, but I managed to keep a blank face thanks to a thousand years of training. "I will gladly hear all about it on our way to Volterra, because I have a feeling the Kings will want to talk to you about what happened." I said with a smirk.

"Oh that's just grand, I get to at least tell how I was betrayed by that bastard that supposedly loved me before I die, but okay, I'll go with you to Italy. At least I will know that I have said everything before the end." She said softly.

I smiled at her, the first genuine on my face in almost a millennium. "I think that we are going to get along just fine, Isabella. I'm willing to bet the Kings will offer you immortality instead of wanting you dead. My master Aro has a personal dislike for the Cullen's Coven Leader, and I have an intense hate for your former boyfriend."

She actually smiled at that. "Former boyfriend isn't even right, I was fascinated with what he was, since he was so obvious about being a supernatural from the beginning, and I have always loved my mysteries."

"Then we will get along even better, so may I suggest we take our leave?" I asked with a smile,

She nodded and packed a few bags that held enough for a few days, in my mind enough until we reached Volterra, where I would turn her and make her mine, and together we would bring down Edward Cullen, and if we were lucky we would take Carlisle with him.

I had to smile at her as she quickly packed her bags. If this girl was to be my eternal mate, I could see a lot of things in our future that could be considered fun by anyone else, the only problem with that was that I just didn't do 'fun' things, not even with Alec. I saw that somewhere deep inside of her was a similar sadistic urge that harmonized with mine in the most beautiful of ways.

I was so lost in my thought that I didn't even notice that she once again stood before me. "I'm ready if you are, or did you want to stare at me a little longer?" She asked with a giggle.

"Well, I must admit for a human you are quite enchanting, and for reasons I have yet to discover I feel drawn to you, probably as much as you feel drawn to me. But there will be plenty of time to discover what this all means when we are on our way to Volterra." I said with a slight glare, although she didn't seem to be bothered by it.

She nodded and let me pick her up so I could jump out of the window with her, making a return trip for her suitcases, which I quickly put into the car, before opening the passenger door for her, something I did not even do for my own brother.

She blushed slightly as she took a seat and I blurred to the driver side of the car.

"Alright, it will take us two days to get to Volterra, and most of that time we will be in either a car or a plane, so I suggest we try and get to know each other." I said as we drove away.

"There is not much to tell about me, I have always been the quiet girl in the back of the room that didn't draw too much attention to herself. But I have always been the one to notice everything around me. I'm sure you've heard about the whimpering human pet of Edward Cullen that led you to me, but I assure you those are lies. I am far from the whimpering human he thought I was, and that I know more about most things than that bastard thought. He tried to chain me to his side, and when he saw that it wouldn't work, he cast me aside without a second thought." She said softly.

"Trust me that I will make him pay for everything. My masters will see what he did in your memories and will punish him accordingly. But let me tell you a bit about myself. I was born more than a thousand years ago in a small village in Northern Italy. My brother Alec and I were to be burned at the stake for witchcraft because of our powers until Aro found and turned us. From that day forward I lived my life for the Volturi, quickly earning a place in their Elite Guard and I have reveled in that position for more than a thousand years. By nature I am a sadistic and sometimes selfish creature, listening to no one except my brother and the Kings." I finished softly.

She smiled at that. "It's difficult to imagine such a tiny and delicate creature like yourself to be sadistic, but I know things are never what they see at first. As for the Kings seeing things in my mind, I wish them luck in advance, Edward couldn't read my mind when he tried and I am sure he tried more often than not."

I couldn't help but smile at her. "You are truly an enigma then, which will only help you with my master. He loves his mysteries, and that you can already block vampire's gifts while you are still human, is intriguing to say the least, but that probably explains why my gift didn't work either."

"You have a gift too, may I ask what it is?" She asked softly.

"I inflict horrible pain on others just by looking at them, and I apologize in advance for trying it on you, I just had to make sure."

To my surprise she patted my knee. "It's okay Jane, I know there is a lot more going on then you are letting on, and I understand that you don't want to tell me just yet. But the fact that you apologized to me after saying you are usually selfish and sadistic, tells me all I need to know." She said cryptically.

I knew for sure if I could still blush, I would. "You truly are an enigma Isabella, and yes, there is much I want to tell you, but to be honest, I don't know how to just yet. I think once we get to Volterra and you had a chance to talk to the Kings, a lot will become clear. Just know that I will protect you from whatever happens." I said honestly.

She smiled and nodded. "I know you will Jane. You are my mate after all." She said with a knowing smile.

For the first time in a thousand years I didn't know what to say and it took a full minute before I regained my ability to speak. "How can you know that? I thought only vampires could feel the pull."

"Like I said Jane, I am pretty good at observing and reading people. I saw in your beautiful red eyes that you looked at me with a certain devotion, adoration and even love, so I just put two and two together, and I must say, there are worse people to be mated to." She said with a wink.

"You'll soon find that being mated to me will make sure you will be loved for the rest of your long life. You will of course be turned as soon as I get the opportunity to do so." I said with a smile.

She smiled at that. "That is something I expected Jane, I think this is the beginning of a very long, loving and sadistic future for the both of us."

"I knew I saw it in your eyes. You're just as dark as I am." I said with a smirk.

She only nodded at that. "Of course I am, I'm already imagining the pain you will bring to Fuckward, and I have always enjoyed other people's pain. I only ask not to harm Alice, she may be persuaded to join the Volturi with her mate. That would make quite the addition to the ranks."

"Alice is the Seer, right? To her will come no harm, Aro has tried to persuade her for years, as well as her mate. But I think with you at my side, she will see the Volturi are the better option to be with. Because I don't know what you have been told about the Volturi, but they are not the power-hungry megalomaniacs everyone thinks they are." I said with a soft smile.

"That is something I already figured. Carlisle told me some things, but I sensed a lot of personal issues with the Volturi from him, so I figured I would keep my own opinion neutral until I would meet them." She said softly.

I smiled at her as we pulled into the parking lot of the airport. "That is the best thing you could have done, Carlisle has never agreed with the Volturi ways, and has always been a bit of an outcast within our community. It speaks highly of you that you didn't follow him as blindly as some others have done over the years."

She nodded and smiled at me as I opened the door for her, the two of us walking hand in hand towards the terminal, like we already were best friends.

Bella's POV

I couldn't believe my luck when Jane told me the truth about being her mate. I had a nagging suspicion the moment she stepped into my room, and I was glad that such a powerful, but above all cute girl was my mate.

That is probably also the reason why I went with her so easily, because even with Fuckward I always second guessed his motives and there was always a certain level of distrust with everything he said, since I felt all he ever did was lie to me.

During the ride to the airport she told me a bit about herself, and I couldn't help but think about how it would be if I had met her before I met Edward, however unlikely that may have been in the first place. Perhaps we would have been together already and I would never have even met Edward in the first place. On the other side of that coin was of course that I never would have met Alice as well, so perhaps things went the way they were supposed to.

When we were inside the airport, the first thing Jane did was going to one of the restaurants, which I appreciated since I hadn't eaten anything since breakfast.

"I guess this will be one of my last meals, might as well make it a good one." I said mostly to myself.

"Why would you say that Isabella? Please don't tell me that he told you vampires can't eat normal food." Jane said with a quirked eyebrow.

I nodded at her. "Actually, that is what he told me, it kind of made sense to me since I never saw them eat."

She growled softly at that. "Unbelievable, his lies just keep mounting and mounting. Vampires can eat regular food just like humans can, only it will do little for them. I actually like to go out to eat from time to time. There is a restaurant in Volterra that is simply sublime, and I definitely plan to take you there sometime."

"I would like that Jane, and I must admit I am curious to find out how the vampire world truly works, and I am sure that by your side I will get know everything there is to learn about it." I said with a soft smile.

She smiled at that, and I had to admit that she was even more beautiful when she smiled. "I would gladly teach you everything about our world, and I don't mean to rush you, but our plane leaves in 20 minutes, so you might want to eat up." She said softly.

I smiled and nodded before I dug into my food, wondering how it would be with Jane on a crowded flight, since she didn't strike me as someone to have a lot of patience with other humans.

After I was done with my food we made our way to the gate, and I was pleasantly surprised to see a private jet waiting for us. "You seem surprised Isabella." She said softly.

"While I was eating just now I was wondering how it would be for you to fly on a commercial airline with other humans, but I should have known you had a flown here in a private jet." I said with a smile.

She had to smile at that. "To be very honest, I have little patience for humans, most smell terrible and sitting with them in a confined space for longer than 10 minutes fries my nerves. That is why I use the Volturi's private plane when I need to go on a mission across the ocean. Only one other human besides yourself have I ever found tolerable, although she wasn't a human for much longer when we saw who she was. Come to think of it, your smell kind of reminds me of hers."

"I figured as much, you didn't strike me as a girl with too much patience." I said with a soft smile, purposely ignoring the other thing she said, since I didn't want to think about what it meant.

"I've never had too much patience. Most things bore me and as I said before I am a selfish person at times." She said softly.

I smiled and hugged her, which seemed to surprise her a bit. "Then let's be selfish and bored together, since I am exactly like you in that regard."

She smiled and led me inside the plane, which was a lot bigger on the inside than I expected. She then spoke briefly to the pilot, which in what I presumed to be Italian before she took a seat next to me.

I couldn't resist cuddling up to her, already feeling that I wanted to be close to her for as long as possible.

Jane seemed to be surprised, but put an arm around my shoulder none the less. "It's okay if you want to sleep for a bit Isabella, even if you must insist on using me as a pillow." She said with a smile.

"I'm not tired, but I just want to be close to you, my heart tells me it is the right thing to do at this moment." I said with a soft smile.

"You truly are a miraculous human my sweet. I've only known one other human in history that felt the mating bond as soon as you have." She said with a similar smile.

I smiled and kissed her cheek, wanting to have done that at least once before I was turned. "I have been told that before, but never by a girl as beautiful as you."

Jane smiled at me. "I swear if I wasn't technically already dead, that you would be the death of me, my angel. The things you do to me are truly indescribable." She said softly.

"I should hope so, since my plan is to make a lasting impression on my mate." I said with a wink.

She just smiled and kissed my cheek. "You made that impression the moment I met you my sweet. I was drawn to you even before I ever set foot in your room. It is actually what changed my mind about killing you. I knew I couldn't be without you when I saw you."

I smiled at that. "I'm glad you didn't kill me then, because I would hate to cause you pain with my death."

"That's the beauty of being mated baby, we get to experience true love as equals, and I could never do anything to hurt you, because that would hurt me as well, and of course we can only cause each other pain in a way that would be, let's say beneficial to both of us, if you understand where I am going." She said with a wink.

I blushed at that, which was amusing to her. "I know you're talking about sex, and as much as I would love to join the Mile High Club, I would rather wait until we are in a bed together, where we can take our time in pleasuring each other."

She smirked at that. "I have no intention of having sex with you on this plane, Isabella. The two humans in the cockpit are not worthy enough to hear you moan and scream my name as I make you cum. When we get to Volterra and we are in my room, I will make you scream in pleasure before I turn you."

"I would gladly give you my first time, and every time after that. You are the only one for me, even if we know next to nothing about each other." I said honestly.

"So you mean that bastard never touched you? At least that is one thing in his favor." She said almost possessively, and I would be damned if that didn't turn me on.

"Do you know what you do to me when you get all possessive like that?" I asked softly.

She smiled innocently at me, which was nearly as much of a turn on as the possessive look she had only seconds ago. "No Isabella, would you care to elaborate?"

I smiled at her. "You get me so wet when you talk like that, or look as innocent as you just did. I can't wait until we are alone." I said softly.

She smiled at me and pulled me close so that our noses were almost touching each other. "I'm afraid to say even when we get to Volterra, it will be a while before we are alone together, but I am quite willing to give you a preview of what lies ahead." She said softly.

I nodded and faster than I could blink her lips were on mine, both of us moaning into each other's mouths at how good it felt, but unfortunately she pulled back sooner than I would have liked, smiling at me when she locked her beautiful red eyes with mine again. "I'm afraid that will have to tide us both over until we had the opportunity to talk to the kings." She said softly.

I only smiled at her and rested my head back on her shoulder. "It'll have to do, but just so you know, I'll be wanting a lot more than a simple kiss when we are alone, but if it's okay with you, I'll take a nap before we get to Italy, I can hardly keep my eyes open." I said softly.

She smiled at me. "Rest now Isabella, I'll wake you when we touch down." She said in a similar tone, and I was sure I heard something else in her voice as well.

Jane's POV

I swear my own mate is going to be the death of me, I just can't help but be turned on by every single thing she does, and my non-existent God, that scent of hers when she gets aroused, it's perfection. I had to restrain myself not to just jump her here.

As she slept I kept thinking about why she already looked so familiar to me. Heidi's newfound mate had some similar characteristics and I wondered if she and my Isabella could somehow be related.

Since there was no way to verify anything until we got to Volterra, I decided to relax a little while my young mate slept against me, and I had to smile at the way she clung to me, as if I would not be here when she woke up.

Over the course of the last day so much had changed in my life that it would have been too much if I still had been human. My only worry was my brother, since he had no love for humans, and I just knew there would be a falling out between us when he learned I hadn't turned her yet. I would of course protect her from him, but I didn't want to hurt him either.

The hours seemed to fly by like minutes while my mate slept on, but since we were coming in for a landing, I had to wake her. "Isabella my sweet, we're coming in for a landing. You might want to wake up." I said with a soft smile.

She groaned softly as she woke, blinking a few times to regain her bearings. "That was quick. I thought it took at least six hours to fly to Italy." She said softly.

I couldn't help but smile at her. "That's exactly how long you've been asleep my love. I just couldn't forgive myself if I woke you any sooner. You look adorable when you murmur my name."

Bella blushed at that. "Well, you are adorable, so there." She said softly.

I was taken aback at that. Never before had anyone called me adorable and lived to tell the tale, but I would be lying if her saying it didn't turn me on even more.

"Then I suppose we can be adorable together, but make anyone who dares call us that suffer, wouldn't you agree?" I asked with a smile.

She only nodded and nuzzled her head in my side again, staying like that until the plane had landed.

Since we didn't have to bother with security, we were on the road within minutes, and I could see that a bit of nerves were starting to show with my young mate. "Are you okay Isabella?" I asked softly.

She smiled and grabbed my hand. "I'm okay I guess, just a bit nervous about what will happen to me when we get to Volterra. Carlisle told me the Volturi are power hungry and manipulative, but I don't think that is right anymore."

I growled softly on hearing that. "What he told you were lies. It is true that the Volturi have a certain image to portray to the outside world, but within the castle walls we act more like a family then most would think. We are there for each other when it is needed, and the Kings leave us to our own devices most of the times, except when we're on guard duty, but knowing them, they'll let us be together for that."

"I always figured it would be something like that, something just told me that Carlisle would tell me similar lies to Edward, it just makes me want to kill them even more." She said softly.

I only smiled at her. "You'll get the chance baby. Even Aro is starting to see the flaws in Edward. He no longer wants him to join the Volturi, but he is still a bit reluctant to end him at this point, but I'm sure you'll be able to sway him on that after he hears what Edward did to you."

She smiled at that. "I hope he does, because it wouldn't be right to let him off scot free after he technically broke the law. I just hope I can see Alice again."

"I'm sure you will, she was your best friend, am I correct?" I asked curiously.

She nodded. "Yes, friend, sister and confidant. I told her everything and it really hurt when she left as well, even though she texts me when she gets the chance."

"Then I am sure you two will find each other again, and I'm sure that when she learns you found your true mate, she'll be nothing else but happy for you." I said as I gently squeezed her hand.

She smiled at that as we sped down the road, getting closer to Volterra with every mile. "Are you hungry Isabella? I must admit I'm a bit out of the loop when it comes to human needs."

"I'm okay for now, and since you never had your own human to care for, I forgive you." She said with a wink.

"You make yourself sound like some kind of pet, Isabella, and let me tell you that you will always mean everything to me, we are equals in every sense of the word, even if you are not turned yet. I just have to warn you about my brother Alec. He has no love for humans and probably be angry with me because I haven't turned you yet." I said softly.

She smiled and patted my hand. "I know we are, but what I said is technically true. I know you are more likely to drain a human then to wine and dine her."

I couldn't help but smile at that. "That's true, but I don't like it when I hear my mate degrading herself. You are so much better than that."

"I know, and I was merely kidding, love. I see we are going to need to work on your sarcasm a bit. You will see it will be a lot more fun when you're a bit sarcastic in life." She said with a smile.

I smiled at that, which I am still sure I never have done as much in my life. "I'm sure you can help me with that, Isabella. I'm better at being sadistic than being sarcastic."

She smiled at that. "Then it is a good thing we'll be together for a very long time. I'll have plenty of time to teach you everything you need to know."

"And I'll have plenty of time to teach you the joys of the hunt, and more specifically hunting together, I have always seen myself hunting with my mate one day." I said as I looked at her hungrily.

She blushed a little. "Easy, my tigress, I have to be changed before we can do any form of activities together."

I smirked at that. "I know, but that doesn't mean I can't already think about that moment, among other things of course."

Her blush darkened and my nostrils flared a little as the scent of her blood filled the air. "You smell so good, my love. I can't wait to taste at least a little bit of your blood."

She smiled at that. "And I can't wait until you turn me, so we can be true equals, because let's face it, I'm still a fragile human."

"In body perhaps, but on the inside you are as strong as any vampire. I could see that the first time I saw you." I said seriously.

She smiled at that. "Thank you Jane, that means a lot to me."

I gave her a kind smile as Volterra came into sight, where I knew the girl's life would change dramatically, and it seemed she knew it as well.