Disclaimer- I didn't write Twilight/ New Moon, those were written by the wonderful Stephenie Meyer. But I do own the character Sage.
I opened the door; immediately I was greeted by different servants. I brushed them all away. Aro stood beside me, both of us appearing as powerful as we were. I sat down gracefully, an exasperated sigh slipped from my mouth. " Tired my dear?" Aro whispered in my ear from behind me. I smiled and nodded my head. Being powerful was so tiring. " What can I do to help ease your troubles?" I turned to him, his deep eyes gazing into mine. I stood up and wrapped my arms around his neck.
" Hmm, I can think of a few things." I replied smoothly, my fingers rubbing his neck.
" Can you?"
" Oh yeah." I pressed my lips to his in a passionate kiss. He smiled into the kiss and slowly deepened it, his tongue brushing along mine. Suddenly the door slammed open and I heard a groan. " Ugh Marcus, you ruin everything."
" Do you think the two of you can peel yourselves away from each other long enough to welcome our guest?" He questioned us. Both Aro and I grudgingly turned to him. Both of us were disappointed he interrupted, well at least I was. My eyes opened in surprise and I grinned.
" Hello Sagelle." Stefano smiled.
" Stefano! Where's Maria?" I walked towards him and embraced him in a tight hug.
" That's why he's here." Marcus said.
" She's gone, ran somewhere. I can't find her Sagelle." I could see the worry in his troubled eyes. My smiled dropped, this wasn't good.
" Where were you when she took off?" Aro asked.
" How long has she been missing?" I spoke up.
" Around three days. Sagelle, I have to find her." I shook my head in agreement. Maria had to be found and soon. Before she was turned she'd been mentally ill. But Stefano still loved her and everything she was. In hopes she's change, he turned her. Unfortunately the disease didn't fade, which was very strange. It almost worsened with the turn. So if she was gone and had an episode, there was a good chance she'd reveal our secret. Either by killing in front of witnesses, or walking into a crowded market during a bright day.
" We'll find her Stefano. Don't worry about it." I assured him. He smiled warmly and gave me another hug. Stefano was one of the Volturi's oldest friends; one of my dearest. I sat back down and watched Marcus lead Stefano out of the room. Aro kneeled before me, a grin on his face.
" Now. . . Where were we?" He teased. I smirked and leaned forward, allowing him to put me in his lap.
" Not sure, you may have to refresh my memory." I replied playfully.
" I can do that." I ran my hands through his long, black hair and pulled him close to me- breathing him in. Our lips met in a fervent kiss, picking up where we'd left off.
Rain fell down; coating Aro, Stefano and myself in a wet sheen. Black clouds rolled through the sky, accompanied by lightning and thunder. In all, it was a perfect day for a vampyr. We were standing at the bottom of a hill at the moment, shouting for Maria. " She's over the hill!" Stefano yelled, trying to be louder than the thunder. " I can feel her."
" I'll go look. Stay down here with Aro and keeping searching the forest." I yelled back and ran up the hill in seconds. I looked around. I couldn't see her anywhere.
" Maria!" I cried out. " Maria where are you?" A woman appeared out of the woods, her clothes torn and dirty. Leaves were stuck in her usually beautiful black hair. Her red eyes gazed at me in hatred. She let out a low growl. " Maria, it's Sagelle. Come on Maria, snap out of it." I said. She approached me, her eyes flashing with fire.
" Get away from me!" She yelled and pushed me to the ground. She was having an episode. I shot straight back up and brushed the mud off me.
" Maria, it's your friend. It's Sagelle, Stefano's waiting for you." For a brief second her eyes lit with recognition but then they turned an onyx black.
" No!" She exclaimed. " You lie, you plan to harm me. Pull me into the darkness. I won't let you." Lightning crashed, setting a nearby tree on fire. Maria knocked me down again and dug her nails into me, scratching me over and over.
" Maria, stop it!" I tried to block her with my arms. " Stop it!" She smirked and came close to me, whispering my ear.
" The shadows dance in my mind, I won't let you take me." Getting sick of her rambling, I pushed her off me. Aro and Stefano were heading up the hell, I could sense them. Suddenly Maria came back at me, but I held up my hands to stop her.
" Sage no!" I heard Aro yell. I watched in horror as my friend flew backwards into the fire. A scream burst out of her mouth. I saw Stefano pause out of the corner of my eye.
" Stefano!" She yelled. " Save me!"
" Maria!" He ran to the fire, but there was nothing he could do. " No, no. . . No!" He cried and went to reach into the flames. Aro knocked him to the ground and held him there. Maria's cries filled the air; I was frozen. I'd only recently learned about my power; I still didn't have control over it.
" I didn't mean it." I whispered. " Stefano I didn-" He roared and looked at me, his eyes pitch black.
" You killed her. You killed Maria!"
" She came at me Stefano!"
" You knew she was sick!"
" I didn't mean it! I swear!" He growled and pushed Aro off, standing up with his fists clenched.
" As sure as the sun sets, I will make you feel the pain you've caused me Sagelle." Aro let out a growl, switching to protector inside of friend.
" You'll do no such thing." He growled. Stefano smirked, his teeth flashing. He was gone, my friend was gone. Because of me. I hardened up, I was only protecting myself. It was an honest mistake.
" You do what you need to do. I'll be waiting." I replied. Aro gripped my shoulder tight, not only to see what happened but to protect me also.
" It'll be okay." He said softly. I grimaced, knowing it wouldn't. Eventually, I knew he would catch up with me. I only prayed I'd be ready for him and that I'd be ready to do what I'd need to do. Even if it meant killing my friend.