So this is based sometime before TV's, fridges and cars ok? sorry i suck and history lol And everyone is speaking Italian but since I don't speak Italian it's written in English lol Oh and btw, I don't own Twilight or it's characters! So enjoy!!
Tonight, like so many other nights, there was going to be a feast. Which didn't excite me in the least. The world I lived in held no joy for me, and the Volturi were no picnic to be a part of. Aro had an unnerving interest in me because of my power. His was greater, but he had to touch you. He could hear your every thought, past and present. But he envied me for being able to hear thoughts without touching anyone. In truth I hated this power, it seemed I could never be alone, not even in my own mind. Caius and Marcus, the other leaders of the Volturi allowed me to be here only because Aro wanted me. I was just barely over 100 and didn't deserve the rank I had. This was quite clear to me, I could hear it in everyone's thoughts but Aro's. He knew it as well, but enjoyed my abilities.
Aro treated me with great care, always trying to make me content. He allowed it when I refused to eat innocent people, only those who had committed heinous crimes. It still didn't ease my conscious. I was only a monster, who was I to determine who lived and died. But what other choice did I have? This life, despite the distaste I had for it, was all that I knew. And the Volturi were not someone to make enemies with. They owned this city, and they controlled the world from it. There was only one rule; never be exposed. If a vampire stepped out of line, the Volturi quickly wiped them from the Earth.
"It's time to eat." Felix said flatly. He hated me the most, I out ranked him and I was younger than him. I pulled myself from my study, towards the great hall where our victims awaited. I hated this most of all.
I took my seat next to Aro and listened to the panic rising in the minds of each person. Glad that I had eaten the night before and didn't have to tonight if I didn't want to.
What kind of tour is this?
Someone help us!
Where is my daughter?!
I tried to block them out, focusing my mind elsewhere. Yes this I hated. Aro knew this, and always found some hardened criminal for me to feed on. It was better than some poor little girl, but not by much. Then a sweet smell wafted through the room. I gripped my chair as it filled my lungs, inciting my hunger like nothing had ever done before. Venom seeped into my mouth and I searched the room for the source of this intoxicating scent. I could barely hold myself to my seat.
"Aro, that one. I must have her." I wasn't asking as I stared at a girl who stood at the back of the crowd.
"Whichever one you want." He smiled, it was very unlike me and he preferred me to dine on something other than criminals.
In seconds I was upon her. The smell of her blood intoxicated me. I could only think of drinking her in, how sweet it would taste on my tongue. She was a small gypsy girl, her dark brown eyes stared at mine without fear. I listened to her thoughts, but there was nothing. She was a void to me, I tried harder but to no avail.
"I can't hear you." I growled, knowing she didn't know what I meant.
"You'll get no satisfaction from me vampire. Lets get this over with quickly." She glared at me, defiant and brash.
"You know what I am?" her scent intoxicated me, but now I was curious.
"It's not polite to play with your food." She growled. I was surprised, that was not the answer I was expecting. She should be afraid, but she wasn't.
"You're not afraid of me?"
"No. I know what is to come, and there's nothing I can do about it. You're stronger, faster than I am. But I won't give you the satisfaction of hearing me beg at your feet." She glared at me, hate in her eyes.
"I suppose not." I was torn now. Her scent beckoned me to drink her, take in her blood and revel in its taste. Thought now I was strangely drawn to her. "I wish to eat in peace." I said to Aro, he nodded and I took the girl in my arms and left.
I took her to my wing of the vast underground building. Beneath the city was a labyrinth of rooms built by the Volturi over the ages. They lived beneath the city, protecting it. I had one of the larger wings of the maze to myself because of my rank and favor with Aro. I took her to my study, it was where I could be alone, without the pounding of voices in my head.
"Lets get this over with." She pulled her hair away from her neck exposing the pale skin there.
"I'm not going to eat you, not right now anyway." I gave her a crooked smile and laughed as she looked at me in disbelief.
"I'd rather you did. I won't be some pet." She hissed. She was extraordinary. I wished even more that I could her audacious thoughts.
"Well I'm not, and you're not going to be a pet either. How do you know what I am?"
"I know others like you. But they are better than you, they live off cattle and wild beasts rather than innocent people." My interest piqued, I had to know more. There was another way to live? Something other than this was what I'd longed for. To not suffer the guilt of those I had devoured. She sat down at my desk, the bangles on her wrist clanking against the aged wood. She was truly a sight, her dark brown hair tousled down her shoulders, her brown eyes smoldered. Her bare feet were dirty, her ankles adorned with bells. She wore a coin belt over a flowing layer of skirt. Her top was fabric she had criss-crossed across her chest, a dark blue that greatly complimented her pale complexion. She was truly beautiful and I was glad I hadn't eaten her.
"Tell me about them, can they really survive without human blood?" I moved a chair and pulled it to sit across from her. It took every bit of me not devour her. Her smell so tempting, so delicious. I allowed my curiosity to pique, to help me control this thirst.
"No, I won't let you harm them." She said defiantly, fire in her eyes. She was a complete mystery to me.
"I'm sure Aro knows of them, I could simply ask him. I'm sure that they would love a visit from him." I moved towards the door, I was playing dirty and I knew it but I needed to know.
"No!! Please don't!" she tensed in her chair, she knew she couldn't stop me even if she wanted to. "I'll tell you…" she sighed, defeated.
"I won't hurt them, I swear. I'm only interested, I didn't know there was another way. I don't expect you to understand, but I detest this life. The monster I am, feeding on people. Who am I to say my existence is more valuable than theirs. That they should forfeit their lives so I can go on."
"You could just kill yourself." She said flatly.
"I've tried that you know. Not that you care I'm sure. But Aro, he won't let me. I can hear peoples thoughts you see." I tapped my temple "He can too but he has to touch them. But with me I can hear them without touching them. So he uses me as a conduit. I listen to them while he listens to me."
"Then why are you
asking me stupid questions." She snarled.
"Because I can't hear you."
She gave me a puzzled look and paused in thought. "You can't?" she finally asked, not sure what to make of that.
"No, it's rather irritating right now." I admitted. I could see some of the tension loosen in her, only slightly though. "I'm trying very hard not to eat you right now. I don't think you understand how sweet you smell. Your blood calls to me, La tua cantante as the Volturi would say." I sighed. "So at least try to be civil ok?"
"You're making that up." She crossed her arms, she was considerably more at ease. She let her eyes wander, taking me in. I knew she found me attractive, I was to all humans. Suddenly a blush rose to her cheeks and she looked away. I chuckled softly as she stared intently at my wall of music.
"What kind of music do you like?" I asked. I needed to know her and I didn't know why. I was drawn to her; I wanted to know every thing about her.
She only shrugged her shoulders, still staring at the wall. "Ok, you're dressed like you dance. What kind of music do you perform to?"
"I won't dance for you." She said sternly.
"I didn't ask-"
"Then don't." she cut me off. She was feisty and I somehow found it endearing.
"You can't leave, but I suppose you knew that. Once they know you know about us they'll kill you, or turn you."
"So what, you're just going to keep me here till you get hungry?" she was angry again.
I sighed, I didn't really know what I was going to do with her. I couldn't keep her a secret from Aro and I couldn't keep her alive or long once he knew about her. If I let her go they would simply find her and kill her. "No, I don't know what to do with you now." I ran my fingers through my hair, trying to think of something and rationalize why I wanted to keep her alive so badly. Was it just this strange clan or was it more?
"Tell me more, how many are there."
"No, I won't tell you anything else."
"You're being stubborn. Stop."
"Or what?" She defied me at every turn. I expected her to panic at any second. To try and run from me like she should.
"Or I'll eat your face." I sighed and sunk into my chair.
"That was very unconvincing." She laughed.
"Would you rather I did?"
"No not really. You're weird you know that?"
I was weird?! She was the one sitting here chatting with me! A vampire who at any moment could rip her throat out before she could scream, instead she was laughing at me. "You're an odd girl." Then I heard her stomach let out a low growl betraying her. I watched her face flush in embarrassment and I laughed. "Hungry?"
"No." she was lying.
"Will you stay here while I get you something to eat?"
"No." she wasn't lying.
"If you step outside of this room someone will find you and eat you and there won't be a damned thing I can do about it." I panicked, I had no idea how to make her stay and even more so, why I cared.
"If I stay this weirdo vampire is going to fatten me up and eat me later anyway so why should it matter?"
"Because I'm not going to eat you" I snapped at her.
"How do I know that!" she was angry, yet again.
"You don't, but your chances are far better in here than out there. Please just wait for me?" I could hear her sigh, that was the best I was going to get. I would have to be quick before she changed her mind. I rushed from the room, willing her to be there when I returned.