On Opposite Ends II: Total War

by

DarkGoldenEyedAngel (a.k.a. Kitti)

A/N: Hey guys! Here's the sequel to On Opposite Ends! I hope you will enjoy it as much as you enjoyed the first one. I'll quit rambling (if any of you have read any of my other stories then you know that I'm known for my ramblings and rants) and let you read. Oh, and here's a full summary:

Ten years have past since the end of On Opposite Ends and everything seems to be just fine. Edward and Bella are raising their family along with Alice, Jasper, Emmett, and Rosalie. Alex, Lissa, Grace, and Will are growing up together. But what happens when Flamma, Glacies' one true enemy, decides that it wants to fight a war after fifteen years of absolutely nothing? New alliances form. Battles begin. Countries fight head to head. All Human. AU.


Chapter 1: THE FOREIGN DELEGATES

(Edward's POV)

"Where is he? He's going to be late again," Bella asked, exasperated, as she started to play with her hair again and looking towards the door of the dining hall.

I moved over to where she was standing and gently took her hands in mine and brought them to my lips and gave them a gentle kiss. "Patience, love. He'll be here," I told her calmly. I kissed her on the forehead softly and she looked up into my eyes, a slight smile on her lips.

The reason for my wife's impatience is the fact that our son was running lateā€¦ again. Alexander had an uncanny ability to be late to almost every social function that was held at the palace. He was exactly like I was at the age of thirteen.

"I know," she said, smirking up at me. "He's just like his father." She flicked my nose and gave me a chaste kiss before we heard the door of the dining hall slam open. And standing in the doorway was a very disheveled looking Alexander. He walked over to us, attempting to straighten out his tunic and hair to no avail.

Alexander, or Alex as he preferred to be called, has my bronze-colored hair and his mother's brown eyes. He's relatively tall for his age, about five foot seven, and he's as fit as any boy with weapons training should be. He was a master with a dagger.

"Um, hi," Alex muttered, stilled trying to flatten his bronze-colored hair. He kept his chocolate brown eyes trained on the floor in front of his feet.

"Hi, indeed," Bella said. "Where have you been?"

"Just wandering a bit," Alex said, still not looking up. "I lost track of time."

Bella just shook her head, smiling a bit, and muttered, "Just like your father." She looked him over to make sure he was presentable and stopped at the top of his head. I just smirked. "What in the world did you do to your hair?" she asked him. Alex's hair was in an even worse disarray than normal with pieces of it sticking up in all directions.

"Nothing," Alex muttered before trying to run his fingers through it, attempting to flatten it again.

Bella just pulled his hands away and started to arrange it in some sort of order. "Bella, love, when will you stop trying to make his hair lie flat?" I asked after she had been messing with his hair for a few minutes. My amusement was evident in my voice.

She looked up at me and smirked. "When I get both his and yours to lie flat, that's when." She stopped messing with Alex's hair and moved on to mine.

I rolled my eyes. "Honestly, Bella," I sighed, sounding slightly indigent. She just smiled and I heard a little snicker coming from Alex's direction.

"Papa," I heard Lissa, our eleven-year-old daughter, call as she walked towards us. "Grandpa's been looking for you." Analissa had always been quiet, only expressing her true self around her family and very close friends, and had, inevitably, inherited her mother's easy blush and ability to trip over air.

She had almost made it over to us when she tripped over the bottom of her dress. She caught and steadied herself before she actually started to fall. "I'm okay," she said, reassuring everyone around her (the entire Court knew that she had inherited her mother's abilities). "I'm okay."

I let out a sigh of relief and smiled at her. Lissa had always been good about maintaining herself, even if she couldn't walk over a flat stable surface. "Just like your mother," I said with a laugh.

Bella shot me a look before turning back to Alex and attending to his hair again. "Mother," Alex groaned indignantly, trying to push her hands away. Lissa was snickering at her brother, her small frame of five feet one shaking, brunette curls bouncing, and emerald eyes glittering.

"There's no use in fighting it, son," I said with a laugh. "You'll lose every time. Trust me, I would know."

Bella smirked. "Listen to your father. He's right for once." Alex huffed and put his hands down and let Bella do what she willed.

I just shook my head and turned back to Lissa. "Do you know where your grandfather is?" I asked her.

"He's talking to Uncle Emmett, Uncle Jasper, and some other men. I didn't know who they were," she said.

"Thank you, princess," I said, using her special nickname that I had given her a long while ago. She smiled up at me before skipping off to talk to Grace, Rosalie and Emmett's fourteen-year-old daughter. Grace was the spitting image of Rose, but they acted nothing alike. Grace was one of those fun-loving people like her father.

I left Bella to deal with our son and made my way through the crowd of people in the dining hall and towards the table where my cousins and father were standing.

When my father saw me, he smiled. "Ah, there you are, Edward. I wanted to introduce you to the Aerian delegates. This is Alec Numar and Demetri Blackthorn. Gentlemen, this is my son, Edward." Alec was a short man with light brown hair and gray eyes and Demetri was much taller than his colleague and had black hair and hazel eyes.

Aeris is Glacies's eastern neighbor. They are a peace-loving kingdom that loves its people very much. But Aeris is also the home to some of the world's best battle strategists and they've been known for their fierce war tendencies. My father and mother and their king's parents had been friends for years, before they both died during a disease epidemic that had hit the country about five years ago.

I nodded to both men, who nodded back. "Welcome to Glacies. I hope your stay here is enjoyable," I said to them.

"As do we, Your Highness," Alec said to me.

I nodded and turned to see William, Alice and Jasper's son, walking past us. William, or Will, was the oldest of all the children at the age of fifteen. He had Alice's jet black hair and Jasper's bright blue eyes. He was tall at the height of five foot nine. He was taking after his father in that department. And, like Alex, he was just as fit as any boy with weapon's training. Will was a natural born swordsman. He was probably the quietest of the group as well. He usually kept to himself, never saying much (again, like his father).

"Excuse me for a moment," I said to the delegates. "William," I called to him before he passed us completely. He turned to face me.

"Yes, Uncle?" he asked quietly.

"Would you mind fetching your aunt and your cousins for me?" I asked him.

"Not at all, Uncle," he said before disappearing in the crowd. He came back after a few minutes with Bella, Alex, and Lissa following behind him.

"Thank you, Will," I told him. He nodded and went to talk to his father. "There's some people that you need to meet," I whispered into Bella's ear. She nodded and she slipped her arm through mine. I turned back to the delegates. "Gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to my wife Isabella and my children Alexander and Analissa." Bella nodded and Alex and Lissa nodded politely as well.

"It's a pleasure to meet such a fine lady and her lovely children," Demetri said, bowing to them.

I saw a servant come to the table and tell my father that supper was ready to be served. My father nodded his thanks and then he called for everyone's attention. "Ladies and gentlemen, will you please join us at the table for supper at this time?"

Everyone moved towards the table and started to take their seats. I pulled Bella's chair out for her and she smiled up at me. "Thank you, dear," she said.

"It's no trouble at all, love," I said, kissing her hand. I smiled a bit when her cheeks tinged pink. Even after all these years, my Bella still blushed at the simplest of things.

My father was sitting at the head of the table, talking to the delegates about some Aerian affairs. My mother was on his left and the delegates were to his right. I was sitting next to my mother and Bella was to my left. Emmett, Rose, Jasper, and Alice were sitting to the left of the delegates. Alex and Lissa were sitting next to Bella and Will and Grace were sitting across from them. Will and Alex were having an in-depth conversation about their next training session. Some of the other nobles were sitting farther down the table.

Suddenly a man burst through the door of the dining hall. He looked a little winded and his eyes flickered around the room, looking for someone. He walked towards the head of the table where my parents, the delegates, Bella, and I were sitting.

He bowed to us when he reached the head of the table and then straightened up. "Excuse me Your Majesties." He nodded to my parents. "Your Highnesses." He nodded towards Bella and I. "Honored guests." He nodded towards the delegates. "I'm sorry to interrupt, but I have some very unsettling news for you."


A/N: Ohh, cliffy and in the first chapter too. I know I'm evil. Mwuhahahaha! -clears throat- sorry about the evil laugh. I couldn't control myself. But I'm hoping you won't hate me. Well, that's the first chapter of the sequel. I hope you guys liked it. Sorry for the shortness of the chapter. The other ones will be much longer.

Anyway, if you're wondering, I've added a new country, Aeris (it means air in Latin). You'll learn more about them later.

Please review! They would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Peace out, girl scouts!

Kitti :)