I'm sorry to have to send this out as a chapter update – it was the only way to get the info out to everyone. And I'm so sorry it has been so long. I just wanted to get a note out that I have decided at this point not to do the confrontation with the Volturi as an epilogue, but rather as its own separate story. It has just been so long – real life has gotten in the way again and again. Also, I've done some work on the epilogue and it looks like it will be at least three chapters – so really more appropriate as its own story.
So the original ending of The Ties That Bind will stand. To everyone who reads and reviews, your kind words and support mean the world to me.
Take care, and enjoy the Breaking Dawn movie