Sorry for the delay I have had some serious writer's block, I know where I want this story to go its just getting it there with it all making sense.

Chapter 14


Volturi, that was the word that Tanya had let slip through. The little meeting broke up not long after Tanya made a sudden departure, I wondered if I had used Jasper's empath powers instead of playing with Edwards would have helped me figure more out about her.

Spending time with Vampire was sharpening my senses I think, because I had started to notice more and more that went on around me, like when Carlisle asked if Tanya wanted and escort hunting, Esme, Alice and Rose made simultaneous moves towards there spouses, something that Tanya too had noticed I was sure as she declined a little sullenly.

"Bella" Edward said softly, snapping me out of my thoughts. Turning to look at him was like looking at the sun after a long night, he instantly made me happy.

"Who are the Volturi" I asked, and he looked shocked for a moment but then it passed.

"The Volturi are to us, the closest thing to a royal family, three very old and powerful rulers; Aro, Marcus and Caius; they make and enforce the rules that we live by" he said.

"Vampires have rules" I asked, and I guess that it did make sense that they would have to, to be able to live un-noticed.

"A few, yes" he said and I could hear him chuckle, even though my back was against his chest.

"Like" I wanted to know more.

"Well the first and foremost is secrecy, we have to keep what we are from the humans, and that is our main rule, most of us who don't live by the same diet that we do, they have an easier time because they mainly go out at night, where as we like to live as normal of a life as we do, have to be more careful; like the whole sunlight thing, and we have to remember to act normal" he said and I turned to look at him.

"Act normal"

"We do not need to breathe, but we do it because if I was to sit here for an hour and not take a breathe, then you would notice. Also I could stand for days on end and never get tired, but sitting makes humans comfortable, and movements even very small ones like Rose brushing her hair off of her shoulder or Alice's smoothing her clothes out, we don't need to move like we do, but it helps to keep up with the whole human persona" he explained and I wondered if I would be able to pull it off.

"Is there more" I was making mental notes.

"We have to remember to control our speed when walking, running or playing sports at school, which I think is why we like fast cars, because we have to make up for being so slow all the time" he was twirling my hair.

"Interesting" I said. "Where do the Volturi Live?"

"They live in Italy, in a city called Volterra"

"Well if they live in Italy, how do three old guys rule all the vampires in the world" I asked.

"Well the three old guys" he said with laughter in his voice have a guard that they use to enforce the laws, an army so to speak, and Aro likes to well collect powers, so the guard is full of vampires with special abilities, one that can be used to aid them" he said staring off into the backyard.

"Powers, ones that rival you, Jasper and Alice" that thought scared me, if Aro collected powers what would he think about me and my powers.

"Bella, we will protect you from anyone who comes after you" Edward said caressing my face as if reading my mind.

"I thought you couldn't read me" I asked, and he looked at me; his golden eyes burning into my brown ones.

"I can't, but it doesn't take a mind reader to know what you thinking, you are going to be very powerful, but I won't let anyone hurt you. Unless you want to join the Volturi, then you won't have to" he finished lifting my chin up to his and kissing me softly, but enough to make my heartbeat speed up, and I blushed knowing that every person in the house could hear it.

"Bella, can I ask you something" he asked his voice becoming a bit more serious.

"Why did the chicken cross the road" I said joking at him. "Ok" I said sensing his need for serious.

"Why are you asking about the Volturi, how did you know about them" he asked and knew that I had to tell him, so I concentrated for a minute; opening my mind up to him and thought.

"I heard Tanya say it, the same way you are hearing this" and I heard him gasp.

"Bella, I heard you; HOW did I hear you" he said his voice rising a few decibels above its usual level.

"Well Eleazar said that I could absorb powers so I tried yours, it was hard to get a handle on it at first, and I don't know how you do it all the time, but it worked I heard everyone in the room" I explained.

"But Tanya didn't say anything, her thoughts were blank" he said puzzled.

"Yes, she did Edward right at the end, I could feel her emotions through Jasper, and I heard him think about asking you what Tanya was feeling because she was not liking me very much, and when you looked at her; I thought maybe she was blocking you, you said that some people can do that, and well I moved to get some juice and must have moved close enough because I broke through and heard her say the word Volturi" I finished explaining and saw him working it out in his head.

"I will talk with Jasper, don't concern yourself with it right now" he said kissing my forehead. "We need to get you back home; before Charlie comes home".

We said goodbye to his family, and the Denali Coven minus Tanya, which was fine by me and headed back to my house with plenty of time for me to change into some pajama's and pretend to be sick when my dad walked in the door.

"Hey Bells, you look better" he said and he carried take out containers in his hand.

"Smells good Dad, whatcha got" I asked as he sat down next to me on the couch.

"I stopped by the diner and Mandy whipped up some of your favorite comfort foods" he said as he pulled out containers of homemade chicken noodle soup, biscuits with honey and apple dumplings and then he sat a two liter of ginger ale out next to it.

"I think you covered everything, Thanks" I said realizing just how much I missed my dad while I was gone and how much I loved him and he loved me.

"Well Bells, I didn't want you to cook tonight; you have had enough on your plate lately" he said chuckling at his own little pun.

"Is there a game on" I asked figuring he would be setting in for an evening of baseball.

"Of course there is but I thought maybe we could watch a movie" he said and I about choked on a noodle.

"What" I coughed out looking at him.

"Well I saw this today at the store and I know its your favorite" he said holding up a Gone with the Wind DVD, to say that I was beyond shocked would not cover it.

He put the DVD in and while the opening was starting, I had to know what was going on. "Not that I am not loving this, because I am; but what's going, did something happen" I asked and he looked over at me, I knew there was something else going on.

"Your mom called the station today, she is trying to play nice but I am not buying it and I just wanted to make sure that you know that no matter what she tries I will not let her get at you again, you are safe Bella" he said and I smiled at him and we spent the evening watching the movie and I was able to block everything out and enjoy this time with Charlie.

After saying goodnight to my dad and a quick shower I was not surprised to see my Adonis of a boyfriend lounging on my bed waiting for me, I felt my heart beating at an embarrassingly fast rate and he pulled me to him, and I tried to make the most out of the three minutes of trying to wear down his resolve before he would stop me. Sure enough to the second almost he pulled away and tucked me into bed to keep me from getting cold.

"Did you have a nice evening" he asked

"Yes, Charlie got all my favorite foods and we watched a movie; I almost feel bad for pretending to be sick; almost" I said and he chuckled at my lack of shame.

"We are going to hunt this weekend Bella, as much as I don't want us all to be away from here; its important that we keep our strength up"

"Edward, I will miss you; but I understand this is something you have to do; I can keep myself safe for a day" I said and I hoped that I could. "When are you leaving?"

"Tomorrow after school" he said pulling me closer to him.

"Well then I guess I better start making up for the time I will miss with you" and he lowered his mouth to mine.

After trying a few more times to open Edwards's chastity belt and failing I fell asleep to him humming my lullaby. When I woke up in the morning, I was dreading the fact that in 8 hours Edward would be gone for any amount of time, but I knew that I needed to be strong, I have flipping super powers; I have to be able to take care of myself for a couple of hours.

The school day went by to quickly; as time does when you want it to go slower and I said a sad goodbye to Edward and watched he and his family drive away; telling myself that they would be back before I knew it.

Climbing in my blazer I headed to the store to pick up some groceries to make something for dinner and we were out of detergent and I had laundry to catch up on. Turning down the winding road to head back home, I felt the engine hesitate and pushing harder on the gas; mentally willing it to get me home it in-turn stopped completely. Grabbing my cell phone I called the station.

"Forks Police, Deputy Mark" my dad's right hand man said into the phone.

"Mark, its Bella is my dad there" I asked trying to start my blazer again, and just clicked.

"Bella he's out on a call, can I take a message"

"My car just broke down out on County Road 10, can you come get me" I asked.

"Yeah I can be there in five" he said and he hung up.

I started to dial Edward, when I saw shadows around me, my heartbeat immediately raced. His voicemail beeped, and I left a quick message. "Edward its Bella, my car died on me, I called Charlie but I don't know if he is going to make it here on time, I don't think it was a coincidence, I love you"

The door of my car flew open and looking at me, staring me in the eyes was Paul.

"Come easy Bella, and no one will get hurt, struggle and the breaking and entering Charlie just went to will turn out to be a lot worse then that" he said and I knew that this was all a set up.

Sliding slowly out of my car, taking a deep calming breath I turned to look at Jacob who eyes had a little bit of sadness to them as he felt my pain in not wanting to go with them.

"Come on Bella" Paul said and he picked me up and ran with me through the woods, we were in La Push before I knew it and then we were out of town again and back in the woods when they sat me down I could tell I was in an old hunting cabin.

My stepfather walked out of the back room, and the rest of the pack left.

"Bella, Thank you for coming today"

"You didn't give me a choice you threatened my dad" I spat at him.

"Well you made the right choice" he said and he sat down on the old couch gesturing for me to do the same.

"I promise this won't be a permanent residence for you, this is the quickest thing we could come up with, as soon as we get your house ready we will move you there" he said and I caught on words like quickest, they knew the Cullen's were leaving, but how.

Taking a deep breath I tried to remember how to read his mind. "Open" I said in my head "Open" and then it was like I was connected to him.

"Where's Renee" I asked him looking around waiting for her to come out of the room he had come from.

"She is not here" he said following my gaze "And she won't be, I can't risk putting you in danger from her, she's not stable" I was shocked by this.

"How did you know I would be on my own" this was the important thing that I needed to know.

"It was a lucky chance" he said "When Jared was told by the female vampire that they were leaving and now would be the time to get you, we jumped on it. Poor Bella; you have more enemies then you think you do, but I will do my best to keep you away from your mom".

Tanya, she must have sought out a wolf and told them to take me…what the hell was I going to do now.

Ok the next chapter is going to be pretty intense so I am stopping here.

Merry Christmas!!