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A/N: Soooo my forth story!! I hope that this will be as great to read as the others are and have been! Right, so thank you to my amazing beta, and my 'idea's girl' without them, this wouldn't even be up! So this is a Marcus/Bella story. Although, a lot of drama in it. So hope you like it. Leave me some lovely reviews at the end too. So here's the prologue to....Volturi Queen!

Bella's POV

When Edward left me years ago in the middle of the forest, I never thought I would love anyone again unless it was him coming back to me. Obviously, that thought was idiotic in the end, but hey, what can I do?

What Edward did to me was a good thing in the end. Life changes in the most dramatic and surprising ways. What will happen next? World peace? You don't know how much I wish for that to happen, but I doubt it will.

So here I am, on my wedding day. Princess of the Volturi, nearly Queen. The past has a funny way of repeating itself in the ways that you wish it would never happen. For me, it's happening today.

Not only are they back, and not happy with the events that are about to take place, they don't want me to become what I will be in the next couple of weeks:

A vampire.

That's right, I'm still human, one who is about to get married into the vampire world to ultimately protect the people of both the human and the supernatural worlds. I could, after all, become a vampire to kill, but why become someone who kills to live then kill to protect? It doesn't really sound like me, does it? Kill to live?

I will never forget the day I met the Volturi. I had just arrived home when I noticed several figures inside the house. I cautiously walked into the house as quietly as I could, gently put my keys down so they didn't make a noise and crept into the hallway. I nudged the door open to find seven vampires wearing black cloaks in the front room.

They had heard my approach and the ones sitting on the sofa rose.

"Ah. Isabella Swan, I presume," said the vampire closest to me.

"Yes. I am Isabella," I said fearfully.

"Oh, good. We've been looking forward to meeting you, Miss Swan, for some time," he said.

They all lowered their hoods and I gasped. They looked exactly like the figures in the portrait that hung in Carlisle's office.

"The Volturi," I whispered, forgetting that they could hear me.

"Ah, you have been fully informed of the supernatural world haven't you?" Aro said.

"Hm, yeah, I guess..." I said.

"So do you want to know why we are here?" he asked.

"That would be nice," I said.

"We want to see the Cullens."

I dropped down to my knees, wrapped my arms around my waist and cried hysterically on the floor. It wasn't long before Aro came up to me, picked me up, and sat me down on the sofa next to him. He held me until I stopped crying.

"What have they done to you, dear Isabella?" he asked quietly.

"They… left…" I gasped out.

"What do you mean 'they left'?" he asked.

"Exactly that. It was my birthday on September 13th. I turned 18, so they made me go to their house for a party. I got a paper cut, Jasper snapped at me. Edward managed to throw him away, but accidentally threw me into the glass table. A couple of days later Edward was acting really funny with me, I just threw it off thinking it was because he needed to hunt, that it was somebody's thoughts that had got to him, but then he asked me to go for a walk him. I did, and we walked a little into the forest. He told me they were leaving, that he didn't want me, that I was just a distraction and that he will never see me again," I explained, growing more and more hysterical as I did. Then Aro said something that I never expected he would say:

"Do you want to live with us in Volterra?" he asked.

I gasped and looked up at him. This could be the answer to all of my problems, but were they being serious? I had to make sure.

"Really?" I asked.


"What about Charlie, Renee and Phil?" I inquired

"We tell them the truth."

"You know, Charlie's not going to react well to the truth. He already wants to murder Edward for doing what he's done, let alone what he'll want to do when he finds out he's a vampire." I was worried about Charlie's reaction more than Renee's. She was more likely to believe it.

"Then we'll just have to wait and see," he said.

Since then, I've been living with the Volturi having the time of my life with my family and friends. Happy... If only I can be this happy forever...

A/N: So this is fairly OCC. But it's going to be so worth reading. I promise. Next chapter is going to be a big one!! Lots of drama already. Writing chapter 5 as we speak! Getting 2-4 beta'd at the moment, so they'll be up as soon as I can be bothered to!!


xo Beckie