Here it is; the big battle you've waited for. I hope I can do it justice.
Here's chapter thirty-three.
Logan: "The X-Men are here and we're down to kick butt and take names!"
Beast: "I wouldn't put it so crudely!"
Logan: "Okay, Beastie - let us pummel these louts severely about the head and shoulders!"
Victor's POV (Because he's just so awesome)
In the time it took Aro to say his final vote, I had my claws out and Zafrina had blinded half the Volturi Guard. I let out a deep growl, crossed the field in a split-second, and pounced on Felix. He was blind, but far from helpless. He shoved me up into the air and jumped to his feet, listening.
For the few seconds that I was airborne, I got a good look at what was happening down below.
Kate was downing vampires as if they were whack-a-moles. Right behind her was Garrett, who made sure to rip off a limb or two of the stunned bloodsuckers. They were heading straight for the three brothers. I hoped she ripped that slimy little blonde's head right off.
The wolves were everywhere, tearing through some of the weaker guards who still had their sight. One of them snapped a young wolf's leg in half and threw him against a tree before being overtaken by two others.
Edward dodged every blow aimed at him. He was quick - quicker than me even. I saw his target standing blind near the center of the remaining guards. Demetri turned his head side-to-side, as if searching. I wondered how well his tracking skills were. Maybe he didn't even need his sight to know where we all were.
Most of the witnesses were running. A few remained, but they edged closer to the woods every moment.
Benjamin and Lebeau coulda been a tag-team all their lives for how well they were working together. Lebeau powered up boulders just as fast as Benny could throw 'em. The resulting explosions sent the grey-cloaked guards every which way. And not all of them in one piece.
The rest of the Cullen clan were busy too. As I watched, and began to descend, Rosalie ripped an arm off a grey-cloaked woman, and Emmett ripped off the other.
Felix suddenly raced forward, and I realized that his sight had come back. I felt the oddest sensation of panic as I saw him heading straight for Bella.
I shouldn't have worried. Just as he was about to reach her, she let her new claws out and jabbed them through his stomach. Then, she spun around on her heel, lifting Felix off the ground, and sent him soaring towards me.
I grinned a little, and balled up my fists, locking my fingers together. As soon I he was in range, I smashed my hands down onto his big, fat, head and sent him spiralling back to Earth. I landed half a second later and grabbed his arm. I was all set to rip it right out of its socket when…
I could say with certainty that I had never heard anything so beautiful in my life than when I heard Alice's pleading voice echo throughout the field.
Edward hissed, "Yes!" I risked a glance at him. His face glowed with an expression of triumph that I didn't understand - it was the expression an angel of destruction might wear while the world burned. Beautiful and terrifying.
I wondered how long to pause would last. I sensed the growing tension as she approached, felt the desire to keep fighting. Bloodlust coated the air.
Luckily, Aro raised one paper-skinned hand and the Guard backed off. "It appears we have another witness," he murmured as Alice came into view. I saw the desire in his eyes as he looked at her. From Edward's memories, he'd obviously seen the extent of her abilities. I growled low in my throat, but it cut off as I saw Leah, Jacob, and the twins behind her. Then Jasper came into view, and then a female vampire, and then…
"I can't believe it." I couldn't take my eyes away from the boy. His eyes were the colour of warm-teak, yet they were not contact lenses. His skin was flushed with blood, a warm brown shade. He ran nearly as fast as the others, far too fast for a human, but not as graceful as a vampire.
As he neared us, a new sound sent shock waves through the watching crowd - the sound of another heartbeat, accelerated with exertion.
I suddenly understood Edward's expression. The reasons the Guard had given for our destruction, the fact that we didn't know what would happen to my children, was gone. The remaining Volturi witnesses stood back, but watched with penetrating eyes as Alice introduced the two strangers.
I listened in awe as the female vampire, Huilen, told us the story of how a vampire had impregnated her sister, and then left her to die when the baby, Nahuel, began to grow. How he'd killed his mother and then bitten Huilen just minutes later. How quickly he had aged from an infant to a young adult, and how he had stayed that way for a hundred and fifty years.
I looked at my children, both so tiny and almost fragile, and I looked at Nahuel, young, beautiful, immortal.
I grinned and looked back at Aro, just daring him to disagree that his fears were unfounded. Here was proof. If he continued fighting now, I would do everything in my power to kill him, and his witnesses would condemn him.
He had no choice but to leave. It was an uneasy parting. The Guard picked up their severed limbs and retreated slowly into the forest. The remaining witnesses gave them a wide berth and then fled in different directions.
All the while, I kept my shield up and ready. The instinct to protect my family and friends didn't allow me to let it down until Alice assured me that they weren't coming back. And with that, I collapsed into Edward's arms and laughed.
The celebrations continued as the vampires embraced their mates. Remy mussed up Benjamin's hair, laughing all the while. Some of the younger wolves stood up on their hind legs and high-fived each other with their massive paws. Jacob and Leah changed back and swept the twins up in their arms. They rushed over to Edward and me so that we could hug our children. Vick held my neck so tightly that it was hard to breathe, but I didn't protest. Carlie kissed Edward on the cheek and touched my arm, sending me a message of love in the form of a mental hug.
Victor wandered over, looking suddenly out of place. I gave Vick back to Leah and wrapped my arms around him as tightly as I could. "Thank you," I whispered in his ear. He patted my back and set me down, only for him to be leapt on by his great-grandchildren. He laughed and fell to the ground, as if the two of them had actually knocked him over.
"So, how 'bout those single moms?" he asked Vick playfully. The boy laughed in response.
I shook my head and leaned into Edward's embrace.
For the first time in what seemed like forever, I was completely, and effortlessly happy.
Yes everyone, you read those last words correctly. This story is done! Hurray! Yee-haw! Yippee-ki-yay motherfudger!
Okay, I'm all right now.
As much as I have enjoyed writing this, it's time for me to move on. I still have two incomplete stories that I plan to finish before I graduate, and a few others to finish while I'm in college. Believe me, my adoring readers; I'm not going anywhere. Prepare yourselves, because I have a lot of new ideas for Hunter and Talent Search, and no social life to distract me from writing them down!
Here's hoping I make it to a thousand reviews, and now I bid thee, adieu. (Dramatic bow)