Chapter One – Let Me Leave

Jane's Point Of View

As we ran off, leaving them in the clearing, terrified, my heart broke. What were we doing to the family? I'd always had an odd…comradeship feeling with the Cullen's and it hurt to leave them so scared.

Edward had finally found love; a cure to his broken life; and we were ruining it. How could we? I immediately felt a strong rage toward Aro. How could he ruin his friend's family?

It always seemed like Aro wanted everyone to have peace and to be as human as they could, but when vampires acted completely human, he felt the need to threaten them.

And he forced me to do the dirty work I knew exactly what I was doing when I got back to Italy…leaving. Alec would come with me. He always followed my decisions.

I wasn't used to feeling like this and I tried to keep it from Aro. I didn't want to seem weak to him.

By now we were on the plane, high in the sky. I stared out my window.

"Jane, what's wrong?" Alec asked me.

"Alec, I can't do it anymore." I whispered.

"Okay, Aro will be mad at us for killing an entire plane of people but…"

"Alec, not that. I can't be one of the Volturi any more. When we get back, I'm going to leave. I don't think that the Cullen's will want me, but I'll try."

"You're…leaving?" He stuttered.


"J…Jane, why?"

"I…like the Cullen's and I can't stand to torture them any longer." I said. Alec didn't answer. Actually, he didn't say anything the rest of the way there. Right before we entered Volterra, he stopped.

"I'm coming with you." He said. "You're my sister."

"Thank you, but we're going to have to do two things. One, live with a human maybe; and two, drink animal blood."

"I'll do it, if you do it."

"I'm going to, if they will accept us. I hope so, we'll have to apologize to them a lot."

We entered the castle and I ran straight to my room, despite Aro's orders. There was a loud knock on my door.

"Jane, its Chelsea! Aro wants you…now." She yelled. I opened the door.

"Too bad." I said. "I'm leaving."

"You're WHAT!?"

"I'm leaving. I don't belong here anymore."

"Wha…" She was speechless.

"Can you help me pack?" I closed the door behind her.

"Sure." She started emptying drawers. "So, where are you going?"

"The Cullen's place," I mumbled. She stared at me.

"Jane? Are you alright?"

"I'm better now that I can leave. Aro knows I have a good side and that's why he makes me do all of the bad work, because he tries to force me to be evil." I shook my head as I zipped up the last suitcase. "He can't."

"You are truly changed, Jane." She mused.

"Yes, seeing the look on Edward and Bella's faces tortured me. Alec is coming too."

"I figured. Aro won't be too happy, but he can't make you stay." She said. "Goodbye Jane." She hugged me. I hugged her back. We'd always been friends and I was going to miss her.

"I'll visit." I promised.

"You do that." She smiled. I walked down to Aro's throne with Alec, suitcases in hand. When we entered, the room fell silent.

"My two friends, how may I help you?" Aro asked, trying to keep his mask of composure.

"We're leaving now Aro." I informed him. "I have realized that this life of the Volturi is not for me and I will leave with my brother." He sat, infuriated in his seat.

"You can't go!" He bellowed.

"You can't make us stay." I snarled.

"Yes," He growled. "Felix, Demetri?" I chuckled without humor.

"Aro, you're forgetting one vital piece of information." I said.

"What is that?"

"We have the most useful power in this battle." I shot a glare at him and he yelled in agony.

"Get them!" He shouted. I shot my power at everyone who tried to stop us as we ran.

"Good bye Aro, have a nice life." Alec shook his head.