A/N: Okay, I know I promised Aro and Italy in this chapter, but Peter had some things he had to get off his chest. And when Peter starts to talk, he doesn't shut up :) So here's part 6, Aro and Italy will come into play in the next chapter. Enjoy!
"What?" His face was wide in shock. "Bella, what do you mean?"
I looked around, expecting to see him standing in the corner, smirking at me. My heart fell when I realized that it wasn't real.
"I- I heard him. Or at least I thought I did." My head was still foggy from the vision.
"What did you hear?" Peter put his hand on my arm trying to focus me. "Bella, you need to focus. What did you hear?" Peter seemed slightly frantic.
"I thought I heard him… he was somewhere dark. And cold." I closed my eyes trying to remember. "He's chained up." My eyes shot open. "Peter, he's alive. Someone has him!" If my heart could beat, it would be racing out of my chest.
"Do you remember anything else?" He questioned.
I shook my head. "Just that it was dark, cold and he was chained."
Peter gave me a quizzical look. "What kind of chains could hold a vampire?"
Again I shook my head. "I don't know. He seemed weak, like he couldn't even move." I felt venom well up in my eyes as I spoke.
"I know." We both turned to look at Keegan, who had spoken. "Before- when I was working with Maria,"
I growled at the mention of the evil bitch's name.
He went on "She was working on something. One of her business partners had found a new type of metal, one she believed would be able to hold down a weakened vampire. She said it would help with the elimination of "expired newborns". She must have perfected it…"
"So Maria has him, now we can avoid the Volturi." Emmett added, but Peter shook his head.
"Even if this is true, how are we going to find her? If she has Jasper, then she is somewhere very deep underground. Or else we would have found her by now." He looked at me and I nodded in agreement.
"Edward's 'alter ego' said he knows where Jasper is. If he really does, then Aro could pluck it from his mind, and save us a hell of a lot of time from searching." I added
Peter nodded. "And, when we do find Maria, how are we going to take her down? It's just the five of us against her, her newborn army, and whatever gifted vampire's she has collected. We need backup." He looked at Emmett.
"We can get back up from Carlisle and his friends. We do not need to involve Aro." Emmett growled.
Peter's eyes darkened. "Watch your tone boy, and listen up. No one besides maybe the control freak" He nodded in Keegan's direction. "Knows Maria better than me. She's an evil little bitch, who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. There is no way we could assemble an army without alerting her, and once she knows there is no telling what she would do. We're nearly in Italy now, and the sooner we can get Jasper out, the better." Peter's military experience was showing through as his tone became strict. "We need to figure out what we're going to ask Aro once we get there. We need to be very specific, so it doesn't come back to bite us in the ass."
"Or, different scenario, we get there, he takes Bella, Edward and Keegan and kills us!" Emmett yelled standing up, and a nearby human stirred.
In a flash Peter was in Emmett's face, snarling and spewing venom. "While the Major's gone, I'm the one in charge here. Not you. You don't know what the hell you're talking about. You haven't met Maria or Aro. Now you may not know this boy but I have had training with both. So you just shut the fuck up, and sit the fuck down." Peter shoved Emmett down, and shock ran across Emmett's face.
I looked at Peter with shock too. Not because of his outburst, I had been expecting that, but because of his 'training with Aro.' "Wait, Peter how do you know Aro?" I asked him.
He walked back, and took his seat next to me. With a sigh, he explained. "When Jay, Char and I escaped Maria, we had a bit of a disagreement. I thought it would be better to join a coven for protection, while Jasper thought it better to stay on the move. We got into it, and decided to go our separate ways. Char and I traveled around a bit first, looking for someone who would take us in. We met a lot of covens, but once they found out our affiliation with Maria, they chased us out thinking we were some kind of spies or something for her. Soon, word of us traveled to Aro. He requested to meet us, and told us he would guarantee our safety from Maria if we stayed with him for five years training newborns to be part of his coven. We agreed, because it was our best option at the time. It wasn't nearly as bad as it was with Maria. The Newborns were much less savage. Most of them made it too. And they turned out to be some damn good vampires."
He smiled at that, before going on.
"After the five years was up, Aro gave us a choice. He said we could leave now, or we could stay five more years, and train more newborns, but these ones were 'gifted.' He gave us the night to think about it, and boy did we think. Char wanted to go; she didn't trust Aro in the slightest. But I wanted to stay. I figured that five more years wouldn't be too bad. Not to mention that five more years would put the Volturi in our debt. But she was insistent on leaving. After a lot of arguing, she decided to go out on her own for a bit. She came by every now and then, but it wasn't the same. I was so blinded by the riches of Italy that it started to become before my mate... It lasted three years before I couldn't take it anymore; I had to go be with Char."
I sat back, listening to Peter's story. "Why didn't you tell me earlier?" I asked him. I had no Idea that he had previous engagements with Aro.
"It didn't really seem relevant at the time, and it's not a very high point in my life." He looked away.
"It's alright Peter, I understand." I touched his shoulder lightly, and he smiled at me.
"We'll find him Bell's. Don't you worry." He put his hand over mine.
Somehow, I knew things would be okay. Even if I did end up serving Aro, it would be worth it to have Jasper back with me. I would do anything to have him back with me.