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Please give thanks to my brilliant beta Cullen Vamps and cullennbella reading over my chapters here and hopefully, weeding out my errors. This chapter we see Aro's POV start things. We find out what Aro has been doing for the past four years first.

Chapter 1



Four Years Ago~

I was sitting in my room at the castle wondering how I would be able to use their talent. I wanted Alice, Edward, and Bella here at Volterra with me, but I knew that they would not come willingly nor would they come if I pulled another stunt similar to the last one a few months ago. They would assemble their friends and those shape shifters to fight us. I didn't want to lose any of the talent that I already had and certainly didn't want to lose my own life. Lost in my thoughts I heard a knock at my door.


"Yes, Jane."

"We have a captive that needs to be handled."

"Gather the others and we will meet in the turret."

"Yes, Master."

Jane leaves and I wonder if the prisoner has any talents that would be useful against those Cullens. I could have simply touched Jane to see his story, but I waited.

Once in the turret I sat in my throne awaiting this new arrival, and had Chelsea on standby to see if this one would be of any interest to me. Jane led the vampire in; I saw nothing from his outward appearances that would suggest something momentous. He was dark haired, tall, thin and had the usual red eyes. I was so glad to see that he certainly had the same diet as us here; I can't tolerate humans, and can't stand those vegetarians' either.

"Welcome to Volterra and to whom do we owe this pleasure?"

"Ashton Jones, he was caught in the middle of town feeding on a child." Felix stated.

"Well, well you do realize that you have called attention to the vampires in this world with your actions." I said while making my way over to him, I wanted to touch him in order to have his story and be able to see if he had a talent. I might be able to save him from death if he has a talent of use to me. "You do know that for this crime, the punishment, is death. The only way you will be able to get out of this punishment is if you can verify the reasons behind your actions."

I walk down from the throne and reach out to get Ashton's hand. Ah, just what I was needed for he has a talent that I just might be able to use.

"Well, Ashton it would seem that you have something I am interested in, and I would like to give you a position here in the guard. Or, you can choose freedom, but let me tell you that if you desire freedom then death will be your punishment for the transgressions of today."

"I will gladly join the guard here; there is nothing else for me to do with my time." He said.

"Very well, Felix, show Ashton to his room."

This was fantastic now I had something to use against the Cullen's and I will finally get what I want out of them. Now, it was time to put a plan into motion, but I need to be careful just in case that psychic in the Cullen's was still looking at our futures. I could not lay an acceptable plan into action without making decisions about it, and this would give all the information away. I needed something to prevent the psychic from reading my future. This was something else that I would have to address. I knew that she would watch my actions, Caius, Marcus, and even every one of the guard.

I have to find someone who would confuse her visions or keep her from seeing them all together. I plan to increase my efforts to find Joham and his family; looking for his family would be something that would be expected to be that he left Renesmee and Nahuel still alive. Alice will more than likely think I need to punish him for his experiments with humans, creating hybrids. I will allow them make decisions about the hybrid vampires in the world.

"Demetri, Jane, Alex, and Felix I have a job for you. You are to locate Joham and his family. Bring them here to Volturi to answer questions about their existence."

"Yes, Master."

The first phase of my plan was set in motion. Alice will see us doing this to be away to have Joham answer the questions. About his reasons for creating such creatures. Things were perfect, now I just need to wait until Joham was here, and give him a proposition to stay here. Alice probably wouldn't think anything was off or be alarmed by that either if she saw the visions.

A/N: Aro has something up his sleeve, and the Cullens will be shocked. The next chapter we will follow Aro and the hybrids.