Lei è la massima cosa che mai è successo a me. Non dimenticare di me, il Ragazzo di Lupo. La mancherò. : You are the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. Don't forget about me, Wolf Boy. I will miss you.
Seth's Point of View:
As Jane told her story, we all listened. Even Emily and the other humans. Felix looked sad, as if he didn't want to hear the story again.
"I was born...well I don't exactly know. Years weren't marked as precise as they are now. But my parents, they were cruel people. Our parents, along with the rest of the village, went out of their way to make our lives hell. Our supernatural gift shown itself while we were still human. When people were nice to us, good things happened to them. When they were mean, bad things, such as death, happened. These events were considered witch craft. Witch craft was very popular back then. Most people blamed their problems on witches. "
Jane avoided my gaze, running her fingers through the sand.
"Alec and I fled to the woods. We hunted. We survived, barely. We took care of each other. People avoided us. Anyone seen with us was killed . They called us the 'witch twins.' Or 'Satan's children.' One day, Alec and I were hunting close to the village.."
Jane paused, and you could see the anger rolling off of her. She threw a stick in the fire, and watched as the fire roared higher, colors changing.
"They caught us. My mother and father dragged Alec and I through the city. They tied us to the stake. They gave a speech..."
"Today, brothers and sisters, we rid the world of the demon who dare come to our village! Witchery threatens us everyday! And we make no exceptions! Satan's children will pay! They will wish they have never been born! These two...MONSTERS will not be allowed to roam with us! We are human, innocent! They shall learn a lesson they shall not forget!"
Jane gripped the log under her, fighting to stay calm.
"We were burned. Our parents, our own flesh and blood, tied us to the stake and set us ablaze. We could do nothing. Our screams of pain, our begging...they found it amusing. Aro found us then. The humans scattered to their homes, and we were changed. A few days later..."
An evil look came over Jane's face.
"I found my mother and father. Alec and I wanted to finish them off. Tortured them, we did. My last words to her: Now YOU learn a lesson you will never forget!. We killed the entire village for revenge, making sure to make them suffer."
Jacob chose to make a comment.
"Why did you torture your parents?"
Jane's eyes flashed up to him, black and dangerous.
"I made a friend when I was human. Alec and I both did. She was nice. Her name was Mackenzie. She snuck food to us while we lived in the woods. She kept out location hidden. We were forced to watch Mackenzie burn before us. We were tied to the cross, and they held her before us. She made us promise to never forget her. She begged us to find a way to run. She told us that no matter what we do, to remember that there is always good in someone. We swore to her that she would always be our friend, and that we wouldn't forget her."
Jane stood. "Almost a thousand years later. I still kept that promise."
Jane turned, and she walked away, towards the direction the cliffs.
Sam ran after her, not bothering to explain.
"I..did you know that?" Leah choked out through her tears. I shook my head.
"She said she would tell me when the time is right.."
Felix sighed. "There is something else she has to tell you. But I guess she wants to wait until she is ready."
Paul frowned, wiping his eyes quickly. I cracked a small smile. Even Paul, the macho man, cried. Amazing.
"I would be bitter too if my parents made me watch my only friend burned, then set me ablaze." Paul admitted, watching the fire.
I looked over to where Sam and Jane had disappeared.
The waves crashed against the shore, the full moon shining down on us.
Jane's Point of View:
Sam stood beside me, frowning.
"I'm sorry that happened to you." he whispered.
I chuckled darkly.
"It's not that important. I..." I sighed. "I remember my human life too clearly. I can see the things they did to people. How innocent children, innocent people were killed for no reason. I hated it. And I could do nothing about it."
Sam shook his head. "No one could. But at least..you tried right? Life isn't easy for anyone. Although in your case, it wouldn't have killed Fate to ease up on you."
"Hardly. But its in the past."
"Thank you for telling us that. It gave me a new perspective on vampires." Sam laughed lightly, turning to walk away. "I have to get back to Emily."
"Wait!" Sam turned to me again.
"I know...that I am part of the Volturi. And...I wont be able to stay. If I am forced to leave, promise me that you'll take care of Seth. I want him to live without me, should the time come. I...I want what's best for him. Promise me that when I am no longer here, Seth wont be reckless. He must stay alive."
Sam stared at me, stunned.
"You really care about him?" he asked, uncertainly. I nodded.
"I love him. More than my life. And should anything happen to me, I want him to be happy, no matter what. If he wants a human wife, he shall have it. He deserves happiness. And hopefully, I will be able to see his children one day. If I could not make him happy, I would want someone else to do so. I truly do love him. He has healed me. I used to be bitter, angry, hateful. I used to love putting others in pain. And now, I no longer want that for myself. I would die for him. If that is what it takes." I said, my strong, sincere.
A single tear rolled down Sam's cheek.
"I promise. You have my word Jane."
I nodded. He turned, and he walked away. I turned to the cliff. I watched as the waves hit the rocks, flowing freely. I ran back to Seth.
Seth looked up at me, eyes shining.
"Hey Jane." he said cheerfully. I smiled.
"Hey Seth. I need to hunt. Wanna come with me?"
Please say yes, I don't want to go alone.
Seth nodded, waving to his friends.
"Bye Seth! Bye Jane!" the wolves chorused, whistling and waving to us. Seth and I walked through the woods, towards the Cullen house.
"So, what did you and Sam talk about?" Seth asked, curious. I looked away.
"Just some stuff. Nothing you should worry about, until the time comes."
"Why do you always say that? 'When the time comes.' I lack patience." he teased.
I laughed. "Now is not the time for you to be worrying. Sam will tell you when the time is right."
I attacked an elk, snapping its neck and drinking the putrid smelling blood. I didn't like drinking animal blood, but it made life easier for Seth and I. And, I didn't want to cause trouble with Carlisle.
A twig snapped. I spun, and saw Seth thrown into a tree. His leg snapped. I looked up. A large, furry creature glared down at me, smiling grimly.
"Jane.." the best rumbled, reaching for me. I dodged his attack, grabbed Seth, and ran.
The creature went down, but several more jumped through the trees. I could see the Cullen house ahead. I set Seth down by the river, the beast sniffing around for us a while back.
I realized something.
Both of us wouldn't make it out alive. Only one of us. One. One. The words echoed in my head. I would lose my life. For Seth. The words I said to Sam seemed more real suddenly, forcing me to make a choice. As a beast looked up and saw us, I made it.
I chose Seth.
I picked him up, kissed him. I quickly took off my Volturi crest and put it around his neck.
"I love you. Lei è la massima cosa che mai è successo a me. Non dimenticare di me, il Ragazzo di Lupo. La mancherò. " I whispered urgently. I threw him across the river just as arms grabbed my neck from behind.
I slipped into the darkness.
Seth's Point of View:
Jane's screams were cut short as her head dropped from her shoulders, rolling into the river.
I cried. I screamed. I sobbed. She was gone. She just...she risked her life for me. It hit me.
She knew she wouldn't make it out alive. She chose me.
The beast lunged for me, but Felix tackled it, staking it through the heart. Emmett and Jasper did the same to the pack that was close behind. Carlisle grabbed Jane's head, and tried to put her back together.
Emmett and Jasper held me back as I felt a shudder rip through my spine.
Leah's Point of View:
Jane is dead. Seth sobbed, thrashing and screaming against Emmett and Jasper. Jasper's power wasn't working against Seth. Edward suggested sleeping medicine. He stabbed it into Seth's neck. But Seth fought it. I have never seen Seth so broken. Not even when dad died. The pack broke through the trees, jaws dropping as they saw Jane's headless body.
But Sam did the unexpected.
He broke down in tears. He fell to his knees. Edward was at his side, demanding answers.
"She...She made me promise.." Sam choked out, sobbing. Edward shot a look towards me. I shook my head. I didn't know what he was talking about. Jane and Sam talked at the cliff, but it was too far out of range for me to hear.
"She..She said she would give her life for Seth. If the time came." Sam whispered. Emily wrapped her arms around Sam, crying.
I felt tears roll down my cheeks. Jane gave her life for Seth? I looked at Seth. I hugged him.
"Tell me." I whispered. Seth looked up at me, eyes dropping from Jasper and the medicine.
"She knew Leah.. She knew." he mumbled.
"She knew what, Seth?"
Seth sobbed into my chest.
"She knew Leah! She saw them attack. She knew we both wouldn't make it out alive. She threw me across the river. She didn't make it." I froze.
I don't understand. Jane, Volturi's most prized member, risked her life for a 'mutt' as she called it. She lost her head. She...she died for Seth. She did it without a second thought. She knew she wouldn't make it out alive and yet she still chose Seth. I didn't have an answer. Why? Why would she get herself killed for him? What did she have to gain? Why... I cried harder. I knew why. Jane was a shell. A bitter hard shell-like myself. Then she met Seth . She saw the light. Sure, she was a vampire, but she was willing to change her diet to be with him. They went out on dates, kissed, and she gave him her necklace. There was only one answer. One answer that was right in front of us.
She loved him.