Chapter 7


I watched carefully, watching for Bella's reaction. Surprisingly she was very calm about the fact they were coming. I on the other hand, couldn't be calm at all. I couldn't wait to get my hands on the coven who treated my Bella so badly. I couldn't wait for the ball so I can show the Cullen's whose mate Bella really was.

"So when will the ball be?" I hear her ask.

"In a week. That should give us enough time to get everything in order." Aro replied.

"Okay." Bella says, completely calm. I looked at my brother in confusion, and saw his face matched mine.

"Is that alright Piccolo? We can delay it if you are uncomfortable meeting the Cullen's again." I say hesitantly.

"No it's fine," Bella says, a wicked gleam coming into her eyes, "I want them to see what they have gotten themselves into." To say I was surprised to say the least at her reply. It made me wonder what was going on in that little head of hers, and I was sure it showed on my face.


Well this would be interesting. The coven who hurt me in the same room as my new mate and his coven who happen to be the Volturi. This shall be fun.

I could see Aro giving me a confused look.

"What? Did you think I would have a panic attack about this piece of information?" I say looking at Aro before shifting slightly to look behind me at Marcus.

Marcus looked down at me, looking slightly abashed, "Nothing like that Piccolo. I didn't expect you be this calm about everything." he says, raising a hand to cup my cheek.

"I'm fine. The only thing I'm not looking forward to is the dressing up." I say, moaning slightly at the end. I could hear Aro chuckling behind me, I turn my head back slightly to see Aro looking amused.

"Something amusing you Aro?" I say raising my eyebrow.

"Don't worry Isabella. I'm sure my wife or Caius's can find something for you to wear." he says shrugging slightly.

I must of have had a look of confusion of my face at that point as I had no clue that Aro or Caius even had wife's.

"Why haven't I met them?" I asked.

"They have both been in Florence for the past week shopping, so you most likely meet them tomorrow." Aro says looking at his lap before looking back at me. "But I must inform you about the both of them. They both miss my sister very much, and for that reason it might take a while for them to warm up to you."

"Okay, well I'll try to make a good first impression then." I say smiling weakly.

"Don't worry Piccolo, I'm sure they will love you." Marcus says, pulling me back towards his chest. I sigh relaxing more into his hold.

"Well, now that's sorted, if you'll excuse me I need to be going so I can make the arrangements." Aro says while getting up, smiling brightly before leaving.

For the rest of the day Marcus and I spent the day going through the many books that where in his study and learning more about each other. Before I knew it, I was fighting my eye lids and the drowsiness in my body.

However, Marcus wasn't having it, he picked me up and put me in massive bed before taking his jacket off and climbing in with me at my protests about him leaving, before settling my head in the crook of Marcus's neck, before letting sleep take over me.


As I lay in bed with Bella, running my fingers through her long, silky hair as I continued to worry about ball happening next week. I really hoped everything went right, and the Cullen's turned up so I could kill every last one of them.