this is the successivo part of the story. it's much longer than i thought it would be but i think it makes it better.
(P.S this is not my story all credit goes to steph meyer)
Caius, who was getting very frustrated, smiled hugely when Aro tacked on his little condition.
I knew this was coming, but I couldn’t mean it. I stared down at Bella, her soft, beautiful face staring up at me. “Mean it,” she whispered, agony written all over her heart-shaped face. “Please.”
I felt my expression twist at the tone of her voice. She still wanted it so badly, but I couldn’t give it to her. This good, pure, kind-hearted person deserved an eternity in heaven, and I couldn’t risk it for her. I wouldn’t destroy a chance at her never ending happiness.
But before I could even say anything, Alice stepped inoltrare, avanti toward Aro, her hand upraised like Aro.
I knew what she was going to do. She was going to mostra him the rock solid future of Bella, pale white with blood red eyes.
Aro looked at her with an acquisitive glint, his thoughts possessive.
He bent his head over their joined hands, his eyes closing as he concentrated. Alice was motionless, her face blank. I listened to the thoughts running through Aro’s head. My teeth snapped together in anger. Alice had meant him to see only the one vision, but his curiosity was insatiable. He was seeing everything, her whole life. The time passed slowly and I felt Bella grow tenser with every secondo that went by.
Finally, after looking at all of Alice’s future visions, including the one of Bella cold, white and red eyed, Aro’s soft laughter broke the silence.
“Ha, ha, ha.” He laughed, his head still bent forward. He looked up slowly, his eyes bright with excitement.
“That was fascinating!” Aro continued.
Alice wasn’t happy. “I’m glad te enjoyed it.” She detto dryly.
Aro seemed oblivious to Alice’s discomfort. “To see the things you’ve seen—especially the ones that haven’t happened yet!” he shook his head in wonder. The feeling of possessiveness filled Aro’s head.
“But that will.” Alice reminded him quietly and calmly.
“Yes, yes, it’s quite determined. Certainly there is no problem.”
Caius’s thoughts were chagrined and a look of amaro disappointment crossed his features. Felix and Jane seemed to feel the same way.
“Aro.” Caius complained, sounding like a pouting child.
“Dear Caius,” Aro smiled, humouring him. “Do not fret. Think of the possibilities! They do not unisciti us today, but we can always hope for the future. Imagine the joy young Alice alone would bring to our little household... Besides, I’m so terribly curious to see how Bella turns out!” Aro was soothing Caius, but there was a very subtle threat concealed in his words that I didn’t miss.
“Then we are free to go now?” my voice was even, but I wanted to answer in scathing tone, let Caius know my true feelings.
But I couldn’t. Not if I wanted to leave with Bella da my side.
Caius was having difficulty talking, his anger overwhelming, so Aro answered.
“Yes, yes.” Aro replied pleasantly, dismissing Caius. “But please visit again. It’s been absolutely enthralling!”
Caius recovered himself enough to leave us with a threat. “And we will visit te as well.” Caius promised, eyes half closed, looking più dangerous like this than any other expression. “To be sure that te follow through on your side. Were I you, I would not delay too long. We do not offer secondo chances.”
How could he? Subtle threats were one thing, but to state one so openly? My jaw clenched together tightly, but I nodded.
Caius smirked and drifted back to where Marcus still sat, unmoving and uninterested.
Felix groaned behind us, alerting me to his hunger.
“Ah, Felix.” Aro smiled, amused. “Heidi will be here at any moment. Patience.”
immagini filled Aro’s head, immagini of what was coming. Bella couldn’t see that.
“Hmm.” The edge in my voice was clearly discernible. “In that case, perhaps we’d better leave sooner rather than later.”
“Yes.” Aro agreed for an entirely different reason. “That’s a good idea. Accidents do happen. Please wait below until after dark, though, if te don’t mind.”
“Of course.” I agreed quickly. Best not to push my luck. Bella cringed against me, clearly not wanting to spend any più time here than necessary. Wise of her.
“And here.” Aro added, motioning to Felix with one finger. Felix came inoltrare, avanti at once, and Aro unfastened the grey mantello he wore. He tossed it to me. I didn’t want to put it on. I knew what Aro would think.
I put it on anyway, leaving the cappuccio down.
Aro sighed, and I almost winced. “It Suits you.”
Suddenly the strange longing Aro felt became impossibly humours. I chuckled, but stopped suddenly. Heidi’s thoughts had interrupted me, surrounded da the thoughts of numerous other people.
“Thank you, Aro. We’ll wait below.” We needed to sposta quickly, Bella would surely realise what the people were for.
“Goodbye, young friends.” Aro stared in Heidi’s direction, his eyes bright with anticipation.
“Let’s go.” I whispered urgently to Bella. Demetri gestured that we should follow, setting off the way we came in.
I pulled Bella along da my side, wishing I could pick her up and carry her so we could sposta faster. I almost did when Alice, standing on Bella’s other side muttered “Not fast enough.”
The babble of voices was loud to me, but da the scared look Bella gave Alice, she couldn’t hear them yet.
“Well this is unusual.” A man’s voice came from just outside the antechamber. Bella’s eyes flickered towards the sound, so I knew she could hear him.
A shrill female voice answered. “So Medieval.” Bella shrunk back against me as we pressed against the bacheca to let them all through. She was still shaking slightly, but when I quickly glanced down at her, confusion was written in her eyes, and a tiny crease wrinkled her forehead between her eyebrows. She still didn’t realise what was happening.
“Welcome, guests! Welcome to Volterra!” Aro’s melodious voice called.
I pulled Bella’s face against my chest in an effort to stop her seeing what was in front of us, but I was a secondo too late. Her breaths came shallow and quick, and moisture swelled up in the corner of her eyes.
Agony filled me. I didn’t want Bella to feel this.
The smallest gap appeared in the crowd, and I pulled Bella forward, Alice quickly following.
A strikingly beautiful woman stood in the now empty hallway. Heidi.
“Welcome home, Heidi.” Demetri greeted her from behind us.
Heidi smiled absently, staring at our small group, her eyes focusing on my arm wrapped around Bella. I barely glanced at Heidi. My eyes were fixed on Bella’s now pale face.
“Demetri.” She responded in a velvet voice, her eyes now flickering between Bella and the mantello I wore. Her thoughts were like Rosalie’s. Loud, haughty and self absorbed.
Hmm, I wonder I he made a deal with Aro? She thought, not really caring. She had caught a glimpse of herself in the glass of a picture frame behind us, and was uninterested in everything else.
“Nice fishing.” Demetri complemented her, trying to grab the beautiful woman’s attention.
“Thanks.” She responded, flashing a stunning smile. “Aren’t te coming?”
“In a minute. Save a few for me.” So Felix doesn’t get them all, Demetri tacked on.
Heidi nodded and ducked through the door with one last curious look at Bella.
I pulled Bella along fast, so she was running to keep up, but we still didn’t get far enough away before the screams started.
the successivo bit will be on soon. stay tuned...