'Attack,' I heard an angelic, sharp voice speak.
I gasped as Aro's guards launched themselves on my family. I couldn't let this happen... But what could I do? I couldn't fight. I was weak, I had no strength in me. When I saw one of the guards launch on Rosalie I totally lost it.
'STOP!' I screamed as hard as I could. To my surprise everyone stopped fighting and looked at me. Because of my outburst I felt a sharp pain going through my throat and I started to cough. 'Ex,' cough. 'Cuse,' another cough. 'Me,' I finally finished with, of course, a cough. I cleared my throat, trying to win some time. Think Emmett think! 'May I go to the bathroom for a minute?' damnit Emmett! I swear, everyone's jaw dropped to the ground.
'You've got to be kidding me?' Jane said as her eyes widened.
Edward slapped his hand on his face as he shook his head. Jasper hung his head in shame, clearly not happy with my respond. Alice's face went black; she was searching into the future. Bella was looking... scared? I guess she was thinking that this really was the end of us. Carlisle and Esme looked surprised and Rosalie looked... expressionless.
'What is this?' Aro stood up from his throne as he looked angry at us. 'This is not a silly game!' he snarled. 'You!' he pointed at Carlisle. 'You must be punished. The Volturi doesn't give second changes. What are you trying to do Carlisle? You can't win of us.'
'Aro, I understand you and I understand your worries. But why are you punishing my family? They didn't do anything wrong. I was the one that showed them the book,' Carlisle sighed. 'So, I have to be punished. My family is innocent.'
'Carlisle!' Esme elbowed her husband softly, what looked quit painful for human me. 'Don't listen to him, Aro,' she spoke softly as she turned to Aro.
'Esme, stay out of this,' Carlisle warned stern. He spoke each word directly and sharp. Carlisle never spoke to Esme this way, so we were quit shocked at his response to his beloved wife.
'The reason I want to punish all of you is because they know about the book,' Aro said coolly. 'There is no reason to let them live with the information they have now. They know about our experiences, our secrets,' Aro gritted his teeth together.
'Aro, this is the future of my son we're talking about! Do you really think that I would EVER put my son in danger because of a stupid BOOK?' I winced as Carlisle started to yell at Aro. The hard sound was painful for my ears as I placed my hands on my ears.
Aro looked like a fool as he stared at Carlisle with open mouth. Obvious he did not expect that of our honest and polite Carlisle. I wondered what was going through his mind right now. I turned my head to Edward but he stared expressionless at Aro. A moment he frowned, but the frown disappeared quickly again.
'How dare you?' Aro whispered. His voice cold, deadly and low, I almost couldn't hear what he said. 'How dare you speak to me like that?' he whispered at the same tone again. He slowly walked towards Carlisle, his eyes black. His lip curled up, showing his sharp, white teeth. I saw Jasper and Edward moving in front of me and closer to Carlisle.
'Aro, leave my family alone. That's the only thing I'm trying to say,' Carlisle replied as cold as Aro did. 'They have nothing to do with this,' Carlisle sighed. 'You have all the time to punish me, but that's not why we came here, Aro. Please, listen to me for a minute and help us. We need you, Aro. We need your experiences.'
Aro pursed his lips suspicious. 'I don't know,' he finally said.
'Aro,' Caius suddenly spoke. He stood up and walked towards him. He placed his hand on Aro's shoulder as he spoke: 'Maybe we should listen to them. I mean, look at him,' I couldn't see with my vampire eyes what kind of move Caius did, but I swallowed as Aro's cold expression turned towards me. 'That hopeless thing needs our powerful help.' WHAT? I couldn't believe what I just heard. Hopeless thing? I gritted my teeth angrily as Caius smirked. I saw Alec's and Jane's shoulders moving, they were laughing. Stupid, powerful, dumb twins.
'But they know about the book, Caius,' Aro argued stubbornly.
'I know,' Caius said. 'But we'll punish him later,' Caius eyed Carlisle as he snorted. 'We might have the information they need.'
'Please, Aro,' Esme spoke now softly, almost pleading. Maybe she did.
'I don't know,' Aro sighed. It was quiet for a moment. Deadly quiet. Maybe the vampires did make sounds, I couldn't hear them. 'Fine,' Aro finally broke the awkward moment. He turned around and moved towards his throne. 'But Carlisle, you're not going to get away with this.'
'Of course, Aro,' Carlisle whispered. My family looked utterly defeated by Aro's harsh words. Without Carlisle we wouldn't even be here. I tried to swallow the lump in my throat. I was not going to cry in front of them. Gosh, the last time I cried was like eighty years ago - with tears I mean. But Carlisle's punishment was not the only thing that bothered me, the other thing was that it all was because of me. If I didn't go that night with Rosalie back to Tennessee it wouldn't have happened.
'On the seventh of March in 1732, page 572, am I right?' it almost didn't sound like a question to me. Aro sighed as Carlisle slowly nodded. Aro made a sound what looked like a chuckle. 'I must say, I remember that girl clearly. With her curly red hair and her blue eyes, her freckles and her hoarse voice,' Aro almost smiled at the thought of that girl. 'Her name was Sarah,' he said, the melancholy in his voice was gone. 'I was quite impressed when she came in her human form to us. I always thought that it was impossible to change back to your human form,' Aro said.
Rosalie's eyes grew wide. 'Isn't it impossible?' she asked, almost hopefully.
Aro shook his head. 'It's quit complicated,' he answered. 'Even I don't understand it completely,' he referred himself like he was a king. Gosh. 'It's not like you can turn back right now. What I could understand is that when you go back to the place where you've been changed, exactly on the same spot, when you're hundredth years old, something happens with you. Also the position of the moon is very important,' Aro stood up from his throne and walked slowly towards me. Well, what seemed slow to me. 'What I can understand is that Emmett was exactly on the same spot where he was attacked, when he was hundredth, with the light from the moon shining on him,' he said.
'Incredible,' Carlisle breathed.
Aro frowned. 'It seems incredible and magical, but it isn't.' Carlisle opened his mouth to replied but Aro beat him. 'Let me explain first,' he said. 'The transformation is exactly the same as your transformation from human to vampire. You feel an awful pain and...'
'But the Sarah's transformation was two days, Emmett's was three days,' Rosalie said, obvious not caring that she just interrupted "king" Aro.
'That's true,' Aro nodded. 'But how long the transformation takes depends on how long you're a vampire.' Rosalie frowned. 'Like I said before, it's really complicated. But back to the story, when you weak up you feel awful. You're weak and feel a lot of pain. Not as bad as your transformation, though. You have to recover of your transformation. In vampire state you rarely feel pain, in your human body otherwise you can feel with a little touch pain. That's why you're feeling pain and it explains your weakness.' Aro explained.
'But after recovering and everything, you're all right, right?' Esme asked.
Aro shook his head. 'That's what I wanted to explain you. You will die.' Everyone in the room, excluding the Volturi vampires and me gasped. My family turned to me with horror filling their golden eyes. 'You only have bad luck. But that's not the only thing, you're very sensitive too. Like falling from a bike can kill you in many ways. You're more sensitive than other humans. Normal humans.'
'That's horrible,' Esme whispered.
'Yes, it is,' Aro agreed. 'But the main point is, bad luck will follow you anywhere you are.'
'What do you mean?' Carlisle immediately asked extremely concerned.
'You only have bad luck,' Aro answered. Aro sighed when everyone frowned. 'I'll give you an example. It's like walking past a bookcase. Coincidentally a thick book falls straight on your sensitive head and kills you. Can you call that coincidence? Or you trip over an object and break your neck, is that coincidence too? Or you're walking through a forest and suddenly a tree falls right on you, this example might seem unbelievable, but it can. Believe me.'
My whole family seemed shock by the information. They seemed shocked by Aro's examples. I turned to see Rosalie, she was clutching my hand so tight that it hurt, so tight that I would've a bruise, but I didn't care. I didn't care about anything anymore. I am going to die. No matter what. Wherever I go, wherever I will be. There will always be something that will be my end. My fall of the staircase was just the beginning. Gosh, my fall was nothing compared with what I was going to experiences. Even with the whole family guarding me, even with all the vampires in the world guarding me, there will come a moment and that little moment will kill me.
'Is there a way back?' Carlisle asked, his voice low and emotionless. It scared me for some reason.
Aro seemed to hesitate before he replied. 'You might have tried the normal way; biting.' Carlisle nodded, I almost couldn't see it. 'As you saw, the poison didn't work,' Aro sighed. 'And it won't work. Never. Emmett is immune for the poison. I don't know much about this point, the only thing I know that the venom won't do his work. It won't even spread, it won't even let a mark. It only leaves a bruise.' I moved my hand to my neck. I felt a little bit pain when I pressed at the place where Carlisle bit me. A bruise. 'I don't know if there is a way back,' Aro said quietly. 'There might be no way. I did some research and the only thing I found that you just have one change, but more I don't know.'
'Which change?' Rosalie asked immediately.
Aro pursed his lips. 'There is a day - I don't know what kind of day - that's linked to you. You have to go to the same spot where you've been changed and the position of the moon is very important. More I don't know. I don't know which day they mean. You only have one change. If you screw that change then you won't change back. Ever.'
Rosalie moved her other hand to her mouth in shock as her eyes widened in horror. 'No,' she whispered. 'No!'
'It's okay, Rose,' I tried.
'No!' she yelled. 'This can't be true! This can't!'
'Rose,' Jasper whispered. Even his special ability couldn’t calm my Rose down.
'No!' Rose yelled again. 'This can't! This is impossible!' nobody said anything as Rosalie kept yelling and started to sob lightly. I couldn't look at her without feeling bad for her, I didn't even care that I was going to die. I could only think about Rose who was torn. The lump in my throat was back and I tried to swallow it away. Suddenly she stopped and she turned to look Aro straight in the eye. 'What happened to Sarah?' she asked slowly. 'The page in the book was torn. The vampires launched on her...'
Aro settled himself back on his throne. 'They could stop themselves on time,' he said. 'But it wouldn't have mattered. She would've died anyways. She was twenty-three years old when she was transformed back into her human form. She died when she was thirty-six,' Aro said. 'She was taking a walk outside when she fell in a cave because "coincidentally" the people who worked at the road took their break earlier. Very typically that she didn't saw it, don't you think?' Aro snorted. 'Or it was because she was blind on one eye. Another accident with her bad luck, I won't tell you that story, unless you like bloody stories.'
Everyone of my family turned to me. Horror filled their eyes. Carlisle and Esme looked horrified. Edward looked shocked and defeated. Alice looked like she was about to cry. Bella's face mirrored Alice's. She already let her shield drop when Aro was telling us what he knew, I guess from shock. She couldn't concentrate anymore. Jasper looked emotionless. His face was cold and empty. It looked kind of scary. Rosalie's face was by far the worst to see. She looked broken, horrified, defeated, awful, sad, more broken, shocked. You couldn't compare it with anything in the world, even not with Royce. I never saw anyone that sad and broken before. Ever. As a tear escaped my eye corner all the pieces fell on their place.
I was going to die.