Chapter 25: All the Kings Horses and All the Kings Men
I was panicking I knew that something was not right. Jake and I continued dancing for a couple of songs after Sienna left for the bathroom. She is not the type of girl to take forever in the bathroom applying make up, so I was suspicious. Jake, Seth and I went into the hallway. “Sienna?” I called as I stepped into the empty bathroom. I went back into the hallway, “She isn’t in there, “I told Jake anxiously. “Alright, calm down maybe she just stepped outside to get some air it’s stuffy in here.” All of a sudden Seth, who was farther ahead of us, yelled “Jake!” We ran up to him, he was standing next to the door leading o of the building holding a silver stiletto shoe, “It’s hers I whispered. Jake and Seth exchanged looks. Jake grabbed my hand and the three of us were flying out the door as fast as we could. We all yelled her name and there was no answer. Leah came running out of the woods in tears, “Seth” she screamed. We ran over to her, and she said, “follow me, it’s Sienna, I was too late," she sobbed as she ran. She led us to a small clearing; underneath a large tree that was split in half lay Sienna. Seth started screaming, “Sienna!” He ran over to her and attempted to lift the tree, he couldn’t do it alone. “What is it, Leah?” Jake demanded, “I am not exactly sure I was hunting and I heard a girl screaming when I got here Sienna was just like this all by herself. But I smelled vampire…” <My head started spinning. “Who would do this, there’s no one in my family…” suddenly I remembered what Sienna had told me on her way to the bathroom, “It’s not like the Volturi are going to pop out of a bathroom stall,” I slumped to my knees “Oh GOD!” Jake looked at me, “What?” “It’s the Volturi I sobbed they came for her and we didn’t protect her. I suddenly became infuriated, “We have to do something.” I started shaking and used my strength to get he tree off of the crippled remains of my best friend…my sister. When I got the tree off Seth went crazy. Sienna was still breathing just barely, I could tell that she didn’t have long to live. I turned to Leah, my eyes wild, “Go, and get my grandfather and father HURRY!” She disappeared seconds later. Seth was beside her on his knees touching her face Sienna, Can you hear me? This is all my fault oh God, I should never have told you any of this. I should never have left you alone. Sienna looked at him through her dying eyes as a tear dripped down her bloody cheek. She then switched her gaze to me and looked at me pleadingly as though she had to tell me something but she couldn’t. I fell down to her side, “Si, who did this to you, “I demanded. “They will pay, Please just hold on my grandfather is on his way, it will be alright we will change you. Sienna’s eyes fluttered and then they shut. “NOOOOOOOOO!” I screamed. I felt Jake’s arms around me. He turned me away from her and held me close. Seth was still rubbing her face, he had an insane look about him, “Shh just sleep now Sienna, you need your strength, you will be alright.” Jake looked at me in horror, “Isn’t she” I closed my eyes tightly and nodded. She was dead, Seth was delusional. Just then my grandfather, father and Aunt Rose and Uncle Emmett bounded into the clearing where we stood. “Where is she?” My grandfather demanded. I gestured to where she lay with Seth who was still murmuring reassuringly to his lifeless betrothed. My father stood there in shock, my aunt Rose let out a sound that was somewhat between a sob and a howl, as she ran to her side; my grandfather pushed her back, “Emmett” he commanded fiercely. My uncle held her back and led her away to comfort her. Grandpa crouched down next to her, “Oh my god, he whispered softly. “Her spine is broken; he looked down “She is just a baby.” My father stepped up to assist him. Jake left my side briefly to attempt to get Seth out of the way, “No, Seth demanded I am not leaving her, look at what happened because I left her, “the sobs racked his body. Leah stepped out of the woods and held her brother she was the only one that could help. Jake came back to me, the horrified expression permanently cast into his face. The ground was spinning and I couldn’t breathe. Jake could tell and put his arm around me and held me up. My father and grandfather started working over her silently. “She has a concussion; she is drifting in and out. Still breathing mildly” he turned to me “Renesmee did you move her?” I found my voice, “No grandpa, I remembered what you told me about serious injuries, I just lifted the tree off of her, but she was not moved even an inch.” He looked back down at her, “Collapsed lung on the right, broken ribs.” He looked at me, “You might have just saved her Nessie” I looked at him in surprise, “So she’s not …” My father suddenly gasped, “Carlisle!” He held Sienna’s wrist up for all to see. There was a bloody crescent shaped mark on it. “It was a vampire, “I hissed. “Why would the Volturi bite her and leave her?” I asked. My father looked at me, “I don’t know but until further notice you are not leaving my site, is that clear?” Jake tightened his grip around me protectively. “She is stabilized for now, the change is taking place. Is there anyone who objects to letting it happen? It is possible to suck the venom out, but she has sustained such serious injuries that I highly doubt she will make it if we do not allow the change to take place” Carlisle said solemnly. Seth’ head snapped up, “Just do what you have to in order to save her please…” a sob broke out from his throat and Leah put her arm around him to comfort him. Uncle Emmett led Aunt Rose up to Sienna. Aunt Rose looked so frail as she looked down on Sienna, “Carlisle, she told us all that she wanted to be changed. Emmett and I will be responsible for her. We cannot just let her die.” My grandfather nodded. He deftly scooped her up at once careful to support her, “Let’s get her back to the house. Rose, Emmett, Leah, scout the woods to make sure its safe. Edward you ride back with Jake Seth and Renesmee.” With that my grandfather bounded off gracefully with Sienna tucked into his arms. My aunt and Uncle followed him closely. “NO” Seth and I both declared. “I am not going to sit here when I can be out helping to hunt for whoever hurt her, “ Seth growled. “Me neither” I answered, “I am stronger than all of you put together I should bee out there.” My father’s eyes started glowing, "Renesmee Carlie Cullen you will ride back with me and that is final.” Jake looked at Seth, “I will come with you,” He sad quietly. He turned to my father, “Will you be alright with her?” My father looked at him sidewise, “Of course,” he replied coolly. Jake turned to me and kissed me, “I’m sorry princess I can’t leave Seth alone right now he isn’t thinking rationally.” I didn’t want to think of any of them in the woods with the possibility of the Volturi on the loose, but especially not Jacob” Then I am coming with you I said firmly tears threatening to break. He growled at exactly the same time my father did. Jake looked at me pleadingly, “Please Renesmee, I cannot be worried about you too while I am out there go with your father I will meet you at home, I love you.” He kissed me with such fervor that it scared me. My father didn’t react, he knew better at this moment. “I love you too, “I whispered be safe. The next thing I knew I was in my fathers arms and we were heading to get my car from the parking lot. He silently placed me in the passenger seat and as we pulled away I heard a wolf howl and I cringed praying that no one else was hurt.