here is the next bit, have fun reading it :)
(P.S this is not my story, all credit goes to steph meyer)
“I am gratified by his success.” Aro mused. “Your memories of him are quite a gift for me, though they astonish me exceedingly. I am surprised by how it...pleases me, his success in this unorthodox path he’s chosen. I expected that he would waste, weaken with time. I’d scoffed at his plan to find others who would share his peculiar vision. Yet, somehow, I’m happy to be wrong.”
I didn’t see a need to reply so I kept silent.
“But your restraint!” Aro sighed. “I did not know such strength was possible. To inure yourself against such a siren call, not just once but again and again—if I had not felt it myself, I would not have believed.”
I kept my face impassive as I gazed back at Aro, but I knew it was coming. The accusations.
Bella must have seen my underlying anger, because her breaths were not entirely even.
“Just remembering how she appeals to you...” Aro chuckled. “It makes me thirsty.”
I tensed, but Aro’s thoughts were amused.
“Don’t be disturbed.” Aro reassured me. “I mean her no harm. But I am so curious, about one thing in particular.” His curiosity burned, and I knew what he wanted.
He looked down at Bella, interest alive and bright in his eyes.
“May I?” he asked eagerly, lifting one hand.
“Ask her.” I said in a flat tone. He thought I made decisions for her, like I was in charge. He couldn’t be more wrong. Everything I did was for her.
“Of course, how rude of me!” Aro exclaimed. “Bella.” He said addressing her directly now. “I’m fascinated that you are the one exception to Edward’s impressive talent—so very interesting that such a thing should occur! And I was wondering, since our talents are similar in many ways, if you would be so kind as to allow me to try—to see if you are an exception for me, as well?”
Bella looked up at me, terror plain in her eyes. She didn’t want to go anywhere near him.
I nodded in encouragement. It was necessary for Alice’s vision that she take his hand.
Aro moved closer reaching out to take her hand. Bella raised hers also. It was trembling.
I realised that Aro believed his talent would still work. I watched, contemptuous, as his face showed doubt before the cool mask returned, but his thoughts showed that he was frustrated.
“So very interesting.” He said as he drifted back again.
I couldn’t help it. There was a slight smug smile on my face.
I listened to Aro, and in his frustration, was thinking of doing something not in Alice’s plan.
He was going to get Jane to try her talent on Bella.
“A first.” He said to himself. “I wonder if she is immune to other talents...Jane, dear?”
“No!” I snarled the word. Alice grabbed my arm with a restraining hand, but I shook her off.
Jane was delighted that she would get to use her talent. “Yes, Master?” she asked, smiling happily up at Aro.
I was snarling louder, the sound ripping out of me as I looked at Aro with malevolent eyes.
Everyone in the room was thinking of me and the monstrosity I was inciting. Felix grinned hopefully, but Aro glared at him, and his expression turned sulking.
Aro continued, not paying the slightest attention to me. “I was wondering, my dear one, if Bella is immune to you.”
My furious growls got louder and I moved in front of Bella to protect her from Jane’s vindictive gaze.
Caius moved closer. He couldn’t resist watching pain and suffering.
Jane turned to face us with her angelic features.
Alice was yelling at me in her thoughts, but she voiced her warning just as I leapt at Jane. “Don’t!” she cried, but it was already too late.
Unbelievable pain filled me, making me writhe and squirm on the stone floor. I just kept from crying out loud, because I knew that would hurt Bella even more.
“Stop!” Bella’s voice rang out as the pain, the second worst pain I had ever felt ripped through. It was not the worst, and for that I was glad. The worst had been when I thought Bella was dead.
“Jane.” Aro called in a tranquil voice. The pain stopped, and I was frozen in surprise for a few seconds.
I heard Alice’s terse voice. “He’s fine.” She said to Bella.
I got quickly to my feet and looked at Bella, because Jane had now turned her torture on to her.
I looked at her horror-struck, but she was fine. My gaze flickered to Jane and back again, and I relaxed in relief. Bella was fine.
I saw Bella look over at Jane, and saw her shrink back into Alice who was holding her tight.
I moved quickly back to Bella’s side, touching Alice’s arm so she surrendered her to me.
In front of us, Aro started laughing.
“Ha, ha, ha.” He chuckled. “This is wonderful!”
Jane hissed in frustration, sinking forward into a hunting crouch, her thoughts malignant.
“Don’t be but out, dear one.”Aro said in a comforting tone, placing a powder-light hand on her shoulder. “She confounds us all.”
Jane’s upper lip curled back over her teeth as she continued to glare at Bella.
“Ha, ha, ha.” Aro chortled again. “You’re very brave, Edward, to endure in silence. I asked Jane to do that to me once—just out of curiosity.” He shook his head in admiration.
I just glared at him, disgusted.
“So what do we do with you now?” Aro sighed.
Alice and I stiffened. This was the part where everything could go wrong. Bella started trembling.
“I don’t suppose there’s any chance that you’ve changed your mind?” Aro asked hopefully. “Your talent would be an excellent addition to our little company.”
I hesitated. Alice’s vision had been a little cloudy here. I still hadn’t decided what to say.
“I’d...rather...not.” I thought each word through before I spoke it.
“Alice?” Aro asked, still hopeful.
Alice didn’t hesitate. “No, thank you.”
“And you Bella?” Aro continued.
I hissed, low but loud. How could he even ask her this?
Bella seemed a little shocked, but Caius broke the slight pause.
“What?” he demanded of Aro, his voice flat.
“Caius, surely you can see the potential.” Aro chided him affectionately. “I haven’t seen a prospective talent so promising since we found Jane and Alec. Can you imagine the possibilities if she is one of us?”
Caius looked away, indignant.
I was fuming. How could he ask this of her? How dare he?
“No, thank you.” Bella spoke, barely more than a whisper, her voice breaking in her terror.
Aro sighed. “That’s unfortunate. Such a waste.”
This was it, my most important line. I hissed. “Join or die, is that it? I suspected as much when we were brought into this room. So much for your laws.” I tried to sound irate, but my words had the ring of a well rehearsed actor.
“Of course not.” Aro blinked, astonished. “We were already convened here, Edward, awaiting Heidi’s return. Not for you.” Aro was genially surprised, but Caius was the one the lines were meant for.
“Aro,” Caius hissed. “The law claims them.”
I glared at Caius.
“How so?” I demanded. I knew what he was thinking, but he needed to say it out loud.
He pointed at Bella. “She knows too much. You have exposed our secrets.”
“There are a few humans in on your charade here, as well.” I pointed out.
Caius’s face twisted up into a smile. “Yes,” he agreed. “But when they are no longer useful to us, they will serve to sustain us. That is not your plan for this one. If she betrays our secrets, are you prepared to destroy her? I think not.” Caius scoffed.
“I wouldn’t—” Bella began in a whisper but Caius silenced her with an icy look.
“Nor do you intend to make her one of us,” Caius continued. “Therefore, she is a vulnerability. Though it is true, for this, only her life is forfeit. You may leave if you wish.”
I bared my teeth. He knew very well I would never leave Bella again.
“That’s what I thought.” Caius voiced his thoughts.
Behind me Felix leaned forward, eager.
“Unless...” Aro interrupted. He looked unhappy at the way the conversation had gone. His thoughts were different.
“Unless you do intend to give her immortality?” Aro finished.
He knew I didn’t but I tried to bluff. “And if I do?”
Aro smiled, happy again. “Why, then you would be free to go home and give my regards to my friend Carlisle.” His expression turned more hesitant as he set the trap. “But I'm afraid you would have to mean it.” Aro raised his hand up in front of him.
the next one will be out when i finish typing it but i have loads of homework so it might be a bit longer than usual. :)