My morning had been boring so far. I did the usual --- for most people --- by getting dressed and eating breakfast. I went to the throne room where everyone was and stood by myself. Of course out of respect everyone said Hello or Good morning to me, and to be honest, I could care less if they did or not. I said hello back then allowed my mind to wonder.
I had been thinking about Marcus; still I tried to figure out why he was such a downer. I like him, but only as a friend. He is nice even though he doesn't say much to me, I can just tell. I noticed that he is the only Volturi leader without a mate and thought that maybe that was the problem.
I decided to find out, but I wanted him to tell me. Who knows, maybe I could help.
"Marcus?" I called him. He turned to me with a blank expression.
"Yes?" he asked. I smiled at his lack of enthusiasm and it made me wonder what he was like as a human.
"Come with me, we must talk." He stood up and followed me as I exited the room. I walked into his personal office and took a seat on the couch that was in the right corner of the room. I patted the seat next to me, telling him to sit there. He walked over and sat down. "Will you tell me why you are so depressed? I may be able to help." He watched me for a moment then sighed.
"My mate was killed a long time ago in battle. Ever since her death, I haven't been the same." He looked so sad talking about the past and I felt bad for bringing it up, but I needed to know.
"What was her name?" I questioned.
"Didyme. She was Aro's sister." Aro's sister? Hmm...
"What were things like before she died?" He looked at the floor then back up at me.
"Well, Didyme and I fell in love and were "tremendously happy". I was so happy that I was no longer interested in "Aro's plans for domination". After a few centuries, Didyme and I consider leaving the Volturi and Aro was happy and gave his blessing," he spoke sadly. I thought about what he said and something stuck to me; After a few centuries, Didyme and I consider leaving the Volturi and Aro was happy and gave his blessing. It didn't fit well together, I know the type of person Aro is. He is power hungry and loves to collect gifted vampires, letting Marcus go would be a great loss.
"Oh. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to make you sad or anything," I apologized.
"That's okay," he said with more emotion than I have ever seen him use. I knew that I needed to confront Aro about this and figure out what really happened; if my accusations are correct, Aro killed his own sister --- biological sister.
"I could...bring her back to life...if you want," I said slowly, making sure he understood what I was offering.
"What? How?...Wait would you really do that?" I nodded. I have never seen Marcus actually look happy. It was something I'm sure no one could picture. For some reason Marcus felt kinda like a brother to me, and physically he was the youngest of the three Volturi "kings".
"Yes I would...I have a question for you," I pressed. He gestured me to continue. "How old were you when you were turned into a vampire?"
"I wasn't even twenty yet, so about nineteen." I nodded and smirked.
"Cool. You remind me of a younger brother," I said. It was so weird having a easy, non emotionless, uptight conversation with Marcus. He seemed to act more like his self, and instantly I noticed how he began to go back to his emotionless state. Something isn't right. I stood up and walked out of the room, a gift is being used and I want to know who's using it; I've felt it before and knew who the gift owner was. Chelsea.
She can strengthen or loosen the emotional ties between people or vampires. It was beginning to make sense now. I walked up to Aro and used his gift against him. I saw everything. Aro killed his sister. He found Chelsea soon after and has her use her gift on Marcus to keep him bond to the Volturi. I knew something wasn't right, if Marcus's mate was dead he would want to follow after. I stared at Aro in disgust and a new hatred. It wasn't fair that Marcus has to suffer because of him. I walked away and stood in the middle of the room.
"Chelsea." I pointed to her. She looked shocked.
"Yes?" You could hear the hesitance in her voice.
"Come," I ordered as I gestured for her to walk over to me. She did as told and stood about a two feet radius away from me. I circled her in a threatening way. "You have an interesting gift, yes?" She nodded her head. "And what is it?" I already know.
"I can strengthen or loosen the emotional ties between people or vampires," she said coolly. I nodded then gave a sickeningly sweet smile.
"Do you use your gift for forcefully bonding someone to this coven?" She looked hesitant again and turned to look at Aro. I turned her back to face me then heard a growl. It came from her mate Afton. "Problem?" I asked. He glared then shook his head. 'I thought so' I said in my head. "Be honest. You won't get into trouble..." I could tell that Aro, Chelsea, and Afton were tense. I looked at Aro, "...and no one will try to punish you for telling, I won't allow that," I said. I looked at her and saw her relax some as well as Afton.
"Yes, but mostly on one person...Marcus." At that moment Marcus walked in the room looking a little surprised. He turned to Aro.
"You let Chelsea use her gift on me?" he asked Aro with an emotionless tone. You couldn't read his expression.
"It was for your own good," said Aro in his fake, friendly voice. Pretending that he cares.
"How brother?" Marcus was getting closer to the thrones, so I walked to catch up with him and stepped in front of him.
"No." I shook my head at him. "I told you what I would do." He reluctantly backed away and nodded his head. "Chelsea? Either you break the bond or I can do it," I said to her.
"I can do it." I nodded and Marcus blinked his eyes. Bond broken.
"Thank you." I smiled at her as did Marcus. "Now Aro I know your secret and I would tell, but I know someone who would rather tell it and we'll just have to wait." He looked nervous. "You have a pretty wife. Keep an eye on her, we wouldn't want her to come up missing." I smirked. Everyone's eyes grew wide.
"Athanasia?" I turned to Marcus.
"Yes?" I asked.
"Are you alright dear?" I smiled at that.
"Don't call me dear, call me...sister!" I sang and laughed at his bewildered expression. "I told you that you remind me of a younger brother. So I'm feeling really nice right now, Chelsea? Heidi? Would you like to hang out, you know girl time?" They seemed surprised, but nodded. "Great." I would've invite some more people, but I couldn't ask the Volturi leaders wives, Renata wouldn't leave Aro, and Jane hates me too much. "Come on we can go to my room. Later everyone, later brother." I walked out of the room with the two girls following behind me.
We spent time talking, watching movies, magic shopping (when we pick out things we want from online or a magazine and I use my magic to make it appear) and did each others makeup and hair. It was a lot of fun and we grew closer. Honestly I would love to get along with every member of the Volturi, but I need to take it slow. After the girls left my room with their stuff I called for Marcus.
When Marcus was in my room I turned to him and smiled. It was like he was a whole different person.
"Are you ready?" I asked.
"You want to do it now?" he asked me, I just nodded.
"We will do it outside." I smiled and he smiled back. "I hope your ready."
"Of course." I nodded and told him to follow me.
It was time to meet Didyme.
I hope it was okay and don't worry she will meet the Cullen's soon.