“Emmett.” Esme said in a chiding tone as they began walking up the steps to the house. Emmett just started laughing as he quickly picked Rosalie up and bounded into the house after them.
Alice ran to my side smiling. “It was for the best, you needed a fresh change of clothes anyway and it just so happens I have several outfits just your size.” She grabbed one hand while I linked my other with Felix as she dragged us to the house. Two minutes, dry clothes and a hair clip later and we were all gathered in the Cullen’s living room. Felix opted to stand near the window, not entirely comfortable, so naturally I joined him rubbing his arm gently while the others found seats and began discussing the events that just occurred.
“So Edward, what was going on in those freaky bastard’s heads anyways. I’m surprised they left so easily, absolutely no fight.” Emmett asked, his voice becoming glum at the end.
“You’re seriously a little disappointed aren’t you?” I asked, shaking my head. What’s with the men in my life and their need to fight?
“We would have won.” Emmett said confidently.
Edward chimed in, “Alice gave Aro the excuse he needed to get out of the fight. If he hadn’t been so terrified of Bella and extremely worried about Anna he probably would have gone ahead with their original plan.”
“Terrified? Anna I can understand but of me?” Bella asked skeptically. That girl really needed to get over her self-worth issues.
“When will you see yourself clearly?” Edward asked softly but there was a slight exasperation to his tone. I’m guessing he has to tell her this regularly. Edward looked back at the rest of the group and continued. “The Volturi haven’t fought a fair fight in about twenty-five hundred years. And they’ve never fought one where they were at a disadvantage. Especially since they gained Jane and Alec, they’ve only been involved in unopposed slaughterings.” He paused for a second and looked at Felix and I. “No offense.”
Felix just shrugged but smirked, “None taken.” I could tell Felix really didn’t care about what happened in the past but it still irked me a little considering I’d been apart of said slaughterings. I doubt I could ever really forgive myself for what I had done.
“Stop berating yourself Anna.” Edward said, bringing me out of my thoughts. His was tone was serious yet gentle, putting an end to the issue, at least for now. I few people looked at me and I gave a small smile while Felix brought me closer to him. I nodded my head and indicated for Edward to continue telling the story.
“You should have seen how we looked to them! Usually, Alec cuts off all senses and feeling from their victims while they go thorough the charade of counsel. But there were stood, ready, waiting, outnumbering them, with gifts of our own while their gifts were rendered useless by Bella.” You could hear the immense pride and love when he mentioned Bella’s name making me smile. “Aro knew that with Zafrina on our side, they would be the blind ones when the battle commenced.”
“Zafrina?” I asked, curious. I remember him calling her out while trying to restrain Tanya and the two of them resist struggling soon after. “Opps sorry I didn’t mean to cut you off.” I said quickly.
“Not necessary, I forget that you two didn’t know the others. Zafrina is one of the vampires from the Amazon. She can create visual illusions so that is all you see.” Edward answered.
“Reminds me of Heidi’s gift.” Felix said and I hissed a little at her name. I seriously regretted not killing her but what is done is done. Edward nodded in agreement to Felix’s words.
“It’s very similar except she can show you anything she wants, not just your desires and Aro knew this. I’m sure our numbers would have been severely decimated but they were sure that theirs would be to. There was even a good possibility that they would loose. They’ve never dealt with that possibility before. They didn’t deal with it well today.” He finished.