The reaction was instant - strict and cooperating Volturi guards became ferocious and unthinking hunters. Snarling, growling, hissing and sharp sounds of body parts being ripped... I knew that my plan was working and they were distracted from everything else except their prey. And that was me.
"I can't believe you've done this" Nessie frowned and took the kutsilyo from me. I realized that she was too close to me and in case any vampire will reach us she might get hurt too.
"It's not safe" I whispered and tried to ignore pain that flooded me every time I took a breath. "Go home"
"What? No, don't even dare to think I'm gonna leave you like this" she protested. I could smell a thick ulap of smoke and wished that no one of our side is hurt. When I turned my head I noticed that not all Volturi Nawawala their minds. Among those who were still thinking was Aro and Jane. My jaw dropped when I saw Jane torturing her own comrades. Why were she doing such thing? And then I understood - she was holding guards away from our side where Cullens and mga asong lobo has already successfully destroyed a great number of too thirsty vampires. I wanted to smile but I started coughing. The pain was so bad that I couldn't stop tears running down my cheeks.
"Hold on, Lilly, please hold on..." Nessie was crying too. Few of Cullens looked at me with worried and scared expressions. I wanted to scream them not to waste time feeling sorry for me but to concentrate on battle... I couldn't. I guess that's it. I guess I'm dying. The only thing I regret is that I couldn't help them more, there were still many guards left. But maybe there is one thing I could do before leaving this world? I was hurt really bad but I managed to send a message using Nessie to all Cullens. Maybe I still can use my ability one or two times? I closed my eyes and concentrated on field. What tactic would be most efficient? I decided that the best thing to do is what I did before - to paralyse Volturi with pain illusions. I'll keep them in pain as long I could, until my last breath. I took one madami painful breath and...
I didn't know how long I was making them suffer, the time seemed such incomprehensible thing... I heard the screams falling silent and I was sure that I reached my end. But somewhere in the distant I still could hear a conversation...
"...don't want... anymore" my ears wasn't working well but I recognized Aro's voice and tried to listen harder "We already Nawawala too much. We can't take a risk and leave this world without protection. Is that what you want? I thought you value human world more"
"Aro, we're not the ones who are attacking, we are fighting for our lives" someone, I think Carlisle, answered.
"Then we're offering you armistice" even in my semi-conscious condition I could feel how disappointed Aro were.
"And you won't try to destroy our coven or werewolf pack again?"
"No. We won't try unless you'll broke the rules"
"You mean broke for real?"
"Yes... We made a huge mistake coming here. Now we only want to come home"
"Then leave. We're not going to chase you. Actually, there's nothing that would make me happier now than never seeing all of you again"
"Very well... Goodbye Carlisle"
My eyelids were too heavy to open my eyes and make sure they were gone. I coughed and almost the same segundo I felt cold touch and heard Carlisle's voice near me.
"Don't worry, Lilly, I'm gonna fix you" his hands lifted me but the pain was so terrible that I even Nawawala the last bit of my consciousness.
Beep. Beep. Beep.
When I was nine I tried to hide in washing machine and almost suffocated. When I woke up in a hospital I complained to Mom that the sound of monitors is irritating. She only laughed relieved that I finally woke up and sinabi that I should be happy - it is the sound of my heartbeat, the sound proving that I'm still alive and I will be still able to do many wonderful things in my life.
Beep. Beep. Beep.
Listening to this sound I tried to convince myself that I'm still alive. But how? My memories was so blurry that I hardly could understand where or why am I here? Slowly, one sa pamamagitan ng one I succeeded in restoring what happened. We made it! Volturi was gone! But what about others? If I was alive did that mean that Alice visions was wrong? Or did someone die? I panicked and tried to open my eyes which was pretty hard task. Finally, I did it but no one was near me. I was alone. Maybe I should shout? The only sound I let out was gurgle. Then I noticed breathing mask on my face but before I decided what to do susunod Carlisle and Edward came in.
"Hey, Lilly, I brought Edward with me so you don't need to waste strength on speaking. You think you can let him hear your thoughts?"
I reached for my shield intensively thinking "Test.1,2,3.Test". Edward laughed.
"Don't need any testing, I can hear you"
"Is everyone else OK?" I sent him panicked thought.
"Yes. Few mga asong lobo were seriously injured but with their healing rate they're already fine. And I must warn you that Alice is mad. She saw hundred possible future visions before battle, but there wasn't a single one with you slicing yourself. She thinks you hid it from her on purpose"
"Volturi is gone? They're not coming back?" I had to hear someone saying it out loud.
"Yes. Thank you" Edward seemed very grateful though I didn't feel like I deserved any of it. I tried to change subject.
"So, I'm really alive?" he laughed again and turned to Carlisle.
"You should explain her condition"
"You really scared me" Carlisle smiled but I noticed he was also concerned. "I had to operate you and remove part of your lung. Most of your right side's ribs were crushed so you were on induced coma for a week, breathing would have been too painful if you have had consciousness" For a week? I was sleeping for a week?
"Lilly..." Carlisle now looked almost sad. "Your recovery will be long and difficult process. And after that you'll need much time to return to work. I'm so sorry. If only you weren't involved..."
I turned my gaze to Edward and let him hear my answer to Carlisle. "I don't regret anything I have done. You gave me a choice and I chose what I thought is a right thing to do. I don't blame you, actually I am thankful cause I'm still alive. That's all I need and everything else doesn't matter." When Edward repeated my thoughts loudly I saw Carlisle on the edge of tears. He leaned to me and gently hugged.
I spent the following two months at Cullens house. At first I thought that I'm going to be so bored because I was bedridden but someone of Cullens or pack was always with me making me laugh what was a bit painful. Embry didn't left my side almost all the time, he practically lived with Cullens. Though my recovery was very painful I thought of these two months as one of the happiest moments in my life. During this time I had family and friends.
After I completely healed I decided to come back to work. I was anticipating to use my abilities while catching bad guys. I promised everyone to visit them as often as possible.
"Here's your luggage" Alice showed to five enormous suitcases.
"Uhm... Alice? I only brought here one middle sized bag"
"You're a part of family now. That means you have to dress like one too. Don't make me check if you're using it right" I smiled to her and hugged.
"You know, how much I'm going to miss you?" I asked and she sighed.
"Probably as much as I will".
I hugged everyone else, including Jasper who to my surprise even apologized for his nakaraan behaviour. I went to my car and saw that whole pack was here in their lobo shape except Embry. I kissed him passionately.
"I'll be back soon, I promise"
"Just take care of yourself, OK?"
"OK" and kissed him again. We didn't let each other for almost five minutos until Emmett's whistling interrupted us.
"Bye, everyone! I'll be back soon!" I waved everyone while driving out of the yard. My goodbyes were accompanied sa pamamagitan ng wolves' howls.
I was driving home. No not home. Cause I felt that I have new tahanan here. With Cullens and the pack. With Bampira and werewolves. With the greatest persons I've ever met.
So, that's the ending of my fanfic. Thank you for spending your time on it and I really hope it was worth.