“Amun, if you want to go, no one is forcing you to stay,’ Carlisle said calmly.
“You’re stealing half my coven, Carlisle!” Amun shrieked, stabbing one finger at Benjamin. “Is that why you called me here? To steal from me?
Carlisle sighed and Benjamin rolled his eyes.
“Yes, Carlisle picked a fight with the Volturi, endangered his whole family, just to lure me here to my death,” Benjamin said sarcastically. “Be reasonable, Amun. I’m committed to do the right thing here - I’m not joining any other coven. You can do whatever you want, of course, as Carlisle has pointed out.”
….He turned on Benjamin. “I gave you life. You’re wasting it.”
Benjamin’s face looked colder than I’d ever seen it; the expression contrasted oddly with his boyish features. “It’s a pity you couldn’t replace my will with your own in the process; perhaps then you would have been satisfied with me.”
Amun’s eyes narrowed. He gestured abruptly to Kebi, and they stalked past us out the front door.
“So, why would a witch want to help a bunch of vampires?” You turned away from watching Bella work on her shield to see the vampire who was staring at you before now standing next to you.
You gave him a smile. “Alice is a friend, and she called in a favor.”
“Forgive me, I seem to have forgotten my manners.” He grabbed both of your hands and placed his cold lips on your knuckles is a short kiss. “I am Benjamin, of the Egyptian coven.”
Your gave turned into a curious one. “Edward has mentioned you.”
He looked surprised. “Did he now?”
“He told me about your abilities.” You turned your body to face him. “Your control over the elements more specifically.”
He smiled. “Would you like to see?”
When you nodded, he stepped back and created a dragon made of fire, much like the one you yourself had created. Deciding to have some fun, you created another dragon and made it fly alongside his. Together, you put on a show and caused them to dance around. When you both decided to stop and put out the flames, you heard clapping. When you turned, you saw that everyone had been watching.
Emmett step forward a bit and looked to Benjamin. “You told her that she was you mate, then?”
You looked at Benjamin in surprise, and you could faintly hear someone smack Emmett. “What?”
He looked shy and embarrassed. “I didn’t want to say anything, yet, but yes, you are my mate, Y/N.”
And then it hit. Cheers erupted. Deafening howls filled the clearing. Maggie pounded Siobhan on the back. Rosalie and Emmett kissed again—longer and more ardently than before. Benjamin and Tia were locked in each other’s arms, as were Carmen and Eleazar. Esme held Alice and Jasper in a tight embrace. Carlisle was warmly thanking the South American newcomers who had saved us all. Kachiri stood very close to Zafrina and Senna, their fingertips interlocked. Garrett picked Kate up off the ground and swung her around in a circle.
You walked into the Cullen’s house after Bella introduced you to her daughter. While you weren’t a vampire, they figured having a witch on their side would be a smart move. Almost as soon as you walked in, though, you saw the eyes of all the vampires there.
“What is a human doing here?” A vampire with shaggy hair and a short beard turned to Carlisle.
You couldn’t help but glare at him. Seeing that the staring hadn’t stopped once you looked away, you created a dragon made of fire and had it fly around the room. You smirked in amusement as every vampire, besides the Cullens as they were used to your antics, flinch away as it went near them.
Nearly every vampire there now looked at you with slight fear in their eyes, all except one. He was very attractive and had red eyes like most of the vampires there, but he was looking at you in awe and amazement.
“Everyone, this is Y/N. She is a witch who has agreed to help.” You turned your attention to Edward who came to your side.
“That was quite the show you put on, my dear.” It was the shaggy vampire from earlier.
You raised an eyebrow. “I’ve learned that it’s much more effective to show first and explain later.”
After that, people went back to their individual conversations. You smiled when you saw that the attractive vampire from before still had his eyes on you. This time, he was smiling at you. A smile formed on your face in response.