Sekhmet was the lioness-headed goddess of war and destruction. She was the sister and wife of Ptah. She was created by the fire of Re’s eye. Re created her as a weapon of vengence to destroy men for their wicked ways and disobedience to him. She is generally portrayed as a woman with the head of a lioness surmounted by the solar disk and the uraeus. The name “Sekhmet” comes from the root sekhem which means “to be strong, mighty, violent”. She was identified with the goddess Bastet, and they were called the Goddesses of the West (Sekhmet) and the East (Bastet). Both were shown with the heads of lionesses
Anuket was originally a water goddess from Sudan. Her name meant, “to embrace” which was interpreted to mean that her embrace during the annual Nile floods fertilized the fields. Later, she became a goddess of lust, whose attributes and cult were obscene. However, her cult’s origins can be traced back to the Old Kingdom. She is closely associated with Nubia. She is not an imported goddess though. Anuket was generally depicted as a woman wearing a tall headdress made either of reeds or of ostrich feathers, often holding a sceptre and the ankh symbol, but was occasionally shown in the form of a gazelle.
“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.
You were gathered around with a few other nomads, chatting
about the best spots to feed while in Forks. You froze suddenly when you felt a small tug in your chest. Your lips curved into a frown
and you turned around to see Carlisle and Esme come back with another coven. Nothing of import.
It was dark
outside as you sat by the lake. Moonlight illuminated the whole place and was
reflected in the water, beautified your surroundings. There were animal sounds coming
from the woods behind you and you loved listening to them. You closed your
eyes, enjoying this beautiful moment. Nothing was better than sitting by the
lake at night where nothing and no one could disturb you. When you came here,
you could think about everything. Sometimes you would make a picnic on your own
or read your favorite books. Sometimes you sat here, all alone, and admired the
nature’s beauty. But this time you were here to meet Benjamin. You already made
your decision a long time ago. Honestly, you hadn’t told anyone about your
plan, because it wasn’t anyone’s business anyway. The most you were afraid of
was Benjamin. What would he think when you said you wanted to spend all
eternity with him? What would he say when you told him he should turn you into
You met him
seven months ago at Reneesme’s birthday. Your sister Bella invited everyone, who
helped them once to protect your little niece from the Volturi. So Benjamin was
there too. The way you two met was kind of funny. You were in a hurry because
Nessie was very thirsty and wouldn’t stop complaining and whining. She didn’t
feel very well either, she was ill but despite her sickness Bella wanted to
throw a birthday party for her so she could feel a little bit better. Well, as
you were in the kitchen and poured orange juice into Nessie’s favorite cup, you
heard someone entering the room. When you quickly turned around, you bumped
into somebody and accidentally spilled the whole content on the person.
there, not really sure what to do and what to say for a moment. Then you faced
him. A young and handsome boy was in front of you. You were instantly
mesmerized by his beauty. He was a bloody-red -eyed boy with curly black hair. Not
to mention his smile. He was beyond beautiful. You stared at each other for a
long time. Then, you slowly woke up from your rigidity and noticed the mess you
created. “Oh my god! I’m so sorry!” You called. You began to rub his shirt with
your sleeve but made it only worse. “It’s alright.” He calmly said, pulling
your hands in his. “It doesn’t matter.” You blushed out of embarrassment and
hoped he wouldn’t notice. Once he saw your red cheeks, he chuckled which made
you blush even more. “May I introduce myself?” He asked, putting a kiss on your
knuckles. “I’m Benjamin from the Egyptian coven. You must be (Y/N), Bella’s sister.
It’s a pleasure to meet you.” You only nodded. You were totally dumb-founded
from his sweet manners.
was interrupted when Edward came into the kitchen, asking where you have been
so long, but when he saw Benjamin’s ruined shirt, he understood. After a few
minutes, you three joined the party again. Benjamin was wearing one of Edward’s
shirts he offered him. And you must say: it suited him very well. He looked even more
attractive than he already was. The whole evening you spend time with Benjamin,
talking and getting to know each other. You felt very comfortable around him
and enjoyed the way he was treating you. As the party was over and everyone
started to leave you felt kind of sad, because you knew Benjamin would leave
too. You accompanied him to the door
where he gently kissed your cheek. “Until next time.” He whispered in your ear
before he left.
You met a
few weeks after. Since then you found a very beautiful relationship.
thoughts were interrupted by a hand on your shoulder. You turned around, only
to look into your boyfriends eyes. Your heart skipped a beat, like always when
you saw him. He made you so happy and all you wanted was to spend your whole
life with him. “Hello, my love.” He greeted as he sat down next to you. “Hey,
handsome.” You returned. “What are you doing here on your own?” Benjamin
inquired. You shrugged your shoulders. “Nothing. Just thinking.” He nodded
understandingly. Suddenly, you became really nervous and your hands were
know how to tell him your plan. What if he refused? He noticed the strain of
your body, glancing at you questioningly. “What’s the matter, Love?” He asked
but you stood silent. “You know you can tell me everything.” You stared at his
face, saving all his features in your mind. Oh god, how much you loved this
man! And you were sure that you wanted to spend your life by his side. “I do.”
You responded and placed your lips on his soft once. You kissed each other
gently. You laid your hands on his shoulders, he put your head between his
hands and deepened the kiss. When you pulled away for air, he put loving kisses
on your neck. He loved to tease you. When he kissed your weak spot, a little
moan escaped your lips. “God, Benjamin.” You hold tighter onto him, your nails
digging into his delicate flesh as he began to lick and suck your weak spot. “Bite
me.” You whispered. Suddenly, he pulled away from you like something had burned
him. “What?” He panted. His face lost all color and he looked very pale.
your lower lip, uncertain if you should tell him after his reaction.
Nevertheless, you tried. “I want you to bite me.” You repeated. Benjamin took a
deep breath while looking at you bewildered. He knew this conversation would
come one day and hoped it would never happen. He ran his hands through his
face. He didn’t want to do this. It was not that he did not love you, he loved
you so dearly, but the transformation was such a painful progress and he did
not want to see you in pain. Especially when he caused it.
(Y/N). I’m afraid I can’t do this.” You
looked to the ground, trying to hold your tears back. “Why?” Your voice was
hoarse and you hardly pushed yourself back from crying. “Don’t you love me?” He turned to you, lifting up your chin so he
could look into your eyes. “Of course I love you, (Y/N). How can you even think
otherwise? I love you more than I love myself. You’re my life.”
you want to change me then?” You asked quietly. “It’s the pain I want to save
you from.” Benjamin explained. “Believe me, I went through so much pain. The transformation
isn’t as easy as you think. It hurts a lot. It feels like someone would stab
your whole body.”
fingers slid softly along your boyfriend’s cheek. “I don’t care how much pain
it’s going to cause me. I know it’ll be worth it. You’re worth everything.” You
offered him a loving smile. “But-“ He
wanted to speak but you interrupted him. “No buts! I love you and I trust you!”
about Bella?” He asked quite insecure. “She will understand.” You assured him.
He didn’t look very impressed. “Please, Ben. I love you so much. I need you by my
and then nodded. “Okay.” You grinned at him widely and threw your arms around
his neck. “Let’s hope that Bella isn’t going to kill us.” He said jokingly. You
laughed but it got stuck in your throat when you felt his sharp teeth sink into
your neck, draining blood from your body. You felt the venom running like sharp
needles through your veins. Your whole body was burning. You had the urge to
scream but muffled it by biting on your fist. It was your decision after all.
Benjamin had warned you. You whined and dug your nails into his neck while he
was patting you hair and trying to soothe you. “It’s alright. It’s alright, Love.
It will be over.” The pain was unbearable.
became unable to breathe and your heart was getting to a halt. You felt
yourself losing your consciousness and your weak body collapsed in your lover’s
arms. “Forever.” You heard Benjamin
whisper before everything went black.