Imagine Caius and Athenodora adopting you. (Caius Volturi X Reader)
Caius and Athenodora adopt a child.
You stood with Carlisle in the middle of the throne room. Your hand tightly holding his. You were uncertain, shy, you needed time to comprehend what was happening. “Everything on the human end is taken care of.” Carlisle said with a small smile lifting your hands gesturing to the scowling blonde. “They’re yours.” The blonde mans scowl began to fade into startled disbelief. He slowly got up from his throne and moved down the stairs toward the middle of the room. He knelt on one knee in front of you, his eyes glued to you. Carlisle looked down at you and gestured to Caius with his hand that was connected to yours. “It’s okay, this is daddy.” You looked up suddenly at Carlisle, you knew that word and didn’t notice the small gasp Caius made at your response. You slowly pointed meekly at Caius. “Daddy?” Carlisle nodded. You slowly took a few steps forward within arm’s reach of Caius. He slowly lifted his hand as to not scare you and gently moved your hair from your face, brushing it back, ignoring the small knots and lifting his fingers away, leaving them undisturbed. The cool air hit your face and you took another step forward. You looked at him one last time before leaning forward and wrapping your arms around his shoulders leaning in for a hug. Caius’ cold hand rubbed your back the other returning the hug. He was taken aback at how you clung to him tightly as though he’d disappear.
Not long later Caius was walking you down a different hall, your young age didn’t take well to the long narrow hallway so after a short time you were grabbing at Caius. A smile grew on his face as he bent down and lifted you bridal style. You squirmed in discomfort in his arms. “What? Isn’t this how I hold a four year old?” Caius said looking at Demetri and Felix with a knowing smile. “No!” You squeaked continuing to struggle. “Oh…is it perhaps like this? Surely this is how I hold you…” Caius said swinging your legs over his shoulder holding you upside down. “No!” You squealed. “It’s not?” Caius said in ‘confusion’. “I’ll show you!” “You show me.” Caius smiled lowering you to a stand. Once your feet were planted on the ground you raised your arms and Caius lifted you to his hip. “Oh this is how? I’ve never had a four year old before.” Caius said in ‘awe’. “Where are we going?” “To meet your mother.” Caius said looking at you.
Across the room was two chairs. One had its back to you and the other wasn’t the side. A woman with black hair turned to you as Caius’ hand rested on the top of your head, softly working his fingers through your hair. The woman with black hair and red lips smiled in amusement before looking at the chair beside her.You couldn’t see the blonde sitting in the other chair. Her eyes were wide, she was softly inhaling in disbelief despite no need for air. Her face broke into a whirlwind of emotion, as though she could have cried. “Athenodora, come meet our child.” Caius said softly. After a few moments of silence she slowly rose coming into your view with her back still turned. The woman had long, blonde, spiraling hair running down her back, two pieces of hair pinned back. “Yes, Athenodora, that is what you think it is. Now get a move on.” The dark haired woman rolled her eyes, she was eager to see the meeting. The blonde slowly exhaled moving between the chairs and slowly moving toward you. Caius’ soft movements on your hair kept you calm. It was clear you weren’t sure of what was going on.
Athenodora struggled to find the will to lift her gaze from the floor. She was riddled with fear, fear of finally getting what she had always wanted and to lay eyes on you, only for you to be ripped from her. If you were to leave her, she wanted to live these moments as long as she could. It was only her husband’s call that shook her from her ridiculous thought and she slowly, with hope, lifted her eyes from the floor. It was like slow motion. She saw your small boots, then your tiny legs… your tiny hands…small shoulders then- Athenodora gasped falling to her knees when she saw your face for the first time. It was as though an angel had graced her presence, as though a miracle appeared in front of her very eyes. Chelsea and Corin moved forward to help her but Caius stopped them. “Give her a minute. (Y/N)…(Y/N), this is your mother.“ Your blank expression showed you didn’t understand. “That’s mummy.” Corin said lightly to you, gesturing to Athenodora. Your eyes lit up understanding what was going on. “Mummy?” Athenodora gasped as you looked up at Caius for reassurance. He lightly nudged you forward. “Go and say hello.”You staggered slightly within your first few steps but caught your balance. You stopped in front of her. Her skirts surrounding her. Athenodora stayed still before slowly brushing hair from your face. She waited for you to get comfortable. She didn’t rush you. Something told her to be patient. Surely enough you reached out. “Hi mummy…”. “Hello, sweetheart.” Athenodora managed out helping you reach her. You were conscious of her dress and so you couldn’t reach. She laughed slightly at your obvious ginger movements. She couldn’t care less about her dress at this moment. “It’s okay-” “I can’t reach, your dress is too big!” You leant down taking off your shoes, leaving you in your socks before jumping into Athenodora’s arms. “Oh my goodness!” She gasped with a grin, pulling you in for a hug. Your wrapped your legs around her waist. She straightened up whilst hugging you as Caius’ moved forward to meet you both.