Mate @naturefaustus

Sorry this one took a few days, it was very difficult to write. However I hope you enjoy it all the same.

The girls felt numb as they entered the hospital, Carlisle already speaking to a fellow coworker and his face said it all. It was not good. The three Kings, and Edward stayed close to the Swan sisters, Caius closer than his two soul brothers. They being able to make out the conversation, already their undead hearts breaking for the two young women in front of them. Edward looked to Aro, holding his left hand out, so the two mind readers could comment.

"This is going to break them.' Edward thought, as Aro listened. The older vampire, and king of their kind just eyed him for a moment.

'I know.' He thought back, his red eyes looking to his mate. 'Is it to bold of me to say that Amelia is the bigger Daddy's girl?'

'No, though Bella loves her father, she is more of her mother's daughter.' Edward sent back, right as Carlisle walked up. His golden eyes sang with guilt of the news he was about to deliver, but Amelia already knew.

"No." She sobbed out, but the head of the Cullen coven looked at her. Placing a hand on both girls shoulders for a moment.

"Bella, Amelia...I am so sorry." He stated, and that was all it took, Bella went down first and Edward followed. Her sobs filling the hospital lobby, as many looked to the two girls in pity.

Amelia stood there for the longest, silent tears streaming down her face as her mind tried to process. Her father was gone, the strongest man she had ever known. Sure he didn't have vampire strength, but that didn't matter. Her knees gave out and she was down, still no sounds left her mouth which was probably even more heartbreaking than her twins sobs. Staring at Carlisle's shoes, her mates had knelt down. Caius by her side first, as he was her boyfriend in Forks.

Aro took her hand softly, alarmed as he could not hear a single thought. Realization of the fact their mate had shut down, took over the three of them. He looked up to Carlisle for a little help, as the father/daughter bond that was there was strong still.

The dusty blonde nodded, as he knelt down. "Amelia, your going to stay with us through this." He told her calmly, and she blindly nodded, that being a good sign as she was still there; but gone at the same time. "The car is running, let us go." He whispered, picking the broken girl up.

Edward did the same to Bella, as they climbed into Carlisle's BMW. Aro riding with the monitor his mate better, while Caius and Marcus took the Mustang back. The radio was on just to see if Amelia would hear, just the country station. As the road back to the house, a particular song started playing. Carlisle about to change it, but Amelia's hand shot up to stop him. Bella's sobs calmed down enough so she could listen to the song.

I remember daddy's hands folded silently in prayer

And reachin' out to hold me, when I had a nightmare

You could read quite a story in the callous' and lines

Years of work and worry had left their mark behind

The three vampires listened calmly, understanding why Amelia made Carlisle stay on the station, Bella had completely stopped sobbing. Now, simple tears streamed down her face, her brown eyes staring at her sister. Practically seeing the threads of strength slowly snapping, knowing the silence was going to break from Amelia. This has always been a favorite song to both girls as they used to dance and sing around their dad with the song playing.

I remember daddy's hands how they held my mama tight

And patted my back for something done right

There are things that I'd forgotten that I loved about the man

But I'll always remember the love in daddy's hands

Aro noted that her thoughts could be heard slowly, and timid. 'My father is dead….no he can't be, this is just a dream. A really shitty dream.' He understanding the denial, as he kissed her head calmly. 'My hand wouldn't be throbbing in a dream…' Tears slowly made themselves known once more, as they began streaming down her face.

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin'

Daddy's hands were hard as steel when I'd done wrong

Daddy's hands weren't always gentle but I've come to understand

There was always love in daddy's hands

Bella moved slowly, looking at Aro but not really caring if he had a problem with her coming closer or not. Her arms wrapping around her sister, and slowly Amelia returned the embrace. It was timid, and weak but the embrace was there. Her breathing became heavier, as it was beginning to sink in.

I remember daddy's hands workin' 'til they bled

Sacrificed unselfishly just to keep us all fed

If I could do things over, I'd live my life again

And never take for granted the love in daddy's hands

Amelia let lose a soft cry at first that began to slowly build, not wanting to seem weak but she couldn't control it anymore. Ignoring everyone around her, except for Bella. She loved Aro, she did and he knew that; but her sister understood more at this moment.

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin'

Daddy's hands were hard as steel when I'd done wrong

Daddy's hands weren't always gentle but I've come to understand

There was always love in daddy's hands

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin'

Daddy's hands were hard as steel when I'd done wrong

Daddy's hands weren't always gentle but I've come to understand

There was always love in daddy's hands

When the song ended, both girls were sobbing, and the car pulled up to the house. Slowly untangling, Edward took Bella back, and Aro gently lifted Amelia out of the vehicle. The Cullen siblings and mother were all out waiting, as was the guard. However, one look at the girls and they knew. Alice moved towards Bella and Edward, though she wanted to run to Amelia as well, however Jane beat her to that. Aro glared at the blonde guard member, and she shrank back in understanding. Caius and Marcus walking up, both kissing their mates head.

"Two beds have been set up, one in the guest room the other in Edward's." Esme whispered, her heart breaking at the sight of her two daughters. She cared not if they were human, loving them both the moment they became part of the family.

Jasper sent out calming feelings to both girls, to which Amelia and Bella were thankful. He wished he could do more, but unfortunately he could not take all of their pain away. His told eyes watching as both were carried into the house and up to where they would be sleeping for the time being.

"Renee will try and convince the girls to go back to Jacksonville with her." Alice spoke softly.

"With the newborns will that be bad?" Rosalie reasoned.

Alice shook her head. "I doubt they are going though."

"I agree." Carlisle whispered. "Our home is open if they wish to stay, if they wish to live in their father's house we are still a call away."

Rosalie nodded. "I know, I'm just saying..they being with their mother during this time probably wouldn't be terrible."

"Amelia's bond with her mother is weak, and Bella's own is slowly weakening." The voice of Marcus spoke. Everyone turned that was outside. "The maternal bond to Esme is much stronger."

Esme's heart soared, but she didn't voice it as this was not the time. "It is the girls decision."

Meanwhile upstairs, Amelia curled between Aro and Caius as Marcus went down to straighten up a conversation. Her soft little sobs muffled only by Aro's broad, clothed chest. His hand threading through her red curls, as Caius rubbed her back slowly; their actions doing little to calm her. They weren't expecting it however, but her body did stop shaking to a degree.

"That's it, mia cara. Let it out, we are staying by your side." Caius whispered softly to her, this was going to be a long week for her. The year ruined, and so many questions left unanswered. Questions they wanted to answer for her, but wouldn't be able to until the autopsy, and the girls were allowed to see the body which would be a day or two. Then the funeral would have to be planned, everyone knowing the girls really did not wish to deal with any of this. Luckily they had vampire support, so the expenses within the funeral would be handled, that would be made clear.

Amelia and Bella's only concern now, was getting through this heartache, which would take time, knowing their parents would one day leave; but not like this. They had wanted to give a proper goodbye, but perhaps this was better than having to fake their death. Watching their father cope with that would be difficult, but even so their father was gone way to soon. He wouldn't see Bella walk down the Aisle after graduation, or hell be there for graduation.

Feeling the bed sink down at the bottom, told Amelia that Marcus had returned. She felt a bit of peace, knowing her three mates weren't going to leave her side, unless to clear things up, or hunt. She held no ill will to either situation, her mates grateful for that. Knowing this was difficult, but she still was understanding to their needs, just as they were to hers.

"Amore?" Marcus whispered, as her sobs began calming down slowly. She turned her head slightly in acknowledgement, as Carlisle walked in with to her surprise Starbucks fraps. Her mates looked up at him, as she sat up slowly.

"I know this will do little, but-" Carlisle was cut off as she hugged him.

"Thank you." She replied, as Marcus took the carrier so the blonde could return to embrace. The three Volturi males didn't seem to mind, due to the bond.

"You are always welcomed here." He whispered.

Amelia nodded smiling, before letting go to return to the bed. Carlisle handing her the green one as it was her favorite. "Matcha?"

"I know you." He replied with a smile, before he left to deliver the Strawberry Cream to Bella. Her mates staring at the green drink in her hand in confusion.

"Matcha?" Caius asked.

"It's a variation of Japanese green tea." She replied. "This one is just frozen, to me it has a sweet and earthy flavor." She answered calmly, as she sipped the frozen drink through the straw. Her eyes were still puffy and red, and a tear or two fell every now and then.

Caius however suddenly realized much to his and his brothers annoyance when it dawned on them. As Carlisle was able to do something, they had failed to do. He offered a small distraction to the pain and loss she was going through at the moment. Her eyes focused on him soon though, as she had picked up on the annoyance.

"What is wrong?" She asked, moving to place a hand over his.

"I feel as if we will never be able to give the same level of comfort as Carlisle." Caius muttered, making her eyes shoot open in surprise.

"Why would you think that?" She asked.

He looked at her, before answering. "He was able to distract you, and give a sense of calmness that we had not been able to."

Looking at her mates, Amelia sighed before giving a gently but pained filled smile. "You did more, you gave me the shoulder I needed. If you weren't here, I wouldn't have had the strength to let go, and let loose the pain I feel." Realization dawned on her mates face, and a gentle giggle escaped her as they looked damn proud of themselves for a moment. Marcus wrapping his arms around her mid section for a moment, not hindering her from her drink in the slightest. "Also, Carlisle has known me just a little longer, which is no fault of anyone's. Just how life has worked out, either way I am thankful. Though he will never replace my dad, I am thankful he is like another one."

"You hold the bond of father and daughter to him, that is why. You will always love your biological father, and the bond is still and always will be strong. Carlisle, however is your soul father." Marcus replied calmly, and a new wave of peace filled Amelia at that.

"Thank you for telling me." She whispered.

Aro smiled softly. "Would you like to rest, mia cara?" He asked softly.

Amelia nodded, before giving an innocent look to him. "Sarai il mio cuscino?" She asked, gaining three chuckles.

"Certo, la mia colomba." Aro replied, as Caius took the cup and placed it upon the night stand. Her body soon curled back up to Aro's chest, as Marcus continued to hold her.

Holding her arms out to her fair blonde mate soon after. "Orsacchiotto di peluche?" Aro and Marcus started to laugh a bit louder, as Caius eyed her for a moment.

His body however, entered her arms calmly and she grinned. "Solo per te." He whispered, as she yawned and slowly fell asleep.


The next morning, both girls were downstairs eating pancakes that Esme had made. Though they had played with the food mainly, managing only to get a few bites in. At least some of it was eaten. Nerves were going haywire, as they were going to be able to see their father later in the afternoon. Emmett and Rosalie, were going to pick up their mother and Phil at the airport that evening. Amelia wasn't to thrilled that Renee was coming, as she knew the woman would try to convince them to go with her. It wasn't going to happen, but the woman had a way of ranting and hovering.

Alice took the girls plates, when it was obvious they weren't going to finish the food. She cleaned the dishes, before rejoining them at the table,everyone sat with them.

"Thank you." Amelia whispered.

"Your welcome." She replied, before Amelia stood and hugged the seer. Alice held her close in return, before she hugged Esme as well.

Esme kissed her head, as only a mother would, and Amelia smiled into the hug. "Your safe here." She whispered.

"Thank you." Amelia whispered, sitting back down across from her sister and between Aro and Jasper. Edward looking at her with wide eyes, as he had heard the silent comment in her head. 'Mom.'

Marcus looked up, as Esme and Amelia's bond went from a soft lavender to a bright lilac instantly. Telling him that the bond of mother and daughter was complete for the two, and would always hold true. He touched Aro's hand to relay the message, and a bright happy smile formed on the coven leader's face. At least one good thing was coming from this.

"You girls ready, I was able to get you in early?" Carlisle asked, as he walked up slowly. Bella and Amelia stood instantly, wanting to get this over with. Both of their mate's were going with them, as they walked out.

Please dont be mad that I killed off Charlie, I just think it was necessary for the story. Go ahead, and hate me for it, but I just think it would have been easier in the long run. Bella won't ever age and so that would raise some questions as Charlie grew older, and Amelia will be in Volterra never aging eventually so that would raise questions if she got to visit, and so that is the reason why.

Sarai il mio cuscino : Will you be my pillow?

Certo, la mia colomba : Of course, my dove

Orsacchiotto di peluche : Teddy bear?

Solo per te : Only for you.

Nature Faustus

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