Chapter Twenty-Eight

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Damn you, ever-nagging plot bunnies ... I just can't get this one out of my head. I am focusing on one story, but I wanted to get a foundation on this new one. So, here we go ... This will be similar to Buying Love, Friends with Benefits, Mafia Princess and The One That Got Away, with shorter chapters and weekly updates: I'm planning on keeping the update schedule with this one ... Sunday updates, Wednesday teasers.

Now, I've got the climax of the story planned. This was the first part ... with Alice's vision. All the cards will settle and things will come to an explosive head. Who will make it? Who will win? Who will be sacrificed? Anyhow, leave me some loving ... thank you for reading!

Chapter Twenty-Eight

EPOV

As each day passed, Alice's visions were becoming more refined. We learned names of the key players involved in Aro's army. Aro was a dark elf and he was leading everyone with his plan of conquering the world, spreading evil over the planet. Jacob was the alpha wolf, leading Sam, Quil and Embry, members of the core wolf pack. There were a few other shapeshifters, but, they were nowhere as strong as Sam, Quil and Embry. Finally, there were some vampires, a group of enforcers. Demetri and Felix were the muscle, while two smaller vampires, Jane and Alec, a pair of incestuous twins, were the magical terrorizers. However, their sensitivity to sunlight, made their powers limited. They could only attack at night and they needed to feed often.

With each tidbit of information, it banded our growing army closer together. Also, more creatures came to help in training and to grow their magical knowledge. Part of the creatures coming in were here to help them train, but most of them were there to protect me and Bella. We were the leaders of the magical community in North America. If something happened to us, well, I didn't want to imagine it.

Carmen and Marcus continued to work at the legal aid office, maintaining the human façade. Tanya, the shapeshifter, had taken over my position in the office. Carmen said she was good, but I was better. It made me remember that I missed practicing law. I'm not going to lie, but I could not even begin to fathom trying to balance my job and the rigorous training schedule, learning spells and mastering my art. I would go to bed, exhausted, physically and mentally. The only solace I had was being with Bella. Despite our exhaustion from training and expanding our magical knowledge, we always found times to make love, solidifying and fortifying our mating bond. It was only with her that I found peace and true happiness; where I felt most loved and protected. I knew the feeling was mutual. Bella tried to move closer to me whenever we made love, keeping her mind open to me and showing me what my love did to her, how she felt.

The only downfall of not interacting in the human world was the isolation we felt. Bella and I wanted to go out, have dates and spend time with our growing circle of friends. Peter and Charlotte, along with Carmen and Eleazar, felt that it would be important that we stayed in hiding. If we needed to go somewhere, we'd be heavily guarded. Deciding that heavy guard would be too much of a burden, we stayed put and poured ourselves into our training.

During our training, Jasper suggested that we have tracking chips implanted. As we were sitting around a fire, that Bella so kindly started for us, Jasper pressed it. "It's just a suggestion. What happens if we get caught? How will we be found?"

"Do you have that kind of technology?" I asked.

"We have a prototype," Emmett answered, holding up tiny bottle with a chip inside.

"Where did you get that?" Bella questioned, looking at the bottle.

"Esme and Carlisle wanted me to implant it into Alice," Jasper frowned. Alice's eyes grew almost comically large, as did mine. "They were adamant that Alice would never see you, Edward. They wanted this injected into her thigh so they could track her every movement."

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