I’m having such a super awesome weekend with capitalAB that I almost forgot to post Malice today. Oopsies.
Lots of people have commented about the Volturi and why the Cullens haven’t warned Bella about them. I just wanted to remind everyone that this is AU and I’ve taken lots of liberties with canon facts. If you remember from HITGOS (which you probably don’t because I wrote it 50 bazillion years ago), Edward explains they keep their existence a secret because:
“There is rumored to be a clan of vampires who insist our existence be kept a secret. Supposedly they destroy those who breach the law—no questions asked. Some believe they have special powers, ways of knowing when a violation is made.”
“But you don’t?”
He shrugged noncommittally. “It seems far-fetched, and if anyone has seen them, they haven’t lived to tell about it. Besides, where are they now? Not here with us.” Bella swallowed nervously as her eyes scanned the room. “Regardless of proof, we still obey the rule. Like I said, survival is our strongest instinct.”
I’m not saying whether or not they exist, just that this isn’t canon, and the Cullens don’t have the knowledge or relationship with the Volturi as they do in Twilight. So keep an open mind and enjoy the ride. :)